Thu.Sep 21, 2017

Rare-earth metals in magnets for electric-car motors: what you need to know

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It's not surprising that the powertrains of electric cars differ quite a bit from traditional internal-combustion engines. Although they have fewer moving parts, the rare-earth magnets that help power electric cars can be quite complex to fabricate. So, what is there to know about rare-earth magnets—and how do automakers choose which kind of. engineering materials plug-in cars Electric motor rare earth metals

HRL engineers 3D print high-strength aluminum, solve welding problem using nanoparticles of nucleants

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HRL Laboratories researchers have developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys—including types Al7075 and Al6061—that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys.

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Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama: report

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Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is expected to announce that it will invest up to $1 billion to build electric SUVs and batteries in and around its Alabama assembly plant. The plans, first reported reported Thursday in The Wall Street Journal (paywalled), represent a major expansion of electric-car manufacturing in the U.S. So far. Manufacturing Future Cars Daimler battery pack Alabama plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plants

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Cornell team uses indium coating to enable use of high-capacity lithium metal anodes

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Researchers at Cornell led by Professor Lyndon Archer, in collaboration with Professor Ravishankar Sundararaman at Rensselaer Polytechnic, have demonstrated a new technique for enabling the use of high-capacity lithium metal anodes in rechargeable batteries.

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Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars: report

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Early last year, with promises of self-driving cars in owners' hands well before any competitor, development of the Tesla Autopilot system for the maker's electric cars was proceeding nicely. Then, in May 2016, a dedicated Tesla owner was killed in a Florida crash when his Tesla Model S, operating on Autopilot, hit a tractor-trailer rig broadside. Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Silicon Valley self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

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Tesla expands Supercharger fast-charging sites into cities for Model 3 owners

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With the mass-production Model 3 in mind, Tesla has begun to expand its Supercharger fast-charging stations into urban areas. Earlier this month, Tesla opened its first two Supercharger stations in Chicago, Illinois, and Boston, Massachusetts. The Chicago site features 10 charging stalls, while the Boston location is equipped with eight stalls. Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations Tesla Supercharger

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Stuttgart Airport ground fleet vehicles fueled by Neste MY Renewable Diesel

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Stuttgart Airport has started using Neste MY Renewable Diesel to reduce its CO 2 emissions and as part of the climate program of Baden-Württemberg’s state airport in Germany. All the ground fleet vehicles which are not electrified, such as the trucks of the airport fire department and winter service equipment, will be using Neste MY Renewable Diesel. The state airport is the first transportation company in Baden-Württemberg that extensively fuels its vehicle fleet with renewable diesel.

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Rare-earth metals, Mercedes electric plans, oil-company angst, Tesla news, rumor: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got a Tesla rumor and a Supercharger expansion, news from Mercedes on electric SUVs, oil company Shell slamming the idea of future bans on cars with engines, and a primer on rare-earth metals. All this and more on Green Car Reports. There will be three types of cruise-control system on the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car; we sort them. Today in Car News

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DOE selects eight integrated biorefinery projects for up to $15M total in funding

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected eight projects to negotiate for up to $15 million in total DOE funding to optimize integrated biorefineries. These projects will work to solve research and developmental challenges encountered for the successful scale-up and reliable operations of integrated biorefineries (IBRs); decrease capital and operating expenses; and focus on the manufacture of advanced or cellulosic biofuels and higher-value bioproducts.

The 2018 Nissan Leaf has three types of cruise control: how they differ

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When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car arrives at dealerships early next year, it will offer fresh styling inside and out, more power, a 150-mile range, and an array of standard or optional active-safety features. It will come in Nissan's standard three trim levels—base S, mid-level SV, and top-of-the-line SL—with option packages at. adaptive cruise control Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving cars

Volkswagen Group Logistics and Scania support LNG trucks

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Trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) produce significantly lower CO 2 and nitrogen oxide (NO x ) emissions, cause virtually no particulate emissions and are significantly quieter than conventional diesel trucks. Hence, Volkswagen Group Logistics, together with Scania, a brand of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group, and the forwarders of the Volkswagen Group are in favor of the use of LNG as a truck fuel.

U. Houston-led project looking for new exhaust treatment catalysts for low-temperature lean-burn combustion engines

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A chemical engineer from the University of Houston is leading a $2.1-million project to find new catalytic materials that work at lower exhaust temperatures, allowing automakers to build vehicles that operate more efficiently while retaining the ability to clean emissions before they leave the tailpipe.

Tulane, SACHEM collaborate on SSZ-39 zeolite for improved SCR systems

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Members of Tulane University’s Shantz Lab will collaborate with scientists from chemical science company SACHEM to develop next-generation materials to reduce automotive emissions. SACHEM is funding the effort.

Delphi and Blackberry partner: QNX operating system for Delphi autonomous driving system

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Delphi Automotive PLC signed a commercial partnership agreement with BlackBerry Limited under which Blackberry will provide the QNX operating system for Delphi’s autonomous driving system. Delphi and BlackBerry QNX will collaborate to bolster software performance and safety in their operating system to advance autonomous driving technology.