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.

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Infiniti Q Inspiration concept designed with autonomy, VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine in mind

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Infiniti unveiled its Q Inspiration Concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Previewing a new generation of Infiniti vehicles, the Q Inspiration Concept proposes how an innovative VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine powertrain ( earlier post ), next-level autonomous drive technologies, and a unique human-centric interior could enrich the experience of drivers in the mid-size sedan segment.

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Lamborghini presents electric super sports car design concept, developed in collaboration with MIT labs

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Automobili Lamborghini, a member of the Volkswagen Group, unveiled its new design concept for a future Lamborghini electric super sports car: the “Lamborghini of the Terzo Millennio”, developed in collaboration with two MIT laboratories. Design.

2017 78

Goodyear showcases two concept tires designed for autonomous driving

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At the Geneva Motor Show, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced two concept tires designed with autonomous driving in mind. Both tires are designed with safety in mind, which according to recent studies, is a key concern among consumers around autonomous vehicles.

2016 78

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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MINI to present MINI Electric Concept design study at the IAA; all-electric production model in 2019

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MINI will present the new MINI Electric Concept design study at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt am Main. Designed for use in urban areas, this concept car offers a window into how pure-electric day-to-day mobility might look in the years ahead.

2017 85

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,

2017 78

Cadillac unveils Escala Concept, previewing future design direction; 4.2L twin-turbo V-8 with Active Fuel Management

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Cadillac revealed the Escala Concept, introducing the next evolution of Cadillac design and previewing the craftsmanship and technology being developed for many future models. Escala is a concept with two clear objectives.

2016 78

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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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

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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.

Volvo Technology Award for wave piston design

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The Volvo Group’s new truck engines are more fuel efficient as a result of their new piston design which adds waves to the piston crown to improve the use of oxygen. The new wave design has now been patented.

2017 78

ŠKODA showing VisionC dual-fuel design concept at Geneva

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ŠKODA will showcase a five-door concept coupé—ŠKODA VisionC—powered by a CNG/gasoline bivalent 1.4 Based in the Czech Republic and part of the Volkswagen Group, ŠKODA is using the concept to highlight the evolution of the brand, as well as compliance with Europe’s 95 g/km target.

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.

2015 85

Argonne team identifies optimized engine designs for a given fuel

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have pinpointed optimized engine designs for a given fuel.

2017 78

Toyota launches e-Palette autonomous electric concept and mobility system

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At CES in Las Vegas, Toyota Motor introduced the autonomous electric e-Palette Concept Vehicle, which is designed to meet the demands of future multi-mode transportation and business applications. e-Palette Concept Vehicle.

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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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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.,

2017 60

Techrules unveils production design of series-hybrid Ren RS with micro-turbine range extender; 330 km/h

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Techrules, a China-based automotive R&D company ( earlier post ) is unveiling the final production design of its Ren RS series-hybrid supercar at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Techrules first presented its TREV technology at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in its GT96 and AT96 concept cars.

2018 95

MIT-led team devises new approach to designing solid ion conductors; implications for high-energy solid-state batteries

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Therefore, it is of great importance to design new lithium ion conductors having not only high Li conductivity but also being stable during battery operation. The new concept was developed by a team led by MIT W.M. That’s where the new design principle comes in.

2018 85

Volkswagen unveils electric, Level 5 autonomous I.D. VIZZION concept sedan

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Family is Volkswagen’s range of newly-developed electric vehicles with long driving ranges and visionary design that will come to market in quick succession. models have already been presented as concept cars: the compact I.D.; These controls can also fully stop the concept car.

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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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Goodyear develops new tire technology to optimize EV performance; also introduces Oxygene concept with moss

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The tread design also prevents sound waves from entering its grooves, reducing interior and exterior tire noise. In addition, the sidewall has been designed to reduce aerodynamic drag and the profile yields less rotating mass, resulting in reduced energy consumption.

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“WaterBone” design wins grand prize in ARPA-E LITECAR Challenge

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The winning design: “WaterBone”. 254 conceptual designs were submitted. The envelope’s material is a polymer composite, which provides desirable characteristics of a monocoque design. The monocoque-spaceframe design is built using additive manufacturing (3D printing) technology.

2015 101

Next Generation Concept SUV

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Concept vehicles highlight features and designs that drivers will see in the models they buy in a year or two. Second, the concept SUV included very detailed exterior features. Mercedes-Benz envisions the concept SUV being powered by a hydrogen fuel cell to generate electricity.

Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept to be used as race taxi in Formula E; “virtuality turns into reality”

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Audi has produced the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept car, which it will deploy as a race taxi in Formula E starting with the race in Rome on Saturday 14 April. Many of these concept cars were subsequently built as full-scale models as well and presented at trade shows.

2018 108

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.

2016 85

Mazda hybrid concept features origami-inspired design

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A new hybrid car design has been unveiled, inspired by the art of origami. The new Mazda Deep Orange 3 features a folded sheet metal process, that uses the same techniques used by practitioners of the paper-folding art to build its load-bearing structure, as patented by Industrial Origami.

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Infiniti’s concept EV wins design award

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Nissan’s luxury brand Infiniti has been recognised for the design of its first range-extended electric car with a new award. The Infiniti Emerg-e has won a prestigious award from the German Design Council. The concept car, first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year took the prize in the Concepts category. A prize [.]. Nissan award electric car Infiniti

Williams Advanced Engineering unveils lightweight electric car platform concept

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Williams Advanced Engineering is displaying an innovative lightweight EV platform concept, named the FW-EVX, at this year’s Low Carbon Vehicle Show, Millbrook, UK, 6-7 September. This new approach is designed to make EVs lighter, safer and greener, with longer range and better performance.

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Michelin Vision concept wheel/tire: airless, connected, rechargeable, organic

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At Movin’On 2017, Michelin presented its new Vision concept tire. The concept tire—which combines the functions of wheel and tire—is airless, connected, rechargeable, customizable and organic, is both a wheel and a tire.

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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.

2012 106

Electric I-Pace may lead Jaguar design, style into the future

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In January 2007, Jaguar dropped a bombshell, in the form of the C-XF concept sedan it unveiled at that year's Detroit auto show. The sleek, fastback shape, simple rectangular grille with recessed mesh, and swept-back cat's-eye headlights yanked Jaguar design out of its fusty retro-traditional straitjacket and catapulted it into the 21st century.

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Buick VELITE 6 PHEV and Enspire all-electric concept SUV make global debut in China; VELITE 6 EV coming

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The Buick VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and the Buick Enspire all-electric concept SUV made their global debut at a launch event in Wuzhen, Zhejiang. They are based on the VELITE Concept new energy vehicle that was unveiled in November 2016.

2018 85

Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop preliminary design study

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Linear accelerator concept for capsule acceleration and deceleration between 300 and 760 mph (480 and 1,220 km/h). Hyperloop concept sketch. For the study, the Hyperloop design team used a system servicing San Fransicso and Los Angeles.

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GM shows design of Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 mobility concept vehicle in Beijing

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concept at Auto China 2012 today. It is an evolved design of the company’s mobility concept revealed at World Expo 2010 Shanghai. The original EN-V (Electric Networked-Vehicle) concept was a centerpiece of the SAIC-GM Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai.

2012 78

Final design of first autonomous and fully electric container vessel revealed; model testing at SINTEF Ocean

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A six-meter, 2.4-ton model of the final design of the autonomous and fully electric container vessel Yara Birkeland ( earlier post ) was revealed as testing commenced at SINTEF Ocean’s 80-meter test tank facility in Trondheim.

2017 78

ORNL team proposes new electrode design to mitigate risk of battery failure in accidents; inspired by safety glass

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are proposing a new design concept for lithium-ion batteries that introduces slits in the electrodes—a feature which may mitigate the risk of battery failure during automobile accidents.

2017 85

Boeing designs new winglet concept for 737 MAX; up to additional 1.5% fuel-burn reduction

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Boeing has developed a new winglet design concept for the 737 MAX. The concept is more efficient than any other wingtip device in the single-aisle market because the effective wing span increase is uniquely balanced between the upper and lower parts of the winglet.

2012 78

Two New Concept Hybrids

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To that end, both offer innovative exterior designs and powerful drivetrains. The Aston Martin SUV will be based on the company’s Lagonda Concept vehicle, which was introduced in 2009. The concept was a four-wheel-drive, four-seat SUV with a V12 engine. Concept Vehicles