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Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles (EDN)

Wireless charging has been around for years in low-power consumer applications – wireless shavers are widely available, and electric toothbrushes have used it since the early 1990s. Even the medical field is using wireless charging for subcutaneous implants.  Wireless charging for EVs uses near-field charging (NFC): a transmitting coil produces …

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Hyperloop Test Facility to be Built in Nevada (RT)


The Hyperloop test track will begin construction this month. Hyperloop Technologies, a California company, will start construction of the test facility in southern Nevada, the Associated Press reported. A track roughly half a mile (one kilometer) long will be built at the Mountain View Industrial Park in North Las Vegas, with testing planned …

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McClaren Displays Concept MP4-X


McLaren Applied Technologies has designed an advanced concept car for future Motorsports.  It looks visually striking, but it is beneath the skin where the changes are most apparent.  The MP4-X is designed to harness alternative power sources; the chassis changes shape to adapt to different aerodynamic demands; and it can communicate in the …

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Baidu’s Self Driving Car Completes First Road Test (Electrek)


Today, search giant Baidu announced that its self-driving car successfully completed its first route through Beijing.  Baidu says that its autonomous vehicle, a modified BMW 3-Series, completed an 18.6-mile journey throughout Beijing that took it through both side streets and highways. Baidu has been working on its self-driving car project in …

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Nissan Suggests New Wireless Charging System for Geneva Motor Show (Pure Green Cars)


Nissan working with Foster + Partners has released a twenty second teaser showing a new wireless charging system as its vision for the Fuel Station of the Future.  The teaser previews the final concept which will be unveiled in March next year at the Geneva Motor Show.  For more information see the …

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The World’s Greenest Cruise Ship will Sail in 2020

Read the full press release below: Paris, France – The design for the world’s “greenest” cruise ship has been finalised, and its maiden voyage in 2020 will be announced at COP21. The plans for this whole-system, future-ready 55,000 ton cruise ship have been developed by a world-class team of over …

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Nissan Unveils New IDS Electric Concept Car (Transport Evolved)

Nissan IDS Concept

Fully autonomous and fully electric was the mantra behind Nissan’s new IDS concept car, unveiled ahead of the official opening of the Tokyo Motor Show.  The Nissan IDS Concept car is powered by a next-generation 60 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, features fully-automatic coach doors and wireless inductive charging.  While the …

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