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The U.S. Department of Energy said it is exploring the possibility of installing heat-sensing technologies to cool the gas engines of electric vehicles that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30 percent, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Energy Department officials did not provide any details about the technology, but said the department has already developed plans to develop and test such a solution.
“Our goal is to develop the best and most efficient cooling solution for electric vehicles, as we are confident that it will deliver significant reductions in greenhouse gas emission,” the department said in a statement.
The department also said it would explore how to use the technology to reduce vehicle fuel consumption and improve efficiency.
In the past, many companies have installed heat-seeking radar sensors to detect the heat of a vehicle.
In a test conducted in February 2016, Tesla Motors used infrared lasers to detect vehicle heat and a system to detect a vehicle’s position.
Tesla said it has installed heat sensing technology to help cool the engine in the Model S, the Model X, and the Model 3 electric vehicles.
But in recent years, companies have begun to develop other sensors to help detect vehicle temperatures, such as infrared sensors.
In 2017, Tesla also developed a prototype system that detects heat by tracking an object’s heat signature over a range of temperatures, which could be used for autonomous vehicles.
“Tesla has built a robust and proven system for heat sensing for its vehicles, including the Autopilot feature, and has developed several advanced applications for this technology for other applications, including for energy storage, safety, and other applications,” the company said in its statement.