April, 2017

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Electric jet startup is backed by Boeing and JetBlue

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Seattle-based startup Zunum Aero has received funding from Boeing HorizonX and JetBlue Technology Ventures toward making its dream of electrified air travel a reality. Sometimes billed as the Tesla of the airplane industry, Zunum is developing a relatively small regional aircraft with about 700 miles of range. A 1,000-mile range will be attainable. emissions Batteries aircraft Range Extending

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CSIRO licenses technology to Amfora for production of oil in leaves and stems of plants; participates in Series A

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New stricter speeding penalties from 24 April – all you need to know

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From 24 April 2017, magistrates will be able to fine drivers responsible for the most serious speeding offences at least 150% of their weekly income

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GKN Driveline presents fully integrated compact eDrive system in Shanghai; less weight, lower cost, easier integration

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GKN Driveline has presented an advanced technology concept for a fully integrated, compact eDrive system at the 2017 Auto Shanghai motor show.

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Saab Gripen fighter completes first test flights with 100% biofuel; CHCJ-5

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A Saab Gripen fighter has for the first time undergone a series of test flights with 100% biofuel. This demonstrates that the aircraft can be flown entirely with an alternative fuel and gives valuable knowledge for future possible use of alternative fuel.

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Ghent researchers develop new process to convert grass to drop-in hydrocarbon decane

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Researchers at Ghent University have developed a process that turns grass into the hydrocarbon decane via a lactic acid intermediate. The process was the basis for the doctoral dissertation of Way Cern Khor. To improve the biodegradability of grass, pretreatments such as extrusion and calcium hydroxide pretreatment were performed; efficiencies were tested through biogas production.

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Genesis to offer high-end electric luxury coupe; so long, V-8

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Tesla has made an unexpected success out of its pioneering luxury electric vehicles, which offer a healthy dose of performance for good measure. Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand, while taking a couple pages from Lexus for its launch strategy, may be following a similar path to Tesla for a future sport coupe. The Australian outlet Drive reports a V-8. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Global Bioenergies successfully scales up renewable isobutene process in Leuna Demo plant

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Global Bioenergies has succeeded in producing isobutene by fermentation at the scale of the Leuna Demo plant (a 5,000-liter fermenter), with run length and performances exceeding those performed on the pilot plant in Pomacle (a 500-liter fermenter). Success in this phase of the process’ scale up was obtained less than five months after start-up of the fermentation unit at the Leuna Demo plant, in December 2016.

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

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The fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the European Union (EU) continued to improve last year but at a slower rate, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency. The 1.4

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VW Electrify America plan for electric-car charging across U.S. released

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Two billion dollars is a lot of money. When VW Group of America agreed to fund a $2 billion project to spread zero-emission vehicle infrastructure across the U.S. as part of its settlements in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal, that immediately changed the playing field for electric-car fast charging. Now the first of four phases of the. VW plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Volkswagen diesel scandal Electrify America

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Four of 10 drivers globally would consider an electric car

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It’s been merely six years since the first modern electric car hit the streets, and the segment looks ready to take off. Over 43,000 people residing in 52 countries all around the globe were asked whether they are considering buying an electric car in the next five years. On average, four out of 10 motorists say they’re either very. surveys plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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What U.S. cities have the most solar power? New report lays it out

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Cities across the U.S. are working to limit their emissions of climate-change gases turning to solar power, among other tactics. In 2016, programs focused on bringing the benefits of photovoltaic solar power to business and residents helped to expand that capacity with record-breaking growth. Advances in solar technology, improved costs, and. renewable energy solar

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Peloton closes $60M Series B to advance truck platooning

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Peloton Technology, a connected and automated vehicle technology company dedicated to improving the safety and efficiency of freight transportation, closed a $60-million Series B funding round.

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Tesla Model X electric car vs Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car: CA road trip

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The ability to travel long distances has long been a distinguishing feature of Tesla's luxury electric cars, whose Supercharger fast-charging network now offers access to essentially every part of the 48 continental states. But where hydrogen infrastructure exists, which can cover a long road trip faster: a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle or a Tesla? hydrogen plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Zero Emission Vehicle charging infrastructure

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DOT to award up to $60M for advanced transportation and congestion management projects; V2X, ITS and mobility services

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration will award ( 693JJ317NF0001 ) up to $60 million to projects to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. DOT is requiring a minimum cost share of 50%; i.e., the maximum Federal share is 50%. Total project values will thus be a combined minimum $120 million.

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: full production to start today for plug-in minivan

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It's a well-reviewed new minivan design from the company that invented the modern minivan three decades ago. Unlike any other minivan, however, its large battery pack gives it 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range, and it can drive largely on battery alone despite its size, its seven seats, and its gaping cargo capacity. It's the 2017 Chrysler. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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GM and SAE International select 8 NA universities for new autonomous vehicle competition; Bolt EV the platform

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At WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience, SAE International and General Motors announced the eight North American universities which will compete in the upcoming AutoDrive Challenge. This new autonomous vehicle design competition is a three-year challenge to develop and demonstrate a fully autonomous passenger vehicle. The competition’s technical goal is navigating an urban driving course in an automated driving mode as described by SAE Standard (J3016) level 4 definition by Year 3.

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Volvo Cars CEO urges government & industry to share safety-related traffic data; will skip Level 3 autonomy

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Volvo Cars is urging governments and car makers to share traffic data in order to improve global traffic safety, Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive, told a conference at the European Commission in Brussels on Monday. Sharing anonymized data related to traffic safety in real-time can provide a strong boost to overall traffic safety while safeguarding the privacy of individual road users, Samuelsson said.

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ST Engineering launches several initiatives on autonomous vehicles in Singapore

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ST Engineering announced several initiatives to advance Singapore’s Smart Mobility 2030 vision of a smart transportation network and to strengthen its leadership in the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies.

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Porsche and Audi to work on shared vehicle architecture; electrification, autonomy, digitization

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Within the Volkswagen Group, Porsche AG and AUDI AG now plan to cooperate more closely on future vehicle architectures, with a particular focus on electrification, digitization and autonomous driving. Brands within the Volkswagen Group have been rolling out modular component matrices, or assembly toolkits, for their light-duty vehicles over the past few years.

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SwRI’s single-cylinder engines available for combustion research; light-, medium- and heavy-duty applications

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has designed and manufactured two advanced single-cylinder engines for combustion research and development.

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PSA Group starts operations in US with carsharing services

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PSA Group is beginning operations in the US with the introduction of carsharing services in Los Angeles. The progressive entry into North America is a 10-year project within the “Push to Pass” plan of the Group. The first launch of mobility services in North America is through Free2Move, PSA Group’s mobility brand and its partner Travelcar, a start-up founded in 2012. The car sharing service for travellers is initially available at Los Angeles airport.

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Toyota 'Project Portal' hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty semi tractor as proof of concept

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The challenges of building fueling infrastructure for passenger cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells are well known by now. Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai now lease low volumes of fuel-cell vehicles in selected areas of California where a few dozen hydrogen fueling stations are now up and running. The challenges for fueling may be less daunting for. emissions hydrogen California Air Resources Board CARB hydrogen fuel cell Zero Emission Vehicle semis

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What's the best Porsche Panamera? It's a plug-in hybrid now

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The top 2018 Porsche Panamera that money can buy now comes with a plug. That’s according to Porsche Cars North America’s Chief Operating Officer Joe Lawrence, who said as much to Green Car Reports last week during the 2017 New York auto show. “I think what we have with the (2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid) is a. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Renesas Electronics introduces new software packages to improve security and safety of connected cars

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Renesas Electronics announced new software packages for the R-Car automotive computing platform to improve security and safety capabilities for next-generation connected cars. The software packages implement embedded optimized virtualization technology that enables embedded systems to have—in a single system—security features that protect the car from external threats, and functional safety features that assure continued safe operation even in the event of failures.

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Berkeley Lab working with Alphabet Energy to develop a low-cost thermoelectric system

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With a $2-million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC), Berkeley Lab is partnering with Alphabet Energy to create a cost-effective thermoelectric waste heat recovery system to reduce both energy use in the industrial sector and electricity-related carbon emissions. ICF International estimates that such a system could save California 3.2 million megawatt-hours per year in energy while also increasing electrical reliability.

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Siemens-powered electric plane sets two new speed records; first aerotow

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The Extra 330LE aerobatic plane, powered by a propulsion system from Siemens ( earlier post ), set two new speed records. At the Dinslaken Schwarze Heide airfield in Germany, the electric aircraft reached a top speed of around 337.50 km/h (209.7 mph) over a distance of three kilometers.

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Renesas introduces “autonomy” open platform for ADAS and automated driving

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Renesas Electronics Corporation launched Renesas “autonomy”, a new advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving platform.

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek preview

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Five years after the first Subaru Crosstrek hit the streets, the small Japanese automaker with a cult-like following has significantly updated its unexpectedly successful small crossover utility vehicle. The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will hit the streets later this year wearing a new exterior and an updated interior, although the mechanicals are. all-wheel drive

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Dongfeng Motor to use Visteon SmartCore cockpit domain controller; third SmartCore win

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China’s second largest vehicle manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor, has selected Visteon’s SmartCore cockpit domain controller technology ( earlier post ) for a future domestic Chinese light vehicle program.

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New prototype rechargeable lithium-nitrogen battery

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As the most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere, nitrogen has been an attractive option as a source of renewable energy.

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Is Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell fervor foolish, or foresighted? (with charts)

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Toyota's staunch, unswerving support for hydrogen fuel cells has astonished and aggravated many in the electric vehicle community. For some of them, the technology is at best an inferior solution—and at worst is fossil fuel-friendly vaporware, a Judas in Jesus's clothing, if you will. With Daimler's recent announcement that it would. hydrogen costs research and development plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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BMW i Ventures invests in Bus.com

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BMW i Ventures has invested in Bus.com, formerly ShareTheBus, an emerging startup that removes the complexity of renting a bus and coordinating group transportation anywhere in the US and Canada, and is set on revitalizing the outdated charter bus space. bus.com offers instant online bus rental, GPS bus tracking, passenger management tools, online ticketing, and more. Bus.com, formerly Sharethebus, raised Series A funding of $5 million.

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All the challenges for hydrogen fuel-cell cars laid out

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Twenty years ago, Toyota took the automotive industry by surprise with the Prius. The Japanese giant is attempting to revolutionize driving again, this time by bringing hydrogen-powered cars to the masses. However, it now faces a completely different set of challenges than when it set out to get drivers hooked on hybrids. DON’T MISS: Tesla. hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

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