TUM, partners to present electric aCar prototype at IAA; transport for sub-Saharan Africa

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Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners will present their new prototype of an electric four-wheel drive utility vehicle designed for Africa—the aCar — at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt next month.

TU Delft student team presents Forze VII hydrogen racer

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TU Delft student team Forze presented the Forze VII hydrogen racer to the public for the first time on Sunday during the Gamma Racing Day at the TT Circuit in Assen.

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Dana presenting VariGlide beltless transmission technology at International VDI Conference

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Dana Holding Corporation will present its VariGlide planetary variator for beltless continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) at the International VDI Conference, to be held 21-22 June 2016, in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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GKN Driveline presents fully integrated compact eDrive system in Shanghai; less weight, lower cost, easier integration

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GKN Driveline has presented an advanced technology concept for a fully integrated, compact eDrive system at the 2017 Auto Shanghai motor show.

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Daimler Trucks NA presents new Class 8 Freightliner Cascadia with fuel efficiency improved up to 8%

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has presented its new heavy-duty truck flagship: the new Freightliner Cascadia. When developing the new Cascadia, the engineers set a priority goal of achieving significant fuel savings.

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nanoFLOWCELL to present new QUANT F flow cell EV at Geneva

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Liechtenstein-based R&D company nanoFLOWCELL will present its new QUANT F electric vehicle at the upcoming Geneva show; the QUANT F is a further development of the QUANT E from 2014, the first automobile with flow cell drive to be approved by the German TÜV technical inspection authority.

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Audi presenting piloted driving and Car-to-X technologies from Digital Motorway Test Bed; LTE-V for V2X

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Twelve months after the launch of the “Digital Motorway Test Bed” in Germany, Audi is presenting new technologies for piloted driving and Car-to-X-communication at the German Federal Ministry of Transport. Audi is involved in six projects on the test bed; three of them focus on structural measures; the remaining three on communication technologies.

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Schaeffler presenting new CVT-based plug-in hybrid concept for B- and C-segments

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At the VDI Transmission Conference in Friedrichshafen, Schaeffler will be presenting a plug-in hybrid concept based on a CVT (continuously variable transmission). The combination of a hybrid drive with a CVT is not new, but Schaeffler says s=that its variation offers even more efficiency and reduced fuel consumption. What is special about Schaeffler’s solution is the parallel arrangement of the variator and the direct gear stage for the electric drive.

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Volkswagen presents next gen W12 TSI; dual fuel injection, cylinder deactivation, start-stop

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At the Vienna Motor Symposium, Friedrich Eichler, Head of Powertrain Development for the Volkswagen brand, presented the Volkswagen Group’s new top-end 6.0

Renault presents new hybrid power unit for F1 in 2014

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At the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, Renault presented its new power unit designed to the new technical regulations to be used in the FIA Formula One world champion ship from 2014 onwards: the Energy F1-2014. But again, SOC management presents a constraint to the usage of the electric propulsion. Renault’s hybrid power unit for F1 in 2014 includes a turbocharged, direct-injected 1.6L

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Porsche presents more efficient Gen 2 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer for 2015

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Porsche has presented the second generation of its Le Mans Prototype 919 Hybrid race car. Earlier post.) The new racer will compete in the 8 MJ category (8 MJ of recovered energy per race lap)—the highest of the current four energy categories in the LMP1 class.

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Evonik presents electric Elise weighing less than 1,000 kg

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Evonik Industries is presenting the lightweight battery-electric Elise-E at the Car Symposium in Bochum. The vehicle weighs 950 kg (2,094 lb), has a power of 150 kW, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed limited to 200 km/h (124 mph).

Bosch presenting new heat pump EV thermal management system at IAA; up to 25% increase in effective range

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At IAA next week, automotive supplier Bosch is presenting a new heat-pump-based thermal management system for EVs that it says can enable an increase in effective range of up to 25% without modifications to the battery.

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Johnson Controls presents 48-volt battery demonstration module at Hannover Messe

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Johnson Controls is premiering its new 48-volt Micro Hybrid battery demonstration module ( earlier post ) in Europe at the Hannover Messe. A 48-volt Li-ion battery would be used in vehicles in conjunction with a 12-volt lead-acid starter battery. This enables greater energy and power efficiency while keeping overall system costs to a minimum, Johnson Controls says.

Mercedes-Benz presents autonomous Future Truck 2025 research vehicle; “Highway Pilot”

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Its unusual semitrailer already provides a visual outlook on the near future; Mercedes-Benz presented this Aerodynamics Trailer two years ago, as a world premiere at the International Commercial Vehicle Show (IAA). Autonomous driving in long-distance truck operations with the “Highway Pilot”.

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Volkswagen presents new I.D. CROZZ II battery-electric SUV concept; on sale in 2020

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CROZZ was presented in Shanghai in April 2017. At the traditional Volkswagen Group Night event on the evening before the International Motor Show (IAA) opens in Frankfurt, the Volkswagen brand staged the world premiere of the newest I.D. CROZZ electric concept vehicle. The I.D.

Nissan, Cummins Present Frontier Diesel Project At Chicago Auto Show

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More and more automakers are slotting diesel engines into pickup trucks, and at this year''s Chicago Auto Show Nissan and Cummins have made one of the most compact yet, the Frontier Diesel Runner. Based on the Frontier Desert Runner 4x2, Nissan has dropped a 2.8-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine into the space you''d normally find a 4-liter gasoline

FCA presents Fiat 500 M15 (methanol); to be sold in Israel

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At the Fuel Choices Summit in Israel this week, FCA presented the Fiat 500 M15—a retail-ready version of the Fiat 500 that runs on a blend of 85% gasoline and 15% methanol; is compliant with the Euro 6 New European Driving Cycle (NEDC); delivers a 2% CO 2 reduction compared with the same Euro 6 version of the vehicle running on gasoline; and maintains the same vehicle performance.

Tesla Hopes To Hire Hackers To Ensure Security Of Its Cars, Present And Future

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The term "hacker" conjures up images of shady individuals stealing your personal details through loop-holes in your internet security, but in the modern world a professional hacker can actually provide a valuable skill. Tesla Motors, for example, recently attended the Def Con security conference in Las Vegas in order to hire hackers to develop

The Social Non Profit – Working Smarter with Social Tech

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Learning Community Presentation Uncategorized networks purpose learning social elearning socialnonprofitThe Social Non Profit.

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GreenGT to present H2 fuel cell racer on Paul Ricard Circuit

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On 27 June, during the French leg of the FIA WTCC, GreenGT will present the GreenGT H2, a hydrogen fuel cell racing car, on the Paul Ricard circuit.

Audi presents sporty and green new R8

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The German manufacturer has presented a limited production version of the vehicle with its output increased to 412kW with the ability to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.6 The Audi R8 GT is well renowned as a high performance sports car – but now it can be noted for its green attributes too. seconds and reach a [.].

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Volkswagen presenting e-up! and e-Golf EVs at Frankfurt

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In a dual world premiere, Volkswagen will present two EVs at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt: the e-up! and e-Golf. earlier post ) and e-Golf ( earlier post ). The e-up! is highly efficient, with energy consumption of 11.7 kWh of electricity per 100 km (117 Wh/km) on the European cycle. (As

Renault presents the 235 mpg EOLAB prototype; plug-in “Z.E. Hybrid”; targeting production

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Renault has presented EOLAB, a new prototype which explores ways to deliver ultra-low fuel consumption. Work to reduce the glass’s weight led to collaboration with Saint Gobain Sekurit with the aim of saving between 30 and 50% compared with present-day standards. EOLAB.

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Volkswagen presents the I.D. Crozz – a zero emission SUEV for 2020

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The countdown has begun for a breakthrough in electric mobility, and if Frankfurt Motor Show has revealed anything so far it’s that 2020 could represent the turning point

ATS presents OTA Plus at Automotive Linux Summit in Tokyo

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ATS Advanced Telematic Systems, a German automotive-focused software company specializing in open source and open-standards-based software solutions for the mobility industry, will present its OTA solution, OTA Plus, at the Automotive Linux Summit, 13 and 14 July, in Tokyo.

Audi Presents Battery-Powered A3 e-tron Prototype

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The growth of Audi’s ever-expanding family of ‘e-tron’ electrified concept cars and prototypes shows no signs of slowing with two more additions joining the fold this month alone, the latest being the battery-powered A3 e-tron revealed this week. The newest addition brings the number of e-tron vehicles to five, and we’re

Continental presenting Intelligent Glass Control for car windows; targeted shading can reduce CO2 emissions or increase EV range

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At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 6–9, 2016, automotive supplier Continental is presenting a demo vehicle in which all windows can be darkened at the touch of a button.

BASF and Volkswagen present Science Award Electrochemistry to Dr. Vanessa Wood for work on Li-ion batteries

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The award was presented in a ceremony at Stanford University by Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, and Prof. It is presented annually and targets outstanding scientists in the global academic research community.

Continental presenting eHorizon swarm intelligence system for two-wheelers at CES 2017

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Continental will use the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this coming January as the venue to present the eHorizon system for two-wheelers.

Mercedes-Benz presenting Concept B-Class E-CELL Plus extended-range electric vehicle

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Mercedes-Benz is presenting its first electric vehicle with Range Extender at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show: the Concept B-Class E-CELL PLUS. The Concept B-Class E-CELL PLUS. Click to enlarge.

Top 5 UK police cars past and present

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Tongues were wagging back in July when, at the National Association of Police Fleet Motorists, a Ford Mustang was revealed in police livery. In fact t. Ford Jaguar Lexus Lotus Mustang Top 5

BMW to present new hybrid car in Geneva

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While planning to debut its new BMW 5 Series saloon car at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show next week, the German car manufacturer has also revealed plans for a Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid. The BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid will be the first combination of a straight-six with electric drive. It integrates the ActiveHybrid technology into [.].

BMW Group presents prototype of i8 plug-in hybrid; first use of new 3-cylinder engine

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BMW i presented a prototype of its second production vehicle, the i8 ( earlier post ), at a driving event at the BMW Group’s Miramas test track in France. Prototype BMW i8 at the track. Click to enlarge.

OECD paper presents and analyzes policies and programs to foster market growth of green cars

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The paper, “Market Development for Green Cars”, presents and analyses policies, programs and approaches for the development, market introduction and diffusion of green cars (primarily from the demand (pull) side). Nonetheless, innovative business models are emerging, and play a fundamental role in determining the success of green vehicles.Identifying a market for green cars and analyzing its developments present some daunting challenges.

DOE presenting webinar on SAE hydrogen fueling standardization

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will present a live webinar (register here ) titled “Introduction to SAE Hydrogen Fueling Standardization” on Thursday, September 11, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will provide an overview of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standards and how they are applied to hydrogen fueling for fuel cell electric vehicles. Earlier post.).

Ford researchers present physics-based model of mass-induced fuel consumption for better insight into lightweighting benefits

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Incorporating additional parameters such as motor and battery efficiencies, the present model can readily be adapted for the advanced powertrain vehicles. Schematic of fuel use in driving. F w = fuel consumption due to mass-induced loads; F x = fuel cons.

BYD Presents Happy Results From Chinese Electric-Taxi Test

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Automaker BYD is by far China's most aggressive when it comes to electric cars. It launched its F3DM sedan, the world's first production plug-in hybrid, back in December 2008--sales have been poor--and has been testing its all-electric e6 crossover with both taxi fleets in Shenzhen, China, and the Housing Authority of Los Angeles. Encouraging data

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Christmas Presents

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Santa was good to me this year. I received a Link-10 battery monitor from my parents. I don't think they understand what it does and why it costs so much, but okay, they got it for me anyway. The items on the right came from Belktronix. The wires on the upper left are the Link-10 voltage prescaler.

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Study finds “markedly” high levels of diesel exhaust present in commuter trains powered by locomotives in pull-mode

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Diesel-powered commuter trains may expose their passengers to elevated levels of certain black carbon and ultrafine particles, especially in the coach directly behind the locomotive, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto. A paper on the study is published in the journal Atmospheric Environment.