Autonomous Electric Hearse: Designer's Concept For The Last Mile

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hearse plug-in cars concepts fleetElectric powertrains have been applied to a wide variety of road vehicles to reduce emissions, from small city cars, to fairly large delivery trucks. But there's one category of vehicle where electrification hasn't really been considered. It's customarily the last vehicle most people will ever ride in. DON'T MISS: Plug-in Hearse Offers To Whisk.

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Porsche Mission E electric car concept design video

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The Porsche Mission E that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show isn't just another concept car. It previews a production electric car Porsche plans to launch before the end of the decade.

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Fuel-cell concepts from 50 years ago: famed designer Brooks Stevens

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Most car buyers would be hard-pressed to name a single automobile designer working today. But it wasn't always that way: names like Raymond Loewy and Harley Earl were known well outside the design studios where they created the "cars of tomorrow." A half-century-old concept from designer Brooks Stevens underscores the futuristic nature of hydrogen. future hydrogen History concept hydrogen fuel cell

Koito and Quanergy collaborate to design automotive headlight concept with built–in solid-state LiDAR

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a leading provider of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, are collaborating to design an automotive headlight concept with built-in Quanergy S3 solid state LiDAR sensors ( earlier post ). Koito Manufacturing Co., the largest global maker of automotive headlights, and Quanergy Systems, Inc.,

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Motiv Engines introduces 2nd-generation split-cycle concept; MkII Clarke-Brayton heavy-duty engine being designed for LNG

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Motiv Engines, LLC introduced the second-generation of its engine concept dubbed the MkII Clarke-Brayton Engine, which it intends to develop into a heavy-duty on-highway engine fueled by liquid natural gas (LNG). Concept Engines Engines Natural Gas

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Ontario seeking design concepts for hydrogen-powered regional rail trains

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The Canadian province of Ontario is electrifying its GO rail network to transform how people move around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), and is seeking design concepts for hydrogen-powered trains as an alternative to conventional overhead wires. A number of rail vehicle manufacturers will be commissioned to prepare designs and to demonstrate the impact that incorporating hydrogen fuel cells into bi-level trains would have on the performance of the GO rail network.

Honda FCV Concept Debuts: Design Evolution For 2016 Fuel-Cell Car

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The Honda FCV Concept offers more hints as to what the five-passenger mid-size sedan will look like when it appears on Japanese roads in early 2016, powered only by hydrogen. DON''T MISS: Honda FCEV Concept Previews Next-Gen Production Fuel Cell Car: Live Photos (Nov A revised version of Honda''s hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle debuted in Japan today.

Volvo Trucks testing long-haul hybrid powertrain in Concept Truck

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With the Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long-haul applications. Volvo Trucks first unveiled the Volvo Concept Truck in May 2016, and has now developed and enhanced the vehicle even further.

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Toyota’s electric Me.We concept nominated for Design of the Year award

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concept has been shortlisted for the Transport award as part of the Designs of the Year awards at London’s Design Museum. The truly visionary concept is an electric supermini concept designed as a ‘anti-access’ vehicle were use of limited resources in minimised and repla[.].

Saudi Aramco team finds dual-fuel Octane-on-Demand concept can outperform E30 gasoline

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The concept of using a second, high octane fuel on demand to augment the performance of a standard gasoline fuel reaches back to the 1940s, with a recent resurgence in interest generated by the need to increase engine efficiency.

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Designer creates green concept for VW

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With an increasing demand for storage space and urgency to go green, designer Mark Kruse has come up with a solution aimed at the Volkswagen brand. His vehicle, dubbed the Concept S, is a versatile and modular car which aims to offer an affordable alternative for city dwellers. Though its versatility is one of its most marketable attributes, also noteworthy is that the car has been designed to run on four different individual electric motors - one in each wheel hub.

Mitsubishi eX concept crossover highlights design and electric vehicle technology directions

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) unveiled the Mitsubishi eX electric crossover concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. MMC intends the eX to showcase next-generation electric vehicle technologies, as well as a new take on the Dynamic Shield front design concept.

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Shell Project M Concept City Car: Huge Efficiency Gains Possible, Designer Gordon Murray Says

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Famed car designer Gordon Murray will team up with former Honda engine specialist Osamu Goto and oil company Shell to develop a concept for "an ultra-compact, efficient car for city use based around the internal combustion engine." Manufacturing minicar City car Gordon Murray concept Fuel Economy Shell T25

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Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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Michael Mauer will lead Group Design in addition to his present function at Porsche. Mauer studied vehicle design and began his career at Mercedes-Benz in 1986, holding various functions until 2000, including design responsibility for the A-Class, SLK and SL models as well as Smart design. He moved to Saab as Executive Director Design in 2000 and was also given responsibility for Advanced Design at General Motors Europe in 2003.

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Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan: Final Design, Price Revealed For Japan

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Specifically, it provided images of the final production version''s exterior design--little changed from the concept it showed at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2013--along with Toyota has said for many years that it plans to build and sell a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, and now the company has trickled out some more information on that car.

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Daimler and BASF jointly develop smart forvision concept electric vehicle; energy efficiency, temperature management and lightweight design

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Daimler and BASF have developed a new joint concept electric vehicle that combines both companies’ ideas for holistic electric mobility. The use of advanced materials and technologies allowed new concepts to be implemented in the electric car that generate power as well as save it.

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Volvo CE unveils the next generation of its autonomous electric load carrier concept

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The second-generation concept machine is part of an electric site research project that aims to transform the quarry and aggregates industry, reducing carbon emissions by up to 95% and total cost of ownership by up to 25%. The HX1 was proof of concept.

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Audi’s Aicon autonomous concept: Level 5 with 700-800 km electric range

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Audi is showcasing its autonomous driving strategy at the IAA 2017 with the production Audi A8 (conditional automated driving at level 3 as standard) and two concept cars will also be demonstrating the Audi vision for level 4 and level 5. The suspension is designed for maximum comfort.

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BMW unveils electric Megacity vehicle design

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Take a look at the design sketch for the BMW Megacity electric vehicle (below), which is due on the market in 2013. At the company’s Innovation Days briefing it revealed the design along with a new LifeDrive architecture on which the vehicle is based. The concept consists of two horizontally separated independent modules with the drive [.].

Mini Electric Concept revealed before Frankfurt auto show debut

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The Mini Electric Concept is recognizable as the three-door hardtop version of the famous British small car, but numerous design. We've known since last July that an all-electric Mini Cooper will go into production in 2019. Now, we can see the first renderings of the car that will make its official debut at the Frankfurt auto show in two weeks. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW Mini E

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Novel opposed-piston free-piston linear generator for hybrids seeks to overcome drawbacks of earlier designs

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Design of opposed-cylinder free-piston linear generator from earlier works with single, centered linear generator. Most of this work focused on a similar design: a single linear generator placed between two opposed cylinders, as in the diagram at right from Shanghai Jiaotong.

Continental introduces novel aluminum wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles

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Continental has developed a new wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles. The “New Wheel Concept” wheel rim consists of two aluminum (Al) parts: an inner Al carrier star with an Al brake disk and an outer Al rim well with the tire.

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Volkswagen Group brings new Audi and Porsche EV concepts, Volkswagen PHEV concept to Frankfurt; 20 more plug-ins by 2020

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Dr. Martin Winterkorn said that “ The Porsche Mission E and the Audi e-tron quattro concept are nothing less than a quantum leap for our industry ”—both vehicles have an all-electric range of 500 kilometers (311 miles).

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Toyota reveals Me.We electric car concept made with bamboo

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Revealing what it dubs an ‘anti-crisis’ car, Toyota’s new battery-powered concept is nothing if not visionary. Developed in association with French designer, Jean-Marie Massaud, the new Me.We Toyota concept electric car

UTRC and ANGP unveil first low-pressure conformable natural gas tank design

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UTRC developed its unique tank concept under ARPA-E’s Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy (MOVE) program. ANGP holds an exclusive license to UTRC’s design for a conformable, non-metal composite tank containing activated carbon adsorbents at pressures up to 1,000 psi.

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Jaguar Land Rover's Future Electric-Car, Efficiency Concepts Previewed

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With European prestige-car makers scrambling to respond to the unexpected and disruptive arrival of electric-car company Tesla Motors, a host of luxury car brands have been showing off their electric concepts. The coming Frankfurt Motor Show will see design studies by Audi and Porsche, possibly others, that point toward future all-electric.

SMDI design study produces twist beam concept that reduces mass ~30% relative to baseline assembly

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An S-Beam Design based on 22MnB5 sheet, DP780 tube and HSLA550 materials was predicted to have a 14.9% Durability (Max Twist load case) and strength (Max Vertical load case) were the primary design drivers for both designs. U-beam design. S-beam design.

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Schaeffler presents high-performance 48V concept mild hybrid vehicle at Aachen

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As part of the 25 th Aachen Colloquium this week in Germany, Schaeffler is unveiling the “Schaeffler High Performance 48 Volt” concept vehicle. A 48V motor can be located in any number of different configurations in the vehicle, depending on the design of the system.

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MAHLE to present highly efficient 48V electric vehicle concept at IAA: MEET

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MAHLE has developed a highly efficient 48-volt electric vehicle concept for urban mobility. The modular design could be transferred to a wide range of platforms, MAHLE said.

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Nissan unveils Vmotion 2.0 concept signaling future design, zero-emission and autonomous directions

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a new concept vehicle that signals the company’s future sedan design direction and Intelligent Mobility technology—Nissan’s roadmap to achieve zero emissions and zero fatalities. At the 2017 North American International Auto Show, Nissan unveiled Vmotion 2.0,

Audi unveils Q8 sport concept with 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV); drive system coming to “many” Audi models

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi is presenting the Audi Q8 sport concept, a new performance-oriented take on the Q8 concept study introduced at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show. All other screens in the Audi Q8 sport concept are touch displays.

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BASF and Hyundai Motor showcase RN30 concept at K Fair; new lightweight and performance materials

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Hyundai Motor unveiled the RN30 high-perfromance concept at the Paris Motor Show in September. The RN30, jointly developed by BASF and Hyundai Motor Company, combines key solutions from the chemical industry with purposeful aerodynamic design and specialized high-performance technologies.

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Audi reveals shocking, new EV city car concept

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Audi has released the details of a bizarre new electric vehicle concept to rival the Renault Twizy Z.E. In what seems an odd design for the premium car brand, the new Audi urban concept is a two seat vehicle, where the passenger sits behind the driver. Audi says its new urban concept is designed to [.]. Audi Electric cars concept E-Tron electric car Frankfurt urban concept

Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform

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In a demonstration of its ongoing development of advanced alternative powertrains, Audi unveiled the new h-tron quattro fuel cell concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). One of the key features of the h-tron quattro concept is the 3-way power DC/DC converter.

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Volvo Concept Coupe Plug-In Hybrid: Classic P1800 Reimagined

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"The new Volvo Concept Coupé reveals how we could shape our cars from now on. Free from the superficial surface excitement of other car brands, we add emotional value to the Volvo brand with the calm, confident beauty that is the hallmark of Scandinavian design."

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Audi A7 piloted driving concept “Jack” now driving more naturally

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Audi’s latest version of its piloted driving research car, the Audi A7 concept “Jack,” has not only learned how to autonomously perform all of its driving maneuvers on the expressway, it has also learned how to show consideration for other road users.

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NASA electric research plane designated the X-57, nickname: “Maxwell”; SCEPTOR

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NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.” The X-57 features 14 electric motors turning propellers, all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing. Credits: NASA Langley/Advanced Concepts Lab, AMA, Inc.

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Faraday Future Shows FFZero1 Concept, But What Did We Learn?

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Mysterious startup carmaker Faraday Future has now revealed the FFZERO1 concept, a supercar built to demonstrate the flexibility of its modular electric-car architecture. The Variable Platform Architecture, or VPA, is essentially a skateboard design with a flat battery pack, a motor on one or both axles, and crash structures front and rear.

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Chevrolet unveils Bolt EV Concept; 200+ electric miles for ~$30,000

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Chevrolet introduced the Bolt EV concept crossover—a vision for an affordable, long-range all-electric vehicle designed to offer more than 200 miles of range starting around $30,000.

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Is Walmart's WAVE Concept Truck The Fuel-Efficient Future Of Semis?

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That''s why Walmart is getting into the truck-design business with the WAVE--Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience--concept.

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