Researchers design nanoparticles for cost-effective hydrogen production process

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Researchers at the U of A have designed nanoparticles that act as catalysts, making the process of water electrolysis more efficient.

2019 143

Novelis creates first aluminum sheet battery enclosure solution; flat-rolled, cost-effective design

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Available globally, this design for next-generation automobiles provides a more sustainable mobility solution in battery electric vehicles, a market that is expected to more than triple globally by 2025. Novelis Inc.

2019 105

Yamaha Sports Ride: Carbon-Fiber Structure From Designer Gordon Murray

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When it comes to car design, Gordon Murray has had a highly varied career. He designed the McLaren F1 supercar, as well as the lightweight Rocket single-seat sports car and numerous race cars. Throughout his career, Murray has always emphasized lightweight construction in his designs, and his latest work is no different. Tokyo Motor Show Carbon Fiber Gordon Murray Gordon Murray Design Yamaha

GM using Autodesk generative design software for lightweighting work

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GM is using new generative design software technology from Autodesk to support its vehicle lightweighting efforts. Generative design mimics nature’s evolutionary approach to design. GM is utilizing the innovative technology on future product designs.

2018 96

ESA completes further design validation of Reaction Engine’s air-breathing SABRE rocket engine

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UK-based Reaction Engines has received further endorsement of its SABRE (Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine) design ( earlier post ) via its collaboration with ESA and the UK Space Agency (UKSA).

2019 100

Wärtsilä introducing portfolio of hybrid tug designs

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The technology group Wärtsilä is introducing a new portfolio of tug designs, to be known as the Wärtsilä HYTug series, with the emphasis on environmental sustainability. Notably, the enhanced efficiency enables the total installed main engine power to be less than with conventional designs.

2017 78

Nissan teases aerodynamic design of new LEAF

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In its ongoing series of teasers leading up to the reveal of the new LEAF EV in September, Nissan has released a rendering of the car’s improved aerodynamic design. The new design improves efficiency, and thus range on a single charge.

2017 78

Volkswagen introduces near-series design study of the MEB-based flexible quick charging station at Geneva

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The Volkswagen Group Components brand will be showcasing the near-series design study of its flexible quick charging station at the Geneva Motor Show. The charging station is based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) and is designed to use its cell modules.

2019 91

GE Aviation completes initial design of supersonic engine for Aerion AS2

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GE Aviation has completed the initial design of the first supersonic engine purpose-built for business jets. It is designed to enable efficient supersonic flight over water and efficient subsonic flight over land, without requiring modifications to existing compliance regulations.

2018 106

Alstom and Eversholt Rail unveil a new hydrogen train design for the UK

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Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of a new hydrogen train for the UK market. Alstom and Eversholt Rail also confirmed that their initial, comprehensive engineering study is now complete, and the train design concept finalized.

2019 101

Volvo Technology Award for wave piston design

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The Volvo Group’s new truck engines are more fuel efficient as a result of their new piston design which adds waves to the piston crown to improve the use of oxygen. The new wave design has now been patented.

2017 78

Aluminum Association introduces first material designation system for 3D printing; “Purple Sheets”

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The “purple sheets” will provide clear chemical designations for aluminum powder used in 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. The purple sheets are the newest addition to the Aluminum Association’s long-running “rainbow sheet” series, which provides alloy designations and chemical composition limits for various types of aluminum. The association’s designation system was officially recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1970.

2019 70

Kia EV concept showcases brand’s future, more electrified design direction

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With its "Imagine by Kia" concept car revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show, Kia aims to show that electric cars don’t have to look boring—that, actually, they can look exciting and emotional. The concept is, as Kia puts it, “a visual embodiment of Kia’s desire to move forward in the exciting world of

2019 87

Pininfarina's Italian design may be good Karma for plug-in carmaker

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Fisker, the luxury plug-in hybrid car company that went bankrupt in 2013, was founded by a car designer. Henrik Fisker, the brand's namesake was a designer at BMW before forming his own company. Now that venture, renamed Karma after is primary product, following the company's revival at the hands of Chinese investors, has hired a new design firm.

2019 68

Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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A coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels, and invest proceeds from the program into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure.

2018 88

Infiniti QX Inspiration concept sets design direction for brand’s electric future

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With entirely new proportions allowed by electric powertrains, a cleaner, simplified exterior design direction, and a warm, lounge-like interior, the. The future of Infiniti is electric. And today at the Detroit auto show the brand previewed the direction of a future electric Infiniti SUV—and the brand—with the QX Inspiration concept.

2019 75

Robert Allan Ltd. designs new battery-electric pilot boat

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The entire design is eligible for Class approval such a Lloyd’s, ABS, or Bureau Veritas. Vancouver, Canada-based naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd. has developed a new all-electric pilot boat aimed at service applications in which the run to the ship is 5 nautical miles or less.

2018 78

EU-Live project unveils electrified 3-wheeler; designed by Groupe PSA

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Groupe PSA was involved as the only automaker in the project, and as a result has expanded its design expertise beyond the automotive industry.

2017 85

“WaterBone” design wins grand prize in ARPA-E LITECAR Challenge

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The winning design: “WaterBone”. 254 conceptual designs were submitted. The envelope’s material is a polymer composite, which provides desirable characteristics of a monocoque design. The monocoque-spaceframe design is built using additive manufacturing (3D printing) technology.

2015 120

Karma rebirth takes shape with coupe teaser, new design center

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Karma Automotive promised big things with a new model lineup, including a revamped Revero, a new SUV, and a new electric sports coupe. On Wednesday, the company gave a glimpse of its new electric Vision coupe concept that will be unveiled at the 2019 Shanghai auto show next week and announced that it opened a new production facility in California. Shanghai Auto Show Karma Revero

2019 43

Sandia-led team designs feasible hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel; implications for large hydrogen-fueled vessels

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The Zero-V project evolved from earlier Sandia work on the SF-BREEZE, a hydrogen-powered passenger ferry designed to operate in the San Francisco Bay. Ensuring the ferry could achieve that speed meant adopting a 100-foot, slightly longer than usual catamaran design.

2018 129

Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop preliminary design study

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Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk released the preliminary design study for what he call “The Hyperloop”—a new high-speed electric transportation system targeted for the the specific case of high-traffic city pairs (e.g.,

2013 112

Argonne team identifies optimized engine designs for a given fuel

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have pinpointed optimized engine designs for a given fuel.

2017 78

Wärtsilä designing first hybrid propulsion system for fish farming ship

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Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver the ship design for a new processing and transportation vessel to be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain on behalf of Hav Line AS of Norway.

2017 78

British designers create new electric sports car

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has been created as a result of a partnership between British car designers Gordon Murray Design and Japanese chemistry group Toray Industries. The two-seater sports car has been designed to use the Toray carbon fibre component system meaning it has a low weight of 850kg (including [.]. Electric cars Latest news British designed electric sports car electric vehicles Gordon Murray DesignA new prototype electric sports car called Teewave AR.1

Millbrook designated RDE testing provider for type approval

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In the UK, Millbrook Group, the leading independent vehicle testing and validation services provider, is designated to provide real driving emissions (RDE) testing on behalf of Dutch approval authority, RDW.

2017 78

ORNL VIBE open-architecture framework for improved EV battery design

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VIBE provides an open architecture framework for pre-experimental design simulation as part of the CAEBAT program. We want to be able to have an idea implemented in a model, see the efficacy of it and then help guide how companies design battery cells using that concept.

2015 111

Volvo Cars debuts its first 3-cylinder engine in new XC40 compact SUV; designed for PHEV applications

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The new three-cylinder powertrain has been deliberately designed for integration into Twin Engine plug-in hybrid cars. This compact engine design provides the flexibility we need as we introduce more powertrain options for XC40 customers.

2018 95

British engineering firm brings lightweight race car design to production cars

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British race car design company Gordon Murray Design showed off its new lightweight race car body last week at the Low Carbon Vehicle Show in England. The company calls its body-in-white—an industry term for a car body with no components attached—iStream, and it says it's the result of a new process it patented to make lightweight. weight reduction

2018 69

BMW i3 Tear-Down Videos Show Electric Car's Radical Design

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Back in January, engineering firm Munro & Associates orchestrated a "tear-down" of a BMW i3 electric car at its facility near Detroit. The company--which specializes in disassembling new cars, analyzing them, and selling the information to competitors--even posted a video of the process.

2015 114

Rice, Penn State study shows machine learning can improve catalyst design

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Chemical engineers at Rice University and Pennsylvania State University have shown that combining machine learning and quantum chemistry can save time and expense in designing new catalysts.

2018 85

NASA electric research plane designated the X-57, nickname: “Maxwell”; SCEPTOR

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NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.” The X-57 features 14 electric motors turning propellers, all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing.

2016 85

Renault Trezor concept in Paris; electric drive, new design language

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Automakers often use concept cars to preview future styling for much more restrained production models. Even when a concept car doesn't make it into production, elements of its styling can. Providing a styling template for future models is the main mission of the Renault Trezor electric sports car concept, which debuts this week at the 2016 Paris. Paris Auto Show Renault plug-in cars Paris Motor Show Formula E Championship

2016 85

Wärtsilä introduces HY hybrid tug design for Chinese market

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The technology group Wärtsilä has adapted its hybrid tug design ( earlier post ) specifically to meet the needs of the Chinese market. The Wärtsilä HYTug design is based upon Wärtsilä’s fully integrated hybrid power module. The design is available in three different hull sizes: a 28m harbor tug with a 50t bollard pull; a 29.5m This version of the Wärtsilä HYTug has received an Approval-in-Principle recognition by the China Classification Society (CCS).

2017 60

Researchers demonstrate high-capacity Mn-rich Li-ion cathodes; a design pathway away from cobalt and nickel

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The work, reported in the journal Nature , shows a possible design approach for cathode materials that move away from the current reliance on nickel and cobalt—which are limited resources and are associated with safety problems.

2018 113

GM details 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid powertrain design and operation

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The basic layout is an on-axis design which is similar to GM’s 6T40/45 family of small-car front-wheel drive automatic transmissions. However, the transaxles were designed with unique rotors specific to the application.

2016 85

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture to design connected smart ships

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Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture are collaborating to design a ‘connected smart ship’ that will enable ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve potential operational savings through the application of digital technologies.

2015 96

Renovo Coupe Pairs Iconic Design With Electric Performance: Video

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One indication that electric vehicles are clearly ready for the mainstream market is that they''re already becoming desirable in the rarefied atmosphere of the supercar and sports car markets.

2014 112

Sandia Labs forms Spray Combustion Consortium to improve engine design

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Intended for industry, software vendors and national laboratories, the consortium provides a direct path from fundamental research to validated engineering models ultimately used in combustion engine design. The goals of the research are to reveal the physics that are general to all injectors and to develop predictive spray models that will ultimately be used for combustion design.

2016 73

Study finds holey graphene promising design route for noble-metal-free HER catalysts for acidic electrolytes

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Our results reveal that the combination of a non-noble metal with holey graphene is a promising design route for noble-metal-free catalysts that are chemically stable in acidic electrolytes.

2018 85

Goodyear showcases two concept tires designed for autonomous driving

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At the Geneva Motor Show, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced two concept tires designed with autonomous driving in mind. Both tires are designed with safety in mind, which according to recent studies, is a key concern among consumers around autonomous vehicles.

2016 78

Xylogenics releases new strain design for patented GX-1 yeast technology

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Xylogenics released a new strain design for its patented GX-1 yeast production and fermentation process. The efficiencies created by the newest strain design will have an immediate impact on industries that rely on micro-organism technologies—most notably the ethanol industry wherein individual production plants are planning to invest upwards of $350 million annually on yeast technology advancements.

2017 60

Visedo introducing new SRPM motor design for buses; 10% increase in power, better cooling

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Finnish manufacturer Visedo is unveiling a new electric motor design at BusWorld 2017 that is optimized for the bus market and ready for mass manufacture. The new S-model is part of a design upgrade across the entire PowerDRUM line.

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