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2011-09-16
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Emissions limits force the aviation industry to study hybrid and battery-electric propulsion systems.
2011-10-27
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U.K. consortium develops compact electric power unit with higher-energy-density lithium-ion battery cells.
2012-01-26
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The Daimler concept is a fuel-cell/lithium-sulfur-battery hybrid with integrated hydrogen storage.
2012-02-15
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Norwegian start-up’s easy-to-use NDT technology for carbon fiber-reinforced plastics has been adopted by EADS.
2012-02-13
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Lola-Drayson’s 850-hp Formula E prototype sports active aerodynamics, wireless charging, and regenerative suspension dampers.
2012-02-01
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An auto consortium will tests wireless V2X safety network with 120 cars in the Frankfurt region.
2012-07-27
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Electric two-seaters and charging stations can supply efficient "first- and last-mile" transportation for commuters from homes and workplaces to mass transit.
2012-03-14
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Start-up’s improved electrode materials boost battery capacity to address EV costs and range anxiety, but operational lifetime remains a challenge.
2012-04-04
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Next time you see flashing lights in the rearview mirror, it could be one of Dearborn’s next-generation AWD police vehicles.
2012-08-27
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Lightweight vehicles of the future will require strong carbon-fiber composite structures, but low-cost fibers are needed for market viability. Overcoming the challenges to cheaper carbon fiber is exactly what a research team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is aiming to do at its new Carbon Fiber Technology Facility in Tennessee.
2012-05-16
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Increasing manufacturing scale is critical in getting lithium-ion battery costs down; it will not be nearly enough to reach the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium target of $150/kW·h by 2020.
2012-09-25
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Markus Lienkamp, Chair of Automotive Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, says that "electromobility" is impeded at the moment by range anxiety, prohibitive costs, and inconvenient charging. That’s why Lienkamp is leading the Visio.M project, a German government-supported R&D effort to produce a low-cost, high-utility electric car that might attract the interest of the middle European mass market.
2012-09-04
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Plastic foam-core/aluminum-skin sandwich components developed by Inrekor in collaboration with JSP cut the weight of a prototype EV chassis by 30%.
2012-06-27
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Inductive power-transfer coils—in the roadbed and on board—could help unleash EV use in the U.S., so the government is spurring wireless charging development.
2012-10-02
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Goodyear is developing an internal mechanically driven pump that keeps commercial truck tires topped off.
2012-12-04
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Lightweight combustion chamber walls stay cool because hot-burning propellant remains confined to a central cyclone
2012-10-02
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Government/industry team to study parasitic losses derived from waste energy expended in the agitation of the lubricating oil and surface-to-surface component friction, which together can account for more than a tenth of overall vehicle energy losses.
2012-12-10
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ARPA-e program involves several companies, government labs, and universities developing solutions so the U.S. can take advantage of its abundant natural gas reserves.
2009-11-04
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2010 Taurus SHO doors feature spray polyurethane skins that mimic hand-wrapped leather down to the surface, stitching, and draping details.
2009-08-26
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Researchers at Syracuse University say preheating diesel fuel past the critical point could boost efficiency. A new injector design and related fuel system are being developed for further studies.
2009-09-21
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Last May, the U.S. Department of Energy slashed the federal budget request for hydrogen fuel-cell research in 2010 by $100 million to $68 million. As the DOE changes its posture toward fuel-cell research, Congress considers a move to restore funding.
2009-11-09
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Smart route-finding technologies could enable future intelligent driver assistants to better manage fuel efficiency, activate turn signals or directional headlights automatically when entering turns, engage automated glare-reduction systems, or provide other help depending on the location.
2010-01-04
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Lightweight, high-energy-density lithium-air cells offer big potential payoffs but also big, long-term challenges
2010-03-10
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Electric-vehicle advocacy group pushes an accelerated plan to free America from oil imports.
2010-02-01
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Britain’s Ricardo and QinetiQ pursue a cheaper and safer lithium-ion battery by targeting an iron-sulfide formulation with a high theoretical energy density.
2010-01-11
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A start-up company’s innovative engine technology burns fuel under novel physical conditions to raise fuel efficiency while reducing emissions.
2011-04-27
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EADS researchers are using lasers and electron beams to build working, "geometrically optimized" aerospace parts layer by layer from CAD files.
2011-07-12
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Can flywheel-based kinetic energy storage systems be feasible, cost-competitive alternatives to PHEVs? Volvo is looking to find out this fall.
2011-06-16
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Los Alamos researchers demonstrate catalysts with good performance and promising durability.
2011-06-13
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Traffic monitoring and warning system developed with Caltrans and UC Berkeley could cut road congestion.
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