Ohio State named first-year champion in 4-year EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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The Ohio State University has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year One champion, taking the lead in the premier four-year collegiate engineering competition. Teams have four years (2018-2022) to transform their vehicles from design concept into reality, building an energy efficient, connected and semi-automated vehicle for the car sharing market.

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Clean Fuels Ohio signs LoI to deploy 500 Workhorse W-15 range-extended electric hybrid pickups across Ohio

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Workhorse Group has received a Letter of Intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to partner with Workhorse to help deploy 500 W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickup trucks throughout the state of Ohio. While not operating a fleet itself, Clean Fuels Ohio engages numerous fleets across Ohio on transitions to cleaner vehicle and fuel options. The Workhorse W-15 light duty platform design is an extension of the E-Gen electric technology used in Workhorse medium-duty delivery trucks.

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Honda opens CNG fueling station on Troy, Ohio campus; 2nd public CNG station in N America

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Honda opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its property in Troy, Ohio. The CNG station, which was designed, constructed and will be operated by Trillium CNG, is the second public CNG station located on a Honda property in North America, following one opened at Honda of America Mfg. in Marysville, Ohio in August. in Troy, Ohio, near Honda’s parts consolidation and distribution operations.

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Ohio State team wins EcoCAR2 competition with E85 series-parallel plug-in hybrid Malibu

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announced that the Ohio State University (OSU) team was the overall winner of the EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future finals. Over the course of three years, The Ohio State University consistently met incremental goals that strengthened their position against the other university teams, the organizers said. The OSU team’s design achieved 50 miles per gallon gas equivalent (MPGGE) (4.7 Ohio State stood out amongst the competition and truly did an outstanding job.

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Ohio workshop seeks ideas for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

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NASA and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) are sponsoring the second in a series of regional public workshops to gather ideas and suggestions on the design of the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). Designing for Impact II: Workshop on Building the NNMI” is a partnership between the interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office in Gaithersburg, Md.,

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GM-Isuzu JV DMAX invests $60 million in Ohio diesel engine plant

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will invest $60 million in its Ohio diesel engine plant to make design changes that meet future emissions requirements. The GM-Isuzu joint venture DMAX, Ltd. Established in 1998, DMAX has produced almost 1.6 million engines since opening in 2000. GM owns 60% and Isuzu owns 40% of the venture that makes the Duramax diesel for heavy-duty trucks. DMAX, Ltd. has invested $760 million in the DMAX facility since 2000. DMAX is home to the Duramax 6.6L

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Ohio State University Takes Top Spot at 2009 EcoCAR Competition with EREV Design

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University students from The Ohio State University earned top honors at the 2009 finals of the EcoCAR : The NeXt Challenge competition in Toronto, Canada for their design of a Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV). The Ohio State University took first place out of 17 universities in the US and Canada that competed in the first major milestone of this three-year competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy, General Motors, and many others including the Government of Canada.

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Ohio State earns EcoCar honours

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Congratulations are due to the university students from Ohio State University, who earned top marks at the 2009 finals of the EcoCar: The NeXt Challenge Competition. Their design of an extended range electric vehicle took first place out of 17 universities in the US and Canada that competed in the first milestone of this three-year competition. Ohio State’s design was powered by a 1.8litre engine and fuelled by E85 ethanol.

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Columbus, Ohio wins $40M DOT Smart City Challenge; $10M more from Vulcan, $90M from private partners

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The Challenge called on cities to do more than merely introduce new technologies onto city streets, requiring them to boldly envision new solutions that would change the face of transportation in our cities by closing the gap between rich and poor; capturing the needs of both young and old; and bridging the digital divide through smart design so that the future of transportation meets the needs of all city residents.

Alcoa Foundation awards Ohio State University $400K to research light-weight, metal-based, vehicle structures

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The Alcoa Foundation recently awarded a $400,000 grant to the Ohio State University (OSU) Institute for Materials Research in support of innovative design and manufacturing technologies that will enable the creation of lighter, more environmentally friendly vehicle structures. According to Luscher, vehicles in the future will need to have unique structural designs in order to achieve these weight savings. The new design results in a weight saving of over 55%.

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Ohio State researchers use neutron depth profiling to track flow of Li atoms into and out of anode in real time

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Using a neutron beam, chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University have been able to track the flow of lithium atoms into and out of an anode in real time as a Li-ion battery charged and discharged. Ohio State researchers are using the technique to test new, high-capacity electrode materials, including ones containing tin, silicon, germanium and aluminum.

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Honda Transmission contracts with Juhl Wind for two utility-scale wind turbines at Ohio plant; up to 10% of electricity for operations

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Once the turbines begin operating later this year, the Honda transmission plant in Russells Point, Ohio will be the first major automotive manufacturing facility in the United States to obtain a substantial amount of its electricity directly from wind turbines located on its property. Last June, the Washington Township (Logan County, Ohio) Board of Zoning Appeals approved a variance to the height limitation for the wind turbines. Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc.

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Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program Recommends Nearly $7.2M in Funding for 6 Projects; 3 Li-ion Awards

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The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program recently recommended nearly $7.2 The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program supports research and development that addresses the technical and cost barriers to commercialization of advanced energy components and systems, with preference to wind, biomass, and energy storage in Ohio. million in funding to six new projects.

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NRDC says Baard Energy agrees to switch from coal to natural gas for feedstock for proposed synthetic fuel plant in Ohio to avoid further permit challenges

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a press release on Friday saying that Baard Energy had agreed to a settlement entailing their switching from coal as a feedstock for its planned coal/biomass-to-liquids Ohio River Clean Fuels plant ( earlier post ) to natural gas. In November 2008, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the third and final state environmental necessary to the Ohio River Clean Fuels (ORCF) project.

Smith Electric Vehicles US Partners with Clean Fuels Ohio Program To Target $10M in Federal Funding

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Clean Fuels Ohio , a state-wide non-profit organization, has launched its Ohio Electric Drive Initiative designed to bring more than $10 million in federal funds to Ohio through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation (SEV-US) and the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research are participating in the Ohio Electric Drive Initiative as major program partners.

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Acura NSX Hybrid Supercar To Be Designed, Built Here In U.S.

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Honda has now announced the new hybrid supercar will be produced at the company''s Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio. The Honda NSX sports car is ingrained into Japanese car culture, but the latest model will be every bit as American as it is Japanese. Sold under the Acura brand in the U.S, Virtually from the start, the new NSX has been an

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GE Aviation to Create Electric Power Research Development Center in Ohio; Focus on Military and Civil Hybrid Electric Vehicles and More Electric Aircraft

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GE Aviation will create an Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research & amp Development Center (EPISCENTER) near Dayton, Ohio. This center of excellence will be used to design optimized systems that deliver electric power efficiently and robustly for our military and commercial customers. The Ohio Third Frontier Commission is providing a capital grant for up to $7.6

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Cyclone Power taps OSU Center for Automotive Research for design and testing services for external combustion engine

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developer of the all-fuel, external combustion Cyclone Engine, signed an agreement with The Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research (OSU CAR) to perform design analysis and testing services for the company. OSU CAR is a Columbus-based interdisciplinary research center within The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, which is located 30 miles from the site of Cyclone’s proposed joint venture with Precision CNC to manufacture Cyclone engines.

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Army Research Lab team working to design piston engines optimized for JP-8

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designed for Diesel Fuel (DF-2) operating with reduced performance with JP-8. Kweon said the design gap is namely due to the fact that not enough information exists in industry and government on the specific combustion characteristics associated with JP-8’s use in intermittent combustion engines.

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NETL to award $13M to GTI and partners to advance carbon capture technology

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GTI and partners, The Ohio State University, Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC), and Trimeric Corporation (Trimeric), have been selected for award on a project to advance Ohio State’s transformational membrane technology to provide step-out reductions in CO 2 capture cost and energy penalties. GTI and Ohio State will jointly lead the project, overseeing design and testing of the CO 2 capture system.

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Proposed Federal CEDA Designed to Help Risky Breakthrough Technologies Cross the Valley of Death; Working with $10+ Billion Fund

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One of the highlights to the conference was an overview of a potential new government organization called the Clean Energy Deployment Administration (CEDA), which is designed to help promising, although risky, breakthrough technologies with commercial appeal cross the “valley of death”. by Bill Cooke.

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GM: construction of Ultium Cells LLC battery plant in Lordstown progressing on schedule

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Ultium Cells LLC is a joint venture that will mass-produce Ultium battery cells for electric vehicles ( earlier post ) and create more than 1,100 new jobs in Northeast Ohio. This allows engineers to optimize battery energy storage and layout for each vehicle design.

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Vaporized Foil Actuator Welding technique from OSU uses 80% less energy and delivers bonds 50% stronger; joining dissimilar materials

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Engineers at The Ohio State University have developed a new welding technique—Vaporized Foil Actuator Welding (VFAW)—that consumes 80% less energy than a common welding technique, yet creates bonds that are 50% stronger. Glenn Daehn, professor of materials science and engineering at Ohio State, who helped develop the new technique, explained the new process in a keynote address at the recent Materials Science & Technology 2015 meeting.

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ORNL, University of Toledo to collaborate on advanced materials, manufacturing research for vehicle applications

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The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Toledo have entered into a memorandum of understanding for collaborative research into the advanced design and manufacturing of high-strength, intelligent, lightweight materials for use by the automotive sector. The collaboration expects to also engage with the automotive industry in Ohio and Michigan.

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GE and Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation Establish Partnership; Great Lakes Offshore Wind Farm

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GE and Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation ( LEEDCo ) of Northern Ohio have formed a long-term partnership beginning with the development of the first fresh water offshore wind farm in the US and involving a broad range of other initiatives. Under the new partnership GE will provide direct-drive wind turbines to LEEDCo’s 20 megawatt offshore wind project in the Ohio waters of Lake Erie.

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EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

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EPA is soliciting applications nationwide for projects that significantly reduce diesel emissions and exposure, especially from fleets operating at goods movements facilities in areas designated as having poor air quality. Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin) will accept applications requesting up to $3,000,000 in grant funds.

Virginia Tech team wins EcoCAR Competition

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The team from Virginia Tech University received top honors as overall winners of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge after designing and building an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) using E85 (ethanol). Taking second place, also with an E85 EREV, was Ohio State University. Virginia Tech competed against 15 other universities to take home the top prize of the three-year competition sponsored by the Department of Energy and General Motors.

GM investing $2B in Spring Hill plant to build EVs, starting with Cadillac LYRIQ

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This new Chevrolet EV joins the existing Chevrolet Bolt EV and will be designed and engineered based on an advanced version of the current award-winning Bolt EV architecture. billion to build a new, state-of-the-art battery cell manufacturing plant in Lordstown, Ohio. General Motors Co.

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ORNL, Lincoln Electric advance collaboration on large-scale metal additive manufacturing technology

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Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 60 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries.

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DOE, General Motors and MathWorks launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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EcoCAR is a collegiate automotive competition aimed at developing a highly skilled, domestic workforce by providing hands-on experience designing and building next-generation mobility solutions to meet our nation’s future energy and mobility challenges. General Motors will provide each team with a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, which they have four years to design, integrate and refine into a new, advanced technology, energy-efficient mobility solution for the carsharing market.

10th Generation Honda Accord launching this year with advanced new powertrain lineup; next-gen two-motor hybrid

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A new-from-the-ground-up design that features a more aggressive stance and proportion than any previous Accord complements the lineup of three advanced new powertrains. The new Accord design will have a lower and wider appearance that creates a more aggressive and athletic stance. Honda will release additional details on the all-new 2018 Accord design, technology and performance in the weeks ahead. Honda will launch the tenth-generation Accord ever later this year.

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EIT InnoEnergy invests €4.2M in electric in-wheel drive company Elaphe

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The patented electromagnetic core design enables specific torque up to 100 N·m/kg, 200 kW of power per wheel, and superior packaging benefits. By increasing the vehicle’s available space and reducing weight the move to in-wheel motors will allow for a level of flexibility in terms of vehicle design, while also increasing efficiency by moving the torque to where it is actually needed. This will allow manufacturers to break from the traditional restraints of vehicle design.

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Nuvera breaks ground on automated fuel cell production facility in China

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which designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster and Yale brand names. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 7,800 people worldwide. Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, is building a fuel cell stack production line in the Hangzhou district government of Fuyang, China.

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Honda demonstrates smart intersection technology that enables vehicles to virtually see through and around buildings

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In Marysville, Ohio, Honda held a demonstration of its “Smart Intersection” technology for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication designed to reduce traffic collisions at roadway intersections—one of the first such deployments of V2X technology in a real-world setting.

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New Gen5 Honda CR-V gets first turbo, better fuel economy

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The all-new body and chassis design in the 2017 CR-V provides more agile and confident handling, greater refinement, additional ground clearance and superior overall versatility. The 2017 Honda CR-V will be produced at three plants in North America - in East Liberty, Ohio; Alliston, Ontario, Canada; and, for the first time, in Greensburg, Indiana using domestic and globally sourced parts. Honda unveiled the fifth-generation CR-V, America’s best-selling SUV over the past 20 years.

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DOE NETL selects 12 fossil-fuel power systems projects for funding

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Energy Industries of Ohio. Superalloy for Heavy Duty Gas Turbine Wheels for Improved Combined Cycle Efficiency General Electric Company will partner with The Ohio State University to help increase combined cycle turbine efficiency for next generation advanced cycle operations that require new alloys capable of operating at 1,200 degrees and above. The Ohio State University. Ohio University.

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ARPA-E awards $35M to 12 new projects to support medium-voltage devices for grid, industry and transportation

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Drexel University aims to design a significantly more efficient, fast, low-cost, compact, and reliable circuit breaker for medium-voltage direct-current (MVDC) power system. The breaker is designed to protect MVDC systems from electrical faults and expected to respond in 500 microseconds. Eaton will develop a silicon carbide-based direct-current circuit breaker design that boosts efficiency and can scale up or down medium voltage application requirements.

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Volkswagen Group of America joins LIFT for automotive light-weighting research; first automotive OEM member

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ALMMII was founded by Ohio-based manufacturing technology non-profit EWI, the University of Michigan, and The Ohio State University. LIFT’s efforts span the entire transportation supply chain from conception through design, development, and production. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

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OSU wins Year 2 of EcoCAR 3 competition

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors named The Ohio State University this year’s winner of the EcoCAR 3 – Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition during an awards ceremony at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. Ohio State took first place last year, and in the final year of EcoCAR 2, making this the third consecutive win for the team.

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Three Honda plants earn Energy Star recognition

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For the eighth consecutive year, two of Honda’s Ohio automobile manufacturing plants have earned the US. earned the designation for the second year in a row. s auto assembly plants in Marysville and East Liberty, Ohio continued efforts to improve energy efficiency in 2013. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, while the company’s auto plant in Greensburg, Ind.

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GM reveals new Ultium batteries and flexible global platform for rapid growth of EV lineup

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Motors designed in-house will support front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and performance all-wheel drive applications. Ultium-powered EVs are designed for Level 2 and DC fast charging. This allows engineers to optimize battery energy storage and layout for each vehicle design. GM’s EV battery cells will be mass produced at a $2.3-billion joint venture plant that GM and LG Chem plan to build in Lordstown, Ohio.

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NASA awarding $6 million to 3-year ULI project to develop approach to electric aircraft fueled by liquid hydrogen

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The project includes participation from eight additional institutions: the Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing Research and Technology, General Electric Global Research, The Ohio State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Arkansas, the University of Dayton Research Institute, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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EcoCAR 2 winner OSU wins year one of North American EcoCAR 3 competition

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The US Department of Energy and General Motors announced The Ohio State University (OSU) as the overall winning team for Year One of the EcoCAR 3 competition, a four-year collegiate engineering program that gives students the chance to design, build, and demonstrate cutting-edge, eco-friendly automotive technologies in the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. The majority of this contribution is software, stressing the design emphasis of the program’s first year.

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