Tesla battery researcher unveils new chemistry to increase lifecycle at high voltage

Historical data from Tesla’s current battery packs show about 5% capacity degradation after 50,000 miles (80,000 km) and the capacity levels off for about 150,000 more miles before hitting 90% capacity. Those are already pretty good results, but Tesla aims to do better with Jeff Dahn, a renowned battery researcher and the leader of Tesla’s research partnership through his battery-research group at Dalhousie University. The scientist and his team recently unveiled their latest research on a...
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Chinese Automaker BYD Delivers First Electric Truck to US Freight

BYD Motors Inc. is supplying 11 zero-emission battery electric trucks to SF Goodwill for use in the San Francisco region collecting and transporting donations. The 10 delivery trucks and one refuse truck will be assembled at BYD Motors’ facility in Lancaster. SF Goodwill, which serves San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties, will use the delivery trucks for collections and to transport donations among its stores and drop off locations and the refuse truck as a debris hauler for transpo...
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Qualcomm Demonstrated ‘On-the-Fly’ Electric Vehicle Charging

Qualcomm Incorporated through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today demonstrated dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC), which allows vehicles to charge while driving. Based on the Qualcomm Halo™ wireless electric vehicle charging technology (WEVC), Qualcomm Technologies designed and built a wireless DEVC system capable of charging an electric vehicle (EV) dynamically at up to 20 kilowatts at highway speeds. Qualcomm Technologies also demonstrated simultaneous charging, in which t...
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OjO Commuter Scooter™ is a two-wheel smart electric scooter that quickly accelerates up to 20 MPH and can go up to distance of 25 miles on a single charge.

OjO Commuter Scooter™ is the ultimate two-wheel smart scooter from OjO Electric. The OjO Commuter Scooter™ is a bike lane-friendly, zero emissions, clean fun ride for adults. It quickly accelerates up to 20 MPH and a distance of 25 miles on a single charge. https://youtu.be/99-Gjt-P_yA   OjO establishes the evolution of e-scooters with a patented ergonomic design that maximizes comfort, style, & agility. All-welded aluminum frame and durable ABS automotive grade plastic creates...
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Piaggio, the Italian company that makes Vespa scooters and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, is building a personal delivery device or “cargo robot,” called the Gita(pronounced “jee-ta”).

Piaggio, the Italian company that makes Vespa scooters and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, is building a personal delivery device or “cargo robot,” called the Gita(pronounced “jee-ta”). According to Piaggio, its a 22 inches tall Ball shaped robot that allows you to store items and has an assortment of cameras to help it navigate. Gita also has a small compartment which can be accessed via a hatch on top, and can carry up to 40 pounds. Further, the bot can tell where to go by Wi-Fi-connecting to a ...
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Vintage Electric’s handcrafted vintage look electric bike for riding in style

Vintage Electric vision goes beyond just building bikes. Founded upon old school American manufacturing values and paired with the most cutting edge technology on the market, Vintage Electric offers the highest quality handcrafted products. Vintage Electric has always set out to be different. The Emory Outlaw Tracker is inspired by tastemakers, misfits, hard workers – the Outlaws! This is the kind of bike you’ve always dreamed of owning. California-born and California-built. Through quality,...
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Kitty Hawk Flyer is an “all-electric aircraft” that is designed to operate over water

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. We’ve designed our first version specifically to fly over water. You don’t need a pilot’s license and you’ll learn to fly it in minutes. We publicly revealed the working prototype in April 2017. The official Flyer will be available by the end of the year. Designed for use over fresh water, the Kitty Hawk Flyer...
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Wireless motorcycle helmet has smart brake light that shines at motorist eye level

The brake lights on your motorcycle work okay. But they're mounted low on your bike and don't account for different types of braking. The new Wireless motorcycle helmet has beend evloped with smart brake light that shines at motorist eye level. Motorcycle helmets are beneficial safety gear, but only in a "In case of emergency, break glass" sort of way, when things are already bad. California startup Brake Free wants to make your helmet useful in preventing the emergency in the first place, bu...
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Oak Ridge National Lab research suggest, Blending nanoparticles and polymers enables dramatic improvements in the properties of polymer materials

Polymer nanocomposites mix particles billionths of a meter (nanometers, nm) in diameter with polymers, which are long molecular chains. Often used to make injection-molded products, they are common in automobiles, fire retardants, packaging materials, drug-delivery systems, medical devices, coatings, adhesives, sensors, membranes and consumer goods. When a team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory tried to verify that shrinking the nanoparticle size would adversely aff...
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Oxbotica -A spin-out company from the University of Oxford has developed a new software system for making regular cars into driverless

Oxbotica - A world where cars think for themselves. A spin-out company from the University of Oxford called Oxbotica has developed a new software system for making regular cars into driverless Oxbotica is developing the next generation of autonomous vehicles - creating the software that makes them go. Using the latest in computer vision and machine learning, our systems learn from their environment and share experiences with each other, so that they're getting smarter all the time. Oxbotica...
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Volkswagen’s New Self Driving Electric Car – ‘Sedric’ With No Steering Wheel

Volkswagen's plans to develop fully autonomous vehicles that would offer greater comfort and convenience than current cars, while slashing the number of road deaths and truly democratizing mobility, have borne their first fruit. This is Sedric, designed to be a platform for cross-brand ideas, which will feed into subsequent concepts from the group's car brands. The biggest idea it introduces is its full "Level 5" autonomy: no human driver is required. There's no VW badge on the fron...
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Lotus Elise Sport 220 super car that weighs only 68kg and offers 217 hp / 250 Nm of torque, 1.8-litre supercharged engine

Retaining the elements that have always kept the Elise ahead of rivals, the Elise Sport 220 is built around an extruded and bonded aluminium chassis which is both tremendously strong and torsionally stiff - weighing just 68 kg. The new Elise Sport 220 benefits from a range of improvements, which includes a 10 kg mass reduction thanks to a number of new components. Changes to the body including a redesigned lightweight front clam panel, with wider apertures and mesh pattern grille provide ...
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Renault has introduced ‘ZOE-e’ a supermini electric car that can speed up to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds thanks to its 40 kWh battery.

Renault has introduced 'ZOE-e' a  supermini electric car that can speed up to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds thanks to its 40 kWh battery. There are three power modes that will help the car range about 125 miles. Renault is one of the best in the international motor racing, including in Formula One. Consequently, the ZOE-e was designed to be faster not only with its electric power but with great aerodynamics.   Cars such as the Tesla Model S and NIO EP9 have proven to the world that...
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Airbus has developed a Pop.Up drone-car concept which was showcased at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show.

Airbus has developed a Pop.Up drone-car concept which was showcased at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. Logistically, Pop.Up is part of Airbus’s Project Vahana, a vision of the company’s A^3 advanced projects and partnerships unit located in Silicon Valley — an area prone to gridlock, Airbus has noted. Project Vahana focuses on developing a self-piloted flying vehicle platform for passengers and cargo — and Pop.Up. is a passenger component. https://youtu.be/Yh-OD7_Qw20 Pop.Up c...
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JAGUAR LAND ROVER ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH INCLUDES BRAIN WAVE MONITORING TO IMPROVE DRIVER CONCENTRATION AND REDUCE ACCIDENTS

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed a range of new road safety technology research projects that are being developed to reduce the number of accidents caused by drivers who are stressed, distracted and not concentrating on the road ahead. The Jaguar Land Rover 'Sixth Sense' research projects utilises advanced technology, from sports, medicine and aerospace, to monitor the driver's heart rate, respiration and levels of brain activity to identify driver stress, fatigue and lack of concentration. The...
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Zero Breeze Is A Battery-Powered Air Conditioner For Cooling On The Go, its Smart, Multifunctional Air Conditioner that also functions as a bluetooth speaker, a night light

Zero Breeze Is A Battery-Powered Air Conditioner For Cooling On The Go. Unlike other portable air conditioners, the Zero Breeze doesn’t require a power outlet, as it comes with a battery dock that can keep it running for five hours between charges. It uses a rotary compressor with Dupont’s R-134a refrigerant, the same coolant used for the air-conditioning systems found in automobiles and home chiller systems. A portable air conditioner, it measures just 18.3 x 6.5 x 3.8 inches (l x w x h) ...
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UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from an electric van, delivers a package, and then returns to the vehicle

  UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from an electric van, delivers a package, and then returns to the vehicle. Drones could make last-mile delivery more efficient, especially in rural areas. Global shipping giant UPS has teamed with Ohio-based electric truck and dronedeveloper Workhorse Group to trial of a drone. The trial system used Workhorse HorseFly drones that were integrated into the top of standard UPS vans. The drones, which recharge automatically when docke...
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Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed four-stroke engine that produces hydrogen from methane and captures co2

When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it’s been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells wherever there’s a natural gas supply available. By adding a catalyst, a hydrogen separating membrane and carbon dioxide sorbent to the century-old four-stroke engine cycle, researchers have demonstrated a laboratory-scale hydrogen reforming system that produces the green fuel at relatively low temperature i...
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‘Pal-V One’ is a three-wheeled motorcyle that transforms into a gyrocopter

  PAL-V International B.V. is a Dutch company and has developed three-wheeled motorcyle that transforms into a gyrocopter, the PAL-V ONE (Personal Air and Land Vehicle ONE). The PAL-V ONE in flight is an autogyro or gyrocopter, with a foldable pusher propeller providing forward thrust and a free-spinning rotor providing lift. Directional stability is provided by twin boom-mounted tailfins. It has a tricycle undercarriage with relatively large wheels. On the ground, the propeller...
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Aston Martin’s AM-RB 001 (Nebula) supercar

  The AM-RB 001 (Nebula), is an upcoming production supercar collaboratively built by Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing and several other manufacturers. The car's makers claim the title of fastest street-legal car in the world for it. Its design was helped by Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer and the world's most successful F1 designer. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer was keen to stress that no more than 150 of these AM-RB 001hypercars will ever be made. Built...
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Dubai will start (Autonomous Air Taxi),’Ehang’ autonomous passenger electric quadcopter service soon to fly people within the city

Ehang, a China-based drone company, has developed an autonomous passenger helicopter that takes off, flies, and lands without human It's a self-piloting electric helicopter The drone maker, claims its all-electric quadcopter, the Ehang 184, is the first in the world that is capable of operating autonomously. According to the company’s announcement, the vehicle is like an oversized drone – built just big enough to carry a single passenger. That passenger supposedly has only to plug in their...
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‘Yecup 365’ smart mug that cools down and heats up any beverage on the go

Yecup 365 is a new smart mug perfect for on-the-go commuters no matter what time of year. Using patented boiling and cooling technology, Yecup is a new approach to drinking experiences and aims to eliminate the need for all other mugs. There are an endless number of drink choices -- coffee, tea, water, soda, juice, energy and sports drinks, alcohol, etc. -- but the one thing they all have in common is a need for an ideal temperature. Wherever on the boiling hot to frigid cold spectrum that fa...
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‘GoFar’ a personal trainer for your car driving habit

GoFar is like a personal trainer for your car, logging your trips and giving you real-time feedback to get the very best performance from your engine. Oh and it'll also help save up to 22% on fuel costs! Communicating directly with the car’s onboard computer, the GoFar app can display all sorts of valuable insights. Track every journey’s duration, distance and fuel use in real time, or delve into the data with a weekly overview, giving you insights into everything from your CO2 emissions to a...
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Amazon’s ‘Echo’ Virtual Assistant Has Many New ‘Skills’ to Voice Control All Walks Of Your Daily Life

Amazon's 'Echo' is a hands-free Virtual Assistant with speaker that you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports... Amazon Echo (known in-development as Doppler or Project D and shortened and referred to as Echo) is a smart speaker developed by Amazon.com. The device consists of a 9.25-inch (23.5 cm) tall cylinder speaker with a seven-piece microphone array. The device connects to the voice-controlled intelligent person...
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‘Whitefox’ concept is a four-passenger snowmobile

The Whitefox concept is a four-passenger snowmobile that can run in existing snowmobile trails. It would be equipped with a 165-horseppower Rotax 850 E-TEC engine. It’s an idea from Canadian engineer Charles Bombardier, dubbed the Whitefox Concept. With enough space for a family of four , the Whitefox is designed to use a 165 HP Rotax 850 E-TEC engine that can get up to 19 MPG. Weighing less than 900 pounds thanks to its plastic body, the Whitefox would have the ability to heat its seats w...
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‘Fensens’ Smart Wireless Parking Sensor With Feature to Alert You Of Objects In Your Blind Spot

'Fensens' is the World’s First Smart Wireless Parking Sensor And Hands-Free Mobile App. A wireless, pain-free parking sensor (and mobile app) to help you avoid accidents by detecting and alerting you of objects in your blind spot. Most new cars come with sensors to let you know when you're about to back over something. Unfortunately for owners of older rides, adding that capability to a car that didn't come equipped with it has been an expensive undertaking. https://youtu.be/vNko-Wcft9E ...
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Honda has developed a self-balancing technology for motorbikes that keeps them upright.

Honda has developed a self-balancing technology for motorbikes that keeps them upright. Dropping your bike at a stop sign or during a low-speed maneuver is the fear of any new motorcyclist. It's easy enough to keep your bike upright at speed, but sneaking through a parking lot, all that mass is dying to tumble. Honda seems to have the perfect solution, with a new concept bike that can balance itself either during a low-speed crawl or when stopped completely. Honda Reveals the Self-Balancing,...
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INCONTROL REMOTE ESSENTIALS IS AN APP THAT ALLOWS YOU TO ACCESS YOUR CAR DATA IN REALTIME ON YOUR SMARTPHONE

INCONTROL REMOTE ESSENTIALS IS AN APP THAT ALLOWS YOU TO ACCESS YOUR CAR DATA IN REALTIME ON YOUR SMARTPHONE Compatible with most Android and Apple iOS smartphones, Remote Essentials and Remote Premium allow you to interact with your Land Rover from anywhere in the world with a data connection. See vehicle data remotely, from fuel levels to door and window status, via Vehicle Status Information Keep track of your expenses via Journey History Set the perfect cabin temperature in advance w...
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‘EVELO’ electric bicycle that can ride upto 25 miles per hour

EVELO bikes don’t look much different from a typical bike. An electric bicycle is essentially a regular bicycle equipped with an electric motor designed to make the ride more enjoyable. It gives you an unlimited gear range controlled by the turn of a dial, and lets you change gears while you're stopped. EVELO's mid-drive system uses your bike's gears, so the motor works with you - not against you. With a top speed of 20 miles per hour and unparalleled hill-climbing ability, you'll be able to ...
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Carnegie Mellon University has developed adaptive traffic lights using Artificial Intelligence for real-time traffic tracking and pattern recognition

About six years ago, Stephen Smith was stopped at a traffic light in East Liberty, driving home from Carnegie Mellon University. The robotics professor had been working over a tricky problem — how to make urban traffic flow more efficiently. Computer simulations showed his proposed system worked, but he needed a place to test it amidst aggressive drivers, slow buses and errant pedestrians. And then he saw it: At the traffic light, mounted on a pole, was a camera. Smith, 63, had no experien...
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