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Schaeffler and IBM sign Watson IoT partnership; Industry 4.0

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Schaeffler manufactures millions of precision-engineered products that help to keep the world’s machines moving—from those that go into automotive clutch systems, to those in hybrid engines and the huge industrial bearings used in wind turbines. Industry 4.0 Big Data Industry 4.0

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RoMulus project: developing intelligent multi-sensor systems for Industry 4.0

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The RoMulus (Robust multi-sensor technology for status monitoring in Industry 4.0 applications) research project project sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is focused on simplifying and accelerating the development and use of intelligent multi-sensor systems for Industry 4.0——the Multi-sensor systems are key components for the success of Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0

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The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why

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It crops up in comments from electric-car advocates and clean-energy users fairly regularly. And it goes something like this: "Big Oil and Gas are on the verge of collapse, as clean energy and electric cars make them obsolete." Occasionally the sentiment is followed by an approving emoji. DON'T MISS: Electric cars pose little threat to oil demand. Gasoline emissions oil plug-in cars fossil fuels

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NuScale Power submits industry-first certification application for small modular reactor to NRC

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This is the first SMR DCA to be submitted to the NRC and marks a significant milestone for NuScale and the power generation industry.

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Oil and gas fracking industry targets Millennials for support

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The oil and gas industries certainly know how to tailor their messages to specific demographics. The process of hydraulic fracturing—commonly known as "fracking"—to release fossil-fuel reserves from the earth has led to a boom in U.S. production, but has also proven controversial because of environmental issues. So to shore up support. Marketing oil natural gas Social Media Millennials fossil fuels

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Early Mercedes fuel-cell driver's 'sobering assessment' to industry

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As the old saying goes, you can identify the pioneers by the arrows in their backs. Being an early adopter of new technologies can be exciting, but it can also require adaptations to fit into its limitations. Just ask David Wenger, one German proponent and driver of a Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell, the small Mercedes hatchback powered by a hydrogen. Infrastructure hydrogen Germany hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell F-Cell

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Auto industry split over halting, changing fuel-economy rules

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Just days after the presidential election, automaker lobbyists urged Donald Trump to loosen pending emissions and fuel-economy standards. Shortly after the election, a lobbying group wrote Trump asking him to change or delay an EPA decision that kept planned emissions standards for 2022 to 2025 in place. Last week, executives of 18 automakers sent. emissions government CAFE Fuel Economy transportation policy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Tesla Model S Owner Loyalty Probably Unparalleled In Industry

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There are many enthusiastic owner groups in the car world, but it's safe to say that few can rival the passion of Tesla electric-car owners. Many Tesla owners are quite vocal about their love for their cars, to the point of rallying against efforts by car dealers to block Tesla's direct-sales business in certain states. Enthusiasm like that can be. Study loyalty Brand loyalty

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MIT, Novogy team engineers microbes for competitive advantage in industrial fermentation; the ROBUST strategy

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Metabolic pathways enabling macronutrient assimilation are engineered in the desired biocatalyst (blue cells), establishing them as the dominant microorganism over nonutilizing contaminants (brown and red cells) inside the industrial bioreactor environment.

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GM and Honda to establish industry-first $85M joint fuel cell system manufacturing operation in Michigan

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General Motors and Honda are establishing the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture—Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC, FCSM)—to mass-produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company.

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Big Oil To 'Lose Control Of Auto Industry': Energy Conference

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It's not uncommon for media commenters to look at electric-car sales numbers, only to conclude that the segment is teetering on the brink of death. Electric cars will never become mainstream, they argue, because of fickle consumers who base their-car purchases on what the price of gas happens to be the moment they walk into a dealership. Yet while. oil energy policy plug-in cars energy

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Volvo Cars CEO urges government & industry to share safety-related traffic data; will skip Level 3 autonomy

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Volvo Cars is urging governments and car makers to share traffic data in order to improve global traffic safety, Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive, told a conference at the European Commission in Brussels on Monday. Sharing anonymized data related to traffic safety in real-time can provide a strong boost to overall traffic safety while safeguarding the privacy of individual road users, Samuelsson said.

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Maybe Apple and Google won't take over the car industry after all?

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car industry lies not in Detroit, but in Silicon Valley. Over the past few years, a common refrain among analysts and pundits has been that the future of the U.S. With their nimbleness and more aggressive attitudes, as well as expertise with emerging technologies related to autonomous driving and connectivity, tech companies will soon give. Apple Autonomous cars Google plug-in cars Silicon Valley self-driving cars

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Schaeffler Group sees e-mobility and digitalization as key opportunities

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The Schaeffler Group, a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier, sees e-mobility, Industry 4.0 Adding sensors to automobiles or industrial equipment generates volumes of data which have to be interpreted and converted into added value.

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Kalmar to introduce industry first fast charging solution for electric powered shuttle and straddle carriers

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will introduce the first fast charging solution for electric powered shuttle and straddle carriers. The Kalmar FastCharge solution is locally emission free and can be applied to both automated and manual operation.

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ORNL joins Power Electronics Industry Collaborative

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has joined the Power Electronics Industry Collaborative ( PEIC ); PEIC works to accelerate innovation and advocates for investment in new power electronics technologies. PEIC is open to any industry-related organization interested in participating.

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Even The Oil Industry Asks: Does Tesla Mean The End Of Hydrocarbon Fuels?

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It's not just the cars made by electric-car startup Tesla Motors, or the fact that it's the first new automaker in decades that appears to have a serious chance of long-term success. The Silicon Valley company is also viewed as a potential disruptor of established players. In just three years, the Tesla Model S has emerged to become a legitimate. oil Tesla Motors plug-in cars fossil fuels

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Ford opens portfolio of patented technologies to competitors to accelerate industry-wide electrified vehicle development

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Ford Motor Company is offering competitors access to its electrified vehicle technology patents in a move to help accelerate industry-wide research and development of electrified vehicles. As an industry, we need to collaborate while we continue to challenge each other. By sharing ideas, companies can solve bigger challenges and help improve the industry.

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UK car industry booms as its cleans up its act

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The UK automotive industry is stronger than ever and is performing to its highest ever environmental standard, according to a new report. The country’s car industry reported record turnover for last year, up more than 12 per cent to £55 billion. What’s more, exports reached record levels as the industry saw increased investment across all [.]. Green credentials car industry environment smmt UK

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AVID Technology and GKN Hybrid Power strike deal to develop EVO motor for hybrid and electric vehicle industry

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UK-based automotive cleantech firm AVID Technology Limited has signed a deal with GKN Hybrid Power to develop and manufacture electric motors for the automotive industry. As part of the license agreement, AVID will take over the development, manufacture and sale of EVO axial flux motors. Earlier post.) The production of the existing AF-130, AF-140, AF-230 and AF-240 designs has transferred to AVID’s manufacturing facility.

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Coal industry hopes to don disguise as clean-power player via carbon capture

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But the coal industry believes it needs more than an ostensibly friendly administration in Washington to survive. As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump vowed to "bring back coal" as part of a larger program to encourage greater production of fossil fuels. With coal production down and electric utilities continuing to switch to lower-cost. Environmental emissions electric utilities energy air pollution fossil fuels

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Oil Industry Will Begin To Vanish By 2030, Says New Book

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What if electric cars and renewable energy became such common parts of our society that they made the oil industry obsolete? It''s an environmentalist''s dream, and it''s also the thesis of a new book, which claims the oil industry will effectively vanish in large part within the next two decades. DON''T MISS: Will California Pioneer A World Beyond

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Luxury Plug-In Hybrids May Be A Mistake, Says German Industry Analyst

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The established German luxury carmakers are showing considerable enthusiasm for plug-in hybrids. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche all have at least one plug-in hybrid in production or nearly there--with many more on the way. In a few years, at least some members of this group will likely offer plug-in hybrid options for virtually every model. Green Germany Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Has Tesla 'Proved Electric Cars Are Better' If Public, Industry Don't Know It Yet?

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When industry analysts, financial analysts and the motoring press have all lavished praise on a car, there''s a fair chance it''s a pretty good car. That''s the case for the Tesla Model S electric car, particularly as two market analysts from Credit Suisse have seen fit to provide a point-by-point breakdown on just why the car is so good. They even

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CCM: China Li-ion industry booming; domestic outputs triples in 2015 to 15.7 GWh

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The rapid development of alternative energy vehicles in China has driven the development of the power Li-ion battery and its upstream industry. The power Li-ion battery industry and related industries have become cash cows. Major global battery suppliers have been keeping pace and speeding up bolstering their investments in China’s Li-ion industry. billion) in the Li-ion battery industry.

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VW Diesel Scandal Erodes Trust In Germany, Auto Industry Too

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The revelation that Volkswagen used "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. emissions tests shook the public's confidence in one of the world's largest carmakers. Volkswagen hasn't done much to rebuild its reputation since its cheating was first revealed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at a press conference in September. And VW may. TDI VW Germany Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Opinion: Expect A Wave Of Consolidation In The Oil Industry

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This will eventually improve the industry cash flow break even points, based on improved cost and scale and, as a result, cast doubt over the long term viability of the OPEC strategy. The revival of the US oil industry will occur after the upcoming consolidation and will reduce the number of cost inefficient players as well as the short selling in group while ultimately, self-healing the industry by improving cash flows, given the likelihood of oil remaining below $100.

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FANUC to build factory of the future using NVIDIA AI platform; self-teaching robots in the FIELD system

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FANUC collaborated on the development of FIELD with Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT-enabled digitization; Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information solutions; and Preferred Networks, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence solutions.

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2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car Will Alter Industry As Prius Did, Says Exec

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When it launched in the U.S. in 2000, the first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid was met with more than a little skepticism by the automotive establishment and the buying public. As with any new application of technology, it was unclear whether the Prius--and hybrid cars in general--would have a lasting impact or simply fizzle out. MORE: How Much

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Infineon and imec cooperate on 79 GHz CMOS radar sensor chips for the automotive industry

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Nanoelectronics research center imec and semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies are cooperating in CMOS sensor chip development. Infineon and imec are working on highly integrated CMOS-based 79 GHz sensor chips for automotive radar applications. Imec contributes its advanced expertise in high-frequency system, circuit and antenna design for radar applications thus complementing Infineon’s radar sensor chip knowledge. “We

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Tesla Model S Earns Top Score In The Industry For Total Quality

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Owners of the Tesla Model S tend to be very satisfied with their cars. You might already know that; but so far, that''s largely been anecdotal, based on reports in various ownership profiles, comments, and forums. Now all this owner ''love''—and the lack of problems—is starting to be confirmed by established surveys and metrics.

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Car industry enters ‘golden age of innovation’

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The global car industry is entering a global age of innovation according to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), making leaps and bounds in four key technology areas; powertrain, lightweight materials, connectivity and active safety (or assisted driving).

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Porsche opens new plant for eight-cylinder engines; digitalization and data management; V8s for all VW Group brands

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For example, Porsche implemented industrial transport vehicles that are user-programmable. Engines Fuel Efficiency Industry 4.0 Porsche has officially dedicated a new engine plant for eight-cylinder engines.

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Fossil fuel divestment campaigns stigmatising industry

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A campaign against the fossil fuel industry is one of the fastest growing in history, persuading more investors to remove funding from fossil fuel companies than any other divestment campaign.

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Tesla Tries To Hire Aussie Auto Engineers As Local Industry Wanes

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Could Australia''s loss be Tesla Motors'' gain? As Ford, General Motors'' Holden division, and Toyota prepare to shut down their Australian factories, the Silicon Valley electric-car maker is attempting a talent grab. DON''T MISS: Elon Musk Vs Ward''s: A Sales Battle Tesla Brought On Itself Tesla--which launched the Model S in Australia earlier this

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Future Pickup Trucks: 7 Out Of 10 Could Be Aluminum By 2025 (Says Aluminum-Industry Study)

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The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 isn''t yet on sale, but some analysts already believe it heralds an industry trend. A new study from research firm Ducker Worldwide predicts seven out of 10 pickup trucks will have aluminum bodies by 2025, the Detroit News reports. Those results should please the entity that commissioned the study, the Aluminum

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Motor industry defends diesel: Ten things you need to know about diesel

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It doesn’t seem five minutes ago that diesel was being hailed as the future thanks to its impressive economy stats and lower CO2 output. But diesel re

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Algenol signs MOU with ZYNE to produce renewable fuels in China using industrial CO2 emissions

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Algenol’s patented Direct to Ethanol technology process utilizes industrial CO 2 emissions directly from power plants as a feedstock for proprietary cyanobacteria (blue green algae) to produce the four most important renewable transportation fuels (ethanol, gas, diesel and jet). US-based algal fuels company based Algenol will partner with South China’s Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Company, Ltd.

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BMW Group leveraging digitalization in production plants; Industry 4.0

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Industry 4.0”, earlier post ). Industry 4.0: In November 2014, BMW described its introduction of an intelligent energy management data system (iEMDS) at its production sites as another example of Industry 4.0 The intelligent energy management data system is part of the BMW Group’s production concept on Industry 4.0; Industry 4.0 Some of the approaches currently under wider discussion as part of ‘Industry 4.0’ For the BMW Group, Industry 4.0

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CA Climate-Change Bill Passed, Electric Utilities To Target Oil Industry

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Let's call this one a good news, bad news, good news story. On Friday, September 11, the California Senate approved SB 350, the Clean Energy and Reduction Act--by far the most far-reaching climate change legislation enacted in the U.S. The bill's provisions codify Governor Jerry Brown's goals of generating half the energy used in the state from. oil California climate change electric utilities state laws

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