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. Plans are in place to test the bus on NTU campus and to extend the route beyond the university.

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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.

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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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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. ST Kinetics also announced that it will conduct AV trials in partnership with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA). ST Kinetics’ autonomous buses will be one of the first in Singapore to operate on public roads.

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.

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.

A*STAR ICES establishes facility for catalysis and materials sciences research at National University of Singapore

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The Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has established a dedicated X-ray Absorption Facility for Catalysis Research (XAFCA) at National University of Singapore (NUS)-Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS).

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

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Fujitsu established a Center of Excellence in Singapore in 2014 in partnership with Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research, and the Singapore Management University.

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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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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. The research is supported by grants from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology (SMART) (Ignition Grant ING10022-ENG(IGN)), and National Research Foundation.

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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.

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NTU Singapore team develops ultra-fast charging Li-ion battery with new TiO2 gel anode material

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Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) led by Professor Xiaodong Chen have developed a new TiO 2 gel material for Li-ion battery anodes. by a team from the University of Texas at Austin noted that of the most studied polymorphs, nanostructured TiO 2 (B) has the highest capacity with promising high rate capabilities.

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NTU and NXP Semiconductors launch Singapore’s first Smart Mobility consortium; testing V2X on NTU campus

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and NXP Semiconductors have launched Singapore’s first Smart Mobility Consortium to focus on testing and developing smart mobility technologies. The new consortium will be a platform to turn such innovations into actual products, which can then be adapted to other big cities facing similar smart mobility challenges like Singapore, said Prof Yoon.

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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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Driverless electric shuttle to be trialled in Singapore

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A university in Singapore is to latest to trial the world’s first electric driverless shuttle. It’s expected that the autonomous vehicle will soon be shuttling passengers between the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and JTC Corporation''s (JTC) CleanTech Park.

GE and National University of Singapore to Establish US$100 Million Water Technology Center

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GE Water, a business unit of GE Energy, and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have signed an agreement to establish the NUS-GE Singapore Water Technology Center on the campus of NUS. Together, GE and NUS are investing US$100 million (SGD$150 million) in the NUS-GE Singapore Water Technology Center. GE Water and Singapore have been working together in delivering effective water solutions.

Advanced biofuels conference in Singapore to focus on cellulosic and algal produced bioenergy

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Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology and Singapore’s Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) announced the second Keystone Symposia conference on Biofuels in Singapore from 1-6 March 2011. The lineup of speakers includes: Dr. Adam Brown of the International Energy Agency; Professor Timothy Donohue of the University of Wisconsin-Madison/ Great Lakes Bioenergy; Dr. Arthur Grossman of Solazyme, Inc.;

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. According to associate professor Lee Dor-Horng, a transport researcher at the National University of Singapore, it will be necessary for the key industry players to make the vehicles financially attractive. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan renault green car commitment Renault-Nissan Alliance Singapore

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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MPA and NTU in Singapore Launch New Maritime Clean Energy Research Program

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The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) jointly launched the Maritime Clean Energy Research Programme (MCERP), through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by MPA Chief Executive Lam Yi Young and NTU Provost Professor Bertil Andersson. The Letter of Intent was signed by Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd.

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.

NUS team discovers bacterium that produces only biobutanol directly from cellulose

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A team of engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) recently discovered that a naturally occurring bacterium, Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum TG57, isolated from waste generated after harvesting mushrooms, is capable of directly converting cellulose to biobutanol.

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NUS study finds correlation between PM2.5 pollution and employee productivity

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A study by researchers from the National University of Singapore Department of Economics ( NUS Economics ) has found a correlation between pollution and productivity of employees. The results obtained from this study could be applied to Singapore, said the researchers, even though very high levels of PM 2.5

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NTU scientists discover sustainable way to increase seed oil yield in crops up to 15%

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have developed a sustainable way to demonstrate a new genetic modification that can increase the yield of natural oil in seeds by up to 15% in laboratory conditions. The new method can be applied to crops such as canola, soybean and sunflower, which are in a multi-billion dollar industry that continues to see increasing global demand.

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Flying first class on a single domestic round trip can contribute more greenhouse gas emissions than a year of driving

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airline (San Francisco to Santa Rosa); the longest flight within the continental United States (Seattle to Miami); and the longest flight in the world (New York to Singapore). by Michael Sivak.

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São Paulo study finds concentration of ultrafine particulates rose by 1/3 in switch from ethanol to gasoline

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The concentration of ultrafine particles less than 50 nanometers in diameter rose by one-third in the air of São Paulo, Brazil, when higher ethanol prices induced drivers to switch from ethanol to gasoline, according to a new study by a Northwestern University chemist, a National University of Singapore economist and two University of São Paulo physicists.

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Preliminary survey results show 27% believe they will be using autonomous car by 2020, 49% a single mobility app

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A final sample size of n=2,320 was achieved across 23 cities between the 6-22 September 2016: London (109); Melbourne (100); Sydney (100); Singapore City (101); Austin (100); Los Angeles (100); New York (100); Philadelphia (100); Portland (100); San Francisco (100); Washington DC (100); Kuala Lumpur (100); Amsterdam (100); Milan (100); Paris (104); Madrid (100); Brussels (101); Montréal (100); Toronto (104); México City (100); Santiago (101); Lima (100) and Frankfurt (100).

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ExxonMobil seeking to boost growth, continue work on lower-emissions technologies including biofuels and carbon capture

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The agreement adds to our work with more than 80 universities around the world and with five energy centers—at MIT, Princeton, Stanford, the University of Texas and two national universities in Singapore. ExxonMobil is progressing growth plans to increase its earnings and cash flow potential while researching technology breakthroughs to reduce emissions, Chairman and CEO Darren Woods said during the company’s annual meeting today.

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New research collaboration tackling ship hydrodynamics and fuel efficiency

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A new research collaboration between A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), Sembcorp Marine Ltd, University of Glasgow and University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS) aims to improve make a ship’s hydrodynamics and energy efficiency. Under the three-year MoU, IHPC, Sembcorp Marine Ltd, University of Glasgow and UGS will use computational modelling and visualisation technologies to design vessels with improved hydrodynamics for better fuel efficiency.

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New “2-in-1” EV unit integrates traction motor and A/C compressor for increased range in hot climates

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Engineers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have designed a “2-in-1” electric motor unit which can increase the range of electric vehicles in hot climates. The team is applying for a Proof-Of-Concept (POC) grant in Singapore.

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Bosch developing sensor box for air taxis using production-tested components from automotive

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A team of Bosch engineers has combined dozens of sensors to create a universal control unit for flying taxis. Test flights of electric air taxis are scheduled to begin in cities such as Dubai, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Singapore in 2020.

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Continental launches series production of technologies for robo-taxis

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Development of these technologies is being conducted by a global network of in the US, Germany, China, Japan and Singapore. Continental technologies such as ABS, radar and redundant brake system are being used in series production for robo-taxis for first time.

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NUS-led research team develops cost-effective technique for mass production of high-quality graphene; 50x less solvent

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A research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed an economical and industrially viable strategy to produce graphene.

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Flexible supercapacitor sets new high for volumetric energy density

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Researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, Tsinghua University in China, and Case Western Reserve University have developed a flexible micro-scale supercapacitor with what they believe is the highest reported volumetric energy density for carbon-based microscale supercapacitors to date: 6.3

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Catalytic Dehydration of Fructose into HMF with Ionic Liquid

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Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore have demonstrated the catalytic dehydration of fructose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) in an HCl–imidazolium ionic liquid (catalyst–solvent) system, in ambient conditions. The Singapore team concluded that high yields and excellent recyclability make the system a promising choice for fructose dehydration.

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Researchers use DNA to direct assembly of FePO4 cathode material; close to 100% of theoretical storage capacity

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A team from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore has used DNA to functionalize double wall carbon nanotubes (DWNTs) and to direct the growth of ultra-small FePO 4 nanoparticles (~5 nm) uniformly distributed on the DNA@DWNT for the development of a novel network nanostructure.

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NUS-led study: beltway to divert diesel trucks in São Paulo improved air quality and public health

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A study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of São Paulo revealed that a beltway constructed to divert heavy-duty diesel vehicles traffic in the Brazilian city of São Paulo improved air quality and public health in the city.

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New ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones

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Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed an ultrafast high-contrast camera that could help self-driving cars and drones see better in extreme road conditions and in bad weather. The research into the sensor technology started in 2009 and it has received $500,000 in funding from the Ministry of Education Tier 1 research grant and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Proof-of-Concept grant.

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Yissum offering novel high-performance anode for sodium-ion batteries; antimony sulphide nanoparticle-coated graphene

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Yissum , the Research and Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is offering a novel anode for sodium-ion batteries (Na-ion, NIB) which enables the production of a battery with high capacity, excellent rate capability and good cycle performance. Yissum is the technology transfer company of the University.

Researchers advance concept of “4-D” printing technology using shape memory polymer fibers

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Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Singapore University of Technology and Design have added a “fourth dimension” to additive manufacturing technology, opening up possibilities for the creation and use of adaptive, composite materials in manufacturing, packaging and biomedical applications.

MIT team finds lead levels higher in Indian Ocean than northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans

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In analyzing their samples, the researchers also came upon an odd measurement: In samples taken off the coast of Singapore, they found a type of lead they did not expect in this region of the world. While most countries around the Indian Ocean used leaded gasoline produced in Europe and the Middle East, the lead found near Singapore matches the kind once used in North American gasoline. “It’s This research was funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation.

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UC Santa Cruz prof suggests self-driving cars will torpedo parking pricing as effective congestion management policy; “incentive to create havoc”

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With no need to park, autonomous vehicles (AVs) will clog city streets and slow traffic to a crawl, according to a new paper by University of Santa Cruz transportation planner Adam Millard-Ball, an associate professor of environmental studies. Fundamentally, AVs will negate one of the central pillars of Transportation Demand Management programs that seek to reduce vehicle travel in downtowns, university campuses and other employment centers.

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TUM CREATE introduces tropical megacity e-taxi prototype at Tokyo; super-fast charging with twin charge ports

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Singapore-based TUM CREATE unveiled an electric taxi prototype designed for tropical megacities, codenamed EVA, at the Tokyo Motor Show. EVA is designed to be recharged in just 15 minutes to cover a realistic range of 200 km (124 miles) based on Singapore driving patterns.

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