ARB: California not tracking to meet required GHG reductions due to transportation; significant changes in communities and systems required

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While overall, California has hit its 2020 climate target ahead of schedule due to strong performance in the energy sector, meeting future targets will require a greater contribution from the transportation sector. The Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008, Senate Bill (SB) 375, was passed into law in 2008. SB 375 recognizes the critical role of integrated transportation, land use, and housing decisions to meet state climate goals.

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VW uncovers irregularities in type-approval CO2 levels affecting about 800K vehicles as part of diesel investigation

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Under the ongoing review of all processes and workflows in connection with diesel engines, Volkswagen investigators established that the CO 2 levels—and thus the fuel consumption figures—for some models were set too low during the CO 2 certification process. This should lead to a reliable assessment of the legal, and the subsequent economic consequences of this not yet fully explained issue, Volkswagen said. Climate Change Engines Fuel Efficiency Regulations

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Volkswagen Group invested €11.5B (US$12.9B) in R&D in 2014; ongoing focus on electromobility and digitalization of vehicles

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That is why he would like to see “ in Europe in particular, a climate where new technologies are not eyed with suspicion right from the outset ”, but rather a climate “ where innovations are truly welcome. ” And, more importantly, this is about our responsibility for protecting the climate. This means the Group is already well below the legal limit for 2015. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Market Background Research Sustainability Urban mobility

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Continental focusing on automated driving as key long-term technology strategy; receives approval to test automated vehicles on Nevada roads

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However, the time frame for development of this necessary safety architecture will not be the sole factor that determines the timing of market launch: Legislative bodies will take the major decisions as to when and how automated vehicles will be introduced onto the market, and the required legal framework still needs to be drawn up. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Safety Vehicle Systems

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$90M UR:BAN research initiative presenting results on ADAS and traffic management for cities; intelligent vehicles

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All these challenges are supported by studies of legal issues and effectiveness evaluation. In addition to avoiding collisions, Opel is also working on improving inner-city traffic conditions for the benefit of motorists, city dwellers and the climate. Autonomous driving Compressed Air Engines Connected vehicles Controls and controllers Driver Assistance Systems Microprocessors and controls Safety Sensors Urban mobility V2X

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Eliminate fuel vehicles in the UK to enlarge the move

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The British charging pile company Connected Kerb recently stated that it has reached a cooperation agreement with the British government. In 2019, the UK revised the Climate Change Act and formally established the carbon neutrality goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Siemens presents three-point plan for implementing cost-efficient energy transition in Germany

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This scenario would ensure that Germany meets its climate targets, Siemens said. The climate goal can be reached by 2030 with fewer renewable energy sources at substantially lower costs. The regulations for plants that are already in operation, however, would remain unchanged to guarantee investment security and legal certainty. Climate Change Europe Policy Power Generation

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Europe Expands Virtual Borders To Thwart Migrants

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If it were legal to deliver rescued migrants to Libya, it would be as cheap as sending rescue boats a few extra kilometers south instead of east. Meanwhile, legal scholars and civil-society groups are asking whether a hands-off border can really keep Europe’s hands clean.

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BMW Group makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction

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I firmly believe the fight against climate change and how we use resources will decide the future of our society—and of the BMW Group. We have made a very clear commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Genesis GV60 review: Compact SUV a milestone for Korean luxury maker

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Wireless smartphone connection is missing as a result of an ongoing dispute between Hyundai and Apple. Being such a big performing powertrain, it’s no surprise it delivers strongly from tip-in throttle to well past legal speed limits.

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MINI introduces new MINI Cooper SE EV

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The safety concept for the new MINI Cooper SE is thus in line with the high standards of the BMW Group, which go beyond legal requirements. It uses 75% less energy than a conventional electric heating system and provides a high level of climate comfort in winter mode. The driver can use the MINI Connected Remote App to set the intended time of departure so as to pre-condition the interior in advance as required. MINI has introduced the new MINI Cooper SE electric vehicle.

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CCEMC launches $35M international challenge to find useful applications for carbon

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Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) ( earlier post ) has issued a $35-million open innovation international challenge to create new, carbon-based products and markets. Since 2007, Alberta companies that annually produce more than 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over a baseline are legally required to reduce their greenhouse gas intensity by 12%.

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Advocating electric in the heartland

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With the support of the Sierra Club and other organizations, the ordinance was challenged legally and eventually landed in the Kansas Supreme Court where it was ruled illegal last April. “It

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An Army of Grain-harvesting Robots Marches Across Russia

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An integrated display and control system in the cab handles driving based on a video feed from a single low-resolution camera, no GPS or Internet connectivity required. As soon as the camera and the box are mounted and connected to the combine's control system, we're good to go.

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An Army of Grain-harvesting Robots Marches Across Russia

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An integrated display and control system in the cab handles driving based on a video feed from a single low-resolution camera, no GPS or Internet connectivity required. As soon as the camera and the box are mounted and connected to the combine's control system, we're good to go.

Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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With the e-tron services in the Audi connect portfolio, drivers can use their smartphones to control such functions as charging and heating or cooling. Audi connect, which is also standard, connects the Q7 e-tron quattro to the internet via the fast LTE standard. With the Audi MMI connect app, the smartphone can be used to remotely control charging and interior heating or cooling, call up the battery status and display data about past trips.

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Audi TechDay e-mobility, Part 2: systems and components

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Besides the cells and the cooling system other components round off the battery system, namely the high-voltage and service connections, the electronic battery management system, the electro-mechanical components, the housing and various sensors and actuators. At an ordinary household single-phase connection the vehicle’s battery can be fully charged in about six hours, according to this model calculation, assuming that 2.5

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GM, Segway partner on two-wheel city vehicle | Green Tech - CNET News

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Now, connect those vehicles in an Internet-like web and you can greatly enhance the ability of people to move through cities, find places to park and connect to their social and business networks," Larry Burns, GMs vice president of R&D and strategic planning, said in a statement. Minus two when people realize that if theyre going to get stuck in traffic, they might as well do so in the climate controlled comfort of a car.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

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Until then, we also recommend you look at the FAQ at the Climate Progress Blog and the FAQ by Hybrids-Plus , an after-market converter of hybrid cars, for answers to many questions! However, there is a legal precedent set by aftermarket modifiers arguing that original auto warranties cannot be voided completely by modifications, and that only the part(s) affected by retrofit will have their warranties voided.

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