Study: 15% of US alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities involve alcohol under the legal limit

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A new open-access study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that motor vehicle crashes involving drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) below the legal limit of 0.08% accounted for 15% of alcohol-involved crash deaths in the United States.

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Tesla loses VP of Legal to LiDAR startup Luminar


Tesla’s longtime Vice President of Legal and Acting General Counsel, Al Prescott, has joined LiDAR startup Luminar. Prescott has worked for years with autonomous cars, acting as a legal expert for companies planning to enter the sector.

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EEA: Air pollution in 10 EU countries still above legal limits; road transport and agriculture

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Air pollution from sources such as transport and agriculture is still being emitted above legal limits in 10 European Union (EU) Member States according to new data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The main reasons for the exceedances are emissions from road transport (NO x ) and agriculture (NH 3 ).

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Regulatory & Legal Alerts – Dec. 2017


Peopletrail actively tracks the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds employment and criminal background screening. The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids—hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone—to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other “safety-sensitive” transportation workers. The post Regulatory & Legal Alerts – Dec.

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ZF’s second electric drive for public transportation entering production in Q3: CeTrax

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Various manufacturers worldwide already rely on the ZF AxTrax AVE portal axle as an electric drive for buses in public transport. This allows vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators to respond flexibly to market requirements and legal regulations.

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Superbus Electric 'Sports Bus' Now Road Legal, Ready For UAE

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Buses aren't normally the most exciting method of transport. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superbus! Though popular in Europe, in the U.S. they're more often regarded as something to be avoided at all costs. Maybe we'd be more keen to ride the bus if it was a Superbus? It looks hugely cool for a start--like something straight out of a

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Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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A coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels, and invest proceeds from the program into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure. —Transportation & Climate Initiative Statement.

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JRC study explores impacts of Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART)

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A new report by the EU’s Joint Research Center (JRC) explores how connected vehicles and intelligent systems could change transport and the (r)evolution these changes could bring to people’s lives. Transport is a major cause of pollution in cities and the only major sector in the EU where greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are still rising. In particular, road transport accounts for more than 70% of all transport GHG emissions.

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Study: California will hit climate targets >100 years too late at current pace of reductions; transportation, wildfires & landfills

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The industrial, residential, and transportation sectors have only seen small declines, while California’s large commercial sector is moving in the opposite direction, with emissions increasing more than 64%. Over the last 17 years, the industrial, residential and transportation sectors have cut their emissions by less than 5 percent. Electricity sector gains mask challenges from transportation, buildings, and industry.

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ARB: California not tracking to meet required GHG reductions due to transportation; significant changes in communities and systems required

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While overall, California has hit its 2020 climate target ahead of schedule due to strong performance in the energy sector, meeting future targets will require a greater contribution from the transportation sector. SB 375 recognizes the critical role of integrated transportation, land use, and housing decisions to meet state climate goals. Pilot test innovative ideas to speed the adoption of clean, efficient transportation solutions across the state.

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New “50 by 50” Commission seeks to halve US transportation energy use by 2050

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The Alliance to Save Energy has chartered a national commission of business, government and civil society leaders that will work together to develop a pathway and recommendations to reduce energy use in the US transportation sector by 50% by 2050 while meeting future mobility needs. We’re at a fascinating time in the transportation industry. White, Acting President & CEO, American Public Transportation Association.

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Port of Rotterdam exploring use of bio LNG in the transport sector

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The Port of Rotterdam Authority and the National LNG Platform will be starting a joint study that focuses on opportunities to develop LNG from renewable sources as a transport fuel in the port of Rotterdam—Europe’s largest sea port. Electric transport options are expected to form a major means to cut back CO₂ emissions in passenger transport in coming years. Business cases for the production, transport and transhipment of bio LNG in Rotterdam’s port area.

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CALSTART brief highlights growth of and future opportunity for California’s clean transportation technology industry

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A new CALSTART brief indicates that California’s climate and energy policies are not only helping to protect the environment and improve air quality, but are also helping to accelerate growth of the clean transportation technology industry (CTTI) in the state. According to the report, the chief threat to the future growth of the clean transportation industry is the possibility of a change in policy or direction.

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International Transport Forum recommends 12 ways for governments to make roads safer for pedestrians

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A report released by the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD highlights. The study, entitled “Pedestrian Safety, Urban Space and Health”, was prepared by a Working Group of transport experts and urban planners from 19 countries and the World Health Organization under the leadership of the ITF. Key recommendations of the report are: Integrate the needs of pedestrians at the earliest stages of urban planning projects and transport investments.

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NDPC study finds Bakken crude similar to other light sweet crudes, no greater rail transport risk

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Bakken crude is similar to other North American light, sweet crudes and does not pose a greater risk to transport by rail than other transportation fuels, according to a study recently completed by Turner, Mason & Company for the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC). This is the third independent study to confirm that Bakken crude does not significantly differ from other crude oils and poses no greater risks than other flammable liquids authorized for rail transport.

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IEA report finds “avoid, shift and improve” policies for urban transport could deliver up to $70T in savings through 2050

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Policies that improve the energy efficiency of urban transport systems could help save as much as US$70 trillion in spending on vehicles, fuel and transportation infrastructure between now and 2050, according to a recently released report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report notes that if fully implemented across the transportation sector, this “avoid, shift and improve” approach could deliver the up to US$70 trillion in savings.

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Electric Pedicabs - future for London's transport

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It's transport also belongs to the one of the most developed. It was all fine for about two years until police found out that these are not legal on the public road. The electric pedicabs would actually make the urban transport better and cleaner. There is currently only one company which is based in London that works on the development of first legal electric rickshaw. London belongs to one of the largest cities in the world.

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European Transport Ministers sign Amsterdam Declaration on steps for development and harmonization of connected, autonomous driving in Europe

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On 14 April, the transport ministers of all 28 EU member states signed the Amsterdam Declaration , laying down agreements on the steps necessary for the development of connected, autonomous driving technology in the EU. The European Commission has taken important steps with the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) platform, the Round Table on Connected and Automated Driving and the Gear 2030 initiative. Dutch transport minister Melanie Schultz.

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Air pollutant emission 2010 limits exceeded in twelve EU Member States; road transport NOx a main factor

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For the first time, preliminary data recently reported to the EEA by Member States allow a comparison with the legally binding emission limits for 2010 set in the EU NEC Directive. The road transport sector is one of the main contributory factors behind the large number of NO x exceedances, contributing approximately 40% of total EU-27 NO x emissions.

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EEA reports finds Europe to exceed NOx emission ceiling, mostly due to road transport

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The EU-27 and its Member States must meet legally binding limits for four air pollutants set by the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC Directive). The road transport sector bears most of the blame for the anticipated exceedances, according to the EEA, contributing to more than 40 % of total EU-27 NO x emissions in 2009. Comparison of aggregated EU-27 emission projections and ceilings reported in 2010. Source: EEA. Click to enlarge.

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Perspective: US Needs to Transition to Hydrous Ethanol as the Primary Renewable Transportation Fuel

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Hydrous ethanol has been used in the United States as a transportation fuel for at least one hundred years. These distilleries made 192-proof alcohol for human consumption, lantern fuel and transportation fuel. Rural America, especially southern rural America, has always used small farm distilleries to process hydrous ethanol for transportation fuel during times of severe oil shortages or high gasoline prices. by Brian J. Donovan, CEO Renergie, Inc.

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Musk’s “Master Plan, Part Deux”; expands Tesla to heavy-duty electric trucks and urban transport; integrated energy generation and storage

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Tesla’s acquisition of Solar City, earlier post ) as well as into heavy-duty electric vehicles and urban transport. Electrifying major forms of on-road transport. In addition to consumer vehicles, there are two other types of electric vehicle needed: heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport. We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.

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Electric cars could sound like running water

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A ministry of transport panel is in the process of drawing up legal requirements for carmakers, and has invited comments from the public for a standard warning noise – prompting suggestions for automated verbal warnings, beeping, the sound [.]. Tags: Electric cars Hybrid cars Nissan electric hybrid japan legal noise sound The Japanese government could soon introduce legislation requiring electric and hybrid cars to make a minimum noise level.

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UN deal reached to limit, offset global aviation emissions

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The agreement ratified by members of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) sets airlines' carbon emissions in the year 2020 as the ceiling of the total amount that will be legally allowed. emissions aircraft transportation policyAfter much discussion, the United Nations' aviation agency plans to set limits on emissions from international airline flights.

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Zhejiang Methanol Hydrogen and Element 1 partner to deliver hydrogen generation technology to Greater China

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Through small-size distribution hydrogen production systems, hydrogen stations can produce hydrogen with high-density liquid methanol carrying hydrogen, so as to completely solve the high logistics cost of hydrogen fuel transportation.

AYRO launches low-speed Electric Vaccine Vehicle

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The EVV is a self-contained, all-electric transportation solution that has been optimized to store, transport, and deliver testing and vaccines to a large population across a wide variety of environments and locations. AYRO, Inc.,

MAN reports successful testing of autonomous heavy-duty truck at Port of Hamburg

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The logistics partner not only provided drivers, but also took care of the complete container handling and integrated the prototype trucks into their regular transport process.

Porsche 918 Spyder debuts with fastest lap time at Nürburgring Nordschleife

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The Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sports car made an impressive debut by setting the street-legal production car lap time record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany. This track is frequently used to establish speed records

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Mercedes-Benz receives world’s first internationally valid system approval for Level 3 conditionally automated driving

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Mercedes-Benz is the first automotive company to meet the demanding legal requirements of UN-R157 for a Level 3 system for conditionally automated driving.

Hidden annex reveals damning verdict on soy bean footprint

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A hidden annex to a report for the European Commission (EC) suggests that biodiesel made from soy beans may emit up to four times more greenhouse gases than conventional diesel, Transport and Environment (T&E) reports. Tags: Green credentials annex biofuel EC European legal report soy bean study

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French battery start-up Verkor raises €100 million

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Also participating in the funding round were EIT InnoEnergy, Groupe IDEC, Schneider Electric, Capgemini, Arkema, Tokai COBEX and the Fund for Ecologic Modernisation of Transport (FMET) managed by Demeter. Demeter, a major energy transition private equity fund also steps in with its Fund for Ecological Modernisation of transport (FMET), while the French Government, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and Bpifrance will provide financial support for the R&D program.

Adonis launches new electric bike consultation

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A public consultation on the use of small electric personal vehicles, was today launched by Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis. Tags: Green credentials Adonis consultation electric bike law legal path personal The consultation seeks views on new types of vehicle such as electric-assisted bicycles which are not covered by current laws surrounding bicycles and motor vehicles. Currently many such vehicles are not permitted on public highways and cycle paths. [.].

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Hydrogen refueling station operator H2 MOBILITY Deutschland raises €110M

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Of these, more than 200 will be large-scale refueling stations capable of meeting demand for zero-carbon, heavy-duty and long-haul transportation on the European Continent. The expansion of H2 MOBILITY Deutschland’s network will be focused on several high-traffic transportation corridors, giving it a cornerstone role in the future mobility system of the European Union. Hy24’s legal advisors for the deal were EY and Bird & Bird.

Study finds cities can reduce CO2 more easily from residential conservation than transportation

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A new study by a team from the University of Pennsylvania and MIT suggests it will be easier for cities to reduce CO 2 emissions coming from residential energy use rather than from local transportation. In early 2016, a US Supreme Court ruling halted the measure’s potential enactment; the legal case is unresolved and the Trump administration has announced it intends to unwind the CPP. In transportation, cities can’t make up for the loss of a national strategy.

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Urban transport | Two wheels good | The Economist

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Nikola executes reverse merger with VectoIQ; now to be listed on NASDAQ; BEV and FCEV trucks

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to create a company focused on the development of next generation smart transportation. Cowen is serving as financial and capital markets advisor, and Greenberg Traurig, LLP is serving as legal advisor to VectoIQ.

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FreeWire Technologies raises $125M in Series D; battery-integrated ultrafast EV charging stations

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Construction of the facility is underway and will be fully operational by Summer 2022, putting FreeWire at the center of the San Francisco Bay Area’s transportation technology hub.

Germany passes fast-charging law; basis for tender for additional 1,000 fast-charging points

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With this law, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has the legal basis for the targeted expansion of a Germany-wide network of fast-charging points. With the Fast Charging Act, we have now created the legal basis to start the Europe-wide tender and thus the construction of the new locations. —Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer. :

Hyliion and Tortoise Acquisition to merge, combined company to remain listed on NYSE

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NYSE: SHLL), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company with a strategic focus on the energy sector and decarbonizing commercial transportation in North America. Marathon Capital is serving as exclusive strategic and financial advisor, and Cooley LLP and Wick Phillips LLP are serving as legal advisors to Hyliion. is serving as legal advisor to Tortoise Acquisition Corp. Class 8 electric powertrain company Hylion intends to merge with Tortoise Acquisition Corp.

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Electrification Coalition launches online EV Policy Showroom

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The EV Policy Showroom features databases, calculators, guidance and tools that provide free, easy access to up-to-date transportation-electrification policy information, with an emphasis on state-level policies.

Ricardo testing finds DPF regeneration spikes particulate emissions, resulting in exceedance of Euro limits

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Testing of two popular Euro 6d-temp diesels by Ricardo, commissioned by the environmental NGO Transport & Environment (T&E), has found that the periodic regeneration of diesel particulate filters (DPFs) in the light-duty vehicles can generate spikes of particulate emissions of more than 1,000 times the normal rate. However, current Euro regulations do not apply the legal limit to regeneration tests.

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COP26 declaration on accelerating the transition to 100% zero emission cars and vans

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The declaration is not legally binding and is focused on a global level. We will support efforts to achieve the road transport breakthrough announced by world leaders, which aims to make zero emission vehicles the new normal by making them accessible, affordable and sustainable in all regions by 2030. …

German KBA approving hardware retrofits to reduce NOx emissions for passenger cars

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Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved various retrofit systems to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. Some vehicle manufacturers have promised the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) that they will be responsible for covering up to €3,000 for car retrofit systems for private vehicle owners. This means that Euro 4 or Euro 5 diesel cars can be retrofitted and exempted from traffic restrictions in certain regions.

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