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Stuttgart authorizes Mercedes-Benz to test autonomous vehicles on public roads

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The Stuttgart government bureau recently authorized Mercedes-Benz to test next-generation autonomous vehicles on public roads.

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More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

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Renewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular. Together, all renewable-energy sources are expected to account for 8 percent of U.S. electricity-generation capacity in 2017, according to the Department of Energy, and solar energy is responsible for most of. emissions natural gas renewable energy solar clean energy wind energy

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Ford plans for the future with electric SUV and hybrid Mustang

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No, it’s not a joke, and yes, you did read it right – from 2020, Ford’s iconic Mustang will go hybrid. Ford says it will still make use of a traditio. Ford Home Slider Mustang Editors Picks Electric vehicles Hybrid cars

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ICCT: real-world NOx from Euro 6 diesel passenger cars more than 2x Euro VI diesel trucks

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DOE BETO releases new strategic plan; biofuels to constitute 25% of US transportation fuels by 2040

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The US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released its new strategic plan, titled Strategic Plan for a Thriving and Sustainable Bioeconomy.

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ChargePoint introduces modular Express Plus EV fast-charging platform; up to 400 kW

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ChargePoint announced ChargePoint Express Plus, an ultra-fast DC charging solution that can deliver up to 400 kW. It supports charging voltages ranging from 200 volts (V) to 1000 V including today’s 400 V cars and 750 V buses, and tomorrow’s 800 V cars.

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Ford adding hybrid F-150 & Mustang, PHEV Transit, new BEV SUV by 2020; $700M for Flat Rock for EV production; cancels $1.6B Mexico plant

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Hyundai “Mobility Vision” concept for integration of car and home; Health + Mobility Cockpit

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At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, Hyundai Motor revealed its Mobility Vision concept that, in the future, will connect autonomous cars to living and working environments.

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Mitsubishi Electric showcasing 3D Advanced Mobile Mapping System at CES 2017

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, along with Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., will display a future concept of the recently released new model of its Mitsubishi Mobile Mapping System, the MMS-G22, at CES 2017.

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Renesas to demo full autonomous vehicles with R-Car H3 SoCs at CES 2017

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Renesas will showcase its own fully autonomous vehicle prototypes—featuring the R-Car H3 SoC ( earlier post )—at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. Renesas will offer short rides in the autonomous vehicles at a short track adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Volkswagen CES2017 show app previews emerging Volkswagen digital Ecosystem

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Volkswagen has developed a special app for CES 2017, available now at the App Store ( iOS ) and at Google Play ( Android ).

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HZB, 3M team explores water management in PFIA membranes for fuel cells; better performance at higher temps and low humidity

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A core component of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells is the membrane, which allows protons to diffuse selectively towards the cathode while blocking the oxygen and hydrogen gas.

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New core-shell yolk-shell nanohybrid silicon anode for high-performance Li-ion batteries

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A team from Zhejiang University of Technology and the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong has developed a core-shell yolk-shell Si@C@void@C nanohybrid for use as a Li-ion battery anode.

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Explaining how Honda Accord Hybrid system works: video

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The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan returned last year, ending a one-year hiatus for the model. The new version uses an updated version of the two-motor hybrid powertrain fitted to earlier hybrid Accords, which were sold as 2014 and 2015 models.

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Ford plans 300-mile electric SUV, hybrid F-150 and Mustang, more U.S. production: BREAKING

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Ford released plans today for its future portfolio of electified vehicles, including an all-electric SUV with 300 miles of range Perhaps more remarkable, it will offer hybrid versions of both the F-150 pickup truck—previously discussed for 2019 or so—and the Mustang sport coupe. It will also build a plug-in hybrid version of its. Ford Motor Company Plug-In Hybrids Mustang mexico F-150

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Honda introduces “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem” at CES 2017; Honda Riding Assist, NeuV concept w/ AI emotion engine

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Honda unveiled its Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem concept at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, connecting artificial intelligence, robotics and big data to transform the mobility experience of the future.

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Next-gen Audi A8 to feature MIB2+, series debut of zFAS domain controller, Mobileye image recognition with deep learning; Traffic Jam Pilot

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Audi’s next-generation A8, premiering this year, will feature the first implementation of the MIB2+ (Modular Infotainment Platform).

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Renesas Electronics and TTTech deliver highly automated driving platform

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Renesas Electronics and TTTech Computertechnik AG, a global leader in robust networking and safety controls, have developed a highly automated driving platform (HADP).

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BMW, Intel, Mobileye: 40 autonomous BMWs to be on road by 2H 2017; standards-based open platform for autonomy

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BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye announced that a fleet of approximately 40 autonomous BMW vehicles will be on the roads by the second half of 2017, demonstrating the significant advancements made by the three companies towards fully autonomous driving.

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Audi & NVIDIA partner to deliver fully automated driving with AI starting in 2020; piloted Q7 w/ neural network CES demo

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Audi announced a partnership with NVIDIA to use artificial intelligence in delivering highly automated vehicles starting in 2020. Deep learning technology will enable skilled handling of real-road complexities, delivering safer automated vehicles earlier.

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Toyota unveils Concept-i at CES; driver-focused AI

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At CES 2017, Toyota revealed the Concept-i, a concept vehicle developed with a focus on building an immersive and energetic user experience.

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Renesas Electronics unveils RH850/V1R-M automotive radar solution for ADAS and autonomous driving vehicles

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Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Solaria Labs unveils new developer portal for future products and apps; from safest routing to damage assessment

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Solaria Labs , an innovation incubator established in 2015 by Liberty Mutual Insurance, is introducing an open API developer portal that combines public data with proprietary insurance knowledge, helping to inform future products and apps for customers.

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Qualcomm introducing Drive Data platform for sensor fusion

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Qualcomm is introducing the Qualcomm Drive Data Platform to collect and analyze intelligently information from a vehicle’s sensors.

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Faraday Future unveils its first production car, the electric FF91

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Faraday Future revealed the FF91—its first production electric car—in Las Vegas ahead of the opening of CES.

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FCA unveils Chrysler Portal concept: next-gen family transportation for Millenials; electric, semi-autonomous, connected, flexible

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FCA US unveiled the Chrysler Portal concept, an all-electric, semi-autonomous (SAE Level 3) interpretation of the “fifth generation” of family transportation focused toward the millennial generation. Earlier post.).

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Visteon awarded second SmartCore domain controller program with a European automaker; debuting on global vehicle platform in 2020

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Visteon Corporation, a leading cockpit electronics supplier, has secured a second major customer vehicle program for its cockpit domain controller technology, SmartCore. Earlier post.)

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Uber vital stats infographic

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Select Car Leasing in the UK has put together an infographic highlighting some of the stats about Uber, as well as its funding timeline and its top-10 destinations. The infographic also squeezes in Lyft and compares the two against the standard taxi, as well as some data about Uber drivers.

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Fiat Chrysler unveiling Portal semi-autonomous electric concept at CES

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At CES 2017, Fiat Chrysler will unveil the Chrysler Portal concept—a battery-electric, semi-autonomous vehicle with a customizable interior seating up to 6 people.

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FCA and Google collaborate on a Uconnect system concept powered by Android OS

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FCA is collaborating with Google on next-generation connected car systems enabled by the power of an open platform and the ecosystem of the Android open-source operating system.

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Chrysler Portal concept: all-electric minivan for CES offers some self-driving

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It was widely rumored that Chrysler would reveal an all-electric minivan at this week's Consumer Electronics Show—and now we have the details. But the Chrysler Portal concept that will debut at CES won't be showing up at your local dealer any time soon. Far from it, in fact: the Portal is Fiat Chrysler's idea of a future in which we'll. concept Autonomous cars CES Consumer Electronics Show self-driving cars Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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Tesla can no longer sell cars in Missouri stores; dealer lobby lauds victory

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Just as the new year began, Tesla was dealt a fresh setback in its campaign to make its electric cars directly available to customers throughout the U.S. Tesla's license to sell cars through its Missouri showrooms expired Saturday, following a circuit-court judge's decision that prevented renewal. In an August court case, Cole County Circuit Court. Politics dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships Missouri state laws

Plug-in electric car sales in Dec: Bolt EV launches; Leaf, Volt rise

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As sales results trickle in from automakers throughout the day, industry analysts will be waiting to see whether enough buyers signed on the line to make 2016 a new record sales year. Among cars with plugs, however, the trend was clearly up—and December saw the first sales of the long-awaited 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the 238-mile. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars

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Panasonic Automotive and IBM partner to develop cognitive vehicle infotainment system with Watson

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At CES 2017, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America introduced the Panasonic Cognitive Infotainment platform designed to provide OEMs and fleet providers a set of cognitive vehicle solutions combining Panasonic’s infotainment expertise with IBM’s Watson and cloud technologies. The platform leverages Watson cognitive capabilities, including deep natural language processing and understanding, to answer questions and provide recommendations as well as directions while en route.

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Tesla quietly limits lifetime full-speed launches via over-the-air update

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Tesla uses over-the-air software updates to quickly add new features to its electric cars, or to correct problems without the need for customers to bring their cars to service centers. But one apparent software update has rankled a few Tesla owners. The software in question is said to limit the number of times Launch Mode can be used with specific. software plug-in cars software update

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Faraday Future unveils FF 91, its first production electric car; deposits open, no price given

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Faraday Future unveiled its FF 91 electric car on the sidelines of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The battery-powered 1,050-horsepower vehicle is intended to rival (or perhaps best) anything Tesla Motors may have up its sleeve. As an upright crossover, it appears to be designed to rival the Tesla Model X—and perhaps the future. Autonomous cars CES Consumer Electronics Show Faraday Future FF 91

Hyundai Ioniq, Sonata plug-in hybrids available anywhere in U.S.

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Some manufacturers only offer their plug-in hybrid models in certain markets, even as hybrid models are now generally offered nationwide. Like electric cars, plug-in hybrid sales are sometimes limited to markets deemed suitably friendly to these types of vehicles by their makers. But Hyundai has a more ambitious strategy. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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