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SKF and Romax host the first eDSIM conference

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SKF and Romax Technology will host the first electric Driveline SIMulation (eDSIM) conference, taking place on September 25-26 in Germany Sweden’s SKF and UK’s Romax have developed simulation programmes that reproduce the drive train as a complete system, taking all interactions into account. The companies share the notion that simulation-led …

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NEVS and Phantom Auto to deliver safe AVs

NEVS autonomous vehicle being driven remotely

NEVS ensures safe deployment of autonomous EVs with Phantom Auto’s teleoperation safety technology NEVS, a Swedish holding company which acquired the assets of bankrupt manufacturer Saab in 2012, has entered into collaboration with California’s Phantom Auto, provider of teleoperation safety technology for autonomous vehicles (AVs). The partners will work together …

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Superpedestrian to make e-bicycle ride sharing safer and more effective

Superpedestrian's e-bike technology

Superpedestrian Copenhagen Wheel is to introduce new technology developed using user data gathered Superpedestrian’s Copenhagen Wheel has been gathering data from the miles travelled by its users to develop new services and technologies. This data will be used to make the user experience safer and more effective, according to the developer’s …

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BP to spend US$20 million on ultra-fast charging

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The oil major will invest in StoreDot – an ultra-fast charging battery company BP’s venturing arm, BP Ventures, has announced another strategic step in support of advanced electric mobility. The company will invest US$20 million in StoreDot, an ultra-fast charging battery company. StoreDot has developed a lithium ion (Li-ion) battery …

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Akasol equips commercial vehicles with new battery system

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Akasol has revealed a cylindrical-cells battery pack with an energy density of 221 watt hours per kg (Wh/kg). First customer application trials set for the end of 2018. The new battery system has a long life-time and enables long distance journeys for commercial vehicles such as coaches, buses and trucks. …

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NASA to send electric helicopter to Mars

Artist's impression of NASA's Mars helicopter

NASA is working on a small electric helicopter that they plan to fly on Mars during the 2020 mission. The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air …

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