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How safe is Tesla Autopilot? Parsing the statistics (as suggested by Elon Musk)

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One of the tools Elon Musk and Tesla Motors have used to defend the safety of its Autopilot software is the dark and perplexing art of statistics. After a fatal Autopilot-related crash in May, a company blog post pointed out that the crash was “the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated.”

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Tesla Autopilot statistics, renewable energy growth, 2017 Nissan Versa Note: Today's Car News

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A look at Tesla's own statistics shows that Autopilot has a higher crash rate than human. Today, we take a close look at Tesla Autopilot crash data, the Department of Energy indicates U.S. renewable energy use will grow in 2017, and the 2017 Nissan Versa Note appears ahead of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Today in Car News

New statistical method to detect ozone pollution hot spots and monitor instrument failure; combining PCA and MEWMA

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A new statistical method developed by researchers at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia) can detect abnormal ozone levels within large bodies of monitored data. The monitoring methods can quickly and accurately detect ozone anomalies—localized spikes in ozone concentration indicated by sensor data.

Engine sizes are on the up

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However, new figures from the Office of National Statistics suggest that engines are only getting larger. Tags: Cars Green cars Latest news AA President Edmund King engine capacities engine news engine sizes large engines Office of National Statistics small engines

BP Statistical Review finds global oil share down for 12th year in a row, coal share up to highest level since 1969; renewables at 2%

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seen in 2010, according to the newly released BP Statistical Review of World Energy, 2012. World primary energy consumption grew by 2.5% in 2011, close to the historical average. Oil remains the world’s leading fuel, but its 33.1% share of consumption is the lowest on record. Coal’s market share of 30.3% was the highest since 1969.

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Will Europe Too Write Rules To Make Quiet Electric Cars Noisier?

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This one just isn''t going to go away, is it?

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Electric car sales accelerate in the UK with record grant uptake

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Through the third quarter of the year, between July and September, over 5,000 gr[.]. Electric cars Electric vehicles Editor Pick

Electric-car MPGe as important as range, Hyundai Ioniq maker suggests

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Along with price, the top-line statistic cited for any battery-electric car is its rated range. Until last month, the only electric cars that exceeded 200 miles in that metric were made by Tesla Motors. EPA Efficiency plug-in cars range anxiety EPA Ratings MPGe

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Electric-Car Market Share In 2013: Understanding The Numbers Better

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While market share is a good statistic: It''s useful, and easy to track. Last year, the 96,000 plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. represented a bit more than half a percent of the total market of 16.5 million vehicles. But to piece together the relationships between vehicle price, type, and market share, to gain a fuller sense of the

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Exploratory study finds statistically significant association between acute respiratory infection and bus or tram use

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A study by researchers at the University of Nottingham (UK) found a statistically significant association between acute respiratory infection (ARI) and bus or tram use in the five days before symptom onset. The risk appeared greatest among occasional bus or tram users, but this trend was not statistically significant. Resources. Brie

Car-dependent and inactive UK costs 37,000 lives a year

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The statistics have been produced to help local authorities estimate how much they could reduce death [.].

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Scientists call for careful use of time scales, reference dates and statistical approaches in analyzing climate change trends to avoid distortion and hampering of response

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Statistical approach. The chosen statistical method should be able to capture trends in a data set without being overly sensitive to variation.

The electricity in gasoline

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Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division ) The US is, hoorah, #1. I just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. Almost 49,000,000,000 kWh. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles.

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2012 Toyota Prius: GreenCarReports' Best Car To Buy 2012

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The late-night arguments are over, the statistical comparisons and product specs are put away, and we've made our choice. The GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy Award for 2012 goes to a pair of cars: the 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon and the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid.

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Chreos Luxury Electric Car: '621-Mile Range'. Supposedly

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There's a train of thought that goes thus: If you're going to launch an electric concept car, you may as well give it outrageous performance and range statistics as it'll never see the light of day anyway, and nobody can prove you wrong.

RAND: Autonomous vehicles cannot be test-driven enough miles to demonstrate their safety; alternative testing methods needed

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Americans drive nearly 3 trillion miles every year, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. of all fatal crashes, respectively.

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BP: 53.3 Years Of Oil Left At Current Production Rate

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That''s how BP starts its website page defining oil reserves, and it''s why we should take statistics like "53.3 "Nobody knows or can know how much oil exists under the earth''s surface or how much it will be possible to produce in the future." years of oil reserves" with a pinch of salt.

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Audi TT to offer record low sports car CO2 emissions

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too regularly: but when they offer statistics as staggering as the new Audi TT, they are hard to ignore. Audi Editor Pick

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Green-Car Buyers More Likely To Pay Cash For New Vehicles: Report

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We''re not entirely sure what it has to do with Earth Day, to be honest, but here''s an odd little statistic. Turns out that buyers of green cars--whether they''re hybrids or plug-in electric cars--are somewhat more likely to pay cash for their cars than are buyers of all vehicles on average. sales Financing experian plug-in cars

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Opel to debut new engine with sub-100g/km CO2 emissions

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The 1.0litre SIDI turbo engine was unveiled as part of the Aachen Colloqium in Germany. It is capable of generating 30 per cent more to[.].

Amazing Growth- A 33 day snapshot of DIYelectriccar

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Just out of curiosity I thought it might be interesting to record to statistics of DIY electric car, since it seemed like it was growing pretty fast. If you're interesting in statistics or just want to see how the website is going then check out these numbers (and excuse my dodgy excel graphs).

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How Much Oil Does America Use? Check Out This Infographic

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On a countrywide scale, the statistics are The rate at which we use fuel even on an individual basis can be pretty surprising. If you do just 10,000 miles per year at 30 mpg, you''ll use 333.3 gallons in a year. That''s around 2,800 pounds, or the weight of a small compact car--the sort of car that''d do around 30 mpg in the first place.

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Brits cut down shopping trips and visits to friends as fuel prices rise

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DfT’s new National Travel Survey 2011 reveals that the average resident in Great Britain made 958 trips and travelled 6,826 miles through last [.].

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Tesla Autopilot safety, 2017 Honda CR-V, Formula E relevance: Today's Car News

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Today, we take a closer look at the statistics used by Tesla CEO Elon Musk to defend the carmaker's Autopilot system, survey the upgraded 2017 Honda CR-V crossover, and look at how Formula E electric-car racing could make road cars better. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

New inventory of black carbon emissions from China finds 2007 levels higher than previously reported

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For the remaining sources, the following fuel consumption data were used: national data from the United Nations Statistics Division (1949?1970);

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U.S. Now Uses More Corn For Ethanol Than Anything Else

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Recent statistics show that, for the first time in history, America is using more corn to fill gas tanks than to fill the bellies of either humans or livestock. You call it "corn", we call it "fuel" -- at least in the United States. Corn in history For Americans, corn has long been tied to our national identity.

Bentley to cut fuel consumption of new Continental GT Speed

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is its remarkable fuel economy statistics. However, what has grabbed our attention here at TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk The new [.].

New-Car Average Gas Mileage At Highest Level Ever: 24.8 MPG

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Statistics kept by the University of Michigan''s Transport Research Institute (UMTRI) show sales-weighted MPG of 24.8 It just keeps rising: Average gas mileage for new cars has once again hit a new high in the U.S. mpg in May. That contrasts with 24.6 mpg in March, and a rise from 24.5 mpg in January.

New data: European automakers winning emissions battle

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We all know about the efforts being made to reduce vehicle exhaust emissions: but now new statistics suggest that European automakers are also reducing emissions vastly at the vehicle production stage. Green cars Latest news ACEA environmental impact European Automobile Manufacturers Association green cars

Chevrolet Volt continues to be top seller for plug-in vehicles

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The Chevrolet Volt (pictured) is once again the top selling plug-in vehicle in the USA, according to official statistics for October.

Predicting Chevy Volt Sales: Is California Inventory The Key?

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Now one blogger has applied some Nate Silver-like statistical analysis to try to divine predictive patterns in sales of the Chevrolet Volt, the range-extended electric car that's currently the best-selling plug-in vehicle in the

WVU study fully characterizes pump-to-wheels methane emissions from HD natural gas vehicles and fueling stations

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Well-to-wheels (WTW) diagram of the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel (CNG and LNG pathways only). Credit: ACS, Clark et al. Resources.

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Chevrolet reveals Sonic fuel economy details

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Its statistics will make it one of the most fuel efficient small cars in the North American [.]. The 2012 version of the Chevrolet Sonic (known in some markets at the Chevrolet Aveo) will boast fuel economy of 40mpg on the highway and 29mpg in the city, resulting in a combined fuel economy total of 33mpg.

Plug-In Hybrid Specs: Advice On How To Read 'Em (From A Volt Owner)

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We’re going to let you in on a little insider’s secret: when manufacturers are shilling their wares, they tend to favor statistics that illustrate their own version of the truth. As any politician (or car company) will tell you, you can always find a set of numbers to work in your favor.

Global oil consumption reaches all-time high

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New statistics from the Vital Signs Online report by the Worldwatch Institute suggest this is far from the case. Did you think that the emergence of green cars means that our reliance on oil is starting to fall? Despite falling 1.5 per cent between 2008 and 2009, in part due to the global financial crisis, [.]. Worldwatch Institute

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Production and sales of plug-ins boomed in China in 2014

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The production and sales of plug-in vehicles in China boomed last year, according to statistics from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers). Total production reached 78,499 units, 3.5 times the number in 2013. times and 8.1 times the numbers of 2013. As for the sales, the total volume reached 74,763 units, 3.2 times and 8.8

Could Fisker Karma's Low MPGs Hurt DoE Car-Tech Loan Program?

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The company simply omitted the statistic from their press release announcing that the EPA had legally certified the Karma--meaning it can now be sold to retail buyers. Fisker Automotive may have sensed that the 20-mpg EPA rating on their 2012 Karma electric sport sedan was not good news. Fisker said the EPA had rated the Karma at 54 MPGe

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Update: SAE J2954 wireless charging validation to 11kW, Recommended Practice to enable autonomous vehicle parking and charging in 2017

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Earlier post.). All of this with a specification to charge with high efficiencies over an air gap of 250mm (10 inches). SAE is utilizing IEEE 802.11(n)

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CCM: slowdown in China Li-ion unit output growth signals shift in market structure toward new energy vehicle applications

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Source: National Bureau of Statistics of the People’s Republic of China. Output and YoY growth rate of Li-ion batteries in China, 2010-2015.

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ICCT/TNO study: Real-world vehicle fuel consumption discrepancy widens to 42% in Europe

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As a result, less than half of the on-paper reductions in CO 2 emissions since 2001 have been realized in practice. Source: The ICCT. Click to enlarge.

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