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Sustainable Transportation Could Save the World (and Save $100 Trillion)

As protesters gathered in New York City to demand action on climate change, a new report shows how smart transportation policy can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions. Photo: South Bend Voice/Flickr

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Dr. Boaz Almog: Quantum Levitation

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Hyperloop One Now Has $245 Million to Make the Transportation System a Reality

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China’s electric car boom to spill over into Asia-Pacific bonanza | South China Morning Post

China’s expected boom in the use of electric cars (EVs) will spill over into the rest of Asia-Pacific allowing the region’s automobile industry to leapfrog past the pre-electric production era altogether, according to top officials at Japanese car giant Nissan.
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Autonomous Driving Projects Gaining Momentum – Nasdaq.com

he words autonomous, connected, and electric are fast becoming prefixes to the word “car.” From legacy automakers to technology giants, multiple players are exploring, investing, and collaborating in autonomous vehicles.

Here’s a look at some of the interesting developments within this space during the last month.

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Despite all odds, Hyperloop One just raised another $85 million | TechCrunch

Hyperloop One , a three-year-old, L.A.-based company working to create near-supersonic trains that can whisk both passengers and cargo in giant pneumatic tubes at speeds of many hundreds of miles per hour, has raised $85 million in fresh funding, as first reported in Recode.

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Despite all odds, Hyperloop One just raised another $85 million | TechCrunch

Hyperloop One , a three-year-old, L.A.-based company working to create near-supersonic trains that can whisk both passengers and cargo in giant pneumatic tubes at speeds of many hundreds of miles per hour, has raised $85 million in fresh funding, as first reported in Recode.

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Despite all odds, Hyperloop One just raised another $85 million | TechCrunch

Hyperloop One , a three-year-old, L.A.-based company working to create near-supersonic trains that can whisk both passengers and cargo in giant pneumatic tubes at speeds of many hundreds of miles per hour, has raised $85 million in fresh funding, as first reported in Recode.

The round, which comes from DP World, Caspian VC Partners, WTI and OurCrowd.com, brings the More

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Mercedes-Benz invests $1 billion to build its futuristic electric SUV in the U.S.


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Exclusive: VW moves to secure cobalt supplies in shift to electric cars

LONDON (Reuters) – Germany’s Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE ) is moving to secure long-term supplies of cobalt, a vital component of rechargeable batteries, as the group accelerates its ambitious shift to electric cars.

Cobalt industry sources told Reuters that VW, the world’s largest automaker, has asked producers to submit proposals on supplying the material for up to 10 years f More

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[model 3] Tesla’s Model 3 can now benefit from the wonders of the Tesla Motors app | AndroidAuthority

Tesla’s Model 3 electric vehicle is the least expensive of its current lineup and has been in limited production since July this year. As such, there are likely to be more takers for it in the months to come, and future owners may be keen to explore all of the opportunities it provides.

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10 Giant Companies Commit to Electric Vehicles, Sending Auto Industry a Message | InsideClimate News

A coalition of global corporations, including Unilever, Ikea and shipping giant DHL, launched a global campaign today to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles and away from gas- and diesel-powered transportation—which generates almost a quarter of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and has been the fastest growing emissions source.

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Hyperloop One raised an $85 million round at a valuation…

Recode Hyperloop One, the company built on Elon Musk’s vision for fast and efficient freight and passenger transportation, has closed an $85 million investment round.… More

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Hyperloop One Develops High-Speed Pods, Big Plans for…

Chicago Tonight | WTTW Imagine traveling from Chicago to Pittsburgh in under an hour. The company Hyperloop One is developing pods that would travel through tubes at speeds of …… More

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ABB to deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations for…

Reuters ZURICH (Reuters) – ABB will deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations to German utility EnBW, the Swiss engineering company said on Wednesday.… More

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De Blasio wants to install 1000 electric-car charging…

New York Post Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday rolled out a $10 million plan to install as many as 1,000 new electric-car charging stations throughout the city by 2020.… More

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Tesla working with AMD on Autopilot chip: CNBC MarketWatch…

MarketWatch Tesla Inc. TSLA, -0.32% is working with Advance Micro Devices Inc. AMD, +4.73% to produce a chip for its Autopilot, the car maker’s suite of advanced driver-assistance systems, aiming to reduce Tesla’s reliance on Nvidia Corp.… More

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Baidu Announces Apollo 1.5 and a 10 Billion yuan Autonomous…

Markets Insider With the planning capability, vehicles can plan the correct driving path and make optimal driving decisions. The cloud simulation system on Apollo is the only platform that provides open, built-in HD maps tailored for autonomous driving. Based on large …… More

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Oregon electric vehicle maker Arcimoto raises nearly $20M | Travel | pilotonline.com

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Arcimoto, an Oregon-based electric vehicle company, raised nearly $20 million in a recent initial public offering and its founder says the firm is on track to deliver its first vehicles to customers this year.

Arcimoto shares will begin trading Thursday on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol FUV. That stands for “Fun Utility Vehicle,” which is how the company de More

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India’s Electric Car Champion Says Profit Tipping Point in Reach – Bloomberg

The only electric-car maker in India says the business case for the clean technology is starting to make sense — and it won’t require government subsidies to take off in a big way.

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. , which announced a partnership this week with Ford Motor Co. to cooperate in areas including electric and driverless autos, says there’s money to More

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China is said to mull relaxing foreign electric vehicles maker restrictions – Livemint

Beijing: China is discussing a plan to allow foreign carmakers to set up wholly owned electric-vehicle businesses in its free-trade zones in a major revision of a fundamental principle governing the country’s auto industry policy since the 1990s, according to company officials briefed on the matter.

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Hyperloop One Announces 10 Winners for…

Winning Teams/Routes Represent United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, India and Canada

Routes Include: US: Cheyenne-Denver-Pueblo; US: Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh; US: Miami-Orlando; US: Dallas-Houston; UK: Edinburgh-London; UK: Glasgow-Liverpool; Mexico: Mexico City-Guadalajara; India: Bengaluru-Chennai; India: Mumbai-Chennai; Canada: Toronto-Montreal

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Hyperloop One Strikes Early-Stage Partnership With Colorado

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Meet the Dallas urban planner behind Texas’ pursuit of the…

Dallas News Flat geography. A booming population. And a business-friendly environment. Those are just three reasons why Dallas urban planner Steven Duong says Texas …… More

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ABB to deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations for…

Reuters ZURICH (Reuters) – ABB will deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations to German utility EnBW, the Swiss engineering company said on Wednesday.… More

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[model 3] Tesla Model 3 actually has 334 miles of range according to…

Teslarati Tesla states that its Long Range Model 3 is capable of 310 miles of driving range per single charge, but the company might be voluntarily under reporting its true driving range according to data revealed in the official EPA certification summary report …… More

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Self-Driving Car ‘Godfather’ To Help Lyft Get Engineers,…

Forbes Sebastian Thrun, the original leader of Google’s self-driving car project, is going to help rideshare company Lyft staff up its autonomous vehicle team with training through Udacity, his high-tech vocational service. And if robot cars weren’t enough …… More

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India is about to embark on the most ambitious electric-car…

Quartz This is part of the Narendra Modi government’s vision to helm a renewable-energy revolution in the country. It reckons that the automobile sector’s massive conversion will cut its oil bill by some $60 billion, reduce emissions by 37%, and curb the …… More

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I used Tesla’s Autopilot and it was both terrifying and…

Business Insider While electric car maker Tesla is careful to say its Autopilot feature is not (yet) autonomous, it is very sophisticated compared to anything else currently in the market.… More

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The electric vehicle revolution is ‘a huge opportunity’ for…

CNBC ABB, a major player in the realm of robotics, automation and power generation, is fiercely committed to the global shift to electric vehicle transportation. The transformation from traditional cars to electric ones is “a huge opportunity” that will …… More

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Why You Should Consider Buying A Used Electric Car Forbes -…

Forbes With some of the latest all-electric cars, most notably the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3, able to run for well over 200 miles on a charge, and the redesigned 2018 Nissan Leaf now rated at 150 miles, EVs are fast becoming practical for a growing …… More

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[opinin] When will self-driving electric cars make conventional cars…

Quartz You’re not worrying about it yet, but tens of millions of conventional vehicles could one day be dumped in junkyards and weedy lots when self-driving, electric vehicles make them too expensive by comparison. That day is either close at hand, or a long …… More

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