Wyoming leads in vehicle miles traveled per person

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Because total VMT depends, in part, on the size of the population, of interest in this study was the variation among the states in vehicle miles traveled per person (VMT per person). The state with the highest total VMT (California) is the 41 st in terms of VMT per person.

Michigan State University deploys full-size autonomous electric bus

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Michigan State University officially has deployed its full-size autonomous electric bus ( earlier post ) and is accepting passengers on the 2.5-mile campus route.

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Personal: Range Anxiety Be Damned!

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She lived in the residential area around Stanford University and Ridge wasn’t that far away. Road Trip: 2021 Volkswagen ID4 The post Personal: Range Anxiety Be Damned! Taking an Extended EV Trip & Tempting Fate. I remember taking my mom to Ridge Winer y in her EV1 oh so long ago.

Number of vehicles per person is still down from its maximum in 2006

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The focus in this series is on vehicles per person, as opposed to total number of vehicles (which depends, in part, on the continuously increasing size of the U.S. The main findings (summarized in the table below) are as follows: Vehicles per person increased by 18.2%

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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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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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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 Michael Sivak is the managing director of Sivak Applied Research and the former director of Sustainable Worldwide Transportation at the University of Michigan. by Michael Sivak. Compared with cars, SUVs consume more energy per vehicle mile.

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Michigan State University introduces electric autonomous bus through collaboration with state, Karsan and ADASTEC

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Michigan State University introduced an electric autonomous bus that will serve students, staff and faculty beginning early 2022 as part of the campus’ smart mobility ecosystem.

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. The Ford chairman had already begun talking about the future of urban personal mobility in the context of ever-increasing congestion at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach. Rough map of Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility. Click to enlarge.

How the IBM PC Won, Then Lost, the Personal Computer Market

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On 12 August 1981, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in midtown Manhattan, IBM unveiled the company's entrant into the nascent personal computer market: the IBM PC. The personal computer vastly expanded the number of people and organizations that used computers.

New Resource for University Educators

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The COVID-19 pandemic forced colleges and universities to close classrooms and shift to remote learning, prompting instructors to adapt their curricula and teaching style. The first event, How an IEEE Program Evaluator Prepares for a University Visit , is available on demand.

Study: EVs put to use in ride-hailing deliver more carbon benefits than in personal use

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Electric cars could deliver even greater environmental benefits if they were to be used by ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft than if they were to go to private use, according to a new study from the University of California, Davis.

2020 98

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

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RMIT University researchers in Australia, with their colleagues in China, have developed a low-cost and reliable method of detecting nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ), a significant air pollutant than contributes to more than seven million deaths worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

2015 188

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

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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. In order to enable AI to cooperate with people, personal information about the users must be collected and analyzed. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering of Boston University as one strategic partner for joint research collaboration.

2017 150

MIT analysis finds current EVs could replace ~90% of personal vehicles now on the road based on driver’s energy consumption

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A study by a team at MIT has concluded that roughly 90% of the personal vehicles on the road in the US could be replaced by an electric vehicle available on the market today, even if the cars can only charge overnight. MIT Associate Professor Jessika Trancik, corresponding author of the paper published in Nature Climate , noted that this would more than meet near-term US climate targets for personal vehicle travel.

2016 150

Nissan Joint Research Center for Intelligent Mobility at Tsinghua University opens in Beijing

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This week marked the opening of the Tsinghua University (Department of Automotive Engineering) - Nissan Joint Research Center for Intelligent Mobility (the Joint Research Center), a collaboration between Nissan and Tsinghua University in Beijing to work on research and development of electric vehicle and autonomous drive technologies for the Chinese market. Nissan and Tsinghua University have a long history of cooperation.

2016 150

University of Michigan launches new program to accelerate advanced transportation technologies

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A new program at the University of Michigan will award funds for researchers to accelerate advanced transportation technologies. M-TRAC (Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization) is modeled after U-M’s successful Coulter biomedical program and is jointly funded by the university and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for a $330,000 pilot. The committee includes advanced transportation business and market experts, venture capitalists and university leaders.

2013 204

National University of Singapore and Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific launch micro electric vehicles study

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering and Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (TTAP) have begun a one-year joint study on micro electric vehicles (EVs) using the NUS Kent Ridge campus and the NUS University Town (UTown) as a test bed. The study will explore the viability of deploying and expanding personal mobility vehicles such as Toyota Auto Body COMS ( earlier post ) for short distance travel in Singapore.

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Toyota Research Institute invests $22M in research on AI, robotics and autonomous driving at University of Michigan

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Toyota Research Institute (TRI) ( earlier post ) is making a $22-million investment in research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan (U-M). Toyota has long enjoyed an excellent working relationship with the University of Michigan, and we are excited to expand our collective efforts to address complex mobility challenges through artificial intelligence.

2016 150

NACTO: 84M shared bike and scooter trips in US in 2018

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Data does not include private or closed campus systems such as those operating on university campuses. Micromobility Mobility services PersonalitiesThe deployment of micromobility sharing services (bikes and scooters) has expanded rapidly in cities across the United States. According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), the number of shared bike trips in the 100 largest US cities increased from 321,000 in 2010 to 45.5 million in 2018.

2019 150

Johnson Controls endowing University of Wisconsin System for energy storage research

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is endowing a professorship, research labs and graduate studies in energy storage at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This is a historic, collaborative step that will unify the state’s two research universities to form critical advancement in the area of energy storage devices and batteries. Johnson Controls, Inc.

NCSU study finds shared e-scooters aren’t always as green as other transport options

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A new study from North Carolina State University finds that while shared e-scooters may be greener than most cars, they can be less green than several other options, including, in some cases, buses. The work was supported, in part, by the North Carolina State University Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. Electric (Battery) Emissions Lifecycle analysis Personal Transit

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IBM releases fifth annual Next Five in Five list of near-term significant innovations; personalized routing for commuting/transportation makes the cut

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Of the five, only one is directly transportation-related: Commuters will be able to quickly access personalized recommendations that help them avoid the congestion issues they routinely face and help them get where they need to go in the fastest time. The full list of five is: Your commute will be personalized. Personalized routing.

2010 190

QA With Luca Guala of Systemica on Masdars Personal Rapid Transit System

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Green Car Congress had an opportunity to follow up with Luca Guala of Systematica to learn more about the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system being applied in Masdar. LG: The current batch of PRT will only serve the [Masdar Institute of Science and Technology] MIST University and a much smaller network. Earlier post.) Systematica, a design and engineering firm based in Italy with clients throughout the world, combines a traditional engineering company with an urban planning studio.

2009 150

Audi and 4 US universities tackle urban mobility challenges in 3-year research initiative

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A new research initiative launched by Audi, its Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) in Silicon Valley and four top US universities—University of Southern California; UC Berkeley; UC San Diego; and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)—will develop technologies aimed at easing the congestion, dangers and inconveniences that often confront drivers in the world’s biggest cities.

2011 190

Royal Academy of Engineering Report Says EV Success Depends on Low-Carbon Electricity, Universal Broadband Provision and Smart Grids

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The introduction of electric vehicles on a large scale in the UK can only have a beneficial effect on CO 2 emissions if low-carbon electricity, universal broadband provision and smart grids are in place to support the transition, according to a new report published by the UK Royal Academy of Engineering. Professor Roger Kemp of Lancaster University, Chair of the Academy’s Electric Vehicles working group. Professor Phil Blythe, Newcastle University.

2010 228

In 2021, the average American traveled 9 times farther by road than by air

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In both instances, the distances to be compared are person miles. The derivation of person miles traveled by air is straightforward from the available monthly data: In 2021, the airline revenue passenger miles for domestic operations totaled 572 billion miles. The procedure will be illustrated by the derivation of person miles traveled by light-duty vehicles. persons ), we end up with 4,800 billion person miles. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

ARPA-E to award $14.5M to 5 projects to reduce energy use for transportation

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TRANSNET project teams will design and test new network optimization approaches, coupled with novel transportation and mobility simulations, to improve the energy efficiency of personal transportation. Each project team will also design a control architecture that combines wireless signals with personalized incentives to affect real-time energy use. University of Maryland at College Park. ARPA-E Mobility Mobility services Personal Transit Urban mobility

2015 197

Elevance Renewable Sciences Invests $1M in Trent University Biomaterials Research Laboratories

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is investing $1 million in a partnership with Trent University Biomaterials Research Laboratories, based in Peterborough, Ontario. This partnership will combine the findings of Trent University’s team of researchers, led by Dr. Suresh Narine, with Elevance’s expertise at commercializing bio-based products. Elevance is currently a leader in converting renewable resources into performance products such as specialty waxes, personal care ingredients and lubricants.

2009 163

No More Invasive Surgery—This Pacemaker Dissolves Instead

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Last year a team of scientists at Northwestern University , in Evanston, Ill., When you implant any kind of foreign hardware into the human body, cells attack that object,” explains Igor Efimov , a member of the development team and a professor of biomedical engineering at the university.

IBM and Stanford University Developing New Organic Catalysts for New Types of Biodegradeable, Biocompatible Plastics

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Scientists from IBM and Stanford University are developing organic molecules for use as catalysts (organocatalysis) that could lead to the development of new types of biodegradable, biocompatible plastics. In the United States, up to 63 pounds of plastic packaging per-person is disposed of each year, instead of being repeatedly recycled.

2010 183

Ricardo’s low-cost, fuel-efficient automatic transmission concept for motorcycles

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Other than the ubiquitous CVTs of scooters, and the specialist hydrostatic and Dual Clutch Transmissions (DCTs) used on some premium or specialist products, motorcycles around the world are almost universally fitted with manual transmissions. Fuel Efficiency Personal Transit Transmissions

2016 197

NYU-BMW i report explores future urban mobility; sustainability and resilience

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A new study released by BMW i and New York University (NYU) finds that, in the coming years and decades, fundamental changes in the demographic makeup of cities will profoundly alter the way people travel. In Western Europe, single-person households are a larger percentage of total households (31%) than they are in North America. Like growth in the number of single-person households, the growth of the over-65 population is also a worldwide phenomenon.

2012 294

IBM’s Fall From World Dominance

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Census, the mainframe computer, legitimizing the person computer, and developing the software that beat the best in the world at chess and then Jeopardy. Joining me to talk about it—and IBM's other pivots, past and future—is a person uniquely qualified to do so.

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Mayor of London proposes $1.4B cycling plan for the city; “Crossrail for the bike”

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Companies, hotels and universities will be encouraged to install docking stations in their premises at their own expense for their staff, guests and students. Cities Europe Personal Transit PolicyThe Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will has outlined a vision for a £913-million (US$1.48-billion) investment in cycling infrastructure for the city.

2013 309

Rhodia Signs Collaborative Agreement with the CNRS, the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon and the East China Normal University on Green Chemistry

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Specialty chemical producer Rhodia, the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon (ENSL) and the East China Normal University (ECNU) of Shanghai recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their scientific collaboration focused on green chemistry.

2010 190

SAE New Energy Vehicle Forum: China’s focus on NEVs may have profound impact on future of transportation

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The details of that specific situation may result in an electric vehicle parc somewhat different than in Western countries, other speakers noted, and may indeed—given the obvious scale of the China market—herald a major transformation in transportation, including the type and role of personal vehicles, others suggested. Intercity personal vehicle use will fit with high-speed intercity and regional rail—e.g.,

2013 232

How USB Came to Be

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Before the development of USB (Universal Serial Bus), it was often tricky to connect external devices. The Universal Serial Bus, which was released in 1996 by Intel , simplified things. Universal marked the USB as a tool that could be used with any hardware.

Ford launches innovate mobility challenge series

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With a growing population and a worldwide trend of urbanization, personal mobility as well as efficiency in the transportation sector will only become more important. A smarter, more connected mobility landscape will encourage efficiency, increase safety, reduce traffic congestion and contribute to environmental improvements as well as shaping personal mobility in a more effective way. Connected vehicles Personal Transit Sustainability Urban mobility

2014 195

Toyota begins testing optimized urban transport system

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The term Ha:mo is being given to TMC-developed systems that seek to provide user-, town-, and community-friendly transport support through the effective use of public transportation in combination with motor vehicles and other forms of personal mobility. Provision of park-and-ride facility information (such as parking space availability) when personal vehicle use is included in a search. Chukyo University, Hitachi, Ltd.; Ha:mo Ride EV-sharing station. Click to enlarge.

2012 207

GM OnStar and RelayRides introduce peer-to-peer car sharing for GM vehicles

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Fleura Bardhi (Northeastern University) and Giana M. University) interviewed users of the Zipcar car sharing service and found that. Personal Transit Vehicle ManufacturersRelayRides reservation app. Click to enlarge. General Motors’ OnStar subscribers can now rent out their idle vehicles through the RelayRides marketplace, leveraging OnStar connectivity already active in their vehicles ( Earlier post ), and with no need to hand over their keys.

2012 221

EcoNav project developing user tools to support more ecologically responsible travel behavior and decisions

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EcoNav aims to provide travelers with personalized mobile and web tools that allow, help and persuade them to behave in an more ecologically responsible manner with regard to their traveling behavior and decisions. EcoNav will build dynamic user models allowing personalizing recommendations based on prior trip choices and individual preferences. The ICCS is expert on user modeling, personalization and adaptive interaction development. Europe Personal Transit Sustainability

2012 204

Study: Taking Uber or Lyft costs society and environment more than driving yourself

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Using ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft leads to higher levels of greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion than driving personal cars, according to a new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.