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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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

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.,

Gevo signs definitive supply agreement with HCS Holding for commercial supply of renewable isooctane

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has entered into a definitive supply agreement with HCS Holding GmbH (HCS) to supply renewable isooctane ( earlier post ) under a five-year offtake agreement. The agreement with HCS is a key milestone for Gevo and represents our first definitive purchase agreement for long-term supply from our first commercial scale hydrocarbon site. Gevo, Inc.

DeepMap raises $25M in Series A, $32M to date; high-definition mapping for safe autonomy

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DeepMap’s service delivers the capabilities necessary for self-driving cars to navigate in the complex and unpredictable real world by addressing three important elements: precise high-definition mapping, ultra-accurate real-time localization and the serving infrastructure to support massive global scaling.

Qualcomm and TomTom partner on crowdsourcing high-definition mapping data for autonomous driving

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Qualcomm Technologies is working with TomTom on using the Qualcomm Drive Data Platform for high-definition (HD) map crowdsourcing, to accelerate the future of autonomous driving. Qualcomm Drive Data Platform intelligently collects and analyzes data from different vehicle sensors, supporting smarter vehicles to determine their location, monitor and learn driving patterns, perceive their surroundings and share this perception with the rest of the world reliably and accurately.

Volkswagen and Mobileye partner on autonomous driving; REM in VWs in 2018

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REM uses crowd-sourcing (data from many cars – the swarm) to generate real-time data for precise localization and acquisition of high-definition track data. This fleet data is used for continuous improvement of high-definition navigation maps with highly precise localization capability. The future of autonomous driving depends on the ability to create and maintain precise high-definition maps and scale them at minimal cost.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

SAE International updates J3016 standard defining autonomous vehicles; free download

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SAE International (SAE) announced a free update to its technical standard, “J3016: Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to On-Road Motor Vehicle Automated Driving Systems.” Modifies existing, and adds new, supporting terms and definitions. Recently, the US Department of Transportation (DoT) adopted SAE International’s six levels of automation outlined in SAE J3016 for use in its “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy.” ( Earlier post.).

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Rinspeed reveals driverless Tesla electric car

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Set to be a definite highlight of the 84th edition of the show, the new XchangE concept will make its world premiere at the show, as a vision for the [.].

General Motors And Tengzhong Sign Definitive Agreement For Sale Of HUMMER

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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

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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.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6: fuel economy review of luxury diesel SUV

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Buyer expectations of a silent, refined driving experience traditionally kept diesel engines out of the upper echelons of the automotive market, but times have definitely changed. Witness the major expansion by Jaguar Land Rover to offer American buyers a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V-6 in a large number of car and SUV models. A decade ago, the diesels. Fuel Economy

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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.,

Japan 3D map JV beginning process of creating high-def 3-D maps for autonomous vehicles; dynamic mapping

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The Nikkei reports that Tokyo-based Dynamic Map Planning (DMP), formed earlier this year by Mitsubishi Electric, mapmaker Zenrin and nine automakers, will begin creating high-definition 3-D maps for self-driving cars this month.

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

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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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Volvo Cars and Autoliv team up with NVIDIA to develop advanced systems for self-driving cars

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These systems can compare real-time situational awareness with a known high-definition map, enabling them to plan a safe route and drive precisely along it, adjusting to ever-changing circumstances. Volvo Cars, automotive safety systems provider Autoliv, and NVIDIA are teaming up to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars.

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Three Hybrids On Ward's '10 Best Engines' List For 2016

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But the rise of hybrids, plug-in electric cars, and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles has persuaded the editors to stretch the definition of "engine" somewhat. Every year, industry trade journal Ward's Auto promotes powertrain excellence with its "10 Best Engines" list. This year, for example, three of the honorees are not standalone internal-combustion. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Awards

Has GM really 'already lost' the electric-car race to Tesla?

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They're easy to understand, and definitive. Lots of people like horse races, win-or-lose competitions, and rankings. They may also lose the forest for the trees, which is what we're tempted to suggest about a new article that addresses the launch of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. GM's 238-mile battery-electric hatchback is rolling out. General Motors GM Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

EV interest is growing, says Renault

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"We still have a job to do educating people but the perception is definitely [.]. Electric cars are starting to get more and more people talking as more models join the market, including recent additions from BMW and Volkswagen.

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Toyota shows strong support for fuel cell cars

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If you thought electric cars were definitely the future, then Toyota may be about to change that perception: after it expressed strong support for hydrogen fuel cell technology at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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Robert Llewellyn: Transport change is coming

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Yes, I know it’s mostly particulates, SOX and NOX emissions from modern diesel engines and CO2 from home heating, power stations and 10 mile traffic jams, but there’s definitely a shift that transcends party politics, nationalism and narrow, parochial thinking. There is something in the air.

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How Big Is The 'Little' MINI Cooper Countryman? It's THAT Big

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Nowhere is that more obvious than in the case of perhaps the definitive front-wheel-drive economy car, the British Mini. Size is relative, and what counts as a small car today would have been viewed as much larger 50 years ago. DON''T MISS: New 2015 MINI Cooper With Five Doors Confuses.Well, Everyone (Video) But today''s 2015 MINI Cooper is

New Tesla Testing Technique From Staid Consumer Reports: Drifting!

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2015 Kia Soul EV: First Drive Of Newest Electric Car

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And while their geeky, sexy, danceable ''science experiment'' is definitely memorable, after driving the 2015 Kia Soul EV we have to wonder if perhaps the Energizer Bunny would have been a better cheer-creature. The hamsters are back in Kia’s ads for its new Soul EV all-electric hatchback.

SAE International and @GM announce new collegiate competition for autonomous technology; Chevy #Bolt as platform

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The technical goal of the competition is to navigate an urban driving course in an automated driving mode as described by SAE Standard (J3016) level 4 definition by year three. SAE International and General Motors have partnered to headline sponsor AutoDrive Challenge, the latest of SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series. This newly established, three-year autonomous vehicle competition will task students to develop and demonstrate a full autonomous driving passenger vehicle.

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Minicars And Microcars: How Small Could Lexus Go?

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The Lexus LF-SA Concept that made a first appearance this past month at the Geneva Motor Show definitely pushes the brand into unexpected design territory—and down to an unexpectedly small size. At just 136 inches long, 67 inches wide, and 56 inches high, the concept that Lexus described as “an ultra-compact, sub-B-segment, urban. Lexus LF-SA Concept Minicars concepts microcars small cars urban-cars

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Rightware collaborating with HERE to intergate real-time location data into user interfaces

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Rightware, a provider of user interface software for the automotive industry, and high-definition mapping company HERE are collaborating to make it easier and faster for automotive developers to integrate real-time location data into user interfaces.

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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

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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.,

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

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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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