MIT analysis finds current EVs could replace ~90% of personal vehicles now on the road based on driver’s energy consumption

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A study by a team at MIT has concluded that roughly 90% of the personal vehicles on the road in the US could be replaced by an electric vehicle available on the market today, even if the cars can only charge overnight. MIT Associate Professor Jessika Trancik, corresponding author of the paper published in Nature Climate , noted that this would more than meet near-term US climate targets for personal vehicle travel.

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IBM Research Initiative Developing Adaptive Systems to Provide Personalized Travel Routes to Avoid Gridlock

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IBM has launched a new research initiative to build personalized travel routes for commuters to avoid traffic gridlock. IBM researchers are using advanced analytics to develop adaptive traffic systems that will intuitively learn traveler patterns and behavior to provide more dynamic travel safety and route information to travelers than is available today. The data exists to give commuters and transportation agencies a better way to manage traffic but today it’s not connected.

IBM releases fifth annual Next Five in Five list of near-term significant innovations; personalized routing for commuting/transportation makes the cut

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Of the five, only one is directly transportation-related: Commuters will be able to quickly access personalized recommendations that help them avoid the congestion issues they routinely face and help them get where they need to go in the fastest time. Personalized routing.

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Electric Cars

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Most of the electric cars available today are 2 seaters and it can get quite uncomfortable if a third person tries to squeeze in. Lo and Behold! The future is here. Yes, we''re talking about the electric car. This modern marvel has actually been around for quite some time.

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Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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And personally I like better simple solutions. By comparison, NOx emissions in Travis county from motor vehicles totaled approximately 30,000 tons per year in 1996 -- the last year for which complete data was available. (1,

Failed Local Paper Put Out Of Its Misery - By Creative Greenius!

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In a surprise to to all but the most savvy readers of this blog, Joe Galliani, the Creative Greenius, today fired the editors of The Daily Breeze newspaper and took over responsibility for all local environmental news coverage and analysis.

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Audi survey finds more than half of US drivers would support government initiative to spur diesel vehicle sales

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The study was conducted in September 2013 among 2,041 US adults, among whom 1,629 identified themselves as regular drivers, driving their own personal vehicle at least once a once week or more often. Audi believes there are a variety of viable alternative fuel solutions, including electric, but diesel is readily available today. The objective is to reward efficiency, and diesel is an efficient alternative available today.

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Of course, everything has its drawbacks and one problem with charging at home is that it is not an option available for some city dwellers. The whole operation could take less than five minutes, pretty much the same amount of time many people spend filling their gas tanks at stations today.

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Ford enters 2 new European research collaborations for innovation in mobility and autonomous vehicles

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This month, the Ford European Research & Innovation Center in Aachen, Germany, and the Technology and Innovation Management Institute of RWTH Aachen University will launch the Personal Mobility Experience Innovation project. Personal Mobility Experience Innovation. Ford’s semi-autonomous vehicle features available today include Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Active Park Assist – with Traffic Jam Assist coming.

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Maersk and IBM launch TradeLens blockchain shipping solution; 154+ million shipping events already captured on platform

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Through better visibility and more efficient means of communicating, some supply chain participants estimate they could reduce the steps taken to answer basic operational questions such as “where is my container” from 10 steps and five people to, with TradeLens, one step and one person. The TradeLens APIs are open and available for developer access and feedback from participants in the platform. The TradeLens solution is available today through the Early Adopter Program.

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Electrify America, Sacramento announce Green City investments: ZEV car-sharing, ZEV bus and shuttle routes, EV charging systems

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This service will be available in Q1 2019. With 75% of the fleet expected to serve low-income and disadvantaged communities, Envoy provides equitable transportation for drivers running personal errands, as well those looking to participate in the gig economy and generate income that is 30% higher than the minimum wage. These cars will be available for rental by residents as a paid service at competitive rates.

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Volkswagen showcases inductive charging w/ “power lift”, autonomous and semi-autonomous capabilities & gesture control at CES

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Today, on all Volkswagen vehicles with an electric or plug-in hybrid drive system, the battery charging status is indicated in the instrument panel or via LEDs near the charging socket. It can accurately log whether the charging power listed for the station is actually available.

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Deloitte Survey finds only 4% of global consumers likely to be satisfied with current EVs despite increasing consideration and willingness to buy; higher ICE fuel economy reduces interest in EVs

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Consumers’ expectations around the performance and purchase price of electric vehicles are so divergent from the actual offerings available today, that no more than 2–4% of consumers worldwide would have their expectations met, according to a new survey from Deloitte.

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Mercedes-Benz presents autonomous Future Truck 2025 research vehicle; “Highway Pilot”

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The Highway Pilot is comparable to an autopilot system in an airplane—probably the most advanced form of autonomous mobility in existence today, the company noted. The radar sensor is the basis for the Proximity Control Assist and Emergency Braking Assist already available today.

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Ford and Microsoft Partnering on EV Smart Charging

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Microsoft Hohm is an Internet-based application, built on top of Azure, Microsoft’s new cloud-computing operating system, that provides consumers with personalized energy saving recommendations. Microsoft Hohm is available today for free to all US residential energy consumers. Ford Motor Company and Microsoft Corp.

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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Since the energy density of liquid fuels is unchallenged by any other form of energy carrier we have today, we will have to continue to use liquid fuel to support our society as we know it. Gasoline/diesel fueling stations to replenish the liquid fuel for these engines are readily available.

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