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Researchers from Stanford University and the University of Tennessee report that high pressure could be the key to making advanced high-entropy alloys (HEAs, near-equiatomic solid solutions of multi-principal-elements that are promising for high-temperature applications, earlier post) that are lighter, stronger... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Green Car Congress
INFINITI LAB Toronto, an Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities accelerator program from premium car brand INFINITI, announced the nine startups that will participate in the inaugural four-week accelerator program in Toronto. The nine participating startups have raised $2.7... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Green Car Congress
WorldAutoSteel, the automotive group of the World Steel Association, has published a major update to Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines (AHSS Guidelines), Version 6.0. AHSS Guidelines Version 6.0 is a leading resource of technical best practices on the market today... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Green Car Congress
On Monday, Ford Motor Company announced the immediate replacement of Mark Fields as CEO by Jim Hackett, who had led Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016. Ford also announced changes in roles for three top executives: Jim Farley (Global... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Shell officially opened its Joint Research Center for Cleaner Mobility with Tsinghua’s Department of Automotive Engineering (DAE). Shell has partnered with Tsinghua University since 201 to provide students with the latest knowledge in lubricants technology. This new center will focus... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
SkyNRG and AEG Fuels completed the delivery of sustainable aviation biofuels for the Bombardier Business Aircraft demonstration fleet flying from KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands to the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. This is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Many established vendors and innovative startups are positioning solid-state light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technologies as a cost-effective means to industrialize reliable obstacle detection and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) in autonomous vehicles. ABI Research expects solutions to come to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The Volkswagen brand has set itself new, ambitious targets for reducing the environmental impact of production. By 2025, vehicles and components are to be produced in a way which is 45% more environmentally compatible than in 2010, the reference year... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and Technical University of Denmark have shown that thin alloy films of single-target co-sputtered platinum-yttrium exhibit up to 7x higher specific activity (13.4 ± 0.4 mA cm−2) for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Groupe Renault signed a final agreement for the acquisition of Intel’s French embedded software R&D activity based in Toulouse and Sophia-Antipolis, France. With this acquisition, Groupe Renault will be bringing in a full spectrum of skills to reinforce developments in... Continue reading
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At Volkswagen’s Wörthersee meeting this week, 13 apprentices from Volkswagen Wolfsburg and Sitech are presenting the first GTI that also features electric propulsion: the Golf GTI First Decade. A different team of 14 apprentices from Volkswagen Sachsen are also unveiling... Continue reading
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Ricardo demonstrated its new real-world driving emissions measurement service (earlier post), and discussed the first results from its road side vehicle monitoring research, at the Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE) in the UK earlier this week. Ricardo launched its... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The US Department of Energy will award 73 grants totaling $72 million to 68 small businesses in 24 states. Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, the latest selections are for Phase... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have logged more than 1 billion miles on E15. Today, E15 is sold at more than 800 retail... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
European car registrations totalled 1.22 million units in April 2017, a drop of 7.1% when compared to April 2016 and the largest monthly decline seen since March 2013, according to JATO Dynamics. Diesel vehicles witnessed a 15% decline in registrations;... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanisms of two families of software defeat devices for diesel engines: one used by the Volkswagen Group to pass emissions tests in the US and Europe, and a second found in Fiat... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, announced that Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in California has awarded New Flyer... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Based on a three-year study of toxic and environmentally relevant pollutants from gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines, Swiss researchers have concluded that some GDI engines emit just as many soot particles as unfiltered diesel cars did in the past. Further,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently signed bill HB2368, enabling the retail sale of isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road vehicles. The bill permits isobutanol to be used as an oxygenate in gasoline for on-road vehicles in Arizona. (More precisely, it removes isobutanol... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Volkswagen has selected the first six teams for the new start-up incubator at Volkswagen’s Gläserne Manufaktur (Transparent Factory, earlier post) in Dresden: the start-ups Smart City System from Nuremberg; LoyalGo from Dortmund; Tretbox from Berlin; and Ekoio from Leipzig were... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Continental is supplying the transmission control unit (TCU), sensor cluster unit (SUU), and application software for Great Wall Motor’s (GWM) seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT). The new 7DCT transmission is Great Wall’s first in-house developed automatic transmission; the new GWM luxury... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
by Haley Zaremba for Oilprice.com As oil prices remain unsteady and OPEC continues to make headlines every hour, the world is focused on oil’s immediate future. As Saudi Arabia announces plans to slash production and move their economy away from... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017) Reference case projects a decline in light-duty vehicle energy use between 2018 and 2040 as improvements in fuel economy more than offset increases in light-duty vehicle (LDV) miles. EIA... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
The Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ-ENRD) has filed a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler for using software defeat devices in nearly 104,000 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles (Model Years 2014-2016) with 3.0-liter... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
The Trump Administration released its proposed FY 2018 budget, which it calls “A New Foundation for American Greatness”. To help achieve the Administration’s overall budget goal in 10 years, the FY2018 budget includes $3.6 trillion in spending reductions over 10... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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