GM prototyping future autonomous robotaxi services

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On Thursday, GM announced plans at an investors conference which add up to an autonomously driving robotaxi service which will be owned and operated by General Motors sometime in the future.

LowCVP Conference attracts 200 delegates and leading speakers

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Andrew Adonis, making his first public speech since his promotion to Secretary of State for Transport, told delegates at the LowCVP Conference that climate change is an issue which defines this age. Lord Adonis and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, made the keynote speeches at the Conference which was attended by 200 delegates and which was held alongside the What Car? Feedback following the conference has been very positive. Tags: LowCVP conference

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Bowing to inevitable, Faraday Future scales back plant plans

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During a press conference at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Faraday Future announced plans to build its first electric car within two years. China plug-in cars Startups Faraday Future FF 91Later in 2016, it selected a site for what it claimed would be a $1 billion electric-car factory to be built in North Las Vegas, Nevada. But work at the site stopped late last year, and a new report.

Tesla Hopes To Hire Hackers To Ensure Security Of Its Cars, Present And Future

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Tesla Motors, for example, recently attended the Def Con security conference in Las Vegas in order to hire hackers to develop The term "hacker" conjures up images of shady individuals stealing your personal details through loop-holes in your internet security, but in the modern world a professional hacker can actually provide a valuable skill.

Expect A 500-Mile Electric Car By 2025, Says Tesla's Elon Musk

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It was a relatively brief projection of the future from a man who's juggling a lot of balls in the present, but even Elon Musk's quick hits can be newsworthy. The CEO of electric-car maker Tesla Motors told attendees at the Barron's Investment Conference that he expects 500-mile electric cars to be available in just 10 years. lithium-ion future Elon Musk battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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GSI/UNEP conference report finds fossil-fuel subsidy reform complex and challenges sobering; ~1% of global GDP spent on fossil-fuel subsidies

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Although momentum behind reforming subsidies for fossil fuels (for both consumers and producers) worldwide has gained significant momentum during the past few years, and although the benefits of subsidy reform seem evident, countries’ experience of reform and the challenges involved are “sobering”, according to a recently published report from a conference convened on the subject last year by the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards: current issues, future trends

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The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Brazilian National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) and the European Commission’s Directorate C (Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency) are organizing the 4 th International Conference on Biofuels Standards to be held 13–15 November 2012 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Volkswagen ID: more details of all-electric concept car at Paris Motor Show

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This morning, Volkswagen held one of the first press conferences at the Paris Motor Show, unveiling the first of several electric cars from different makers. Paris Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Paris Motor ShowIts Volkswagen I.D. Concept is a preview of a high-volume battery-electric hatchback that will hit the market in 2020, priced "par with comparably powerful and well-equipped Golf models," the.

PNNL solar thermochemical reaction system can reduce fuel consumption in natural gas power plants by about 20%; future potential for transportation fuels

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PNNL’s thermochemical conversion device is installed in front of a concentrating solar power dish. Photo: PNNL. Click to enlarge.

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Ohio State team wins EcoCAR2 competition with E85 series-parallel plug-in hybrid Malibu

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announced that the Ohio State University (OSU) team was the overall winner of the EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future finals. Conferences and other events Conversions Fuel Efficiency High Octane Fuels Hybrids Plug-ins OSU’s series-parallel PHEV. Click to enlarge. The US Department of Energy and General Motors Co. The OSU team’s engineered 2013 Chevrolet Malibu featured a series-parallel plug-in hybrid drive with E85-fueled engine technology.

Summary of decisions from Durban climate conference

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future agreements. The next major UNFCCC Climate Change Conference, COP 18/CMP 8, will take place 26 November to 7 December 2012 in Qatar, in close cooperation with the Republic of Korea. access the fund, boosting their efforts to establish their own clean energy futures and adapt to. and to assist the Conference of the Parties. Durban Climate Change Conference - November/December 2011.

Australia Hosts First Climate Change Adaptation Conference

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The first international conference held in Australia to discuss the science and options for adapting to climate change begins in the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Center, Queensland, on 29 June. Almost 1,000 delegates from around the world are registered for the three-day Climate Adaptation Futures 2010 Conference , hosted by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship.

1st International Conference on Materials for Energy

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Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology), a non-profit scientific and technical society based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and partners are organizing the 1 st International Conference on Materials for Energy , to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany 4-8 July 2010. The program of the conference will cover current topics and recent progress in the science and technology of energy and new materials, including the nanoscale origin of macroscopic properties.

NXP and partners launch European test drive to showcase the future of Communicating Cars

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Here, a closing conference will be held to discuss important issues concerning road safety with high-ranking politicians and representatives of leading companies and automotive groups. Ready for the test drive. Click to enlarge. NXP Semiconductors N.V. and industry partners Siemens, Honda, and Cohda Wireless have launched a “ Communicating Cars ” test drive along the ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) Corridor across Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Toyota sponsors Milken Institute Global Conference, advocates for fuel cell vehicles

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Toyota used the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles—which it sponsored, becoming the first automaker to do so—as a platform to argue for fuel cell vehicles and the opportunities they represent. Toyota is deeply committed to the future of fuel cell vehicles because it is a no-compromise vehicle that offers cost, convenience, reliability, performance and safety that will match—or even exceed—traditional powertrains.

Electric cars head to UN Durban climate change talks

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As climate talks in Durban, South Africa get underway today, a host of electric cars will be on hand to give COP17 delegates the chance to try out the cleaner future in the automotive industry. A dozen electric cars from the Renault-Nissan Alliance will be on hand for the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference which [.]. Green credentials Africa climate conference COP17 Electric cars

Greenland Conference Concludes Arctic Climate is Changing Drastically and Rapidly

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That was the overall conclusion from a scientific conference on climate changes in the Arctic which was held in Nuuk, Greenland last week. The conference showed that the Arctic climate is changing rapidly in a number of different ways: The recent rate of decrease in thickness and volume of the Arctic sea ice has been faster than the rate of aerial shrinkage determined from satellites.

Celanese sees new TCX ethanol process as key component in future growth; a paradigm shift in ethanol production

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As it announced during its investor conference earlier this week, Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company, has increased its 2013 earnings growth objectives to adjusted earnings per share of at least $6.00, or operating EBITDA of at least $1.7

Audi Chairman says 5 key innovation areas will determine the future of mobility; e-tron master plan calls for 6-figure sales by 2020 with an e-tron in every segment

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to the Annual Press Conference 2012 in Ingolstadt, Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG, said that the company believes that five key innovation areas will determine the shape of future mobility: design; lightweight construction; connected vehicles; mobility services; and electric mobility. We therefore need to do both: take steps to shape the future and, at the same time, work to improve the situation here and now. Understanding future needs.

Electric-Car Batteries, Rolling Coal, Luring Tesla Gigafactory: Today's Car News

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Tesla Motors recently showed up at a hacker conference, looking to hire software hackers to ensure its present and future cars are Lots of Tesla news today--including hackers, purchase incentives, even environmental rules in California--plus jet fuel from tobacco, and the odious practice of "rolling coal." All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Advanced biofuels conference in Singapore to focus on cellulosic and algal produced bioenergy

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Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology and Singapore’s Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) announced the second Keystone Symposia conference on Biofuels in Singapore from 1-6 March 2011. The scientific organizers of the conference are Professor Stephen P. At this critical time in mapping a new global energy strategy, this symposium will address the potential of cellulosic and algal produced bioenergy as part of a sustainable future for our planet.

Idaho National Laboratory Co-Sponsors Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Conference

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The Idaho National Laboratory co-sponsored a conference in Seattle just weeks ago titled, "Beyond Oil: The Sustainable Communities Initiative." The focus of the conference was to discuss the future of electric vehicles and their related infrastructure. Those in attendance for the event included more than 300 individuals including at least 50

GM prototyping future autonomous robotaxi services

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On Thursday, GM announced plans at an investors conference which add up to an autonomously driving robotaxi service which will be owned and operated by General Motors sometime in the future.

Invest in the Future to explore clean transport opportunities

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A new conference called Investing in Future Transport will take place at City Hall, London this Thursday (August 16, 2012) just days before Revolve Eco-Rally heads from Oxford to the capital. Chaired by TV motoring presenter Quentin Willson, the conference will explore the potential investment opportunities which exist in the alternative fuels sector and in [.]. Green credentials conference future cars London

Hyundai outlines future powertrain strategy

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Hyundai Motor Group this week outlined its latest powertrain technologies and future plans at the 12 th Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference, held near the Hyundai Motor Group R&D Center in Korea. Around 1,000 powertrain experts and academics participated in the conference, including members from Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Magna Powertrain and Denso.

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

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Le Square aims to define new ways of working and to explore the future of mobility by opening up the company’s boundaries and encouraging cooperation around new kinds of business organisation with actors from the French ecosystem. The Tel Aviv Open Innovation Lab in Israel, opened in June 2016, sets out to promote the electric vehicle and to encourage creativity focusing on the mobility of the future.

Xtrac introduces Integrated Lightweight Electric Vehicle (ILEV) transmission system; torque vectoring with dual motors

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Xtrac’s project P1227 ILEV transmission system made its debut at the international Driving Future Motorsport Business Growth Conference, organized by the Motorsport Industry Association (the MIA).

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UOP/Solazyme Neat Renewable Diesel from Algae Oil Powers Vehicle at United Nations Climate Change Conference

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Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has organized a “ Driving the Future ” showcase during the COP 15 climate conference that begins today. Attendees needing a ride to the center of Copenhagen or journalist wanting to visit Danish cleantech solutions are free to use the COP15 showcase vehicles.

Tesla Gigafactory Going To Nevada, Apparently (First One, Anyhow)

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A press conference to be held this afternoon may answer one of the major questions for the future of electric-car maker Tesla Motors: Where will it locate its gigafactory? The answer appears to be Nevada. The office of state governor Brian Sandoval said he would make a "major economic development announcement" in Carson City this afternoon

‘Greenest car in the world’ unveiled

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The car dubbed the ‘world’s most efficient electric car’ was revealed at the press conference at the Royal Automotive Club yesterday (June 29) ahead of its public debut at the club’s Future Car Challenge set for November. Electric cars Green credentials Future Car Challenge Gordon Murray Design RAC T.27

Michelin brings back Challenge Bibendum event as Movin’On

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The new Movin’On by Michelin, a global summit for action on the future of mobility, will be held in Montreal, Canada on 13-15 June 2017. Movin’On 2017 will examine various themes in the future of urban mobility: New experiences in transportation. Key topics include: measuring the environmental impact of actions; financing future solutions; new regulatory tools and financial incentives; and cities as key players in sustainable mobility. Conferences and other events

Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

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Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA’s chief energy economist, Joel Couse, forecasted that EVs will make up 15 to 30 percent of global new vehicle sales by 2030. Royal Dutch Shell Plc sees a similar trend with oil demand in transportation flattening out in the near future. Electric cars only make up about 1 percent of global vehicle sales, so making it to 30 percent in the short-term future would be a huge leap.

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Global Bioenergies, IBN-One and Lantmännen Aspen partner on renewable isooctane for specialty fuel applications

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In this context, Global Bioenergies, IBN-One and Lantmännen Aspen have signed an agreement conferring Lantmännen Aspen access rights to renewable isooctane for specialty fuel applications, both from the next-to-come Leuna demo plant and from the future IBN-One commercial plant.

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Reducing vehicle weight ‘important’ to cutting emissions

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Saving weight is potentially more important to future car design than many expensive alternative solutions to going greener, delegates at the Sunderland International Automotive Conference were told yesterday (Wednesday). The importance of reducing weight cannot be over emphasised, Paul Compton, CEO JSP Europe, said at the second day of Sunderland International Automotive Conference.

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Volkswagen Group selects LG as FAST partner for high-voltage batteries

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Volkswagen Group Procurement is responding to the challenges currently facing the automotive industry by working together with its suppliers under the “Future Automotive Supply Tracks” initiative (or FAST for short) and will implement technical innovations even faster.

BMW shows prototype of streetlight with integrated EV charging

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During the Eurocities conference this week in Munich, the BMW Group presented the prototype of a highly energy efficient street light that is also a charging station for electric vehicles, called “Light and Charge”.

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TMFB researchers investigate engine performance of two possible future tailor-made biofuels

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Researchers at RWTH Aachen University in Germany report on their evaluation of two possible future biofuels—tailor-made from biomass—in a paper in the journal Fuel. presented at the 2014 TMFB conference, TMFB researchers noted that the final 279 fuel candidates could be classified into acyclic ethers, ketones, aldehydes, alcohols, cyclic ethers and furans.

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

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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. Smart energy management is one of the biggest challenges any nation faces for the future which is why this trial is so critical in assessing the feasibility of using variable, more flexible energy sources.

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Ricardo: achieving light-duty diesel RDE NOx compliance in urban driving is possible, at a price

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The SIA conference was focused on clean compression-ignition engines of the future. Future RDE emissions legislation and fleet average CO 2 targets represent a challenge for automakers wishing to provide cost-effective light duty diesel vehicles.

Toyota-sponsored Onramp Challenge codefest exploring the future of the driving experience; $10K cash prize

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Toyota is sponsoring the Onramp Challenge , a weekend-long codefest and conference taking place 6-7 December at the San Mateo County (California) Event Center, which will feature competition, cars, and collaboration, all under the theme of “exploring the future of the driving experience.”. Emerging technologies and social trends will impact the driving experience now and in the future.