Younger persons are still less likely to have a driver’s license than in the 1980s

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Since 2011 , I have periodically examined changes in the proportion of persons with a driver’s license as a function of age. The results showed that between 1983 and 2014 there was a substantial decrease in the licensing of younger persons, with an increase in the licensing of older persons.

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Distance driven per person is still down from its maximum in 2004

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The focus here is on distance driven per person as opposed to total distance driven (which depends, in part, on the continuously increasing size of the U.S. The main findings concerning distance driven per person (summarized in the table below) are as follows: An increase of 40.9%

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BMWs to feature in-car intelligent personal assistant

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The BMW Group is introducing the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant—a new proprietary in-car AI assistant intended to enhance the BMW driving experience. BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant combines with the new BMW Operating System 7.0

More people in the vehicle means less fuel use per person: Comparing SUVs and cars

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persons, and assuming the weight of 100 pounds for an average occupant (including men, women, and children), the calculations were rerun assuming a reduction of the average fuel economy of SUVs by 0.29% (from 23.3 by Michael Sivak. Compared with cars, SUVs consume more energy per vehicle mile.

2019 119

Honda Develops New Experimental Personal Mobility Device

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Honda has unveiled the U3-X, a compact Li-ion-powered experimental personal mobility device that fits between the rider’s legs and provides free movement in all directions just as in human walking: forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally. Tags: Personal Transit The U3-X.

Study explores mechanisms of effects of personal ozone exposure on blood pressure and vascular endothelial function

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A research team in China conducted a longitudinal panel study among 43 non-smoking college students in Shanghai to explore the effects of personal ozone exposure on blood pressure (BP), vascular endothelial function, and the potential molecular mechanisms.

2018 92

Smartphones and sensors as personal, real-time pollution monitors

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The aims of this study were to examine (1) the variability in personal air pollution levels during the day and (2) the relationship between modeled home and school estimates and continuously measured personal air pollution exposure levels in different microenvironments (e.g.,

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

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Toyota unveiled the new i-ROAD three-wheeled electric personal mobility vehicle (PMV) concept at the Geneva motor show. Electric (Battery) Personal Transit Urban mobilityi-ROAD concept showing Active Lean in action. Click to enlarge.

All-electric personal watercraft launch for quieter lake journeys

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Free Form Factory is partnering with Zero Motorcycles to use the motorcycle company's electric-powertrain components in a "stand-up personal. Not all electric vehicles have wheels. Electric boats have actually been around for quite awhile, and now a California startup is trying to expand use of electric powertrains to another type of watercraft. California plug-in cars electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Boats

Honda unveils UNI-CUB electric personal mobility device; evolution of the UX-3

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unveiled the new battery-electric UNI-CUB personal mobility device. Featuring a compact design and comfortable saddle, UNI-CUB is designed to offer the same freedom of movement in all directions that a person enjoys while walking. Electric (Battery) Personal Transit

Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company

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Ford Motor Company is mapping out a strategy to address the requirements for personal mobility in the context of the megatrend of increasing global urbanization, both in mature economies as well as in emerging markets. Rough map of Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility. Click to enlarge.

Honda unveils new UNI-CUB ? personal mobility device

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a new personal mobility device which was made usable for a wider range of people by enhancing the device’s compatibility. Honda Motor Co., unveiled the UNI-CUB ?,

Nissan announces new strategy for customer ownership experience; leveraging connected car, big data, and personalization

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The company anticipates that, as a result, connected car services and greater choice in accessories and personalization will increasingly drive growth in its aftersales business, anticipated to contribute 25% of aftersales revenue by 2022. The ultimate goal is hyper-personalization.”

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Up close and personal with Volkswagen’s e-Golf carbon offset project: Garcia River Forest

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TCF, the manager of the Garcia River Forest Project, would like to enable its increasing number of redwood trees to reach the 1,000-year-old status of some of their neighbors, like this one. Click to enlarge.

2015 141

Which company will sell the first personal-use electric pickup? Take our Twitter poll

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If electric cars are going to take over from internal combustion machines, they will need to be offered in the most popular types of vehicles—and that means pickups. Electric-car fans seem to be clamoring for electric pickups, and some startup automakers—along with Tesla—are starting to respond. READ THIS: Rivian R1T all-electric. Pickups Polls

2019 68

Which company will sell the first personal-use electric pickup? Twitter poll results

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The race is on to sell an electric car that doesn't look like an economy hatchback or a luxury sedan. With light trucks—pickups and SUVs—making up almost 70 percent of the market in 2018, automakers are scrambling to build these types of vehicles with all types of powertrains, including electric models. DON'T MISS: Rivian R1T. Pickups Polls

2019 63

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Personal Touch: Secret To His Success?

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How does a car-company CEO get to be a rock star? It helps, of course, if your company makes a five-passenger luxury sedan that outdrags a Porsche 911, uses half the energy of a Prius, and has the highest crash-safety rating ever recorded. But Elon Musk has done something else to separate himself from the grey-flannel pack: He listens to his

Toyota begins public road trials of i-Road 3-wheeled electric personal mobility vehicle

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Toyota’s i-Road 3-wheeled electronic personal mobility vehicle (PMV) ( earlier post ) has begun public road trials in Toyota City, Japan as part of “Ha:mo”, Toyota’s optimized urban transport system.

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Bill Ford outlines “Blueprint for Mobility”, calls for automotive and telecommunications industries to collaborate to address coming personal mobility crisis

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Public and personal transportation will be fully integrated to save time, conserve resources and lower emissions. Bill Ford began talking about the future of personal mobility in the context of ever-increasing congestion last year at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach.

Ford and Intel demonstrate in-car personalization with perceptual computing; Project Mobii

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The in-car experience is then personalized to display information specific to that driver, such as calendar, music and contacts.

2014 106

GM And Segway Partner on Urban Personal Mobility Electric Vehicle

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and Segway are unveiling a new type of personal mobility vehicle targeted for city use. Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), GM and Segway are developing an electrically powered, two-seat prototype urban vehicle that has only two wheels. The Project P.U.M.A

Tesla schedules first Model S deliveries; personalization updates

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In addition, the company announced several personalization updates to Model S: Adjustable regen. Tesla Motors announced that the Tesla Factory will begin customer deliveries of the Model S on 22 June. Owners will be able to adjust brake regen to suit their driving styles.

Honda Refines Uni-Cub Electric Personal Mobility Device

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Honda''s electric Uni-Cub has done none of those things but its ethos is the same--personal mobility for all. Honda''s Super Cub motorcycle is one of the most important motor vehicles ever made. With more than 60 million produced since 1958 it''s done more to get people moving than any other motorized vehicle in history. And strange though it looks

IBM automotive study sees consumer co-creation, greater personalized driving, but not widespread fully autonomous driving by 2025

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The study forecasts that while the automotive industry will offer a greater personalized driving experience by 2025, fully autonomous vehicles or fully automated driving will not be as commonplace as some think. Personal mobility.

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Public sidewalk trials of Toyota personal mobility robot to start in Japan

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The City of Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) are to begin public sidewalk demonstration trials tomorrow of the “Winglet”, a TMC-developed personal transport assistance robot ridden in a standing position.

RMIT researchers develop low-cost, reliable method to detect NO2; personal monitoring systems

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Project leader Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, from RMIT’s Centre for Advanced Electronics and Sensors, said the negative impact of nitrogen dioxide could be prevented by access to personalized, highly selective, sensitive and reliable monitoring systems that could detect harmful levels of the gas early.

2015 75

Would Stressing Personal Risk Of Air Pollution Sell More Electric Cars?

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When it comes to electric cars, buyers are often interested in two types of green. The lower environmental impact of a zero-emission vehicle, and the potential to save cash by eliminating gasoline use are both typically factors that motivate the purchase of an electric car, to varying degrees in different individuals. DON''T MISS: FINAL UPDATE

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Would we stop walking for Honda's UNI-CUB personal mobility gizmo?

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Honda has unveiled the UNI-CUB, which the company describes as a personal mobility device, one that offers the same freedom of movement as enjoyed while walking.

Juniper: smart cities to ease traffic congestion, save 4.2B person-hours per year by 2021

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billion person-hours annually by 2021—equivalent to each city driver saving nearly an entire working day per year. Juniper Research forecasts that smart traffic management and smart parking initiatives will save some 4.2 Juniper found that while the smart city remains a relatively young concept, many cities are beginning to recognize the need to improve in terms of competitiveness and quality of life.

2016 60

California ARB study finds commuters’ exposures to air pollution greatly depends on mode of travel; light rail, personal vehicles the lowest

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The researchers found that electricity-powered light rail trains offer the least polluted travel environment followed by personal vehicles, while commute trips by older technology diesel-powered trains experienced the highest average air pollution levels in Sacramento.

2017 78

Startup Byton: electric cars aren't the innovation; connectivity, personal tech features are

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Electric-car startup Byton understands that the road to success is littered with plenty of broken-down dreams. The new EV company's executives, though, figure things are different now, to the point that arriving a bit late to the party is actually a good thing. Whether you're looking at Faraday Future or Lucid or Nio or Tesla, the co-founders of. China CES plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Silicon Valley Consumer Electronics Show Startups Byton

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New Honda personal mobility device is as free as walking

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Yes, Honda has unveiled an all-new battery electric personal mobility device known as UNI-CUB – and, according to Honda, it gives its user all [.]. Green cars Honda Latest news green cars Honda U3-X Honda UNI-CUB personal mobility device walkingTake a look at the pictures and you might think this is something we’d usually reserve for an April Fool’s Day story – but no, this is definitely the real deal.

Ford launches app developer challenge to improve consumer understanding of personal fuel efficiency

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Ford launched a $50,000 challenge for software developers to write innovative apps to help consumers better understand and improve their personal fuel efficiency. Participants will have access to Ford’s OpenXC connectivity research platform as a sandbox to create and test their ideas for the Personalized Fuel Efficiency Apps Challenge. Many elements factor into personal fuel efficiency including weather, terrain, traffic conditions and individual driving styles.

Lux Research: “The rush to proclaim driverless cars as the near future for personal transport is, simply, wrong”

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In a note following the 2014 Automated Vehicle Symposium, Lux Research said : “ The rush to proclaim driverless cars as the near future for personal transport is, simply, wrong. ” Lux participated in two separate sessions at the conference: the first around regional planning implications, and the second on personal vehicle automation commercialization. The rush to proclaim driverless cars as the near future for personal transport is, simply, wrong.

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Honda reveals new electric personal mobility Uni-Cub

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Honda’s new electric personal mobility device, the Uni-Cub ß will make its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show next week.

UK Department for Transport Launches Consultations on Use of Small Personal Electric Vehicles and Electric-Assist Bikes

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The UK Department for Transport (DfT) launched a consultation on the use of small electric personal vehicles. The consultation seeks views on the principle of changing the law to permit the use of small electric personal vehicles (EPVs)—e.g., the Segway Personal Transporter or the Toyota Winglet Transporter—on public roads and cycle tracks. Tags: Europe Personal Transit Policy

EPA, NIEHS and HHS launch challenge to develop personal air pollution and health sensors

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The MAMH challenge offers awards for the development of a personal, portable, near-real-time, location-specific system to monitor and report air pollutants and a person’s physiological response to pollution.

Honda Reveals New Personal Mobility Device: Err. No Thanks

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If you've seen the animated Pixar film WALL-E, you'll remember a scene where humanity, after generations of being on a space ship where everything is done for them, are hugely overweight and never get out of their hovering chairs to interact with the world. That was the scene that came to mind when viewing the Honda UNI-CUB, an electric-powered

Hyundai Motor Group reveals new electric scooter prototype; 20 km range

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This is the vehicle-mounted personal scooter which could be featured in future Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Our personal electric scooter makes first- and last-mile commuting a joy, while helping to reduce congestion and emissions in city centers.

2019 111

Fisker Issues Recall And Personal Apology For Software Glitch

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As cars become increasingly complex, with more and more systems controlling their operation, recalls for first-year models are all but inevitable. Such is the case with the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid, which is the second extended-range electric vehicle to come to market, following on the heels of the Chevy Volt. Utilizing both an electric-drive

GM enters commercial agreement with and invests in Powermat, a personal device inductive charging company

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General Motors and Powermat, a provider of wireless charging technology for mobile personal devices, announced a commercial agreement that will eliminate the need for charging cords for personal electronic devices in many future Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac products beginning mid-2012. Chevy Volt Powermat. Click to enlarge.

Gogoro introduces VIVA ultralight electric smartscooter; battery swapping

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VIVA is designed for simplicity, ease of use and to be an amplifier of personal expression and customization. Electric (Battery) Personal Transit

2019 108

Personal Contract Purchase: how many people actually purchase?

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According to the Finance and Leasing Association, four out of five people opt out of the final ‘balloon’ payment at the end of Personal Contract Purch. Leasing