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

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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.

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

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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.

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Green light for Audi traffic information system

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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.

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Advocacy group takes electric cars to Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers

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The best way to change perceptions about electric cars is to put novices in the driver's seat—quite literally in this sense. The advocacy group Plug In America went to Capitol Hill recently, with a barrage of plug-in electric and pure battery electric vehicles, in an effort to educate lawmakers on their importance. Hundreds of senate. Politics Washington, D.C. congress Electric Car plug-in cars Plug-in America

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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Report: Americans turning to alternative fuels

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According to new figures from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), consumption of alternative transportation fuels in the USA leapt by 13 per cent during 2011: reaching 515,920 equivalent gallons. It appears that alternative fuels are catching on in the USA as gasoline prices rise.

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Ford and PlugShare partner on real-time charging station information

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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.

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

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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.

Aptera Answers Our Questions, Shares No New Information

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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

BMW, Toyota Release More Information On Green Engine Partnership

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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

Alternative fuel vehicles suffer slump in the USA

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2009 was a bleak time for the motoring industry – and alternative fuel vehicles and hybrids were not immune from the crisis, according to figures that have just been released by the US Energy Information Administration. Green cars Latest news alternative fuel vehicles E85 vehicle sales E85 vehicles Energy Information Administration hybrid vehicles

Investigation launched into rare earth metals

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So it’s no surprise that the US Department of Energy has now released a request for information soliciting information on these materials. Tags: Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries cerium Hybrid cars lanthanum lithium rare earth metals request for information RFI US Department of Energy Some of the earth’s rarest metals are key to the development of a number of clean energy technologies including hybrid vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines.

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Audi, BMW and Daimler agree with Nokia on joint acquisition of HERE digital mapping business; swarm intelligence for new information density

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The high-precision cameras and sensors installed in modern cars are the digital eyes for updating mobility data and maps; in this way, information such as speed limits or critical driving situations are already recognized today. Swarm intelligence will create new information density for road maps. AUDI AG, the BMW Group and Daimler AG have agreed with Nokia Corporation that they will acquire its mapping and location services business HERE.

Energy secretary reveals electric vehicle charger information

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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 hydrogen infrastructure RD&D

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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.

Update to Azure Dynamics DMOC Information

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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!

Virginia Tech professor proposes simple biomass-to-wheel efficiency analysis to inform decisions on biomass/biofuel/powertrain combinations; the advantage of sugar fuel cell vehicles

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Zhang proposes using a simple biomass-to-wheel (BTW) energy efficiency analysis to help make a more informed decision for how to utilize (limited) biomass resources more efficiently. Comparison of biomass-to-wheel (BTW) efficiency for different biomass utilization scenarios.

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

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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.

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

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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.

BOEMRE awards $5.6M for Arctic environmental study to inform decision-making on potential energy development in the Chukchi Sea; $500K for study on ice fracturing

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BOEMRE analysts and decision makers will use the information developed by this study in future National Environmental Policy Act analyses and decision-making regarding potential energy development in the Chukchi Sea. The study will document physical and oceanographic features, ice conditions, and information concerning local species.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Forbidden Fruit: More Information On Honda Brio Minicar

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There's something about the Honda Brio, a sub-Fit minicar now on sale in the Indian market, that really grabs our attention. Maybe it's the funky styling with its sharp creases, unusual weight and money-saving all-glass hatchback, or maybe it's the promise of 52 mpg combined economy, but either way we wish we could get our hands on one. We've

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

Nissan LEAF US reservation information

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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 [.].

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

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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.

Toyota displaying information-hub vehicle concept at Tokyo Motor Show

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

Toyota and partners share first information from innovative car-sharing project in Grenoble

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Halfway into the three-year “Cité Lib by Ha:mo” car-sharing experiment in Grenoble ( earlier post ) Toyota and its project partners have shared the first results in terms of user profiles and usage. Based on the idea that multimodality was one of the keys to solving city traffic gridlock and pollution, the project makes available 70 ultra-compact electric vehicles, the Toyota i-ROAD and COMS, on a sharing platform called Ha:mo (harmonious mobility).