Arrivals zero-emissions buses are designed for social distancing

June 23, 2020 by  
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U.K. startup Arrival has unveiled the Arrival Bus, an eye-catching electric bus crafted to not only improve public perception of public transportation but to also respond to health concerns in the coronavirus era. Engineered for flexibility and worldwide adoption, the Arrival Bus features wraparound digital screens for easy identification and flexible seating so that passenger capacity can be controlled to follow social distancing rules. The sleek design concept also allows for the installation of plexiglass dividers between passengers and no-touch stop requests via a smartphone app. Founded in 2015, Arrival champions itself as a producer of electric commercial vehicles designed to help cities meet their net-zero emissions targets worldwide. In addition to the new Arrival Bus design, the startup recently unveiled designs for its electric delivery vans. Although there are no Arrival products currently on the road yet, the company plans to deploy 1,000 Microfactories — low-footprint automotive production facilities with Arrival assembly technology — around the world by 2026 to build all of the electric vehicles in its portfolio.  Related: Designers propose sustainable housing in response to COVID-19 lifestyle changes “We are very excited to bring the Arrival Bus to markets around the world and make the passenger experience of bus travel a positive one,” said Ben Jardine, chief of product for Arrival Bus. “By working in partnership with businesses to develop the entire ecosystem around our vehicles, we are supporting their goals of making public transport appealing whilst achieving carbon neutrality.” Arrival plans to create an integrated public transportation ecosystem that not only includes buses but also cars for sharing, taxis, delivery robots and charging infrastructure. Arrival expects to deploy the Arrival Bus in upcoming months. The electric vehicles will be built in local Microfactories using modular construction for flexibility. The use of an aluminum chassis with integrated mechanical parts will also streamline the production process, while the minimalist interior design will make the vehicle easy to clean. + Arrival Images via Arrival

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UPS just unveiled a fleet of adorable electric trucks for London and Paris

May 9, 2018 by  
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The streets of Paris and London are about to get a whole lot cuter — and more eco-friendly — because UPS is deploying adorable electric trucks that look like something straight out of a cartoon. The mail carrier is teaming up with ARRIVAL to launch a state-of-the-art fleet of 35 zero emission electric vehicles. The lightweight, composite vehicles have a range of 150 miles, and each truck includes driver-assist technology that will help keep the roads safer. . @UPS revs up latest London & Paris EV deal by working with @ArrivalGB develop a "state-of-the-art pilot fleet" https://t.co/4vsXFsxe5O — UPS UK&IE (@UPS_UK) May 9, 2018 UPS has made sustainability a priority, with more than 9,000 vehicles worldwide operating on alternative energy. UPS and ARRIVAL have been collaborating since 2016 to create these custom-designed trucks built to UPS’s specifications. The news comes a month after the delivery company announced that it had deployed a radical new charging infrastructure in London . Related: UPS declares the “beginning of the end” for combustion engines by making its London fleet entirely electric “UPS is working with ARRIVAL here in the UK because their smart electric vehicles are helping to reduce dependency on fossil fuel. This is a pioneering collaboration that helps UPS develop new ways to reduce our emissions,” said Luke Wake, international director for automotive engineering in the advanced technology group at UPS. “UPS is marshaling its global scale to encourage innovation within the automotive industry. We are helping to drive demand for these disruptive technologies. The result is a safer and cleaner fleet for the communities in which we deliver.” + UPS + ARRIVAL Via Engadget Image via UPS

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What artificial intelligence means for sustainability

July 19, 2017 by  
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It’s hard to open a newspaper these days without encountering an article on the arrival of artificial intelligence. Predictions about the potential of this new technology are everywhere. 

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What the rise of solar in China says about the future of EVs

July 19, 2017 by  
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In just one decade, the country used policy to help prop up the rise of solar manufacturing. Now, it’s putting the same energy behind electric vehicles.

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Transgenic fish are ready for us — are we ready for them?

July 19, 2017 by  
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After decades of regulatory and legal challenges, AquaBounty aims to bring genetically engineered salmon to U.S. and Canadian markets next year.

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Ben & Jerry’s unveils vegan ice cream flavors

February 24, 2016 by  
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In a time when there are already tons of different non-dairy ice cream brands on the market, one might wonder why the arrival of a few more flavors is causing such a ruckus. Ben & Jerry’s has been a household name in progressive ice cream for decades – made famous with their funny, yummy flavors like “Funky Monkey” and “Cherry Garcia”, but until now, the brand has lacked non-dairy or vegan options.  After years of requests, the company is finally launching its own line of four new vegan ice creams  and showing the masses how delicious dairy free desserts can be. Read the rest of Ben & Jerry’s unveils vegan ice cream flavors

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5 Natural DIY Ideas For Parched Winter Skin

February 12, 2016 by  
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If you live in a dry climate, as I do, winter doesn’t just mean snowflakes, snow boots and cartons of egg nog hitting the shelves, it also means the arrival of dry, itchy, scaly skin. Having survived three winters in an arid climate now, I’ve…

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Bottom-Up Innovations that Change How IT Does Sustainability

January 4, 2012 by  
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Kickstarter — and some of the cutting-edge inventions that are breaking records on the crowdfunding site — are helping to change how green IT comes to market, and speeding the arrival of the Internet of Things.

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Tiny Homes Hit Mainstream (An Intentional Bike Neighborhood Is Born)

May 3, 2011 by  
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How Highly Oil-Dependent Nations Will Get Hurt By Peak Oil More Than Others

May 3, 2011 by  
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photo: escher_47 / Creative Commons There’s been a lot written lately about more and more people in high places recognizing peak oil isn’t just something cranky ex-petroleum geologists and environmentalists reading too much Jared Diamond go on about.

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