AECOM’s tulip-shaped design selected for Istanbul’s new Air Traffic Control tower

January 6, 2016 by  
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iGA, a consortium of five Turkish contractors, selected AECOM and Italian firm Pininfarina to design Istanbul’s new Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower and technical facility. The design combines the aesthetic properties and dynamics of the aviation and automotive industries, reflecting speed and movement through its architectural form. The winning entry was chosen from six entries of famous firms, including Zaha Hadid Architects, RMJM and Moshe Safdie. Read the rest of AECOM’s tulip-shaped design selected for Istanbul’s new Air Traffic Control tower

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Paris Introducing EV-Sharing Program

October 6, 2011 by  
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Paris has introduced plans for a city-wide EV car-sharing network that will operate much like its successful Velib bike-sharing system .  The car-sharing program will begin on December 5 with 250 EVs available. The system will allow users to pick up and drop off the cars at different locations as long as they’re returned to a designated parking spot.  The chosen vehicles, called Bluecars , will be outfitted with computer systems that let drivers know where those parking spaces are. The Bluecars are tiny, compact EVs being built by Pininfarina, who also makes Ferrari and Maserati vehicles.  The small EVs will have solid-state lithium metal polymer batteries that Pininfarina claims have a lifespan of 200,000 km and require no maintenance. via IEEE

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Bluecar EV to be Launched in the Fall of 2010

March 8, 2010 by  
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Photo: Pininfarina A Proving Ground for Lithium-Metal-Polymer Batteries? After some delays and problems , it looks like the Bluecar EV by Pininfarina and Bolloré is going to launch in the fall of 2010 if crash tests are successful and the car meets safety regulations.

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