Clean transportation drives ahead with electric vehicles

March 20, 2017 by  
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Major automakers race to adapt to shared-car demand, startups compete for the smart mobility wave and data concerns speed up.

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Are falling utility revenues reason enough to slow down renewables?

March 20, 2017 by  
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Renewable energy’s growing pains: Distributed solar and wind power potentially could throw a wrench in the age-old utility business model.

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Why Mercedes-Benz wants to suburbanize the sharing economy

October 1, 2015 by  
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Urban mobility may be one of the hottest trends in transportation, but the luxury automakers is banking on suburbia to bolster its sales prospects.

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Businesses dig in to Sustainable Development Goals

October 1, 2015 by  
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Fresh off Climate Week, CEOs of 10 food companies talk of “a turning point,” and press government to move now.

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Apple, Google, Tesla and the race to electric self-driving cars

September 22, 2015 by  
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Tech companies eyeing the converging markets for electric and self-driving cars could transform the carbon footprint of transportation systems.

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Ford’s next mobility bets: carsharing, 3D printing, biomimicry

June 25, 2015 by  
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The automaker’s Silicon Valley coming out party included a slew of new offerings related to carsharing, 3-D printing and self-driving cars.

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Michigan Deploys 300 WiFi-Connected ‘Talking’ Cars to Help Prevent Traffic Jams

August 22, 2012 by  
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A small army of highly sophisticated research vehicles has been unleashed on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan. No, these vehicles aren’t armored or carrying surveillance equipment – in fact, it’ll probably be impossible to tell them apart from the other mini-vans, trucks, and hatch-backs vying for position at the red light. What these “connected cars” will do is use Wifi to silently transmit information to transponders located on the state and city’s traffic infrastructure equipment. Researchers say this type of technology helps them better understand infrastructure and traffic flow, which could reduce traffic , accidents, and even pollution in the future. Read the rest of Michigan Deploys 300 WiFi-Connected ‘Talking’ Cars to Help Prevent Traffic Jams Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: car accidents , connected cars , connected vehicles , driving habits , safety , traffic , university of michigan , US Department of Transportation

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“Sprout” is a Pencil that You Can Plant To Grow Herbs and Vegetables

August 22, 2012 by  
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Writers and poets dream that words could blossom from their pencils like gardens in springtime.  Now they can literally bloom with “ Sprout ,” the pencil from Democratech that you can plant. By scrapping the eraser and replacing it with a water-activated seed capsule, the end of a pencil marks the beginning of a vegetable, flower, or herb garden. Designed around a classic Ticonderoga cedar body, the Sprout is a fun way to reconnect with nature and a great green reward for finishing a stack of homework. Read the rest of “Sprout” is a Pencil that You Can Plant To Grow Herbs and Vegetables Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cedar , democratech , eraser , garden , kickstarter , mario bollini , MIT , pencil , simon & garfunkel , Sprout , ticonderoga , water-activated seed capsule

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Shanghai is the Most Vulnerable Major City in the World To Serious Flooding

August 22, 2012 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock A joint report from University of Leed’s School of Civil Engineering and Dutch authorities reveals that in a new study of nine coastal cities around the world, Shanghai is the most vulnerable to serious flooding. In fact, according to a new method to calculate the flood vulnerability of cities, those in Europe top the leader board for their resilience. Read the rest of Shanghai is the Most Vulnerable Major City in the World To Serious Flooding Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: coastal cities , flood index , flood risk rating , global flooding , Netherlands , shanghai , shanghai flooding , university of leed’s school of civil engineering , university of leeds

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UK’s First Hydrogen-Powered Locomotive Built by University of Birmingham Students

August 22, 2012 by  
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A team of engineering students and staff from the University of Birmingham have designed and built the UK’s first hydrogen-powered locomotive . The hybrid vehicle utilizes both a hydrogen fuel cell and lead acid batteries similar to the ones found in cars to propel itself along – and its only emissions are water vapor and heat! Read the rest of UK’s First Hydrogen-Powered Locomotive Built by University of Birmingham Students Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: hybrid vehicle , hydrogen fuel cell , hydrogen powered locomotive , lead acid batteries , LOCOMOTIVE , regenerative braking , UK’s first hydrogen powered locomotive , university of birmingham

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