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A new report by the EU’s Joint Research Center (JRC) explores how connected vehicles and intelligent systems could change transport and the (r)evolution these changes could bring to people’s lives. The report serves as a first input to anticipated policy... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Transport for London (TfL) has informed Uber London Limited that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after the expiration of its current licence on 30 September. TfL said that it has concluded that Uber London... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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According to a new report from Navigant Research (Market Data: EV Geographic Forecasts), 2017 sales of PEVs in North America are on track to be 50% greater than in 2016. Beyond 2017, sales are likely to continue to grow, but... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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During its Capital Markets Day presentations, specialty chemicals company Johnson Matthey said it will invest an initial £200 million (US$270 million) starting in 2018 to build capacity to drive growth in a market which could be more than $30 billion... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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BorgWarner will be supplying its advanced high-voltage positive temperature coefficient (PTC) cabin heating technology for a new electric vehicle (EV) for a globally known EV automaker. BorgWarner’s technology features more efficient use of energy while providing rapid cabin heating. Limited... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, announced the availability of an automotive reference design system (ARDS) that provides a plug-and-play platform for developing automotive imaging systems. The modular approach of OmniVision’s ARDS allows automotive imaging-system... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Baidu, Inc. announced the release of Apollo 1.5, the latest iteration of the company’s Apollo open-source autonomous driving platform that has gathered 70 strong partners so far. (Earlier post.) The company also announced a 10 billion RMB ($1.5 billion) Apollo... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The Nikkei reports that the Japanese government will ease regulations on hydrogen refueling stations, with the goal of making the refueling points less costly to set up and to operate in the hope of spurring the adoption of fuel cell... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Studies have shown that air pollution can have negative effects on cardiovascular health and life expectancy. Now new research indicates that it is also harmful to the kidneys. The study, which appears in an open access paper in the Journal... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Growth Energy reports that Magellan Midstream Partners, the Tulsa, Okla.-based transportation, storage, and distribution company, is now offering blending services for E15—a fuel with 15 percent ethanol—throughout their midcontinent terminal system. Magellan owns the longest refined petroleum product pipeline system... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Mercedes-Benz will set up electric vehicle production in the United States. The company plans to produce EQ-branded SUV models at MBUSI (Mercedes-Benz US International), its Tuscaloosa, Alabama facility. At the time being launched, the EQ models will feature the latest... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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In 2010, leading global steelmaker ArcelorMittal launched its S-in motion range of lightweight steek solutions. (Earlier post.) Since then, the company has steadily expanded the range of solutions, which now cover many other types of vehicles and vehicle parts, including... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Researchers at Cornell led by Professor Lyndon Archer, in collaboration with Professor Ravishankar Sundararaman at Rensselaer Polytechnic, have demonstrated a new technique for enabling the use of high-capacity lithium metal anodes in rechargeable batteries. In a paper in the journal... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Stuttgart Airport has started using Neste MY Renewable Diesel to reduce its CO2 emissions and as part of the climate program of Baden-Württemberg’s state airport in Germany. All the ground fleet vehicles which are not electrified, such as the trucks... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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HRL Laboratories researchers have developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys—including types Al7075 and Al6061—that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys. These alloys are very desirable for aircraft and automobile parts and have been... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Members of Tulane University’s Shantz Lab will collaborate with scientists from chemical science company SACHEM to develop next-generation materials to reduce automotive emissions. SACHEM is funding the effort. Under the direction of Daniel Shantz, a professor of chemical and biomolecular... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
A chemical engineer from the University of Houston is leading a $2.1-million project to find new catalytic materials that work at lower exhaust temperatures, allowing automakers to build vehicles that operate more efficiently while retaining the ability to clean emissions... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected eight projects to negotiate for up to $15 million in total DOE funding to optimize integrated biorefineries. These projects will work to solve research and developmental challenges encountered for the successful scale-up and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) produce significantly lower CO2 and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, cause virtually no particulate emissions and are significantly quieter than conventional diesel trucks. Hence, Volkswagen Group Logistics, together with Scania, a brand of the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Delphi Automotive PLC signed a commercial partnership agreement with BlackBerry Limited under which Blackberry will provide the QNX operating system for Delphi’s autonomous driving system. Delphi and BlackBerry QNX will collaborate to bolster software performance and safety in their operating... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
The United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of Rostec State Corporation) signed a memorandum with the Chinese company AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co., Ltd. (AECC CAE). The Memorandum determines the objectives and main principles of interaction in the joint development of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Navigant Research forecasts that the transportation segment, with hydrogen demand as a catalyst, will jump-start power-to-gas (P2G) demand and further drive down electrolyzer and other infrastructure costs. P2G—the conversion of electrical power into gaseous energy carriers—has been held back from... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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ABB has received another major order from energy supplier EnBW for the expansion of the charging column network on German highways. By the end of 2017, ABB will have delivered an additional 117 50 kW rapid-charging columns at the locations... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to combine their European steel activities in a 50/50 joint venture. Their aim is to create a leading European flat steel player to be positioned as quality and technology leader.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Hong-Kong-based Sinotruk has made an initial purchase of UQM PowerPhase DT (drivetrain) systems (earlier post) for implementation and evaluation in their commercial vehicles. This is the first step towards the long term strategy of utilizing UQM electric drive products across... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress