US motorcoach industry closures surge in 2020

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The American Bus Association (ABA) has released motorcoach industry closure data gathered from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Our industry is unique, and we need a bridge to a time of recovery, which is at least 12 to 24 months away.

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Groupe Renault and Google Cloud partner to accelerate Industry 4.0

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Groupe Renault and Google Cloud announced a new industrial and technology partnership to accelerate the digitization of Groupe Renault’s industrial system and of Industry 4.0 A recognized contributor to Industry 4.0, Groupe Renault has been developing its own digital platform since 2016 to connect and to aggregate industrial data from 22 Group sites worldwide (representing 76% of vehicle production) and more than 2,500 machines. AI Industry 4.0

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Volkswagen bringing additional partners to Industrial Cloud; 11 in first step

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Volkswagen, together with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and integration partner Siemens, is opening up the Industrial Cloud ( earlier post ) to other manufacturing and technology companies. With the Industrial Cloud we are creating a platform allowing partners to contribute their solutions.

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Volkswagen factories in the US and Mexico to link up with the Industrial Cloud

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Volkswagen plans to connect its production facilities in Chattanooga (TN), Puebla and Silao (Mexico) with the global Industrial Cloud initiative from the Volkswagen Group and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Industry 4.0

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BASF and IntelliSense.io partner to accelerate the mining industry’s digital transformation

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Global chemical company BASF and IntelliSense.io, a leading industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced an exclusive partnership which will combine their expertise in mineral processing, ore beneficiation chemistry and industrial AI technology. Industry 4.0

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Researchers and industry present interim results of the MethanQuest project

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—Norbert Brackmann, Member of the German Bundestag and Federal Government Coordinator for the maritime industry.

Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services to develop Industrial Cloud; open industry platform

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Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will develop the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud together. In the future, the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud will combine the data of all machines, plants and systems from all 122 facilities of the Volkswagen Group. By leveraging Amazon Web Services technology and services, Volkswagen is creating its Industrial Cloud as an open industry platform which other partners from industry, logistics and sales may use in the future.

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Siemens to be integration partner for Volkswagen Industrial Cloud

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The Siemens technology group will be the integration partner for the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud. Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services (AWS) earlier this week announced the development of the Industrial Cloud; in the future, the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud will combine the data of all machines, plants and systems from all 122 facilities of the Volkswagen Group. Apart from the applications and apps of the MindSphere platforms, this will also include industrial edge solutions.

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Thailand’s EV industry growing rapidly

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According to the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand, the number of companies that are part of Thailand’s electric vehicle industry has risen significantly since 2015, from 76 to 420 in 2019.

MAN Energy launches industry consortium to develop medium-speed, ammonia-fueled engine

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Initiated by MAN with partners from industry and research institutes, it aims to define the steps necessary to produce a dual-fuel, medium-speed engine capable of running on diesel-fuel and ammonia. MAN Energy Solutions has begun the ‘AmmoniaMot’ project.

Roskill: Rising prices could be new norm for lithium industry

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Falling sales in H2 2019 in China, the largest market for EVs, and a global reduction in sales caused by lockdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic in H1 2020 slowed lithium demand growth, impacting demand from both battery and industrial applications. In its second quarterly update to its Lithium: Outlook to 2030, 17 th Edition report, Roskill maintains the view that future refined lithium supply will remain tight, with a period of sustained supply deficit in the mid-2020s.

Motor Coach Industries unveils its first battery-electric luxury coach in the N American market: J4500 CHARGE

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NFI Group subsidiary Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has unveiled the new zero-emission, battery-electric J4500 CHARGE coach. The J4500 CHARGE features brighter, more spacious interiors with industry-leading legroom.

Electric Vehicle Industry Associations – Joining Forces to Drive Adoption

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That’s where EV industry associations come in. The organizations’ annual conferences and webinars promote information sharing among eMobility leaders to drive the industry forward. Blog EV charging infrastructure EV industry E-Mobility EV Charging

Capgemini and Audi launch XL2 joint venture to support digital transformation of auto industry

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XL2 was founded by Audi and Capgemini to support the automotive industry in digital transformation tasks. The joint venture that focuses on consulting and technology services for cloud and SAP S/4HANA includes industry solutions such as SAP Leonardo. Industry 4.0 Capgemini and Audi have launched a joint venture: XL2. Following regulatory approvals, the company was founded at the end of April.

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thyssenkrupp to supply 20MW electrolysis plant to CF Industries for green hydrogen for green ammonia production

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thyssenkrupp has signed a contract with Illinois-based CF Industries to supply a 20 megawatt alkaline water electrolysis plant to produce green hydrogen at their Donaldsonville, Louisiana, manufacturing complex.

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Volkswagen opens IT Center in the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden; Volkswagen Industrial Cloud

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In Software Development Center Production (SDC Production), up to 80 newly hired IT specialists will be working on the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud. In the future, the Industrial Cloud will link all 122 Group-wide Volkswagen production facilities. The Industrial Cloud brings together data from all factories. The Industrial Cloud is being established together with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Industry 4.0

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Geologists discover new path to rare earth mineral formation; implications for green energy and tech industries

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Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have shed new light on the formation mechanisms of a rare earth-bearing mineral that is in increasingly high demand across the globe for its use in the green energy and tech industries.

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EVs Have Given Asian Suppliers Unrivaled Industrial Might

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Seen by some as a moral imperative, electrification is swiftly changing the dynamics of the automotive industry. The post EVs Have Given Asian Suppliers Unrivaled Industrial Might appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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Industry & environmentalists tell EU the future of shipping fuel is green hydrogen and ammonia

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The EU should promote the use of green hydrogen and ammonia by ships as part of its upcoming maritime fuel law, major shipping industry players and environmentalists have told the European Commission. In a public letter , shipping companies DFDS, CMB and Viking Cruises, commodities trader Trafigura, and green group Transport & Environment (T&E) say green hydrogen and ammonia are sustainable and can be produced in sufficient quantities to decarbonise the industry.

BMW Group increasing use of digitalization and Industry 4.0 in production logistics

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The BMW Group is increasingly relying on innovations from the fields of digitalization and Industry 4.0 We are already working with tomorrow’s Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0 in production logistics. The focus is on applications such as logistics robots, autonomous transport systems at plants and digitalization projects for an end-to-end supply chain.

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Chart Industries invests $25M for 5% stake in Transform Materials; strategic commercial hydrogen MOU

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Chart Industries Inc., a leading global manufacturer of liquefaction and cryogenic equipment serving multiple applications in the clean energy and industrial gas end markets, including hydrogen, has invested $25 million in Transform Materials for 5% of its equity.

bp & Ørsted to produce green H2 at Lingen refinery; industrial-scale electrolyzer powered by offshore wind

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project for industrial-scale production of green hydrogen via the electrolysis of water using ?renewable power, industry and transport sectors, especially those that are hard-to-electrify or ?expensive-to-electrify. technologies, focusing particularly on energy-intensive industries.

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Volkswagen Group to add 15 more plants to Industrial Cloud this year

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The Volkswagen Group is pushing ahead with the integration of its plants into the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud; the aim is to further improve the efficiency of the plants and reduce production costs. From 2016 to 2025, Volkswagen intends to boost the productivity of its plants by 30% and the Industrial Cloud will be a key lever for achieving this objective, said Walker. The Industrial Cloud is built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Siemens is the integration partner.

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Euro Parliament report analyzes Industry 4.0 potential

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The European Parliament has release an analysis of the Industry 4.0 The study assesses the rationale for public intervention and outlines measures that could be adopted to increase the gains and limit the threats from Industry 4.0. This document was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and prepared by Policy Department A: Economic and Scientific Policy of the European Parliament. Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0

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Samsung Heavy Industries and Bloom Energy sign joint development agreement for SOFC-powered ships

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Solid-oxide fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a part of Samsung Group, have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) to design and to develop fuel cell-powered ships.

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ExOne and Ford announce automotive industry’s first binder jet 3D printing & high-density sintering of aluminum

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This is a breakthrough in making 3D printed and sintered parts for the auto industry.

Roskill sees recovery in lithium industry, buoyed by demand from rechargeable battery applications

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Despite the trend toward transportation electrification, the lithium industry has had a rough few years. However, Roskill believes that the closure of Altura Mining, the latest casualty of the period of falling lithium prices, may represent a turning point for the lithium industry.

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In Europe, industry and environmentalists call for binding targets for infrastructure for zero-emission trucks

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The common industry/NGO request comes ahead of the expected review of Europe’s Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID) this year. Our industry is fully committed to the Green Deal and therefore carbon-neutral road freight transport by 2050 at the latest. Truck makers and environmentalists have joined forces to push for the deployment of 11,000 charging points for electric trucks across the EU by 2025, rising to 42,000 by 2030.

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Nidec to acquire Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool to support push into EV drives; E-Axle

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Nidec Corporation’s Board of Directors approved a resolution to acquire the shares of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., After completion of the acquisition, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool will become Nidec-Shimpo’s third main business.

Arrival and Uber to collaborate on EV for ride-hailing industry; based on Small Vehicle Platform

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Commercial electric vehicle company Arrival is partnering with Uber to develop an affordable, purpose-built electric vehicle (EV) for ride-hailing drivers. The Arrival Car is expected to enter production in Q3 2023. Arrival went public in March; the Arrival Car is the realization of the Small Vehicle Platform (SVP) referenced in the company’s Investor Deck. As described, the SVP will support ranges between 100-300 km depending upon the configuration, and support a payload of 450-800 kg.2023.

Lucid Air achieves industry-best 0.21 coefficient of drag

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Designed to service customers from both the production vehicle and race car industries, Windshear’s tunnel features a closed-air circuit, temperature-controlled system built around a rolling road.

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Airbus and LM Industries create mobility startup Neorizon; digital manufacturing

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Airbus and LM Industries, the the parent company of Local Motors and Launch Forth, have formed Neorizon to provide disruptive and innovative products with an initial focus on local mobility and autonomy. —Jay Rogers, CEO and founder of LM Industries. We’ve been working with LM Industries’ team at Local Motors since early 2016 when we realized the unique value proposition surrounding direct digital manufacturing and open-source design.

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Shipping industry companies launch new zero-carbon shipping research center

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A group of leading shipping industry companies are taking the next step to develop new fuel types and technologies by launching the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. Møller - Mærsk, Cargill, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NYK Lines and Siemens Energy. As an independent research center, it will work across the entire shipping sector with industry, academia and authorities.

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CF Industries to build green ammonia plant in Louisiana

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CF Industries’ Board of Directors has approved a green ammonia project at the company’s flagship Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex to produce approximately 20,000 tons per year of green ammonia. CF Industries is a leading global manufacturer of hydrogen and nitrogen products for clean energy, emissions abatement, fertilizer, and other industrial applications. —Tony Will, president and CEO, CF Industries.

Greenius Calls For Nationalizing Oil & Gas Industry & Seizing Their Assets As Sierra Club Applauds

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SuperTurbo Technologies Inc. appoints Ricardo to support product industrialization

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Under the new contract, Ricardo will support SuperTurbo Technologies by providing product industrialization expertise to help in planning the route to commercial manufacture of the SuperTurbo system. SuperTurbo Technologies Inc.

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Schaeffler and IBM sign Watson IoT partnership; Industry 4.0

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Leading automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with IBM to accelerate the digital transformation of its entire operations and customer solutions using Watson’s cognitive intelligence and insight from billions of sensors that make up the Internet of Things (IoT). The goal is to build virtual models representing entire industrial systems enabling new approaches to product design, manufacturing and aftersales service.

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Hyundai signs MOU with South Korean government and industry partners to demo EV battery leasing business

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Hyundai Motor signed the MOU with South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy as well as Hyundai Glovis, LG Energy Solution and KST Mobility for the rental of electric taxi batteries and the sustainable reuse of EV batteries in energy storage systems (ESS).

Dürr building smart and resource-efficient paint shop at San Luis Potosí in Mexico for BMW Group; Industry 4.0

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Dürr is building a paint shop in Mexico for the BMW Group that meets the requirements for connected Industry 4.0 In terms of the paint shop layout, Dürr relies on a simple industrial building without intermediate levels in conjunction with multi-functional body stores with high-bay storage technology. Industry 4.0 production. This plant, featuring the first integrated smart factory concept from Dürr, is being built at the San Luis Potosí site.

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Roskill: Niobium industry looking for a future beyond steel; Li-ion batteries a possibility

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Niobium is a metal primarily used by the steel industry as a ferroalloy strengthening element. Adding niobium reduces the amount and weight of steel required, an important feature for the automotive industry but also for infrastructure.

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Amsted Industries forms automotive group to focus on electric and traditional vehicle markets

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Amsted Industries, a diversified designer and manufacturer of industrial solutions serving the railroad, vehicular and construction markets with a global footprint spanning 65 facilities in 10 countries across 6 continents, is bringing together two of its century-old, core Tier 1 automotive supply business units—Means Industries and Burgess Norton—to form the Amsted Automotive Group (AAG). —Stephen Smith, Chairman, President and CEO, Amsted Industries.

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New industry collaboration for hydrogen trucking at mass-market scale in Europe: H2Accelerate

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Achieving a large-scale roll-out of hydrogen-fueled trucks is expected to create new industries: zero-carbon hydrogen production facilities, large-scale hydrogen distribution systems, a network of high-capacity refuelling stations for liquid and gaseous hydrogen, and the production of the hydrogen-fueled trucks. Daimler Truck AG, IVECO, OMV, Shell and the Volvo Group have committed to work together to help create the conditions for the mass-market roll-out of hydrogen trucks in Europe.

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Ricardo joins Digital Twin Consortium; targeting multiple transportation/mobility industries

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Led by a steering committee consisting of founders Ansys, Dell, Lendlease and Microsoft, the open-membership Consortium represents an international ecosystem of industry leaders that are influencing digital twin development, usage and standards requirements. Digital Twin Consortium members, including Groundbreaker member Ricardo, will develop and apply best practices to advance the use of digital twin technology across industries.

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