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First Body Kit For BMW i3 Electric Car: Looks Tougher, Probably Less Efficient

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Many car owners have a strong desire to personalize their vehicles, and BMW buyers may be among the most enthusiastic when it comes to modifications. So while the BMW i3 electric car is more about efficiency than showing off, perhaps it''s not too surprising that there is now a body kit available for it. It had to happen eventually.

Ford and Intel demonstrate in-car personalization with perceptual computing; Project Mobii

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The in-car experience is then personalized to display information specific to that driver, such as calendar, music and contacts.

Ford launches app developer challenge to improve consumer understanding of personal fuel efficiency

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Ford launched a $50,000 challenge for software developers to write innovative apps to help consumers better understand and improve their personal fuel efficiency. Participants will have access to Ford’s OpenXC connectivity research platform as a sandbox to create and test their ideas for the Personalized Fuel Efficiency Apps Challenge.

Ford announces Smart Mobility plan; 25 initial projects

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The 25 experiments address four global megatrends—explosive population growth; an expanding middle class; air quality and public health concerns; and changing customer attitudes and priorities—challenging today’s transportation model and limiting personal mobility, especially in urban areas. —Mark Fields. —Mark Fields.

Are There Electric Car Conversion Kits?

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Is there an electric car conversion kit where a person can make their own electric car? Hi, Paul - Sure! It's what I would do myself if I were converting

IBM and Libelium launch Internet of Things Starter Kit; IPv6 connectivity for any single sensor

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IBM and Libelium , a wireless sensor network hardware provider, released an Internet of Things (IoT) Starter Kit to enable dozens of sensor applications ranging from monitoring parking spaces or air pollution to providing assistance for the elderly. The Waspmote Mote Runner Developer Kit is available at [link]. Mote Runner. Waspmote.

Chevrolet previews Spark EV Tech Performance concept, other performance concepts including Cruze Diesel for SEMA

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Features include: A Stage Kit, cold-air induction and a high-flow exhaust system allow the 1.4L Chevrolet Spark EV Tech Performance concept.

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Enter To Win A 2010 Hybrid

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50 people will win a green kit (mobile phone, case, charger, battery, etc.) Well, you have until 06/30/2010 to enter for a chance to win.

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Navigant forecasts modest global annual sales growth of e-bicycles, reaching 40.3M units in 2023

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China Electric (Battery) Forecasts Personal Transit million units in 2014 to 40.3 Navigant expects China, the market leader, to reach 28.8

Volkswagen’s MEB for EVs: long electric range, open-platform, open-space, pricing for the volume market; “tablet on wheels”

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It shows that we have four core innovations: smart sustainability, automated driving, intuitive interaction and personalized connectivity.

Volkswagen unveils I.D. EV concept; 1st MEB-based vehicle, to launch in 2020; up to 373 miles

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will be the first Volkswagen built off the Modular Electric Drive kit (MEB). The compact I.D. The production version of the I.D. The I.D. Pilot.

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VW unveils fully autonomous, electric Microbus I.D. Buzz concept at Detroit; all-wheel drive, 270-mile range

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Buzz is built off the Modular Electric Drive kit (MEB). If the person’s hand is very close to the surface, that individual door is opened.

Ford opens new Silicon Valley research center; focus on connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, big data

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At Ford, we view ourselves as both a mobility and an auto company, as we drive innovation in every part of our business. Maciuca holds a Ph.D.

smart, MINI Unveiling Electric Scooter Concepts at Paris Show; Central Role for Smartphones

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The new, further developed smart drive kit app allows the rider to use online services when making stops on the road. The smart escooter.

Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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The important thing to remember is that if we are serious about reducing carbon in personal mobility, we have to be very serious about efficiency.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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The important thing to remember is that if we are serious about reducing carbon in personal mobility, we have to be very serious about efficiency.

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Ford opening up Silicon Valley research lab

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Ford Motor Company plans to open a Silicon Valley-based Research Lab—its first dedicated R&D office on the west coast—to scout for new technology and to find new partners to innovate personal mobility solutions for the future. and Ford employees working with connectivity platform partner Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, Wash.

Aviat, Aviation Foundation unveil concept CNG-fueled single-engine aircraft

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The tank is removable and can be refilled using a CNG refilling system, either personal or at a commercial location. Aviat Husky CNG. 1 to 10:1.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class INTELLIGENT DRIVE drives autonomously over 100km interurban and urban route with near-production technology

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Networked sensor systems of the S 500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE research vehicle. Click to enlarge. Autonomous driving with production-based sensors.

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Honda offers customers chance to build their own Fit

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It takes a special kind of person to want to build a car themselves at home. Honda Editor Pick

More parts but no instructions or hardware.

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Since this kit is the 914 AC kit, I have no idea how to install the controller plate. Helens tomorrow and have to finish packing. Cheer

Christmas Time!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Here's the delivery person rolling the crate on a pallet jack to my garage. YeeHaw! The crate from Electro Automotive finally showed up.

Ford takes OpenXC research platform global, engaging local developers for market-specific connected vehicle apps in India

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OpenXC architecture. Click to enlarge. NASSCOM is the industry association for the IT-BPO (business process outsourcing) sector in India. or higher.

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Reflections on Converting a 914 to an EV

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Here goes (in no particular order): Things That Went Well During the Conversion The 914 AC kit from Electro Automotive is a good one. I modified the wiring in the original 914 AC kit (as suggested by Paul Jorg) to turn on the regen when the brake lights came on instead of controlling regen by releasing the accelerator pedal.

How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The kit is designed so the batteries can be upgraded to lithium-phosphate.) They are early adopters, buying "Version 1.0" Go to Hymotion.com.

Mercedes-Benz integrates iPhone and Siri into user experience of new A-Class

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Via a new “Digital DriveStyle App”, developed in-house, together with the “Drive Kit Plus for the Apple iPhone”, drivers can now access all the key content of their iPhone through the in-vehicle display and enjoy safe and convenient operation of the device via the Controller on the center armrest. Access to Siri. Brief

Opinions and Rants

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I find out this morning from Ross Cunniff (who also recently completed the 914 AC kit), that he has had ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS with his CCPower DC-DC converter. Since I finished the first kit, Electro Auto didn't want to replace my unit because they wanted me to find out more information before I simply blew up another one.

Talking with Mike at ElectroAuto

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

It seems that Mike is more of a mechanical person than an electronics person. Apparently I'm the only person with an operational AC kit currently, although several other people are hot on the trail to finishing theirs. Mike doesn't have an AC kit 914 back at the ranch.

Taking a Break

Open Source Civic EV Kit

A few things that are in the works: getting the Civic S20 transmission to a precision measurement person to get an accurate diagram of all the holes and outline for repetitive fabrication of adapter plates ordering a clutch plate and sending it off to EV-America for a motor shaft adapter purchasing relevant EV kit parts (9" motor, etc.)

Ford, GM rolling out third-party developer programs for in-vehicle apps

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The Ford Developer Program for open mobile apps provides a software development kit (SDK), technical support from Ford engineers and a developer community to enable utilizing the SYNC connectivity system and AppLink application programming interface (API). Ford Developer Program. Music and Entertainment. Navigation and Location.

German project exploring integration of electromobility with transport services

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communities or municipalities), the number of persons, and mobility behavior, the system is intended to determine whether and under which conditions electric mobility is reasonable. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding BiE with €2 million (US$2.2 million) under the federal program “Electric Mobility”.

Main Page - EAA-PHEV

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

PiPrius : Open Source documentation and kits. EVs are a smart and efficient choice for personal transportation. In English-system (vs.

Down to the wire for final round of public voting in DOE Apps for Vehicles challenge

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s software developer kit will support apps for consumers, service providers and automotive retailers, connecting drivers to their driving world in real-time. The MyCarma application uses the phone’s GPS to capture an owner’s personal drive cycle. That personal drive cycle is fed into predictive vehicle models of new vehicles.

Virginia Tech hosting debut student competition to design 3-D printed aircraft, ground vehicles

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Separately, Maryland-based engineering firm Robotic Research LLC is donating vehicle electronic kits and the nonprofit energy investment Stiefel Family Foundation is providing cash awards. Virginia Tech will host a university-wide competition for students to design on-demand, remote-controlled 3-D printed aircraft and ground vehicles. Brief

X Prize, Electrathon teams to compete in Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International

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The afternoon Electrathon races feature single-person, lightweight, aerodynamic, high-efficiency electric vehicles. They may be built from a kit or from scratch. Automotive X Prize teams from New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Indiana will compete at the 7 th Annual Green Grand Prix Friday, April 15, at Watkins Glen International.

Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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These are local investors who are very well capitalized and are personally known to the staff of the utility and city officials. NO PURCHASE!

Audis e-tron quattro EV: evolutionary powertrain with a dash of revolution for production in 2018; MLB evo

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The resulting two-motor system could become part of the MLB evo kit, said Prof. Power is provided by a liquid-cooled 95 kWh Li-ion pack. Neußer.

Ford OpenXC platform out of beta; open-source hardware and software platform

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The OpenXC kit includes a vehicle interface module based on the popular Arduino platform developers can use to read data from the vehicle’s internal communications network. The OpenXC research platform from Ford is now out of beta and available to all “makers” and do-it-yourselfers at [link]. Open-source innovation. User experience. Brief

VW BUDD-e EV concept makes US auto show debut; 233-mile range based on EPA cycle; next-gen connectivity and HMI

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Personalized light. The 101 kWh battery is flat, to save space, and integrated into almost the entire vehicle floor. inches wide and 72.2

Volkswagen unveils BUDD-e electric van concept at CES; first VW based on new Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB)

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Personalized light. At CES 2016, Volkswagen unveiled the battery-electric BUDD-e van. It powers two electric motors, one to drive each axle.