Daimler, Tsinghua University deepen joint research cooperation on sustainable transportation; automated driving and intelligent mobility

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Through the Tsinghua Daimler Joint Research Center for Sustainable Transportation, the cooperation has been extended for an additional three years.

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Volvo Group delivers recommendations on sustainable transport to UN Secretary-General

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Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt, in his role as co-chair of the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, submitted a report to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon containing ten recommendations on how sustainable transport can advance sustainable development. The report calls for increased international development funding, supportive legislation and incentives to promote new transport technologies.

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USDOT awards $14M to UC Davis-led National Center for Sustainable Transportation

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The US Department of Transportation recently selected the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, led by the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, to receive a five-year grant totaling approximately $14 million ($2.8 million in the initial year) to advance a more sustainable transportation system. It is the only national transportation center focused on environmental preservation and the only one in California.

Tennessee DEC announces Sustainable Transportation Awards and Forum

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau announced the launch of the TDEC Sustainable Transportation Awards initiative to recognize outstanding and voluntary achievements by governments, businesses, industries, public and private institutions of higher learning, and utilities that demonstrate leadership in advancing sustainable transportation in the State.

DOE awarding $4.8M to 5 BIRD Energy projects with Israel; H2 storage, biofuel, sustainable transportation

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million in the areas of hydrogen storage, advanced biofuels, sustainable transportation, and energy efficiency. The companies must present a project that involves innovation in the area of sustainable and clean energy and is of mutual interest to both countries. Chelmsford, Massachusetts) will develop a safe hydrogen transport and storage system.

Sustainable Transport Awards open for nominees

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Sustainable transport initiatives from across the UK, France and Belgium will battle it out to win at the 2014 Eurostar Ashden Awards for the chance to be honoured for their achievements and a share of £30,000 in prize money.

Ashden Awards for Sustainable Transport open for 2015

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It seems like five minutes ago since Dale Vince, CEO of Ecotricity was collecting the 2014 Eurostar Ashden award for Sustainable Travel, for establishing the UK’s Electric Highway – a network of rapid chargers, located at motorway service stations across the country.

President’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9B for DOE; 9% boost over FY 2015 enacted; $793M (2.7%) for sustainable transportation

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billion above the FY 2015 Enacted level, sustains DOE’s role as the largest federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences and develops and operates advanced scientific user facilities at the National Laboratories to maintain the nation’s primacy in science and innovation. Sustainable transportation. Sustainable transportation funding requests include: Vehicle technologies. President Barack Obama’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9

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Government announces new ‘Sustainable Transport Fund’

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Plans for a new ‘Local Sustainable Transport Fund’ have been announced by Local Transport minister Norman Baker. New fund is designed to help local transport authorities outside London to develop measures that will help clean up transport while also improving safety and increasing levels of physical activity among local people. Tags: Green credentials cycling spending review sustainable transport fund transport fund walking

Univ. of Michigan receives grant from Alcoa Foundation for sustainable transportation research in Detroit, Beijing

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The University of Michigan will receive a $250,000 grant from Alcoa Foundation to support U-M’s Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation ( SMART ) project. The grant will be used to develop and apply practical solutions to the challenges of sustainable transportation in the Detroit and Beijing regions.

DOE to award $22.3M to accelerate the development of MD, HD plug-in vehicles and use of other sustainable transportation technologies

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The “Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Vehicle Technologies Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement” ( DE-FOA-0001535 ) seeks cost-shared projects across three areas of sustainable transportation technologies. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $22.3

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8 development banks commit to provide more than $175B to scale up support for sustainable transport

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and seven other multilateral development banks (MDBs) are committing to provide more than $175 billion of loans and grants for transport in developing countries over the next decade. Developing countries have the opportunity to leapfrog to a greener future of less motorization, shorter commutes, and more energy efficient transport systems. Sustainable transport solutions are available.

Report Finds That Urgent Changes in Transport Financing Required to Enable More Sustainable Transportation Globally

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Changes in how transport is financed are essential if cities and nations are to deal effectively with the rapid growth in motor vehicle traffic and related environmental and health problems, including climate change, according to a new report by the Transport Research Laboratory released at Fifth Regional EST Forum in Asia by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport.

ITS-Davis study finds social influence a key element in transitioning to more sustainable transportation such as PHEVs

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Research from the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Davis (ITS-Davis) suggests it will take more than a reasonable price and good information to get consumers to make more sustainable transportation choices, such as the purchase of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). strong interest in the societal benefit that is willing to contribute resources to sustain more.

DSB and Better Place Partner to Deliver a Sustainable Transportation Alternative in Denmark with EV-Train Combo

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Better Place and DSB, Denmark’s state-owned passenger rail company, signed an agreement to provide Danes with door-to-door, sustainable transportation by combining passenger rail and electric car service. We consider the cooperation agreement with DSB as a unique opportunity to promote the adoption of EVs in Denmark and an important milestone in our work to establish a nationwide infrastructure for sustainable transportation.

The Budget 2009 - working towards sustainable transport

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The Budget confirmed and built on the Chancellor’s measures in Budget 2008 and the Pre-Budget report by: Confirming the new rules on capital allowances linked to CO2 emissions. Confirming and extending the overhaul of Vehicle Excise Duty Rates. Increasing company car benefit in kind tax in the future for all but the lowest carbon cars. Confirming future increases in fuel duty. Introducing a vehicle scrappage scheme.

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Earn a Masters Degree in – electric vehicles

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Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Renault Electric Vehicle Masters Degree electric vehicles Masters Course ParisTech Renault Foundation Sustainable Mobility Institute sustainable transport

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£46m to go towards green buses

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Over £46m will be used for 542 new low carbon buses on roads across England by March 2012, the Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced. The money is part of the Government’s drive to target investment in new projects that promote green growth and encourage use of sustainable local transport. Latest news buses green transport low emissions sustainable transport Transport Minister Norman Baker

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Report: Major changes needed to transport financing

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If the transport sector is to cope with the rapid growth in motor vehicle traffic and the related environmental and health issues then major changes are needed to how transport is financed. That’s the verdict of a new report by the Transport Research Laboratory entitled A Paradigm Shift Towards Sustainable Low Carbon Transport.

Daimler 1st int’l automaker to obtain road test license for highly automated driving in Beijing; Baidu and Apollo platform

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Backed by strong local partners, our R&D in China results in concrete innovations that allow us to achieve sustainable development today and into the future. In addition, through their joint Research Center for Sustainable Transportation, Daimler and Tsinghua University since 2012 have supported research projects related to sustainable transportation in a China-specific road environment.

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Daimler 1st int’l automaker to obtain road test license for highly automated driving in Beijing; Baidu and Apollo platform

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Backed by strong local partners, our R&D in China results in concrete innovations that allow us to achieve sustainable development today and into the future.

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Scania and European Gigafactory developer Northvolt partner for heavy vehicle electrification

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Vehicle electrification is rapidly advancing; for heavy trucks and buses, continued development of both charging infrastructure as well as more robust, cost efficient and sustainable battery cells is crucially needed for a widespread market breakthrough in commercially viable electrification. Different transport application will require different electric powertrains. We aim to make it easy for customers to select sustainable transport solutions.

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ABB providing two fast chargers for Scania buses in Östersund, Sweden

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The trials will be carried out in collaboration with public authorities, including the City of Östersund, the municipality of Krokom, the Region Jämtland Härjedalen’s Public Transport Authority, the publically owned energy supplier Jämtkraft and the Swedish Transport Administration.

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PIP Declares Victory

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That will require a transition to less expensive transportation fuels. PHEV s allow for optimization of readily available clean-energy resources and represent a sustainable transportation solution that can be delivered today.

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MAN to showcase new electric trucks at IAA: eTGM and eTGE

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For us, one thing is clear: the future of urban passenger and cargo transport is electric. This trial will ensure that the vehicles can meet the high reliability standards required for use in local public transport.

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Now buses too are getting the electric fever, how does it work?

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We might be TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk, but let it never be said that we are scared to discuss sustainable transport issues slightly outside of our usual stomping ground. Tuesday 1 July, 2014. The Green Piece Column.

Scania and China-based Haylion Technologies to partner in developing autonomous and electrified vehicles

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Scania, a member of the Volkswagen Group, will collaborate with Haylion Technologies, which focuses on solutions for the Chinese transport industry in the areas of autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity.

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Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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Maven is working with Austin Energy, the Austin Transportation Department, and Rocky Mountain Institute to create infrastructure solutions leading to an all-electric future.

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Croydon Council slashes car use by joining car club

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As part of the council’s plans to develop a more cost-effective and sustainable transport policy, Zipcar’s services were initially enrolled as part of a tria[.].

Maker of 3-wheeler EV Arcimoto files for IPO under Reg A

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Arcimoto was founded in 2007 to catalyze the shift to a sustainable transportation system.

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ADB Transport Forum: shift to greener transport in Asia key to global sustainability; investment of $2.5T needed by 2020

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Asia must scale up sustainable transport development or face a bleak future of congested roads, pollution, ill health and economic damage, which could have ripple effects around the world, the third ADB (Asian Development Bank) transport forum heard earlier this month in Manila.

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Flawed tests helping carmakers cheat to better fuel economy

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per cent last year to 127g/km CO2, sustainable transport group, Transport and Environment (T&E) warns the figures may be misleading thanks to a flawed system of tests used across the continent. [.].

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Anniversary interview with the LowCVP

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The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is a public-private organisation, born in 2003, with a vision to help the UK shift to more sustainable transport.

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Daimler and Tsinghua University extend and expand research cooperation in China

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The Tsinghua University Daimler Joint Research Center for Sustainable Transportation, funded by an annual contribution of more than 3 million RMB (US$472,000) by Daimler, is supporting future-oriented research projects relating to sustainable transportation in the China-specific road environment context.

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MAN to showcase new electric trucks at IAA: eTGM and eTGE

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For us, one thing is clear: the future of urban passenger and cargo transport is electric. This trial will ensure that the vehicles can meet the high reliability standards required for use in local public transport.

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Fiat calls for your future transport ideas

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Fiat is calling on motoring enthusiasts to share their ideas for the future of sustainable transport as part of the ‘Our Future Mobility’ project created by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

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LA Metro orders up to 300 New Flyer 60-foot CNG transit buses

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 300 Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG), 60-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The buses support LA Metro’s commitment to sustainable transportation, which works toward a vision of all-electric public transportation by 2030.

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BMW of North America and partners to install up to 100 EV charging stations in and around US National Parks

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The Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program works with the National Park Service to provide technical assistance to support sustainable transportation projects at national park sites.

UN-Habitat and DLR sign a memorandum of understanding on sustainable urban mobility

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Institute of Transport Research signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Berlin that aims to promote cooperation between the two institutions in the field of sustainable urban mobility. The MoU provides a framework for cooperation within which the organizations will work together on issues related to sustainable urban mobility.

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UN Secretary-General urges transport ministers to reshape world’s transport systems

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the world’s transport ministers meeting at the International Transport Forum 2015to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and “ find new green solutions ”. Ban called sustainable transport “ a common thread ” linking the upcoming UN Summit in September in New York and the COP21 climate change conference in Paris in December.

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