Singapore’s HES unveils plans for regional hydrogen-electric passenger aircraft: Element One

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Originally from Singapore, HES has been working with a number of fast-moving start-ups and SMEs in France over the past year and exploring various locations to execute its Element One vision, including Aerospace Valley, the global aviation R&D hub located in Toulouse.

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Neste investing €1.4B to boost capacity for renewable drop-in fuels and products production in Singapore

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billion to add additional renewable products production capacity in Singapore. The decision is based on a growing global market demand for low-carbon solutions in transport and cities, aviation, polymers and chemicals. Singapore expansion.

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Toyota develops “Total-care Service” for ride-hailing companies; rollout with Grab in Singapore

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Singapore will see the first service roll-out, with Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. Intensive Care Stall (ICS) has been implemented at Borneo Motors (Singapore) (BMS), the authorized Toyota dealer in Singapore.

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NTU and Volvo jointly to develop autonomous electric buses in Singapore; Volvo’s first autonomous public transportation application

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Volvo Buses will begin testing autonomous electric passenger buses in Singapore in 2019. For Volvo, this will be its first autonomous application in public transportation anywhere in the world. The autonomous vehicle test circuit, which is modeled after real road conditions in Singapore, provides a safe and controlled environment in which to test autonomous vehicles.

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Singapore LTA selects nuTonomy for trials of autonomous mobility-on-demand transportation service; new AV testing center

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In addition to Delphi ( earlier post ), Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has also selected nuTonomy to begin trials of an autonomous mobility-on-demand transportation service. —Senior Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo.

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Volvo Buses and Singapore University NTU demo world’s first full size autonomous electric bus

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Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have demonstrated the world’s first 12-meter autonomous electric bus. This is Volvo’s first autonomous fully electric bus in public transportation.

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NTU Singapore and BlueSG launch ultra-fast charging electric tram; 20-second recharge

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and BlueSG Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Blue Solutions owned by the Bolloré Group, have launched Singapore’s first flash-charging electric shuttle.

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Fujitsu launches Singapore field trial of AI-enhanced event-congestion-mitigation system

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This technology works to fine-tune the details of suggestions with the goal of mitigating congestion, by shifting times of peak traffic and modes of transportation. Behavior Big Data Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Market Background

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LTA, SMRT, StarHub and IBM collaborate to improve transport with data for Singapore commuters

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The Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA), SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) StarHub and IBM are collaborating to apply fusion analytics to create a state-of-the-art public transport system that will improve the commuter experience across Singapore. By using data to extract actionable insights, transport operators and authorities will be able to provide better information services to their employees and passengers.

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ST Engineering launches several initiatives on autonomous vehicles in Singapore

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ST Engineering announced several initiatives to advance Singapore’s Smart Mobility 2030 vision of a smart transportation network and to strengthen its leadership in the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies. Creating AV solutions for public transport. ST Kinetics also announced that it will conduct AV trials in partnership with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA).

NTU to trial Singapore’s first driverless vehicle

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In a partnership between Nanyang Technological University (NTU), JTC Corporation and Induct Technologies, and supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), an autonomous electric shuttle manufactured by Induct will run a 2 km (1.2-mile) between NTU and JTC CleanTech Park.

NXP and NTU Singapore launch $16M smart mobility test bed

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NXP Semiconductors has signed an agreement with Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University (NTU) to establish a real-world smart mobility test bed on the NTU campus. Supported by Singapore Economic Development Board, the joint initiative paves the way for Singapore’s “Smart Mobility 2030” vision, making the city-state a global innovation hub for intelligent transport systems.

ExxonMobil completes acquisition of one of the world’s largest aromatics plants in Singapore

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ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced that its Singapore affiliate has completed its acquisition of one of the world’s largest aromatics facilities on Jurong Island in Singapore. The acquisition will strengthen both sites with operational and logistical synergies, as well as increase ExxonMobil’s Singapore aromatics production to over 3.5 million tonnes of paraxylene, and add about 65,000 barrels per day of transportation fuels capacity.

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BYD electric vehicles head to Singapore

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The expansion of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD continues in earnest after the company signed a memorandum of understanding with SMRT Corporation in Singapore. SMRT was the first public transport provider in Singapore and [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD BYD e6 electric taxi BYD eBUSes electric vehicles Singapore

Continental acquires Singapore-based mobility intelligence provider Quantum Inventions for ITS portfolio

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Continental has acquired Singapore based mobility-intelligence provider Quantum Inventions. Quantum Inventions will add to Continental’s growing intelligent transportation systems (ITS) portfolio with its city data including next generation navigation systems that are highly responsive to real-time information such as traffic data; road incident information; and dynamic road pricing.

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NTU Singapore and Schaeffler set up joint lab to develop smart mobility devices

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Schaeffler Group are establishing a joint research lab to develop smart mobility devices. The collaboration will tackle transportation challenges for Singapore within the context of the country’s Smart Nation vision. Together with Schaeffler, we aim to develop innovative personal transport solutions that will be safer and more efficient, which will support Singapore’s drive towards a car-lite society.

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Singapore introducing stiff new feebate scheme for low carbon cars

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Singapore will implement a new Carbon Emissions-Based Vehicle Scheme (CEV) on 1 January 2012, providing rebates to qualified new cars, taxis, and imported used cars with low carbon emissions, and imposing an equivalent surcharge on higher emitting vehicles. CEV bandings (Singapore dollars).

Scania leading full-scale autonomous truck platoon project in Singapore; 4-truck convoys

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The platoon will traffic public roads while transporting containers between port terminals in Singapore. The multi-year project is organized by the Ministry of Transport and the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA Corporation). The second phase will consist of local trials and development of the technology in Singapore. Autonomous vehicles and platooning are cornerstones of future sustainable transport systems.

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MIT and National Research Foundation of Singapore Launch Project on New Models and Tools for Future Urban Transportation

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National Research Foundation of Singapore launched a new project to develop new models and tools for the planning, design, and operation of future urban transportation. Aimed at making urban transportation systems more environmentally sustainable—first in Singapore, and ultimately on a global scale—these new models will be developed and deployed by nearly 60 researchers from four academic institutions.

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Singapore A*STAR lab and BYD to collaborate on developing EVs with autonomous capabilities

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Singapore’s A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) and BYD Company Limited have signed a joint laboratory agreement to develop electric vehicles with autonomous vehicle sensors to advance clean technology in Singapore’s transport system. These data will be useful for the AV systems to learn situation awareness in the context of Singapore traffic rules, road environment and to make intelligent judgements based on predicted and typical responses of drivers.

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Groupe PSA and nuTonomy form strategic partnership to test fully autonomous vehicles in Singapore

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Autonomous vehicle (AV) software developer nuTonomy ( earlier post ) and Groupe PSA have entered a strategic partnership through which nuTonomy will seamlessly integrate its software system into customized PEUGEOT 3008s for on-road testing of fully autonomous cars in Singapore. nuTonomy expects to complete the integration of its autonomous vehicle (AV) system this summer, with on-road testing of the self-driving 3008s beginning in Singapore in September.

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BMW Group and NTU Singapore launch US$965K electromobility research program; Electromobility in Asia and Smart Materials

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BMW Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) launched a new electromobility research program, involving the all-electric BMW i3 and plug-in hybrid sports car BMW i8.

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Neste applies for CA LCFS pathway for renewable diesel produced in Singapore from corn oil extracted in US midwest

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Among them are two proposed pathways from Neste for the production of renewable diesel at its Singapore refinery, using corn oil from the US midwest as feedstock. Neste Singapore Pte Ltd. produces approximately 250 million gallons annually of drop-in renewable diesel (RD) (NEXBTL, not biodiesel) from multiple feedstocks at its plant in Singapore.

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus launches two truck platooning projects; Scania in Singapore, MAN and Schenker in Germany

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus companies have launched two truck platooning pilot projects: one, with Scania in Singapore ( earlier post ), the other with MAN and Schenker DB in Germany. In Singapore, in the world’s largest pilot project of this kind, Scania will be developing and testing a comprehensive platooning solution. miles) on public roads to transport containers between various port terminals. After this has been completed, the second phase will involve testing in Singapore.

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nuTonomy and Grab partner to expand public trial of on-demand self-driving car service in Singapore

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nuTonomy , a developer of software for self-driving cars, and Grab , a Southeast Asia ride-hailing app, are partnering to expand nuTonomy’s ongoing public trial of self-driving cars in Singapore. According to Grab’s traffic data, drivers in Singapore are less likely to accept a passenger booking request originating from or destined for remote locations. These findings illustrate the transportation need in the nation’s underserved remote locations that robo-cars can help meet.

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LCFS pathways for renewable diesel produced in Singapore from NA tallow and SE Asian fish oil

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board has posted six new applications for pathways for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), two of which are from Neste Oil for renewable diesel (RD) produced at its plant in Singapore from (a) North American tallow and (b) Southeast Asian fish oil. Neste Oil Singapore Pte Ltd. produces approximately 250 million gallons of renewable diesel (RD) from multiple feedstocks at its plant in Singapore.

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Mitsubishi Motors signs cooperation agreement to promote EVs with the Singapore Government

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and its distributor in Singapore Cycle & Carriage Automotive PTE Limited (CCA) signed a Cooperation Agreement to collaborate on activities to popularize electric vehicles (EV) with the Singapore government. We are delighted to welcome Mitsubishi Motors on board as the first major EV supplier for Singapore's EV test bed program. —Leo Yip, Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board.

Scania and Ahola Transport agree on semi-autonomous platooning

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Scania announced a partnership agreement with Finnish company Ahola Transport to implement semi-autonomous platooning on Nordic roads—the first such customer agreement in Europe for semi-autonomous truck platooning on public roads. —Hans Ahola, CEO of Ahola Transport.

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Singapore considers Model S EV a high carbon emission vehicle based on fuel consumption and upstream power generation

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Channel NewsAsia recently reported on the case of a Tesla Model S owner in Singapore who, rather than receiving the Carbon Emissions-based Vehicle Scheme (CEVS) rebate he expected of S$15,000 (US$10,841) was hit with a CEVS surcharge of S$15,000 for having high carbon emissions. Singapore revised CEVS bands. Singapore applies a grid emission factor of 0.5

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NTU, JTC and SMRT to develop integrated transport solutions with joint research lab; “Mobility-as-a-Service Lab”

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), JTC and SMRT Services Pte Ltd (SMRT) have joined forces to develop innovative solutions that seamlessly integrate multiple modes of transportation, for better connectivity and accessibility. This is in line with the Government’s aim of making Singapore a living lab to develop and test new urban solutions. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Mobility Mobility services Other Asia Urban mobility

BYD signs MOU to discuss EV JV in Singapore; distributing eBUSes and e6 taxis

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and its wholly owned subsidiary SMRT International Pte Ltd, a multi-modal transport service provider in Singapore, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BYD Company Limited to enter into discussions regarding the possibility of establishing a joint venture to distribute BYD’s eBUSes and e6 Taxis in Singapore. SMRT Corporation Ltd.

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ZF takes 60% stake in mobility provider 2getthere, provider of automated electric passenger transport systems

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The company offers complete automated transport systems and is located in Utrecht/Netherlands, with offices in San Francisco, Dubai and Singapore. Applications range from driverless electric transport systems at airports, business and theme parks to dedicated urban transport infrastructures. 2getthere has more than three decades of experience in the market of autonomous passenger transport vehicles as well as unique engineering and software competences.

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Battery System and Electric Car Manufacturer CODA Closes Oversubscribed Series C Round; Establishing Office in Singapore

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Aeris CAPITAL, a private Swiss investment office, led the round, with participation from new investors EDB Investments (EDBI), an investment firm headquartered in Singapore; Countyline LLC, an investment entity owned by Tony Pritzker and J.B. CODA also announced that it will establish an office in Singapore to serve as the design and engineering center for the development and homologation of CODA electric vehicles for right-hand drive markets in Europe and Asia.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Partners with Singapore Government for EVs

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has formed a partnership with the Energy Market Authority (EMA), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore to explore the development of Zero Emission Vehicles Program. EV development is an exciting new area particularly relevant to the Singapore context. The EV taskforce was set up to assess the benefits and applicability of adopting EVs in Singapore.

More on Singapore green car commitment

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Earlier this week we told you about Renault-Nissan and the Singapore Government’s plans to develop zero emission mobility. A taskforce, to be chaired by the Land Transport Authority and the Energy Market Authority, has been established to examine the business models for such vehicles along with the infrastructure. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan renault green car commitment Renault-Nissan Alliance Singapore

Renault-Nissan and Singapore Government to develop zero-emission mobility

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Renault-Nissan Alliance has formed a partnership with the Energy Market Authority (EMA), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore to explore the development of Zero Emission Vehicles Programme. “EV development is an exciting new area particularly relevant to the Singapore context. The EV taskforce was set up to assess the benefits and applicability of adopting EVs in Singapore. Land Transport Authority.

National University of Singapore researchers devise membrane-based supercapacitors; possible new route to high-performance supercapacitive energy storage

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A team from the National University of Singapore's Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative (NUSNNI), led by principle investigator Dr. Xian Ning Xie, has developed a polystyrene membrane-based supercapacitor that they say will be easier to scale up than the current alternatives. Due to the ion-conducting channels, the network facilitates fast ionic transport and charge storage, and thus is a promising electrode material for supercapacitors.

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Bosch Establishing E-mobility Service Platform in Singapore; Open Platform Accommodates Third-party Integration

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The Bosch Group has successfully bid for a pilot project in Singapore that includes a software-based service platform for e-mobility, as well as the necessary charging and communication infrastructure that goes with it. The Singapore government has recognized this opportunity and is now working together with Bosch to make this pioneering technology a reality.

ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index: US cities held back by transportation, environmental factors

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Asian cities show the most divergence, with Seoul, Hong Kong and Singapore in the top ten and Manila, Mumbai, Wuhan and New Delhi forming four of the bottom five cites.

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nuTonomy to test its self-driving cars on specific public roads in Boston

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The testing in Boston will enable nuTonomy to build on the knowledge it has gained from the public road tests and public trials it has been conducting in Singapore’s one-north business district. nuTonomy plans to launch its self-driving mobility-on-demand service in Singapore in 2018.

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Navigant forecasts global smart urban mobility market to hit $25.1 billion in 2024

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The focus of the report is on advanced and often disruptive technologies that are enabling new smart mobility options, including advanced intelligent transportation systems (ITSs), public EV charging equipment and services, smart parking systems, carsharing and bikesharing programs, rideshare services, and congestion charging programs. Connected vehicles Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Urban mobility

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nuTonomy launches first public trial of self-driving car service and ride-hailing app

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The trial, which will continue on an on-going basis, is being held within Singapore’s one-north business district, where nuTonomy has been conducting daily autonomous vehicle (AV) testing since April. Earlier this month, nuTonomy was selected by the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) as an R&D partner, to support the development of a commercial AV service in Singapore. nuTonomy launched the first public trial of a robo-taxi service.

MIT and Princeton researchers leverage smartphone cameras for collaborative traffic signal schedule advisory system; tests show 20% cut in fuel consumption

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Recognizing the potential benefit of GLOSA, US and European transportation agencies have advocated for the integration of short range (DSRC) antennas into traffic signals as part of their long term vision for intelligent transportation systems. SignalGuru service architecture.

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