Stanford researchers explore reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants in the transport sector by improving the existing transportation system and creating a low-carbon system for the future. Engineers are developing incentive mechanisms and societal networks to reduce congestion-related pollution and promote alternatives to driving. Other projects are exploring dashboard mileage gauges and other behavior modification techniques, providing cost information related to fuel efficiency and its impact on car purchases. Stanford engineers are developing a wide rage of other energy-saving technologies, from making fuel combustion in engines more efficient by capturing waste heat, to wirelessly charging electric vehicles as they drive down the highway, to enabling electric vehicle batteries to power the grid when needed.
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