Electric Vehicle Insurance

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Please let me know which companies are willing to provide insurance for an EV converted car, in the greater Toronto area. Thank you, Doru Hi, Doru

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Electric Vehicle - Buyers Guide

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The Electric Vehicle market is full of new terminology and concepts. Different types of Electric Vehicles. Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles. - - - - - - - -. Electric Vehicles | charge2drive.com.

2014 141

New Hyundai Sonata based on third-generation vehicle platform

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Hyundai Motor announced that the new generation Sonata, scheduled to go on sale later this month, is based on the new third-generation vehicle platform. Such technology inhibits vehicle from spinning and prevents possible secondary collisions.

2019 94

Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum

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The Historic Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum in Kingman, Arizona adds to its collection

Wyoming Connected Vehicle Pilot determines appropriate tractor-trailer antenna placement and equipment configuration; avoiding DSRC shadow

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The WYDOT (Wyoming Department of Transportation) Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot is focusing on improving safety and mobility by creating new ways to communicate road and travel information to commercial truck drivers and fleet managers along the 402 miles of Interstate 80 (I-80) in the State.

2019 94

NVIDIA introduces DRIVE AP2X; complete Level 2+ autonomous vehicle platform

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ClearSightNet allows the vehicle to detect camera blindness, as when the sun shines directly into the sensor, or when mud or snow limits its vision. It takes in sensor data and determines a set of actions to protect the vehicle and other road users.

2019 138

Audi testing second-life EV batteries in factory vehicles

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Audi is testing factory vehicles powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Ingolstadt. Factory vehicles in Audi’s production plants such as fork-lift trucks and tow tractors have so far been powered by lead-acid batteries.

2019 156

Army's Electric Vehicle

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I guess the Army's electric vehicle won't be needing the fake noisy gas engine sound track shown in the video, then? More about the Army's stealth EV after the jump

2011 237

Historical Electric Vehicle Foundation Gets 12 New EVs

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The Historical Electric Vehicle Foundation (HEVF.org) and our Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum are proud to announce the gift of twelve electric vehicles of historic significance from the prestigious collection of the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. The last vehicle was delivered today on December 21th

2018 89

Kia and Hyundai to introduce solar roof charging on selected vehicles: HEV, BEV and ICE

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Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor plan to introduce solar roof charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. The solar charging technology is being developed to support the vehicle’s main power source, improving mileage and reducing CO 2 emissions.

2018 144

USDOT requesting public comment on Vehicle-to-Everything communications

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The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) is seeking public comment on the use and integration of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications technologies into the transportation environment, which have the potential to improve motor vehicle safety and efficiency as well as support cooperative vehicle automation concepts. There are more than 70 active deployments of V2X communications with thousands of vehicles already on the road. Connected vehicles V2X

2018 94

FedEx acquiring 1,000 Chanje electric delivery vehicles

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will add 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles to its fleet. FedEx is purchasing 100 of the vehicles from Chanje Energy Inc and leasing 900 from Ryder System, Inc. The vehicles are manufactured by FDG in Hangzhou, China, and purchased through Chanje Energy Inc.,

2018 119

DARPA GXV-T demos showcase radical vehicle technologies

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DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies ( GXV-T ) program ( earlier post ) aims to improve mobility, survivability, safety, and effectiveness of future combat vehicles without piling on armor. The team found autonomy improved either vehicle speed or risk posture, and sometimes both.

2018 88

Hyundai Mobis, KT collaborating to develop connected vehicle systems using 5G and C-V2X

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have launched 5G communication in the Hyundai Mobis proving ground in Seosan, Chungcheongnam-do, and have begun to collaborate to develop connected vehicle technology by actively utilizing this network. 5G Autonomous driving Connected vehicles CV2XHyundai Mobis and KT Corp.

2019 108

Ford and Baidu announce joint autonomous vehicle testing in Beijing with SAE L4 vehicles; Apollo system

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have begun a two-year joint autonomous vehicle test project, under which the two companies will further advance the development and on-road testing of autonomous vehicles in China. —Sherif Marakby, president and CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC.

2018 124

Ford spins-out autonomous vehicles organization

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Ford Motor Company has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating Ford’s autonomous vehicles (AV) business to capitalize on market opportunities. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 83

eMotorWerks lays groundwork for vehicle-to-grid charging

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vehicle-to-grid-v2g Charging NetworksAt first blanch, a new business agreement between home charger manufacturer eMotorWerks and utility software provider LO3 Energy sounds strictly like the stuff of dull business contract lawyers. Dig a little deeper, though, and it could be the kernel of the next generation electrical system, long discussed, but never-quite-practical.

2019 78

Texas DOT to form connected and automated vehicle task force

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The Texas Department of Transportation is going to create a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Task Force to become a central point for CAV advancement in Texas. We look forward to furthering these important efforts as connected and autonomous vehicles become reality. TxDOT has had a keen interest in the progress of autonomous vehicles as they have the potential to greatly reduce crashes and improve roadway safety over time. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles

2019 78

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveils 5 battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles; I.D. BUZZ CARGO

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At the 69 th IAA Commercial Vehicles show, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is unveiling five new zero-emission vehicles:the I.D. The electric campaign is now gaining momentum at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show. The vehicle could be launched as soon as 2021.

2018 137

BMW Group introduces Alibaba voice assistant introduced into BMW vehicles in China; Tmall Genie

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Labs will be fully and seamlessly integrated in BMW vehicles in China by the end of 2019. It allows BMW customers who have a Tmall Genie-compatible device at home to operate vehicle functions easily and conveniently, and to call up appointments saved in the BMW Connected mobility agenda.

2019 110

Continental, Hewlett Packard Enterprise launch blockchain-based data monetization platform for sharing vehicle data

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Continental and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new platform, expected to be available this year, for sharing vehicle data to enable new digital services that improve driver safety and convenience. Based on blockchain technology, the platform provides data sovereignty, security, transparency, and efficiency to overcome the barriers of sharing vehicle data. Autonomous driving Blockchain Connected vehicles

2019 83

ORNL study finds connected and automated vehicles can reduce fuel use by more than 40%

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In a study published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles , they reported that an increased number of CAVs communicating and coordinating driving activity stabilize traffic flow and, depending on the traffic volume, can reduce fuel use by more than 40%.

2018 120

@LATimes What Part Of “We Have 10 Years To Stop Burning Fossil Fuels To Survive” Don’t You And #HotMess Metro Not Comprehend? The Actual Plan Will Ban All Petroleum Powered Vehicles #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 130

New report finds global CO2 vehicle emission reduction measures falter; dropping diesels, increasing SUVs

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Vehicle fuel economy improvements have slowed globally, according to the latest report from the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI): Fuel Economy In Major Car Markets: Technology And Policy Drivers 2005-2017.

2019 110

Toyota Research Institute constructing automated vehicle test facility in Michigan

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Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is constructing a closed-course test facility to develop automated vehicle technology. Site of the future automated vehicle test facility (inside the MITRP oval track). Autonomous driving Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 103

ORNL demonstrates 120 kW wireless charging for vehicles; 97% efficiency

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Once the energy is transferred to the secondary coil, it is converted back to direct current and stored in a vehicle’s batteries. The research was funded by DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) and performed at the National Transportation Research Center, a DOE user facility at ORNL.

2018 150

Lumotive unveils LiDAR with LCM beam-steering technology for autonomous vehicles

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Lumotive, a Bill Gates-funded startup developing LiDAR systems for autonomous vehicles, introduced a beam-steering technology which will significantly improve the performance, reliability and cost of LiDAR systems for the emerging self-driving car industry.

2019 119

KDDI, AT&T to connect Toyota and Lexus vehicles in US with 4G LTE starting in the fall

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Toyota and Lexus are bringing connected car capabilities to their vehicles in the United States. This will start with 2020 model year vehicles in the fall of 2019, across all 50 states. Unlimited data plans offered by AT&T for eligible Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

2019 105

EU researchers develop innovative energy-efficient climate control system for electric vehicles; XERIC

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EU-funded researchers have developed an innovative climate control system (CCS) that extends the range of electric vehicles while enhancing passenger comfort. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Systems

2018 117

UMTRI team investigating “instantaneous crowdsourcing” to speed adoption of autonomous vehicles

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Combining human and artificial intelligence in autonomous vehicles could push driverless cars more quickly toward wide-scale adoption, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Today’s autonomous vehicles can drive relatively well in typical settings, but they fail in exceptional situations—and it’s those situations that are the most dangerous. The USDOT project aims to adapt it for use in autonomous vehicles.

2019 82

Renault introduces EZ-ULTIMO robo-vehicle concept

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At the Paris Motor Show, Groupe Renault unveiled EZ-ULTIMO, its robo-vehicle concept, an autonomous, electric, connected, and shared mobility service solution offering a premium travel experience.

2018 103

Best Electric Vehicle Motor Yet

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This AC electric vehicle motor really IS as good as you've heard, and it's changing the electric car conversion game

2011 151

U Mich team uses windshield wipers on connected vehicles to produce high-accuracy rainfall maps

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Researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, have produced improved rainfall estimates by combining weather radar with windshield wiper observations from connected vehicles. Windshield wiper measurements from connected vehicles correct these uncertainties by providing precise information about the timing and location of rainfall. Moreover, many new vehicles come equipped with optical rain sensors that enable direct measurement of rainfall intensities.

2019 85

Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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Rivian, an electric vehicle manufacturer, unveiled two “Electric Adventure Vehicles”—the R1T, an all-electric pickup and the R1S, an all-electric SUV—at events surrounding the LA Auto Show this week.

2018 126

BMW unveils BMW Vision iNEXT at LA Auto Show; all of ACES in one vehicle

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Control of the vehicle is therefore tailored in every respect to the requirements of the people travelling in it. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Electric (Battery The BMW Group unveiled the BMW Vision iNEXT concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

2018 103

Custom Electric Vehicles: Venus Motors

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Venus Motors builds new custom electric vehicles using fiberglass kits, electric drive trains, and lithium batteries

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Toyota and CARMERA team up to build high definition maps for automated vehicles using camera data

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This is the first step towards realizing TRI-AD’s open software platform concept known as Automated Mapping Platform (AMP) to support the scalability of highly automated driving, by combining data gathered from vehicles of participating companies to generate HD maps. In this proof of concept, the two companies will place cameras in Toyota test vehicles to collect data over several months from areas of downtown Tokyo. TRI-AD / CARMERA mapmaking from vehicle cameras in downtown Tokyo.

2019 69

US households are holding on to their vehicles longer

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The turnover of household vehicles has slowed since 2009, based on US Department of Transportation surveys of household vehicle travel, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported.

2018 124

Electric Vehicles and the Northwest Power Pool

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"In the long run, a fully electrified vehicle fleet would theoretically -- just do the math! -- provide enough balancing power for a 100 percent renewable electricity system." - John Farrell, Grist

2011 182

Mercedes-Benz researching “informed trust” of autonomous vehicles

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Mercedes-Benz considers empathy and trust to be central factors for the acceptance of self-driving vehicles. For people to have trust in the machine, they must immediately and intuitively be able to recognise what an autonomous vehicle intends to do.

2019 94

NHTSA proposes rule to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication on light vehicles

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Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on US roadways, the US Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a proposed rule today that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the US light vehicle fleet. The advancement of the V2V rulemaking complements the Department’s work to accelerate the development and deployment of automated vehicles. Connected vehicles Regulations V2X

2016 78

Honda demonstrates smart intersection technology that enables vehicles to virtually see through and around buildings

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In Marysville, Ohio, Honda held a demonstration of its “Smart Intersection” technology for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication designed to reduce traffic collisions at roadway intersections—one of the first such deployments of V2X technology in a real-world setting.

2018 94

92 refuse vehicles in Westminster to become Euro VI & ULEZ ready via Eminox/Amminex retrofit

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The City of Westminster and operator Veolia have ordered a retrofit of 92 Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCVs) for the upcoming Ultra-low Emission Zone in London. The two first demonstration vehicles have been on the road for over a month. Conversions Emissions Heavy-duty Vehicle Systems

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