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 120

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.

2018 123

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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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

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

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

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.

2018 108

Toyota investing $500M in Uber; two expand collaboration on automated vehicle technologies

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc. To accomplish this, technology from each company will be integrated into purpose-built Toyota vehicles to be deployed on Uber’s ride-sharing network.

2018 93

Westport Fuel Systems and Weichai Westport to commercialize HPDI 2.0 technology for China

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technology, based on one of Weichai Power Co., technology onto one of Weichai Power’s heavy-duty engine platforms, building on the years of experience WWI has with Westport HPDI technology. technology to various truck OEMs. Westport Fuel Systems Inc.

2018 93

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

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

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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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

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

UK awards £35M to three low-carbon propulsion technology projects

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The technologies developed will support aspirations for the UK to be a world leader in zero emissions technology as part of the Industrial Strategy and recently-published Road to Zero strategy. This project aims to introduce a disruptive technology to the off-highway vehicle sector, which will re-invent hydraulic power for the digital age. The UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has awarded £35 million (US$45.5

2018 64

DOE selects 42 advanced vehicle technology research projects for $80 million in funding

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 42 projects for $80 million in funding to support the development of advanced vehicle technologies. million): These research projects will develop technologies to recharge multiple electric vehicles quickly and at very high “extreme” power levels; software, controls, and hardware to provide physical and cybersecurity protection of electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Technology Integration ($26.8

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

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

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.

2018 76

ARPA-E announces $35M funding opportunity to develop novel heat exchanger technologies

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These performance goals are beyond the capability of any existing technologies, but ARPA-E believes that recent advances in materials, topological design methodologies, and manufacturing technologies can be leveraged to realize the desired extreme-environment heat exchanger capability.

2018 88

Renovo and HERE Technologies form partnership to further open interfaces in automated mobility

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open ecosystem of best-in-class technologies working seamlessly together will be at the heart of the automated transportation systems of the future. Renovo, a mobility software technology company, and mapping and location services company HERE Technologies have entered into a partnership to deploy open interfaces for highly and fully automated vehicles. With this partnership Renovo is joining one of the largest technology ecosystems in the automotive space.

2018 81

Jacobs to introduce cylinder deactivation (CDA) Technology at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding systems and valve actuation systems, will introduce its new Cylinder Deactivation (CDA) technology to the European market at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 (Hannover, Germany, 20-27 September). CDA and HPD technologies are modular and can be integrated into an engine individually or together.

2018 71

2018 Nissan Leaf battery technology, a deep dive

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When the first-generation Nissan Leaf debuted in 2011, it quickly became the best-selling electric car in history, with no real competition. By the time the most recent version debuted in 2017, it was nearly outdated before it left dealers’ lots due to a shorter range than rivals from Tesla and Chevrolet. The biggest issues with the

2018 63

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

DOE selects 13 HPC4Mfg projects to advance applied science and technology in manufacturing; aluminum rolling and solid-state batteries

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Alliance for Pulp & Paper Technology - This project will help create a fundamental understanding of alkali reactivity with wood components using molecular modeling.

2018 96

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.

2018 124

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.

2017 60

SwRI to launch 2nd phase of Advanced Combustion Catalyst and Aftertreatment Technologies consortium

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is launching the Advanced Combustion Catalyst and Aftertreatment Technologies II (AC 2 AT-II) consortium focusing on engine emissions solutions and innovative catalyst technologies. Consortium members work collaboratively to evaluate advanced combustion engine emissions and novel catalyst technologies.

2018 68

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.

2016 109

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.

2018 64

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.”.

2018 109

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

2018 88

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.

2017 124

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.

2016 76

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.

Celanese to sell Nanjing ethanol production unit and form TCX technology joint venture with Chengzhi

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This ethanol unit used Celanese’s TCX technology to produce ethanol ( earlier post ) and historically sourced feedstock from the company’s acetic acid plant co-located at its Nanjing manufacturing facility. Celanese continues to enhance this core technology.

2018 78

Aemetis to use Mitsubishi ZEBREX technology to reduce energy use and lower carbon intensity of ethanol; largest implementation worldwide

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headquartered in Colwich, Kansas, a leading ethanol technology provider. The system is a continuous membrane dehydration technology to separate water from ethanol for purification into fuel quality biofuel at lower cost than the energy-intensive PSA units commonly used at ethanol plants.

2018 88

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.

2016 112

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.

2017 83

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.

2018 104

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.

2018 64

Volvo Group invests in Peloton Technology and its platooning technology

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Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, has invested in Peloton Technology , a developer of vehicle technologies that deliver safety and fuel savings to fleets in the trucking industry. Peloton’s truck platooning system is an integrated safety, efficiency and analytics platform that builds on advanced safety technologies such as collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control systems.

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Eaton launches eMobility business; to invest $500M in new technologies

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Power management company Eaton is addressing increasing demand for high-voltage electrified vehicle technologies with the creation of its new eMobility business. eMobility is poised to capitalize on a global vehicle electrification market projected to grow to 15 million pure battery-electric vehicles and another 30 million hybrids, from mild to plug-in, by 2030.

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