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Keolis launches a new 5G autonomous electric vehicle trial in Stockholm

This trial aims to explore the safe introduction of self-driving autonomous electric vehicles in complex urban areas with a view to optimizing route planning and traffic. The trial will be conducted in Royal Djurgården, one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, from 24 September to 8 October 2020. The autonomous minibus, which will drive [...]

By |2021-11-16T01:38:26+00:00November 16th, 2021|AV|

Maersk, Svitzer to develop carbon-neutral methanol fuel cell tug

Svitzer, A.P. Moller - Maersk’s towage operator, has signed an agreement with Robert Allan Ltd, leading naval architect company, to design the first fuel cell tug for harbor operations running on green methanol. The project builds on close cooperation between Svitzer and Maersk with the aim to explore the combination of methanol fuel cells, batteries, [...]

By |2021-11-10T21:50:22+00:00November 10th, 2021|AV|

Magna providing aluminum battery enclosures for 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup

Magna is providing battery enclosures for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning battery-electric pickup. Battery enclosures, which all electric vehicles require, house high-voltage batteries, electrical components, sensors and connectors, contributing to the structural and safety aspects of a vehicle’s frame and protecting critical components from potential impact, heat and water. Magna’s battery enclosure for the 2022 [...]

By |2021-11-10T21:50:22+00:00November 10th, 2021|AV|

Ford and Purdue developing charging station cable that can deliver increased current for faster charging

Ford and Purdue University researchers are working to develop a new, patent-pending charging station cable that could combine with in-development vehicle charging technology, making it even easier for people to transition to EVs with seamless re-charging. Today, chargers are limited in how quickly they can charge an EV’s battery due to the danger of overheating. [...]

By |2021-11-10T21:50:22+00:00November 10th, 2021|AV|

Autonomous driving visionary Dr. Lawrence Burns joining Neural Propulsion Systems as Executive Advisor; L4/L5 autonomous driving

Neural Propulsion Systems (NPS), a developer of autonomous sensing platforms, announced that Dr. Lawrence Burns is joining as an Executive Advisor. Dr. Burns is the former Corporate Vice President of Research & Development and Planning at General Motors (earlier post). He has also advised numerous companies—including Google Self-Driving Cars/Waymo for over a decade. As an [...]

By |2021-11-10T21:50:21+00:00November 10th, 2021|AV|

NFI expands partnership with Li-Cycle on heavy-duty lithium-ion battery recycling for transit buses

NFI Group, a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, has expanded its partnership with North America’s largest lithium-ion battery recycler, Li-Cycle Corp., to offer heavy-duty electric vehicle battery recycling to public transit customers in North America through Li-Cycle. The partnership builds upon successful completion of an EV [...]

By |2021-11-10T21:50:21+00:00November 10th, 2021|AV|

As states continue to use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner

by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research Battery electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy source used to generate the electricity that powers them. The calculated relative amounts of well-to-wheels emissions of greenhouse gases from eight different energy sources are shown in the table below. (The calculations were based on the data developed by [...]

By |2021-11-10T21:50:21+00:00November 10th, 2021|AV|

Hyundai Motor Group launches new company to advance urban air mobility: Supernal

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) is launching a new company called Supernal, LLC to take its future mobility vision forward. An evolution of HMG’s Urban Air Mobility Division, Supernal is developing a family of electric air vehicles and convening public and private stakeholders to shape the emerging Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry. It plans to launch [...]

By |2021-11-10T21:50:21+00:00November 10th, 2021|AV|

Zero-carbon lithium producer Vulcan Energy purchases 3D seismic and drilling data from Rhein Petroleum

Vulcan Energy Resources, which intends to produce a battery-quality lithium hydroxide chemical product from a combined geothermal energy and lithium resource (earlier post), will purchase 3D seismic and drilling data from Rhein Petroleum GmbH. Rhein Petroleum is an exploration and production oil and gas company with many years of experience in Germany. The 3D seismic [...]

By |2021-11-10T21:50:21+00:00November 10th, 2021|AV|

15 countries agree to work toward 100% ZEV truck and bus sales by 2040

Fifteen countries have agreed to work together toward 100% zero-emission new truck and bus sales by 2040. Under the new Global Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (ZE-MHDVs), Austria, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Wales are setting an interim goal [...]

By |2021-11-10T21:50:20+00:00November 10th, 2021|AV|
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