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Mcity test concept would assess driverless vehicle safety before they take on public roads

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Mcity will create a track to test autonomous vehicles before using them in real world situations Mcity at the University of Michigan has outlined a test track-based concept for evaluating the safety of highly automated vehicles before they’re tested on public roads that could emerge as a model for a …

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Meritor launches 22 electrification programmes with global OEMs through 2020

Electrans 16012019

A major fleet customer will begin operating pick-up and delivery trucks using Meritor’s electric drive systems in the first half of 2019 Meritor has 22 electrification programmes with global OEMs that is expected to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road through 2020. …

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Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in wireless electric charging

Electrans 15012019 2

Volvo Group Venture Capital will invest in Momentum Dynamics’ wireless charging technology Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, has announced an investment in Momentum Dynamics – a leading company in high power wireless charging of electric vehicles. Momentum Dynamics is a Philadelphia-based company developing and …

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BYD ADL partnership delivers nine electrics to Stagecoach in Guildford

Electrans 14012019 3

The BYD ADL buses will be Guildford’s first electric buses The UK’s leading supplier of electric buses, the BYD ADL partnership, has taken a significant step forward with the delivery of nine 10.8-metre pure electric buses together with charging equipment to Stagecoach South for use on park and ride services …

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Proterra enters Hawaiian Islands with electric bus order from JTB Hawaii

Electrans 14012019 2

The three Proterra buses will replace existing diesel-powered vehicles Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that JTB Hawaii, a provider of travel services in the Hawaiian Islands, has agreed to purchase three 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and two Proterra 60-kW plug-in chargers. Travel Plaza …

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Discovery adapts natural membrane to make hydrogen fuel from water

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Argonne National Laboratory’s study uses two membrane-bound proteins to breakdown water into hydrogen and oxygen A chemical reaction pathway central to plant biology have been adapted to form the backbone of a new process that converts water into hydrogen fuel using energy from the sun. In a recent study from …

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