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Volvo Trucks and PATH successfully demo partially automated on-highway truck platooning in California; CACC

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In simulated “real world” conditions the three Volvo VNL tractors traveled at speeds of 55 mph (88.5 km/h) while keeping 50 feet (15.2 Resources.

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Audi & NVIDIA partner to deliver fully automated driving with AI starting in 2020; piloted Q7 w/ neural network CES demo

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Audi announced a partnership with NVIDIA to use artificial intelligence in delivering highly automated vehicles starting in 2020. Earlier post.).

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HRL Laboratories achieves 1st demo of GaN CMOS FET technology

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Researchers at HRL Laboratories, LLC, have achieved the first demonstration of gallium nitride (GaN) complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) field-effect-transistor (FET) technology. In doing so they have established that the semiconductor’s superior transistor performance can be harnessed in an integrated circuit. —DR. —Dr.

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Delphi & Mobileye to showcase Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP) autonomous driving system in public demo at CES 2017

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Earlier post.). Intel will provide the system-on-a-chip (SOC) for the systems.) —Glen De Vos, vice president of services for Delphi.

ABB demos new combined charger for electric cars

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Electric car charging points provider, ABB has successfully demonstrated its new rapid charger using the first Volkswagen up! Electric cars

DOE awards LanzaTech $4M for low-carbon jet & diesel demo plant; 3M gpy; Audi evaluating fuel properties

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LanzaTech has been selected by the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to receive a $4-million award to design and plan a demonstration-scale facility using industrial off gases to produce 3 million gallons/year of low-carbon jet and diesel fuels. The LanzaTech award was one of six totaling $12.9 million. Earlier post.).

Volvo C30 Electric demos wireless charging

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Using a prototype Volvo C30 Electric car, the project used inductive charging to recharge the car’s [.]. Volvo

Pro-Tesla States, Gas Mileage-Rules Threatened, Lit Motors C-1 Demo Video: Today's Car News

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We finish off the week with a look at where Tesla Motors can legally sell cars directly to customers, examine how dropping gas prices could impact impending Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules, and the Lit Motors C-1 electric motorcycle goes for a test run in a new video. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We''ve updated our October

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Tesla demos super-fast battery swapping facility

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In a live demonstration at its des[.]. Tesla Motors

Blue Bird developing battery-electric V2G school bus in $9M+ project; demo fleet in California in 2019

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In December 2016, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would be awarding $15M to organizations in an effort to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles. Blue Bird Corporation, a bus manufacturer located in Fort Valley, GA, was presented the largest amount at $4.4M Earlier post.). Brief

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EPRI and partners to stage public demo of Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform software

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), along with several auto manufacturers, utilities, and regional transmission organizations, will demonstrate the Open Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Platform software system, developed by EPRI and Sumitomo Electric Industries. Earlier post.). Auto manufacturers are American Honda Motor Co.;


California Energy Commission awards $24.9M to 9 medium- and heavy-duty advanced truck demo projects

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The California Energy Commissions has selected 9 projects to receive a combined $24,873,512 in proposed funding for cost share in the field demonstration of advanced medium- and heavy-duty on-road vehicle technologies—primarily battery electric and fuel cell technology—that may become commercially available in California. Project Title.

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NREL analysis of Proterra electric bus demo finds average fuel economy nearly 4x that of CNG baseline buses

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The NREL team found, inter alia , that the battery-electric buses (BEBs)had an overall average efficiency of 2.15 miles per DGE. Background. Futures.

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Honda and Ford launch Smart Home demos to boost electric cars

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Electric cars Ford Honda Latest news electric cars Ford ZeroHouse 2.0 green cars Honda Smart Home US

Cal Energy awards GTI $1M grant to demo production-intent version of CWI 6.7L medium-duty natural gas engine with HD-OBD

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The California Energy Commission awarded the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) a $1-million grant to demonstrate a production-intent advanced version of the Cummins Westport Inc. CWI) ISB6.7 G natural gas engine. g/bhp-hr emissions level. This project lays the foundation for follow-on work to further reduce the NO x emissions from the current 0.1

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BMW i ChargeForward Program to demo contribution of intelligent EV charging to grid efficiency

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, BMW announced the BMW i ChargeForward Program—a pilot study to be undertaken by the BMW Group Technology Office, together with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E). The study has two parts, a managed charge pilot program involving BMW i3 owners and a battery second life energy storage system.

US Navy demos recovery of CO2 and production of H2 from seawater, with conversion to liquid fuel; “Fuel from Seawater”

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From an environmental perspective, such a combination of integrated NRL-developed technologies could be considered CO 2 neutral. —Dr.

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Sumitomo Electric demoing ESS for power grid in California; US’ largest redox flow battery system

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Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. Background. These goals are the second-highest renewable energy integration goals after the State of Hawaii. Brief

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, partners demo automated, connected vehicles on I-395

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The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and Transurban, which operates the express lanes, conducted a demonstration of automated, connected vehicles on a 10-mile stretch of I-395 for federal and state officials. US Sen. Continental demonstrated several of its advanced safety systems on the interstate.

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Pasha, Port of LA and California ARB partner on $26.6M Green Omni Terminal demo project; emerging zero and near-zero emission tech

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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. Project implementation will start in June with the final design and construction of the solar-powered microgrid.

Renault ZOE to demo usability of EVs in cross European trip

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The new eTourEurope preview trip will see EV fan Werner Hillebrand-Hansen take his car across five countries, arriv[.]. Electric cars Renault

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Schaeffler demo vehicle hits 2020 CAFE targets without electrification; 15% cut in fuel consumption; 48V hybrid system for 2025

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Schaeffler Efficient Future Mobility North America demo vehicle in Detroit. Click to enlarge. Contributions to fuel efficiency improvement.

CMU demo’ing Autonomous SRX in Washington this week

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Sample images of urban driving and screen-captures of the Autonomoous SRX’s tracking system’s results. Cho et al. 2014) Click to enlarge. Cho et al.

Vocis launching demo EV with 2nd generation multi-speed transmission; projected 15% improvement in vehicle efficiency

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2nd generation eDCT prototype unit, with both motors mounted at the same end of the transmission. Source: Vocis. Click to enlarge. Source: Vocis.

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Praj to build demo commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in India

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million gallons US) per year demo commercial plant to produce cellulosic ethanol in India. The demo plant will seek to demonstrate technical and commercial viability as well optimization of water and energy integration and its impact on the capex and opex of the commercial financial proposal. Brief

Kawasaki Heavy to build first ocean-going liquid hydrogen tanker with demo in 2017; H2 for transport, industry, power in Japan

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KHI’s view of a “CO 2 -free hydrogen chain”. Source: KHI. Click to enlarge. The Nikkei reports that Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. Abe et al. 1998).

Chrysler to present City of San Francisco with 14 PHEVs as part of a 3-year demo project

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Chrysler is deploying a test and demo fleet of 25 Chrysler PHEV minivans and 140 Ram 1500 PHEV pickup trucks to 12 partners including local municipalities, state governments, universities and energy companies across the United States. Earlier post.). Brief

Toyota Motorsport GmbH to demo new high-performance electric drivetrain at Pikes Peak

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TMG’s high-performance electric powertrain, with dual axial flux motors and inverters visible. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge.

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Oak Ridge AMIE demo integrates 3D-printed building, natural gas hybrid with bi-directional wireless power transfer

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Power can flow in either direction between the vehicle and building through a lab-developed wireless technology.

Formula E Electric Racing Takes To Las Vegas For Demo Run

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Injection of hydrogen into the German gas distribution grid from power-to-gas demo plant

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ITM Power, with its partners Mainova Aktiengesellschaft and NRM Netzdienste Rhein-Main GmbH, has injected hydrogen into the German gas distribution network from the Thüga Group’s power-to-gas demonstration plant. Earlier post.) —Michael Riechel, Member of the Board of Thüga AG. The project partners are badenova AG & Co. Brief

Amyris sugarcane-derived biojet to fuel Azul Embraer 195 with GE CF34-10E engines in demo flight during Rio+20

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Amyris, Inc., Azul Airlines, Embraer and GE announced that Amyris’s renewable jet fuel sourced from Brazilian sugarcane has successfully passed all required testing and will be used during a demonstration flight on an Azul E195 aircraft powered by GE’s CF34-10E engines. More than 1,000 CF34-10E engines are in service with 48 customers. Brief

GMZ Energy announced successful demo of 200W automotive thermoelectric generator

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GMZ Energy, a provider of advanced nano-structured, high-temperature thermoelectric generation (TEG) power solutions, has successfully demonstrated a TEG designed for automotive waste heat recapture. The unit generated an output power well in excess of its 200 watt design goal. The TARDEC TEG incorporates GMZ Energy’s TG8-1.0 Brief

GM OnStar partners with TimberRock for demo of EV solar charging and market-based regulation; OnStar Demand Response service

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The OnStar-TimberRock project. Click to enlarge. GM’s OnStar announced a project with TimberRock Energy Solutions , Inc. Earlier post.). Charging data.

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US Navy destroyer completes largest demo of shipboard renewable fuel; 20,000 gallons of 50:50 algal oil/F-76 fuel blend

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This demo, the largest to date, is a major milestone for us. The US Navy successfully concluded its largest demonstration of shipboard alternative fuel use with the successful arrival of the Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) to Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme. The SDTS is a decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer ex-Paul F. Brief

California Energy Commission awards $5M to sugar beet ethanol biorefinery demo

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The California Energy Commission has awarded $4,998,399 to Mendota Bioenergy, LLC to support the design, construction and operation of an advanced biorefinery demonstration plant in the Mendota area (Fresno County), where sugar beets will be used to create advanced biofuel ethanol. The project provides an new use for an established local crop.

British and Brazilian companies to install bioethanol demo plant in Guyana

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London-based Whitefox Technologies, together with its Brazil-based partner Green, have secured a bioethanol contract with the Guyanan Government. The two will install the units for a bioethanol demonstration plant at the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) Albion Sugar Factory, and will be delivering a turnkey unit early next year. Brief

Honda and Ford separately launching smart home demos

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American Honda Motor Co., will create the Honda Smart Home US, a showcase that demonstrates Honda’s vision for sustainable, zero-carbon living and personal mobility, including the use of solar power to charge a Honda Fit EV battery electric vehicle. model home in San Marcos, Calif., and potentially in additional KB Home markets. Honda Smart Home US.

Nissan LEAF NISMO RC set for demo runs at Le Mans

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Nissan will demonstrate the electric LEAF NISMO RC ( earlier post ) at Le Mans vers le Futur , a support event for the 79 th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which takes place 11–12 June. The NISSAN LEAF NISMO RC is a purpose-built electric racecar based on the Nissan LEAF. Brief

Four Motiv electric shuttle buses deployed in one-year demo in Mountain View, CA

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CALSTART announced that four electric shuttle buses are being deployed in Mountain View, California. The Mountain View Community Shuttle service is aimed at moving residents and visitors through the City between neighborhoods, shopping centers, medical complexes, City facilities, and recreation areas. The buses went into service last week. Brief