Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

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The more time I spend with Lillian Light the more I admire, respect and flat out like her. I want to be as vital and meaningful as Lillian Light is when I grow up. I began our interview by asking Lillian about the early days of EPN which she helped found in 2001. What was your environmental priority in 2001 and what is it today? Have you had the impact you hoped to have when you started the org in 2001?

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US EPA extends E15 fuel waiver to MY 2001-2006 light-duty vehicles

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waived a limitation on selling gasoline that contains more than 10% ethanol for model year (MY) 2001 through 2006 passenger vehicles, including cars, SUVs, and light pickup trucks. On 13 October 2010, EPA had approved a waiver allowing the use of E15 for MY 2007 and newer cars and light trucks. MY2001 and newer light-duty cars and trucks. MY 2001 and newer medium-duty passenger vehicles (SUVs).

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EIA Annual Energy Outlook explores implications of behavior and demographics on light-duty vehicle energy demand

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Light-duty VMT is beginning to decouple from traditional drivers. The most recent of these In Focus articles explores the impact of demographics and behavior on light-duty vehicle (LDV) energy demand. More members of the older population are obtaining their licenses than in the past, but they also have altered their travel behavior, increasing their use of public transportation by 40% during the period from 2001 to 2009.

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EPA Grants E15 Waiver for MY 2007 and Newer Light Duty Vehicles

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a waiver for fuel containing up to 15% ethanol (E15) for model year 2007 and newer cars and light trucks. A decision on the use of E15 in model year 2001 to 2006 vehicles will be made after EPA receives the results of additional DOE testing, which is expected to be completed in November.

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Honeywell Set to Turbocharge 70% of US Diesel Light Truck Segment With Launch of Ford 2011 Super Duty Truck

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With Ford adopting Honeywell turbo technologies to boost its 2011 Super Duty Trucks, Honeywell says it will be turbocharging 70% of the US diesel light truck segment. General Motors uses Honeywell turbo technologies in its light duty diesel trucks as well. In addition to DualBoost, Honeywell also offers AVNT, a variable nozzle technology that was first introduced for light truck diesel engines in 2001.

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The Real Reason for USA based Economic Recessions.

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All of the recessions listed above were caused by oil except the early 2000 recession that was caused by September 11th, 2001. The Early 2000 recession was caused by the events of September 11th, 2001 and this was the mildest recession of any of the ones listed on this page. It was a perfect storm because from 2001 to 2007 the oil price was gradually increasing and it was the only price in the CPI market basket that was increasing during that time.

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Eni and FCA develop A20: 15% methanol, 5% ethanol high-octane gasoline blend

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By harnessing its low carbon content, bio component and high octane number (RON 100), the new alternative fuel emits up to 3% less in CO 2 exhaust emissions quantified using the new Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedures (WLTP). Within the scope of an agreement signed in November 2017 ( earlier post ), Eni and FCA have developed “A20”, a new fuel with a low level of emissions due to its 15% methanol and 5% bio-ethanol alcohol content.

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Daimler awards Quantum contract to develop advanced high capacity hydrogen storage systems for fuel cell vehicles

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has been awarded a purchase contract from Daimler AG for ultra-light weight hydrogen storage tanks. Quantum will apply its advanced ultra-light weight carbon composite and polymer liner technology to design and validate hydrogen tanks to the latest European standards and additionally to Mercedes-Benz safety, performance and durability specifications. Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.

2011 73

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

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Since 2001, the discrepancy between official measurements of vehicle efficiency and actual performance of new cars in everyday driving has more than quadrupled—a discrepancy that translates into €450 per year in extra fuel costs for the average vehicle. As a result, less than half of the on-paper reductions in CO 2 emissions since 2001 have been realized in practice. for selected brands in 2001 and 2015.

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E15 now available in North Dakota

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The fuel is approved by the EPA for all cars and light-duty vehicles with a model year of 2001 or newer, as well as flex-fuel vehicles. E15 blended gasoline is now available in four of North Dakota’s larger cities. North Dakota is the ninth state to offer the fuel blend containing 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline. The others are Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

EPA approves first applications for registration of ethanol to make E15

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Registration of ethanol to make E15 is a significant step toward its production, sale, and use in model year 2001 and newer gasoline-fueled cars and light trucks. E15 is not permitted for use in motor vehicles built prior to 2001 model year and in off-road vehicles and equipment such as boats and lawn and garden equipment. On 13 October 2010, EPA granted the first partial waiver for E15 for use in MY2007 and newer light-duty motor vehicles.

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Lawrence, KS gas station first to offer E15 in the US

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In June, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave final approval for the sale and use of E15 ethanol blends in light duty vehicles made since 2001. The first E15 (15 percent ethanol/85 percent gasoline) blend is now selling at the Zarco 66 station at 1500 E. 23rd Street in Lawrence, KS. Earlier post.) This represents nearly two-thirds of all vehicles on the road and nearly three-fourths of all miles driven.

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Greentech Media | Japan Accounts for 70% of Electric Vehicle Patents

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According to the survey, 16,670 patents concerning electric propulsion vehicles were filed around the world in 2001 to 2006. Of these patent applications, Japanese applicants filed more applications than applicants in any other region, accounting for 6,869 (76 percent) in 1995 to 2000 and 11,553 (69 percent) in 2001 to 2006.

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ICCT analysis finds real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap in Europe at all-time high of 42%

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However, says Dr. Peter Mock, Managing Director of ICCT Europe, since 2001 Europe has seen the largest increase in its gap. Since 2001, the discrepancy between official measurements of vehicle efficiency and actual performance of new cars in everyday driving has more than quadrupled (from 9% to 42%)—a discrepancy that translates into €400 (US$465) per year in extra fuel costs for the average vehicle.

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Senate bill would enable sales of E15 and higher ethanol blends year round; RVP waiver

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In June 2011, EPA approved blends of 15 vol % ethanol in gasoline for use in model year 2001 and newer passenger cars, light-trucks and medium-duty vehicles. At that time, EPA noted that the impact of E15 on overall evaporative emissions, including both immediate and durability-related, would not cause or contribute to light-duty vehicles exceeding applicable evaporative emissions standards, so long as the final fuel does not exceed a Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) of 9.0

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Ballard signs fuel cell supply agreement with Solaris; initial order of 10 modules as range extenders for electric trolley buses

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These two discrete modules have been designed, tested and validated for transit bus and light rail applications. Since the start of production in 1996, Solaris has manufactured more than 15,000 vehicles for delivery to 30 countries including Latvia, where the company has been active since 2001.

2016 73

Study finds rates of LDV fuel consumption in US peaked in 2004; indications of peak motorization

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In a follow-up study to his earlier analysis of trends of light-duty vehicle registration and distance driven in the US ( earlier post ), Dr. Michael Sivak of The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) finds that fuel consumption rates—per person, per driver, and per household—are declining, as are ownership and driving. Fuel consumed per registered light-duty vehicle. 2001 to 2006. -5%.

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Delphi fuel pumps compatible with new E15 measure from EPA

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Delphi announced that its OE quality fuel products are compatible with the new E15 measure approved last Friday by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase the amount of ethanol currently blended in fuel from 10% to 15% for all light-duty vehicles built in the last decade. This includes approximately 166 SKUs covering 32 million vehicles from 2001 to current model year.

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Moller’s Skycar rotary engine produces 3hp per pound

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By comparison, the popular light plane Rotax 912 engine produces 0.76 A four-passenger Skycar volantor was flown in 2001 before the Company’s stockholders. Products in development include the Skycar 400, Neuera and newly designed one- and two-passenger models of the Skycar Light Sport (LS) series. Paul Moller, President of Moller International , Inc.,

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13 environmental groups urge USPS to select plug-ins for next-generation delivery vehicles

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The USPS operates a fleet of more than 200,000 vehicles in all areas of the United States and its territories; approximately 163,000 of these are right-hand drive, light-duty carrier route vehicles (CRVs) purchased between 1987 and 2001. Thirteen environmental groups working on clean transportation solutions sent a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) urging it to select plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) for the next generation of delivery vehicles (NGDV).

2017 76

Johnson Controls to supply AGM batteries to Chery Jaguar Land Rover in China; introducing 48V micro hybrid system

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Start-Stop systems help reduce fuel consumption as the engine shuts off when the vehicle comes to a stop in traffic or at a red light. Johnson Controls has manufactured more than 18 million AGM batteries—initially launched in Europe—since 2001, and now produces more than 4.5 The 12-volt battery will continue to provide power to the vehicle starter, interior and exterior lights, and entertainment systems such as radios and DVD players.

New catalysts enable photocatalytic version of water gas shift reaction for H2 production

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Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) have found that noble metal nanoparticles supported on titanium dioxide or cerium dioxide can catalyze the industrially important water gas shift (WGS) reaction for hydrogen production at ambient temperatures using visible light irradiation. In this context, in the present manuscript we report the photocatalytic version of the WGS performed at ambient temperature with sunlight and visible light. Researchers at the Univ.

2013 69

NREL review of E15 effects on MY2001 and later cars finds no meaningful differences with E10

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A review of 43 studies of the effects of E15 (15% ethanol blends) on Model Year 2001 and newer cars by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that the studies reviewed showed no meaningful differences between E15 and E10 in any performance category. For 2001 and newer cars emission studies also show that engine control units are able to adequately compensate for the higher oxygen and lower energy content of E15.

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

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Here’s the way Thomas Friedman tells it in his great, “ Hot, Flat and Crowded &# (c) 2008: On May 7, 2001, then White House spokesman Ari Fleischer was asked the following question at the daily press briefing: “Does the President believe that given the amount of energy Americans consume per capita – how much it exceeds any other citizens in any other country in the world – does the President believe we need to correct our lifestyles to address the energy problem?&#.

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UMTRI study concludes number of LDVs in the US likely has not yet peaked

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The focus of this research was on light-duty vehicles (cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans). The number of light-duty vehicles in 1984 stood at 156.8 This rate increased to a maximum of 1.16, which was reached in 2001, 2005, and 2006. This rate increased to a maximum of 2.05, which was reached in 2001, 2005, and 2006.

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EPA: US greenhouse gases up 2% in 2013; increased coal consumption, cool winter

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From 1990 to 2013, transportation emissions from fossil fuel combustion rose by 13% while the number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by light-duty motor vehicles (passenger cars and light-duty trucks) increased 35% from 1990 to 2013, as a result of a confluence of factors including population growth, economic growth, urban sprawl, and low fuel prices during the beginning of this period. billion gallons in 2001 to 1.4 US GHG emissions by sector, 1990-2013. Source: EPA.

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TM4 and Prestolite Electric Beijing forming JV for heavy-duty electric traction systems

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TM4 will continue to supply the ASEAN markets with technologies related to light electric vehicles. Prestolite Electric (Beijing) Limited (PEBL) was established in March, 2001. Its customers include nearly every manufacturer of small to large displacement diesel engines, mid-size to large-size buses, light-duty to heavy-duty trucks, mid-grade to high-grade off-road equipments and marine engines and gen-sets.

2012 83

Corning investing $170M to expand clean air products plant in Shanghai; increased substrate capacity for automotive emissions control

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The investment will be used to expand the Corning Shanghai Company Limited (CSCL) facility and to increase its capacity to manufacture emissions control substrates for light-duty (automotive) passenger vehicles. Corning Shanghai Company Limited, which is wholly owned by Corning Incorporated, is an advanced emissions control substrate facility that first began shipping product in early 2001.

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Approval for E15 passes a milestone

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ethanol (E15) for use in model year 2001 and newer light duty vehicles. gasoline intended for use in E15, ethanol intended for use in E15, or final E15 blend) is only introduced into commerce for use in MY2001 and newer light duty motor vehicle. ”. EPA has informed the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) that the RFA Model E15 Misfueling Mitigation Plan would generally be sufficient to satisfy the partial waivers’ requirement for a misfueling mitigation plan.

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Riversimple introduces Rasa prototype two-seater fuel cell vehicle; 300 miles on 1.5kg H2; production version in 2018

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Supported by a £2-million (US$2.9-million) grant from the Welsh government in 2015, the Rasa was designed for lightness, strength, affordability and safety. Headquartered in Wales, Riversimple was founded in 2001 (under the previous name of OScar Automotive) by the Oxford and Cranfield University graduate, and automotive engineer, Hugo Spowers, with the primary purpose of “pursuing, systematically, the elimination of the environmental impact of personal transport.”.

2016 76

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. —“HFC-134a phase-out in the Chinese light-duty motor vehicle sector”.

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ICCT update finds real-world vehicle fuel economy gap continues to widen in Europe to 40%

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Since 2001, the discrepancy between official measurements of vehicle efficiency and actual performance of new cars in everyday driving has more than quadrupled—a discrepancy that now translates into €450 (US$500) per year in extra fuel costs for the average vehicle. A new and more appropriate test procedure, the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), has been developed through the United Nations and is ready for implementation in the EU as early as 2017.

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Swiss team concludes that particulate filters should be mandatory for GDI engines

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For the study, the team selected seven direct-injection gasoline cars, including a Mitsubishi Carisma (2001 model, exhaust emission standard Euro 3). All the vehicles were tested based on the WLTP cycle (Worldwide Light-Duty Vehicles Test Pro-cedure), which will be mandatory for newly licensed models as of September 2017.

2017 92

UPS-led SEUL consortium switches on smart-grid fleet charging solution in London; maxing out on EVs without expensive grid upgrades

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The system adopts an “intelligent” approach to charging by spreading this throughout the night so that the building can use the power it needs to run the business of logistics (lights, sortation machinery and IT) and ensure that all EVs are fully charged by the time they are needed in the morning, but at the same time never exceed the maximum power available from the grid.

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XG Sciences and Oak Ridge National Laboratory launch joint-development program for advanced titanium/graphene composite materials

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Titanium is an important structural material for a variety of industrial, commercial, and military applications due to its light weight, high strength, and corrosion resistance; however, utilization of titanium in many applications is limited due to its low thermal conductivity. James Robertson, Stuart Godfrey, and Malcolm Ward-Close (2001) Titanium metal matrix composites. XG Sciences, Inc.,

2012 76

The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

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The EPN has been around since 2001 and to be honest, I should have gotten involved with them a long time ago. I continue to volunteer for the SBESC and will be doing community awareness and outreach at several Earth Day Events – so why not come out and meet the Greenius and get yourself a free CFL light bulb, a low flow showerhead or a faucet aerator? The Greenius in Yosemite.

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Consortium successfully runs silicon carbide multiport DC-DC converter in EV

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For this project we have developed a rolling test bed based on a light commercial vehicle chassis, which has a 75 kW traction motor. Prodrive has worked on hybrid and electric vehicle programs for more than a decade, starting with a prototype four-wheel drive parallel petrol/electric hybrid built in 2001. Silicon Carbide multiport DC-DC converter fitted to the Tata Vista EV. Click to enlarge.

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SolarCity introduces energy storage for businesses; Tesla battery technology

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At the same time, while overall electricity usage in the US has increased only modestly since 2001—approximately 10% according to the US Energy Information Administration—utility revenues have increased more than 50% in the same time period. SolarCity has unveiled a smart energy storage system to address rising utility demand charges and increasing grid outages affecting businesses.

GM opens new US$200M diesel engine facility in Thailand; first to produce new 4-cylinder Duramax diesels

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GM Thailand has also employed environmental-protection processes throughout the facility, including using lighting that consumes 40 percent less energy compared with regular systems. million Duramax 6.6-liter engines have been sold since 2001. General Motors opened a new diesel engine plant in Rayong, Thailand. The US$200 million facility, which is adjacent to the automaker’s vehicle manufacturing plant, represents GM’s most significant powertrain investment in Southeast Asia.

EPA approves first company plans for E15 misfueling mitigation; E15 may be lawfully introduced to market

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introduced into commerce for use in Model Year (MY) 2007 and newer cars, light-duty trucks, and SUVs. In January 2011, EPA partially approved the E15 Waiver Request to be introduced into commerce for use in MY 2001 and newer cars, light-duty trucks, and SUVs. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the first plans from individual companies for satisfying the misfueling mitigation conditions of the E15 partial waivers.

2012 84

ICCT study finds increasing discrepancy between type-approval and real-world fuel consumption in European cars

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transport (ICCT) has found that the gap between type-approval and “real-world” fuel consumption / CO 2 values for European cars increased from about 8% in 2001 to 21% today, with a particularly strong increase since 2007. However, the magnitude of reduction in reality appears to be only about half of what is suggested by the type-approval values (about 7% instead of 15% since 2001).

2012 86

Singapore introducing stiff new feebate scheme for low carbon cars

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The label, which carries Singapore’s Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) logo, is required to be affixed on cars and light goods vehicles (LGVs) that have been approved from 1 July 2012 and are displayed for sale. The outgoing Green Vehicle Rebate (GVR) scheme was introduced in 2001 to encourage the take up of green vehicles.

Redpine Signals introduces multi-protocol wireless V2X solution with ultra-low power and low cost

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A few sample applications such as Emergency Electronic Brake Light (EEBL) have also been provided to assist in the development activity. Redpine was founded in 2001 and was the first in the industry to launch an ultra low power and low-cost single-stream 802.11n chipset in late 2007. Redpine Signals has introduced a multi-protocol wireless solution with ultra-low power and a low cost designed to drive the emergence of the connected car.

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