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News in Review - November 2019 Charging the Road: Is the Electric Vehicle Ready to Take on Gas?

A recent study by the International Energy Agency found that North Americans drive the most-climate polluting vehicles in the world. Surprising when you think that we’ve entered an era where being environmentally responsible is such a popular movement. And electric vehicles (EVs) are available on the market. But drivers are not totally convinced about the cost, reliability and ease of ...
  • 2019
  • 00:11:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/20/2019

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The National Ottawa pushes electric vehicles, so why aren't drivers flocking to them?

Ottawa wants Canadian drivers to go green, offering new federal rebates to help pay for it. So why isn't everyone rushing out to take advantage of free money?
  • 2019
  • 00:05:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

The National ViewPoint | Self-driving cars and moral dilemmas

Self-driving cars must be programmed to consider moral dilemmas, reports technology futurist and researcher Jesse Hirsh. These robots on wheels will doubtlessly face scenarios where human life will be at risk, so among other considerations, Jesse argues that car companies will need to allow transparency around programming cars for moral decisions.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2017

The Nature of Things Dreams of the Future

We live in a world where technology is constantly changing, and keeping up with the latest everything can be a challenge. The Nature of Things asked Dr. Jennifer Gardy to explore current scientific research that will impact us all in the future. She travels from Toronto to Los Angeles, Tokyo, Munich and back to Vancouver exploring the brave new world of 3D ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/04/2015

The Nature of Things Supercar, Building the Car of the Future

With rising fuel prices and growing environmental concerns, never before has it been so urgent to imagine what next year’s car model might look like. But there is hope. All over the world there are people trying to figure out how to build an environmentally and socially sound version of the car. Join engineering professor Brian Fleck on a quest to ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 1998 Cutting Emissions: New Fuels for Cars

To a great extent in North America, and increasingly around the world, culture and economics have become based on the automobile. Our lifestyles, our urban development and our international trade are just some of the issues that highlight the impact on the planet of mass transportation and the proliferation of the automobile. In terms of our cars and how we ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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