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The RoMulus (Robust multi-sensor technology for status monitoring in Industry 4.0 applications) research project project sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is focused on simplifying and accelerating the development and use of intelligent multi-sensor systems... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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A research team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has created the first high-performance, two-way oxide catalyst and filed a patent application for the invention. The new bi-directional catalyst can outperform platinum in oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution reactions... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $8.8 million to 108 companies in 39 states to boost the production of advanced biofuels. The funding is being provided through USDA’s Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which was established in the 2008... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Volkswagen Plant Logistics has developed and deployed an innovative system for gathering materials at the Wolfsburg Plant: the ride-along platform. More vehicle models, more different versions and bespoke customer requests have made the logistics process very complex. By using the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Porsche’s Supervisory Board has approved the founding of Porsche Digital GmbH with the goal of further developing Porsche into the leading provider of digital mobility solutions in the premium automotive segment. Managing director of Porsche Digital GmbH will be Thilo... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
The Board of SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) today approved the purchase of 525 40-foot, low-floor diesel-electric hybrid buses via a $411.8-million, five-year contract with New Flyer of America. SEPTA also has an option to purchase up to 25 additional... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors named The Ohio State University this year’s winner of the EcoCAR 3 – Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition during an awards ceremony at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. This is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Mercedes-Benz is investing about €3 billion (US$3.4 billion) in engine technology to ensure further improvements in fuel consumption and emissions in gasoline and diesel engines in current as well as current vehicles, according to Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Daimler Board... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Ford’s 2017 Fusion Energi—incorporating enhancements announced earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show (earlier post)—can travel 610 miles (982 km) on a full tank of gas and battery charge according to EPA estimates to be posted to fueleconomy.gov—the highest... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Halfway into the three-year “Cité Lib by Ha:mo” car-sharing experiment in Grenoble (earlier post) Toyota and its project partners have shared the first results in terms of user profiles and usage. Based on the idea that multimodality was one of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
The world’s first AP1000 nuclear power plant (earlier post) moved a step closer to commissioning with the completion of the cold hydrostatic test (CHT) at Sanmen Unit 1 in Zhejiang Province, China. The successful completion of CHT confirms that the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
A public-private team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a new international standard that can “map” the critically important environmental aspects of manufacturing processes, leading to significant improvements in sustainability while keeping a product’s... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
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FIA Electric, the New Energy Commission, and the German Motorsport Association (DMSB) presented an electric racing kart prototype—the “e-kart”—in Berlin. Bosch Motorsport developed the powertrain system together with these motorsport organizing bodies, as well as with Germany’s largest kart manufacturer... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Johnson Controls will fund two multi-year research projects at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) aimed at enhancing the fuel efficiency of start-stop and next-generation battery-electric vehicles. The projects will be funded by Johnson Controls, which includes a Fellows gift of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, celebrated the commissioning of its third CASH (Continuous Annealing Solution Heat) treatment finishing line for aluminum automotive sheet in Oswego, NY. Installed to support the production of stronger, lighter and safer... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals L.P. and the Port of Los Angeles are launching the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project, a full-scale, real-time demonstration of zero and near-zero emission technologies at a working marine terminal. At full build out, Pasha will... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
Automotive engineering consultancy Drive System Design (DSD) and international chemical and advanced materials company, Solvay SA, have entered a development partnership to make the large scale use of structural plastic composites in transmissions a viable solution for future vehicles. DSD... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open standards deterministic networking through certification, welcomed Innovasic, Inc. and Intrepid Control Systems as an expansion of both the industrial and automotive market segments represented within the organization. Innovasic is a supplier of silicon... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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Solar-driven thermochemical cycles offer a direct means of storing solar energy in the chemical bonds of energy-rich molecules. By utilizing a redox material such as ceria (CeO2) as a reactive medium, STCs can produce hydrogen and carbon monoxide—i.e., syngas—from water... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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FPT Industrial has extended its range of on-road alternative fuel solutions with the 8.7-liter Cursor 9 CNG, based on the Cursor 9 diesel architecture. The Cursor 9 CNG offers power up to 400 hp @ 2000 rpm, and torque up... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
Nanoelectronics research center imec and semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies are cooperating in CMOS sensor chip development. Infineon and imec are working on highly integrated CMOS-based 79 GHz sensor chips for automotive radar applications. Imec contributes its advanced expertise in high-frequency... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Car Congress
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At its Innovation Day event, PSA Group presented its new electrification strategy. PSA Group is consolidating the development of its models on two global modular platforms—CMP and EMP2—allowing it to offer a wide range of internal combustion, electric and plug-in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Green Car Congress
Daimler is establishing Startup Autobahn, a new startup ecosystem in Stuttgart, in partnership with Silicon Valley accelerator Plug and Play, the University of Stuttgart and ARENA2036. The The focus is on ideas and projects associated with the future of mobility;... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Green Car Congress
BMW i Ventures announced a strategic investment in Scoop Technologies, Inc., creators of the carpooling mobile application “Scoop”. Since launching in August 2015, Scoop commuters have taken more than 40,000 trips, offsetting nearly 500,000 in commute mileage for riders. Originally... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Green Car Congress
The Fast-E project, co-financed by the European Union and nine companies, has officially launched, with the objective of installing 241 fast-charging charging stations in Germany and 37 in Belgium. A sister project between the Czech Republic and Slovakia will add... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Green Car Congress