DARPA GXV-T demos showcase radical vehicle technologies

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DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies ( GXV-T ) program ( earlier post ) aims to improve mobility, survivability, safety, and effectiveness of future combat vehicles without piling on armor.

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Make the Connection: Join Revation at ICMI Contact Center Demo 2017

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Join Revation Systems , along with leading contact center professionals seeking solutions to today’s challenges, at the ICMI Contact Center Demo Conference on September 25-27 at the Mandalay Bay North Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

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Renault takes Level 4 EV SYMBIOZ demo car on the road

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The automaker has now embodied many of the elements of the show car in a demo vehicle that is currently performing road tests to demonstrate under real-life conditions the benefits of such a car. The SYMBIOZ demo car is capable of reaching SAE Level 4 autonomy (“mind-off”).

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Global Bioenergies successfully moves its C3 process to demo scale; isopropanol and acetone from renewable resources

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The C3 process, which enables the production of renewable isopropanol and acetone, is the second process reaching demo plant scale in Global Bioenergies’ portfolio. The next phase, at demo plant scale, was subcontracted to Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF) located in Delft in the Netherlands. Global Bioenergies has reached a new milestone in scaling up its C3 process converting renewable resources into isopropanol and acetone. Earlier post.)

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Global Bioenergies reports first production of green isobutene at demo plant

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The first trials on the demo plant in Leuna were successfully completed, within schedule, in the fall of 2016 and Global Bioenergies announced first production of green isobutene via fermentation.

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Global Bioenergies successfully scales up renewable isobutene process in Leuna Demo plant

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Global Bioenergies has succeeded in producing isobutene by fermentation at the scale of the Leuna Demo plant (a 5,000-liter fermenter), with run length and performances exceeding those performed on the pilot plant in Pomacle (a 500-liter fermenter). Success in this phase of the process’ scale up was obtained less than five months after start-up of the fermentation unit at the Leuna Demo plant, in December 2016.

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US researchers demo separation-free, IL-based process for conversion of biomass to advanced biofuel

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Researchers from three US national labs (Berkeley, Pacific Northwest and Sandia) has demonstrated a separation-free, ionic-liquid (IL)-based process to convert biomass to an advanced biofuel (the sesquiterpene bisabolene). The process, described in an open access paper in the RSC journal Green Chemistry , is also the first to demonstrate full consumption of glucose, xylose, acetate, and lactic acid in the presence of the IL cholinium lysinate ([Ch][Lys]).

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Aemetis completes operation of cellulosic ethanol demo unit; 12 Mgpy plant for 2019

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Aemetis announced that it successfully built and operated an integrated cellulosic ethanol demonstration unit for more than 120 days of continuous operations with 94% uptime, meeting the requirements for a federal USDA 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program guaranteed loan.

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Groupe PSA and Qualcomm advance C-V2X testing for communication between vehicles; demo in March

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Groupe PSA and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated announced advances in Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) communication technology testing as the first step of 5G deployment for automotive applications with direct communication between vehicles.

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Japan launches first global hydrogen supply chain demo project; liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) technology

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The hydrogen demo project is a stepping stone for commercialization of projects post 2020. Four Japanese companies—Chiyoda, Mitsubishi, Mitsui and.

GM demos 8 connected vehicle safety applications in Shanghai

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General Motors demonstrated eight safety applications for its latest intelligent and connected vehicle (ICV) technology for the first time in China at the National Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Pilot Zone in Shanghai, which opened in June. GM has been supporting the development of connected vehicle technologies for more than a decade in the US.

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Audi’s “Jack” autonomous A7 concept hits the road in public demo drives in Germany

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Audi is providing public demonstration drives on board an Audi A7 piloted driving concept nicknamed “Jack”. Selected brand customers and fans will get their first experience of piloted driving on the A9 north of Munich. The customer trips in “Jack” start in the myAudi Sphere at Munich airport.

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Daimler demos self-driving snow removal trucks; premiere of Remote Truck Interface

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Following its successful demonstration of the Highway Pilot and Highway Pilot Connect systems ( earlier post )—the latter making truck platooning possible—Daimler has demonstrated automated snow removal operations on the site of the former Pferdsfeld airbase.

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Prototype Mack heavy-duty plug-in hybrid truck part of e-Highway demo near Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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The demo was conducted near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as part of a project with Siemens and sponsored by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

ABB joins CharIN; taking Combined Charging System to the next level; 150 kW demos, targeting 350 kW

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The 150 kW demo is of some significance, as Audi of America president Scott Keogh just announced the company’s intention to build out a network of 150 kW fast chargers to support the 2018 introduction of its battery-electric SUV (the production version of the e-tron quattro).

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California ARB awards $7M for ultra-low NOx heavy-duty diesel truck demo project with Achates opposed-piston engines

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The California Air Resource Board (CARB) is awarding $7 million to CALSTART to develop a Class 8 truck that will achieve a 90% reduction in NO x along with a 15-20% fuel efficiency improvement. The project will build and install diesel-fueled two-stroke compression-ignition Achates Power Opposed-Piston Engines into Class 8 demonstration trucks that will be road-road ready in 2019 and operate in fleet service in California in 2020. California’s ultra-low NO x emissions standard is 0.02

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Alaska Railroad to demo hauling LNG in intermodal containers; 1st railroad permitted to haul LNG

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The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) will demonstrate the transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in intermodal LNG ISO containers from southcentral to interior Alaska during a month-long operational performance project in early fall 2016.

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Ricardo demos real-world driving emissions testing at Air Quality show

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Ricardo demonstrated its new real-world driving emissions measurement service ( earlier post ), and discussed the first results from its road side vehicle monitoring research, at the Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE) in the UK earlier this week.

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Navistar SuperTruck demo vehicle CatalIST exceeds DOE freight efficiency goal; 50.3% BTE, path to 55%

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Navistar unveiled its innovative SuperTruck demonstration vehicle, CatalIST, which has achieved a freight efficiency improvement of 104% compared to the control vehicle, exceeding the improvement goal set by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the SuperTruck program.

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Silicon Valley V2G Plug-in Hybrid Demo

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Barbara Boxer attended a Silicon Valley Alternative Energy Summit today and PG&E was there with its plug-in hybrid Prius. Green Wombat reports on the Vehicle to Grid (V2G) capability demonstrated by PG&E.

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Ascend Energy and Atrex Energy demo tubular SOFC electric ATV, fueled by natural gas

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Ascend Energy, in collaboration with solid oxide fuel cell manufacturer Atrex Energy , released the results of a joint project to demonstrate a newly developed tubular solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) in an electric all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

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Volvo Trucks and PATH successfully demo partially automated on-highway truck platooning in California; CACC

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Volvo Trucks and Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) at the University of California, Berkeley recently completed a successful demonstration of partially automated truck platooning, made possible by Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology ( CACC ).

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Rolls-Royce and Svitzer demo world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel; testing autonomous operation

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Rolls-Royce and global towage operator Svitzer have successfully demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. Earlier this year, one of Svitzer’s tugs, the 28m Svitzer Hermod , safely conducted a number of remotely controlled maneuvers.

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Testing confirms Torotrak V-Charge variable drive mechanical supercharger enables more ambitious downsizing; 1.0L demo at Aachen

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Independent on-engine test results have verified the simulation predictions that a Torotrak V-Charge variable drive mechanical supercharger enables more ambitious levels of engine downsizing. Compared to a current 1.5L GTDI engine producing 240 N·m torque, a 1.0L

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Global Bioenergies obtains €4.4M loan to complete financing of demo plant, begins construction

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Global Bioenergies, a startup developing and commercializing a fermentation process that targets gaseous isobutene, has obtained a €4.4-million (US$4.7-million) loan from a consortium of four French banks—BNP Paribas, Société Genéralé, CIC and Bpifrance—to complete the financing of its demo plant. The demo plant’s operation will begin in 2016 under the supervision of Global Bioenergies GmbH, a Leipzig-based, 100%-owned subsidiary of Global Bioenergies SA.

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NREL report on electric bus demo at Foothill Transit finds Proterra fuel economy >8x higher than CNG on same line

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A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the second report summarizing the results of the battery-electric bus (BEB) demonstration underway at Foothill Transit in California.

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Renesas to demo full autonomous vehicles with R-Car H3 SoCs at CES 2017

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Renesas will showcase its own fully autonomous vehicle prototypes—featuring the R-Car H3 SoC ( earlier post )—at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. Renesas will offer short rides in the autonomous vehicles at a short track adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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CMU demo’ing Autonomous SRX in Washington this week

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Sample images of urban driving and screen-captures of the Autonomoous SRX’s tracking system’s results. The images in the first row show detection and tracking results from an arriving area of Pittsburgh international airport. The other two images in the second row show those of an urban street.

HRL Laboratories achieves 1st demo of GaN CMOS FET technology

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Researchers at HRL Laboratories, LLC, have achieved the first demonstration of gallium nitride (GaN) complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) field-effect-transistor (FET) technology. In doing so they have established that the semiconductor’s superior transistor performance can be harnessed in an integrated circuit. This breakthrough paves the way for GaN to become the technology of choice for power conversion circuits that are made in silicon today.

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Sumitomo Electric demoing ESS for power grid in California; US’ largest redox flow battery system

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Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

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Continental successfully conducts Cellular-V2X field trials in China; demo’ing results at CES

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Continental and Huawei have conducted field trials to test the efficiency of the Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) communication standard ( earlier post ) in Shanghai with positive results. C-V2X is emerging as a promising wireless communication technology, demonstrating strong potential for use in automated driving and intelligent mobility. Earlier post.) C-V2X allows road users to communicate leveraging LTE and in future, the 5G mobile network.

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FEV, Lightspeed Technologies to demo fiber optic-based optical and electronic architecture for automotive applications

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FEV North America, Inc. FEV) and Lightspeed Technologies have jointly created an automotive O/E (Optical and Electronic) system architecture technology that transmits photons over plastic optical fiber in lieu of E/E (Electricity and Electronics) technologies that typically conduct electrons over copper. This will significantly reduce weight, the number of vehicle parts, and assembly costs, while improving system efficiencies.

First Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles arrive in Europe as part of HyFIVE demo

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The first Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles arrived in Europe last week. The first six vehicles will be based with customers in London and Copenhagen as part of the Hydrogen for Innovative Vehicles ( HyFIVE ) demonstration project, partly funded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking ( FCHJU ). Honda has always been one of the leaders in the field of hydrogen fuel cell technology, with over 30 years of research and development behind us.

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Toyota expands R&D facilities in China; PHEVs coming under Corolla Levin lineup; fuel cell vehicle demos

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Toyota Motor Corporation has expanded the R&D facilities at Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., TMEC). This is in accordance with the initial investment plan, which had been created at the time of the establishment of the R&D facilities. Specifically, the plan includes improvements to the existing laboratory facility, construction of a new laboratory, creation of a battery evaluation and test facility, as well as improvements to test tracks on the premises.

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Praj Industries breaks ground on cellulosic ethanol demo plant in India

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Praj Industries has broken ground on its integrated cellulosic ethanol demo plant at Shirala in Sangli District in Maharashtra (India). The cellulosic ethanol demo plant will operate on different variety of biomass with a capacity of 100 dry tonnes of biomass per day, which includes agricultural wastes such as corn stover, cobs and bagasse. The demo plant will enable Praj to consolidate its 6 years of R&D efforts, starting with laboratory trials to pilot scale trials.

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Houston METRO launches Proterra electric bus demo; Catalyst FC into revenue service for 90 days

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) will deploy a 40-foot Proterra Catalyst FC battery-electric bus for 90 days beginning on December 4, demonstrating the benefits that battery-electric transit technology can bring to the region’s communities.

Shell opens major new technology center in Bangalore; waste-to-fuels demo plant

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Shell opened a new major technology hub in Bangalore, India, expanding the company’s R&D activities in Asia. The 52-acre, custom built technology centre can house up to 1,500 experts working collaboratively on innovative projects worldwide. Shell Technology Center Bangalore (STCB) brings together R&D staff who previously worked at separate locations in Bangalore and also provides additional space for high-tech innovation and demonstration facilities.

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Audi first to demo automated vehicle in NY; Level 3 Highway Pilot

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Audi became the first company to demonstrate an automated vehicle in New York, at an event near the state capitol today. Audi offered rides and demonstrations of Audi Highway Pilot technology—SAE International Level 3 automation—to legislators, their staffs, media and other stakeholders. The vehicle is capable of automated driving at posted highway speeds when specific conditions are met.

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Oak Ridge AMIE demo integrates 3D-printed building, natural gas hybrid with bi-directional wireless power transfer

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A research demonstration unveiled at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (DOE ORNL) combines clean energy technologies into a 3D-printed building and a 3D-printed natural gas-powered hybrid vehicle to showcase a new approach to energy use, storage and consumption.

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Praj to build demo commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in India

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million gallons US) per year demo commercial plant to produce cellulosic ethanol in India. The demo plant will seek to demonstrate technical and commercial viability as well optimization of water and energy integration and its impact on the capex and opex of the commercial financial proposal. Praj Industries will set up a 10-million liter (2.6 The company expects the project cost to be in the region of US$ 25-30 million and to break ground in early 2013.

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