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Oxbotica, a spin-out from Oxford University’s Mobile Robotics Group, launched its new Selenium mobile autonomy software solution with a purpose-built concept vehicle named Geni. Selenium can work in pedestrianized environments as well as roads and motorways, and is not reliant... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Green Car Congress
The US Department of Energy (DOE) selected Argonne National Laboratory to lead a consortium of university, private sector and national laboratory partners for a new, medium- and heavy-duty truck technical track under the US-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Truck... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Members of the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) released an overview of comprehensive Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices developed as a proactive measure to further enhance vehicle cybersecurity throughout the industry. The creation of Best Practices follows the release... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Earlier this week, the European Commission published a strategy for low-emission mobility, which sets out guiding principles to Member States to prepare for the future. EU legislation currently refers to low-emission vehicles as vehicles having tailpipe emissions below 50 g/km.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The European Commission found that truck makers MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco, and DAF broke EU antitrust rules by colluding for 14 years on truck pricing and on passing on the costs of compliance with stricter emission rules. The Commission has... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
A consortium of six R&D centers in the Basque Autonomous Community, Navarre and France—NEIKER-Tecnalia, National center of Renewable Energies (CENER), Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Association of Industry of Navarre (AIN), Association for the Environment and Safety in Aquitaine (APESA) and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories working at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have demonstrated that adding CO2 during the deconstruction phase of biofuel production successfully neutralizes the toxicity of ionic liquids,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
A report commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and prepared by Chuck Shulock finds that the California Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) regulations—also adopted by nine other states—requires a ‘tune-up’ to ensure the market expands well beyond current sale levels.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Unitel Technologies has been engaged by a major Southeast Asian conglomerate to supply its methanol reforming technology and engineering know-how for the construction, start-up and operation of an on-site Unitel M2H (1,000 Nm3/hour) hydrogen production system and a downstream hydrogen... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Total petroleum deliveries in June moved up by 2.8% from June 2015 to average 20.1 million barrels per day, according to figures from the American Petroleum Institute (API). These were the highest June deliveries in nine years, since 2007. Compared... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The Obama Administration has announced a series of actions from the Federal government, private sector, and states, as well as a new framework for collaboration for vehicle manufacturers, electric utilities, electric vehicle charging companies, and states, all geared towards accelerating... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the 2017 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 topics, including two subtopics focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The fuel cell subtopic includes... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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A team of researchers from the UK’s Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute and Queen’s University Belfast have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass—without significant pre-treatment—using sunlight and a metal-loaded titania photocatalyst. An open access... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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PSA Groupe is evaluating a free-piston engine linear-generator under development by Israel-based start-up Aquarius Engines for use as a range-extender in its electric vehicles. According to a report from Reuters, PSA Research and Development Director Gilles Le Borgne said that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has become the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), joining forces with more than 200 international companies promoting global sustainability. While Renault-Nissan develops the cars of the future, it also focuses on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Honda R&D Co., Ltd., a wholly owned R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., plans to collaborate with SoftBank Corp. and begin a joint research project toward application of the “emotion engine,” an artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by cocoro SB... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers have achieved unprecedented scalability in 3D-printed architectures of arbitrary geometry, opening the door to super-strong, ultra-lightweight and flexible metallic materials for aerospace, the military and the automotive industry. In a study published in Nature... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles appointed Mark Chernoby as the Group’s new Chief Technical Compliance Officer. This newly created role will assume responsibility for overseeing all regulatory compliance programs in FCA’s four operating regions, both in terms of safety and emissions, including... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Rocks formed beneath the ocean floor by fast-spreading tectonic plates may be a large and previously overlooked source of free hydrogen gas, a new Duke University study suggests. Their paper is published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Recent discoveries... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Ballard Power Systems signed a follow-on Technology Solutions contract with an unnamed leading global automotive OEM. Under the contract Ballard will provide expertise in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology in order to advance the customer’s membrane electrode assembly... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Elon Musk has, as promised, published his second “master plan,” composed with the help of all-nighters and the Gatsby soundtrack. Master Plan Part 1—public now for ten years—outlined (1) the creation of an expensive low-volume electric car (Roadster) to fund... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo to explore the use of the tequila producer’s blue agave plant fiber byproduct to develop more sustainable bioplastics to employ in Ford vehicles. Ford and Jose Cuervo are testing the agave-fiber-reinforced... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Internet of Things (IoT) platform company Drayson Technologies is partnering with Inmarsat and courier company Gophr to capture real-time data on carbon monoxide pollution levels in London. A recent report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Royal... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Chevrolet introduced the all-new Cruze (earlier post) in China. Cruze is the brand’s best-selling model both globally and in China, with more than 4 million sold since the first-generation model’s launch seven years ago. Customers have a choice of a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Chevrolet introduced the all-new Cruze (earlier post) in China. Cruze is the brand’s best-selling model both globally and in China, with more than 4 million sold since the first-generation model’s launch seven years ago. Customers have a choice of a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress