ARPA-E to award $14.5M to 5 projects to reduce energy use for transportation

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TRANSNET project teams will design and test new network optimization approaches, coupled with novel transportation and mobility simulations, to improve the energy efficiency of personal transportation. Each project team will also design a control architecture that combines wireless signals with personalized incentives to affect real-time energy use. ARPA-E Mobility Mobility services Personal Transit Urban mobility

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GM’s Maven and Uber to pilot flexible car-sharing offer

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, and Uber Technologies, Inc., There are no additional fees if a driver utilizes the vehicle for personal use. In nine months, Maven has grown to nine markets: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.,

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GM expands Maven carsharing to Denver, LA and San Francisco

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, is expanding to the western United States, adding the Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco markets. In 10 months, Maven has launched three products and has grown to 13 US cities: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; Jersey City, New Jersey; New York City; Orlando, Florida; San Diego; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C.

GM Maven introduces monthly offering for members; vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Volt

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has expanded its offerings to include a new monthly service, Maven Reserve. The curated Maven Reserve experience includes a dedicated parking space for the duration of the reservation and a personalized walk-through of the vehicle. Maven members pay a monthly fee to reserve a new GM vehicle loaded with technology for 28 days. Members can download the Maven app to view pricing by market in real time for Maven Reserve.

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Researchers map CO2 emissions for entire Los Angeles Megacity to help improve environmental policymaking

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Other cities Gurney has mapped to this degree are Indianapolis, Salt Lake City and Baltimore. Animated graphics help people visualize their city and their personal emissions to illustrate how their actions are affecting the environment in which they live.

Maven Gig begins expanding geographically; Bolt EV the most popular

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Future cities include Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Having unlimited mileage and insurance to cover personal and commercial use are extremely important for drivers in the gig economy. GM’s Maven Gig ( earlier post ) launched in San Francisco in November 2016 to provide vehicles for rideshare drivers; it since expanded the offering for package, grocery and food delivery drivers.

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GM’s Maven car-sharing reaches 1M miles driven in <4 months; Boston, Chicago, and DC joining lineup

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In less than four months, Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand ( earlier post ), has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., As previously announced, Express Drive will expand to additional markets including Boston, Baltimore and DC by the end of the year. and is adding Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Maven members have driven more than one million miles.

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GM restructuring; changing product development, production; 5 NA & 2 international plants shutting next year; staff reduction

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General Motors on Monday outlined a series of major restructuring steps that it said would accelerate its transformation for the future, building on the strategy it laid out in 2015 to strengthen its core business, to capitalize on the future of personal mobility and to drive significant cost efficiencies. Propulsion plants that will be unallocated in 2019 include: Baltimore Operations in White Marsh, Maryland.

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Man sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for selling $9 million in fraudulent renewable fuel credits

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According to evidence presented at the six day trial, Hailey owned Clean Green Fuel, LLC, located in the Baltimore, Md. Federal law enforcement agents investigated the scheme after a Baltimore County police detective working with Maryland’s federal financial crimes task force received a report about the large number of luxury cars parked in front of Hailey’s house. US District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Rodney R. Hailey, of Perry Hall, Md.,

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MIT study says combustion emissions cause ~200,000 premature deaths/year in US; vehicles and power generation top sources

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The researchers also mapped local emissions in 5,695 US cities, finding the highest emissions-related mortality rate in Baltimore, where 130 out of every 100,000 residents likely die in a given year due to long-term exposure to air pollution. Barrett says that a person who dies from an air pollution-related cause typically dies about a decade earlier than he or she otherwise might have.

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Berkeley Lab researchers develop Bchain protocol to make blockchain more robust

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Instead of one organization managing all of this information, blockchains store data via a network of personal computers. Both are now faculty members at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Blockchain—a technology used for verifying and recording digital transactions—could transform the way governments, global industries and science research operate, in addition to providing the foundation for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

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