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.

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Clariant Catalysts collaborates with Hydrogenious on Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology

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Clariant’s a Catalysts business has formed an alliance with Hydrogenious Technologies to provide reliable, scalable and safe hydrogen supply solutions for a wide variety of applications.

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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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Fisker’s Orbit electric autonomous shuttle to feature Protean Pd18 in-wheel technology

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s Orbit autonomous electric shuttle, will feature Protean Electric’s in-wheel eDrive technology, specifically, the Pd18 system with peak torque of 1,250 N·m and peak power of 80 kW (60 kW continuous). Fisker Inc.’s

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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.

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PNNL technology, LanzaTech delivering on alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene

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Supporting this advancement is technology from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and its industrial partner, LanzaTech. This work was supported by the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office.

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Freudenberg invests in fuel cell and battery technologies

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, one of the world’s leading specialists in sealing technologies for the auto industry, has strengthened its position in the energy and electric mobility sectors with an acquisition and a strategic investment. The successful development of markets and technologies depends on a core issue—energy—whether the work involves hybrids, vehicles with battery-powered electric motors or those using fuel cells as an energy source.

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Revolve Technologies working with Ford for hybrid ECUs

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Ford has appointed UK-based Revolve Technologies , a specialist powertrain, engineering and development business, as its sole European Quality Calibration Modifier (QCM), giving the company access to Ford engine technical information. As engine designs become ever more complex, optimizing for new applications is an increasing challenge that requires access to complex data sets.

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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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Goodyear develops new tire technology to optimize EV performance; also introduces Oxygene concept with moss

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Goodyear offered a preview during the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show of its EfficientGrip Performance with Electric Drive Technology, a prototype tire for the growing electric vehicle market that will be on the road by 2019 in Europe.

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DOE to award $68.5M for advanced vehicle technologies research

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million for early-stage research of advanced vehicle technologies. ( DE-FOA-0001919 ) This new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: batteries and electrification; materials; technology integration and energy efficient mobility systems; energy-efficient commercial off-road vehicle technologies; and co-optimized advanced engine and fuel technologies to improve fuel economy.

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Hyundai Mobis develops autonomous reverse-driving technology

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Tier 1 supplier Hyundai Mobis has developed reverse driving support technology that autonomously steers when a car drives in reverse without the driver having to operate the steering wheel. Though there is already a function called Parking Assist (PA), which autonomously steers a car in reverse parking, this is the first time that a technology has been specifically developed to support reverse driving.

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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.

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Mitsubishi Electric develops object-recognition camera technology using proprietary AI for mirrorless cars; ~100m range

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed what it believes to be the industry’s highest performing automotive camera technology. Maisart is an abbreviation for “Mitsubishi Electric’s AI creates the State-of-the-ART in technology.”.

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DOE to award up to $39M for innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies R&D

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) announced up to $39 million in available funding to support early stage research and development (R&D) of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. ( Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report 2016.

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Fisker files patents on solid-state battery technology; anticipating automotive-ready from 2023

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Fisker claims that this technology will enable ranges of more than 500 miles on a single charge and charging times as low as one minute—faster than filling up a gas tank. Fisker anticipates the technology to be automotive production grade ready from 2023 onwards.

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Nissan to expand ProPILOT technology to additional models including Rogue Sport in US

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Nissan has sold more 120,000 vehicles featuring ProPilot technology globally. Since then, the technology has spread globally to vehicles such as the new Nissan LEAF, the European-market Qashqai, the Japanese-market X-Trail and the US-market Rogue.

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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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Cummins acquiring Brammo for energy storage technology

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Cummins Inc. is acquiring the assets of Brammo, Inc., which designs and develops battery packs for mobile and stationary applications. Adding Brammo’s battery pack expertise and resources is an important step for Cummins in its efforts to become a global electrified power leader. Brammo began developing and building electric motorcycles in 2007; the company originally developed custom battery modules for electric racing motorcycles that could compete and win against gas equivalents.

Enviral licenses Clariant’s sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology

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Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Enviral, the largest producer of bioethanol in Slovakia, have signed a license agreement on sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. We are excited to announce this first license deal for our sunliquid technology.

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SAE ITC to create Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium; accelerating vehicle technologies development

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SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (ITC), an SAE International affiliate, has been selected by the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to create the Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium (DATC). DATC is intended to enable the quick and efficient integration of innovative automotive technologies into military ground vehicles, ultimately resulting in speed of adoption of commercial technologies and improved defense capabilities.

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Subaru using NI HIL technology to reduce time and cost of EV testing

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Subaru is using NI (National Instruments) hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) technology to simulate actual road conditions for electric vehicle testing, eliminating environmental factors to reduce test time and costs.

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Ceres Power unveils 5 kW SteelCell SOFC stack, V5 SteelCell technology

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Ceres Power, a UK-based spin-out from Imperial College, recently unveiled a new 5kW stack platform and the latest advancements of its SteelCell V5 solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology.

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Dana presenting VariGlide beltless transmission technology at International VDI Conference

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Dana’s VariGlide technology features a unique planetary, coaxial configuration, which eliminates belts and pulleys used in conventional CVTs. In 2012, Dana formed a strategic relationship with Fallbrook Technologies Inc.

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VULOG Carsharing Technologies passes 10-million trip milestone; 3,000 cars

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VULOG Carsharing Technologies has passed the 10-million trip mark for trips taken using its free-floating car sharing technology. VULOG showcased its solution at the Paris Motor Show, exhibiting how the most advanced technology on the market operates.

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Mobilizing the Health Call Center Workforce (& Why It’s Needed)

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As an increasing number of consumers turn to their smartphones instead of their laptops, industries such as healthcare must also consider how their employees use technology on-the-go , including mobilizing the health call center workforce in a way that best fits their unique needs.

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Maxwell Technologies delivers first commercial application of Li-ion capacitor technology with CRRC-SRI in China

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Maxwell Technologies, Inc., The technology will be used for rapid energy regeneration in the trolley system in the capital city of Hunan province in China. Following last year’s announcement of Maxwell’s strategic partnership with CRRC-SRI to collaborate on developing next-generation capacitive energy storage solutions, this project is the first to leverage Maxwell’s new lithium-ion technology and validates its unique value proposition for rail applications.

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BorgWarner launches new variable cam timing technology for Hyundai

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BorgWarner is supplying the first combination of its variable cam timing (VCT) technologies, including its patented cam torque actuated (CTA) phasers with mid-position lock and integrated center bolt, for Hyundai’s improved Lambda II V-6 engines.

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Kumamoto University project to use Nissan LEAF technology in electric bus test in Japan; 3 packs, 3 motors

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Technology developed by Nissan for the battery-electric Nissan LEAF will be used in an electric bus project led by a team from Kumamoto University, that starts testing next month in Japan, with the goal of making zero-emission public transit more widespread and affordable.

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Buick introduces active-hood technology in China; developed with GHBMC

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The system is part of Buick’s latest-generation eProtect smart safety technology with fully upgraded functionality.

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Nissan installs V2G technology at UK-based R&D facility

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Nissan’s UK-based European R&D facility, Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) has become the first Nissan entity in the company’s network of European facilities to install vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.

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Major automakers, startups, technology companies and others launch Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI)

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Early in May major automakers, startups, technology companies and others came together to launch, MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, to explore blockchain for use in a new digital mobility ecosystem that could make transportation safer, more affordable, and more widely accessible. Blockchain technology operates by distributing information to a network of independent computers, ensuring that transactions are secure and data privacy, ownership rights, and integrity are protected.

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DOE announces $36M in funding for carbon capture technologies

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $36 million in federally-funded financial assistance to advance carbon capture technologies. Selected projects for this FOA will fall under two areas of interest: Scaling of Carbon Capture Technologies to Engineering Scales Using Existing Host Site Infrastructure.

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LG and Qualcomm partner on connected vehicle technology; 5G, cellular vehicle-to-everything technologies

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The two companies will also establish a joint research center in South Korea to develop 5G for vehicle and C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) technologies. With connection speeds of up to 5 times faster with 10 times lower latency than the fastest LTE technology, 5G will be able to deliver data at the speeds necessary in a real life driving situation. LG Electronics is teaming up with Qualcomm jointly to develop a range of next-generation connected car solutions.

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Qualcomm makes strategic investment in safe battery technology company Amionx

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Qualcomm has made a strategic investment in Amionx, a leader in safe battery technology. Amionx has pioneered and patented a technology called Safe Core that acts like a circuit-breaker to prevent lithium-ion batteries from being the source of a fire or explosion.

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Nissan ProPILOT Assist technology makes US debut on 2018 Rogue

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Nissan’s 2018 Rogue crossover, which goes on sale 24 October at Nissan dealers in the US, will be the first model in the US to offer Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist technology.

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Dana showcasing electrified technologies at Auto Shanghai

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At Auto Shanghai 2017, Dana Incorporated is showcasing select technologies from its Spicer Electrified portfolio of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies, as well as thermal-management products for electric and hybrid vehicles. —Bob Pyle, president of Dana Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies and the leader of Dana’s electrification and hybridization strategy. Spicer SmartConnect disconnecting All-Wheel-Drive technology for SUVs, light vehicles.

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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. Jimmy Hu Jianping, founder and Chairman of Haylion Technologies.

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DOE awarding $60M to 13 projects for advanced nuclear technology development; $40M of that to NuScale for SMR

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 13 projects to receive approximately $60 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development for advanced nuclear technologies.

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IBM Research Alliance builds new transistor for 5nm technology

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The details of the process will be presented at the 2017 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits conference in Kyoto, Japan this week. For reference, it takes 10 to 15 years of research and development before a groundbreaking new chip technology proliferates the market.).

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