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Electrification of Ships Building Momentum as RR Unveils New Battery System

August 15, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

A lithium-based energy storage system for ships has been launched by technology company Rolls-Royce. SAVe Energy is said to be a cost-competitive, highly efficient and liquid cooled battery system with a modular design that enables the product to scale according […]


Travel and Public transit

Los Angeles To Become First In U.S. To Install Subway Body Scanners

August 14, 2018

Via: The Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles subway system will become the first in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transportation […]


Travel and Public transit, Vehicles

GreenPower delivers 3 more all-electric buses to City of Porterville

August 14, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

GreenPower Motor Co. Inc. (GreenPower) received payment for the next three EV350 all-electric transit buses for the City of Porterville, bringing the total electric bus fleet to five. This represents the halfway mark for Porterville’s initial order of 10 zero-emissions […]


Vehicles

EZ-GO: A fully autonomous, zero emission concept from Renault

August 13, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

TreeHugger has said it many times before, but fully autonomous cars probably won’t look much like cars anymore. And still, cars are so ingrained in our popular consciousness that I, personally, have a hard time picturing what comes next. Fortunately, […]


Shipping

COSCO Shipping International Bounces Back to Profit

August 13, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Singapore-listed COSCO Shipping International saw its turnover from continuing operations jump by 271 pct in the second quarter of 2018. The logistics management company posted a turnover of SGD 40 million (USD 29 million) for Q2 2018, mainly driven by […]


Vehicles

Semi-Autonomous Cars Have Flaws. That’s Why They Need Tests

August 8, 2018

Via: Wired

THESE DAYS, MODERN cars come with sophisticated driver assistance tools, like adaptive cruise control, which maintains a set distance from the car in front, and active steering, which keeps a vehicle in its lane. They can also brake automatically if […]


Vehicles

As Uber Gives up on Self-Driving Trucks, Kodiak Jumps In

August 7, 2018

Via: Wired

FOR THE DEVELOPERS of self-driving vehicles, semi-trucks are a potential low-hanging fruit. Although big rigs are imposingly, intimidatingly huge, they also predominantly run on freeways and other fixed routes that are simpler to automate. Fleet managers are easier to convince […]


Vehicles

Surprise! Electric buses are significantly greener across the US

August 7, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

We already know that 84% of new buses will be electric by 2030, which should bode well for inner city air quality. But—just like electric cars—the emissions produced in the generation of electricity need to be taken into account too. […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

Congress hearing to examine California High-Speed Rail Project

August 6, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, chaired by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), will hold a field hearing in Sacramento on Thursday, August 9, to review the status and recent changes to the California […]


Shipping

China to Hit Back with 25 Pct Tariffs on LNG Imports from US

August 6, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

In response to the new wave of tariffs announced by the United States, China plans to fight back with USD 60 billion worth countermeasures, targeting, among others, the imports of liquefied natural gas from the U.S. The Chinese Ministry of […]