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Autonomous electric buses reinvented

Autonomous electric buses reinvented

Jul 28, 2016 Worldwide
There is a frenzy of investment by in fully autonomous cars, some without even a steering wheel, but it is almost entirely supplier push. Virtually no private individual is interested in buying one. It is very different with fleets such as taxis where potential corporate purchasers such as Uber see many benefits including cost and space saving
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Who will win the battery gigafactory race?

Who will win the battery gigafactory race?

Jul 27, 2016
Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman of analysts IDTechEx, was interviewed on 27 July by BBC Television World News in a live program transmitted worldwide speaking on the new Tesla gigafactory.
New autonomous unmanned surface vessels

New autonomous unmanned surface vessels

Jul 27, 2016 United Kingdom
To its manufacturer MOST (Autonomous Vessels) Ltd in the UK, USV means controlled by satellite from anywhere on the planet. AutoNaut is the answer to the age-old challenge of affordable oceanic data gathering for science, commerce and military purposes. It creates new opportunities to meet unique mission requirements in a changing world.
First ever round the world solar flight completed

First ever round the world solar flight completed

Jul 27, 2016 United Arab Emirates, Worldwide
Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have succeeded in their crazy dream of achieving the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight.
Overcoming key challenge in using light for wireless communications

Overcoming key challenge in using light for wireless communications

Jul 26, 2016 United States
In an advance that could one day make light-based wireless communications ubiquitous, researchers have demonstrated a conceptually new approach for detecting optical communication signals traveling through the air.
Adoption of electric vehicles in Mexico

Adoption of electric vehicles in Mexico

Jul 26, 2016 Mexico
Mexico is not widely adopting pure electric vehicles on its roads partly because of inadequate incentives but also because charging infrastructure is inadequate in such a large country and there is no payback from putting it in.
Mexican whale sharks and electric vehicles

Mexican whale sharks and electric vehicles

Jul 25, 2016 Mexico
The pollution situation with large ships is appalling. The 15 largest ships in the world emit as much nitrogen oxide and sulphur oxide as the world's 760 million cars.
Solar Impulse takes off on final leg of round the world solar flight

Solar Impulse takes off on final leg of round the world solar flight

Jul 25, 2016 Egypt
10 days after André Borschberg's arrival in Cairo following the crossing of the Mediterranean Sea, Bertrand Piccard took off with Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) for the final leg of the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight - a pioneering endeavor considered impossible by many when initiated 15 years ago.
Industrial and commercial electric vehicles: Biggest market

Industrial and commercial electric vehicles: Biggest market

Jul 22, 2016 Worldwide
The saying is, "In a gold rush, get there first, sell shovels". The "shovels" of the EV business are covered in the unique new IDTechEx report, Industrial and Commercial Electric Vehicles on Land 2016-2026.
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Surface functionalized fuel cell cathode powder

Surface functionalized fuel cell cathode powder

Jul 22, 2016 United States
Structured Materials Industries, Inc is releasing its SFSOFC19 Surface Functionalized Fuel Cell Cathode Powder; a powder material that is a drop in replacement to LSFC for sintering into fuel cell cathodes that offers high temperature surface reactivity on a highly conducting base.
Hino motors advances hybrid buses

Hino motors advances hybrid buses

Jul 21, 2016 Worldwide
Controlled by Toyota, Hino Motors of Japan is a $13 billion company making buses, trucks and pickups that is similar in size to competitor BYD in buses, cars, forklifts and batteries in China.
First flight of graphene-skinned aircraft

First flight of graphene-skinned aircraft

Jul 21, 2016 United Kingdom
A Test flight signals launch of graphene roadmap for industrial application and commercialisation within the aerospace industry.
Boeing, Embraer unveil newest ecoDemonstrator aircraft

Boeing, Embraer unveil newest ecoDemonstrator aircraft

Jul 20, 2016 Brazil
The program expands Boeing and Embraer's cooperation agreement and will test technologies to improve airplane environmental performance and accelerate their introduction into the marketplace.