Topic: Research

Electreon Wireless Presses Ahead With Projects to Electrify Roads

June 1, 2020Electreon Wireless is pressing ahead with projects to test its technology that allows electric cars to be charged while driving, potentially demonstrating a way to overcome a key barrier to the mass adoption of the vehicles.

via Transport Topics Online

Big Oil’s transition to cleaner tech a reason for optimism

May 29, 2020Knowing that fossil fuels are a finite resource that also create the greenhouse gases alleged to be warming the planet, many major oil producers have now dug into more renewable sustainability innovation.

via Fleet Owner

Electric-powered Grand Caravan Makes 30-minute First Flight

May 29, 2020Magnix on Thursday made the first flight with a prototype of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft powered by its 750-hp Magni500 all-electric propulsion system.

via Aviation International News

Rolls-Royce and Daimler Truck AG plan cooperation on stationary fuel-cell systems

May 28, 2020Daimler Truck AG and Rolls-Royce plc plan to cooperate on stationary fuel-cell generators as CO2-neutral emergency power generators for safety-critical facilities such as data centers.

via Green Car Congress

Danish Companies Partner on Sustainable Fuel Project

May 27, 2020A group of Danish companies have entered a partnership with the goal of developing a hydrogen and e-fuel production facility by as soon as 2023.  The project could deliver more than 250,000 tons of sustainable fuel to buses, trucks, maritime vessels and airplanes every year.

via NGT News

Japanese companies partner to develop electric vessel infrastructure

May 26, 2020Seven Japanese companies have partnered to establish ‘e5 Consortium’ to support the development of electric vessels and their infrastructure in the country.

via Ship Technology

Optimism for Post-Pandemic Natural Gas Fuel for Mobility

May 26, 2020The International Energy Agency recently released its report — 2020 Global Energy Review — which states energy demand will fall 6% in 2020. This represents the largest decline in 70 years in percentage terms, the largest ever decline in absolute terms, and seven times the decline after the 2008 global financial crisis.

via NGV Global

How Will Waymo Monetize Autonomy?

May 22, 2020Autonomous driving will be huge a beneficiary of the lingering effects of social distancing. Waymo, being the world’s leading consumer facing Autonomous Vehicle company, stands to benefit immensely.

via Fleet Forward

Representatives Introduce DOD Bill to Promote the Use of ZEVs

May 22, 2020The Department of Defense Non-Tactical Vehicle Reduced Petroleum Consumption ACT has been proposed, which directs the DOD to replace such vehicles, from passenger cars to construction vehicles like bulldozers and forklifts, as they age with zero-emission vehicles.

via NGT News

5 Ways AI Can Help Trucking

May 22, 2020When people start talking about artificial intelligence, it’s easy to get bogged down in terms like neural nets, algorithms, machine learning, and more. But you don’t really need to understand all that to take advantage of AI.

via Fleet Forward

Stanford researchers demonstrate major advance in dynamic charging

May 21, 2020Stanford engineers say they have taken a big step toward a practical system for dynamic charging, which would allow EVs to recharge while hurtling down the highway.

via Charged EVs

Autonomous Vehicle start-up EasyMile is based in France

NHTSA Lets Self-Driving Shuttle Resume Carrying People

May 21, 2020A self-driving shuttle service that was ordered to stop carrying passengers in February has been cleared to resume operations with new safety precautions.

via Transport Topics

Successful year and a half of trials of the world’s first two hydrogen trains

May 21, 2020After 530 days and more than 180,000 driven kilometers, the successful trial operation of the world’s first two hydrogen trains was officially completed at the end of February. Two pre-series trains of Alstom’s Coradia iLint model have been in passenger service since September 2018.

via NGVJournal

Trucking’s road to zero emissions

May 21, 2020Until zero-emissions vehicles are more attainable, adding propane and CNG trucks can help reduce a fleet’s carbon footprint.

via Fleet Owner

‘Current’ trends in heavy-duty electric trucking

May 20, 2020“Trucking is now at the cool kids’ table,” thought Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council on Freight Efficiency, after departing from the  unveiling of the battery-electric truck called the Tesla Semi in November 2017.

via Fleet Owner

SAE, others seeking common naming for ADAS functionality in vehicles

May 18, 2020SAE International is endorsing an effort to better inform drivers on aspects of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in current and future vehicles.

via Bulk Transporter