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Scotland-based route optimization specialist Route Monkey, a unit of telematics and big data company Trakm8, is working on a new generation of transport and mobility algorithms for quantum computers. Route Monkey already works with Heriot-Watt University...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The University of Michigan (U-M) will collaborate with Chinese institutions to advance research, development and deployment of new transportation technologies and cutting-edge innovations. S. Jack Hu, U-M vice president for research, signed a research...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Neste announced the rebranding of its renewable diesel fuel during a customer seminar and appreciation event in San Diego, California. Neste is replacing its “Neste Renewable Diesel” and earlier brand name “NEXBTL” with “Neste MY Renewable...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Cellulosic and biorefining technology company Edeniq has raised $7 million in equity capital. The proceeds will be used to support growth in Edeniq’s Pathway cellulosic ethanol business. The company is focusing on customer acquisition, adding resources...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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GKN Driveline is supplying its innovative electric drive technology to StreetScooter, the electric vehicle company owned by Deutsche Post DHL Group. GKN’s Family 2 eTransmission system transmits torque from the eMotor to the wheels of a new StreetScooter...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Ford is launching a multi-million pound project designed to help improve air quality in London. The project, supported by Transport for London, features a 12-month trial of 20 new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Transit Custom vans that reduce local emissions...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Nissan is with FLO, a provider of a charging ecosystem in Canada, to encourage and ease EV adoption throughout the country. The new FLO Home charging station will become the recommended residential charging station by Nissan Canada for owners of...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, January 20, 2017
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MIT engineers have genetically engineered strains of the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica to boost the production of lipids by about 25% compared to previously engineered yeast strains. Their approach could enable commercialization of microbial carbohydrate-based...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, January 20, 2017
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US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) guidance that can improve safety and mobility by accelerating the deployment of V2I communication systems. The guidance complements...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, January 20, 2017
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At the end of 2016, Novelis Deutschland GmbH awarded Tenova the Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC) for a state-of-the-art aluminum automotive finishing line at the Novelis Nachterstedt Plant in Germany, serving European and global automotive customers....
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a simple technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk materials under ambient conditions without the use of catalysts or any external stimuli. The process could significantly lower the cost of...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announced the availability of the EPC9126, a 100 V high current pulsed laser diode driver evaluation board. The ultra fast transition gallium-nitride-on-silicon (eGaN) FETs used on the EPC9126 can drive laser...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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In financial year 2016, car-sharing leader car2go grew its global customer base by 43% to 2.2 million. A car2go is rented every 1.4 seconds somewhere in the world. Berlin remains the largest car2go city, with 175,000 customers. Worldwide, the roughly......
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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When the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) program in 2012 (earlier post), the agency committed to conduct a comprehensive midterm review of three elements of the program: the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) regulation;...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics, growth characteristics and increasing oil production. ExxonMobil...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Critical autonomous driving functions, including obstacle detection and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), will drive the automotive industry’s adoption of LiDAR sensors. ABI Research forecasts more than 69 million automotive LiDAR sensors...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) Awarded Bus Fleet Order for the City of Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has received a major order for its EDI PowerDrive 6000 systems from the city of Sheyang in China. The company is supplying its drivetrain...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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UQM Technologies received a new follow-on order from Proterra for PowerPhase HD electric drive systems, to be manufactured and shipped throughout 2017. Proterra will continue to increase its production capacity in 2017 as an increasing number of transit...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and NXP Semiconductors have launched Singapore’s first Smart Mobility Consortium to focus on testing and developing smart mobility technologies. The technologies will be tested on the NTU...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Sendyne, a developer of sensing, modeling/simulation and control products (earlier post), is introducing the SFP200MOD, the first turnkey module capable of precisely measuring currents from mA to kA, while simultaneously measuring three high-voltage...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The ASTM International Board of Directors approved the launch of a new technical committee dedicated to developing standards for the growing field of recovered carbon black (rCB). The Committee on Recovered Carbon Black (rCB) (D36) will focus on creating...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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In November 2016, Volkswagen presented a major update of the Golf, featuring new engines (including a Millerized 1.5L EA211), new assistance systems and a new generation of infotainment systems (earlier post). Now, three more sporty, fuel-efficient models...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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XL Hybrids announced that the company has been selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Operational Services Division (OSD), to be a vendor on the newly released Advanced Vehicle Technology statewide contract VEH102. This multi-year contract allows...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Navigation company TomTom has acquired Autonomos, a Berlin-based autonomous driving start-up. The acquisition strengthens TomTom’s position in autonomous driving. Autonomos GmbH was founded in 2012 by former members of the intelligent systems workgroup...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Velocys plc, the developer of smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Morimatsu (Jiangsu) Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Morimatsu Industry Co., Ltd. establishing a strategic alliance. Morimatsu...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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In a review paper in the journal Nature Materials, Jean-Marie Tarascon (Professor at College de France and Director of RS2E, French Network on Electrochemical Energy Storage) and Clare Gray (Professor at the University of Cambridge), call for integrating...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) launched the Clean Fuel Rebate for residential, electric customers who are electric vehicle (EV) drivers. PG&E serves some 16 million people in Northern and Central California. The new Clean Fuel Rebate...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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General Motors is expanding its portfolio of B20-capable vehicles to include cars and crossovers, and will field the industry’s most expansive lineup of diesel-powered vehicles in 2017, John Schwegman, director of commercial product and medium duty...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Exxon Mobil Corporation will more than double its Permian Basin resource to 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent through the acquisition of companies owned by the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas, with an estimated resource of 3.4 billion barrels...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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