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Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company

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Ford Motor Company is mapping out a strategy to address the requirements for personal mobility in the context of the megatrend of increasing global urbanization, both in mature economies as well as in emerging markets. Ford hosted Green Car Congress at the Go Further with Ford event.].

GM publishes “Blue Paper” on sustainable urban mobility; integrating input from Sustainable Urban Mobility events in Shanghai

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Tags: China City car Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Personal Transit Policy

Here's What The Tesla Model X Assembly Line Looks Like

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At the very end of September, CEO Elon Musk personally delivered the first handful of Tesla Model X electric crossover utility vehicles to their buyers in an event at its assembly plant.

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NTSB recommends nationwide ban on personal electronic devices while driving; also calls for modifications to the equipment and the completion of a NHTSA rulemaking on collision warning systems

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Following a Board meeting on a 2010 multi-vehicle highway accident in Gray Summit, Missouri, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called for the first-ever nationwide ban on driver use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) while operating a motor vehicle.

Fujitsu launches Singapore field trial of AI-enhanced event-congestion-mitigation system

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Fujitsu Laboratories has begun a field trial that aims to reduce congestion around major events, stadiums, and shopping centers through behavioral guidance. This is calculated based on three points: The level of congestion that a person can tolerate when using transit.

DOT proposes requiring event data recorders on all light-duty vehicles beginning in 2014

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The proposed rule would require automakers to install event data recorders (EDRs)—devices that collect specific safety-related data (i.e., EDRs do not collect any personal identifying information or record conversations and do not run continuously. The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a new standard that would capture valuable safety-related data in the seconds before and during a motor vehicle crash.

Honda to Debut New One-Person EV Concept at Geneva Along with European Intro of EV-N

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The Honda 3R-C, a new one-person battery electric vehicle concept, will make its world debut in Geneva alongside the EV-N concept, previously shown at the Tokyo Motor Show ( earlier post ), which will be displayed for the first time in Europe.

Toyota Mobility Foundation joins New Cities Foundation as global strategic member

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The Foundation convenes events on urban innovation, including the annual New Cities Summit. Programs include resolving urban transportation problems, expanding the utilization of personal mobility, and developing solutions for next-generation mobility. Toyota Mobility Foundation has joined the New Cities Foundation as the latest Global Strategic Member. The partnership between the two organizations aims to activate the next generation of urban mobility solutions.

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IBM Research Initiative Developing Adaptive Systems to Provide Personalized Travel Routes to Avoid Gridlock

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IBM has launched a new research initiative to build personalized travel routes for commuters to avoid traffic gridlock. New models will predict the outcomes of varying transportation routes to provide a personalized recommendation that get commuters where they need to go in the fastest time.

Jaguar plug-in hybrid heads to Millbrook

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It’s the opening day of the LCV2012 event at Millbrook Proving Ground and as the crowds gather, we’ve got more news on the highlights they can look forward to today. The UK’s largest business-to-business low carbon vehicle event will feature more than 50 of the industry’s leading personalities, who will lead discussions and debates into [.]. Green credentials event Jaguar LCV Millbrook

Renesas Electronics introduces new software packages to improve security and safety of connected cars

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The software packages implement embedded optimized virtualization technology that enables embedded systems to have—in a single system—security features that protect the car from external threats, and functional safety features that assure continued safe operation even in the event of failures. For instrument cluster and driver monitoring, support for functional safety is particularly required to safely handle the car even in the event of failures.

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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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Insurers get a more precise view of each and every driver that can help personalize coverage, deliver precision risk assessments, reduce fraudulent claims and provide enhanced urban mobility services for commercial fleets.

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IBM patents cognitive system to manage self-driving vehicles

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IBM scientists have been granted a patent around a machine learning system that can dynamically shift control of an autonomous vehicle between a human driver and a vehicle control processor in the event of a potential emergency, providing a safety measure that can contribute to accident prevention.

Riding 1000 miles in 24 hours on electric motorcycle creates Iron Butt Terry

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On Tuesday, Terry Hershner made history as the first person to ride an electric motorcycle over 1000 miles in 24 hours, following his historic win about two weeks ago in the Vetter Fuel Economy challenge. Both events shatter preconceived

Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

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And you would think that would be especially true for anyone running to become our United States representative from the 33rd Congressional District – the person who will be following the great Henry Waxman in that position.

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Special Guests at an LA Rally

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was also spotted, along with author and radio personality Richard Greene, LA’s mayor, members of NRDC, The Sierra Club, Heal the Bay, and more. Tags: EV Economics Events Film News

The Long View from SAE 2009 World Congress

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He works for Systemica, who has been contracted to design the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system for the citadel of Masdar. PRT challenges include the reliance on a central computer, the inability to adapt the vehicle to your personality via ownership and losing the local color and insight provided by a cab driver. Another issue is being capacity constrained during rush hour if you only have one person per vehicle. by Bill Cooke.

BMW i novel drive unit swing arm powers HNF eBike

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Even in the event of extremely uneven terrain it is possible to pedal smoothly and efficiently. Electric (Battery) Personal Transit Vehicle Systems

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Honda to show EV concept with AI emotion engine from joint project with Softbank

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In June 2016, Softbank Robotics launched “Pepper”—the world’s first personal robot that can not only read emotions but have its own. Pepper’s Diary, for example, links Pepper’s emotions with daily family events that are recorded with pictures and photos.

Volkswagen unveils updated Golf; Millerized engines, semi-automated driving, digital cockpit and gesture control

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Volkswagen presented a major update of the Golf in an event at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg. Front Assist is a system which warns the driver and brakes automatically in the event of an imminent collision. This means that drivers constantly have to restore their personal settings.

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BMW Group introduces MINI and Rolls Royce centenary concepts; individual mobility based on megatrends and projections

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At its Munich Centenary Event on 7 March, the automaker introduced the BMW VISION NEXT 100. The Vision vehicles embody, from the perspective of the different brands, the Group’s vision of personal mobility two or three decades from now.

Battelle/Concurrent Technologies Corporation technology positioning paper: Improving Li-ion battery safety without decreasing energy density

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Efforts to improve safety focus on reducing the number and severity of events that lead to sudden or catastrophic failure of the battery, while efforts to improve durability focus on slowing the gradual degradation of the battery as it is cycled or is exposed to conditions near the limit of its safe operational window. Thus, neither of these measurements is sensitive enough to detect local faults in the early stage before a significant safety event occurs.

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Aptera 2e makes public debut

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We have TWO reports from guest bloggers who attended the Aptera in the Wild EVent Thursday night at Smooth’s Sports Grille in Long Beach, CA. It was a rainy night but I decided to jump in my car and see the new Aptera in person tonight in Long Beach. It is far too early for performance claims but Aptera will likely beat Tesla for eventful ingress/egress. 5, at Smooth’s to see the vehicle in person and meet other Aptera fans.

Study: more stringent O3 and PM2.5 air pollution standards could save thousands of lives, greatly improve public health

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The authors emphasized that their findings do not specifically address an individual’s health risk or the personal benefits of cleaner air, but rather assess population level health impacts.

Electric Cars: Yes We Will

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It’s a dangerous time because reactionary pressure can replace progress if everyone waits for one person (Obama) to do everything for everyone, and disappointment sets in. Tags: Events washington dc Obama Production News plug-ins 400,000 at the Lincoln Memorial concert. Dateline: Washington, DC. The buzz is everywhere and completely electric in Washington DC this week. And some of that energy is headed directly to plug-in cars.

Honda begins deliveries of 2013 Fit EV; first unit to City of Torrance

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Over the past year, Honda and the city of Torrance have worked together to gather input from Torrance residents about potential recharging station locations and jointly participated in numerous public awareness events with a Fit EV test vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz presents autonomous Future Truck 2025 research vehicle; “Highway Pilot”

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These give a warning of unusual events, for example emergency braking, activation of the hazard warning system or switching on fog lamps. All these data inform the driver or the onboard computer about events happening outside the range of vision in good time.

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Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

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You can go to events where you recycle your old paper tax records, your motor oil, your cellphone, computers and other electronics. . You might even get the chance to hug a person wearing a polar bear costume.

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Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

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You can go to events where you recycle your old paper tax records, your motor oil, your cellphone, computers and other electronics. . You might even get the chance to hug a person wearing a polar bear costume.

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Volkswagen outlines a range of near-term technologies for reducing fuel consumption and emissions; stop-start 2.0, 10-speed DSG

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Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, had announced Volkswagen was working on the 10-speed at the same event in 2013. Here, the trunk lid closes as soon as the person with the Passat key moves away from it; the car is also automatically locked. Progress has also been made in the area of personalization. From now on, it will be possible to further customize the personalized settings in a vehicle.

Ford opens new Silicon Valley research center; focus on connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, big data

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At today’s opening event, Ford offered a glimpse at some of its projects in key areas, including: Connectivity: Ford is integrating with the Nest application programming interface, targeting home energy and emergency system management while on the road through a series of research experiments.

Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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The important thing to remember is that if we are serious about reducing carbon in personal mobility, we have to be very serious about efficiency. As an example, it rpm overshoot is detected, the software notes this and adapts for the next event.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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The important thing to remember is that if we are serious about reducing carbon in personal mobility, we have to be very serious about efficiency. As an example, it rpm overshoot is detected, the software notes this and adapts for the next event.

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Riding 1000 miles in 24 hours on electric motorcycle creates Iron Butt Terry

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On Tuesday, Terry Hershner made history as the first person to ride an electric motorcycle over 1000 miles in 24 hours, following his historic win about two weeks ago in the Vetter Fuel Economy challenge. Both events shatter preconceived

Volkswagen showcases inductive charging w/ “power lift”, autonomous and semi-autonomous capabilities & gesture control at CES

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Despite continually growing complexity and numbers of functions, this concept was intended to reduce driver distractions while attaining maximum personalization and intuitive operation in the car. Touchscreen personalization. The display itself can be personalized.

SEC issues cease-and-desist order against split-cycle engine developer Scuderi Group for violations of Securities Act

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percent, of the offering proceeds to personally benefit the Scuderi family over and above the usual compensation that the Scuderi family employees received. In connection with all loans provided by Scuderi Group to any known Scuderi family member, to memorialize in writing all loan terms including the amount, duration, interest rate, repayment terms, and recourse or collateral available to Scuderi Group in the event of non-payment.

car2go opening in Washington DC

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Each person who registers to become a car2go member will receive a car2go membership card that will allow them to gain access to and drive in any of the available car2go vehicles, whenever they need it, for as long as they need it, and without having to commit to a mandatory return time or location. The company is holding public launch events on Saturday and Sunday. The events are free of charge and open to the public.

LEVA announces new performance standards for electric bicycles

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The performance data includes a simulated city course with 14 stop-and-go events, a simulated 4% hill climb and an acceleration profile. An online version of the guide allows consumers to input their own travel route data to receive personalized range estimates. The Light Electric Vehicle Association ( LEVA ) announced new Performance Standards for electric bicycles.

Allstate introduces optional ride-hailing insurance in California; more states this year

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Allstate’s Ride for Hire product also provides for potentially lower coverage deductibles in the event a qualifying driver’s vehicle is damaged in an accident when they are driving a TNC passenger. The Allstate Ride for Hire endorsement supports customers who use their personal vehicles to drive for qualifying TNCs. Allstate’s endorsement can help fill the gap that arises when a customer’s personal auto policy liability coverage limits are greater than what’s provided by the TNC.

Greenius on Patch.com: Environmentalist? Yes. Environmental Champion? Not So Much

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First off, a big heartfelt “Thanks!&# to City Councilman, Bill Brand, for helping to make my column of last Tuesday #1 in the popularity rankings.