Thu.Dec 12, 2019

Mercedes-Benz Dusseldorf plant starts of production of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van

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The Mercedes-Benz Dusseldorf plant has started production of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter. Earlier post.) Mercedes-Benz has been building its globally successful vans in Dusseldorf since 1962; more than 4.6 million vehicles have been produced in Dusseldorf to date.

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Germany on track to become biggest electric vehicle market in Europe

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Up until the past year, Norway was seen as a fringe case for electric-vehicle adoption, a nation in which widespread incentives had led to a situation in which there are more electric-car owners and drivers, per capita, than anywhere else in the world.

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Enlarged 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs offer diesel option

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Chevrolet unveiled the new 2021 Tahoe and Suburban. Each is enlarged, and redesigned to offer the most interior space of any SUV, exclusive technologies and features, and the best driving dynamics in the full-size segment.

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Cybertruck and F-150 electric-truck buyer priorities very different, survey suggests

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The level of unwavering commitment from many Tesla fans to the brand and its products may have met its match: Brand allegiance runs deep in the truck world. Those who have owned a truck before want their electric truck to come from one of the established truck brands.

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GKN Automotive launches new strategy to make electric propulsion more affordable

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GKN Automotive launched the next phase in its electrification strategy.

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Porsche Taycan Turbo EPA ratings: Lowest among electric cars in efficiency

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Performance is the top priority for the 2020 Porsche Taycan electric car. That’s no after-the-fact rationalization for Wednesday's release of its disappointing 201-mile EPA range rating and 69 MPGe combined figure for the Taycan Turbo, with its 93-kwh battery pack.

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Ricardo and Roke partnership launches digital resilience assessment service for vehicles

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Primus Green Energy, partner commission FEED study on new GTL plant; gasoline the end product

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Primus Green Energy Inc., along with a global petrochemical company as a joint venture partner, has commissioned a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) study with IHI E&C International Corporation for a first of its kind natural gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas.

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Aeva announces Aeries 4D FMCW lidar-on-chip for autonomous driving; recent Porsche investment

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Aeva, a company building next-generation sensing for autonomous vehicles ( earlier post ), announced the development of Aeries, Aeva’s next-generation Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar system that integrates all the key elements of a lidar sensor into a miniaturized photonics chip.

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California Energy Commission approves first local energy efficiency standards that go beyond 2019 statewide requirements

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved six applications for local energy ordinances that exceed statewide requirements of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. There is a clear mandate to decarbonize our energy systems and our economy. At the state level, we should partner with, learn from, and support local jurisdictions who develop innovative solutions to improve the energy performance of their communities.

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BMW Group shares on GitHub AI algorithms used in production

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The BMW Group uses a growing number of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in production. For example, AI relieves workers of monotonous tasks such as checking whether the warning triangle is placed in the right spot in the trunk. This task is now performed by a camera and self-learning software that compares the camera’s live images with hundreds of stored images in milliseconds and can detect any deviations from the standard.

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