Magna introduces high-definition ICON RADAR for automotive applications; scans in 4 dimensions

Green Car Congress

Magna unveiled its high-resolution ICON RADAR at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). ICON RADAR incorporates advanced technology used by the US military to provide precise detection, extensive range and high resiliency.

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Danish Parker project developing universal definition for EV integration with electric grid for V2G services

Green Car Congress

Nissan, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, PSA Groupe, NUVVE, Frederiksberg Forsyning, Enel, Insero and DTU (Technical University of Denmark) Electrical Engineering (PowerLabDK) are partnering in the Danish project Parker to develop a universal definition for grid integration for electric vehicles.

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TomTom high definition map for autonomous driving now covers Western Europe

Green Car Congress

TomTom has completed the expansion of its High Definition (HD) Map product to cover all highways in Western Europe—175,000 km (108,740 miles) of highways across 19 countries—bringing the total coverage of TomTom’s HD Map and RoadDNA for autonomous driving to 360,000 km (223,694 miles) worldwide.

2017 60

Peak oil, SUV definitions, LeEco cash problem: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Shell predicts oil demand could peak by 2020, automakers use the loose definitions of different SUV categories to make meeting fuel-economy standards easier, and Faraday Future backer LeEco runs out of cash. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Faraday Future backer LeEco is running out of cash, the company's CEO recently admitted in a. Today in Car News

2016 58

Albemarle signs definitive agreement to acquire lithium salts production assets in Asia

Green Car Congress

Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate conversion assets and supporting business functions currently operated by Jiangxi Jiangli New Materials Science and Technology Co.

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Velodyne LiDAR introduces 32-channel ULTRA Puck VLP-32A high definition real-time 3D LiDAR

Green Car Congress

Velodyne LiDAR introduced the ULTRA Puck VLP-32A, combining best-in-class 32-channel performance with a small form factor and the high reliability, at the the 2016 SAE World Congress in Detroit. The ULTRA Puck VLP-32A is the company’s most advanced LiDAR sensor to date, delivering high performance at a cost-effective price point of around $500 at automotive-scale production.

2016 69

Tesla Model S Body Kit: Definitely Different, Range-Robbing Too?

Green Car Reports

Body kits--add-on components and replacements for a car''s front and rear fascias and door sills--are often a good way for owners to make their vehicle stand out from the crowd. Often used on luxury brands and tuner cars, the updated looks are usually edgier and more aggressive than the factory styling, and often distinctive--if an acquired taste. Green Aftermarket Body Tesla Motors Tuning accessories aerodynamics coefficient of drag (Cd) plug-in cars

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NRC report finds that large-scale production of algal biofuels poses sustainability concerns; not a definitive barrier

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However, these concerns are not a definitive barrier for future production, the report says; innovations that would require research and development could help realize algal biofuels’ full potential. Pathways for cultivating and processing algae to fuels and their products.

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A123 Systems and Wanxiang execute definitive agreements for investment of up to $465M in A123

Green Car Congress

US-based Li-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems announced the execution of definitive agreements with China’s Wanxiang Group Corporation, which follows the non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) that A123 signed with Wanxiang on 8 August 2012. Under the terms of the definitive agreements, Wanxiang plans to invest up to $465 million in A123, which includes an initial credit extension of $25 million that A123 expects to receive this week.

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Gevo enters definitive off-take agreement with Sasol Chemical Industries Limited for renewable isobutanol

Green Car Congress

Gevo and Sasol Chemical Industries Limited (Sasol) have entered into a definitive commercial isobutanol off-take agreement commencing in 2012. On June 15, 2011 Gevo and Redfield Energy, LLC (Redfield) entered into a definitive joint venture (JV) to convert Redfield’s 50 mgpy ethanol plant into an isobutanol plant.

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German researches conclude EU rapeseed biodiesel extremely unlikely to meet current definition of sustainability

Green Car Congress

It is extremely likely that European rapeseed biodiesel does not, in fact, meet the current EU definition of sustainability. GHG emissions savings of rapeseed FAME compared to RED “typical” and “default” levels. Dashed line indicates RED threshold of 35%. Pehnelt and Vietze. Click to enlarge.

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TommyKaira Electric Sports Car Light, Fast, Definitely Not A Lotus

Green Car Reports

The Lotus Elise isn''t typical Green Car Reports material, but its aluminum chassis certainly is. The lightweight, strong, bonded structure has gone on to underpin the Tesla Roadster, Detroit Electric SP:01, PG Elektrus, Nemesis and more--all exciting electric-powered sports cars.

Ballard announces definitive agreements with Azure Hydrogen for China fuel cell bus program; next-gen FCvelocity-HD7 module

Green Car Congress

Further to the MOU announced on May 28 ( earlier post ), Ballard Power Systems has signed multi-year definitive agreements to support Azure Hydrogen’s fuel cell bus program for the China market. The definitive agreements require approval of the Chinese Government. Beijing-based Azure plans to partner with Chinese bus manufacturers in a phased development program for deployment of zero emission fuel cell buses in China, utilizing Ballard’s fuel cell technology.

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SMK Electronics to introduce 1 megapixel high-definition camera for automotive vision systems

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SMK Electronics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of OEM components, remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, is introducing the automotive industry’s first 1 Megapixel HD camera for automobile vision systems at this year’s International 2013 CES. SMK’s new HDR automotive-grade camera, which can be fitted with a variety of optically-corrected coated lenses for increased durability and performance, delivers a dynamic range of 115db.

2013 60

Ford Anticipates Definitive Sales Agreement with Geely for Volvo in 1Q 2010

Green Car Congress

While some work still remains to be completed before signing—including final documentation, financing and government approvals—Ford and Geely anticipate that a definitive sale agreement will be signed in the first quarter of 2010, with closing of the sale likely to occur in the second quarter 2010, subject to appropriate regulatory approvals. More details will be made available once the expected definitive sale agreement is signed in the first quarter of 2010.

2009 60

Quantum Signs Definitive Production Supply Agreement with Fisker for the Karma Plug-in Hybrid Program

Green Car Congress

has signed a definitive Supply Agreement with Fisker Automotive to supply key components and control systems for the Q-Drive powertrain system that is being incorporated in the Fisker Karma. Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. Under the terms of the licensing and supply arrangement, Quantum will be the exclusive supplier of the Q-Drive hybrid control systems and the solar roof module.

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Next Fuel, Inc. signs definitive agreement to field test coal-to-gas technology in China; Chinese partner makes strategic investment

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a development stage company seeking to commercialize a microbial in situ coal-to-gas (CTG) technology ( earlier post ), has signed a definitive agreement with San Ding Jiu Yuan (dba Future Fuel) to field test Next Fuel’s technology in Inner Mongolia, Peoples Republic of China, to determine the commercial viability of utilizing it to produce natural gas from lignite coal deposits. If the field tests are successful, the parties intend to negotiate a definitive long term license agreement.

General Motors And Tengzhong Sign Definitive Agreement For Sale Of HUMMER

Green Car Congress

Ltd (Tengzhong) have entered into a definitive agreement that will allow Tengzhong to acquire GM’s HUMMER brand. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, the buyer will acquire the ownership of the HUMMER brand, trademark and tradenames, as well as specific IP license rights necessary for the manufacture of HUMMER vehicles. General Motors and Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co.,

Ford Reaches Definitive Agreement to Sell Volvo Cars and Related Assets to Geely

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Volvo Car Corporation and related assets to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Limited. At the press conference Sunday afternoon (CET). Left to right: Stephen Odell, CEO of Volvo Cars; Li Shufu, chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Limited; Lewis Booth, Ford’s chief financial officer. Click to enlarge.

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Next Fuel signs definitive agreement to field-test in-situ microbial coal-to-gas technology in Indonesia

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a development stage company, has signed a definitive agreement with PT Enviro Energy to field-test Next Fuel’s microbial Coal-to-Gas technology (CTG) to determine the commercial viability of utilizing it to produce natural gas at PT Enviro Energy’s coal deposits in Indonesia. Next Fuel, Inc.,

Glycos Biotechnologies enters definitive agreement with Malaysian Bio-XCell for biochemical plant and RD facility; focus on isoprene

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an emerging biochemical company applying metabolic engineering and microbiology innovations for the production of sustainable biochemicals, exchanged definitive agreements with Malaysian Bio-XCell for the establishment of an industrial biochemical plant and biotechnology R&D facility in Malaysia. Glycos Biotechnologies , Inc.,

One North East and Nissan Sign Definitive Agreement on EV Rollout; 619 Free Charging Points by 2011 in North East England, Support for 3kW, 7kW and 50kW Charges

Green Car Congress

entered the next phase of their partnership by signing a definitive agreement which sets out a road map for the roll-out of electric vehicles and infrastructure in North East England. The Definitive Agreement also includes One North East’s commitment to a £2.4 Regional Development Agency One North East and Nissan Motor Co.,

2009 60

2013 Ford Focus Electric Test Drive

Electric Cars are for Girls

"After a spin around FedExField in the new Focus EV, I think Ford has definitely upped their game." - Eric Caldwell

2013 128

Thankful To Be Home — And ALIVE!

Creative Greenius

I remember when you wrote that we might strangle our parents in their sleep when they found out what they had done to us,” she told me with a definite Breaking Bad-influenced grin. Definitely a tough storage room. It all started with the video.

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We Are Now Legal!!!

DIY Electric Car

We hope in the near future to purchase lithium batteries which will most definitely increase the range to about 100 km (62 miles), improve the top speed to about 100 km per hour and have a battery life between 5 and 10 years.

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ElectricAid.org test drives the Think City

Revenge of the Electric Car

Watch the video in High Definition by clicking here. Last week Norway’s ElectricAid.org uploaded a very entertaining and artistic video test drive review of the Think City electric car. If you enjoy Top Gear you’ll enjoy the humor and creative editing in this video short. ElectricAid.org video Test Drive of the Think City Electric Car. Source: ElectricAid.org , YouTube ].

Here Lies Hermosa Beach – Truth Takes a Holiday In The City’s Massive Honesty FAIL

Creative Greenius

” And with that I ended our conversation on the phone a couple of weeks ago – and with it my respect for “the Rabbi” – whose name, per her request, I have most definitely kept out of this. The Rabbi called and left voicemails urging me to call her back.

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Aha! A Broken Wire!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I'm not great at fixing these things, but I'll definitely give it a shot. I collected a bunch of controller data over the serial port on my laptop and sent that off to Azure Dynamics for analysis. After looking at the data, the ISR2Hertz variable (i.e. RPM) was pegged at zero.

2007 130

New Orleans: Big Easy to make life easier for electric car owners?

Green Car Reports

Last week, however, the two were definitely on good terms as the city council voted unanimously to make life easier for current and future electric car owners. New Orleans has a hot-and-cold relationship with environmentally friendly technology. Crescent City crises Given the New Orleans' tenuous location--sandwiched between Lake Pontchartrain and. Louisiana plug-in cars charging Charging station charging infrastructure Home charging

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Chris Paine in the ‘Daily Beast’

Revenge of the Electric Car

I think we’ll definitely see a few of the same people from the first film. Chris gives his views on the EV revolution — and our new film — to The Daily Beast. For full interview, follow this link. What can we expect to see in Revenge of the Electric Car? We’re tracking the fortunes of GM with the Volt and Tesla, initially with their Roadster and now the Model S, and the electric Smart Car.

2009 126

Another tiny SUV? No AWD for 2018 Toyota C-HR subcompact crossover

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show was awash in crossover utility vehicles, including a new model from Toyota that stretches the definition of that category. The 2018 Toyota C-HR features the high driving position of a crossover, but in a vehicle with decidedly car-like styling, and without an all-wheel drive option. Adding to the confusion, the. Los Angeles Auto Show

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On the Horizon

Plug In Partners

PHEV 's may not have arrived , but they are definitely on the horizon. N ow that the number one automaker and the number two automaker has made the commitment to building Plug In hybrid / electric vehicles by 2010, another automotive giant is joining the race.

2008 130

The Greenius Misplaces His Mojo… Momentarily

Creative Greenius

It has definitely been been awhile, hasn’t it? We have now most definitely reached the wholly absurd portion of our trip, the part where you pay for all your baggage including your carry-on.

2011 139

Dropping the Engine

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Removing the rubber stripping was definitely a huge help. The engine just about a foot below mounting height. Engine pulled back about a foot. Hole left over in the engine compartment with dropped engine. Notice the belt that drives the air pump for the emission control system.

2007 130

Why I'm not an Environmentalist

DIY Electric Car

The reason is that calling yourself green is about as definitive as calling yourself the world’s best street fighter. My concern for the environment started when earth, fire, wind, water and heart combined to fight the forces of corporate greed and irresponsibility. Yes, Captain Planet was my hero. I’ve had quite a lot of greening influences in my life, from cartoons, to a kid’s solar experimentation kit, to my friend’s parent’s weird composting toilet.

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Cautious Optimism

Open Source Civic EV Kit

The charge detector box is a bit warm to the touch, but definitely not hot. After talking with the power supply EEs at work, I came home and tried a few experiments to see if I could fix the alternative charge detector circuit.

2009 130

Installing the Synkromotive Controller

Open Source Civic EV Kit

While the Synkromotive controller definitely has some wiring, the Belktronix system was a bit more out of control. I stopped by the Synkromotive shop this morning and picked up my beta-test controller that I've been wanting to try out.

Elon Musk as stern daddy: no central Model 3 speedo, head-up display for you!

Green Car Reports

His tweets are the stuff of legend, his dismissals of hydrogen fuel-cell cars as "fool cells" have been consistent for many years, and if you get his attention, he will definitely tell you what he thinks. Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn't a man of strong opinions. Perhaps U.K. software developer Nick G hadn't really expected to. Elon Musk Future Cars Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla Model 3 Tesla Autopilot

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Sumitomo Electric and DOCOMO testing 5G real-time traffic monitoring

Green Car Congress

have been jointly testing the real-time collection and delivery of traffic information using high-definition sensors connected via a fifth-generation (5G) mobile communications system for advanced driving support. Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. and NTT DOCOMO, INC.

2017 78

Charge Detector Blown Again

Open Source Civic EV Kit

This would definitely explain the slow charging. A few days ago, something funny happened to the vehicle. I drove home and my LVP light came on earlier than I expected. When I got home, the front battery was rather lower than the others in the pack. I attributed this to being just behind the front grille where a lot of cold air is blowing in.

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