AutoX to showcase autonomous grocery delivery technology at CES

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AutoX, one of the first companies to offer a grocery delivery service using self-driving vehicles, will showcase its latest autonomous vehicle technology at CES 2019 in Las Vegas this week.

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Schaeffler to showcase electrification technologies at CES 2019

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A transmission specifically for electric vehicles of which one each at the front and rear axles of the new Audi e-tron enables a particularly efficient all-wheel drive system with smart control technology is another example. Benefits from experience in conventional powertrain technology.

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CSIRO to partner with Fortescue on hydrogen technologies; focus on metal membrane technology

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CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, will partner with Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) on hydrogen technologies to support the development of new industries, create jobs and pave the way for low emissions export opportunities. The centerpiece of the $20-million partnership is an investment in CSIRO’s metal membrane technology, which enables ammonia to be used as a carrier material for hydrogen storage and transport.

2018 85

Revolve Technologies shows new PCB-based fuel cell range extender

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UK-based Revolve Technologies has revealed the successful completion of a project to develop novel fuel cell technology using printed circuit board (PCB) construction (PCBFC). Source: Revolve Technologies. The technology can also be adopted by OEMs in other pure EV segments.

2018 132

SEAT joins Alastria for the development of blockchain technology-based solutions

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SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, has joined Alastria , the first semi-public multi-sectorial consortium which aims to provide a venue for digital cooperation in an independent, neutral network in which blockchain technology-based products and services are developed.

2018 134

Maxwell Technologies sells HV product line to Renaissance to focus on energy storage for EVs

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Maxwell Technologies, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of energy storage and power delivery technology, has simultaneously signed and closed a definitive agreement to sell its High Voltage (HV) product line to Renaissance Investment Foundation.

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Volkswagen acquiring 75.1% majority stake in WirelessCar from Volvo Information Technology AB

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WirelessCar has its own technology platform and also develops digital services, including concierge and billing services (e.g. WirelessCar joins Microsoft and diconium as the third major technology partner involved. The Volkswagen Group is acquiring a 75.1%

2018 117

LG Chem invests in Enevate; silicon-dominant Li-ion battery technology

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Introduced in November 2017, Enevate’s HD-Energy Technology for EVs enables Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells with up to 50% higher capacity than conventional graphite cells. Enevate’s HD-Energy Technology is a self-standing, silicon-dominant composite anode with more than 70% silicon.

2018 132

AVEVAI introduces IONA e-LCVs with more than 300 km range; supercapacitor-battery hybrid technology

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AVEVAI , a new B2B e-mobility and logistics solutions and technology provider based in Singapore, launched its range of IONA electric light commercial vehicles (e-LCVs) at the 5 th Guangzhou International Electric Vehicles Show in China (16-25 November 2018).

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Velodyne introducing new technology for autonomy and driver assistance; Alpha Puck, VelaDome, Velarray & Vella

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introduced new technology that will serve as the cornerstone of future advanced driving safety systems. Powered by Velodyne’s patented Micro Lidar Array (MLA) technology, the VelaDome is optimized for manufacturability and designed to meet automotive-grade standards.

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Next-Battery secures strategic relationship with China-based Lvchi Automobile Technology

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Next-Battery , a start-up developing high energy-density Li-ion battery technology, has secured a strategic relationship with Lvchi Automobile Technology (Shanghai) Co Ltd. Lvchi also has technology centers in Coventry, England and Silicon Valley.

2018 107

Emerging Fuels Technology licenses its second-generation Fischer-Tropsch technology to Red Rock Biofuels

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Emerging Fuels Technology , Inc (EFT) has executed a license agreement with Red Rock Biofuels LLC (RRB) under which EFT will provide its second-generation TL8a Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology to provide additional FT capacity for RRB’s biorefinery in Lakeview, Oregon. IR1 says that through a proprietary integration of existing technologies, it makes the long-commercialized Fischer-Tropsch process economic at the biomass scale.

2018 69

OER Had Its Breakthrough in 2017. Next Year, It Will Become an Essential Teaching Tool

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Until recently, the use of OER—digital educational materials that are both more easily adaptable by instructors and more affordable than traditional textbooks—was being led by early-adopter professors driven by a desire to improve teaching and an interest in new technology. Again, OER has technological advantages it can exploit to achieve this. And not all OER materials are supported by all technologies, so not every platform allows students to use whatever device they own.

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Anjie Wireless licenses WiTricity technology for China EV market

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Under the terms of the agreement, Anjie Wireless will license WiTricity’s patented magnetic resonance technology and industry-leading designs to develop and commercialize highly efficient wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging systems for sale to leading carmaker brands in the China market. WiTricity’s DRIVE 11 system , based on the company’s patented magnetic resonance technology, operates at 11 kW of power and at an efficiency that matches or exceeds most conventional plug-in chargers.

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Nissan Serena’s e-POWER system named RJC Technology of the Year

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Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrain ( earlier post ), available in the Serena minivan ( earlier post ), has been named Technology of the Year for 2019 by the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC).

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CSIRO fills fuel cell vehicles with H2 produced by novel membrane technology; H2 from NH3

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The technology can open the pathway for bulk hydrogen to be transported in the form of ammonia, using existing infrastructure, and then reconverted back to hydrogen at the point of use.

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Hyundai Motor introducing smart fingerprint technology for vehicles; unlocking and starting

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Hyundai Motor Company announced the first smart fingerprint technology that allows drivers not only to unlock doors but also to start the vehicle. Hyundai plans to implement the technology initially in Santa Fe SUV model that is to be released in select markets on the first quarter of 2019. The technology also provides a customized driving environment. Hyundai also addressed the security issues on the smart fingerprint technology.

2018 79

Volkswagen outlines drivetrain technology in electric I.D. R Pikes Peak

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With the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb now less than two weeks away, Volkswagen outlined the drivetrain technology in the I.D. Volkswagen already has plenty of experience of high-voltage technology.

2018 99

EV startup Byton commissions Dürr for paint shop; EcoInCure technology

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Distinguishing features are a 20% reduction in the facility’s physical footprint and the use of pioneering technologies such as the EcoInCure oven—which is highly suited for electric vehicles. The first three paint shops with this technology will go into operation early 2019.

2018 94

Duryea Technologies develops electric supercharger

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Duryea Technologies (founded in 1996 under the name “eCycle” with the objective of commercializing hybrid and electric motorcycles) has developed an electric supercharger for use in the consumer and commercial vehicle markets.

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SwRI opens Energy Storage Technology Center

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Southwest Research Institute has opened a new Energy Storage Technology Center , bringing its diverse scientific research, development and evaluation of energy storage systems under one roof. The facility houses SwRI technology to evaluate and to develop battery and energy storage systems for electric, plug-in and hybrid electric vehicles; grid storage; flywheels; and stationary systems such as flow batteries for electric power grid applications.

2018 64

DARPA GXV-T demos showcase radical vehicle technologies

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DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies ( GXV-T ) program ( earlier post ) aims to improve mobility, survivability, safety, and effectiveness of future combat vehicles without piling on armor. Amber Walker, GXV-T program manager in DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office.

2018 88

Jaguar Land Rover developing technology to identify and mitigate motion sickness

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Spencer Salter, wellness technology researcher at Jaguar Land Rover, points out that previously “little has been known about the causes and how to mitigate them”.

Mitsubishi Electric’s new energy-management technology optimizes EVs as storage batteries; tests in China

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a technology for efficiently managing photovoltaic (PV) and other power-generation systems and also the charging/discharging of electric vehicles (EVs) parked on company campuses.

2018 103

Coulomb, MasterCard, and the future of public charging

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Coulomb Technologies unveiled San Francisco's first ChargePoint America charge stations yesterday in a Priority Parking lot along the Embarcadero. Tags: chargepoint america coulomb technologies aerovironment public charging clipper creek leviton

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Toyota to supply its hydrogen fuel cell systems technology to Caetanobus SA (Portugal) Europe

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Toyota announced that it will provide its hydrogen fuel cell technology to Caetanobus SA in Portugal.

Lockheed Martin invests $4M in Forge Hydrocarbons; lipid to hydrocarbons technology

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Canada-based Forge Hydrocarbons Corporation, a spin-off from the University of Alberta ( earlier post ), has received a US$4-million from Lockheed Martin under the Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy. Forge’s technology heats waste lipids such as cooking oil, animal renderings and crop seed oil with water at a high temperature, creating fatty acids and glycerol. Forge’s LTH technology reduces green house gas emissions by over 70% compared to petroleum-based fuels.

2018 83

Kia Motors reveals next-generation separated sound zone technology; individual audio spaces without headphones

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SSZ technology has been in development since 2014, and the completed mass production system is expected to be ready for installation in vehicles within one to two years. This technology can also eliminate unnecessary sounds for the passenger, but provide them for the driver.

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Techrules enters turbine technology partnership with leading mass transport supplier

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TEC has industry-leading independent research capacity, and following years of development has obtained the critical core technologies of traction electric driving and network control. An agreement is also being finalized with Shenzhen BAK Technology Co.

2018 88

Audi reveals vehicle communication technology

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Among them was a further exploration of its car-to-car technology (Car-2-X) which is said to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Audi Green cars Latest news Audi vehicle communication technology Car-2-X technology Consumer Electronics Show travolution project vehicle communication technologyThe Consumer Electronics Show was the opportunity Audi needed to highlight an array of new vehicle communication and infotainment ideas.

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Porsche takes 10% stake in the electric technology and sports car company Rimac; development partnership

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Porsche AG has taken a 10% stake in the technology and electric sports car company Rimac Automobili. Rimac’s main focus is on high-voltage battery technology, electric powertrains and the development of digital interfaces between man and machine (HMI Development).

2018 122

California Energy Commission awards follow-on funding to Sepion Technologies for advanced membranes for Li-metal batteries

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As part of $14 million in continuation grants, the California Energy Commission is awarding $450,000 in additional funding to Sepion Technologies , an Emeryville-based company developing battery membrane materials capable of supporting batteries that can power electric vehicles for 400 miles.

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LowCVP announces Technology Challenge winners

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The Low Carbon Urban Mobility Technology Challenge is complete – and today we can reveal the full list of winners. Green cars Green credentials Latest news green cars low carbon Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership technology UKThe Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP, logo pictured) set up the competition to identify and promote low carbon innovations in an effort to reduce carbon emissions and similar environmental impacts that arise from transport in [.].

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Audi and Hyundai to partner on fuel cell technology

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Audi AG and Hyundai Motor Group will partner on the development of fuel cell technology. Audi and Hyundai are also exploring more far-reaching collaboration on the development of this sustainable technology. The fuel cell is the most systematic form of electric driving and thus a potent asset in our technology portfolio for the emission-free premium mobility of the future. The two companies plan to cross-license patents and grant access to non-competitive components.

2018 76

Delphi Technologies invests in innovative capacitor start-up PolyCharge

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Delphi Technologies PLC, a leader in vehicle propulsion technologies, has invested in PolyCharge America, Inc, a start-up established to commercialize a new capacitor technology. This technology helps to make high-power inverters smaller, lighter and more tolerant to high temperatures. The new technology from PolyCharge addresses these concerns. Today’s inverters use a DC-link capacitor, which is based on wound polypropylene technology.

2018 79

Report finds says “negative emissions technologies” need to play a large role in mitigating climate change

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To achieve goals for climate and economic growth, “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the air will need to play a significant role in mitigating climate change, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. We focused on the reverse—technologies that take carbon out of the air and put it back into ecosystems and the land.

2018 88

Honda demonstrates smart intersection technology that enables vehicles to virtually see through and around buildings

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In Marysville, Ohio, Honda held a demonstration of its “Smart Intersection” technology for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication designed to reduce traffic collisions at roadway intersections—one of the first such deployments of V2X technology in a real-world setting.

2018 94

Toyota, TRI-AD, and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance ally to develop advanced automated driving technology

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will establish a business alliance to develop advanced automated driving technology. To develop advanced automated driving and safety technology, Toyota and TRI-AD utilize both artificial intelligence technology and real-world data to achieve accurate simulations. Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, Inc. TRI-AD), and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co.,

2018 88

Ceres Power enters new partnership with Nissan on solid oxide fuel cell technology for EVs

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Ceres Power, a UK-based spin-out from Imperial College and the developer of the SteelCell low-cost Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology ( earlier post ), has entered into a new partnership with Nissan further to develop fuel cell technology for EV applications.

2018 99

Volvo Technology Award for wave piston design

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The engineers (John Gibble, Frank Löfskog, Michael Balthasar, and Jan Eismark) behind the innovation have now received the Volvo Technology Award 2017.

2017 78

Proterra introduces new high power interoperable EV charging technology; J1772- and J3105-compliant, OCPP

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The development of universal technology standards will accelerate this transition, and Proterra is actively working to promote interoperability across technology platforms.

2018 117

LG Chem hosts open innovation contest for start-ups with new battery technologies

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LG Chem, South Korea’s leading manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries, is hosting its first open innovation contest—The Battery Challenge—to support start-ups specializing in new battery technology to strengthen its competitiveness in the industry. The finalists will enter partnership with LG Chem to develop joint technology and have access to commercialization opportunities in the future.

2018 82

Savari and SAIC Motors partner on V2X technology for China

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Savari is agnostic to DSRC and LTE-V radio technologies, and interoperates with multiple wireless chip vendors. V2X systems can operate independently or complement other connected vehicle technologies, such as camera, radar and LiDAR. V2X company Savari Inc.

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