GM and SAE International select 8 NA universities for new autonomous vehicle competition; Bolt EV the platform

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At WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience, SAE International and General Motors announced the eight North American universities which will compete in the upcoming AutoDrive Challenge. In Year 2 the teams will refine their concept selections into solid system developments and will have more challenging dynamic events for testing on-site, including dynamic object detection and multiple lane changing. Autonomous driving Conferences and other events Electric (Battery

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Drive Electric Week: 236 events in 212 cities, 7 countries, 46 US states this year

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Between September 10 and 18, more than 120,000 people around the world turned out for National Drive Electric Week—the annual event dedicated to the promotion of electric cars. With 235 events in 212 cities, seven countries, and 46 U.S. states, the event once again surpassed the "national" part of its name to become an international.

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International Truck invites Class 8 competitors to open event for head-to-head testing on fuel economy, aerodynamics and drivability

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International Truck (Navistar’s flagship vehicle brand) has invited each of its Class 8 competitors to participate in an open performance testing to compare fuel economy and drivability of their new trucks during the week of 31 August at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana.

ACS launches International Year of Chemistry calendar

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On 1 January, the American Chemical Society (ACS) began a global, year-long observance of the International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) by launching an online calendar that serves as a virtual time machine, transporting the public back to some of the events and great intellects that shaped modern society through chemistry.

Fiat 875cc TwinAir named International Engine of the Year 2011

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Fiat’s 875cc TwinAir engine ( earlier post ) was named the International Engine of the Year 2011. The other winners in this year’s International Engine of the Year awards were: Best Performance Engine. Cutaway of the 875cc TwinAir. Click to enlarge.

Nissan debuts fifth generation Altima

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The New York International Auto Show has lived up to its reputation as a showcase of the vehicles of tomorrow: with Nissan unveiling its fifth generation Altima (pictured) at the event. Green cars Latest news Nissan green cars New York International Auto Show Nissan AltimaThe 2013 version of the Nissan Altima includes a four-cylinder, 2.5litre engine with a targeted fuel economy of 31mpg combined. In fact there is [.].

Quimera, IMSA and ALMS aim to launch international Electric Vehicle motorsport series in 2013

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Strategic sustainability project specialists Quimera, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS) are collaborating to develop an international Electric Vehicle motorsport series. Quimera all-electric GT prototype.

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Program Annual Merit Review Awards

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He has contributed to a number of important national and international collaborative efforts, including the development of SAE standards for hydrogen vehicle-to-station communications hardware and software (SAE J2799), establishing emergency response procedures for FCEVs, and developing a hydrogen dispenser test device and hydrogen quality specification at the California Fuel Cell Partnership. Conferences and other events Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Storage Standards

Going to the Electrathon/HPV Event at PIR

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Last weekend, I took the Civic-EV to Portland International Raceway to show it off at the Electrathon/Human-Powered Vehicles event there. This shows some of the velomobiles (encased recliner cycles) present at the event.

Smart electric concept heading to Detroit

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Are you ready for the North American International Auto Show? There may be more than a month to go until the showcase event, but mouths are already watering among green car fans after Daimler became the latest to announce it will use the Detroit Motor Show to debut an exciting new concept. Electric cars Green cars Latest news smart Daimler Detroit Motor Show North American International Auto Show smart fortwo Smart-for-Us

Ford 1L EcoBoost engine named International Engine of the Year 2012

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Ford’s new 3-cylinder 1-liter EcoBoost ( earlier post ), which made its debut in the European Focus, has been named overall International Engine of the Year 2012. The engine also picked up the awards for New Engine and Sub 1-Litre categories in the annual event. Engineers focused on improving thermal efficiency and reducing friction of the engine’s internal moving parts, especially during warm-up—the time when an engine emits higher levels of CO2 and other pollutants.

BMW: Water Injection Can Boost Power And Cut Fuel Consumption

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Electric cars and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles may get a lot of attention, but every carmaker is still searching for ways to improve the fuel efficiency of internal-combustion engines. At its Innovation Days 2015 event in Miramas, France, BMW showed off one of several new technologies it's working on to reduce fuel consumption in its future.

Scaleo chip introduces Advanced Motor Events Control (AMEC) technology for internal combustion engine and electric motor control

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France-based Scaleo chip has introduced AMEC (Advanced Motor Events Control), a technology for internal combustion engines and electric motors control. AMEC—a flexible microcontroller interface for engine control—will be first available in OLEA, Scaleo chip’s new family of microcontrollers optimized for powertrain systems. Carmakers are developing a wide variety of new powertrain systems, from downsized thermal engine, to hybrid systems to full electric motorization.

SAE International to host symposium on automated driving technologies

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SAE International will host a three-day symposium during which the technologies, regulations, testing and applications of automated driving technologies will be discussed, in-depth. This event has been broken into ADAS and Automated Driving Technologies. The SAE 2016 From ADAS to Automated Driving Symposium will be held 29 Nov to 1 Dec at the Hilton Munich City in Munich, Germany.

Electric Cars Take Top Two Spots At Pikes Peak Hill-Climb Race

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The annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second-oldest major motorsport event run in the United States, after the Indianapolis 500.

Electric-Car Driver To Plant Trees In 48 States On Cross-Country Trip

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Despite its name, National Drive Electric Week is actually an international awareness event for plug-in electric cars. And in concert with this year's event, one driver is taking a road trip. Quite an impressive road trip, actually--in an electric car, naturally. Formerly known as National Plug-In Day, it's organized by advocacy group Plug-In. Environmental road trips plug-in cars Plug-in America Drive Electric Week

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MIA confirms showcase displays at International Low Carbon Conference 2012

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MIA has named the seven companies taking showcase displays at the 6th International Low Carbon Racing Conference. Faro Technologies, Flybrid Systems, Millers Oils, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, Oxford Brookes University, Ricardo and Williams Hybrid Power have confirmed their stands at the event on Wednesday 11th January at the NEC Birmingham.

New method to analyze combustion events in an engine

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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) have developed a method for analyzing combustion events in an internal combustion engine based on crankshaft torque measurements. Ingemar Andersson, Mikael Thor, Tomas McKelvey (2012) The torque ratio concept for combustion monitoring of internal combustion engines.

Carlin Dunne switches to electric racing with Lightning for 2013 Pikes Peak

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On Tuesday, Lightning Motorcycles announced they had signed Pikes Peak International Hill Climb multi-time-champion Carlin Dunne to ride with the team in the 2013 event.

National Drive Electric Week: 150 Cities, 90,000 People, Electric Cars All Over

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They were participating in National Drive Electric Week--which, despite its name, has become an international event taking place not only in 150 U.S. This past week, thousands of people came out to learn about, experience, and extoll the virtues of the electric car. cities, but also in Canada, Italy, and The Netherlands. Organizers estimate that

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SAE International announces 2017 symposium to discuss emissions control for light duty vehicles; Tier 3 regs

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SAE International will host the “ SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium ,” 23-24 January 2017, at the Washington DC Convention Center. Topics for the 2017 event will include discussion of and industry reaction to CARB and EC emission regulations as well as CAFE standards and the latest EPA Tier 3 emissions and fuel regulations, mandated from 2017.

Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Toyota, Mitsubishi Place Electric Cars In Top 10

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Over the weekend, the 90th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb took place, pushing cars and drivers to the limit on the 12.42-mile course. For years, the event has been dominated by purpose-built gasoline-powered hill climb cars, but at this year’s event two all-electric cars placed in the top 10 overall.

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NREL develops Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device to help improve Li-ion battery design

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed and patented an Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device capable of emulating latent defects that can cause escalating temperatures in lithium-ion batteries and lead to thermal runaway.

AIC Next Event to Explore Future of Automotive Sector

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Taking inspiration from the TED format, the event will cover as wide a range of issues as possible, including manufacturing, technology, mobility, sustainability, social integration, consumers, etc.—always AIC is an international benchmark center located in Bilbao, Spain, integrating knowledge, training, technology and industrial development in order to improve the competitiveness of the automotive sector.

Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Chooses Michigan for 2010 Competition Events, Provides Competition Timeline

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The series of scored performance and evaluation events kicks off 26 April 2010 and continues through the end of August 2010. The competition stages and public events are as follows. Additional public events may be announced at a later date.

Toyota reveals unique body-driven concept

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The Tokyo Motor Show is just weeks away now, and the list of things to look forward at the event is getting longer. Now it is Toyota’s turn to show us what it has in store for Japan’s premium international motor show.

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Mazda takes car connectivity to next generation

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With 2014 right around the corner, many motoring fans will have their eyes locked on the showcase North American International Auto Show in January where a host of exciting concepts will be unveiled.

London to phase out diesel buses; all new single deckers for central London to be zero emission

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The Mayor made the announcement at the International Zero Emission Bus Conference and Fuel Cell Bus Workshop ( IFCBW ) at London City Hall, held 30 November and 1 December and hosted by Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE). The workshop is a clean transit event at which public and private sectors showcase considerations for the expansion of zero-emission bus technology.

Ireland hosts international EV summit

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Electric cars conference electric car electric vehicle eventDublin is about to get ‘Fully Charged’ with the opening of a one day conference this week, welcoming electric vehicle experts from Europe, the US and China. Opening this Wednesday (July 11, 2012) at the Convention Centre in Dublin, delegates will discuss how these regions are embracing the transition to electric transport and will share [.].

Calls for an international 48V electrical standard for vehicles; looming WLTP implementation

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CPT, together with other sponsors of the event, including AVL and Ricardo, is in the vanguard of 48V mild hybrid developments intended to address the ever-tightening European CO 2 regulations and potentially a new and more aggressive test cycle—i.e.,

SAE International CRP1234-4 publishes final report on R-1234yf

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As previously reported the estimated overall risk of vehicle fire exposure attributed to use of R-1234yf is conservatively estimated at 3 x 10 -12 events per vehicle operating hour. SAE International’s Cooperative Research Project (CRP1234-4) has published a final report on R-1234yf, confirming that the low global warming potential (GWP) R-1234yf is safe to use in automotive direct expansion air conditioning systems.

University of Nottingham leading 3-year, £830K project on automotive power electronics

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Sandpit events will aid the development of consortia to address specific research challenges, for example in response to calls from EPSRC or from the European Commission. Attendees at the sandpit events will be invited to participate in competitions for funding of feasibility projects, in particular to address new lines of research and to establish new consortia with complementary expertise.

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

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With a power supply capable of a 9 kW maximum output, and a large capacity of electricity supply at 235 kWh, the FC bus can be used as a power source in the event of disasters, such as at evacuation sites such as in school gymnasiums or for home electric appliance use. Tank internal volume.

SAE International publishes revised SAE J2880 standard for recommended Green Racing protocols

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SAE International has published the revised J2880_201406 Standard, superseding the older J2880_200810 Standard. The Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and SAE International, along with partners and representatives from the motorsports industry, developed these protocols to be used by those automotive racing series who seek recognition as a Green Racing Series.

New PSA 1.2-liter 3-cylinder turbo takes International Engine of Year category award

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PSA Peugeot Citroën’s new 1.2-liter 3-cylinder Turbo PureTech engine ( earlier post ) was named best in the 1.0-liter to 1.4-liter category International Engine of the Year 2015 earlier this month. —German journalist Thomas Imhof, a judge for the International Engine of the Year 2015. In March 2015 at an event attended by French President François Hollande, PSA Peugeot Citroën announced that it would increase the Trémery plant’s production capacity by 200,000 units.

Suzuki reveals crossover concepts including new hybrid 4x4

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We recently told you how Honda was planning to make the international motor show on its home turf an unmissable event, now it is the turn of another Japanese carmaker, Suzuki to reveal what it has got planned for the Toyko Motor Show next month.

News in brief: Lexus to unveil hybrid car

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The 2012 North American International Auto Show, known colloquially as the Detroit Motor Show, is shaping up to be an exciting event for green car fans with Lexus, Toyota’s luxury brand, the latest to announce an important innovation heading to the event. Lexus will unveil the LF-LC 2+2 sport coupe at the event – a [.].

SAE International to add electric vehicle class to Formula SAE

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SAE International will add an electric vehicle class named “Formula SAE Electric” to FSAE in 2013. Formula SAE is a student design competition organized by SAE International. Each student team designs, builds and tests a prototype based on a series of rules whose purpose is both to ensure onsite event operations and promote clever problem solving. The electric class will be introduced at Formula SAE Lincoln in June 2013.

Porsche hybrid proves itself with test drives

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How do you prove that a vehicle can live up to the hype: you put it through a series of test drives during an international press event, and certainly the Porsche Panamera SE Hybrid (pictured) has silenced the doubters with its'' performances in Germany.

International Alliance on ZEVs seeks to accelerate ZEV adoption; 11 founding government members from N America and Europe

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Eleven European and North American governments are the founding partners of the International ZEV Alliance, which has the mission of accelerating global adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). A new report released by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) outlines an agenda for expanding collaboration. The ICCT serves as Secretariat to the International ZEV Alliance.