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Electrify America wants an emoji for electric vehicles

2019-07-19
With about 230 new emoji characters added to major communication platforms in 2019, Electrify America wants to make sure EVs and the company’s ultra-fast charging stations are represented in the modern visual vernacular.
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United ups commitment to sustainable aviation biofuel, extends contract with World Energy

2019-05-23
United Airlines officials in Chicago have strengthened their commitment to ensuring United is an environmentally conscious carrier by expanding its contract with Boston-based World Energy and agreeing to purchase up to 10 million gallons of commercial-scale, sustainable aviation biofuel over the next two years. United currently uses the biofuel to help sustainably power every flight departing out of its Los Angeles Airport (LAX) hub and achieve more than a 60 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on a lifecycle basis, officials say.
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Europe’s blockchain-based Smart E-Mobility Challenge will conclude this May in Germany

2019-05-07
TIoTA, an open software consortium of over 50 members organized to support the creation of a secure, scalable, interoperable, and trusted IoT ecosystem, began the E-Mobility Challenge to link IoT devices with consumers and stakeholder companies such as operators and service, communication, and payment providers within the preexisting European electric vehicle ecosystem.
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USPS tests autonomous semi-trailers for long-haul mail logistics

2019-05-23
TuSimple, which specializes in autonomous trucks, will perform five round trips between USPS distribution centers in Phoenix and Dallas over the course of a two-week pilot program. USPS will use the program to assess factors like fuel cost reduction, operational safety, and fleet utilization rates.
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Revolutionizing ADAS with forward-looking lidar, part I

2019-04-30
Most vehicle crashes are forward-facing and result from driver error. Although automakers are striving to develop advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) to prevent these crashes, there is still significant room for improvement. This multipart series explores how adding one cost-effective directional lidar (light detection and ranging) sensor would contribute to the prevention of forward-facing crashes.
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NASA highlights material and coating technology ready for commercial applications

2019-05-10
Four of these technologies – smart coatings for corrosion detection and protection, aluminum alloys for high temperature applications, particle contamination mitigation technologies, and thermal and environmental barrier coating systems – are among NASA’s most in-demand technologies and have been applied to mainstream engineering projects.
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Rancho Cordova business park hosts self-driving Olli shuttle

2019-08-12
Olli – Phoenix-based Local Motors’ self-driving shuttle – is currently in use at a major business park in Rancho Cordova, California for its first business use pilot program. According to Local Motors, the 12-passenger autonomous vehicle is the world's first to be co-created at distributed microfactories using additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) techniques.
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Canada’s Highway 407 ETR tests high contrast AV highway markings

2019-07-29
407 Express Toll Route Concession Company Limited is optimizing kilometers of Canadian highway for automated vehicles (AVs) in partnership with 3M Canada. 407 ERT has applied high-contrast 3M pavement marking tapes for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) on lanes on Canada’s Highway 407 ETR.
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MOBI rolls out the first blockchain-enabled Vehicle Identity (VID) mobility standard

2019-07-18
The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative – a global nonprofit working to create standards in blockchain, distributed ledgers, and related technologies for consumers, smart cities, and mobility – has launched the industry's first vehicle identification (VID) standard incorporating blockchain technology into a digital vehicle identification system.
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