Wed.Jun 28, 2017

Daimler and LBBW successfully utilize blockchain technology for launch of corporate Schuldschein

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Daimler AG and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) for the first time have jointly used blockchain technology to execute a financial transaction.

Bizarre Swedish study claims electric cars are worse for the environment

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Electric vehicles shouldn't be considered all-out carbon footprint saviors, but they can legitimately be viewed as the great minimizers. The benefits of electric vehicles over those with internal-combustion engines are vast, but a strange new study is making rounds that claims electric cars are worse for climate-change emissions. The study. Carbon Footprint Study plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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LiquidPiston receives $3M Rapid Innovation Fund award from US Army for 2kW hybrid-electric genset

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LiquidPiston, Inc. LPI), a developer of advanced multi-fuel-capable rotary combustion engine technology, has been awarded a $3-million Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) award from the US Army to develop an innovative ultra-portable 2kW diesel Compact Artillery Power System (CAPS).

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New life for old Nissan Leaf electric car: battery replacement and what it took

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The 2018 Nissan Leaf will likely be revealed within the next three months, but more than 100,000 older Leaf electric cars are still silently in use on U.S. roads. Some of them, especially the lowest-range cars from the two earliest model years (2011 and 2012), have started to see significant battery capacity degradation. That was the case with. battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Replacement Battery Life

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A day in the life of Highways England

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You’ve no doubt seen them on the hard shoulder or looping the motorway, occasionally you’ll catch their amber lights in your rear-view mirror too, but

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Shell acquires exclusive development and licensing rights for SBI Bioenergy drop-in biofuels technology

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Royal Dutch Shell plc, through its subsidiary Shell International Exploration and Production B.V, and SBI Bioenergy Inc. have reached an agreement granting Shell exclusive development and licensing rights for SBI’s biofuel technology.

Tesla Hardware 2: so what functions work in Autopilot and what don't?

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The expanded collection of sensors known as Hardware 2 continues to bring new and revamped features to the Tesla Model S and Model X electric cars. But how do the latest features offered by Autopilot stack up against those offered until last fall by the superseded Hardware 1 setup? One owner has gone through the trouble of laying everything out as. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving cars active safety Tesla Autopilot

PG&E launches $4M rebate program for customers using compressed natural gas as transportation fuel

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) launched the new Clean Fuel Rebate program for customers driving vehicles using compressed natural gas as a clean transportation fuel. Eligible customers already have a compressed natural gas account and fill up at PG&E stations across Northern and Central California. The first rebate will be issued in 2017 and is expected to be an annual rebate through 2020.

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Project 8: This £150k XE is officially the fastest road-going Jaguar ever

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What’s the maddest Jaguar ever made? The XJ220 supercar of the 90s? The F-Type SVR? Well it’s actually the relatively humble XE saloon, which for some

Volkswagen to start fitting vehicles with pWLAN technology as standard from 2019 on for V2X communication

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From 2019, Volkswagen will start fitting its first models with pWLAN as standard in order to serve as an additional communication technology for the exchange of selected information relevant to traffic between cars made by different manufacturers. This will involve information being exchanged both between vehicles (car-to-car), as well as between vehicles and the transport infrastructure (car-to-X) (also fitted with pWLAN technology).

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Pothole repair tops road policy priorities for van drivers

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Exclusive research conducted amongst 2,000 van drivers, owners and operators and commissioned by Mercedes-Benz Vans has established a clear motoring m

BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in Xometry; manufacturing on demand

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BMW i Ventures has made a strategic investment in Xometry , an on-demand manufacturing platform that provides product designers and engineers access to a nationwide network of manufacturing facilities. Since launching in 2014, Xometry has continued a rapid market expansion, recently eclipsing 5,000 customers spanning multiple verticals, including aerospace, automotive, consumer, medical devices and industrials.

BASF to sell electrolytes manufacturing site in Suzhou to Shenzhen Capchem

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BASF recently signed an agreement to sell its electrolytes manufacturing site in Suzhou, China, to Shenzhen Capchem Technology Co., Capchem), one of the leading suppliers in the global electronic-chemicals and functional materials industry. Financial details of the transaction will not be disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the next 60 to 90 days, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.

Xylogenics releases new strain design for patented GX-1 yeast technology

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Xylogenics released a new strain design for its patented GX-1 yeast production and fermentation process. The efficiencies created by the newest strain design will have an immediate impact on industries that rely on micro-organism technologies—most notably the ethanol industry wherein individual production plants are planning to invest upwards of $350 million annually on yeast technology advancements.

Volkswagen IT expands deep learning competence via partnership with NVIDIA

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Volkswagen IT is cooperating with US technology company NVIDIA with a view to expanding its competence in the field of deep learning. At the Volkswagen Data Lab—named the Group’s center of excellence for AI and data analysis—IT experts are developing advanced AI systems with deep learning.