IEEE Transportation Electrification

By Lee Stogner | Driving the transformation for clean, efficient, connected and safe vehicles http://tec.ieee.org/

An Integrated Digital Public Transport is Vital for Africa’s Economic Growth

<b>by Staff Writer</b><p>When we speak about Africa’s development, we refer not only to the rich natural resources at the continent’s disposal. More relevant …

Innovation

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to open up facility in Toulouse, France

One of the two companies working on Hyperloop trains just held a press conference in Toulouse to announce that the company is going to have a 3,000 square meter facility (roughly 38,000 sq ft) in the French city of Toulouse. While Hyperloop Transportation Technologies seems to be lagging behind …

Hyperloop

Five Mobility Startups to Watch at Pioneers Mobility 2017

2017-01-19<p>Pioneers Mobility is a new event from the fantastic organizers behind the main festival Pioneers, who have decided to gather Automotive …

Transportation

Kreisel reveals an all-electric G-Class

For many, the G-Wagon is almost a perfect car. Almost. The big bruiser of an SUV has always been an easy sell with its mix of performance, luxury, …

Energy

NASA's Forgotten Electric Car From 1979 Is Utterly Fascinating

I have a friend who is unusually good at salvaging crap. Just this weekend he found, in an abandoned house, a <i>perfect</i> rear bumper (and brackets!) for …

Transportation

2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid First Test Review

Testing the XC90's plug-in hybrid powertrain<p>Share this article<p>No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote<p>Change Car<p>Our Detroit team is about halfway through its long-term evaluation of a Volvo XC90 T6 AWD, and they’ve had some fun adventures with our 2016 <i>Motor Trend</i> SUV of Year. Meanwhile, the …

Engineering

Energica unveils new ‘Midnight Racer’ version of its electric motorcycle

Energica Motor, an Italian manufacturer of supersport all-electric motorcycles, unveiled a new version of its flagship Eva battery-powered bike: ‘Midnight Racer’. It’s hard to say if it actually an improvement on the original award-winning bike, but it’s certainly a widely different look from the …

Motorcycles

Tesla Model S 100D Rated to Travel 335 Miles on a Charge

New model is longest-range EV currently on sale<p>Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer<p>View Special Offers<p>No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote<p>Change Car<p>Until recently, the Tesla Model S was rated by the EPA to travel no more than 315 miles on a single charge. But late last week, Tesla …

Tesla

What Do You Want To Know About The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV?

Since the fully-electric 2017 Chevy Bolt was announced a little over a year ago we’ve been debating the merits of its concept, price point and …

Electric Vehicles

China approves first list of green car models for subsidies this year

BEIJING (Reuters) - China released on Monday this year's first list of "recommended" green energy vehicles, paving the way for 185 car models to receive government subsidies.<p>Beijing has spent billions of dollars promoting electric and plug-in hybrid cars to help the domestic auto industry develop …

China

New Satellites Will Soon Allow Flights to Be Tracked in Real Time

Losses like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might soon be a thing of the past.<p>Nearly three years after a Malaysian airliner vanished, it's still possible, if unlikely, for a plane to disappear. But that's changing with new satellites that will soon allow flights to be tracked in real time over …

Aviation

Hyperloop One wants to help your self-driving car go the speed of sound

When it comes to outlandish transportation ideas, go big or go home<p>Imagine a future where you tap an app on your smartphone to summon a self-driving car. Heard this one already? Okay, what about when your robot car drives into an airless tube hundreds of miles long and careens across country at …

Hyperloop

Hyperloop company to develop its technology in France

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies will open a new facility in Toulouse, France.<p>You'd be forgiven for forgetting that there are <i>two</i> companies trying to create Elon Musk's vision for the future of transportation. Beyond signing a few deals to explore routes with local cities, Hyperloop …

Hyperloop

Tesla says safety concerns are driving the step-by-step Autopilot 2 rollout

The company’s message: be patient, it’ll be worth it<p>Tesla is adopting a take-it-slow approach to the rollout of its next-generation Autopilot system, in an effort to balance safety concerns against its race to put advanced self-driving technology in the hands of its customers. A Tesla spokesperson …

Tesla

Electric utilities are seeking to expand electric vehicle infrastructure with 10,000+ new charging stations in California

On the heels of the California Air Resources Board’s Midterm Review of the Zero-Emission Vehicle Program, the state’s electric utilities are seeking to expand electric vehicle infrastructure with thousands of new charging stations.<p>Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison …

Electric Vehicles

Arnold Schwarzenegger will now drive a new custom all-electric Mercedes G-Class made by Kreisel Electric

Over the past few years, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been on a mission to address climate change and that’s a big change for a guy who used to have a Hummer collection and who is credited to being partly responsible for the commercial version of the gas-guzzling monster.<p>He still likes big off-road …

Electric Vehicles

Ford begins testing Transit Plug-in Hybrids in London ahead of 2019 production

Ford has begun testing of its new Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid with Transport for London, working with the UK city’s local transit authority to pilot 20 of the new vehicles in use during a 12-month trial with select London businesses for commercial use. The pilot of the vehicles, which feature a …

Transportation

The Dendrobium Is an Electric Hypercar Concept Built by F1's Williams Engineering

Designed by Singapore's Vanda Electrics, the concept is a partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering.<p>If you haven't heard of Singapore's Vanda Electrics yet, don't blame yourself. I'm only their seventh subscriber on YouTube. So far, the company has come up up with an electric truck with a …

Transportation

These Self-Driving Cars Assemble Into Moving Towns

A compelling concept imagines how autonomous vehicles might revolutionize suburban and rural life.<p>We’ve been told that the self-driving car will lead to better cities, that it could dock with your apartment to add more space, or be an office on the way to work. With companies like Uber investing …

Driverless Cars

75% Of Americans Think Self-Driving Cars Aren't Safe

What do they think of human drivers, though?<p>Autonomous vehicles (AVs) could one day make roads much safer, experts believe. Studies show the rate of crashes and fatalities falling in proportion to the rate of AVs coming into circulation. Safety really is the whole point of driverless driving: …

Autos

Charge the car, run the house

<b>Integrating the power storage potential of electric vehicles with the needs of a house is attracting interest around the world. Andrew Wade …

Batteries

A Better Battery? A Survey of What Might Come after Lithium-Ion

From the February 2017 issue<p>How we store energy will be critical to the future of the electric car. While lithium-ion batteries are likely to remain the standard for at least the next decade, academic researchers and startup companies are racing to discover, design, and manufacture alternatives …

Batteries

Uber hires former Google search chief Amit Singhal as SVP of Engineering

Uber’s latest hire has a storied and accomplished history in Silicon Valley – Amit Singhal, former Senior Vice President of Search and employee number 176 at Google, has joined the ride-hailing company as SVP of Engineering.<p>Singhal will be heading up the Maps and Marketplace departments at Uber, …

Innovation

New Silk Road? 1st China-London freight train arrives

LONDON (AP) — The first direct freight train service from China to London has arrived.<p>The 18-day trip saw dozens of containers packed mainly with clothes transported from the city of Yiwu in eastern China to Barking in east London, via Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland and western Europe.<p>The …

China

China's BYD plans to sell passenger cars in U.S. in 2-3 years: executive

BEIJING (Reuters) - BYD Co Ltd <002594.SZ> <1211.HK> plans to sell electric passenger cars in the United States in about two to three years, an executive said on Thursday, as it races to be the first Chinese automaker to sell cars to American drivers.<p>BYD, backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire …

China

California Utilities Want $1 Billion to Aid Electric Car Use - Bloomberg

California’s utilities are asking for more than $1 billion to spend on electric car-charging stations that will help the state meet its goal of …

Environmentalism

Tesla cleared in investigation of fatal Autopilot crash

Last year, Tesla's Autopilot tech suffered its first casualty when a Florida man was killed while using the semi-autonomous driving system. Now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has completed its investigation of the incident and says it wasn't Tesla's fault.<p>Joshua Brown, a …

Uptane Will Protect Your Connected Car From Hackers

Today’s vehicles are highly computerized and increasingly connected. That means they’re at greater and greater risk of being compromised by hackers.<p>We’ve already seen several proof-of-concept attacks against connected vehicles, like the one that caused a Jeep Cherokee to veer into a ditch. …

Cybersecurity

DOT establishes 10 autonomous vehicle proving grounds

The new program will also share learnings between research groups.<p>Engadget Job Board<p>Digital Growth Manager at Wealthsimple Wealthsimple - New York, NY, United States<p>Associate Creative Director at Ramsey Solutions, A Dave Ramsey Company Ramsey Solutions, A Dave Ramsey Company - Nashville, TN, United …

Driverless Cars