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HERE unveils next-generation open platform real-time data services for automotive industry

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The goal is to ensure that drivers have more accurate and timely information with which they can make better driving decisions. Hazard light usage.

Tesla Model S race car revealed for Electric GT series

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Earlier this year, a group called Electric GT Holdings announced plans for a race series exclusively for the Tesla Model S electric car.

Is the Range Rover Evoque Convertible the most divisive car on the road?

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We all have our own preferences when it comes to cars, but there’s no doubt that some can be more offensive than others – just ask Jeremy Clarkson.

New high-performance foldable cathode for Li-S batteries based on 3D activated carbon fiber matrix

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An open access paper on their work is published in Scientific Reports. The electrical conductivity of the cathode is therefore not satisfied. He et al.

New ICCT study identifies significant potential to reduce aviation fuel consumption by up to 40% by 2034

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annually, by the adoption of cost effective technologies to improve engine efficiency, reduce aerodynamic drag, and trim aircraft empty weight.

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Lux Research charts complex partnership networks in stationary energy storage

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This is not an exhaustive list, but a starting point for getting a handle on a complex and fragmented segment. Click to enlarge. BYD – Wait and See.

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Study shows gasoline pre-blending in ethanol production could cut energy requirements of separation by 17-40%

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The most prevalent use of bioethanol is not as a fuel in its pure form but rather as an additive to petrol. —Stacey et al. Click to enlarge.

TomTom demonstrating lane-level localization for autonomous driving: HD Map and RoadDNA products

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—Willem Strijbosch, Head of Autonomous Driving at TomTom. Brief

Recargo progressing with WCEH fast-charger buildout; subcontract with Supercharger builder Black & Veach

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Earlier this year, Recargo, parent company to PlugShare, a leading charging station locator app, was awarded more than $1.6 Earlier post.).

GD Tech delivers prototype direct-CNG injectors to Fiat Powertrain for 13L IVECO engine; HDGas project

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GDTech Engineering s.a. has developed and delivered prototype direct-CNG injectors to Fiat Powertrain for heavy-duty long-haul LNG mono-fuel engines.

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Renault to unveil electric TREZOR concept car at the 2016 Paris Motor Show

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At the Paris Motor Show tomorrow, Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn and Laurens van den Acker, SVP Corporate Design, Renault, will unveil TREZOR, an electric concept car which features “surprising” proportions. In 2010, the DeZir concept car embodied the renewal of Renault’s brand identity by inaugurating a new styling signature. Brief

Nel ASA awarded contract in Latvia for new dual hydrogen fueling solution for cars and buses

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Nel Hydrogen Solutions, a division of Nel ASA, has been awarded a contract by SIA Hydrogenis, a leading hydrogen project developer in Latvia, for the delivery of the new dual capability H2Station, which offers a combined hydrogen fueling solution for cars and buses in Riga. The H2Station contract has a total value of €1.5 Brief

NVIDIA and TomTom developing cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars; DRIVE PX 2

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NVIDIA and TomTom, the Dutch mapping and navigation group, are partnering to develop artificial intelligence to create a cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars. Together, the solution accelerates support for real-time in-vehicle localization and mapping for driving on the highway. This collaboration is an important step for TomTom.

SAE ITC to create Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium; accelerating vehicle technologies development

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SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (ITC), an SAE International affiliate, has been selected by the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to create the Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium (DATC). Vehicle Safety Technologies. Vehicle Lightweighting. Autonomous Vehicles and Intelligent Systems. Brief

BioSolar begins development of high-energy anode technology

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BioSolar, a developer of energy storage technology and materials, has begun development of a high energy anode for current- and next-generation lithium batteries. While this anode is an independent technology, the Company will seek synergies with the Super Cathode technology it has been developing. Earlier post.). Batteries

Global Bioenergies joins Preem, Sekab and forestry in bio-isooctane project in Sweden

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In April this year, Preem, Sekab and Sveaskog entered into a collaboration to develop a gasoline fuel based entirely on forest resources with support from the Swedish Energy Agency. The consortium will study various plant scenarios t convert forestry products and residues profitably into bio-isooctane, a 100-octane rating, high-performance.

Velodyne LiDAR opens European operations

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Velodyne LiDAR has officially opened Velodyne Europe GmbH in the Frankfurt Rhein Main area in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The expansion of Velodyne operations will further enhance the production and engineering support model Velodyne LiDAR is implementing globally. Founded in 1983 by David S. Hall, Velodyne Acoustics Inc. Brief

BMW to partner with Andretti Formula E; may lead to works involvement

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As part of a new strategic realignment of its motosports activities, the BMW Group will partner with Andretti Formula E in the Formula E Championship. The cooperation with Andretti Formula E is initially set to run for two seasons. It includes cooperation at engineer level and the mutual use of resources. Brief

Audi tech development chief resigns

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Stefan Knirsch, Member of the Board of Management of Audi AG for Technical Development, has resigned , effective immediately. He had been appointed to that position at the beginning of this year, replacing Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg who left the company earlier after being suspended in connection with the diesel emissions scandal. Brief

Renault-Nissan and Microsoft enter multi-year agreement on next-gen connected driving

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have signed a global, multi-year agreement to partner on next-generation technologies to advance connected driving experiences worldwide. The companies will work together to develop next-generation connected services for cars powered by Microsoft Azure, one of the company’s intelligent cloud offerings.

Volkswagen Group & Audi accelerate fuel cell technology solutions program with Ballard

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Ballard Power Systems announced that automotive OEM Audi AG has issued purchase orders to Ballard to accelerate certain key development activities under the current long-term Technology Solutions program that Volkswagen Group has with Ballard. Earlier post.). The contract has an estimated value of C$100-140 million. —Dr. —Dr.

Daimler, Linde and OMV inaugurate new hydrogen station

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Hydrogen-powered vehicles can now refill their tanks at the OMV service station in Metzingen. The new hydrogen station is located at Auchtertstraße 19 in Metzingen. Clean mobility, rapid refueling and long ranges are the advantages offered by fuel cell-based electric mobility. —Norbert Barthle. Earlier post.). Brief

Toyota Motor Europe hybrid sales up 45% year-to-date; targeting 50% hybrid take-rate by 2020

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reported that sales of hybrids have increased 45% so far this year compared with the same period in 2015—which was already a record year. The company is tracking to sell close to 300,000 hybrids this year, said Karl Schlicht, Executive Vice President of TME. —Karl Schlicht. To date, 1.5 —Karl Schlicht.

Telecommunications and automotive majors form global cross-industry 5G Automotive Association

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Audi AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Incorporated have formed the “5G Automotive Association”. The association will develop, test and promote communications solutions, support standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration. —Dr.

AM General to build prototypes for the next-gen USPS Postal Delivery Vechicles; ZEV versions

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AM General’s designs for advanced postal vehicles have been selected by the US Postal Service (USPS) as part of the USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Prototype awards. The awards were in support of the service’s plans and need for the replacement of their aging fleet. The USPS is experiencing significant changes in delivery operations.

Wirth Research developing long-endurance hydrogen-powered terrain mapping drones

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UK-based Wirth Research has been contracted to develop and deliver a unique and bespoke prototype fleet of hydrogen fuel cell powered advanced terrain mapping drones for DERYL Research K.K.—a —a subsidiary of DERYL Group K.K., based in Japan. —Wirth Research founder and CEO, Nick Wirth. Brief

ICCT study finds that transitioning to low-GWP MAC refrigerants in China could avoid up to US$150B in costs

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Among the findings of the report, “HFC-134a phase-out in the Chinese light-duty motor vehicle sector”, was that, considering the social cost of CO 2 e, up to 1 trillion RMB in costs (US$150 billion) required to address climate change could be avoided through 2050 by transitioning to low-GWP alternative MACs. relative to HFC-134a and 98.6% Resources.

Ford offering adaptive steering on Super Duty and Edge

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Ford is offering adaptive steering on the Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup and Ford Edge SUV. Ford has been awarded eight patents, with 11 more filed, on the technology which has been offered in select vehicles for several years. Earlier post.). Up to one full revolution can be saved at low speeds when steering lock-to-lock. Brief

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New 1.6L diesel in 2018 Chevrolet Equinox related to Opel’s 1.6L CDTi Whisper Diesel

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The new 1.6-liter diesel engine to be offered in the US in the 2018 Equinox ( earlier post ) is similar to Opel’s 1.6L CDTi Whisper Diesel ( earlier post ) in Europe, and is derived from a common Italian-German-American medium diesel engine design, according to GM. The first application of the 1.6L Earlier post.). Diesel Engines

How fast IS a Tesla Model S P100D? How about 0-to-60 in 2.5 seconds?

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Last month, Tesla Motors announced new 100D versions of the Model S and Model X. But what about performance?

Formula E electric-car race coming to New York City next July

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Most drivers likely associate New York City with grueling traffic, scarce parking, and other aggravating situations. electric race cars?

Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Peugeot 3008 score big on Euro NCAP rating

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Don’t like seeing nice cars smashed to pieces? Avert your eyes now as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Peugeot 3008 have recently been put through their.

How to promote a Porsche hybrid? Bring its Le Mans sibling into rush-hour traffic

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Among the many reasons that carmakers get involved in racing is the value of motorsports as a promotional tool. It's considered a good way to burnish a brand's image, even if the cars being raced have little in common with the ones people can actually buy. This week, Porsche provided a very entertaining example of how this can be done. DON'T MISS.

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VW electric-car concept, Tesla Model S race car, National Drive Electric Week: Today's Car News

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Today, we have Volkswagen's 2016 Paris Motor Show electric-car concept, Electric GT's Tesla Model S race car, and a recap of National Drive Electric Week. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Electric GT series reveals its Tesla Model S race car. field of these cars will compete in seven races next year. Nissan Note hybrid is revealed.

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