How safe is Tesla Autopilot? Parsing the statistics (as suggested by Elon Musk)

Green Car Reports

One of the tools Elon Musk and Tesla Motors have used to defend the safety of its Autopilot software is the dark and perplexing art of statistics. After a fatal Autopilot-related crash in May, a company blog post pointed out that the crash was “the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated.” ” The. Elon Musk NHTSA IIHS Tesla Motors Autonomous cars self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

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Tesla Autopilot statistics, renewable energy growth, 2017 Nissan Versa Note: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

A look at Tesla's own statistics shows that Autopilot has a higher crash rate than human. Today, we take a close look at Tesla Autopilot crash data, the Department of Energy indicates U.S. renewable energy use will grow in 2017, and the 2017 Nissan Versa Note appears ahead of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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New statistical method to detect ozone pollution hot spots and monitor instrument failure; combining PCA and MEWMA

Green Car Congress

A new statistical method developed by researchers at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia) can detect abnormal ozone levels within large bodies of monitored data. The monitoring methods can quickly and accurately detect ozone anomalies—localized spikes in ozone concentration indicated by sensor data.

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Engine sizes are on the up

Green Cars News

However, new figures from the Office of National Statistics suggest that engines are only getting larger. Tags: Cars Green cars Latest news AA President Edmund King engine capacities engine news engine sizes large engines Office of National Statistics small engines You may think that with a drive to reduce fuel emissions and to save money on fuel consumption, more motorists would be opting for vehicles with smaller engines.

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Electric cars cleaner than any gas-only car for 97 percent of U.S. drivers

Green Car Reports

But unless they're charged entirely on renewable energy—still statistically unlikely today—there are emissions associated with generating the electricity used to charge their batteries. Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions when running. For several years now, rigorous "wells-to-wheels" analyses of the carbon-dioxide emissions. Carbon Footprint emissions carbon dioxide electric utilities plug-in cars GRID

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Renewable energy growth accelerating, says International Energy Agency

Green Car Reports

And the latest statistics from the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be good news indeed for electric-car drivers. The overall carbon emissions associated with electric cars decrease as the electricity used to recharge them gets cleaner. Last year saw record growth in renewable energy, according to the IEA, which surpassed coal to become the. China energy policy plug-in cars renewable energy solar wind energy

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Plug-In Prius Statistics Revealed

All Cars Electric

Toyota has officially released several vital statistics pertaining to this Prius PHEV including a first look into the expected emissions and ability to operate in electric only mode Ready to make its debut next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show , the new Plug-In Prius from Toyota is sure to draw a lot of eager show goers its way.

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Will Europe Too Write Rules To Make Quiet Electric Cars Noisier?

Green Car Reports

Mary Glindon, Labour Party constituent in North Tyneside, cites statistics from the Guide Dogs charity that from 2010-2012, there were 237 hybrid and electric car This one just isn''t going to go away, is it?

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Electric car sales accelerate in the UK with record grant uptake

Green Cars News

Over a quarter of all the UK’s plug-in vehicles purchased through the Plug-in Car and Van Grants were sold in the last three month, according to the latest statistics from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

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Electric-car MPGe as important as range, Hyundai Ioniq maker suggests

Green Car Reports

Along with price, the top-line statistic cited for any battery-electric car is its rated range. Until last month, the only electric cars that exceeded 200 miles in that metric were made by Tesla Motors. Now, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has a 238-mile EPA rating for range—and that's usually the leading point about the Bolt EV in discussions or. EPA Efficiency plug-in cars range anxiety EPA Ratings MPGe

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Electric-Car Market Share In 2013: Understanding The Numbers Better

Green Car Reports

While market share is a good statistic: It''s useful, and easy to track. Last year, the 96,000 plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. represented a bit more than half a percent of the total market of 16.5 million vehicles. But to piece together the relationships between vehicle price, type, and market share, to gain a fuller sense of the

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Exploratory study finds statistically significant association between acute respiratory infection and bus or tram use

Green Car Congress

A study by researchers at the University of Nottingham (UK) found a statistically significant association between acute respiratory infection (ARI) and bus or tram use in the five days before symptom onset. The risk appeared greatest among occasional bus or tram users, but this trend was not statistically significant. We found a statistically significant association between ARI and bus or tram use in the five days before symptom onset.

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Scientists call for careful use of time scales, reference dates and statistical approaches in analyzing climate change trends to avoid distortion and hampering of response

Green Car Congress

A poor choice of reference dates could introduce bias into temperature trend estimations; specific climatic events or temperature anomalies can skew statistical means or cause a disproportionate influence when estimating trend lines. Statistical approach.

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Car-dependent and inactive UK costs 37,000 lives a year

Green Cars News

Our car-dependent and physically inactive lifestyles could be causing as many as 36,815 premature deaths in England each year-nearly a third of all premature deaths- according to new statistics released by South West Public Observatory (SWPHO) and charity, Sustrans.

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The electricity in gasoline

Plugs and Cars

Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division ) The US is, hoorah, #1. I just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. Almost 49,000,000,000 kWh. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles. That means the electricity alone we use to refine petroleum each year could drive over 16,000,o00 electric cars 12,000 miles each year.

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2012 Toyota Prius: GreenCarReports' Best Car To Buy 2012

Green Car Reports

The late-night arguments are over, the statistical comparisons and product specs are put away, and we've made our choice. The GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy Award for 2012 goes to a pair of cars: the 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon and the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. The two new 2012 entries together make up two-thirds of an expanded Prius hybrid

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Chreos Luxury Electric Car: '621-Mile Range'. Supposedly

Green Car Reports

There's a train of thought that goes thus: If you're going to launch an electric concept car, you may as well give it outrageous performance and range statistics as it'll never see the light of day anyway, and nobody can prove you wrong. Someone at Silex Power clearly thinks along similar lines, as it announces the 640-horsepower, 621-mile range

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BP: 53.3 Years Of Oil Left At Current Production Rate

Green Car Reports

That''s how BP starts its website page defining oil reserves, and it''s why we should take statistics like "53.3 "Nobody knows or can know how much oil exists under the earth''s surface or how much it will be possible to produce in the future." years of oil reserves" with a pinch of salt. But currently, that number is BP''s informed estimate of how

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RAND: Autonomous vehicles cannot be test-driven enough miles to demonstrate their safety; alternative testing methods needed

Green Car Congress

It’s going to be nearly impossible for autonomous vehicles to log enough test-driving miles on the road to statistically demonstrate their safety, when compared to the rate at which injuries and fatalities occur in human-controlled cars and trucks.

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Audi TT to offer record low sports car CO2 emissions

Green Cars News

too regularly: but when they offer statistics as staggering as the new Audi TT, they are hard to ignore. Sports cars don''t appear on TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk

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Green-Car Buyers More Likely To Pay Cash For New Vehicles: Report

Green Car Reports

We''re not entirely sure what it has to do with Earth Day, to be honest, but here''s an odd little statistic. Turns out that buyers of green cars--whether they''re hybrids or plug-in electric cars--are somewhat more likely to pay cash for their cars than are buyers of all vehicles on average. DON''T MISS: Who Buys Plug-In Electric Cars, And Why? sales Financing experian plug-in cars

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Opel to debut new engine with sub-100g/km CO2 emissions

Green Cars News

The Opel/Vauxhall Adam (pictured) is set to benefit from a new 1.0litre engine that will bring its statistics to emissions below 100g/km and fuel economy to 59mpg.

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Amazing Growth- A 33 day snapshot of DIYelectriccar

DIY Electric Car

Just out of curiosity I thought it might be interesting to record to statistics of DIY electric car, since it seemed like it was growing pretty fast. If you're interesting in statistics or just want to see how the website is going then check out these numbers (and excuse my dodgy excel graphs). Tags: Editorials Statistics Growth After just a month of fairly sporadic recording of the threads, posts, members and active members I found the results pretty surprising.

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How Much Oil Does America Use? Check Out This Infographic

Green Car Reports

On a countrywide scale, the statistics are The rate at which we use fuel even on an individual basis can be pretty surprising. If you do just 10,000 miles per year at 30 mpg, you''ll use 333.3 gallons in a year. That''s around 2,800 pounds, or the weight of a small compact car--the sort of car that''d do around 30 mpg in the first place.

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Brits cut down shopping trips and visits to friends as fuel prices rise

Green Cars News

Trips made in private modes of transport (cars, bikes and on foot) have fallen 12 per cent in Great Britain since 1997, the latest statistics from the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal.

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Tesla Autopilot safety, 2017 Honda CR-V, Formula E relevance: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we take a closer look at the statistics used by Tesla CEO Elon Musk to defend the carmaker's Autopilot system, survey the upgraded 2017 Honda CR-V crossover, and look at how Formula E electric-car racing could make road cars better. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Certain 2016 and 2017 Toyota Prius hybrids are being recalled to. Today in Car News

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New inventory of black carbon emissions from China finds 2007 levels higher than previously reported

Green Car Congress

For the remaining sources, the following fuel consumption data were used: national data from the United Nations Statistics Division (1949?1970); 1979); provincial data from the China Energy Statistics Yearbook (CESY) (1980?2007); BC emission map of China at 0.1° × 0.1° for year 2007.

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U.S. Now Uses More Corn For Ethanol Than Anything Else

Green Car Reports

Recent statistics show that, for the first time in history, America is using more corn to fill gas tanks than to fill the bellies of either humans or livestock. You call it "corn", we call it "fuel" -- at least in the United States. Corn in history For Americans, corn has long been tied to our national identity. In grade school textbooks, we're

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Bentley to cut fuel consumption of new Continental GT Speed

Green Cars News

is its remarkable fuel economy statistics. When the new Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible (pictured) makes its debut at the North American International Auto Show later this month, you might expect the focus to be on its slick looks, its power or its speed.

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New-Car Average Gas Mileage At Highest Level Ever: 24.8 MPG

Green Car Reports

Statistics kept by the University of Michigan''s Transport Research Institute (UMTRI) show sales-weighted MPG of 24.8 It just keeps rising: Average gas mileage for new cars has once again hit a new high in the U.S. mpg in May. That contrasts with 24.6 mpg in March, and a rise from 24.5 mpg in January. When UMTRI began taking figures in October

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New data: European automakers winning emissions battle

Green Cars News

We all know about the efforts being made to reduce vehicle exhaust emissions: but now new statistics suggest that European automakers are also reducing emissions vastly at the vehicle production stage. According to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) Pocket Guide, European manufacturers have made significant advancements towards reducing the environmental impact of vehicle production [.].

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Chevrolet Volt continues to be top seller for plug-in vehicles

Green Cars News

The Chevrolet Volt (pictured) is once again the top selling plug-in vehicle in the USA, according to official statistics for October. When it comes to plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, there is one clear frontrunner when it comes to early sales.

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Predicting Chevy Volt Sales: Is California Inventory The Key?

Green Car Reports

Now one blogger has applied some Nate Silver-like statistical analysis to try to divine predictive patterns in sales of the Chevrolet Volt, the range-extended electric car that's currently the best-selling plug-in vehicle in the Analyzing electric-car sales numbers and prognosticating on them is somewhere between a parlor game and a black art.

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Chevrolet reveals Sonic fuel economy details

Green Cars News

Its statistics will make it one of the most fuel efficient small cars in the North American [.]. The 2012 version of the Chevrolet Sonic (known in some markets at the Chevrolet Aveo) will boast fuel economy of 40mpg on the highway and 29mpg in the city, resulting in a combined fuel economy total of 33mpg. Chevrolet general motors Green cars Latest news 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Aveo Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Sonic fuel economy fuel economy

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Global oil consumption reaches all-time high

Green Cars News

New statistics from the Vital Signs Online report by the Worldwatch Institute suggest this is far from the case. Did you think that the emergence of green cars means that our reliance on oil is starting to fall? Despite falling 1.5 per cent between 2008 and 2009, in part due to the global financial crisis, [.]. Green credentials Latest news China Europe global oil consumption Green cars oil consumption U.S.A Worldwatch Institute

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Plug-In Hybrid Specs: Advice On How To Read 'Em (From A Volt Owner)

Green Car Reports

We’re going to let you in on a little insider’s secret: when manufacturers are shilling their wares, they tend to favor statistics that illustrate their own version of the truth. As any politician (or car company) will tell you, you can always find a set of numbers to work in your favor. Take the figures used by Toyota’s webpage

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Production and sales of plug-ins boomed in China in 2014

Green Car Congress

The production and sales of plug-in vehicles in China boomed last year, according to statistics from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers). Total production reached 78,499 units, 3.5 times the number in 2013. Among the total, 48,605 units were battery electric vehicles (BEV) (62%) and 29,894 units were plug-in hybrids (PHEV) (38%)—2.4 times and 8.1 times the numbers of 2013. As for the sales, the total volume reached 74,763 units, 3.2 times from a year earlier.

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Could Fisker Karma's Low MPGs Hurt DoE Car-Tech Loan Program?

Green Car Reports

The company simply omitted the statistic from their press release announcing that the EPA had legally certified the Karma--meaning it can now be sold to retail buyers. Fisker Automotive may have sensed that the 20-mpg EPA rating on their 2012 Karma electric sport sedan was not good news. Fisker said the EPA had rated the Karma at 54 MPGe

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WVU study fully characterizes pump-to-wheels methane emissions from HD natural gas vehicles and fueling stations

Green Car Congress

A Scientific Advisory Panel comprised of academic experts in the fields relevant to the study served as independent advisors, reviewing the appropriateness of the methodologies, results and statistical methods.

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EEA: Fuel efficiency improvements of new cars in Europe slowed in 2016

Green Car Congress

For the second successive year, the share of diesel vehicle sales declined and in 2016 fell below 50% of new sales—the lowest share of new sales since 2009 according to the official statistics.

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