October, 2016

NREL lowers biofuel costs through catalyst regeneration and vapor-phase upgrading; R-Cubed

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This past June, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in partnership with Particulate Solids Research, Inc. and Springs Fabrication, installed a recirculating regenerating riser reactor (R-Cubed) in the pilot-scale Thermochemical Process Development Unit (TCPDU).

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How Formula E electric-car series could make road cars better

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The adage "racing improves the breed" is often used to justify automakers' participation in motorsports. The implication is that technology developed for racing, and tested under the harsh conditions of competition, can eventually be applied to production cars.

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Is it all over for the internal combustion engine?

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News of the death of the internal combustion engine (ICE) has been greatly exaggerated, to misquote Mark Twain. That’s the over-riding feeling among c. Weekly Column Fuel Electric vehicles Technology

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Toyota to start sales of fuel cell buses under the Toyota brand from early 2017

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Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to sell fuel cell buses (FC buses) under the Toyota brand from early 2017.

NREL and partners build pilot plant to co-process biomass streams with petroleum

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), together with leading petroleum refining technologies supplier W.R. Grace, and leading pilot plant designer Zeton Inc.,

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Autonomous vehicle tech company Nauto enters strategic relationships with 3 automakers, including BMW and Toyota, and Allianz

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Autonomous vehicle technology company Nauto has entered into strategic agreements with three major auto companies, including BMW i Ventures and Toyota Research Institute, as well as with Allianz Ventures, part of the leading global financial service provider and insurance company Allianz Group.

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FANUC to build factory of the future using NVIDIA AI platform; self-teaching robots in the FIELD system

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NVIDIA and FANUC Corporation are collaborating to implement artificial intelligence on the FANUC Intelligent Edge Link and Drive (FIELD) system to increase robotics productivity and bring new capabilities to automated factories worldwide.

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Schaeffler presents high-performance 48V concept mild hybrid vehicle at Aachen

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As part of the 25 th Aachen Colloquium this week in Germany, Schaeffler is unveiling the “Schaeffler High Performance 48 Volt” concept vehicle.

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Rotterdam proposed location for Enerkem waste-to-chemicals plant

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A partnership comprising AkzoNobel, Van Gansewinkel, Air Liquide, AVR and Enerkem is proposing to build a waste-to-chemicals plant in Rotterdam in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam, the province of South Holland and InnovationQuarter.

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Aeristech develops advanced 12V electric supercharger

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UK-based electric forced induction specialist, Aeristech, has developed an advanced 12V electric supercharger system, eCharger.

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Chronocam raises $15M in Series B; high-performance bio-inspired vision technology for autos and other machines

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France-based Chronocam SA, a developer of biologically-inspired vision sensors and computer vision solutions for automotive, IoT and other applications requiring vision processing, raised $15 million in Series B financing.

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DENSO & Toshiba partner on Deep Neural Network-IP for image recognition systems for ADAS & automated driving

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Valeo introduces new 48V e4Sport hybrid system; all-wheel drive

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At the Paris Motor Show, Valeo introduced another 48V hybrid system, the 48V e4Sport.

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NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT) began testing in September; advancing electric propulsion for aircraft

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Engineers at the NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT) at NASA Glenn Research Center ran the new facility’s first test in September.

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Air purification in parking garages could reduce PM10 by up to half in areas in downtown Eindhoven

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Eliminating particulate matter (PM 10 ) from underground car parks in the city center of Eindhoven could result in local reductions in the concentration of these particles of up to 50%, according to a study by researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

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Audi presenting piloted driving and Car-to-X technologies from Digital Motorway Test Bed; LTE-V for V2X

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Twelve months after the launch of the “Digital Motorway Test Bed” in Germany, Audi is presenting new technologies for piloted driving and Car-to-X-communication at the German Federal Ministry of Transport. Audi is involved in six projects on the test bed; three of them focus on structural measures; the remaining three on communication technologies.

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BASF and Hyundai Motor showcase RN30 concept at K Fair; new lightweight and performance materials

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Hyundai Motor unveiled the RN30 high-perfromance concept at the Paris Motor Show in September.

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Sion Power reports 400 Wh/kg, 700 Wh/L and 350 cycles under 1C for Li-ion battery with Li-metal anode technology

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Sion Power reported that a Licerion-Ion system has achieved 400 Wh/kg, 700 Wh/L and 350 cycles under 1C discharge conditions. Dr. Yuriy Mikhaylik, Sion Power’s Director of Materials, is presenting details on this performance in an invited presentation at the ECS meeting in Honolulu this week.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell EPA-rated with 366-mile range; longest of any ZEV

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

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From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, not all that remarkable, maybe a bit bigger than some of the smallest cars around. But from the moment you open the door and get behind the wheel, it's clear that this is no ordinary Chevrolet.

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Schaeffler and IBM sign Watson IoT partnership; Industry 4.0

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GKN Driveline developing new intelligent electromagnetic AWD coupling

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GKN is developing a new intelligent electromagnetic all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling for SUVs and crossovers that will help make future AWD vehicles even more responsive and controllable on low-grip surfaces in low temperatures. The technology is expected to enter production during 2018. The fourth generation of GKN’s GKN’s Electro-Magnetic Control Device (EMCD) can generate 90% of the target torque in less than 100 milliseconds when slip reaches just 3 revolutions per minute.

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Cummins Westport begins production of ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine; first commercially available near zero NOx MidRange engine

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Cummins Westport Inc. CWI) announced that orders are being processed and production of the ISL G Near Zero (NZ) NO x natural gas engine ( earlier post ) has commenced. The 8.9-liter ISL G NZ is the first MidRange engine in North America to receive emission certification from both US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Air Resources Board (ARB) in California to meet the optional 0.02 g/bhp-hr.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e PHEV will offer wireless charging system built using Qualcomm Halo inventions

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With the facelift of the Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid in 2017, Daimler AG plans to launch a wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) system, manufactured by a Tier 1 power electronics supplier, which has licensed Qualcomm Halo inventions. The commercial application of WEVC will be a first among hybrid vehicles. Drivers of the S550e (badged S500 in Europe) equipped with the wireless charging option will simply park atop a special pad and charging will begin.

2016 35

Clearpath Robotics raises $30M to expand indoor self-driving vehicle market

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Clearpath Robotics, a provider of self-driving vehicle solutions, completed a US$30-million investment led by iNovia Capital with participation from Caterpillar Ventures, GE Ventures, Eclipse Ventures, RRE Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. Clearpath will use the funding to grow the company’s industrial division, OTTO Motors , launched in 2015 to focus on self-driving vehicles for material transport inside manufacturing and warehouse operations.

2016 35

DENSO invests in deep learning and vision processing startup THINCI; vision processing and deep learning for automotive

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DENSO International America, Inc. has entered into an investment agreement with THINCI Inc., a deep-learning, vision processing startup developing innovative machine learning technology that enables the application of deep learning and vision processing in the automotive industry.

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Mercedes-Benz GP Ltd takes an option to enter Formula E in Season 5

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Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd (MGP) and Formula E Operations Ltd signed an agreement by which Mercedes takes an option to enter the FIA Formula E Championship in Season 5. According to the option agreement, Mercedes may choose to be one of the maximum of 12 entries to be proposed by the Championship Promoter to the FIA to enter the 2018-19 Formula E Championship.

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Study finds ethanol blending appears to reduce significantly genotoxic emissions from gasoline direct injection vehicles

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Mercedes-Benz powering ahead with €3B strategic engine initiative; increasing electrification, 48V; diesel and gasoline; cylinder deactivation

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Sweden launches $3.1M study on electric road systems

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Electric Road Systems (ERS) are already being demonstrated on public roads in Sweden. Earlier post.) Now, a new project in Sweden, “ Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads ”, will explore how to make the step to large-scale operation along with the supporting business ecosystem as well as technical issues such as the standardization of interfaces.

Audi of America to pilot shared fleet service in North Carolina before 2017 debut

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Audi of America is piloting the new service “Audi shared fleet” at a technology incubator in Durham, North Carolina ahead of a national rollout of the corporate car-sharing service in 2017. The test fleet will be housed at American Underground, a 115,000 square-foot technology incubator created on the former American Tobacco Co. complex. Three fully accessorized, 2017 Audi A4 sedans will be available on demand and ready for use. Users will be backed by a 24/7 customer service call center.

XALT Energy first North American battery maker to receive China’s GB/T certification

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XALT Energy has become the first North American manufacturer of Lithium Titanium Oxide (LTO) battery cells to be certified under China’s new GB/T quality control standard. The new and more stringent standards are issued by the Standards Administration of China and replace the QC/T standard, under which XALT Energy’s LTO cells were previously certified.

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Researchers show mixotrophic fermentation process improves carbon conversion, boosting yields and reducing CO2

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German upper house asks EU to ban all gas, diesel cars by 2030

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Last week, the German Federal Council adopted a bipartisan measure that would ban all internal-combustion engines on German roads after 2030. While its actions only apply within Germany, language in the measure asks the European Union to ensure that all such cars are banned within the EU after that year at the latest. Type approval for road. Europe emissions government Germany EU plug-in cars transportation policy

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