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Berkeley Lab awarded $4.6M for transformational agriculture technologies

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million to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for two transformational agriculture technology projects. Development of the Tomographic Electrical Rhizosphere Imaging (TERI) technology, which was awarded $2.3 Together with ATAP physicist Bernhard Ludewigt, Persaud will work with Adelphi Technology Inc. Brief

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Ricardo licenses Qualcomm wireless EV charging technology for commercialization

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Halo multi-coil technology delivers magnetic interoperability across single coil, solenoid & multi-coil vehicle pads and supports various air gaps.

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Dana presenting VariGlide beltless transmission technology at International VDI Conference

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Dana’s VariGlide technology features a unique planetary, coaxial configuration, which eliminates belts and pulleys used in conventional CVTs.

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Finnish electric powertrain company Visedo raises €20M to support global expansion; SRPM technology

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The equity investment round was led by Emerald Technology Ventures, with Ilmarinen, LähiTapiola, Suffice International, Sinituote, Finnish Industry Investment, VNT Management, Green Campus Innovations and Visedo’s employees participating in the funding. —Charles Vaslet, Partner at Emerald Technology Ventures.

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Volvo tests Flybrid KERS technology

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Volvo Car Group''s engineering company, Flybrid Automotive, has been testing a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) on passenger cars in the UK.

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Exxon backs carbon-capture technology to feed fuel cells

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The oil giant announced Thursday that it is expanding a partnership with Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy to develop the smaller company's fuel-cell technology. ExxonMobil is backing a new process that would capture carbon dioxide form power plants, and use it to feed fuel cells. oil Carbon carbon dioxide clean energy Exxon

Lucid Motors chooses Mobileye as partner for autonomous vehicle technology

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Mobileye’s suite of automated driving technologies represent key elements in the development of automated driving systems in the Lucid Air.

Audi ups A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV technology offerings for US MY2017; virtual cockpit

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The plug-in hybrid is a transitional technology that works especially for now. The e-tron accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 7.6 seconds.

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Toyota changes course, offers to share hybrid technology with rivals

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Over the past six months, Toyota has made some remarkable decisions about its present and future car technologies. Now, the company has decided to offer its proprietary hybrid technology in volume to other automakers. After years of staunch opposition to battery-electric vehicles, it committed to launching one by 2020.

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Efacec licenses Qualcomm’s wireless EV charging technology

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Efacec Electric Mobility, a global supplier of energy, engineering, environment and transportation solutions, has licensed Qualcomm Halo wireless electric vehicle charging technology to commercialise WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs). —Pedro Silva, Efacec Electric Mobility’s Managing Director. Brief

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Graphene ultracapacitor company Skeleton Technologies secures €4M from KIC InnoEnergy; targeting 20 Wh/kg by 2020

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The company aims to reach the ambitious target of 20 Wh/kg energy density for its technology by 2020. Energy density. Click to enlarge.

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China R&D company introduces micro-turbine range extender technology at Geneva

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Techrules said that its newly developed battery management technologies enable superior charging efficiency. Earlier post.). Click to enlarge.

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Chronocam raises $15M in Series B; high-performance bio-inspired vision technology for autos and other machines

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Chronocam will use the investment to accelerate product development and commercialize its computer vision sensing and processing technology.

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Researcher makes suggestions for battery technology

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Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Battery Technology lithium-ion battery development lithium-ion cell energy lithium-ion technology

Denmark to examine vehicle to grid technology

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news AC Propulsion Denmark eBox Technical University of Denmark vehicle to grid technologyThe Technical University of Denmark will look into vehicle to grid operation after AC Propulsion delivered its eBox to its research team. It will [.].

Battelle/Concurrent Technologies Corporation technology positioning paper: Improving Li-ion battery safety without decreasing energy density

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introduction: The following technology positioning paper is a joint effort by a team from Battelle and Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC). The paper outlines the technology landscape and the opportunities that exist in the area of improved Li-ion battery safety. Earlier post.) —Jim Saunders, Battelle.

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New Battery And Energy Research And Technology: What We're Reading

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Yet while it took considerable effort to get both of these technologies into the hands of consumers, there's still a lot to be. Modern electric cars have been on sale for over four years, and in that time they've proven that battery power works in the real world. Batteries hydrogen research plug-in cars

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Audi Buys Patents For Fuel-Cell Technology From Ballard Systems

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Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota have made most of the headlines in hydrogen fuel-cell development lately, but the Volkswagen Group may soon increase its presence. Audi announced today that it will acquire a package of patents from fuel-cell company Ballard Power Systems, which it says will be applied across all VW Group brands. DON''T MISS: Audi A7

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Porsche presents new 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer; 800V battery technology

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Three aerodynamic specifications are the maximum allowed.) For 2016, the components of the electric drive have also become more powerful and efficient.

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Volkswagen CC boosted by green technology

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This year’s Los Angeles Auto Show will mark the introduction of the new Volkswagen CC saloon car, which will boast an array of green technology. Green cars Latest news Volkswagen brake regeneration Los Angeles Auto Show start/stop technology Volkswagen CC

Toyota pops the hood on the technology of the fuel cell Mirai at SAE World Congress

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Toyota has been developing fuel cell technology for more than 20 years, culminating with the introduction of Mirai in December 2014. Resources.

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Ford opens advanced technology lab

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The facility will be used for pilot projects meant to rep[.]. Latest News Green cars Ford

Onboard Dynamics receives $3M from ARPA-E, others for innovative CNG refueling technology

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Onboard Dynamics, Inc. standalone, mobile, self-powered compressor system. —Rita Hansen, CEO of Onboard Dynamics. Brief

Brighton welcomes eco-vehicles to technology show

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Returning to Brighton Centre in Brighton, the show will feature a special Transport Zone, with key exhibitors including the diesel hybrid Citro[.].

Qoros and FreeValve partner on camless technology; new Qoros concept uses FreeValve PHEA

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FreeValve and Qoros also announced a partnership for the continued development of the camless technology. Qamless engine. Click to enlarge.

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Audi presenting piloted driving and Car-to-X technologies from Digital Motorway Test Bed; LTE-V for V2X

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Twelve months after the launch of the “Digital Motorway Test Bed” in Germany, Audi is presenting new technologies for piloted driving and Car-to-X-communication at the German Federal Ministry of Transport. Other aims include car sensors that will in future detect the road markings more easily.

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SwRI to showcase Ranger precision localization technology for automated driving; non-GPS system with 2cm precision

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We have made this technology smaller, faster, and more robust for real-world use at a relatively low cost. —Dr. Bottom. Source: SwRI.

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DOE issues $35M funding opportunity for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

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hose/piping, dispenser/station technologies); and “Crosscutting: America’s Climate Action Champions”. the stack cannot be in a furnace).

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Bosch and SBB Cargo working on connected rail freight wagon; leveraging automotive technology

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The two companies have concluded a cooperation agreement that will see them jointly develop an asset intelligence system for rail freight traffic.

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Volkswagen To Triple Battery Capacity With Lithium-Air Technology?

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Fossil fuels may not be the cleanest way of powering us between two points on a map, but there''s little doubt they offer convenience. So far, scientists have struggled to find batteries for electric cars that match the huge amounts of energy stored in a gallon of gasoline or diesel. As a result we get big, heavy batteries with relatively short

SAE technical experts: fuel cell technology has advanced significantly, FC vehicle production has begun, further cost reductions & infrastructure development required

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Cost, productivity, efficiency and fuel economy now offer the highest focus for technology investment, he said. Honda. Earlier post.).

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Strategic consortium to commercialize Virent’s BioForming Technology for low carbon fuels and bio-paraxylene

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Renewable fuels and chemicals company Virent has established a strategic consortium with Tesoro, Toray, Johnson Matthey and The Coca-Cola Company focused on completing the development and scale up of Virent’s BioForming technology to produce low carbon bio-based fuels and bio-paraxylene (a key raw material for the production of 100% bio-polyester).

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DOE to award up to $137M for SuperTruck II, Vehicle Technology Office programs

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One initiative, SuperTruck II ( earlier post ), will award $80 million to four projects to develop and to demonstrate cost-effective technologies that more than double the freight efficiency of Class 8 trucks. will design and develop a new more-efficient engine and advanced drivetrain and vehicle technologies. Gas Technology Institute.

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ABB wins 1st commercial order for 600 kW 15-second flash charging technology; electric buses in Geneva

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This will be the world’s fastest flash-charging connection technology taking less than 1 second to connect the bus to the charging point.

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Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg opens competence center for manufacturing technology and innovation for new production technologies

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Volkswagen has opened a competence center for technology and innovation and its Wolfsburg plant. Volkswagen employees will develop and test new production technologies on-site in the center’s near-production environment. The new technology and innovation center is currently testing human-machine interaction (HMI). Industry 4.0

PSA Peugeot Citroën: tests confirm environmental performance of BlueHDi SCR technology for diesel NOx control

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PSA Peugeot Citroën developed and invested in this technology so it could be deployed in late 2013, two years before mandated by regulations.

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Ford opens portfolio of patented technologies to competitors to accelerate industry-wide electrified vehicle development

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Ford Motor Company is offering competitors access to its electrified vehicle technology patents in a move to help accelerate industry-wide research and development of electrified vehicles. In 2014, Ford filed more than 400 patents dedicated to electrified vehicle technologies. Innovation is our goal.

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New Chevrolet Malibu to boast green technology

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General Motors'' brand Chevrolet has revealed the latest version of its popular Malibu model (pictured): with a host green technology.

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Honda To Cooperate With GM On Plug-In Hybrid Technology?

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Honda and General Motors may expand their cooperation on green cars, according to a report in the Japanese media. In 2013 the two automakers signed a partnership to develop hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains, which remains in effect until at least 2020. Now, it appears they may collaborate on plug-in hybrids as well. DON'T MISS: GM, Honda Latest.

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Honda R&D using IBM Watson IoT technology for real-time monitoring and data analysis in F1 racers

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Honda R&D is monitoring and analyzing data from more than 160 sensors in Formula One (F1) cars using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technology. As a race is taking place, data is streamed to the cloud and shared with the pit crew teams equipped with tablets and mobile technology.

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