Experts view on future transportation fuels

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Multiple step-change reductions in the environmental/climate footprint of combustion-based transportation systems, while maintaining the fitness for purpose and convenience for the end user, are achievable. The authors identified a number of challenges for new fuels for a low-carbon transportation sector: Fuels tailored to engines with cycle and system advances that increase overall conversion of chemical energy to useful work. 2018) “Future transportation fuels.”

2018 82

Bombardier Transportation presents a new battery-operated train

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Bombardier Transportation has introduced a new battery-operated train: the BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 train. The new battery-operated train is the first of its kind to enter passenger operation in Europe in more than 60 years.

2018 116

Trump names Elaine Chao as U.S. Secretary of Transportation

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President-elect Donald Trump nominated former labor secretary Elaine Chao to be his secretary of transportation yesterday. Politics Department of Transportation Gas Tax transportation policy U.S. She will follow current DoT secretary Antony Foxx, who himself succeeded Ray LaHood in 2013. Foxx has focused on safety recalls following the GM ignition scandal, as well as tactics to reduce distracted driving and rules for.

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NC Transportation Center

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Mike Easley said Tuesday that, depending on the support from federal grants, the state may give $5 million to start and $1 million annually to operate the Advanced Transportation Energy Center there. State to be leaders in creating a workforce for advanced transportation.

2008 130

Volvo Trucks presents Vera autonomous electric vehicle for future transport solutions

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Vera is controlled and monitored via a cloud-based service, and has the potential to make transportation safer, cleaner and more efficient. Volvo’s long-term goal is to offer companies that need continuous transport services between fixed hubs a complement to today’s offerings.

2018 131

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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EEA: rising energy consumption, particularly in transport, slows EU progress on renewables and energy efficiency targets

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Rising energy consumption, particularly in the transport sector, is to blame for the slowdown, according to preliminary data released in the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) annual analysis on the EU’s progress towards its targets on renewables and energy efficiency.

2018 96

ARB: California not tracking to meet required GHG reductions due to transportation; significant changes in communities and systems required

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While overall, California has hit its 2020 climate target ahead of schedule due to strong performance in the energy sector, meeting future targets will require a greater contribution from the transportation sector.

2018 100

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.

2017 82

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%

2016 96

First Li-ion battery-powered automated guided container transporter delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder

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The first serially-produced container transporter powered by Li-ion batteries was delivered to HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). tonnes, was brought by heavy transport on 1 August.

2018 121

Daimler, Tsinghua University deepen joint research cooperation on sustainable transportation; automated driving and intelligent mobility

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Through the Tsinghua Daimler Joint Research Center for Sustainable Transportation, the cooperation has been extended for an additional three years.

2018 123

Study finds megacity traffic soot can reach high altitudes and be transported over long distances, contributing to global warming

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Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming, according to the findings of a study performed by an international team of researchers in the Bolivian cities of La Paz (the seat of government), El Alto and the neighboring Chacaltaya mountain observatory. From there, BC can be transported over long distances and exert impact on climate and composition of remote southern hemisphere.

2018 79

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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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.

2017 88

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.

2018 87

Scania and Ahola Transport agree on semi-autonomous platooning

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Scania announced a partnership agreement with Finnish company Ahola Transport to implement semi-autonomous platooning on Nordic roads—the first such customer agreement in Europe for semi-autonomous truck platooning on public roads. —Hans Ahola, CEO of Ahola Transport.

2018 78

Study concludes cycling is the urban transport mode associated with the greatest health benefits

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A new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the la Caixa Banking Foundation, has concluded that cycling is the mode of transport associated with the greatest health benefits: better self-perceived general health, better mental health and fewer feelings of loneliness. The transport modes assessed in the study were car, motorbike, public transport, bicycle, electric bicycle and walking.

2018 85

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2016 63

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.

2015 102

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi invests in Transit to advance multi-modal transportation

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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has invested in the latest round of funding in Transit , a multi-modal transportation mobile app company based in Montreal, Canada. Transit’s mobile app platform enables multi-modal transportation, integrating public transit, ride-hailing, bike-sharing, and scooter-sharing. The investment reflects the capability of Transit in advancing multi-modal transportation as new modes of mobility rapidly enter the market.

2018 73

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.

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.

2017 86

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.

2018 117

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.

2017 86

CARB approves $483M funding plan for clean transportation investments; 94% of funding from cap-and-trade

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $483 million plan to fund clean car rebates, zero-emission transit and school buses, clean trucks, and other innovative, clean transportation and mobility pilot projects. Projects in the FY 2018-19 plan prioritize environmental justice by addressing specific community needs and increasing awareness of, and access to, cleaner transportation and mobility options exceeding the requirements called for under Senate Bill 350.

2018 67

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.

2015 92

ITF: Freight transport will replace passenger traffic as main CO2 source from surface transportation by 2050

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In the face of shifting global trade patterns, international freight transport volumes will likely grow more than four-fold (factor 4.3) by 2050, according to the International Transport Forum at the OECD’s ITF Transport Outlook 2015. Average transport distance across all modes will increase 12%. As a result, CO 2 emissions from freight transport will grow by 290% by 2050. Road transport will dominate here due to lack of other modes.

2015 91

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%

2016 125

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.

2017 87

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.

2017 60

Natural-Gas Vehicles To Get Electric-Car Tax Credit In Transportation Bill?

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As another Congressional session winds down, the two houses are working to pass a long-overdue transportation funding bill. And the natural-gas industry hopes certain provisions in the House's long-term transportation bill will survive the reconciliation process. Congress passed an interim funding bill last week, to keep transportation funding. Green NGV congress incentives natural gas natural gas vehicle transportation policy

Chu Declares Electric Transportation “Inevitable”

Revenge of the Electric Car

As one would expect, he talked about energy mostly, but my ears pricked up when he said we needed to prepare for the “inevitable transition to electricity as the energy for our personal transportation.&# I heard that Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, was giving the commencement address at CalTech recently, so I jumped in our solar-powered RAV and drove over to Pasadena to hear what he had to say.

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European Parliament approves binding 2030 32% renewables target; 14% of fuel for transport from renewables; 1st gen biofuels phased out

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Second generation biofuels can play a significant role in reducing the carbon footprint of transport and at least 14% of fuel for transport purposes must come from renewable sources by 2030. As expected, the Parliament supports the EU-wide overall target of 32% for renewables in 2030, and the binding target of minimum 14% for renewables in transport in 2030.

2018 76

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.

2014 113

UBC team uses plasma pretreatment to improve water transport in fuel cell electrodes

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Excessive liquid water can block the pores of the catalyst layer and porous transport layer, thus impeding the transport of reactant gas to the active sites. … Our results show that plasma treatment is effective in facilitating water transport in a PEM fuel cell. Other water transport strategies like hydrophobic or water-repelling coatings are too costly or too complex to be viable.

2018 73

Transportation sector stakeholders launch Veloz in California to accelerate adoption of EVs

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In California, public and private stakeholders in the transportation sector launched a new organization— Veloz —to accelerate the adoption of EVs. Policymakers representing the California Energy Commission, California Air Resources Board, California Public Utilities Commission, California Department of Transportation, California ISO and other key offices.

2018 70

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.

2016 60

AMITRAN project developing CO2 assessment methodology for intelligent transport systems

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A new European project, AMITRAN , is developing a methodology to assess the impact of ICT (information and communication technologies) and ITS (intelligent transport systems) on CO 2 emissions from the transport sector. Climate Change Emissions Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS

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Report: No cutbacks for intelligent transportation systems

Green Cars News

Governments may be looking to reduce their debts, but it appears that funding for Intelligent Transportation Systems will not be sacrificed. According to a report by Pike Research, global investment in four key areas – traffic management systems, public transportation systems, vehicle-to-vehicle systems (pictured) and smart charging for plug-in electric vehicles – is expected to [.].

CARB announces up to $205M in new funding for clean freight transportation; >$400M with partner match

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Volvo Low-Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS): The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will receive $44.8 Next Generation Fuel Cell Delivery Van Deployment: The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) will receive $5.4 Zero-Emission Beverage Handling and Distribution at Scale: The Center for Transportation and the Environment will receive $5.5

2018 67

Green transport projects share £225 million

Green Cars News

Twelve new transport schemes boosting green growth are share £225 million, the Transport Minister Norman Baker announced today. The funding forms the third allocation from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund with a further 15 smaller schemes receiving a total of £41 million from the Department for Transport. Latest news Department for Transport grant green