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Boeing’s Insitu advances its fuel cell technology; LH2 fueling

March 22, 2021Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, announced new details about its latest efforts to advance hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

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FEV offers comprehensive environmental testing for electric powertrain components with eDLP

March 11, 2021High-voltage batteries, electronics, and other vehicle components are exposed to a variety of punishing environmental influences during their life cycle.

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New Mexico Takes Steps Toward Embracing Autonomous Vehicles

March 5, 2021Autonomous vehicles can already be seen on some roads in New Mexico as two companies test vehicles. Now legislators have introduced a bill that sponsor state Rep. Patty Lundstrom (D-Gallup) says would set up in statute the authority to regulate and give guidance to the emerging industry.

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United States: Lincoln completes project to use biogas as vehicle fuel

March 3, 2021Mayor of Lincoln Leirion Gaylor Baird announced the successful completion of a project to use the biogas from a city wastewater facility to produce vehicle fuel. The Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department (LTU) began the biogas sustainability initiative at the Theresa Street Water Resource Recovery Facility in 2017.

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Orlando will further cut emissions with adsorbed natural gas vehicles

February 24, 2021The City of Orlando will participate in a demonstration program of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) bi-fuel vehicle technology developed by Ingevity Corporation.

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Cruise Posted Most California AV Testing Miles in 2020

February 10, 2021Cruise clocked the most miles of any company testing self-driving vehicles in California in 2020, according to new reports from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Apple More Than Doubled Autonomous Road Tests in 2020

February 10, 2021Apple Inc. more than doubled road testing of its self-driving cars in 2020 as its autonomous technology improved, according to a report filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

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CA DMV issues autonomous vehicle testing permit to Vietnam’s VinFast

February 8, 2021The California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued an Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit (with a driver) to VinFast. VinFast—a Vietnamese company —is the 57th company to be issued such a testing permit.

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Nissan field testing new mobility services as part of building sustainable future community in Japan

February 8, 2021The partnership agreement between three local governments and eight companies aims to develop new modes of transportation, and to promote the use of renewable energy, in the Hamadori area of Fukushima Prefecture. The overall goal is to help develop a revitalized, resilient and sustainable low-carbon community.

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Study Compares Propane Carbon Footprint to Electric

January 29, 2021A new comparative analysis analyzes the carbon footprint of medium-duty and heavy-duty (MD-HD) engine vehicles powered by propane and electricity.

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GKN Leads Hydrogen Propulsion Plan For Sub-Regional Aircraft

January 28, 2021GKN Aerospace plans to lead a collaboration between industry and academia to develop a new hydrogen propulsion system for small “sub-regional” aircraft. Initially, the H2GEAR system will power new and existing aircraft seating up to 19 passengers, but the aerospace group says it could subsequently be scaled up for use on larger airliners.

via Aviation International News

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PERC: Propane Offers More Direct Path to Decarbonization that EVs

January 26, 2021Propane-fueled medium-duty and heavy-duty (MD-HD) internal combustion engine vehicles provide a lower carbon footprint solution in 38 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., when compared to MD-HD electric vehicles (EVs) charged using the electrical grid, according to a comparative analysis recently released by the Propane Education & Research Council.

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New report highlights recommendations from national transit experts for zero-emission buses

January 26, 2021The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) has released a new report containing recommendations for the adoption of zero-emission transit vehicles.

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Georgia Tech team develops AI to read EV charging station reviews to find infrastructure gaps

January 25, 2021A team from Georgia Tech has developed an AI that can analyze user reviews of electric vehicle charging stations, allowing it accurately to identify places where there are insufficient or out-of-service stations. An open-access paper on the work is published in the journal Patterns.

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U.S. Express Invests in Autonomous Truck Tech

January 22, 2021TuSimple teamed up with UPS, Penske Truck Leasing, U.S. Xpress, and McLane to launch the Autonomous Freight Network, which it says will lay the groundwork for self-driving autonomous trucks to become commercially available by 2024.

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Westport, Scania Partner on Hydrogen Engine Research

January 22, 2021Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a supplier of fuel delivery components and systems for clean, low-carbon fuel, has agreed to commence a research project with Scania, a global provider of transport solutions, to apply its HPDI 2.0 fuel system with hydrogen to the latest Scania commercial vehicle engine.

via NGT News