Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

Creative Greenius

But that’s the way it felt to the Creative Greenius as I covered the EcoMotion Palm Desert AB 811 Conference on Friday at the University of California Riverside Graduate Center. And I felt a kindred connection with him after reading about his experiences putting solar PV on his roof.

2009 141

DOE, General Motors and MathWorks launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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Participating teams will apply advanced propulsion systems, electrification, SAE Level 2 automation, and vehicle connectivity to improve the energy efficiency of a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer—all while balancing factors such as emissions, safety, utility, and consumer acceptability. SAE Level 2 automation refers to a vehicle that combines automated functions, like acceleration and steering, but the driver must remain engaged with the driving task and monitor the environment at all times.

Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center launches 5-year, $35M program on autonomous and connected vehicle technologies

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The new research effort, named CSRC Next, will focus on the challenges and opportunities of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies over the next decade. CSRC is working with the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) and Toyota Connected (TC). In that period, CSRC has launched and completed 44 research projects with 23 partner universities, publishing more than 200 papers and presenting at multiple industry conferences. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Safety

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Toyota CSRC launches new research tracks on autonomous & connected vehicle technologies; 11 projects with 8 institutions

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Autonomous and connected vehicle technologies are only just beginning to transform the transportation landscape. Since its launch in 2011, CSRC launched and completed 44 research projects with 23 partner universities, publishing more than 200 papers and presenting at multiple industry conferences. Surrounding Environment Recognition Technology and Evaluation Metrics. Develop a deep learning based full-scene recognition of vehicle environment from a vision sensor.

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BMW Connected North America makes its world debut at Microsoft Build 2016; powered by Azure

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BMW Connected, a new personal mobility companion, made its world debut at Microsoft Build 2016, Microsoft’s developer conference, last week. BMW Connected provides estimated travel times in and outside the vehicle for routine or planned destinations.

2016 78

Volkswagen to use Sierra Wireless for next-gen connected vehicles

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Volkswagen has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime AR Series modules and the Legato platform for its next generation of connected cars. Sierra Wireless automotive solutions will deliver high-speed cellular connectivity for the Volkswagen Car-Net platform, which provides a variety of in-vehicle internet-based services, including remote vehicle access, roadside assistance, diagnostics and maintenance, and the ability to set speed and boundary alerts.

Ford studying space-based robot telematics with St. Petersburg Polytechnic to improve connected vehicle communication

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The goal of Ford’s relationship with the university is to analyze space-based robotic communications systems, with potential for developing vehicle mesh networks to aid in connected vehicle communications applications. Aerospace Conference, 2001, IEEE Proceedings.

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Renesas Electronics introduces new software packages to improve security and safety of connected cars

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Renesas Electronics announced new software packages for the R-Car automotive computing platform to improve security and safety capabilities for next-generation connected cars. Automotive systems—including cloud-connected systems, instrument cluster, and driver monitoring—are expanding in number and scale year by year. Security software that realizes a secure environment to safely run programs.

2017 65

Bosch opens innovation incubator in Lund, Sweden; vehicle connectivity, security, two-wheelers

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The engineers there are working on new software and hardware in areas such as vehicle connectivity, automotive security systems, and motorized two-wheelers. In addition, they are developing cross-domain solutions for connecting mobility with, for example, energy and building technology over the IoT. This is exactly the kind of environment we want for our new engineering center. Bosch has opened a new innovation center in Lund, Sweden.

2016 60

UC Riverside team developing nav system that uses signals of opportunity; support for autonomous vehicles

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Led by Zak Kassas, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering, the team presented its research at the 2016 Institute of Navigation Global Navigation Satellite System Conference (ION GNSS+), in Portland, Ore.,

2016 107

Yeah, I Got Your Chevy Volt, Right Here. Day 2 @ Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

Here’s what the brainiacs at General Motors sent the premier EV car conference on the West Coast. They even had a real plug connected to their toy car on the exhibit hall. There were at least four exhibitors at this year’s conference directly addressing the fleet market.

2009 141

Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

Creative Greenius

We covered: global warming, nuclear power, clean air, smart growth, globalization and the environment. But I say it is because the money we spend there cannot be spent on fixing the environment. Number two, we’ve made a terrible mess of the environment there.

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Ford Smart Mobility shifts from research to implementation; company announces new programs, next areas of focus

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In the opening keynote at Ford’s annual trends conference, 2015 Further With Ford, CEO Mark Fields announced the next phase of the company’s Smart Mobility plan, originally announced in January this year at CES ( earlier post ).

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NVIDIA and TomTom developing cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars; DRIVE PX 2

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NVIDIA co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced the collaboration at the company’s inaugural GTC Europe, a regional version of its annual GPU Technology Conference in Silicon Valley, now in its seventh year. The NVIDIA DriveWorks software development kit now integrates support for TomTom’s HD mapping environment. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Mapping V2X

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Heidi On The Hot Seat

Creative Greenius

Originally in the industrial design industry, she changed career paths and went back to school to study policy administration with a focus on the environment. All Global Warming Is Local.

2009 158

Cadillac to offer advanced V2V and semi-automated driving technologies in certain 2017 MY vehicles

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Cadillac will begin offering advanced “intelligent and connected” vehicle technologies on certain 2017 model year vehicles, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Sunday during her keynote address at the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress in Detroit.

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California Goes To Hell In A Handbasket But Greenius Says AB 811 is Our Route To Green Heaven

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As the Greenius learned in early June, when I was at the EcoMotion Palm Desert AB 811 conference, programs like the Greenius’ favorite, AB 811, were tailor-made to score great big bagfuls of bucks from this stimulus.

2009 141

ABI Research: automotive cellular V2X to challenge IEEE 802.11p/DSRC; spectrum issues loom large

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802.11p (also known as Wireless Access in Vehicular Environment, WAVE) is an approved amendment of 802.11—the —the basis for Wi-Fi—specifically adding access in vehicle environments. Delgrossi (2008) “IEEE 802.11p: Towards an International Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments,” VTC Spring 2008 - IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Singapore pp. Connected vehicles Standards V2X

2017 60

Renault unveils Next Two autonomous electric vehicle prototype for 2020

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The Next Two prototype—based on a Renault ZOE—focuses on two areas: the delegation of driving functions under certain conditions and connectivity. With Next Two, we wanted to combine the worlds of delegated driving and connectivity. Connectivity.

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Report: combination of new mobility technologies creates opportunities for cutting emissions, but requires strategic policy interventions

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The combination of connectivity, automation plus shared vehicle ownership and use has the potential to make car travel greener and cheaper, cutting energy use and helping accelerate the introduction of low carbon vehicles. — was presented at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Conference at the Olympic Park in London. Automation and connectivity together can result in some vehicle-level energy efficiency benefits.

2016 60

The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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Cervero believes that VMT (vehicle miles traveled—the number of miles you drive in your car each year), needs to decrease to have a more sustainable environment and he believes Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a way to achieve this goal in a way that people can embrace. Masdar is a multi-billion dollar project to create a mile-square city in a desert environment where “ nothing grows ” today. by Bill Cooke.

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Volvo Car Corporation intends to lead in field of autonomous driving technology; targeting the next-generation of consumers

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One of the research conclusions is that younger consumers in particular are willing to pay for technology that can help manage distractions created by the urge to be constantly connected in the car too. The necessity for a successful carmaker to please the next-generation consumers was the main topic for CEO Stefan Jacoby’s presentation at the 2012 Automotive News Europe Conference in Monaco. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Market Background Safety

2012 90

BMW and Siemens Car2X System Transmits Data Between Traffic Lights and Vehicles to Optimize Stop-Start Function

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During the AASHTO conference (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) in Palm Desert, California last fall, BMW and Siemens presented a system that transmits data between traffic lights and the vehicle to optimize the automatic engine start-stop function and the recovery of braking energy when approaching a traffic light. Current vehicles use sensors to constantly gather information about such things as speed, the environment, or the traffic ahead.

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Goal!

Plug In Partners

The first comment I have to make is I hope I don’t see any headline in the future connecting the Volt to the hybrid segment," said Frank Weber, the car’s chief engineer. We'll have a Volt in Austin on October 17th and 18th at the Austin Alt Car Conference.

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Bill Ford: Michigan must become the Silicon Valley of the mobility revolution; emphasis on green and smart technologies

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In an address at the 2012 Mackinac Policy Conference, Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford said that “ Michigan must become the Silicon Valley of the mobility revolution ” and outlined key public policy areas to help improve the state’s competitiveness and ensure that the state realizes the full benefit of that impending revolution. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Policy Sustainability

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NVIDIA partners with Bosch for autonomous driving system based on next-generation DRIVE PX Xavier Platform

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Bosch CEO Dr. Volkmar Denner unveiled the collaboration during his keynote address at Bosch Connected World, in Berlin, at Bosch Group’s annual Internet of Things conference. These include running deep neural nets to sense surroundings, understanding the 3D environment, localizing themselves on an HD map, predicting the behavior and position of other objects, as well as computing car dynamics and a safe path forward.

2017 69

ABB adds 20 kW Combined Charging System (CCS) fast charger to EVSE portfolio

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The Terra 23 is designed for areas where EV drivers plan to stay 30-60 minutes, such as retail locations, commercial office environments and EV auto dealerships. Its 20 kW design allows for quick and easy installation on widely available 3 x 32A low-cost grid connections. More recently BMW showcased the Terra 53 at the IAA Live-Drive event in Frankfurt and at the Plug-In 2013 Conference & Exposition in San Diego.

2013 98

Audi offering LTE as an option on A3 models

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Audi says the LTE technology is very important for Audi connect, the networking of the car with the driver, the Internet and the environment. When the passengers connect their mobile end devices to the WLAN hotspot integrated into the car, they can surf the web independently of one another—e.g., one passenger can participate in a video conference while another watches a video.

2013 74

Valeo and Cisco unveil smart parking service

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Cyber Valet Services, a project resulting from their collaboration, is being unveiled at this year’s Viva Technology conference in Paris. Valeo and Cisco have signed a cooperation agreement to develop strategic innovations in smart mobility services.

2017 78

Nissan and Enel to launch major V2G trial in the UK; LEAF and e-NV200

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The partners will install and connect 100 V2G units at locations agreed upon by private and fleet owners of the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric van. The announcement follows the signing of a partnership agreement between Nissan and Enel in Paris in December 2015 during the 21 st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) to trial V2G technology in Europe. Nissan and multinational power company Enel will launch the first major vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial carried out in the UK.

2016 76

Renault opens Innovation Lab in Paris to focus on future of mobility

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Renault Innovation Lab – Le Square has been designed as an experimental laboratory, open to its business environment and close to the Renault and Renault-Nissan Alliance teams to make the proliferation of ideas easier. It is developing innovative connected services in cooperation with Silicon Valley startups, and examining new approaches to mobility. Renault has opened a third Renault Open Innovation Lab called “Le Square” in Paris.

2017 60

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Cischke, Ford senior vice president for sustainability, environment and safety engineering. "By August 9, 2007 (Multiple reports on speech and press conference by GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz) Lutz said his goal is for GM to develop a plug in hybrid on sale by 2010.

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Audi to demonstrate automated driving technology in Florida

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Audi will be the first to test its automated driving technology on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Tampa, Florida—which recently was designated as an automated driving and connected car test bed—using an Audi A7 equipped to handle piloted driving functions on freeway conditions up to 40 mph (64 km/h).

Wrightspeed unveils new turbine range extender for medium- and heavy-duty electric powertrains; 30% more efficient than current microturbine generators

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The intercooler (yellow) is shown, but not connected to the turbine. On the other hand, a big rig in an urban environment is just horrible at fuel efficiency, Wright said. As a result, the Route extended range electric powertrain is ideally suited for urban environments.

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ABI Research: vehicle sensor crowdsourcing to transform the digital map ecosystem; need for standards

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As connected vehicles include more low-cost, high-resolution sensors, cars will capture and upload this data to a central, cloud-based repository so that automotive companies, such as HERE, can crowdsource the information to build highly accurate, real-time precision maps. And at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), NVIDIA announced its new HD mapping approach based on its DRIVE PX machine vision hardware platform.

2016 60

NVIDIA dives into Parker mobile processor for next generation of autonomous vehicles

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Speaking at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, California, NVIDIA revealed the architecture and underlying technology of its new Parker processor, which is suited for automotive applications such as self-driving cars and digital cockpits.

2016 78

Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company

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If Ford thinks of itself as a mobility company, rather than just an auto company, said Ford Chairman Bill Ford at the recent, second annual “Go Further with Ford” trend conference, “ that really opens up possibilities.”. We want to go to a fully connected multi-modal network.

UK Government awards more than US$141M to 38 driverless and low carbon vehicle projects

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million); and the second round of the connected autonomous vehicles competition (CAV2) – 24 projects with support up to £31 million (US$40 million). The government also announced the first set of winners of the second round of its connected autonomous vehicles competition, CAV2, with projects set to receive a share of up to £31 million (US$41 million), match funded by industry. The UK Government recently awarded £109.7

2017 60

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

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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.

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MIT’s Copenhagen Bike Wheel

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By using a series of sensors and a Bluetooth connection to the user’s iPhone, which can be mounted on the handlebars, the wheel can monitor the bicycle’s speed, direction and distance traveled, as well as picking up data on pollution in the air, and even the proximity of the rider’s friends. The system was demonstrated in Copenhagen on 15 December for the benefit of conference attendees, and for a gathering of 400 city mayors from around the world.

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Audi introduces 2015 Audi A3 and S3 sedans; A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV confirmed for US

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Audi connect. The modular infotainment platform in the Audi A3 also brings several upgrades to the industry leading Audi connect service. A3 Sedan. Click to enlarge. Audi of America, Inc.

2013 100

WHO: 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air; 7M deaths per year

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For example, in just two years, India’s Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Scheme has provided some 37 million women living below the poverty line with free LPG connections to support them to switch to clean household energy use. This year WHO will convene the first Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health (30 October – 1 November 2018) to bring governments and partners together in a global effort to improve air quality and combat climate change.

2018 60

Tour Engine moves its opposed-cylinder split-cycle engine to beta prototype; coupling a compression ratio of 8:1 with expansion ratio of 16:1 for increased efficiency

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the developer of a novel opposed-cylinder split-cycle engine, presented details of its new beta prototype at last week’s DOE Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) conference in Detroit. Zajac, earlier post ) to connect the cylinder pairs.

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