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Complexity in basic cars: SEAT Ateca SUV has 2.2 km of wire, 100 sensors and control units

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Cars have been evolving with increasingly complex circuitry. SEAT’s Ateca crossover (SEAT is a Volkswagen Group company, the Ateca is based on the MQB platform and is related to Volkswagen’s Tiguan) features a complex arrangement of wires more than 2.2 km long. The wires, ranging from one millimeter to one centimeter in thickness, are behind the car’s lighting, sound system or driving assistants such as the blind spot detector.

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@LATimes – Thanks For Putting Ace Reporter @Sammy_Roth On The Front Page Again. Now Allow Me To Add This #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Poll suggests more Americans might buy an EV—if only they had a place to charge

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Almost three-quarters of Americans see electric cars as the future of transportation, according to a new Volvo/Harris poll released Tuesday. In the poll conducted last October, which surveyed 1,510 drivers in the U.S. during the middle of October, including 250 electric-car drivers, 74 percent of all respondents agreed that electric cars are the

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Polestar 2 Debut: China’s Response to the Tesla Model 3

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Polestar, Volvo’s former performance division (which parent company Geely insisted be spun off as its own electric car brand), announced its second automobile on Wednesday.

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NGK Spark Plug & HAKUTO-R to test solid-state lithium battery technology on the moon in 2021

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NGK Spark Plug, a manufacturer with more than 80 years of experience in spark plugs and ceramics, and lunar exploration company ispace, inc., announced that NGK Spark Plug has agreed to participate as a corporate partner of the world’s first commercial lunar exploration program “ HAKUTO – R ”. NGK Spark Plug and HAKUTO-R have also agreed to transport a trial design of NGK Spark Plug’s solid-state battery technology to the moon in 2021.

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@LATimes Gives More Space To George Costanza Of Pundits #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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GM rolls last Chevy Volt off Detroit assembly line

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With the end of Chevrolet Volt production last week, it looks more like pure electric cars are winning the race to transform driving over more complicated, if versatile plug-in hybrids. GM built the last 2019 Chevy Volt on February 15, and in a ceremony last Tuesday it rolled off the assembly line at GM's Hamtramck factory in Detroit—after. Plug-In Hybrids

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Rice, Texas Tech study finds automated cars and their operators fail to detect dangers

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New research from Rice University and Texas Tech University has found that drivers often fail to spot hazards missed by automated vehicles, and it only gets worse the longer drivers ride in them. The study is published in the journal Human Factors. The researchers examined the behavior of 60 licensed drivers operating an automated car in a simulator. Participants were told that due to the automation, they would not need to operate the steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal.

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@LATimes Your Front Page Story Arrived Wet & Outdated In My Driveway This Morning So I Updated It #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Fully electric Porsche Macan due by 2022 will replace gasoline model entirely

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Porsche has somewhat publicly, for months if not years, been examining the possibility of producing an electric version of its top-selling model, the Macan. It turns out that that may not have been the whole truth, and what's actually now confirmed is a huge step beyond just another version to satisfy regulators. Porsche announced on Monday that. Plug-In Hybrids

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Top five things we learned this week…

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This week saw temperatures reach record-breaking highs for February – quite the contrast considering this time last year we were battling the ‘Beast from the East

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FedEx unveils autonomous electric delivery robot

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FedEx Corp. unveiled the FedEx SameDay Bot—an autonomous delivery device designed to help retailers make same-day and last-mile deliveries to their customers. With the bot, retailers will be able to accept orders from nearby customers and deliver them by bot directly to customers’ homes or businesses the same day. FedEx is collaborating with companies such as AutoZone, Lowe’s, Pizza Hut, Target, Walgreens and Walmart to help assess retailers’ autonomous delivery needs.

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@SenFeinstein Wants To Kill #GreenNewDeal, Hurt Dems & Help Trump With Her Weak & Suicidal Pro Fossil Fuel “Climate” Bill. Kids Smell Her Arrogant Act Even If @LATimes Can’t #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Fiat Chrysler lays groundwork to build electrified Jeep models

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With a $4.5 billion investment in manufacturing in Michigan announced Tuesday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will put some big plans in motion to electrify its entire future Jeep lineup. That is likely to include a new Jeep Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid, based on an all-new Grand Cherokee planned to debut in early 2021, although FCA would not confirm.

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2019 Peugeot 208 gets all-electric drivetrain option

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The all-new Peugeot 208 has been revealed ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut, with this second-gen model set to be offered with an all-electric drivetrain – the e-208

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The next generation of the Porsche Macan compact SUV will be fully electric

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The Supervisory Board of Porsche AG has decided to manufacture the next generation of the Macan as a fully electric series. This will be the first all-electric compact SUV from Porsche, and is due to roll off the assembly line in the Leipzig site at the start of the next decade. Current generation Macan.

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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2018 marked a record year for the sale of battery-powered electric vehicles, according to data from JATO Dynamics. Passenger electric cars recorded 1.26 million sales throughout the year, up by 74% (about 1.5% of total global sales). It was one of the highest increases among all car categories on the global market, which can be explained by several factors, JATO said.

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Continental and Vodafone present first results of cooperation; Cellular V2X, mobile edge computing and AI

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At the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Continental and the telecommunications group Vodafone will showcase the first results of their partnership on Cellular V2X, mobile edge computing and artificial intelligence. Last summer, the partners announced that they would be working together to increase road safety.

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Porsche launches developer competition with Mission E Cross Turismo data

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Porsche is inviting developers from around the world to work on digital mobility solutions for future Porsche sports cars with the launch of the second edition of the “Porsche Next OI” developer competition. For the next nine weeks developers will have the opportunity to implement and submit their ideas.

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Audi showcasing four battery-electric models at Geneva: e-tron, e-tron Sportback, Q2 L e-tron, Q4 e-tron

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At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Audi is showing four battery-electric drive vehicles, the series versions of which will celebrate their premiere by the end of 2020. In addition, four new plug hybrid versions ( earlier post ) and the fully electric Formula E race car Audi e-tron FE05 will be displayed on the Audi stand—which consists exclusively of electrically driven cars this year.

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Continental, Hewlett Packard Enterprise launch blockchain-based data monetization platform for sharing vehicle data

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Continental and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new platform, expected to be available this year, for sharing vehicle data to enable new digital services that improve driver safety and convenience. At the same time, the platform will help car manufacturers monetize their data and differentiate their brands. Based on blockchain technology, the platform provides data sovereignty, security, transparency, and efficiency to overcome the barriers of sharing vehicle data.

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Adamas Intelligence: EV market is growing fast, the EV itself is evolving even faster

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In 2018, 4.28 million BEVs, PHEVs and HEVs were sold globally—an increase of 28.6% over the year prior—amounting to 5.2% of total global passenger vehicle sales, according to Adamas Intelligence. Not only is the EV market growing extremely rapidly, the modern EV itself is also undergoing a rapid technological evolution, from model to battery pack to cell and cell chemistry, Adamas says. At the model level, scalable modular platforms are the future.

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The $32-Trillion Push To Disrupt The Entire Oil Industry

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by Cyril Widdershoven for Oilprice.com. Global oil and gas companies are increasingly facing an uphill battle as global warming policies are taking their toll. Most analysts and market watchers are focusing on peak oil demand scenarios, but the reality could be much darker. International oil companies (IOCs) are likely to face a Black Swan scenario, which could end up being a boon for state-owned oil companies (NOCs).

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Study links ambient PM2.5 and ozone specifically caused by vehicle exhaust emissions to ~361,000 premature deaths worldwide in 2010 and ~385,000 in 2015

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A new study provides the most detailed picture available to date of the global, regional, and local health impacts attributable to emissions from four transportation subsectors: on-road diesel vehicles; other on-road vehicles; shipping; and non-road mobile engines such as agricultural and construction equipment. Transportation-attributable PM 2.5 and ozone deaths, associated mortality rates, and population in G20 economies in 2015. Source: The ICCT.

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PEUGEOT introducing new 208 with BEV version at Geneva

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PEUGEOT will unveil the all-new PEUGEOT 208 at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, with a choice of gasoline, diesel and electric (EV) powertrains set to be available from launch. The zero-emission PEUGEOT e-208 is the first in a series of 100% electric models, as PEUGEOT prepares to electrify its entire range by 2023.

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Lead battery research consortium promises big leap in performance; technical roadmap under development

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A global battery consortium charged with advancing lead battery technology has re-launched as it prepares a new technical roadmap designed to extend both the performance and lifetime of the core battery technology. Since it was formed as the ALABC 25 years ago, the Consortium for Battery Innovation has ushered in innovations including start-stop batteries to help reduce CO 2 emissions and boost fuel economy.

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Volkswagen extending Automotive Cloud to China and US in addition to Europe; core markets for future ID. EV

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In September 2018, Volkswagen and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership to. develop the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud, one of the largest dedicated automotive industry clouds for all future Volkswagen digital services and mobility offerings. Earlier post.). During a joint visit to the Volkswagen Digital Lab in Berlin, Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, and Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, provided an update on the partnership.

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PEUGEOT presenting 400 hp hybrid concept at Geneva show

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PEUGEOT is presenting the 400 hp hybrid Concept 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED at the upcoming Geneva motor show. A derivative of the PEUGEOT 508 HYBRID sedan, the concept delivers high performance with low emissions. PEUGEOT SPORT was given the task of developing this new model line.

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BMW, Volvo invest in Z?m; ride-sharing for children

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BMW i Ventures and Volvo Cars Tech Fund each have invested in Z?m m , a fast-growing on-demand ride sharing service for student transportation for school districts and working families. The company, which celebrates its fourth birthday this month, aims to become the world’s safest and largest child transportation provider. The new funding will be used to expand Z?m’s

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Daimler AG and BMW Group partner to develop next-generation technologies for automated driving

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Daimler AG and the BMW Group are to partner on automated driving. Initially, the focus will be on advancing the development of next-generation technologies for driver assistance systems, automated driving on highways and parking features (up to SAE Level 4). The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding jointly to develop this technology and view their partnership as a long-term, strategic cooperation.

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SEAT launches Mobility Advisor proof-of-concept powered by Watson AI running on the IBM Cloud

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SEAT and IBM have developed a new solution designed to transform driving in cities. Mobility Advisor uses IBM Watson AI to help urban citizens make informed decisions about their daily transportation options: from cars, to scooters, to bikes and public transport. Traffic congestion and environmental challenges are putting huge pressure on cities to transform.

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GKN trials EV with two-speed transmission and front-axle torque-vectoring

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GKN Automotive unveiled the first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) with a two-speed transmission and torque vectoring on the front axle. Based on a standard Jeep Renegade, the GTD19 demonstrator vehicle is undergoing testing at GKN’s annual winter testing program in Arjeplog, Sweden, and showcases how automakers can use drivetrain innovations to achieve industry-leading standards of efficiency, -safety and driving dynamics in BEV models.

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24M delivers first commercial scale, high energy density semi-solid NMC Li-ion cells; > 280 Wh/kg

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24M announced that it has developed and delivered commercially-viable, high energy density lithium-ion cells. Using its novel SemiSolid lithium-ion battery design in its pilot facility ( earlier post ), 24M achieved energy densities exceeding 250 watt-hours per kilogram (Wh/kg), the current state-of-the-art industry benchmark for EV applications.

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Motiv Power Systems electric EPIC chassis to be assembled by Detroit Custom Chassis alongside gasoline-powered Ford F-59 chassis

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Motiv Power Systems (Motiv), the leading provider of all-electric medium-duty fleet chassis, announced a commitment from Detroit Custom Chassis LLC (DCC) to install Motiv’s all-electric EPIC chassis on the base Ford F-59 platform, which is assembled by its affiliate Detroit Chassis Plant (DCP), both owned by Spectra. DCC assembly line with EPIC.

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Graphdiyne as promising material for electrochemical applications

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In a commentary in the journal Joule , a team from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, suggests that graphdiyne (GDY)—a two-dimensional carbon allotrope that complements the properties of prevailing carbon materials—shows intrinsic advantages as an electrochemical interface. It draws much attention for its applications in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), catalysts, solar cells, and electro-chemical actuators.

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Mercedes-Benz Cars develops blockchain prototype for sustainable supply chains

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Mercedes-Benz Cars and Icertis, a leading provider of enterprise contract management solutions in the cloud, have developed a blockchain prototype for consistent documentation of contracts in the supply chain. Daimler requires its direct suppliers to pass on and control standards and contractual obligations with regard to working conditions, human rights, environmental protection, safety, business ethics and compliance within the supply chain.

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Volvo Cars introducing range of new electrified powertrains; plug-in options for every model; mild-hybrid rollout

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Volvo Cars is releasing upgraded and newly-developed electrified powertrain options to be made available across its entire model range going forward. The company has upgraded its existing T8 and T6 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrains, while at the same time confirming that plug-in options will now be available on every model it produces. Refreshed Volvo XC90 Inscription T8 Twin Engine.

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