• Vanderbilt University

    AI-powered cruise control system may pave the way to fuel efficiency and traffic relief

    Left, Professor of Computer Science Jonathan Sprinkle reviews experiment with volunteer drivers. Right, Professor of Civil Engineering Daniel Work discusses the experiment with a volunteer driver (Vanderbilt University) The CIRCLES Consortium, consisting of Vanderbilt University, UC Berkeley, Temple University and Rutgers University-Camden, in coordination with Nissan… Read More

    Nov. 23, 2022

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    Robby Perry, BE’19, packed his four Vanderbilt years with experiences

    Once a week since his first year at Vanderbilt, Robby Perry’s alarm clock went off at 4 a.m. so he could show up to work the 4:30 to 7 a.m. breakfast shift at the Nashville Rescue Mission. Perry, a mechanical engineering and economics double major, said his college experience was… Read More

    May. 30, 2019

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    Nissan values fresh eyes on assembly plant design challenges

    Mark Larson of Nissan North America inspects an over-under parts handler powered by gravity and designed by graduating senior mechanical engineering students in 2017. (John Russell/Vanderbilt University) For more than five years, Nissan North America has sponsored engineering senior design projects share the goal of improving safety, workflow and efficiency… Read More

    Jul. 10, 2018

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    Battery-switching device promises more road time for Tesla, Leaf drivers

    Nissan Leafs, which go about 107 miles on a charge, often don’t graduate beyond commuter car status due to battery-life worries. The mass-market, standard Tesla Model 3 can travel double that distance, which is still limiting on long road trips. Both batteries could work about 50 percent longer with a… Read More

    Nov. 20, 2017

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    Engineering grad gets cameo in Nissan’s Super Bowl commercial

    Race car driver and engineering alumnus Brad Jaeger can be seen very briefly in a 90-second Nissan commercial during the 2015 Super Bowl on Feb. 1 featuring the relationship between a race car driver and his… Read More

    Feb. 6, 2015