Cohda, BMW and Honda in V2V motorcycle study as part of DOT Safety Pilot Model Deployment

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As part of the US Safety Pilot Model Deployment of connected vehicle technologies ( earlier post ), the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) will launch a motorcycle study to determine how cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles interact using V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) communications technology. UMTRI has partnered with two motorcycle manufacturers: Honda and BMW. Motorcycles have an important role in USDOT’s overall safety strategy.

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Honda demonstrating car and motorcycle V2X communication at ITS World Congress 2012

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will participate in the 19 th World ITS Congress from 22–26 October 2012 with a demonstration of automobile and motorcycle V2X communication—how its vehicles can communicate both with each other and with road-side infrastructure to benefit road safety, the environment, driver comfort and convenience. The Honda stand will showcase intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies and vehicles covering 3 thematic uses: safety ITS, environment ITS and comfort ITS.

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DOE: on-road vehicles were responsible for 76% of transportation energy use in 2016

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The transportation sector used about 27.8 Light vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, pickups, vans and sport utility vehicles, used the most energy, accounting for 55% of the total. Medium and heavy trucks and buses accounted for 21% of the transportation sector’s energy use. Energy used for fluid power in off-highway transportation is being studied for opportunities to improve efficiencies.

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ExxonMobil predicts peak in light-duty vehicle liquid fuels ~2030, but ongoing role for oil in the mix

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The Outlook projects that global transportation-related energy demand will increase by close to 30% by 2040. At the same time, total miles traveled per year by cars, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and light trucks will increase about 60%, reaching about 14 trillion in 2040. As personal mobility increases, average new-car fuel economy (including SUVs and light trucks) will improve as well, rising from about 30 miles per gallon (7.83

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Studies indicate US population has fewer light duty vehicles and drives them less

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The findings from two recent studies by Dr. Michael Sivak at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute together suggest that the US now has—per person, per driver, and per household—fewer light-duty vehicles and that they are driven less than a decade ago. Part 2: Use Of Light-Duty Vehicles ”, Sivak examined recent trends in distances driven by light-duty vehicles in the US fleet for the period from 1984 through 2011.

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NHTSA awards Virginia Tech Transportation Institute $1M for V2V framework project

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Following a US Department of Transportation decision to move ahead with require vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology for all cars and light trucks on the nation’s highways ( earlier post ), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) a $1-million follow-on to a $3 million project managed by the transportation institute.

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California ARB posts discussion document on $500M FY 2016-17 spend for low carbon transportation and fuels; $230M to fund CVRP

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prior to a 4 April 2016 public workshop on the development of the FY 2016-17 Funding Plan for Low Carbon Transportation and Fuels Investments and AQIP. The Governor’s proposed 2016-17 budget would appropriate to ARB $500 million in Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds for Low Carbon Transportation and Fuels investments—including $40 million for very low carbon fuel production incentives—and $28.6 The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff has posted a discussion document.

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NYSERDA awards $4.6M to 17 transportation projects; support for Syracuse U supercritical diesel injection project

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million to help 17 New York State companies develop and commercialize innovative new transportation technologies intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, decrease reliance on fossil fuels, and create jobs. Brooklyn) is building a light-duty electric motorcycle designed to be used in an urban environment, which would reduce pollution and gas consumption. Hauppauge) uses software and sensor devices to create more efficient traffic flow by controlling traffic lights.

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How much did we use different classes of vehicles just before the pandemic?

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Light-duty, short wheelbase. Light-duty, long wheelbase. Motorcycles. Noteworthy trends are as follows: From 2009 to 2019, the average distance driven per light-duty, short-wheelbase (less than or equal to 121 inches) vehicle increased by 12% (from 10,391 miles to 11,599 miles). By comparison, the distance per light-duty, long-wheelbase vehicle decreased by 26% (from 15,252 miles to 11,263 miles). by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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New Proposal for Discrete Road Systems for High-Speed Vehicles and Low-Speed Modes of Transportation Seeks to Enhance Sustainability Without Compromising Benefits of Motor Vehicle Use

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Noting that “ virtually all that is undesirable in the current land use transportation system stems from the fact that FHVs [fast, heavy vehicles] are present everywhere ,” Dr. Mark Delucchi at the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at UC Davis is proposing a novel urban plan designed on two universally accessible but completely independent transportation networks: one for low-speed, lightweight modes (LLMs) of transportation and one for fast, heavy vehicles (FHVs).

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Flying declined substantially more than driving during the current pandemic

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The raw data for the analysis came from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (revenue passenger miles flown on all scheduled domestic flights) and the Federal Highway Administration (vehicle miles traveled). First, the measure used in this analysis for driving—vehicle miles traveled—includes travel not only by personal vehicles (cars, light trucks, and motorcycles), but also by medium and heavy trucks and buses. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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BMW showcasing urban mobility connectivity applications at ITS World Congress

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When one enters a destination, the mobility assistant will display various routes to allow reaching this destination cost-effectively and quickly—whether travelling by car, using suburban public transport or combining the two modes of travel. The objective is to ensure mobility over a range of different modes of transport. Traffic light assistant. The research project “traffic light assistant” involves the traffic lights communicating with vehicles.

Google’s technology campaign for autonomous driving

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It is interesting to note that in the interest of safety, and perhaps publicity, the pizza delivery vehicle was accompanied by an escort involving eight police cruisers and eight police motorcycles. “In From an energy standpoint, autonomous driving is more efficient since the vehicle is “ hypermiling the entire time … and imagine if your vehicle knows the stop light ahead is going to be red before you get there … ”. by Bill Cooke.

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euroFOT study demonstrates how driver assistance systems can increase safety and fuel efficiency

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If it then approaches too close to another vehicle, then the driver is alerted via sound and light signals. Blind Spot Information System uses small cameras in each side mirror to detect when a car or motorcycle has entered the driver’s blind spot. A warning light then indicates that another vehicle is in that position. In addition to warning signals and active interventions, CSW may also assist the user during night driving by means of adaptive front lighting (AFL).

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BNEF: EV sales to fall 18% in 2020, overall car market by 23% in response to health and economic crisis

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However, sales of combustion engine cars are set to drop even faster this year (by 23%), and the long-term electrification of transport is projected to accelerate in the years ahead. —Colin McKerracher, head of advanced transport for BNEF.

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Making driving less energy-intensive than flying

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Currently, the energy intensity (BTU per person mile) of driving is 57% greater than that of flying, according to a new analysis by Dr. Michael Sivak, Director, Sustainable Worldwide Transportation at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). To make driving less energy intensive than flying, the fuel economy of the entire US fleet of light-duty vehicles would have to improve from the current 21.5

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Ford showcasing vehicle-to-vehicle communication for crash avoidance; potential for leveraging WiFi and smartphones to extend quickly the number of participating vehicles

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A 2010 NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) analysis concluded that V2V systems potentially could address 79% of all vehicle target crashes, 81% of all light-vehicle target crashes, and 71% of all heavy-truck target crashes annually. Intelligible Safety Systems ) also found that vehicle-to-infrastructure systems potentially address about 26% of all-vehicle target crashes, 27% of all light-vehicle target crashes, and 15% of all heavy-truck target crashes annually.

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BMW Motorrad Develops C1-E Electric Study as Contribution to eSUM

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eSUM stands for European Safer Urban Motorcycling. It is a cooperation project between major urban European motorcycling centres and motorcycle manufacturers. The advantage of two-wheeled transportation is that it offers a great opportunity for improving the flow of traffic in urban locations, and can be more environmentally friendly. One of BMW Motorrad’s major concerns over the last twenty years has been the improvement of motorcycle safety.

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Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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Electric motorcycles breakout. Sales of e-motorcycles have been increasing, but the market remains a tiny fraction of the e-bicycle and e-scooter market (5.2 million e-bicycles and e-scooters compared to about 30,000 e-motorcycles were estimated to have been sold in 2013 outside of China), Navigant says. Nonetheless, 2014 may be a breakout year for e-motorcycles. The result of all the factors is that 2014 could prove to be a significant year for the e-motorcycle.

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Top 10 Most Weird And Wonderful Electric Vehicles

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Beautiful leatherwork and an LED lighting make it futuristic and elegant when it comes to appearance. If you live in the city, this scooter may be your sole mode of transportation. Only a Few motorcycles, electric or not, can match this one’s incredible performance. #8

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California Air Resources Board Unveils $3.7M in Rebates for Plug-in Hybrid and Zero-Emission Vehicles

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million program that Governor Schwarzenegger approved in 2007 to spur technological innovation in the transportation sector. battery electric or fuel cell) and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles and up to $20,000 for the purchase of ARB-certified or approved zero-emission commercial vehicles on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible vehicles are cars, trucks, commercial medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, motorcycles or neighborhood electric vehicles.

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Toyota unveils i-ROAD 3-wheeled electric personal mobility vehicle concept at Geneva

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This design also allows for a more car-like environment on board, with the potential for features such as lighting, heating, audio and Bluetooth to be provided. While hybrids, plug-in hybrids and FCVs are ideal for mainstream use over medium to long distances, Toyota believes in the feasibility of EVs to serve as a main mode of transport for short urban journeys, and has 10 years’ experience in the research and development of PMVs. i-ROAD concept showing Active Lean in action.

Mission Motors launches EV powertrain division targeting OEM sales across multiple vehicle platforms

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Mission Motors, developer of the high-performance Mission One PLE electric motorcycle, launched Mission Electric Vehicle Technology (MissionEVT), the company’s high-performance EV Powertrain Division, at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association Show (SEMA) in Las Vegas. The modular MissionEVT systems can be scaled up for use in large trucks or down for innovative personal transportation solutions as well as for motorcycles and light-duty vehicles, the company says.

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DOT to award $42M to New York, Wyoming and Tampa to pilot connected vehicle technologies

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) will award up to $42 million to New York City, Wyoming, and Tampa, FL will receive up to $42 million to pilot next-generation technology in infrastructure and in vehicles to share and communicate anonymous information with each other and their surroundings in real time, reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, and cutting the unimpaired vehicle crash rate by 80%. —Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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FEV and Neander Motors AG showcasing double-crankshaft turbo-diesel outboard marine engine at SAE World Congress

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This distinctive layout results in an efficient, light, compact and powerful engine with exemplary smoothness and refinement. Neander has already applied its engine in a motorcycle , and is now trialing the outboard. FEV North America, Inc.

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Shell, Gordon Murray and Osamu Goto to develop new ultra-compact ICE city car

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The car, intended to be a simple, practical global city car leveraging light-weight engineering, streamlining, and driveline efficiency, is scheduled to be unveiled in November 2015. To address this we are looking at ways to make personal transport as accessible and affordable as possible. Following his work in motorsport, Goto founded Geo Technology—an engineering consultancy company working for the automobile and motorcycle industry.

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California Energy Commission awards $9.6M to 8 projects on electric vehicles, natural gas and biofuels

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The $9,612,515 is funded from the Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Transportation program. The statute, amended by Assembly Bill 109 (Núñez, Chapter 313, Statutes of 2008), authorizes the Energy Commission to develop and deploy alternative and renewable fuels and advanced transportation technologies to help achieve the state's climate change policies. In 2007 the company developed Mission One, a high performance electric motorcycle.

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DOT issues discussion document on principles for a connected vehicle environment; safety as top priority

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) has issued a discussion document expressing a set of working principles intended to guide DOT’s research, demonstration and implementation activities related to a connected vehicle environment. Vehicles include light, heavy and transit vehicles.

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ZAP, Zhejiang Jonway Partner to Target China and Export EV Markets

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ZAP hopes to leverage a stimulus from the government for plug-in forms of transportation. Zhejiang Jonway Auto is a subsidiary of Jonway Group, which has been a leader in the manufacturing of motorcycles, ATVs and related products for more than 20 years. The company recently began producing electric motorcycles and related vehicles. The Jonway A380. Click to enlarge. US-based electric vehicle provider ZAP and China auto manufacturer Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co.

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Aptera 2e makes public debut

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It’s a very sleek car indeed and now with front wheel drive — like something from a Doctor Who episode transported into the future and modernized for 2009. . I was initially surprised at the small size of the manufacturer’s license plate on the car until I remembered the Aptera is classed as a motorcycle. The car was powered up to the extent that the flat-panel dash, Nav displays, parking and brake lights worked.

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DOE to Award Up to $2.4B for Advanced Batteries, Electric Drive Components, and Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration/Deployment Projects

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This funding has been divided between two Funding Opportunity Announcements: Recovery Act - Transportation Electrification (DE-FOA-0000026); and Recovery Act - Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative (DE-FOA-0000028). Transportation Electrification. Transportation Sector Electrification. The classes of vehicles that are covered range from light duty passenger vehicles to medium and heavy duty over-the-road trucks.

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Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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Still, the instant torque of the electric motor is a rush you get to experience all the time in city driving; each time you pull away from a red light and stop sign youre wondering why gasoline engines ever became popular. Side mirrors and a tiny tunnel of light for the rearview mirror to see through simply are not enough, and did nothing to make driving this expensive prototype easy with Detroit drivers all around.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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Subscribe Green News Events Manufacturers Region New Cars Used Cars Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , AutoblogGreen Exclusive Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging by Domenick Yoney on Apr 9th 2009 at 7:52PM As electric vehicles (EVs) slowly emerge back into the transportation picture after 100 years of semi-hibernation, consumers may be faced with a paradigm quite different from the regular visits to the gas station most are used to.

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