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Creative Greenius

No this is a job for the company I’ve long been a stockholder of – Google. Because Google is smart enough to not only see the opportunity and have the wherewithal to seize it, they also know what to do with it. Google dudes, you have my gmail address.

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Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations

Green Car Reports

In a banner day for electric-car drivers, Google announced on Wednesday that it will add electric-car charging stations to Google Maps. The app will now show Tesla Supercharging stations as well as ChargePoint, EVgo, Blink, and SemaConnect networks in the U.S. as well as networks in Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. It will not include. Charging Networks

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2020 BMW i4, Google Maps chargers, Jaguar I-Pace efficiency, Tesla factory: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations. Google MapsTesla acquires land in Shanghai. Jaguar releases MPGe and range numbers for its new I-Pace electric crossover. And BMW reveals details of its upcoming electric i4. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla announced it has now acquired the land in Shanghai to build its long-awaited second.

Playing with Google Sketchup

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I thought I would take the afternoon to see if I could draw some battery boxes with Google Sketchup. You can get the Google Sketchup files for these at the Civic-EV Google Group in the files section

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Google Street View car used to spot, quantify methane leaks

Green Car Reports

Now, a Google Street View car has allowed researchers to pinpoint and quantify the severity of natural-gas leaks in five different. emissions natural gas Google Street View MethaneNatural gas is growing as a part of the world's grid mix, because its carbon per kilowatt-hour is much lower. But methane leaks that emit large volumes of climate-change gas into the air may offset that advantage.

Fourth Tesla Model X Said To Go To Google Founder Sergey Brin

Green Car Reports

Many Tesla supporters dismiss the company's continuing financial losses, claiming that Google could use its vast cash horde to rescue Tesla Motors, if need be. A biography of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, published earlier this year, claims a deal was struck with Google co-founder Sergey Brin to rescue Tesla at a time when the automaker was struggling to. Elon Musk Tesla Motors Google plug-in cars

Google Ogles Plug Ins

Plug In Partners

Philanthropy Google’s Way: Not the Usual By KATIE HAFNER New York Times Published: September 14, 2006 SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. snip) Google’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin , believe for-profit status will greatly increase their philanthropy’s range and flexibility.

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Google teaching autonomous vehicles to share road safely with cyclists

Green Car Congress

In the latest monthly report on its autonomous driving project, Google engineers outlined some of the steps they are taking to teach their self-driving cars to share the road safely with cyclists. Google autonomous cars give cyclists ample buffer room when passing.

Mercedes-Benz integrates with Google Assistant

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz announced its integration with the Google Assistant on Google Home. Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant, makes it possible to interact with the Mercedes-Benz vehicle from home. The collaboration with the Google Assistant is part of Mercedes-Benz’ long-term goal of creating an intelligent ecosystem around cars, and leveraging cutting-edge technology to make everyday life more convenient for their customers.

Tesla Had A Deal To Sell Itself To Google Til Musk Walked Away

Green Car Reports

Finance Elon Musk Tesla Motors Merger Google plug-in cars Like any startup company, Tesla Motors has had crises where the electric-car maker came very close to financial collapse. One was in 2008, when its Roadster model was late in delivery and its two-speed transmission proved unable to handle the car''s power. But a second crisis developed in late 2012 and early 2013, when sales of its Model S electric.

Google spurs electric car videos

Plugs and Cars

Rechargeit.org , Google.org's campaign for plug-in cars, has issued a call for short videos. If you've got one, explain how it works for you. If you want one, explain why. Videos are beginning to show up on youtube. Jeff U'ren drove an EV1 for three years.well, the vid tells the tale.

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Google spins off self-driving car efforts into new Alphabet business, Waymo

Green Car Congress

Google has spun off its self-driving car (SDC) efforts in a new Alphabet (Google’s parent company) business called Waymo. In a post introducing Waymo, John Krafcik noted that since 2009, Google SDC prototypes have spent the equivalent of 300 years of driving time on the road.

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Google Gets It - It's the Plug, Stupid

Plugs and Cars

With Google's street cred (Wall Street and your street,) intellectual prowess and financial clout, electricity may at long last get a seat at the table. Finally an entity is stepping up and saying unambiguously it's about electricity.

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Could Google Buy Tesla? Should It?

Green Car Reports

But last week, a Forbes contributor suggested an intriguing notion: Should search giant Google buy Tesla? Speculating on what will happen to Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] can be endlessly entertaining, and the discussions have taken up terabytes of server space already. The conventional wisdom has been that ultimately, Tesla''s backers and board will

Google self-drive cars approved in California

Green Cars News

Signed into law yesterday by the California Governor Jerry Brown, Google with now be able to test its fleet of modified Toyota Priuses as long as there is still a human being behind the wheel, [.]. Green credentials Cars Google self drivingSelf-driving cars have come a step closer to reality as a new legislation in California approved the use autonomous vehicles.

Google’s technology campaign for autonomous driving

Green Car Congress

Search engine giant Google is looking for partners within in the auto industry to help launch one of the most significant applications of artificial technology over the next several years, the self-driving car. In a keynote address to the SAE 2012 World Congress on 25 April 2012, Anthony Levandowski, Business Lead for Google’s Self Driving Car Project provided an overview of Google’s autonomous vehicle program and requested that the auto industry partner with Google on the implementation.

Google Maps acquires mapping analytics startup Urban Engines; improved urban mobility

Green Car Congress

Google Maps has acquired mapping analytics startup Urban Engines. Location analytics is an important focus for both Urban Engines and Google.

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How Google's Self-Driving Car Works

Green Car Reports

Once a secret project, Google's autonomous vehicles are now out in the open, quite literally, with the company test-driving them on public roads and, on one occasion, even inviting people to ride inside one of the robot cars as it raced around a closed course. Google's fleet of robotic Toyota Priuses has now logged more than 190,000 miles (about

Google goes green

Green Cars News

It’s probably the most famous name on the internet - yes even ahead of TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk - and now Google is going green. Its Google StreetView, which is usually built from images captured by a car driving around with a multi-directional camera, will be replaced on the roads where cars can’t go by a special StreetView Trike that only specially trained Google employees and contractors can ride.

Google and IEEE launch $1M challenge for downsized inverters

Green Car Congress

Google and the IEEE have launched the Littlebox Challenge—an open competition to design and build a small kW-scale inverter with the highest power density (of at least 50 W/in 3 , or 3.05 —Google FAQ on the challenge.

Daimler and Google deepen strategic partnership

Green Car Congress

At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Daimler and Google announced a deepening of their strategic partnership to provide Daimler with access to the Google Maps API (application programming interface) for Business for the use of cloud-based, map-related applications in Daimler vehicles and early access to other new APIs as they are developed. Google and Daimler have been working in close partnership for many years.

Google Adds Bike Directions in US to Google Maps

Green Car Congress

Google has added biking directions in the US to Google Maps. This has been the most requested addition to Google Maps, according to the company, which unveiled the new feature at the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. The new bicycling layer for Google Maps, accessible via the “More…” drop down menu at the top of the map, will display an overlay of the various bike-friendly roads and trails around town.

Daimler and Google team up for car technology

Green Cars News

Internet giant Google and German carmaker Daimler have announced that their strategic partnership will now run a little deeper. Speaking at the International Consumer Electronics Show, it was revealed that Google will provide Daimler with access to the Google Maps application programming interface (API) that will bring map-related applications directly to Daimler vehicles, while also [.].

Daimler joins with Google to research the application of quantum computing to mobility

Green Car Congress

Daimler is pursuing strategic research partnerships in the field of quantum computing, and has signed a cooperation agreement with Google in this area. The design of Google’s recent 72?qubit Bristlecone is Google’s newest quantum processor (left). Source: Google.

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Google announces first fully functional build of self-driving prototype

Green Car Congress

In a post on Google+, Google engineers announced that they have assembled a fully functional prototype for fully autonomous driving; the vehicle unveiled earlier this year was an “early mockup”. The prototype is headed for Google’s test track; engineers are targeting road-testing in Northern California in 2015.

IHS Automotive sees Google leading technology, testing, software development for autonomous driving

Green Car Congress

Google is the current technology leader in this arena, according to a report from industry analysts IHS Automotive: “Google Self-Driving Car Strategy and Implications”. This provides Google researchers additional expertise not available directly to traditional OEMs.

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Google reveals plans to build new self-driving electric cars

Green Cars News

Search giant Google has announced it is to take a bold new step and start building its own electric self-driving cars.

Aclima partnering with Google to map outdoor air quality with Street View vehicles

Green Car Congress

a San Francisco-based company that designs and deploys environmental sensor networks, is partnering with Google Earth Outreach to map and better to understand urban air quality. —Karin Tuxen-Bettman, Program Manager for Google Earth Outreach. Aclima, Inc.,

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Researchers use Google Street View cars for high-resolution air pollution mapping

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The team equipped two Google Street View vehicles with the fast-response Aclima Ei measurement and data acquisition platform and repeatedly sampled every street in a 30-km 2 area of Oakland, CA, over the course of a year, developing the largest urban air quality data set of its type.

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Infineon and Google ATAP developing technology for gesture sensing and presence detection; automotive applications

Green Car Congress

Infineon Technologies AG is working with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) to develop a sensing solution. First implementations which provide gesture recognition and presence detection capability for a range of future devices were demonstrated by Google ATAP this week at its Google I/O Developers Conference in San Francisco. Potential applications include wearables, internet of things and automotive applications.

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Hyundai collaborates with Google Assistant in further connecting homes to cars

Green Car Congress

At CES 2017, Hyundai is demonstrating compatibility with the company’s Blue Link Agent for the Google Assistant. These commands include “Ok Google, Tell Blue Link to start my Santa Fe and set the temperature to 72 degrees”, “Ok Google, Tell Blue Link to send the address of the Mandarin Oriental, in Las Vegas to my Sonata”, and “Ok Google, ask Blue Link to lock my car”. Hyundai will have more features before launching this Action on Google Home into production.

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Google's Electric, Autonomous Test Car Looks Happy, Has No Steering Wheel

Green Car Reports

But it is Google''s latest, dedicated test vehicle for its autonomous car technology--an electric, steering-wheel and This is probably not the car you''ll be whisked around cities in, in the future.

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Volvo Cars in strategic partnership with Google to build Android into next generation connected cars

Green Car Congress

Volvo Cars announced a “close” partnership with Google to develop the next generation of in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services. The large catalog of popular Android apps—developed by Google, Volvo, or third party app developer—will offer connected and predictive services in and around the car. We are making an important strategic step with the Google partnership.

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

Green Car Congress

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. —Patrick Brady, Director of Android Engineering, Google.

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Google test driver-less Prius

Green Cars News

Google is testing a self-driving car and has so far clocked up a total of 140,000 miles of driving without human intervention. Tags: Green credentials cameras DARPA Challenge driver-less Google prius trials Nonetheless the search engine firm claims that the car is still very much in an ‘experimental stage’ as it collaborates with Stanford and Carnegie Mellon University to further develop driver-less car technology. According [.].

Google expands electric car fleet with Volt and Leaf models

Green Cars News

Search engine giant, Google is expanding its fleet of plug-in cars after completing the installation of the largest corporate infrastructure in the US. Electric cars electric car fleet Gfleet Google leaf prius voltThe Silicon Valley firm is now adding 30 new plug-in cars including models of the range-extended Chevrolet Volt and the fully electric Nissan Leaf, several models of which have already been delivered [.].

Google self-drive car involved in a crash

Green Cars News

Google’s self-driving cars may have had their first accident, according to car gossip webiste Jalopnik. Green credentials accident California crash Google self-driving carsOne of the search engine giant’s converted Prius cars is believed to have been involved in a crash with another Prius. According to the Silicon-Valley giant, the car was being manually driven at the time of the crash, so has [.].

Google tests electric vehicle charging station

Green Cars News

Internet giant Google is certainly one of the world’s most forward thinking companies, so it’s no surprise to see it embrace electric vehicle technology. Currently, Google boasts several low speed electric vehicles for short range travel [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric car charging station electric vehicles Evatran Google Plugless Power charging station

Google begins talks with automakers to bring self-driving cars to market eventually

Green Car Congress

Chris Urmson, director of self-driving cars at Google, said at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit that the company has started talks with most of the world’s top automakers and assembled a team of global suppliers to speed its push to bring self-driving cars to market. Urmson confirmed that Roush, the Michigan-based engineering and specialty manufacturing company, built the podlike two-seater that Google plans to start testing on public roads this year.

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Volkswagen Group, Google partnering on quantum computing; traffic optimization, batteries, AI

Green Car Congress

The Volkswagen Group and Google will partner on research in the field of quantum computing. As part of this collaboration, a team of specialists from Volkswagen and Google will work together using a Google quantum computer. Volkswagen Group IT wants to make progress in three development areas on the Google quantum computer. Thanks to our cooperation with Google, we have taken a major step towards this goal.

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Look Ma! No Wires! Google Gets Wireless Electric Car Charger

All Cars Electric

So when software and Internet search king Google was approached by a Let’s face it: going wireless is cool. The humble phone lost its stuffy image when it lost that annoying cable, wireless computing has transformed access to the Internet and unlocking your car with keyless entry beats stumbling around in the dark for the key hole any day.

News in brief: Google gets on its bike

Green Cars News

That’s why we know environmental enthusiasts everywhere will be thrilled with the latest innovation from Google. The online search specialist has added biking directions in the US to Google Maps which includes step-by-step directions, bike trails, and a [.]. Tags: Latest news bicycles bike lanes bike trails bike-friendly roads biking directions Google Google Maps There’s one mode of transport even greener than hybrid and electric cars – and that’s the humble bicycle.

Crowdsourcing Electric-Car Innovation: Design Inverter, Win $1 Million From Google

Green Car Reports

It''s rewarding too, for any one entering the Google and IEEE ''Littlebox Challenge''--a competition to design a smaller, high power density inverter. Improving the modern electric drivetrain isn''t easy, but it''s certainly worthwhile. The prize? One million dollars. The idea behind the competition is mainly to reduce the size of inverters, according

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