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Aston Martin to make petrol cars ‘for as long as allowed’

April 11, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

British luxury carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda will continue to produce traditional combustion-engine vehicles for as long as legally possible, its boss told UK media this week. “For as long as we’re allowed to make ICE (internal combustion engine) cars, we’ll […]


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Greenlane unveils EV truck charging corridor

April 2, 2024

Via: Transport Dive

Greenlane unveiled plans for a 280-mile electric truck charging corridor along Interstate 15 in California, with initial sites in Colton, Barstow and Baker, in an announcement last month. Truck telematics data, frequent freight routes and customer deployment strategy guided Greenlane […]


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Navigating change in the trucking industry

March 27, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

Change is a constant in the transportation industry. Technological advancements, regulatory developments, environmental considerations and more require trucking businesses to continually adapt to an ever-evolving operational landscape. Staying informed is crucial to navigating change and thriving amid uncertainty. To that […]


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U.S. electric vehicle investments reach $188B thanks to Inflation Reduction Act

March 14, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

While electric vehicle manufacturing investments have been rising for the past nine years, a new report from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) found that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 kicked things into overdrive, leading to $188 million invested […]


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Navistar partners with Plus to bring autonomous trucks to US roads

March 13, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

Navistar Inc. and Plus, an autonomous trucking software company, are partnering to bring self-driving trucks to roadways in Europe and the United States. The companies announced the partnership Tuesday. Navistar, which is a member of the Traton Group — a […]


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Ford electric vehicle owners can now charge on Tesla’s network, but they’ll need an adapter first

February 29, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Owners of Ford electric vehicles can now use much of Tesla’s charging network in the U.S. and Canada, but there’s a hitch. They’ll need to get an adapter that Ford will provide for free, although the company won’t start shipping […]


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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 […]