BMW Group spare parts logistics center piloting autonomous transport platforms

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The BMW Group’s worldwide spare parts logistics center in Dingolfing has recently started piloting autonomous transport platforms. The logistics of the future will be significantly influenced by autonomous transport systems.

2019 105

New York to add solar to transportation hubs

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Electric cars and public transportation go together in more ways than one. In the latest example, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to add solar panels to the rooftops of its rail yards and bus depots to help feed the local power grid. READ MORE: Forget light poles, British firm to build chargers from cable boxes The MTA. solar Buses Trains parking lots

2019 85

Didi Chuxing sets up JV with China EV maker BAIC-BJEV; next-gen connected car systems; Transportation Brain

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Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading one-stop transportation platform, announced a new joint venture with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., Transportation Brain comes online. Public transportation data resources and DiDi analytics are now connected.

2019 100

Transportation details of LA Mayor’s proposed Green New Deal

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The LA Green New Deal seeks to “zero out” Los Angeles’ main sources of harmful emissions: buildings, transportation, electricity, and trash. On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released his version of a Green New Deal (LAGND).

2019 100

Japanese logistics provider Yamato Transport orders 500 StreetScooter EVs

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That means these “Made in Germany” e-transporters will be sporting a steering wheel on the right. —Yutaka Nagao, Representative Director, President and Executive Officer of Yamato Transport. In fiscal year 2018, the company transported some 1.8

2019 96

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.

2016 77

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 85

Airbus, Groupe ADP, RATP Group partner to study the integration of VTOL vehicles into urban transport

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Airbus, Groupe ADP and the RATP Group, along with the Paris Ile-de-France region and the French civil aviation authority (DGAC), have launched a feasibility study to demonstrate an urban system of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

2019 100

Transport for London orders 20 Wrightbus hydrogen double-decker buses

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Transport for London (TfL) has ordered 20 hydrogen double-decker buses as part of its drive to make London’s transport zero-emission. As part of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, TfL is committed to using only the cleanest buses in its fleet. Greening transport in the capital will require using a range of clean power sources. It follows the introduction of the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone last month.

2019 76

Impact Transportation deploys Orange EV electric yard truck to Port of Oakland operations; HVIP funding

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Orange EV and Impact Transportation announced the deployment of an Orange EV T-Series battery-electric terminal truck to Impact’s 250,000 square foot warehouse and special project site supporting Port of Oakland operations.

2019 127

Public transport company VHH orders 16 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses; longer-range packs

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The public transport company Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) in Germany has ordered 16 units of the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric city bus. A large special-use area opposite door two creates lots of space for transporting wheelchairs, prams and for standing passengers.

2019 122

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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Transit and transportation agencies form national Automated Bus Consortium; initial purchase of 75-100 automated buses

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An association of transit and transportation agencies has formed the Automated Bus Consortium (Consortium), a collaboration designed to investigate the feasibility of implementing pilot automated bus projects across the United States.

2019 83

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 135

Dot Transportation deploys Orange EV electric yard truck at California distribution center

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Orange EV and Dot Transportation, Inc., Deployment of Orange EV’s T-Series pure electric terminal truck marks the first zero-emission vehicle deployed into Dot Transportation’s operations. Through Dot Transportation Inc., a subsidiary of Dot Foods, Inc.,

2019 109

Anaheim Transportation Network orders 40 BYD electric buses; 57% electric fleet by 2020

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The Anaheim Transportation Network has awarded an order for 40 battery-electric buses to BYD. A private, non-profit transportation management association, ATN was created to develop and operate the Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) for the Anaheim Resort District system and surrounding areas in the city with clean fuel shuttles. The ATN fleet order will increase the number of BYD electric buses the agency can deploy to serve one of the nation’s busiest tourism and employment regions.

2019 91

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 99

Leclanché picks Comau to develop automated industrial-scale manufacturing lines for Li-ion battery modules for transport

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Leclanché has commissioned Comau to develop an automated manufacturing line for lithium-ion battery modules for transport applications. Mass and industrial transport is increasingly moving to electric means of propulsion while public authorities enforce regulations. The marine transport alone produces 13% of greenhouse gas emissions and on current projections, emissions are expected to rise by at least 50% by 2050 under a business-as-usual scenario.

2019 69

Dana showcasing fuel cell technology for public transportation systems at Hannover Messe

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Dana Incorporated is applying its fuel cell expertise to designing and manufacturing composite and metallic bipolar plates for public transportation systems, such as eBus and hydrail applications.

2019 105

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 83

Kraft Heinz deploys all electric trucks in Ohio, eliminating diesel emissions with Firefly Transportation Services and Orange EV

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Orange EV, Firefly Transportation Services, and The Kraft Heinz Company have deployed three Orange EV T-Series Class 8 battery-electric terminal trucks to the Kraft Heinz distribution center in Groveport, Ohio.

2019 114

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.

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SoCal Edison launches Charge Ready Transport program for trucks and industrial vehicles

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Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched Charge Ready Transport , a program that aims to add charging stations for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles at a minimum of 870 commercial sites within the utility’s 50,000 square-mile service area. There will be a particular focus on targeting vehicle electrification in communities that are most impacted by pollution from medium- and heavy-duty transportation, Sloan said.

2019 77

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

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

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 90

Study estimates that PM2.5 pollution in US was responsible for 107,000 premature deaths in 2011; 28% associated with transportation

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transportation (28%) and electricity generation (14%)]; another 15% with pollution caused by agricultural activities. A new study by a team from the University of New Mexico, University of Washington and the University of Minnesota examines the health and economic impacts of PM 2.5

2019 118

Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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A coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels, and invest proceeds from the program into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure. —Transportation & Climate Initiative Statement.

2018 87

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.

2015 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 105

EEA: increase in EU GHG emissions, mostly due to transport, hampers progress towards 2030 targets

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Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the European Union rose slightly in 2017, mostly because of the transport sector. The rise is mostly due to the increase of oil consumption from road transport. The rise was mostly driven by the road transport sector.

2018 111

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

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 89

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.

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

C40 Cities: urban consumption-based emissions must be cut by 50% by 2030, 66% for high-income areas; buildings, food, transport, clothing, electronics, appliances, aviation

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Vehicles: Mayors, business, and citizens in C40 cities could together take actions to reduce consumption-based emissions from private transport by 28% by 2030. This could be achieved by strengthening public transport or making shared or hire car access in cities easy and cost-effective.

2019 100

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 100

EPA: US GHG fell 0.5% y-o-y in 2017; power sector down by 4.2%, transportation up 1.21%

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The transportation sector now generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions in the US—28.9% More than 90% of the fuel used for transportation is petroleum-based, which includes primarily gasoline and diesel. Year-over-year, US greenhouse gas emissions were 0.5%

2019 93

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 95

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 88

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 88

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 86

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.

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