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Ricardo to use transport location data to improve air quality in global cities

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Ricardo has won a national competition to demonstrate the benefits that transport location data can have on urban air quality. As well as the national-competition-funded taxi study, Ricardo will extend the research activities to longer-term objectives around improving urban air quality.

Nissan field testing new mobility services as part of building sustainable future community in Japan

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Nissan began a field test of new mobility services as part of a partnership to promote future community building in Japan. The hubs connect to other vehicles, including personal vehicles, which serve as “spokes” and are used for travel to nearby areas.

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Uber and Hyundai announce aerial ridesharing partnership, release new full-scale electric air taxi model at CES

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Uber and Hyundai Motor Company announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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DiDi partners with SoftBank in Japan for platform services for taxi industry, launches open new energy car-sharing platform

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Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, and SoftBank Corp. have established a partnership to provide platform services for the taxi industry. The partnership will utilize DiDi’s advanced AI technologies to build ride-hailing platforms to enhance efficiency for both taxi operators and drivers. DiDi and SoftBank aim to build an open and inclusive platform that will be available to all of Japan’s taxi operators. In 2017, taxi drivers completed 1.1

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Nissan CEO announces LEAF with ProPilot autonomy; other autonomous and connected technologies & partnerships

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Ghosn said the new LEAF is coming in the near future and represents the next chapter of Nissan Intelligent Power. There are several factors that will determine how many managers are necessary: for example, how busy the zone is, and what service the vehicle is providing, whether it's for robo-taxis, robo-shuttle, or a robo-delivery vehicle. SAM permits autonomous vehicles to seamlessly integrate into existing transportation infrastructure and society.

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ABI Research: 6 transformative paradigms driving toward smart, sustainable automotive transportation

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ABI Research has defined six transformative paradigms for the automotive industry over the next 25 years: the software-defined car; sensors and big data; the connected car; cooperative mobility and the IoT; electrification; and car sharing/driverless cars. Car manufacturers are currently revamping vehicles’ electronics and networking architecture to ensure every sub-system is connected and software-defined.

2016 150

NYU Researchers Pave the Way for Future Shared Mobility

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In order for shared mobility to realize its aim of reducing pollution, there are a number of urban transportation elements that need to be taken into account, including car sharing services and micromobility offerings, such as e-bikes and scooters.

Strategy Analytics report finds ridesharing may not negatively impact future vehicle purchases

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A new report from the Automotive Connected Mobility (ACM) service at Strategy Analytics has found that ridesharing usage may not negatively impact the future vehicle purchase intention of current vehicle owners. Frequent ridesharing users that also own their own vehicle had greater transportation needs than those that don’t. The question of how emerging transportation options like ridesharing and car-sharing will impact vehicle sales is a very complex one to answer.

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Volkswagen Group launches world’s first pilot project for traffic optimization with a D-Wave quantum computer in Lisbon

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For this purpose, the Group is equipping MAN buses of the public transport provider Carris with a traffic management system developed in-house. The objective is to offer as many people as possible tailor-made transport possibilities and to ensure optimum utilization of the bus fleet. For the pilot project in Lisbon, 26 stops were selected and connected to form four bus links. In the future, Volkswagen plans to develop its traffic optimization system to market maturity.

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PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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PHEVLERs [ 3 ] are a disruptive technology that will help revolutionize both the clean transportation and the clean stationary energy sectors of our economy. These vehicles are the green machines that will provide a critical part of the renewable and sustainable society that we need for the future. [ Connect with Dr. Frank on social media: https://www.facebook.com/andyfrankatedi [link]. 4 ] PHEV Vehicles of the Future - Autopedia Wiki. [

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Volkswagen partners with D-Wave on quantum computing; CeBIT premiere of research project for traffic flow optimization

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In the course of this project, experts from the Volkswagen Code Lab in San Francisco and the Volkswagen Data Lab in Munich and used data from approximately 10,000 taxis in Beijing. Data scientists and AI specialists from Volkswagen have successfully programmed an algorithm to optimize the travel time of all public taxis in the city. Quantum computing technology can bring tremendous progress to Volkswagen with respect to all the key IT topics of the future.

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UMTRI team investigating “instantaneous crowdsourcing” to speed adoption of autonomous vehicles

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Combining human and artificial intelligence in autonomous vehicles could push driverless cars more quickly toward wide-scale adoption, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). The need for human safety drivers in vehicles such as Waymo’s recently introduced autonomous taxis undermines their cost advantage compared to traditional ride sharing services, the researchers say.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation and partners to launch Rama4 project to ease traffic congestion in Bangkok

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The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) and its Thai partners in the Ministry of Transport, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Metropolitan Police Bureau, Chulalongkorn University and Grab Thailand will launch a project to ease traffic congestion on Rama4 Road. The critical component of this project is the effective usage of huge and diverse sets of data from several sources such as GPS data from Grab Taxi and Public Buses, CCTV footage and multiple sensors.

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Columbus, Ohio wins $40M DOT Smart City Challenge; $10M more from Vulcan, $90M from private partners

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US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that Columbus, OH has been selected as the winner of the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge. Using these resources, Columbus will work to reshape its transportation system to become part of a fully-integrated city that harnesses the power and potential of data, technology, and creativity to reimagine how people and goods move throughout their city.

Volvo Cars providing 1,000 test vehicles for Scandinavian cloud-based project for sharing road surface information

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Volvo Cars, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration are collaborating on a development and demonstration project to enable cars to share information through a cloud-based network about conditions that relate to road friction (such as icy patches). —Erik Israelsson, Project Leader Cooperative ITS (Intelligent Transport System) at Volvo Cars. Connected vehicles Safety

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BMW, Daimler moving ahead with mobility services JV following US greenlight

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Geared towards this vision of future urban mobility, a new mobility offering will be created that is easy to access, intuitive and focused on the needs of the user. On their urban journey, customers will move through a seamlessly connected and sustainable ecosystem that combines CarSharing, Ride-Hailing, Parking, Charging and Multimodality from a single source and is available with just a few taps. Ride-Hailing with mytaxi, Chauffeur Privé, Clever Taxi and Beat: A total of 15.9

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UCS: ride-hailing trips can produce nearly 70% greater emissions compared to private car trips

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In addition, ride-hailing trips frequently replace lower-carbon transportation methods—such as public transit, walking, or biking—that consumers might have used otherwise. —Don Anair, deputy director of the UCS Clean Transportation Program and lead author of the report.

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Daimler’s moovel acquires mytaxi and RideScout to consolidate presence in mobility services market

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Daimler’s integrated mobility service company moovel GmbH ( earlier post ) has acquired a 100% holding in Intelligent Apps GmbH, the operator of the popular mytaxi taxi booking app. moovel GmbH also announced the acquisition of RideScout, a leading app-based mobility platform in North America, dedicated to allowing users to search and compare ground transportation options on demand. A recent study has concluded that taxi ride sharing could cut cumulative trip length by up to 40%.

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IBM automotive study sees consumer co-creation, greater personalized driving, but not widespread fully autonomous driving by 2025

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Automotive (auto) enterprises must adapt to how consumers can access vehicles in new ways and use them in their digital lives — and how cars now fit into an increasingly complex web of transportation options. Autonomous driving Behavior Connected vehicles Forecasts Market Background

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KIST team develops membrane reactor system to produce pure H2 from ammonia with high productivity

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Various reactor assemblies involving as-fabricated membranes and catalysts are experimentally compared to suggest the optimal configuration and operating conditions for future applications. drone taxis), unmanned aerial vehicles, ships, and other modes of transportation.

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Study finds ride-sharing companies biggest contributors to growing traffic congestion in San Francisco

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Researchers from the University of Kentucky and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority have determined that, contrary to the concept and vision, transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft are the biggest contributor to growing traffic congestion in San Francisco. Transportation network companies (TNCs) have grown rapidly in recent years. TNCs and taxis deadhead to look for fares or reposition before or after a paid trip.

MIT, GE, Audi launch HubCab Project in New York City

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MIT, in partnership with Audi and GE, has launched HubCab —a transportation tracking tool aimed at reducing commuting congestion, decreasing vehicle emissions and lowering the cost of mobility infrastructure. HubCab tracks more than 150 million taxi rides in New York City over the course of a year. Part of the vision for a more sustainable urban future involves the utilization of Big Data, such as that provided by HubCab.

CARB: ridesharing vehicle fleet CO2/PMT in 2018 approximately 50% higher than the statewide passenger vehicle fleet average

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SB 1014, enacted in 2018, directed CARB and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to develop and implement measures to reduce GHG emissions from Transportation Network Companies (TNCs). TNCs provide on-demand ride services where rides are arranged online to connect a passenger with drivers using their personal vehicles—e.g.,

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BMW Group and Daimler AG agree to combine mobility services into new JV

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Both automotive manufacturers aim to shape the mobility of the future to be able to offer their customers unique experiences and support their partners, such as cities and communes, in achieving sustainable urban mobility. The partners intend to offer their customers a holistic ecosystem of intelligent, seamlessly connected mobility services, available at the tap of a finger. It will also offer possible solutions for the challenges of urban private transport.

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Toyota and Nishitetsu begin full-scale operation of multi-modal mobility service “my route” in Fukuoka City and Kitakyushu City

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my route supports mobility services with its route search combining various modes of transport, including public transport, automobiles, bicycles, and walking, and with reservations and payments as required. s Motaku taxi booking service.

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Wireless Charging of EVs Being Tested

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The other day, I was working on the design of connecting rod for a gasoline engine, and to be honest, it is a tough job. According to a press statement from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), testing will take place in three phases, the first of which will begin this summer.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveils 5 battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles; I.D. BUZZ CARGO

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BUZZ CARGO, ABT e-Transporter, ABT e-Caddy, the Cargo e-Bike and the Crafter HyMotion which is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell drive system. If the transporter covers fairly normal distances in the city on a daily and weekly basis, a lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 48 kWh is recommended. BUZZ CARGO is charged by cable connection. ABT e-Transporter. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has offered its Transporter model series for eight decades.

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TomTom introduces autonomous driving technology; partnerships with Baidu, Qualcomm

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At CES, TomTom (TOM2) launched two technologies to support autonomous driving: TomTom AutoStream—a map delivery service that enables vehicles to build a horizon for the road ahead by streaming the latest map data from the TomTom cloud—and TomTom MotionQ, a predictive driving concept to ensure the comfort of passengers in self-driving transport. The TomTom HD Map content will be delivered to Zenuity’s Connected Roadview via TomTom AutoStream.

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BMW Group and Daimler AG invest more than €1B in joint mobility services provider

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billion) in total to develop and more closely intermesh their offerings for car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, charging and multimodal transport. The cooperation comprises five joint ventures: REACH NOW for multimodal services; CHARGE NOW for charging; FREE NOW for taxi ride-hailing; PARK NOW for parking; and SHARE NOW for car-sharing. The BMW Group and Daimler AG are pooling their mobility services to create a new global player providing sustainable urban mobility for customers.

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Siemens developing intelligent algorithm to predict availability of carsharing vehicles; more effective inter-modal planning

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The forecasting tool will be incorporated into the integrated SiMobility Connect mobility platform, which links carsharing firms, public transport companies, taxis, and bike-rental services. Customers will then be able to use just one app to plan all segments of their trip and immediately see which combinations of transport modes are most advantageous at the moment or at a later time.

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German OEMs to upgrade emissions control on 5.3M Euro 5 and 6 diesels, contribute to €500M Sustainable Mobility fund

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The aim is to develop and implement an individual master plan (“green-city plan”) for each of the 28 regions designated by the EU Commission particularly affected by high NO 2 pollution, with digitization, intelligent transport systems, intermodal mobility solutions and with increasing automation and networking in individual and public passenger transport. Combustion engines will be necessary in the foreseeable future for individual mobility and freight transport.

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Schaeffler Group sees e-mobility and digitalization as key opportunities

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and digitalization as the key opportunities for the future, said CEO Klaus Rosenfeld at the company’s press conference at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The hybrid drive/torque converter combination is also extremely efficient, as the torque converter lock-up clutch closes immediately after launch creating a solid mechanical connection between the transmission, internal combustion engine and electric motor.

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DOE to award $68.5M for advanced vehicle technologies research

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The price of cobalt, a key element within an lithium-ion batteries (LiB) for stability, has nearly tripled over the past few years due to increased demand from the cell phone industry, a current materials shortage, and speculation for a future global shortage. Plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) present a new cybersecurity vulnerability to the US transportation sector and the electricity grid. High performance computing for transportation hubs.

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Daimler creates subsidiary for innovative mobility services; targeting €100M revenue within next 24 months

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Combining programs such as car2go and moovel into one company enables us to offer customers attractive and connected mobility services from a single source. With the smartphone app, customers can easily and conveniently compare mobility options such as car2go, taxis, ridesharing services, and local public transport in terms of various parameters, e.g. trip duration and costs.

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EV's and Indian Manufacturing: Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwaala | Visit to IIT Madras

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For 40 years his personal transportation needs were met by a scooter. NMC batteries can store upto 300 Wh/kg, and 350 Wh/kg seems doable in the near future. It is easier for all electrical connections to be made in the stationary part, the stator.

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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If PHEVs became the major form of transportation, the use of fossil fuels would be cut dramatically. Dr. Frank is Professor Emeritus, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, where he established the Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis), and was director of the US Department of Energy’s National Center of Hybrid Excellence at UC Davis. Appendix B: Car of the Future: A Comparison of Alternative Vehicles.

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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Selected projects, by size of award, are: State of Wisconsin’s Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program. Fleets include transportation authorities, cities, school districts, the University of Michigan, FedEx, and Meijer. Utah Clean Cities Coalition’s Clean Cities Transportation Sector Petroleum Reduction Technologies Program. s Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project. Clean Fuels Ohio’s Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership (OATP).

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Calif. Energy Commission to award more than $44M for hydrogen refueling and alternative fuel vehicle projects

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will receive $2,999,172 to install two hydrogen fueling stations and to automate two trailer loading operations for transporting hydrogen for fueling from a production facility in Southern California. In making this award, the Commission also approved future consideration of adding $5 million to the rebate project in fiscal year 2013-2014, as proposed in the 2013-2014 Investment Plan Update for the Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.

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The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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Responsible for designing the transportation system for the Citadel of Masdar. We are all stampeding towards an electric vehicle future. Dr. Heywood believes it will take a collection of actions: to get to a future state with 25% of today’s level would require six equal elements with a 20% improvement (0.8) It is partly due to building a city where for certain trips public transport is a much more viable alternative. ”. by Bill Cooke.

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