MIT team proposes ARC fusion reactor: affordable, robust, compact

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Advances in magnet technology have enabled researchers at MIT to propose a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor that might be realized in as little as a decade: the ARC (affordable, robust, compact) reactor. The design point has a plasma fusion gain of Q p ≈ 13.6,

Scientists suggest quantum control of atoms may make fusion energy production more efficient

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Their report on quantum-controlled fusion suggests that rather than heating atoms to temperatures found inside the sun or smashing them in a collider, it might be possible to nudge them close enough to fuse by using shaped laser pulses: ultrashort, tuned bursts of coherent light.

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Lockheed Martin pursuing compact nuclear fusion reactor concept

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Lockheed Martin revealed yesterday that its Skunk Works team is working on a new compact fusion reactor (CFR)—the size of a Class 8 trailer rather than a building—that could be developed and deployed in as little as 10 years.

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Sales of Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi jump in LA in June; up 35% and 40% y-o-y respectively

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Ford Fusion electrified vehicle retail sales spiked in the Los Angeles market during the month of June, the first month of availability for the new 2017 model. Based on Ford June sales figures, Fusion Energi (the plug-in hybrid variant) sales jumped nearly 40% in LA compared to June 2015. During the same time period, Fusion Hybrid sales jumped 35%. —Wade Jackson, Ford Fusion marketing manage.

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2019 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid gets 25 miles from revised battery

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Now, Ford has released details of its slightly updated 2019 Ford Fusion. Ford was the first U.S. carmaker to sell a hybrid-electric vehicle, as well as the second to offer a plug-in hybrid. But since 2013, the carmaker hasn't released a single new electrified vehicle—including battery-electric cars as well as the two types of hybrids. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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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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AEye introduces “iDAR” perception system for autonomous vehicles; fusion of LiDAR, computer vision and AI

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AEye, a startup with investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Airbus Ventures and Intel Capital ( earlier post ), announced the AE100, its first robotic perception system for autonomous vehicle, ADAS, and mobility markets.

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Sandia team reports significant output from MagLIF fusion technique

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Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z pulsed-power accelerator have produced a significant output of fusion neutrons, using a method fully functioning for only little more than a year. Vesey (2012) “High-Gain Magnetized Inertial Fusion,” Phys.

2017 Ford Fusion Energi: low electric range, no public charging frustrating

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While anyone that's given even a passing glance to plug-in vehicles would likely tell you the same thing, I experienced the impact of a charging-free society first-hand while driving a Ford Fusion Energi. The plug-in hybrid Fusion. Electric-car charging infrastructure in the United States is getting better, but still has a very long way to go.

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi PHEV boosts total range to 610 miles

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Ford’s 2017 Fusion Energi—incorporating enhancements announced earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show ( earlier post )—can travel 610 miles (982 km) on a full tank of gas and battery charge according to EPA estimates to be posted to fueleconomy.gov—the highest combined range of any plug-in hybrid sold in the US. The 2016 model of the Fusion Energi has a combined range of 550 miles (885 km). Through April, Fusion Energi sales are up 58%.

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Ford introducing next-gen Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle at CES and NAIAS in January

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Ford Motor Company is introducing its next-generation Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle; the car will first appear at CES 2017 and the North American International Auto Show in January.

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Ford Fusion wins Green Car of the Year

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The all-new Ford Fusion has been crowned the 2013 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Ford Ford Fusion green car of the year Los Angeles Auto Show

Ford unveils Fusion Hybrid research vehicle for autonomous driving

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Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle with four LiDAR sensors. Ford, in conjunction with the University of Michigan and State Farm, unveiled a Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle that will be used to make progress on future autonomous driving and other advanced technologies.

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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The Ford Fusion Hybrid has become a fuel-economy leader for the second-biggest domestic automaker. Now, in its second spin around the block, the Fusion Hybrid's stretching its gas-mileage envelope--and adding some plug-in, electric-only driving to the experience as well. The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and the related Fusion Energi share the same

News in brief: Ford Fusion Energi to boast 620mile range

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Ford is determined to make its new Fusion Energi (pictured) a serious contender to the dominance of the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Plug-in: and newly released statistics suggest it will be exactly that. Ford Green cars Latest news Ford Fusion Energi green cars plug-in hybrid

New software, electric motors for 2017 Ford Fusion hybrid and plug-in hybrid

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Ford has upgraded the software in its new 2017 Fusion Hybrid and Energi (plug-in hybrid) models to deliver a “more refined and engaging drive for customers,” the company announced at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). In 2015, Ford sold 24,681 Fusion Hybrid models in the US, and 9,750 Fusion Energi models, drops of 30.3% Sales of all Fusion models in the US in 2015 dropped 2.2% The 2016 Fusion Energi features a 7.6

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SimplexGrinnell Orders 200 Fusion Hybrids

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SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco International Company and provider of fire and life safety systems and services, recently ordered 200 Ford Fusion Hybrids as part of a company-wide effort to replace 25% of its sales fleet with hybrid vehicles. The 200 Fusion Hybrids support a Tyco company-wide environmental program—“Vital World”—to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water consumption by 25% over the next five years.

2017 Ford Fusion offers adaptive cruise control with automatic stop-and-go technology

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When activated, the technology uses an advanced radar-and-camera based system, which reads the road every 50 milliseconds—tracking traffic and adjusting Fusion’s cruise control according to traffic flow. The new Fusion arrives at Ford dealers this spring.

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Ford tests Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicles driving in complete darkness

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As part of its LiDAR sensor development, Ford has tested Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicles in complete darkness without headlights on desert roads, demonstrating the capability to perform beyond the limits of human drivers.

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Visteon awarded 1st production program for Fusion platform; launch expected in 2018

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Visteon Corporation has been awarded the first production program for its Fusion connected platform by a leading European-based vehicle manufacturer. Fusion: Integrates multiple systems (e.g.

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2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Energi: Software Tweaks For Drivability Improvements

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The 2017 Ford Fusion, unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, enters its fifth model year with what the industry calls a mid-cycle refresh: a few styling updates, some new standard equipment, and changes to trim levels. The mid-size sedan's hybrid and plug-in hybrid models too benefit from those changes, but electric-car buyers have wondered if the. Green Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids

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Fusion Hybrid needs to burn more gas to keep engine healthy: Ford Canada

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CHECK OUT: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Quick Winter Gas Mileage Test (Mar 2013) After a customer complained of problems. Here's a riddle to consider. When is it a good thing for a hybrid car to burn more gasoline? The answer, at least according to Ford Canada, is when the hybrid in question is driven in a cold climate, but only for short distances. Maintenance Canada

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Researcher Describes Conceptual Cold Fusion Battery, or Small Power Unit

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Professor George Miley of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and director of its Fusion Studies Lab, reported on progress toward a “cold fusion battery”—a small power unit that uses a low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) (i.e., Miley’s presentation was part of a larger cold fusion topic focus within the larger ACS national meeting. The cold fusion symposium included nearly 50 papers describing research and discoveries on the topic.

What does it take to turn a Ford Fusion Hybrid into a Police Responder?

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So what did it take to fashion a standard Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan into the 2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan that Ford introduced yesterday? The hybrid mid-size sedans sold today by Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Toyota are all tuned to provide maximum fuel economy. The company's press release was coy with actual technical. Police car Police Interceptor

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Researchers find injecting tiny grains of lithium improves performance of fusion plasmas

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The finding may quicken the development of fusion energy. High heat and pressure are crucial to fusion, a process in which atomic nuclei—or ions—smash together and release energy; this makes even a brief rise in pressure of great importance for the development of fusion energy. Conditions at the edge of the plasma have a profound effect on the superhot core of the plasma where fusion reactions take place.

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Most Plug-In Electric Car Sales, 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Panasonic Funds Gigafactory: Today's Car News

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Today, the company that sold the most plug-in electric cars worldwide in 2015 isn't one of the usual suspects, the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid get some updates, and Panasonic commits $1.6 billion to the Tesla battery "Gigafactory." All this and more on Green Car Reports. Improvements to battery cells will allow the. Today in Car News

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Ford Fusion becomes first police pursuit-rated hybrid car

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Ford made a big splash last year when it announced it would launch 13 new electrified vehicles within five years. That was widely misreported as 13 new "electric" vehicles, which is to say either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles—which isn't the case. It includes conventional hybrids as well. Today, Ford announced the second of the. police Police car

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Recycled and sustainable materials tally for the 2013 Ford Fusion

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The new 2013 Ford Fusion continues use of recycled and sustainable materials including recycled cotton from jeans, recycled car battery casings, recycled clear plastic bottles and soybeans. Fusions can contain: Denim material equivalent to slightly more than two average-sized pairs of blue jeans. The Fusion uses post-industrial, recycled cotton used as sound-absorbing material. Cloth-seat Fusion models contain the equivalent of 38.9

2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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The Ford Fusion Hybrid mid-size sedan was Ford's second hybrid vehicle after the Escape Hybrid crossover. The Fusion Hybrid, launched early in 2009 as a 2010 model, was a sensation. It handily beat the gas mileage of the competing Toyota Camry Hybrid, with ratings of 41 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, and its user information displays in the large

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ARPA-E awarding $60M to 23 projects; dry cooling and fusion power

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The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will award $60 million in funding to 23 new projects aimed at creating highly efficient and scalable dry-cooling technologies for thermoelectric power plants and developing prototype technologies to explore new pathways for fusion power. ARPA-E’s ALPHA program will develop the tools to build foundations for new pathways toward fusion power. Staged Magnetic Compression of FRC Targets to Fusion Conditions.

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Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid earns NHTSA 5-star overall safety rating

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The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid (PHEV) earned the highest possible “five-star” Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Ford Fusion and the Ford Fusion Hybrid already received five-star safety ratings. At the end of April, Ford had sold 778 units of the Fusion Energi since the PHEV went on sale in February. Other driver assist technologies available on the Fusion Energi include: Lane Keeping Assist.

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Quick Winter Gas Mileage Test

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The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is the second of Ford's two hybrid models, both all-new for 2013. The Fusion Hybrid, unlike the C-Max Hybrid compact hatchback, is a four-door mid-size sedan aimed right at the heart of a high-volume market segment. Competitors for the Fusion lineup include the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet

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2015 Ford Fusion: Smaller EcoBoost Engine, Manual Gearbox Gone

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The 2015 Ford Fusion sedan now has a simplified lineup of engines, and all of them continue to have just four cylinders--but one has gotten smaller. Time was when mid-size sedans routinely came with V-6 engines of 3.0 liters. But these days, those are rare and expensive high-end options--if they''re even offered at all. When the redesigned

Obama green-car rules, next Hyundai fuel-cell SUV, autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid: Today's Car News

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Today, the outgoing Obama administration aims to quickly enact more green-car rules, the next Hyundai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle may get a boost in range over the current Tucson Fuel Cell, and a second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous prototype will begin testing in the new year.

Valeo and Mobileye partner on front-facing camera and sensor fusion driving assistance systems

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Under the cooperation agreement, Valeo will design and industrialize a range of front-facing camera solutions and sensor fusion products using Mobileye’s EyeQ family of microprocessors and computer vision algorithms. The product portfolio will include monocular cameras for active safety applications to satisfy regulatory requirements for collision avoidance, fusion with non-scanning LED, fusion with radar and trifocal camera configurations for high-end customer functions.

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Ford reveals new plug-in Fusion

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Ford is to reveal its next generation of the Fusion sedan in the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this week, before the car goes on sale in the US later this year. Ford fusion hybrid Mondeo plug-inThe all-new car signals the next stage of development of the Mondeo too, which is to go on sale in Europe in [.].

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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When it launched early in 2009 as a 2010 model, the Ford Fusion Hybrid was a sensation. It easily outdid that year's Toyota Camry Hybrid in gas mileage, with ratings of 41 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, for a combined overall rating of 39 mpg. The new 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid is rated at 41 mpg combined.) That's not as high as the 50-mpg rating of the

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Euro VW diesel fix, 2016 Ford Fusion Energi discounts, Dutch gas-car ban: Today's Car News

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Today, a European fix for Volkswagen diesels runs into problems, the 2016 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid gets significant discounts in California, and The Netherlands considers banning sales of new internal-combustion cars in 2025. Cash-back offers on the 2016 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid spike, in.

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Gets EPA-Approved 47MPG All-Round

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After taking part in a rather unusual fuel-economy test for its non-hybrid 2013 Fusion EcoBoost, Ford has announced its 2013 Fusion Hybrid has just been awarded its official gas mileage ratings by the EPA. Just like the 2013 C-Max Hybrid, the 2013 Fusion Hybrid has been rated at 47 mpg highway, 47 mpg city, and 47 mpg combined.

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi, Tesla gigafactory opening, Apple electric-car charging: Today's Car News

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Today, we have more details on the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, a date for the grand opening of Tesla's battery "gigafactory" in Nevada, and hints that Apple may sell electric-car charging stations. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's major news with our Week in Reverse feature. We have more details on the. Today in Car News