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UA professor comments on President Biden’s goals for electric vehicles    /  Fox 6

President Biden recently announced an executive order that would make half of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2030 zero-emission. Now, it was a non-binding order, but it…


Source: Fox 6    /    Published: August 16, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

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Drive to Succeed at Home and Abroad    /  UA News

Austin Pearson did not speak German when he came to The University of Alabama, but now has lived, learned and worked as an engineering student and intern in Germany as…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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University of Alabama researchers to design next-gen transportation system in west central Alabama    /  Alabama Newscenter

Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a smart transportation network that is…


Source: Alabama Newscenter    /    Published: October 3, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

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Ford, GM invest billions in self-driving cars amid uncertain future    /  Fox Business

The key question is how to monetize that data and it has industry leaders stumped, according to Bharat Balasubramanian, a former executive at Daimler AG and current professor at the…


Source: Fox Business    /    Published: July 28, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

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Red Light. Green Light.    /  UA News

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because congested areas have no other option.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 24, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , ,   

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Tesla under pressure as rivals prepare to launch new electric models    /  Fox Business

“Electric cars were not as disruptive as we all thought,” said Bharat Balasubramanian, a former Mercedes-Benz executive and head of the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies. “There’s…


Source: Fox Business    /    Published: June 19, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

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UA to receive $8 million grant to improve traffic control systems in West Alabama    /  ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

The University of Alabama is getting an $8 million grant to help improve traffic control systems in west Alabama. The money comes from the US Department of Transportation. It will be…


Source: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)    /    Published: March 30, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

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UA Leading Transportation Project to Improve West Alabama Traffic    /  UA News

In a partnership with federal, state and local agencies, The University of Alabama is leading a more than $16 million project to transform traffic operations in West Alabama and provide leading-edge research to address societal transportation needs.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 29, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

What GM’s layoffs could mean for Alabama’s auto industry    /  AL.com

The auto industry is still trying to process the effect of yesterday’s planned layoffs by GM … There are some dangers though. Bharat Balasubramanian, a professor of mechanical engineering and…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: November 28, 2018    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

UA engineering students return from year working, studying in Germany

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A University of Alabama exchange program is combining automotive engineering and the German language to create unique opportunities for students to expand and explore their future careers….


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: November 7, 2018    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

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