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Electric trucks find a sweet spot with inbound logistics

February 16, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

Using electric trucks for short, repeatable trips to assembly plants is expanding as more OEMs require suppliers to shush the noise and eliminate the diesel exhaust that accompany delivering incoming parts and components. How did inbound logistics become a thing […]


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GM is nearly doubling the road miles where drivers can use its partially automated driving system

February 14, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

General Motors is adding about 350,000 miles (563,000 kilometers) of roadways in the U.S and Canada to the area where drivers can use the company’s “Super Cruise” partially automated driving system. The expansion nearly doubles the road miles where the […]


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Japan’s electric vehicle transition by 2035 may be insufficient to combat the climate crisis, but there are solutions

February 7, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Researchers at Kyushu University have found that Japan’s current policy of stopping the sale of gas vehicles by 2035 and transitioning only to hybrids and electric vehicles may be insufficient to reduce the country’s CO2 emissions and prevent it from […]


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E-bikes hold huge promise for sustainable transport in rural tourist areas, says researcher

February 6, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

I first rode an e-bike after a day out exploring the fells on foot a few years ago. Instead of driving back to my accommodation, I traveled 40km through the Lake District on an e-bike and I was surprised by […]


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First in-depth survey on the topic of deep transfer learning for intelligent vehicle perception

February 2, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

An international group of scientists has published a paper in the journal Green Energy and Intelligent Transportation, summarizing a comprehensive review of deep transfer learning for intelligent vehicle perception. In recent years, perception has been viewed as a critical component […]


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Vehicle networking environment information sharing based on distributed fountain code

January 29, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Intelligent Transportation systems (ITS) have shown great potential in smart cities in recent years. Using information processing and communication technology, ITS significantly improves the quality of urban traffic operation and service. Autonomous vehicles (AVs), a key component of ITS, are […]


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NASA autonomous flight software successfully used in air taxi stand-ins

January 26, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

In late October, two research helicopters from the manufacturer Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, made a dozen test flights over Long Island Sound, Connecticut taking care to avoid other aircraft in the area around them. Except the ordinary-looking helicopters were […]


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Electric cars jolt Europe sales for 2023

January 18, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

New car sales in Europe rebounded by 13.9 percent in 2023 as electric vehicles overtook diesel for the first time, an industry group said on Thursday. Sales of new electric cars shot up by 37 percent year-on-year and accounted for […]


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Honda unveils futuristic EV designs to hit US market in 2026

January 9, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Honda unveiled Tuesday a new electric vehicle series to launch commercially in 2026, revealing a futuristic concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. “We have gone back to basics and formulated the Honda 0 Series with a […]


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Electric vehicles and the challenge of fire risks in car parks

January 4, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Due to the urgent need to cut fossil fuel emissions, the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is both inevitable and essential. The EU is aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport by 90% by 2040, and foresees 13 million […]


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Ford US vehicle sales neared two million in 2023

January 4, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Auto giant Ford sold almost two million vehicles in the United States last year, the company said Thursday, buoyed by accelerating electric vehicle sales and continued growth in internal combustion engine trucks. These figures represented an increase of just over […]


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Fresh thinking about the electric grid holds possibilities  

December 1, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

It is easy to simply state a problem and offer no solutions. For example, where are we going to get the electricity to power the transition to electric heavy-duty trucks? One potential answer is to look at the electric grid […]


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Work force training center to focus on electric vehicles

November 29, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

AIDT, an Alabama state agency designed to recruit and train a skilled work force, plans to build a $30 million, 40,000-square-foot work force training center in Decatur’s Alabama Robotics Technology Park. The facility will focus on electric vehicles and new […]


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Toyota selling part of Denso stake to raise cash to develop electric vehicles

November 29, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

Toyota is selling a part of its stake in components maker Denso to raise cash for its drive toward electric vehicles and other innovations, Japan’s top automaker said Wednesday. The move is estimated to raise about 290 billion yen ($2 […]


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Co-learning to improve autonomous driving

November 28, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

Self-driving cars are both fascinating and fear-inducing, as they must accurately assess and navigate the rapidly changing environment. Computer vision, which uses computation to extract information from imagery, is an important aspect of autonomous driving, with tasks ranging from low […]


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Renault says combining electric cars and software in one company will ‘democratize’ EVs for Europe

November 15, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

Automaker Renault is setting out ambitious goals for its new combined electric vehicle and software business, saying it will “democratize” the market for battery-powered cars in Europe by making them as affordable as gasoline- or diesel-powered models. Combining electric vehicles […]


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Autonomous trucking: ‘What’s love got to do with it?’ 

November 10, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

Lior Ron is a fan of autonomous trucking. You might even say the founder and CEO of Uber Freight loves the idea of driverless trucks. But as the late Tina Turner asked, “What’s love go to do with it?” The […]


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Why surging sales of large electric vehicles raises environmental red flags

November 7, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

Electric cars are getting bigger and heavier. In 2019, 30% of the electric vehicle (EV) models available worldwide were sports utility vehicles (SUVs). Fast forward to 2022 and that figure stood at 40%—equivalent to the share of small and medium […]


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Electric vehicles gain traction in Jordan as petrol prices rise

November 1, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

Electric vehicle sales are surging in Jordan, a trend drivers and showrooms attribute to high petrol prices more than any concerns about air pollution and climate change. Boosted by low import taxes, especially affordable Chinese-made models have become a common […]


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Electric truck maker Rivian says construction on 1st phase of Georgia factory will proceed in 2024

October 20, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

Rivian Automotive will move ahead with construction on a factory in Georgia early next year, the company confirmed Thursday. The California-based electric truck company made the announcement as it opens a retail location in an intown Atlanta development, the eighth […]