JRC study explores impacts of Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART)

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A new report by the EU’s Joint Research Center (JRC) explores how connected vehicles and intelligent systems could change transport and the (r)evolution these changes could bring to people’s lives. In particular, road transport accounts for more than 70% of all transport GHG emissions.

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Transportation Electrification Accord sets out multi-sector roadmap to electrified future

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Fortune 100 companies, including automakers and utilities, have joined labor groups, consumer advocates, environmental organizations and others to sign the Transportation Electrification Accord — a written set of principles meant to inspire and continue the conversation around electrified transportation. The goal of the Accord is to educate policymakers on how to advance electric transportation in a manner that provides economic, social and environmental benefits.

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DOE: on-road transportation consumes more than 80% of all transportation energy in US

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of the energy used in the transportation sector, according to figures provided by the US Department of Energy (DOE). Of the other modes, air transportation’s use of jet fuel and aviation gasoline accounts for 7.8% Together, light vehicles and medium/heavy trucks and buses consume 82.1%

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Techrules enters turbine technology partnership with leading mass transport supplier

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TEC is now applying electric-drive technology that it originally pioneered for rail transit into the field of new energy vehicles and other forms of mass transport.

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Study shows the significant effect of void space on ion transport in composite electrodes in solid-state batteries

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Their study, published in the Journal of Power Sources , reports a significant effect of residual voids in the composite electrode on the ion transport tortuosity. However, a high power density of ASSLIBs can be achieved only if fast ion transport in their composite electrodes is realized.

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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. Advanced transportation management technologies. Advanced public transportation systems.

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Study: consumer products overtake transportation as largest source of VOCs air pollution in cities

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Transportation emissions of NO x and VOCs have long been considered major contributors to formation of O 3 and SOA in urban areas, although recent studies have suggested the importance of nonvehicular sources as major contributors.

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UNIST’s U-Loop displayed at International Public Transport Forum

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A prototype of this new transport capsule was displayed and tested at the 7 th International Public Transportation Forum.

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NJ dedicates all gas tax revenue to transportation infrastructure

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Infrastructure Gas Tax transportation policy New JerseyCritics of electric cars often use the argument that, because electric-car drivers don't pay gas taxes, they don't contribute their fair share of road-maintenance costs. But state gas-tax revenue don't necessarily go toward funding infrastructure, or at least not all of it. In last Tuesday's election, voters in one state ensured that their.

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Audi wins VDA Logistics Award for automated vehicle transport

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Audi has won the Logistics Award for 2017 from the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in recognition of its FTS driverless vehicle transport system. The parking robot, RAY , from Serva Transport Systems, sorts up to 2,000 cars per day for loading onto railway freight cars.

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DOE: US petroleum production exceeding transportation consumption and will continue to do so through 2050

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According to the US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2015 total petroleum production exceeded all US transportation sector petroleum consumption. The EIA expects petroleum production to be greater than transportation consumption through 2040.

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Technical brief: transportation overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO2 emissions

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A technical brief by Dr. John DeCicco at the University of Michigan Energy Institute shows that transportation is overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO 2. CO 2 emissions from the transportation sector increased at an average rate of 1.8%

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UN Secretary-General urges transport ministers to reshape world’s transport systems

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the world’s transport ministers meeting at the International Transport Forum 2015to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and “ find new green solutions ”. Ban called sustainable transport “ a common thread ” linking the upcoming UN Summit in September in New York and the COP21 climate change conference in Paris in December.

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AOS and IBM developing logistics and transportation solution built on IBM Blockchain and Watson IoT

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IBM and AOS, a Colombian company specializing in providing business solutions, are collaborating to create a solution to enhance efficiency in the logistics and transport industry throughout the country, built on IBM Blockchain and Watson IoT on the IBM Cloud. In the supply chain, this creates visibility for all permissioned members into the exchange of information throughout the transport cycle, enabling greater transparency in the registration of data and trades.

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DOE launching HPC and big data initiative to improve transportation energy efficiency; HPC4Mobility

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched two initiatives—High Performance Computing for Mobility (HPC4Mobility) and Big Data Solutions for Mobility—which will utilize the computing capabilities of the national labs to find solutions to real-world transportation energy challenges. The $2-million, multi-lab research initiative will develop new algorithms and big data tools that can model urban-scale transportation networks using real-world, near real-time data.

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Opinion: Enablers of disruption in transportation

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This shift from a dumb platform (essentially a powered wagon) to a smart and responsive platform gives us the ability to reshape the future of transportation into a more sustainable form. by Mike Millikin, editor, Green Car Congress.

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ITF launches global initiative to decarbonize transport

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The International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD has launched a major global initiative towards carbon-free transport. Transport activity currently contributes 23% of global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, with the share expected to rise. The long-term objective of the project is to define a commonly-acceptable pathway to achieve zero transport emissions by around 2050. It is now up to the transport sector to demonstrate how carbon-free mobility can be achieved.

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Audi testing autonomous driverless transport systems at Ingolstadt plant

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Earlier this month, Audi began testing driverless transport systems (DTS) at its Ingolstadt plant. Driverless transport systems drive under the shelves, lift them up and transport them automatically to a central picking station. They can transport a maximum of 600 kilograms.

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Argonne and NGO Energy Vision case studies demonstrate success of renewable natural gas as transport fuel

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Nationwide, renewable natural gas has grown more than 70% annually in recent years, facilitated by inclusion in the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2), which sets a minimum volume for the amount of renewable fuel that must be used in the transportation sector.

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Electric Pedicabs - future for London's transport

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It's transport also belongs to the one of the most developed. The electric pedicabs would actually make the urban transport better and cleaner. London belongs to one of the largest cities in the world. London's undergrounds is one of the most developed in the world but also one of the oldest in the world counting over a 100 years. There is also an excellent network of overground trains and if we think of it all of these are powered by massive electric drives.

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eNow demonstrates solar-powered zero-emissions Transport Refrigeration Unit

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eNow has demonstrated a solar-powered zero-emissions commercial-use Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) on a truck making deliveries in an urban environment. The new TRU, branded “Rayfrigeration,” achieved emission reductions of 98% N 2 O, and 97% PM over a five-month test period. TRUs are traditionally powered by high-polluting, small diesel engines.

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Final Transportation Bill: Electric-Car Fans Get Reasons To Rejoice

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Electric-car advocates can end the year on a high note, thanks to several provisions in the final Federal transportation bill approved earlier this month. The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) was signed by President Barack Obama on December 4. congress natural gas plug-in cars transportation policyIt authorizes funds for highway construction and maintenance and public.

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Next clean-energy transport: a solar-powered electric railcar?

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electric solar Public transport TrainsTourist railroads are one of the unexpected pleasures of travel. Usually operating on trackage that railroads no longer need, they offer low-speed rides through scenic vistas, including locations that tourists often can't reach by car. But along with historic railcars on many lines come older engines, usually powered by diesel engines decades old.

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Study projects global carbon footprint from ICT will be equivalent to half of transportation’s current level by 2040

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in 2007 to exceed 14% of the 2016-level worldwide GHGE by 2040, accounting for more than half of the current relative contribution of the whole transportation sector, according to a new study from McMaster University in Canada.

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NTU, JTC and SMRT to develop integrated transport solutions with joint research lab; “Mobility-as-a-Service Lab”

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), JTC and SMRT Services Pte Ltd (SMRT) have joined forces to develop innovative solutions that seamlessly integrate multiple modes of transportation, for better connectivity and accessibility. The ‘Mobility-as-a-Service Lab’ will be the first-of-its-kind in the region aimed at improving commuters’ travel experience by seamlessly integrating train and bus networks with next-generation transport modes.

DOE and DOT collaborate to support smart transportation systems and alternative fuel technologies

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The US Departments of Energy (DOE) and Transportation (DOT) announced a collaboration to accelerate research, development, demonstration, and deployment of innovative smart transportation systems and alternative fuel technologies. The MOU will facilitate coordinated actions to leverage the two agencies’ expertise in transportation energy technology and safety systems to accelerate analysis, tools, and applications of those technologies.

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US Senator introduces legislation to allow employers to provide pre-tax transportation benefits for EV drivers

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US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced new legislation ( S.3450 ) to allow employers to give workers with electric cars access to the same pre-tax transportation benefits many workers receive for traditional forms of transportation like public transportation allowances, parking fees, and public transit passes. The bill has been endorsed by the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA).

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Kapsch TrafficCom acquires Schneider Electric Transportation Business

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Kapsch TrafficCom AG has acquired Schneider Electric’s Transportation Business. The company, formerly operating under Telvent Tráfico y Transporte, is a provider of real-time IT solutions and intelligent transportation systems complementary to those provided by Kapsch.

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Argonne updates GREET and AFLEET tools for transportation technologies analysis

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have released updates to two key tools for the analysis of advanced transportation technologies: GREET , used to assess greenhouse gases, regulated emissions and energy use in transportation; and AFLEET , used to calculate and compare the costs and environmental benefits of a broad range of alternative fuel technologies.

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Pennsylvania awarding up to $5M to support alternative fuel transportation initiatives

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting grant applications for innovative, advanced fuel, and vehicle technology projects that will result in cleaner advanced alternative transportation within the commonwealth. The AFIG Program can assist school districts, municipal authorities, nonprofits, corporations, LLCs, and partnerships registered to do business in Pennsylvania in offsetting the costs of implementing alternative fuel using transportation projects.

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Toyota begins testing optimized urban transport system

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), in cooperation with the Toyota City municipal government, transportation companies and others, began testing of an optimized urban transportation system called “Ha:mo” (“harmonious mobility”). The system will select optimal means of transport for users based on the operational status of public transport systems and traffic conditions. Provision of “eco-points” based on park-and-ride facility and public transportation use.

Navigant forecasts transportation demand for hydrogen to accelerate Power-to-Gas growth

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Navigant Research forecasts that the transportation segment, with hydrogen demand as a catalyst, will jump-start power-to-gas (P2G) demand and further drive down electrolyzer and other infrastructure costs.

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Audi organizes all rail transport in Germany to be CO2-free; DBeco plus

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As of now, all rail transport for Audi AG in Germany is CO 2 -free. Audi has been using environmentally friendly “DBeco plus” rail transport for its cars since 2010. The “green trains” have been transporting cars to Emden from the Audi plant in Neckarsulm since 2012.

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Are Autonomous Buses the Answer for Efficient Transportation and Reducing Emissions and Fuel Consumption?

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Recent innovations in autonomous public transport. These kinds of programs seek to do more than economize public transportation. To get an idea of just what benefits driverless buses could bring, the International Transportation Forum (ITF) created an autonomous bus simulation based on Lisbon traffic to see how a European city might cope with an exclusively self-driving bus system. by Dave Crichton.

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DOE: on-road vehicles were responsible for 76% of transportation energy use in 2016

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The transportation sector used about 27.8 Medium and heavy trucks and buses accounted for 21% of the transportation sector’s energy use. Energy used for fluid power in off-highway transportation is being studied for opportunities to improve efficiencies. quadrillion Btu (quads) of energy in 2016 with 76% of that used by vehicles on the nation’s roads, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Consortium moves ahead with HESC pilot for conversion of Australian coal to LH2 for transport to Japan

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The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain ( HESC ) project will convert brown coal from the AGL Loy Yang mine into hydrogen at an adjacent site and then transport the gas by road in high pressure tube trailers to a liquefaction terminal at the Port of Hastings.

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Spanish researchers propose new LOHC-based system for on-demand hydrogen production, storage and transport

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2017 90

California Public Utilities Commission approves 15 transportation electrification pilot projects focusing on disadvantaged communities

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These projects are aimed at maximizing benefits to disadvantaged communities by catalyzing electrification of buses, trucks, and other transportation vehicles in locations that can have the biggest impact on air quality standards. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved 15 pilot projects aimed at helping to accelerate electric vehicle adoption, with a focus on disadvantaged communities. These investments are the first of their kind.

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Toyota and partners launching Cité lib by Ha:mo EV car sharing in Grenoble; ultracompact EVs complementing public transport

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Offering a new type of mobility based on ultra-compact electric vehicles, the service aims to complement Grenoble’s public transport network with a solution for short-trips—including one-way trips—that can be planned as part of overall city journeys.

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EIA: US energy-related CO2 dropped 2.7% in 2015; of end-use sectors, only transportation increased

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Of the four end-use sectors, only transportation emissions increased in 2015 (+2.1%). The downward pressure on emissions was slightly offset by an uptick in transportation energy consumption that was influenced by lower fuel prices that put upward pressure on emissions.

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