The road to automated driving systems in commercial vehicles

December 4, 2018 by  
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Technologies such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist are improving the business case.

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2017 Chevy Volt will emit fewer emissions and feature smart driving technology

January 13, 2016 by  
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The second-generation Chevy Volt was all-new for the 2016 model year, but Chevy is already working on a long list of new upgrades for the 2017 Volt. According to a new report, the 2017 Chevy Volt will get new technology that will help it emit fewer emissions and adaptive cruise control to make it even easier to drive, along with smart braking and lane-keeping technology. Read the rest of 2017 Chevy Volt will emit fewer emissions and feature smart driving technology

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Is climate change causing Alaskan seabirds to starve to death?

January 13, 2016 by  
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The shores of Alaska’s Prince William Sound are littered with the carcasses of tens of thousands of seabirds  after a mass die-off that scientists say could be caused by climate change. Federal wildlife officials say the birds, all of a species known as the common murre, starved to death. That’s a clear indication that their food supply has been disrupted, but even the experts aren’t exactly sure why. Read the rest of Is climate change causing Alaskan seabirds to starve to death?

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What looks like giant white crystals is actually a lake house in Western Massachusetts

January 13, 2016 by  
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Polar bears are getting dosed with Prozac to keep them calm in captivity

January 13, 2016 by  
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A visit to the zoo wouldn’t be complete without a stop by the polar bear enclosure. Seeing the majestic creatures padding about and docilely swimming up to kids as they peer through the glass may seem like a wonderful experience for a paying guest – yet these behaviors go against everything polar bears are programmed to do. Social isolation, boredom, and living in an enclosure that’s a fraction of what their normal habitat range would be in the Arctic causes bears and other captive animals to quite literally become mentally ill . So prescribing antidepressants and other medications to zoo animals has become a common practice. One that some zoos don’t want the public to know about. Read the rest of Polar bears are getting dosed with Prozac to keep them calm in captivity

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Japan Tests Driverless Trucks, Report Shows 15% Less Fuel Consumption

March 4, 2013 by  
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With companies like Google and Audi already testing driverless vehicle systems, self-driving cars could hit the road in a matter of years. Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) recently announced the results of their on-road tests involving a caravan of four trucks with one person driving the lead truck. The report showed that the formation, travelling at the speed of 80 km/h (50 mph), achieved a 15 percent reduction in fuel consumption. Read the rest of Japan Tests Driverless Trucks, Report Shows 15% Less Fuel Consumption Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: autonomous cars , car industry , Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control , driverless car technology , Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) , green transportation , Japan driverless trucks , Japan green technology , self driving cars , self-driving vehicles , traffic air pollution , traffic fuel consumption

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Graphene-Based Solar Cells Could Yield 60% Efficiency

March 4, 2013 by  
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While silicon has long been the standard for commercial solar cells , new research from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Spain has shown that graphene could prove far more efficient when it comes to transforming light into energy. The study found that unlike silicon, which generates only one current-driving electron for each photon it absorbs, graphene can produce multiple electrons. Though the application of graphene in solar cells is only theoretical, the potential outlined in the study is remarkable; solar cells made with graphene could offer 60% solar cell efficiency – double the widely-regarded maximum efficiency of silicon cells. Read the rest of Graphene-Based Solar Cells Could Yield 60% Efficiency Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon solar cells , Frank Koppens , graphene , Institute of Photonic Sciences , photovoltaic panels , renewable energy , silicon solar , Solar cells , solar efficiency , solar materials , solar panels

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i-ROAD: Toyota Unveils Three-Wheeled All-Electric Vehicle Ahead of Geneva Motor Show

March 4, 2013 by  
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Toyota just unveiled its new i-ROAD concept – an all-electric three-wheeled trike that is set to debut this week at the Geneva Motor Show . Toyota says that the two-seater i-ROAD is the perfect vehicle for city streets. It offers the same low running costs, easy parking and around-town maneuverability as a motorcycle or scooter, but its fully enclosed interior makes it a safer alternative. Read the rest of i-ROAD: Toyota Unveils Three-Wheeled All-Electric Vehicle Ahead of Geneva Motor Show Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 Geneva Motor Show , electric motor , green car , green transportation , lithium ion battery , personal electric vehicle , Toyota , Toyota i-ROAD concept

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