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More Informed Car Buyers Don't Need Salesmen, But 'Facilitators'

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Car buyers today have far more information than they did just 15 years ago, and they're using it. They can find some information on dealer invoice prices--though not necessarily all the various incentives that particular dealer may have. Buying car buying dealers Tesla Motors dealerships

Audi launches Traffic Light Information V2I service in the US starting in Las Vegas

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Audi is the first manufacturer to launch Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology in the US, with the deployment of Traffic Light Information in select 2017 Audi A4, Q7 and allroad models in Las Vegas. This “time-to-green” feature will be the first feature to leverage the Audi Traffic Light Information service. Earlier post.). Brie

Green light for Audi traffic information system

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The system uses in-car internet to create a link between the car and the traffic light network i[.].

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California online dashboard provides information about PEV buyers; importance of incentive funds, $130M from California paid out to date

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Relative importance of various information avenues while shopping for a vehicle. Click to enlarge. Map showing number of rebates by region.

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BMW offering Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI)

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BMW is offering an advanced traffic information system that gives fast, accurate and reliable data about road conditions. Click to enlarge.

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DOE issues Request for Information on financing strategies for light-duty H2 fueling infrastructure

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0001055 ) for light-duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) fueling infrastructure financing strategies within the context of an early market introduction. This is the least developed supply chain element at this time. Category 2: Hydrogen distributors.

Audi says traffic light information system production ready; potential for 15% reduction in CO2 emissions

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Audi Online traffic light information could reduce CO 2 emissions by up to 15%, the company says. Click to enlarge. Brief

First ever Nissan Leaf car fire a puzzle, no solid information known

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On Wednesday a video was posted to YouTube showing a Nissan Leaf fully engulfed in fire.

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DOE issues request for information on gas clean-up for fuel cell applications

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has issued a request for information ( DE-FOA-0001331 ) to obtain feedback and opinions from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on the report findings from the Gas Clean-up for Fuel Cell Applications Workshop.

BMW, Toyota Release More Information On Green Engine Partnership

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Earlier this week our sister site Motor Authority reported that the European arms of BMW and Toyota had plans to work together on exchanging diesel and hybrid car technology in a mutually beneficial agreement. Now the two firms have outlined the full details of the agreement in a press conference held earlier today at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

Report: Americans turning to alternative fuels

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Biofuels Green cars Latest news Alternative Fuels biodiesel E85 ethanol US Energy Information Administration USA

Ford and PlugShare partner on real-time charging station information

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Ford is partnering with PlugShare, an aggregator of public charge stations, to provide real-time charge station information to drivers of Ford’s plug-in vehicles. Ford’s MyFord Mobile smartphone app and Web portal now features a charging station finder powered by Drivers can select a destination based on proximity to a plug.

Porsche Communication Management in Europe now features real-time traffic information

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The real-time traffic information gives drivers a constant overview of the current traffic volume in their vicinity, at their destination and along the route entered in the navigation menu. Beginning in September, all new vehicles with Porsche Communication Management (PCM 3.1) This data originates from INRIX. built after November 2012.

Aptera Answers Our Questions, Shares No New Information

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Last week we told you that Aptera Motors had temporarily halted its online reservation system for its three-wheeled, two seat, ultra-efficient 2e electric car. Unusually quiet since its failure to win the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize, we contacted Aptera to check everything was okay and was told by an unnamed employee that an issue

Alternative fuel vehicles suffer slump in the USA

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2009 was a bleak time for the motoring industry – and alternative fuel vehicles and hybrids were not immune from the crisis, according to figures that have just been released by the US Energy Information Administration. It reports that a total of 1,076,350 alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles were made available in the US during [.].

Investigation launched into rare earth metals

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So it’s no surprise that the US Department of Energy has now released a request for information soliciting information on these materials. Tags: Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries cerium Hybrid cars lanthanum lithium rare earth metals request for information RFI US Department of Energy

Audi, BMW and Daimler agree with Nokia on joint acquisition of HERE digital mapping business; swarm intelligence for new information density

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The high-precision cameras and sensors installed in modern cars are the digital eyes for updating mobility data and maps; in this way, information such as speed limits or critical driving situations are already recognized today. Swarm intelligence will create new information density for road maps.

DOE issues Request for Information on hydrogen infrastructure RD&D

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has issued a request for information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0001626 ) to obtain feedback from stakeholders regarding deployment of hydrogen fueling stations, delivery infrastructure, and barriers and activities to pursue in both the near and longer term. Station footprint.

Energy secretary reveals electric vehicle charger information

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Now US Energy Secretary Steven Chu has revealed the information. Ever wondered how many electric vehicle chargers have been installed as part of the Recovery Act? The [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Coulomb Technologies electric car chargers electric vehicle chargers Steven Chu

Audi introducing first vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service: Traffic light information system

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The car receives real-time signal information from the advanced traffic management system that monitors traffic lights. servers.

Forbidden Fruit: More Information On Honda Brio Minicar

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There's something about the Honda Brio, a sub-Fit minicar now on sale in the Indian market, that really grabs our attention. Maybe it's the funky styling with its sharp creases, unusual weight and money-saving all-glass hatchback, or maybe it's the promise of 52 mpg combined economy, but either way we wish we could get our hands on one. We've


Volkswagen Dynamic Road Sign Display delivers current speed limit information in real time

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The driver is provided with up-to-date information. To make sure that the information is as accurate as possible, the on-board computer compares three sources: traffic signs detected by the camera; information from the navigation device; and current vehicle data. Brief

NIRA Dynamics, InfoCar expand availability of Road Surface Information software with OBD plug-in

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With sensor-fusion-based algorithms, RSI can determine the level of road roughness and road friction.

Update to Azure Dynamics DMOC Information

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I've been receiving several requests this past year for the FTP site that contains the information on the Azure Dynamic DMOC445 controller. I just received word from Azure Dynamics that they posted all this relevant information online here: [link] drive/TractionMotorswithDigitalMotorControllers.htm Have a great Holiday Season!

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Ford 2017 trends report: disruption the status quo, “never more difficult” to find objective information

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At a time in which truthfulness tends to be subjective, two-thirds of adults say it never has been harder to find objective, fact-based information, while just 55% say what they put on social media is what they really think. Strong majorities find that information found online is frequently contradictory. earlier post ).

Virginia Tech professor proposes simple biomass-to-wheel efficiency analysis to inform decisions on biomass/biofuel/powertrain combinations; the advantage of sugar fuel cell vehicles

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Comparison of biomass-to-wheel (BTW) efficiency for different biomass utilization scenarios. Huang and Zhang. Click to enlarge. —Huang and Zhang.

DOE issues Request for Information on hydrogen storage for onboard vehicle applications

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Currently, carbon fiber (CF) reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites are used to make COPVs. Click to enlarge. Another cost driver is the polymer resin.

BOEMRE awards $5.6M for Arctic environmental study to inform decision-making on potential energy development in the Chukchi Sea; $500K for study on ice fracturing

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BOEMRE analysts and decision makers will use the information developed by this study in future National Environmental Policy Act analyses and decision-making regarding potential energy development in the Chukchi Sea. The study will document physical and oceanographic features, ice conditions, and information concerning local species.

Suzuki and Toyota to explore business partnership; environment, safety, and information technology

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On the other hand, although Toyota has been working on R&D in the environment, safety, and information technology fields, Toyota is conscious of the fact that it may be behind competitors in North America and Europe when it comes to the establishment of standardizations and partnership with other companies.

California ARB holding informational meeting on feasibility of measuring LEV III PM mass standards

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The meeting is informational only, with no Board action anticipated. Earlier post.) Resources. Emissions Regulations

BMW introducing On-Street Parking Information service this year; connected vehicles and predictive algorithms

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The BMW Group will introduce its new On-Street Parking Information service—which enables users to track down a free parking space more quickly in urban areas—in future BMW production models, initially in Germany and the USA from the end of 2016. Brief

DOE issues request for information on a Hydrogen Technology Showcase and Training (HyTeST) station

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued a request for information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0001555 ) to obtain feedback from stakeholders regarding the construction and benefits of a National Hydrogen Technology Showcase and Training (HyTeST) station. The intent is not to duplicate any existing capabilities.

DOE issues request for information on medium- and heavy-duty fuel cell electric truck targets

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Today, MD/HD trucks account for 28% of petroleum use in the US transportation sector, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The MD/HD market spans multiple weight classes (i.e. class 3-8 or 10,000-80,000+ lbs.) and vocational uses (i.e. delivery van, tractor trailer, flatbed, etc.). Class 3. Class 4. Class 5. Class 6.

DOE requesting information on critical energy materials, including fuel cell platinum group metal catalysts

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a Request for Information (RFI) on critical materials in the energy sector, including fuel cell platinum group metal catalysts. The information received from the RFI will be used to update the analyses in DOE’s Critical Material Strategy Reports that were released in 2010 and 2011. Types.

Toyota displaying information-hub vehicle concept at Tokyo Motor Show

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This allows the entire vehicle to function as a terminal for displaying messages or other information. Fun-Vii. Click to enlarge. Brief

Nissan LEAF US reservation information

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Yesterday we told you when the Nissan LEAF would come to the UK (see article) and today we have further information on its US debut. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan Nissan LEAF US Nissan LEAF information US Nissan LEAF pricing information US Nissan LEAF release date

Toyota and partners share first information from innovative car-sharing project in Grenoble

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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. The stations can handle the service’s proprietary badge or any existing public transport subscriber badge. The average rental duration is 45 minutes.

Audi begins providing individual customer information on vehicles affected by emissions testing cheat

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Audi customers will be informed in the coming weeks and months about how their cars will be retrofitted. Audi has implemented a feature on its national Audi websites that will allow a customer to enter his or her Audi’s VIN number to determine whether or not that particular Audi has the software defeat device for emissions testing. Brief

Siemens equipping EV with new information and communications technology concept developed by RACE project

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Siemens will equipping an electric car with a completely redesigned information and communications technology (ICT). Click to enlarge.

SkyBitz and PSI collaborate to deliver integrated trailer tire pressure and location information for fleets

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SkyBitz, a provider of remote asset tracking and information management solutions, and PSI, a leading provider of automatic tire inflation systems, announced a strategic collaboration resulting in an integrated trailer solution. Tires are the top maintenance cost for fleets and tire under-inflation is the biggest issue affecting tires. Brie