Texas A&M team develops guidelines for 3D printing of martensitic steel

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Researchers from Texas A&M University, in collaboration with scientists in the Air Force Research Laboratory, have developed guidelines that allow 3D printing of martensitic steels into very sturdy, defect-free objects of nearly any shape.

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New study confirms extensive gas leaks in the North Sea; recommends stricter guidelines for handling of abandoned wells

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The authors of the study encourage the industry to publish their data and recommend more independent emission measurements from abandoned wells in order to develop stricter guidelines and legally binding regulations for abandonment procedures.

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ClassNK releases guidelines for liquefied hydrogen carriers

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Classification society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Liquefied Hydrogen (LH 2 ) Carriers for the safe constructions and operation of LH 2 carriers based on provisions of the IMO Interim Recommendations. ClassNK has developed its Guidelines for Liquid Hydrogen Carriers which provide safety requirements for the design and construction of LH 2 carriers.

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WorldAutoSteel release v6 of Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines

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WorldAutoSteel, the automotive group of the World Steel Association, has published a major update to Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines (AHSS Guidelines), Version 6.0. AHSS Guidelines Version 6.0 WorldAutoSteel offers the AHSS Guidelines 6.0 Consequently, WorldAutoSteel technical experts have spent the past two years interacting with our membership in the US, Europe, Japan, and China to tap their expertise on our previous Guidelines version 5.0,

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NHTSA proposes guidelines to address driver distraction caused by mobile devices in vehicles

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The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed guidelines to help address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles. The release marks the second phase of voluntary guidelines to address driver distraction on US roads; the first phase, released in 2013, focused on devices or systems built into the vehicle at the time of manufacture.

2016 196

UNICEF: 300M children worldwide breathing air exceeding WHO pollution guidelines by 6x or more

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Almost one in seven of the world’s children, 300 million, live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution—six or more times higher than international guidelines set by the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO)— according to a new UNICEF report. The East Asia and Pacific region has 450 million children living in areas that exceed guideline limits.

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US DOT releases voluntary guidelines to minimize in-vehicle distractions

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The US Department of Transportation has released distraction guidelines that encourage automobile manufacturers to limit the distraction risk connected to electronic devices built into their vehicles, such as communications, entertainment and navigation devices. The guidelines include recommendations to limit the time a driver must take his or her eyes off the road to perform any task to two seconds at a time and twelve seconds total.

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EEA report finds most Europeans in cities still exposed to levels of air pollution exceeding WHO guidelines

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The European Environment Agency’s (EEA’s) “ Air quality in Europe — 2019 report ” shows that almost all Europeans living in cities are still exposed to air pollution levels that exceed the health-based air quality guidelines (AQGs) set by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Charging Station Infrastructure Requirements in India

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In this article let’s look into the infrastructure requirements and guidelines provided by the Indian government and charging station infrastructure requirements. The revised guidelines/standards for setting up a charging station were issued by the ministry of power on 1 st October 2019.

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Study: 87% of world’s population in 2013 lived in areas exceeding WHO PM2.5 guidelines

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In 2013, 87% of the world’s population lived in areas exceeding the World Health Organization (WHO) Air Quality Guideline of 10 μg/m 3 PM 2.5 87% of the global population resided in areas above the WHO guideline of 10 μg/m 3 , with essentially none of the population of China (0.4%) or India (0.01%) living in areas meeting this level. annual average), according to a major international study published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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US Department of Transportation proposes ‘distraction’ guidelines for automakers for in-vehicle electronic devices

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed guidelines to encourage automobile manufacturers to limit the distraction risk for in-vehicle electronic devices. The proposed voluntary guidelines would apply to communications, entertainment, information gathering and navigation devices or functions that are not required to safely operate the vehicle. The Phase I proposed guidelines cover certain devices installed in vehicles as original equipment that are operated by the.

2012 185

EPA Issues New Guidelines For Automaker Fuel-Economy Testing

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Monday it will issue new guidelines for fuel-economy testing. In the wake of multiple incidents of misstated window-sticker ratings, government regulators are reevaluating how carmakers test for fuel economy. The U.S. MORE: EPA To Tighten Gas-Mileage Test Rules, Audit More Ratings From Carmakers Last

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Honda revises and expands Green Purchasing Guidelines; broader scope applied to all suppliers worldwide

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revised the Honda Green Purchasing Guidelines which were formulated in 2001 to guide its environmental conservation activities in the area of purchasing. Reflecting the globalization of Honda’s purchasing practices, Honda Green Purchasing Guidelines were revised in order to apply to all parts and materials suppliers around the world. The older guidelines with a reduced scope applied only to suppliers in Japan.

2011 185

Wireless charging guidelines issued by SAE standards group

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There's been a lot of talking about wireless charging for electric cars recently. The convenience of being able to charge without plugging in may well appeal to buyers who, for whatever reasons, find plugging in a car to be an impediment. But while several companies are pursuing the technology, it isn't currently available from automakers in new. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Wireless charging

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Report: PM2.5 hits 390 µg/cubic meter in Shanghai, 5x national limit and 15.6x WHO safety guideline

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times the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) safety guideline of 25 µg/m 3. The Shanghai Daily reported that PM 2.5 concentrations peaked at 390 µg per cubic meter on Thursday—more than five times the nation’s limit of 75, and 15.6 Due to the arrival of pollutants from north, the PM 2.5 density soared to 300 micrograms by 7am from the 120 micrograms recorded at 4am, and the figure continued to rise throughout the afternoon.

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ECOtality to Develop EV Infrastructure Guidelines for British Columbia

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has been contracted by British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (BC Hydro) to develop electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure guidelines for the planning, design and installation of charging infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles. These guidelines will be applicable to several charging scenarios, including: Single Detached Dwellings (with garage, carport, street parking, etc.).

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SAE taskforce developing standards for wireless charging for plug-in vehicles; targeting first guideline by end of 2011

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The taskforce, which launched in October 2010 and began meeting in November 2010, has a goal of delivering the first SAE guideline by end of 2011 for publishing in 2012. Closed loop wireless charging diagram. Source: Jesse Schneider. Click to enlarge. SAE has launched a taskforce ( SAE J2954 ) on the “Wireless Charging of Electric and Plug-in Electric Vehicles”—i.e. EVs and PHEVs.

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Group of 285 global investors with more than $20T in assets under management calls for urgent action on investment-grade climate change and energy policies; guidelines for governments

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Saying that “ investment-grade climate change and clean energy policy is required to shift private sector investment from high-carbon to low-carbon assets ”, a group of 285 investors has urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps in the fight against climate change.

SAE taskforce J2954 on wireless charging and positioning standards looking to have final draft of guideline this year; significant industry involvement

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Under the emerging J2954 guidelines, communications for wireless charging will use DSRC. The SAE Taskforce on wireless charging and positioning of electric vehicles (SAE J2954) ( earlier post ) is progressing, and is slated to have a final draft of the guideline this year, according to the Society of Automotive Engineers, International (SAE). Source: J2954. Click to enlarge.

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New Zealand adjusts electric car guidelines

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In a bid to clear up the issues of electric car safety, New Zealand is offering new guidelines to electric car manufacturers and importers. Entitled: Deploying electric vehicles in New Zealand: A guide to the regulatory and market environment; the guidelines were put together by the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Economic Development, [.].

Carmakers get new guidelines for green claims

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A new set of guidelines has been drawn up to help automotive companies be clear and fair in their environmental claims. The Low Carbon Vehicle Patnership (LowCVP), Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and ISBA (the Voice of British Advertisers) have joined forces to launch the best practice principles for environmental claims in marketing [.].

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Guideline price revealed for Toyota Prius Plug-in

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Toyota has revealed that its new Prius Plug-in hybrid will cost less than £31,000 when it launches in the UK in 2012. This figure is before any incentives are taken into account, such as the £5,000 Ultra-Low Carbon Vehicle grant scheme run by the Government. Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) tax rate for company car users is expected [.]. Toyota plug-in price prius

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Phoenix Motorcars deploys electric cargo truck to service family-owned business in Sacramento

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C&V Contractors was the first zero emission truck replacement project approved by the Sac Metro Air District under the new Sacramento Emergency Clean Air Transportation (SECAT) guidelines.

Global study links daily exposure to ozone pollution to increased risk of death

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100 µg/m 3 , World Health Organization guideline; 120 µg/m 3 , European Union directive; 140 µg/m 3 (about 0.070 parts per million); National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) in the US; 160 µg/m 3 Chinese Ambient Air Quality Standard (CAAQS).

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Toshiba delivers mobile 30 kW hydrogen fuel-cell system to fuel-cell ship

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The system complies with the safety guidelines formulated by MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan). The achievements from this validation experiment will be verified using the safety guidelines for fuel cell ships by the MLIT. Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) has delivered a mobile 30kW hydrogen fuel cell system to a fuel cell ship.

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Harvard study links short-term exposure to PM2.5 with risks of common but rarely studied causes of hospital admissions; substantial economic costs

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levels were below the WHO air quality guideline. and many diseases, even at levels below the WHO guideline and, nationally, the National Ambient Air Quality Standards in the US, suggests that both sets of guidelines should be reviewed and updated.

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Yanmar conducts field demonstration test for maritime hydrogen fuel cell system

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The boat is the first to officially comply with the safety guidelines for hydrogen fuel cell vessels formulated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan. Yanmar Holdings Co., and its subsidiary Yanmar Power Technology Co.,

Landi Renzo USA secures CARB certification for heavy duty 7.3L CNG/RNG engine; F-450/550, F-650/750, F-53/59 and E-450

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During this multi-year effort, Landi Renzo USA, in partnership with Ford Motor Company, conducted extensive engine and vehicle testing to meet the stringent Ford Q-185 gaseous prep guidelines and demonstrate full useful life durability.

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AYRO launches low-speed Electric Vaccine Vehicle

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AYRO, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of light-duty, short-haul, and last-mile delivery electric vehicles (EVs), has launched the Electric Vaccine Vehicle (EVV).

Yanmar developing hydrogen fuel cell system for maritime applications

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Yanmar Holdings Co., and its subsidiary Yanmar Power Technology Co., announced the development of a hydrogen fuel cell system for maritime applications based on fuel cell technology for automobiles, as part of efforts to offer environment-friendly powertrain solutions.

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Resource Watch releases new data-driven Air Quality Dashboard

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It is linked to some seven million premature deaths every year, and 91% of the world’s population lives in areas where air pollution exceeds WHO guidelines.

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Study: air pollution causes 800,000 extra deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide

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As a result of these findings, the researchers say that national governments and international agencies must take urgent action to reduce air pollution, including re-evaluating legislation on air quality and lowering the EU’s current limits on the annual average levels of air pollution to match the WHO guidelines. times higher than the WHO guideline of 10 ?g/m g/m 3 should be adjusted downwards to the WHO guideline of 10 ?g/m

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BYD 60-foot battery-electric bus completes full Altoona Pass/Fail test

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BYD achieved a first when its 60-foot battery-electric articulated transit bus completed durability road testing under the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) new Pass/Fail guidelines at the Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pa. BYD’s K11M became the first battery electric transit bus of its size to complete the full 15,000-mile durability test in an impressive 106 days, setting the bar high for all other bus manufacturers. A report on the testing is pending.

2019 256

U.S. to Allow Cars Without Steering Wheels

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New voluntary guidelines from NHTSA will allow cars specifically designed for Level 4 autonomous driving on the road. transportation transportation/self-driving

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Rolls-Royce completes ground-testing of technology set to power the world’s fastest all-electric plane: ACCEL

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The team has been developing the technology while adhering to the UK Government’s social distancing and other health guidelines; the systems will soon be integrated into Rolls-Royce’s ‘Spirit of Innovation’ plane.

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EPIC index finds air pollution reduces global life expectancy by 1.8 years; single greatest threat to human health

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The Index also illustrates how air pollution policies can increase life expectancy when they meet the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guideline for what is considered a safe level of exposure, existing national air quality standards, or user-defined air quality levels. billion people, live in areas where particulate pollution exceeds the WHO guideline. In the United States, about a third of the population lives in areas not in compliance with the WHO guideline.

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NYK conducts maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) trial with pure car truck carrier

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NYK has conducted what it says is the world’s first Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) trial performed in accordance with the IMO’s Interim Guidelines for MASS trials.

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WHO links 7 million premature deaths annually to air pollution; 12.5% of total global deaths

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Later this year, WHO will release indoor air quality guidelines on household fuel combustion, as well as country data on outdoor and indoor air pollution exposures and related mortality, plus an update of air quality measurements in 1,600 cities from all regions of the world. The 2005 “WHO Air quality guidelines” offer global guidance on thresholds and limits for key air pollutants that pose health risks. WHO PM Guideline Values. The current guideline value is 100 ?g/m

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14 global automakers reach agreement on standards for suppliers on key responsibility issues

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The following guidelines clearly describe our expectations towards business ethics, working conditions, human rights, and environmental performance, for our suppliers as well as their subcontractors and suppliers. The guidelines, which are based on fundamental principles of social and environmental responsibility that are compliant with local law and consistent with international expectations, were first developed by AIAG in 2009, in collaboration with Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda and Toyota.

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European Commission opens investigation into proposed public support for Samsung SDI battery plant in Hungary

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EU State aid rules, in particular the Commission's 2014 Regional State Aid Guidelines, enable Member States to support economic development and employment in the EU’s disadvantaged regions and to foster regional cohesion in the Single Market. The Commission has doubts at this stage that the planned aid support of €108 million to Samsung SDI in Göd complies with all relevant criteria of the Regional Aid Guidelines: the Commission has doubts whether the measure has an “incentive effect”.

Study estimates ~4M children worldwide develop asthma each year because of NO2 air pollution

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The World Health Organization calls air pollution a major environmental risk to health and has established Air Quality Guidelines for NO 2 and other air pollutants. The researchers estimate that most children lived in areas below the current WHO guideline of 21 parts per billion for annual average NO 2. They also found that about 92% of the new pediatric asthma cases that were attributable to NO 2 occurred in areas that already meet the WHO guideline.

2019 290

Electrify America, Kia Motors America offer DC fast charging plan for Kia Niro EV drivers

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While we will continue to offer ways to facilitate the mobility of EV drivers with our rapidly expanding ultra-fast nationwide charging network, we encourage all our customers to stay at home as much as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, and abide by all government and CDC guidelines.

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POET outlines lessons from 4-year long startup of Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol project

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Further, POET/DSM, in collaboration with USDA and NLAE (National Laboratory for Agriculture and The Environment, Ames IA) conducted research that concluded with specification of stover harvest guidelines. The guidelines took into consideration prevention of wind and water induced soil erosion, maintaining proper SOC (Soil Organic Carbon) and sustain or improve chemical and physical properties associated with soil growth.

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