UN Sustainable Transport Conference calls for accelerated action to achieve net-zero emissions

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The Second UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference concluded with a call to accelerate progress towards achieving sustainable transport that would result in major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and in improving the lives of millions of people. Warning that the door on climate action was closing, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for the decarbonization of all means of transport, in order to get to net-zero emissions by 2050 globally.

Daimler, Tsinghua University deepen joint research cooperation on sustainable transportation; automated driving and intelligent mobility

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Through the Tsinghua Daimler Joint Research Center for Sustainable Transportation, the cooperation has been extended for an additional three years. Inspired by China, innovating for China’, our Joint Research Center for Sustainable Transportation serves as a shining example of Sino-German cooperation, consistently working to bring sustainable, innovative mobility solutions that meet China’s specific needs.

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Tennessee DEC announces Sustainable Transportation Awards and Forum

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau announced the launch of the TDEC Sustainable Transportation Awards initiative to recognize outstanding and voluntary achievements by governments, businesses, industries, public and private institutions of higher learning, and utilities that demonstrate leadership in advancing sustainable transportation in the State.

President’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9B for DOE; 9% boost over FY 2015 enacted; $793M (2.7%) for sustainable transportation

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billion above the FY 2015 Enacted level, sustains DOE’s role as the largest federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences and develops and operates advanced scientific user facilities at the National Laboratories to maintain the nation’s primacy in science and innovation. Sustainable transportation. Sustainable transportation funding requests include: Vehicle technologies. President Barack Obama’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9

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Univ. of Michigan receives grant from Alcoa Foundation for sustainable transportation research in Detroit, Beijing

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The University of Michigan will receive a $250,000 grant from Alcoa Foundation to support U-M’s Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation ( SMART ) project. The grant will be used to develop and apply practical solutions to the challenges of sustainable transportation in the Detroit and Beijing regions.

sennder and Cabot Corporation complete one of Europe’s first cross-border transportations using a heavy-duty electric truck

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sennder, Europe’s leading digital road freight forwarder and Cabot Corporation, a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, transported one of Europe’s first zero-emission cross-border heavy duty loads.

ITF: worldwide transport activity to double by 2050, emissions to rise 16% compared to 2015

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Freight transport will grow by a factor of 2.6. Any currently expected emissions reductions will be more than offset by the increased demand for transport, according to the analysis. Emissions would exceed transport’s carbon budget more than three times.

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ITS-Davis director Dan Sperling to chair US Transportation Research Board

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Dan Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, and member of the California Air Resources Board, has been appointed the 2015 chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Executive Committee, which provides independent scientific advice to the nation on transportation issues. Department of Transportation. The board’s mission is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through objective research.

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ARPA-E to award $14.5M to 5 projects to reduce energy use for transportation

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million in funding for five projects in ARPA-E’s newest program, the Traveler Response Architecture using Novel Signaling for Network Efficiency in Transportation (TRANSNET). Many travelers’ and commuters’ transportation choices waste significant amounts of energy due to traffic complications, convenience and variability in transportation styles and preferences. The Connected Traveler: A Framework to Reduce Energy Use in Transportation.

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Volkswagen Group to support Hamburg, ITS Germany in hosting of 2021 World Congress for ITS; projects beginning now

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The Volkswagen Group will support Hamburg and ITS Germany in 2021 for hosting the World Congress for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) as a main partner and chair of the Host Organizing Committee. The objective of the mobility partnership is to shape the urban mobility of the future together and to develop and position Hamburg internationally as a model city for forward-looking, sustainable and integrated urban mobility.

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Ford, Uber and Lyft to share data through SharedStreets platform

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The public-private partnership is the result of a collaboration with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), the Open Transport Partnership and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the consortium behind the innovative SharedStreets data platform. Already operating in more than 30 cities around the world, the SharedStreets platform and this new partnership will provide city leaders with far-reaching new instruments for managing transportation networks.

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Ford unveils Fusion Hybrid research vehicle for autonomous driving

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We see a future of connected cars that communicate with each other and the world around them to make driving safer, ease traffic congestion and sustain the environment. They will communicate with each other and the world around them, and become one element of a fully integrated transportation ecosystem. Developing the necessary infrastructure to support a sustainable transportation ecosystem will require the collaboration of many partners across multiple industries.

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

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The partnership agreement between three local governments and eight companies aims to develop new modes of transportation, and to promote the use of renewable energy, in the Hamadori area of Fukushima Prefecture. The service supports both passenger and cargo transport.

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Bill Ford outlines “Blueprint for Mobility”, calls for automotive and telecommunications industries to collaborate to address coming personal mobility crisis

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Ford envisions a future of intelligent vehicles and a smart transportation system that will tie all modes of travel into a single network and payment system. Public and personal transportation will be fully integrated to save time, conserve resources and lower emissions. In Germany, sustaining a town of 300,000 people is estimated to require 1,000 truck deliveries daily. The emergence of an integrated transport network, featuring cars plugged into public databases.

Ford’s ride-sharing commuter shuttle service Chariot launches first European routes to serve companies and campuses

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Chariot, which began operating in London earlier this year, is a ride-sharing minibus service that connects commuters living and working in areas underserved by public transport with nearby transit hubs. Now, Chariot is expanding its focus to serve companies and out-of-town campuses where access by public transport can be difficult. The first new Chariot route is a collaboration between Chariot and award-winning sustainable transport group, easitNETWORK.

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ABB to provide charging infrastructure for ASKO electric truck fleet

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ABB’s chargers, part of the ABB Ability offering of digital solutions and services across all business areas, deliver web-enabled connectivity that allows network operators to perform remote monitoring and configuration of charge points, minimize downtime and increase efficiency.

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ABB providing two fast chargers for Scania buses in Östersund, Sweden

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The chargers are based on OppCharge , an open interface for the automated charging of electric buses from any manufacturer, and use a pantograph on the infrastructure to connect the bus to the charging point. The trials will be carried out in collaboration with public authorities, including the City of Östersund, the municipality of Krokom, the Region Jämtland Härjedalen’s Public Transport Authority, the publically owned energy supplier Jämtkraft and the Swedish Transport Administration.

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Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in EV charging software company Driivz

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Driivz has a large and growing number of customers in the utility, oil and gas, and automotive industries and among charging network operators, which are all leading the way in the rapid adoption of electric transport. Volvo Group Venture Capital AB has invested in Driivz Ltd. ,

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BMW providing 10 pre-owned i3 EVs to UC Davis for 18 months

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BMW is providing the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis with ten battery-electric, BMW i3 models for 18 months. Transitioning fleets to electric vehicles helps advance clean energy technologies and reduce emissions from transportation. We’re moving toward a transportation system of reduced personal car ownership. As that transportation shift progresses, motor companies are interested in opening up secondary markets for their vehicles.

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Scania and China-based Haylion Technologies to partner in developing autonomous and electrified vehicles

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Scania, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will collaborate with Haylion Technologies, which focuses on solutions for the Chinese transport industry in the areas of autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity. Scania and Haylion Technologies will join forces in the field of non-fossil fuel powered, mainly electrified, vehicles, autonomous driving and urban bus transport.

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First electric Urban Air Port secures UK government backing; eVTOL hub

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The ambitious Air-One project will bring industry, government and the public together to demonstrate how to unlock the potential of sustainable urban air mobility to reduce congestion, cut air pollution and holistically decarbonize transport while providing seamless passenger journeys and deliveries.

Air Products announces multi-billion dollar net-zero blue hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, Alberta

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This development is consistent with Air Products’ growth strategy of executing global megaprojects that enable a transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. Industrial gases leader Air Products, and its subsidiary Air Products Canada Ltd.,

SMART: working for a systems-based approach to sustainable mobility; Alcoa Foundation support for practical solutions in Beijing and Detroit

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One of the key messages of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project ( earlier post ) is that deep cuts in transportation petroleum consumption and emissions are dependent on combined reductions across three factors: vehicle fuel consumption (modes); fuel carbon intensity (fuels); and vehicle use (service demand). Of 9 reports from the TEF project, four deal with reducing transportation demand. Policy Sustainability Urban mobility

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EV Charging infrastructure and technology 3D virtual summit

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The program will also look at the wider implications for the interconnected transportation, infrastructure, and energy industries. Charging up: Getting Ahead of Sudden Shifts in the Energy and Transportation Landscape. EV Charging infrastructure and technology 3D virtual summit.

ABB wins $20M order from HESS for e-bus flash-charging technology

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The buses will be operated by public transport operator, Société d’Economie Mixte des Transports de l’Agglomération Nantaise (Semitan). It takes less than one second to connect the bus to the charging point, making it the world’s fastest flash-charging connection technology. The fleet will run on the Busway Bus Rapid Transit (Line 4) route connecting the historic center of Nantes with municipalities on the southern side of the river Loire.

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Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus testing battery-electric MCI D45 CRTe LE coach in Canada

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Government officials, transportation stakeholders and sustainability experts will also take part in the tour. Bus travel is already the most-sustainable form of long-distance travel. —” said Michael McDonald, MCI’s Sustainable Transportation Specialist.

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Mercedes teases new electric car Vision EQXX

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It does features slim headlamps that are connected to the illuminated strip. The Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said in a statement that the Daimler agreement was part of retailers “journey to build sustainable transportation fleet in the world.”.

EVCer Spotlight: The Customer Experience with Daniel Bryant

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EV Connect has helped many businesses future-proof their properties by simplifying the set-up, management, and optimization of EV charging for site hosts and EV drivers. This wouldn’t be possible without the EV Connect Customer Service Team that drives our mission forward every day.

MAN to showcase new electric trucks at IAA: eTGM and eTGE

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For us, one thing is clear: the future of urban passenger and cargo transport is electric. This trial will ensure that the vehicles can meet the high reliability standards required for use in local public transport. MAN is changing from a manufacturer of commercial vehicles to a provider of intelligent and sustainable transport solutions.

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Enterprise CarShare expands to Salt Lake City

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Also supporting this car-sharing initiative is the Utah Department of Transportation’s “TravelWise” program, which incorporates a set of strategies that encourage individuals, businesses and organizations to use alternatives to driving alone and thereby reduce energy consumption, optimize mobility and improve air quality in Utah.

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ABI Research sees annual EV sales at 2.36M units worldwide in 2020; importance of autonomous EVs in Internet of Things

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Importantly, a range of emerging automotive technologies such as carbon-fiber materials, wireless in-car networking technologies, active safety including pedestrian detection and autonomous driving, connectivity, car sharing, and smart grid demand response features will support the electric automotive revolution as all new paradigms are mutually reinforcing each other. The study is part of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Service.

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Tesla (TSLA) Q1 2021 earnings: What to expect

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It would then be interesting to see if the EV maker has made more this time around, considering that legacy automakers are still struggling with their shift to sustainable transportation. .

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MAN to showcase new electric trucks at IAA: eTGM and eTGE

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For us, one thing is clear: the future of urban passenger and cargo transport is electric. This trial will ensure that the vehicles can meet the high reliability standards required for use in local public transport. MAN is changing from a manufacturer of commercial vehicles to a provider of intelligent and sustainable transport solutions.

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BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in Scoop; carpooling mobile application

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The Scoop app automatically connects co-workers and neighbors who live in the same neighborhood and travel to the same work area. Scoop partners with major employers, office parks, and local governments to offer employees an affordable and effective transportation solution. Scoop’s carpooling offer is a great help for urban traffic and parking problems in cities, but it also enables employers in finding and supporting sustainable transportation solutions for their employees.

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XALT Energy, HED develop XBV telematics system for battery-electric powertrains

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Factors such as the battery system’s state-of-charge (SOC), overall health, driving range and charging times are critical considerations in optimizing urban and long-haul transportation networks that rely upon this alternate fuel option. The XBV telematics system consists of a control unit and an all-in-one antenna that allows access to data that has been consolidated for easy viewing from virtually any electronic device that can be connected to a web-based portal.

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Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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Connectivity and Digital Experience. Rivian has developed its connected car platform from a clean sheet to allow full control and flexibility over the vehicle hardware, software and user experience. All Rivian vehicles connect to a cloud-ecosystem for data exchange and processing, enabling machine learning and data services. Founded in 2009 by RJ Scaringe, Rivian develops and produces vehicles, products and services related to sustainable transportation.

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ABB brings TOSA e-bus and flash charging to Davos; first use in Alpine region

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For this year’s annual World Economic Forum (23-26 January 2018), the city of Davos and ABB have teamed up in a long-term partnership to provide e-infrastructure for public and private transportation. In addition, electric cars transporting attendees around Davos will be able to recharge their batteries at eight newly installed ABB fast-charging stations.

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Volvo Begins Trials of Hybrid Buses in Brazil and Mexico

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A Volvo 7700 Hybrid also recently arrived in Mexico, where it will be tested in Mexico City for a dedicated service running through the historic center to connect two BRT lines using hybrids exclusively. It will also feature at a conference on sustainable transports in Mexico City and at the COP 16 climate conference in Cancun. Volvo Buses has begun trials of its hybrid drive buses in South Brazil and Mexico.

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Jülich evaluation of power-to-fuels recommends DME, OME3-5 and n-alkanes as diesel substitutes

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An evaluation of the implementation possibilities of power-to-fuel (PTF) technologies by a team from Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH in Germany recommends the PTF products DME, OME 3-5 and n-alkanes as suitable diesel alternatives for the transportation sector. Power-to-fuel, interlinking the energy and transport sectors. Suitable additives can mitigate any connected problems.

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Endesa develops prototype charger enabling electric vehicle to return power to the grid; hoping for deployment by 2020

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Connection of the EV to the grid has been carried out using models that are compatible with the established standards, so that this system can be tested in all commercial vehicles equipped with this technology. The development of a sustainable transport policy is a cornerstone of Endesa’s 2008-2012 Strategic Sustainability Plan.

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UCR team’s new evolutionary-algorithm-based EMS for PHEVs can deliver >30% fuel savings than conventional controls

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A paper describing the research was recently accepted for publication in the journal IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. We combined this approach with connected vehicle technology to achieve energy savings of more than 30%. This project was supported in part by the National Center for Sustainable Transportation.

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OSU smart membrane could enable new category of high-energy, high-power energy storage for EVs

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A team at the Ohio State University has developed a membrane that regulates bi-directional ion transport across it as a function of its redox state and that could be used as a programmable smart membrane separator in future supercapacitors and redox flow batteries. We note that true mass-market adoption of greener and sustainable transportation will require technologies that do not compromise on MPM.

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EDTA Promotes Action Plan to Fast Track Electric Drive Future

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The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) outlined an action plan for Congress and the Obama Administration to build on their commitment to electric vehicle technology and accelerate the growth of hybrid, plug-in, battery and fuel cell vehicles in the US. The Action Plan explains how key government policies will speed the growth of the electric drive market and achieve the many benefits of electric drive transportation.

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