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UBC thermal methane cracking technology deployed to Alberta in $7M test

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New hydrogen production technology developed at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will be tested in a $7-million project between UBC, the government of Alberta and Alberta utility company ATCO.

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Hertz plans to add 100,000 Tesla Model 3s, citing convenience of Supercharger network

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The rental-car giant Hertz on Monday announced plans to add 100,000 Tesla vehicles to its fleets in North America and Europe by the end of 2022, along with some of its own charging infrastructure.


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Toyota unveils its first all-electric car: the bZ4X, an electric SUV packed with cool features


Toyota has unveiled what could be considered as its first all-electric car: the bZ4X, an electric SUV packed with cool features. more… The post Toyota unveils its first all-electric car: the bZ4X, an electric SUV packed with cool features appeared first on Electrek.

Autonomous Boats Seem More Solvable Than Autonomous Cars

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It's become painfully obvious over the past few years just how difficult fully autonomous cars are.

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Aurora releases first commercial beta of Aurora Driver autonomous driving system

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Autonomous driving company Aurora has released its first commercial beta of the Aurora Driver, which consists of the hardware, software, and data services needed to safely operate an autonomous Aurora-powered vehicle.

Tesla for $299 a week, insured: Uber drivers eligible to rent through Hertz

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Although Elon Musk’s fleet of Tesla robotaxis is long overdue, an agreement among two transportation giants will make it much more likely your Uber driver will be piloting a Tesla.

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Tesla is rumored to have secured giant LFP battery cell order from CATL


Tesla is rumored to have secured giant order of 45 GWh of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells from CATL. It comes as Tesla announced its global move to LFP for standard range cars.

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XPeng unveils slate of new technologies: ADAS, flying car, supercharging, robotics

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China-based EV maker XPeng unveiled a series of technology innovations at its annual 1024 Tech Day, including the latest and most sophisticated version of its in-house developed advanced driver assistance system XPILOT 3.5 and XPILOT 4.0;

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Tesla CFO: “Profound awakening” of EV desirability has caught company off-guard

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Tesla has never had a problem with desirability. Starting with the Model 3, consumer interest in the company’s electric cars has startled even CEO Elon Musk at times. That frenzy continued with the Cybertruck.

China claims title of having world’s largest EV charging network


A report out of China, citing recent data from the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance, hands the crown to the country as having the world’s largest EV charging network. With over 2.2

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NHTSA Needs Advisors Who Understand How Convolutional Neural Nets Work

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In an interview with Marketplace Tech, Missy Cummings, the newly named senior advisor of safety for the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, spoke about how hard it would be for AI to recognize a stop sign if it was covered with kudzu.

NHTSA estimates trafic fatalities increased 18.4% y-o-y in 1H 2021

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Half (January-June) of 2021 , which shows the largest six-month increase recorded in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System’s history.

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Chinese EV maker Xpeng teases 124 miles in 5 minutes with pivot to 800V platform

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Chinese automaker Xpeng is the latest to pivot to 800-volt charging architecture, which the company claims will add 124 miles of range in just five minutes of charging.

Tesla order could double to 200,000 Model 3s to satisfy deal with Uber, says Hertz CEO


Hertz CEO Mark Fields revealed that its deal to supply Tesla vehicles to Uber includes an option for 100,000 more Tesla Model 3s, which would double its total order to 200,000 vehicles.

Tesla Releases A Guide To Its Dojo Technology

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Tesla released a Dojo white paper this week, and Elon Musk pointed out alongside the release that this is much more important than it may seem at first. Meaning, this is highly important and worth taking a deep dive into.

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Volkswagen launches new research collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory & University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Volkswagen Group of America’s Innovation Hub Knoxville, the company’s technology unit for applied materials science, has expanded its research collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT).

$12,500 EV tax credit, union-built bonus included in plan Biden claims can pass Congress

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A maximum $12,500 federal EV tax credit, including a bonus for union-made vehicles, appears to have survived the negotiation process and is now a likely part of the infrastructure bill.

Autoflight completes first flight of autonomous V1500M eVTOL aircraft


Relatively young eVTOL developer Autoflight announced it has successfully completed the first flight of its V1500M four-passenger aircraft. This electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vessel is equipped with autonomous technology and can currently travel 250 km (155 miles) on a single charge.

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Tesla FSD Beta is starting to save lives


Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Beta are, at their core, safety systems.

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Two Volvo Trucks carriers, Producers Dairy order VNR electric trucks

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Volvo Trucks North America’s customers and carrier partners, Watsontown Trucking Company and Camrett Logistics, have placed orders for their first Volvo VNR Electric trucks.

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Lucid plans first deliveries of Air Dream Edition on Saturday, some in 520-mile form

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Lucid announced on Wednesday that it will hold a delivery event in California this Saturday, October 30, in which an initial group of customers will take delivery of their Air Dream Edition cars and be able to drive away.

Toyota fixes Tesla’s ‘yoke’ steering wheel in its first electric SUV with steer-by-wire system


Toyota has unveiled a steering wheel similar to Tesla’s “yoke” steering wheel in its first electric SUV, but the automaker has introduced an important feature that fixes the main problem of the Tesla yoke.

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50,000 Teslas to be added to Uber Network by 2023, announces Hertz


In an announcement on Wednesday, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. noted that it would be partnering with Uber Technologies Inc. to add up to 50,000 of its Tesla vehicles to the Uber Network by 2023.

Hertz ordering 100,000 Teslas by end of 2022

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Hertz is making a significant investment to offer the largest EV rental fleet in North America and one of the largest in the world. This includes an initial order of 100,000 Teslas by the end of 2022 and new EV charging infrastructure across the company’s global operations.

VW's US CEO calls union-made incentive for EVs "fundamentally wrong"

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Volkswagen Group of America CEO Scott Keogh has reportedly called the Biden administration's proposed tax credit for electric cars built at unionized factories "fundamentally wrong."

Uber drivers are going to have access to 50,000 Tesla vehicles for rent through Hertz


Uber announced a deal with Hertz for its drivers to have access to 50,000 Tesla vehicles through the rental company. more… The post Uber drivers are going to have access to 50,000 Tesla vehicles for rent through Hertz appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX fires up first upgraded Starship engine


CEO Elon Musk has implicitly revealed that SpaceX recently conducted the first test of Starship’s new Raptor 2 engine.

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BorgWarner receives $4.97M DOE award for SiC-based high power-dense inverter

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BorgWarner is the recipient of a $4.97 million US Department of Energy (DOE) Award for the development of a Scalable Ultra Power-dense Extended Range (SUPER) inverter.

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GM is looking to its dealerships to deploy destination chargers in communities

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Although high-power DC fast-chargers are important for widespread EV adoption, potential customers also need to know that they have the basics covered—with places to charge regularly, over a few hours, or overnight, not just when they go on a weekend road trip.

Tesla launches remote sentry mode live view as new premium connectivity feature


Tesla has released a new software update launching the promised remote sentry mode live view from its mobile app. It’s being introduced as a new premium connectivity feature, which requires a $10 per month subscription.

Malaysia wants EVs to be tax-free, duty-free to encourage consumers to buy


Malaysian government officials are petitioning and working toward making electric vehicles exempt from taxes, including import and excise duties, as well as road taxes.

QM Power and University of Kentucky demonstrate 50 kW/liter electric motor; DOE 2025 power density goal

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QM Power and the SPARK Lab at University of Kentucky shared the combined results of a large-scale, multi-objective design optimization study, and lab testing of a prototype motor designed to meet the 2025 power density goals set by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Hyundai Mobis "e-corner" modules would enable crab mode, rotational parking in future EVs

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Future electric cars might be able to crab sideways or rotate in place, according to Hyundai.

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Airports in Italy, France to build eVTOL air taxi veliports together


A group of airports in Italy and France are banding together to create electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) veliport infrastructure to speed the deployment of quicker, carbon-free air taxi transportation between their respective city centers and passenger terminals.

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Cognition Without Computation

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I'm just going to come out and say it: Human cognition might have nothing whatsoever to do with computation.

ETH Zurich catalyst can convert polypropylene directly into motor oil with high selectivity

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Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, have developed a carbon-supported platinum nanoparticle catalyst that can achieve complete hydrocracking of polypropylene into liquid hydrocarbons (C 5 –C 45 ).

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2022 GMC Hummer EV will offer nearly 200 accessories, many planned alongside electric truck

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Truck buyers love to accessorize their rigs. And GMC doesn’t see going electric as any exception to the rule.

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