October, 2017

It’s #TimeForUnrest Because My Friend Liz Deserves A Life Outside Her Bedroom

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I met 12 year old Liz Burlingame in 1980 back when I was 23 years old and didn’t like kids.

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Toshiba doubles anode capacity in next-generation Li-ion battery; titanium niobium oxide; application in FY 2019

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Toshiba Corporation announced the development of its next-generation SCiB (Super Charge ion Battery), which uses a new material to double the capacity of the battery anode. The new battery offers high-energy density and the ultra-rapid recharging required for automotive applications.

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Electric cars are some of fastest-selling used vehicles in the U.S.

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Not every car buyer can afford a brand-new vehicle, which often makes gently used vehicles an appealing alternative. But while cars that plug in take only a small share of new-vehicle purchases today—about 1 percent—they're apparently very popular once they're used. In fact, electric and plug-in cars dominate the top 10 fastest-selling. car buying Plug-In Hybrids Used Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Video review: Volkswagen Golf GTE

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While the Volkswagen Golf remains the most enquired for car on ContractHireAndLeasing.com, the GTE has seen a rapid rise in enquiries in 2017 and now accounts for 25% of all Golf enquiries on the site

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ABB, Fastned support Autocharge automatic authorization for charging sessions

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The standards-based Autocharge feature enables automatic authorization for EV charging sessions, offering drivers an easy ‘plug in and walk away’ user experience.

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ABB launches first 150-350 kW high power charger

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ABB will introduce its new Terra HP High Power Charge system—the Terra HP, the first 150-350 kW product on the market—at EVS30 in Stuttgart.

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Toyota showing two new fuel cell concepts at Tokyo Motor Show: bus and car

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Toyota has launched two new fuel cell vehicle concepts: the Sora fuel cell bus and the Fine Comfort Ride fuel cell car. The company will show both at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show later this month.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group, ZF deploying test fleet of autonomous electric delivery trucks based on NVIDIA Drive PX

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Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), the world’s largest mail and logistics company, and ZF, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, have partnered together to deploy a test fleet of autonomous delivery trucks, starting in 2018.

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Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China with SAIC Motor subsidiary

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To expand its global electrified powertrain offerings and strengthen its local footprint in China, Magna has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Huayu Automotive Systems Co., HASCO), a subsidiary of SAIC Motor.

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UNIST’s U-Loop displayed at International Public Transport Forum

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A trip between Seoul to Busan in less than 30 minutes could be a reality, thanks to ‘U-Loop’, the near-supersonic train—similar to Elon Musk’s Hyperloop—designed by a team of researchers at UNIST. Powered by magnetic attraction, the U-Loop capsule would move at nearly 1,000 km/h.

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Hitachi Solutions C2X middleware platform now supports Japanese ITS standards

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Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. C2X Middleware Platform, which uses wireless communication between two vehicles or between a road and a vehicle, supports Japan’s ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) standards.

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Researchers developing free-piston linear generator for exhaust waste heat recovery

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Researchers in China have developed a novel free-piston linear generator (FPLG) to recover exhaust waste heat efficiently from a vehicle engine.

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Lightning Systems accepting orders for LightningElectric battery-electric upfit for Ford Transit; price and specs

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Lightning Systems is accepting pre-orders for its new all-electric LightningElectric system for Ford Transit. Earlier post.) The LightningElectric battery conversion package is available for Ford Transit as part of Ford Motor Company’s eQVM program.

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Daimler Trucks launches E-FUSO electric truck brand, all-electric heavy-duty truck; possible market entry within 4 years

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At the Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks, announced that it will electrify its complete range of trucks and buses in upcoming years.

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Nissan unveils IMx fully autonomous electric crossover concept at Tokyo show

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At the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the Nissan IMx, an all-electric crossover concept vehicle offering fully autonomous operation and a driving range of more than 600 kilometers (373 miles).

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DOE: US petroleum production exceeding transportation consumption and will continue to do so through 2050

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According to the US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2015 total petroleum production exceeded all US transportation sector petroleum consumption. The EIA expects petroleum production to be greater than transportation consumption through 2040.

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Lancet Commission report estimates pollution responsible for 9 million premature deaths globally in 2015; 16% of deaths

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Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today, according to the newly released report detailing the adverse effects of pollution on global health by the The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health.

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Bosch introduces new 48V Li-ion pack for mild-hybrids; production in 2018

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Bosch has introduced a new 48-volt battery for mild hybrids; similar to the Bosch e-axle, this 48-volt battery is standardized for easy integration into new vehicle models. Established manufacturers and start-ups alike can thus eliminate long and expensive development processes.

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Penn State team devises new control strategy to enhance EV battery performance when driving in cold temperatures

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Researchers at Penn State, with a colleague from EC Power, have devised a new control strategy that can rapidly restore EV battery power and permit full regeneration while driving at temperatures as low as −40 °C.

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AKASOL to showcase high-performance battery systems for e-buses at Busworld Europe; expanding production

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At Busworld Europe in Belgium later this month, AKASOL will present its AKASYSTEM OEM battery system as a complete roof installation including the chiller and other additional components.

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BMW Active Hybrid e-bike with significant power boost

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BMW has introduced the new Active Hybrid e-bike featuring a significant power boost. The advanced Brose electric motor can be activated as required to supplement the rider’s pedal power, with output of 250 W and 90 N·m (66 lb-ft) of torque.

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New plasma synthesis process for one-step conversion of CO2 and methane into higher value fuel and chemicals

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Woods Hole awarded $5.7M for seaweed-to-biofuels projects

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Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have been awarded $5.7

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SAIC introduces large electric panel van in Europe: Maxus EV80

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SAIC Mobility Europe, a division of China’s largest vehicle manufacturer, SAIC, is introducing the Maxus light commercial vehicle brand. The Maxus EV80 van has become the first fully electric large panel van on European roads, ahead of the brand’s full launch in 2019.

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ECN’s spin-out company LeydenJar delivers prototype pouch-cell battery with pure silicon anode

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LeydenJar Technologies BV, a spin-out from Dutch energy research center ECN, has produced a pouch-cell prototype Li-ion cell using the pure silicon anode technology developed at ECN.

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Nissan tests fully autonomous prototype technology on streets of Tokyo; next-gen ProPILOT

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Nissan demonstrated a prototype of its most advanced autonomous driving technology, planned for real-world use from 2020, on public roads in Tokyo using a modified INFINITI Q50 sports sedan.

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Mitsubishi Electric begins mass-producing first crankshaft-mounted ISG system for 48V hybrids; used in Mercedes-Benz vehicles

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has begun mass-producing the auto industry’s first crankshaft-mounted integrated starter-generator (ISG) system for 48V hybrid vehicles, which will be mounted in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The system will be on display during 45 th Tokyo Motor Show 2017.

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Mazda unveiling KAI Concept with SKYACTIV-X SPCCI engine; more details on the technology

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JCESR team identifies new mechanism hampering Mg-ion batteries; unforeseen reactivity

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Rechargeable magnesium batteries are of great interest as potential “beyond Li-ion” systems for extended electric vehicle range. Because magnesium is divalent, it can displace double the charge per ion (i.e., Mg 2+ rather than Li + ).

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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. With the new S-model PowerDRUM, Visedo has achieved a 10% increase in power output as well as better cooling.

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Hyliion introduces hybrid upfit system for Class 8 trucks

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Hyliion, a developer of electrification systems for Class 8 trucks, introduced the 6X4HE System for long haul trucks. Easily attached to the truck frame, the 6X4HE is a self-contained system.

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Mitsubishi Electric field testing xAUTO autonomous-driving vehicle on expressways

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has been conducting expressway-based field testing of its xAUTO vehicle and related autonomous-driving technologies for self-sensing and network-based driving since May 2016. The xAUTO will be exhibited during 45 th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 later this month.

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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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Argonne team develops synthetic bionano membrane to convert light to hydrogen

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A team led by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has developed a new way to produce solar fuels by using completely synthetic bionano machinery to harvest light without the need for a living cell.

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Mitsubishi Electric unveils EMIRAI 4 smart mobility concept car

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation unveiled its EMIRAI 4 concept car featuring next-generation driving-assistance technology, which is expected to help reduce traffic accidents and contribute to increasingly safe, convenient and environmentally friendly transportation.

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Toyota expands Concept-i series; advanced AI learns from and aims to grow with the driver

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Toyota Motor Corporation is expanding its “Toyota Concept-i” electric concept car into a series that embodies the future vision of a mobility society through which artificial intelligence (AI) enables cars to understand the driver, effectively allowing people and cars to become partners.

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TU/e students win Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Cruiser Class with solar-powered family car

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The student team from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has won the Cruiser Class (for practical solar-powered cars) for the third time at this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia. Photo: Bart van Overbeeke. Click to enlarge.

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