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Daimler and BMW to develop next-generation technologies for automated driving

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The two companies will initially work to develop automated driving for highways Daimler and BMW are to join forces on automated driving. Initially, the focus will be on advancing the development of next-generation technologies for driver assistance systems, automated driving on highways and parking features (up to SAE Level 4). …

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Centrica to accelerate EV ambitions with dedicated Mobility Ventures team

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Centrica’s Mobility Ventures team will start by working with car manufacturers to support their dealer networks Centrica is super-charging its electric vehicle ambitions with the creation of a new team that will work to combine state-of-the-art technology with a world-class user experience for domestic and business customers. Dedicated to progressing …

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SMUD announces regional initiative to develop a future mobility centre in Sacramento

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SMUD’s will help develop new EV technologies SMUD CEO and general manager Arlen Orchard unveiled a vision for the Sacramento region to lead the way in mobility by developing a model for a future Mobility Centre that will foster innovation in the clean transportation sector and serve as a catalyst …

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TI Automotive provides plastic tank technology for Karma Automotive EV

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TI Automotive plastic tanks can handle pressures generated by long range EVs TI Automotive, a leading global supplier of automotive fluid systems technology, has announced that it will provide blow-moulded plastic fuel tanks for Karma Automotive’s luxury electric vehicle programme. TI Automotive’s industry leading technology allows the low weight plastic …

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Argonne National Laboratory develops new magnet for battery-powered motors

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New Argonne invention could advance technologies from golf carts to wind turbines A new magnet technology invented at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory could help drive the nation’s transition from gas-powered vehicles to electric and hybrid power more rapidly, at lower cost and in a more …

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Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in wireless electric charging

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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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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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Alliance Ventures invests in Enevate to advance Li-ion battery technology

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Enevate’s Li-ion technology can support extremely fast-charging with high energy density and improved safety Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has invested in the latest round of funding in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company based in Irvine, California. This marks the latest technology …

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