Update to Azure Dynamics DMOC Information

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I've been receiving several requests this past year for the FTP site that contains the information on the Azure Dynamic DMOC445 controller. I just received word from Azure Dynamics that they posted all this relevant information online here: [link] drive/TractionMotorswithDigitalMotorControllers.htm Have a great Holiday Season!

2009 100

More Informed Car Buyers Don't Need Salesmen, But 'Facilitators'

Green Car Reports

Car buyers today have far more information than they did just 15 years ago, and they're using it. They can find some information on dealer invoice prices--though not necessarily all the various incentives that particular dealer may have. Google says that three-quarters of all auto shoppers now do hours of research before they ever visit a dealer.

2015 74

DOE releases request for information on multi-sector uses of hydrogen; H2@Scale

Green Car Congress

At the H2@ Scale project ( earlier post ) kickoff meeting in Chicago, EERE’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Steven Chalk announced the release of a request for information (RFI) soliciting stakeholder feedback on opportunities to enable high volume production and multi-sector use of hydrogen.

2018 70

BMW offering Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI)

Green Car Congress

BMW is offering an advanced traffic information system that gives fast, accurate and reliable data about road conditions. Real-Time Traffic Information. Currently, BMW owners have to rely on the radio-based Traffic Message Channel (TMC) for information on traffic disruptions.

2011 106

2016 Toyota Prius: Some Model And Trim Level Information Revealed

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid has made its world debuts and should arrive at U.S. dealers starting around January. But specific details have been surprisingly sparse. Yesterday, Toyota released a few specifications at an event in Japan. Now, we've learned more about the car's different trim levels and paint colors. DON'T MISS: 2016 Toyota Prius: A. Fuel Economy

2015 69

Green light for Audi traffic information system

Green Cars News

Revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show back in January, Audi''s online traffic light information system is now production ready: and could soon be in every Audi model, based on government legislation.

2014 65

Nissan LEAF US reservation information

Green Cars News

Yesterday we told you when the Nissan LEAF would come to the UK (see article) and today we have further information on its US debut. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan Nissan LEAF US Nissan LEAF information US Nissan LEAF pricing information US Nissan LEAF release date Nissan North America will begin taking reservations for the all-electric car on April 20. Customers simply need to put down a fully refundable $99 to kick off the reservation process, which [.].

Audi launches Traffic Light Information V2I service in the US starting in Las Vegas

Green Car Congress

Audi is the first manufacturer to launch Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology in the US, with the deployment of Traffic Light Information in select 2017 Audi A4, Q7 and allroad models in Las Vegas. The launch of this technology is another in a long list of firsts for Audi that have positioned us as the industry leader in connectivity solutions V2I applications and services like Traffic Light Information are essential components as we continue to move toward an autonomous future.

Toyota to launch new “Big Data Traffic Information Service” in Japan

Green Car Congress

T-Probe traffic information (Traffic congestion status shown with color coding). Concurrently, the existing smart G-BOOK telematics service for smartphones will be upgraded to allow private users access to Big Data Traffic Information Service content.

2013 125

DOE issues Request for Information on hydrogen infrastructure RD&D

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has issued a request for information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0001626 ) to obtain feedback from stakeholders regarding deployment of hydrogen fueling stations, delivery infrastructure, and barriers and activities to pursue in both the near and longer term.

2016 60

Ford and PlugShare partner on real-time charging station information

Green Car Congress

Ford is partnering with PlugShare, an aggregator of public charge stations, to provide real-time charge station information to drivers of Ford’s plug-in vehicles. In addition to aggregating publicly available lists of charging stations from a variety of sources, PlugShare incorporates crowd-sourced information from users to provide the most comprehensive dataset available.

2013 94

DOE requests information on biofuels & bioproducts process pilot verification capabilities

Green Car Congress

The purpose of this request for information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0001526 ) is to develop a comprehensive list of locations that exist as (or are willing to act as) pilot- or process development-scale multi-user facilities for biofuels and bio-based products, chemicals, and intermediates, including synthesis gas, cellulosic sugars, bio-oil, hydrogen, biogas, and methane.

2016 60

Audi says traffic light information system production ready; potential for 15% reduction in CO2 emissions

Green Car Congress

Audi says that its Online traffic light information system, demonstrated in an Audi A6 as part of a technology display at the Consumer Electronics Show in January in Las Vegas, is production ready and could be fitted to every Audi model in the range subject to the necessary government legislation.

First ever Nissan Leaf car fire a puzzle, no solid information known

National Green Transportation

On Wednesday a video was posted to YouTube showing a Nissan Leaf fully engulfed in fire. The video description claims it was taken in "North Texas" Over on the My Nissan Leaf forum a discussion says

2015 91

Volkswagen Dynamic Road Sign Display delivers current speed limit information in real time

Green Car Congress

The driver is provided with up-to-date information. To make sure that the information is as accurate as possible, the on-board computer compares three sources: traffic signs detected by the camera; information from the navigation device; and current vehicle data.

2016 71

Audi introducing first vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service: Traffic light information system

Green Car Congress

Traffic light information, an Audi connect PRIME feature, enables the car to communicate with the infrastructure in select cities and metropolitan areas across the US. The car receives real-time signal information from the advanced traffic management system that monitors traffic lights.

2016 78

NIRA Dynamics, InfoCar expand availability of Road Surface Information software with OBD plug-in

Green Car Congress

Sweden-based NIRA Dynamics, a software company developing sensor-fusion-based systems for different vehicle applications, is rolling out its Road Surface Information (RSI) software more broadly, in partnership with InfoCar AB.

2016 78

Toyota displaying information-hub vehicle concept at Tokyo Motor Show

Green Car Congress

This allows the entire vehicle to function as a terminal for displaying messages or other information. Content such as navigation information is blended into the interior through the use of augmented reality.

2011 96

Suzuki and Toyota to explore business partnership; environment, safety, and information technology

Green Car Congress

On the other hand, although Toyota has been working on R&D in the environment, safety, and information technology fields, Toyota is conscious of the fact that it may be behind competitors in North America and Europe when it comes to the establishment of standardizations and partnership with other companies. Technical competition, such as in the area of information technologies, has been changing drastically at an unprecedented speed.

2016 76

California ARB holding informational meeting on feasibility of measuring LEV III PM mass standards

Green Car Congress

The meeting is informational only, with no Board action anticipated. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will conduct a public meeting on 22 October to hear an update from ARB staff on the feasibility of measurement of LEV III particulate matter (PM) standards.

2015 94

DOE issues Request for Information on hydrogen storage for onboard vehicle applications

Green Car Congress

2016 78

Honda begins joint research with Boston University in information security for AI; secure MPC

Green Car Congress

In order to enable AI to cooperate with people, personal information about the users must be collected and analyzed. This information must be protected. To accelerate its research in the area of information security, Honda has chosen the Rafik B. Honda Research Institute (HRI), a Honda R&D subsidiary, and Boston University have agreed to begin joint research in the area of data security and privacy for artificial intelligence (AI) research.

Siemens equipping EV with new information and communications technology concept developed by RACE project

Green Car Congress

Siemens will equipping an electric car with a completely redesigned information and communications technology (ICT). Armin Schnettler from Siemens’ central research department and Prof.

2014 102

Electrify America calls for comments, proposals and recommendations to inform $500M Cycle 2 of investments in ZEV infrastructure and education

Green Car Congress

Electrify America, which is building a robust national charging network and increasing electric vehicle awareness across the United States ( earlier post ), has issued a call for comments, proposals and recommendations that provide guidance and data to help guide the company’s next set of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) investments in California and across the country.

2018 60

DOE issues request for information on gas clean-up for fuel cell applications

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has issued a request for information ( DE-FOA-0001331 ) to obtain feedback and opinions from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on the report findings from the Gas Clean-up for Fuel Cell Applications Workshop.

2015 84

Audi begins providing individual customer information on vehicles affected by emissions testing cheat

Green Car Congress

Audi customers will be informed in the coming weeks and months about how their cars will be retrofitted. Audi has implemented a feature on its national Audi websites that will allow a customer to enter his or her Audi’s VIN number to determine whether or not that particular Audi has the software defeat device for emissions testing. The functionality is now available in Germany on www.audi.de ; Audi will roll it out in the coming week to its other worldwide markets.

2015 75

BMW introducing On-Street Parking Information service this year; connected vehicles and predictive algorithms

Green Car Congress

The BMW Group will introduce its new On-Street Parking Information service—which enables users to track down a free parking space more quickly in urban areas—in future BMW production models, initially in Germany and the USA from the end of 2016. On-Street Parking Information is a new navigation service from the BMW Group that uses intelligent algorithms as the basis for detecting vacant on-street parking spaces.

2016 64

First ever Nissan Leaf car fire a puzzle, no solid information known

National Green Transportation

On Wednesday a video was posted to YouTube showing a Nissan Leaf fully engulfed in fire. The video description claims it was taken in "North Texas" Over on the My Nissan Leaf forum a discussion says

2015 67

Ford 2017 trends report: disruption the status quo, “never more difficult” to find objective information

Green Car Congress

At a time in which truthfulness tends to be subjective, two-thirds of adults say it never has been harder to find objective, fact-based information, while just 55% say what they put on social media is what they really think. Key findings from this year’s report include: With a heightened focus on truth and transparency, roughly two-thirds of adults worldwide say it has never been more difficult to find information that is objective.

California online dashboard provides information about PEV buyers; importance of incentive funds, $130M from California paid out to date

Green Car Congress

Relative importance of various information avenues while shopping for a vehicle. Survey results show the importance of incentives in PEV purchases. Click to enlarge.

2014 123

Porsche Communication Management in Europe now features real-time traffic information

Green Car Congress

The real-time traffic information gives drivers a constant overview of the current traffic volume in their vicinity, at their destination and along the route entered in the navigation menu. Beginning in September, all new vehicles with Porsche Communication Management (PCM 3.1) and the option “online services”—now available free of charge in Europe—can be connected with a smartphone and access a new real-time new traffic service without any additional charge.

2015 75

SkyBitz and PSI collaborate to deliver integrated trailer tire pressure and location information for fleets

Green Car Congress

SkyBitz, a provider of remote asset tracking and information management solutions, and PSI, a leading provider of automatic tire inflation systems, announced a strategic collaboration resulting in an integrated trailer solution. Joint customers will be provided with integrated tire inflation data alongside asset information for managing their fleets.

2015 71

BMW, Toyota Release More Information On Green Engine Partnership

Green Car Reports

Earlier this week our sister site Motor Authority reported that the European arms of BMW and Toyota had plans to work together on exchanging diesel and hybrid car technology in a mutually beneficial agreement. Now the two firms have outlined the full details of the agreement in a press conference held earlier today at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

2011 59

DOE issues request for information for Grand Challenges in Subsurface Engineering

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a request for information for Grand Challenges in Subsurface Engineering ( DE-FOA-0001135 ). Data telemetry methods for transmission of downhole information to the surface continuously, over long time durations (years). Naturally-occurring seismicity is a phenomenon common on plate margins and in regions of intra-plate strain accumulation, and provides critical information about the structure, composition and behavior of the subsurface.

2014 84

DOE issues Request for Information on aggregating purchases of alternative fuel vehicles

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a request for information ( DE-FOA-0001312 ) to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to purchasing/procurement processes designed to coordinate and consolidate bulk alternative fuel vehicle (AFV), advanced vehicle orders, and vehicle subsystems.

2015 74

Volvo Cars providing 1,000 test vehicles for Scandinavian cloud-based project for sharing road surface information

Green Car Congress

Volvo Cars, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration are collaborating on a development and demonstration project to enable cars to share information through a cloud-based network about conditions that relate to road friction (such as icy patches). The Road Surface Information (RSI) system combines the latest generation of climate models, advanced analysis of vehicle data and a detailed statistical analysis of road sections.

2015 71

DOE issues request for information on a Hydrogen Technology Showcase and Training (HyTeST) station

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued a request for information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0001555 ) to obtain feedback from stakeholders regarding the construction and benefits of a National Hydrogen Technology Showcase and Training (HyTeST) station. DOE is also seeking information from potential partners who can contribute to the station by providing equipment, time, and/or funding.

2016 60

DOE requesting information on critical energy materials, including fuel cell platinum group metal catalysts

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a Request for Information (RFI) on critical materials in the energy sector, including fuel cell platinum group metal catalysts. The information received from the RFI will be used to update the analyses in DOE’s Critical Material Strategy Reports that were released in 2010 and 2011.

NHTSA issues formal request for detailed information from Tesla on Model S battery pack

Green Car Congress

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a formal—and legally enforceable—request for detailed information from Tesla Motors for the agency’s preliminary investigation into the battery pack of the Model S in the wake of two vehicle fires caused by impact with road debris. In investigating these incidents, the KBA reviewed Tesla’s responses to their inquiries, as well as other information.

2013 84

DOE issues request for information on medium- and heavy-duty fuel cell electric truck targets

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has issued a request for information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0001600 ) to obtain feedback and opinions from truck operators, truck and storage tank manufacturers, fuel cell manufacturers, station equipment designers, and other related stakeholders on issues related to medium- and heavy-duty (MD and HD) fuel cell electric truck targets.

2016 60

Energy secretary reveals electric vehicle charger information

Green Cars News

Now US Energy Secretary Steven Chu has revealed the information. Ever wondered how many electric vehicle chargers have been installed as part of the Recovery Act? He reports that 1,800 electric vehicle chargers have been installed to date with Coulomb Technologies, ECOtality and General Motors among those moving forward thanks to the administration’s investments. The [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Coulomb Technologies electric car chargers electric vehicle chargers Steven Chu

DOE issues Request for Information on financing strategies for light-duty H2 fueling infrastructure

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) ( DE-FOA-0001055 ) for light-duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) fueling infrastructure financing strategies within the context of an early market introduction. In this RFI, the FCT Office requests information on best financing practices of the business community deemed to be applicable in similar financial undertakings.

2013 87

Aptera Answers Our Questions, Shares No New Information

All Cars Electric

Last week we told you that Aptera Motors had temporarily halted its online reservation system for its three-wheeled, two seat, ultra-efficient 2e electric car. Unusually quiet since its failure to win the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize, we contacted Aptera to check everything was okay and was told by an unnamed employee that an issue