Published on 07.07.2015
AUTONOMOUS TAXIS WOULD DELIVER SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS
Published on 06.07.2015
A research project involving academic and industry partners is using a specially created test environment to improve the safety of flywheel systems. The FlySafe collaboration, which is being led by engineering consultancy Ricardo, includes the University of Brighton’s Centre for Automotive Engineering, alongside Imperial College London, Torotrak Group and GKN Hybrid Power.
Published on 05.07.2015
UK liquid-nitrogen engine pioneer Dearman has begun full testing of its zero-emission engine technology at its new liquid air R&D facility. Claimed to be the first dedicated liquid air engine facility of its kind, the Dearman Technology Centre, located near Croydon, houses a range of custom-built test cells, in which the firm’s technologies will undergo extended durability testing and new applications will be developed.
Published on 04.07.2015
In the US State of Massachusetts, the Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has decided to purchase 325 alt-fuel buses from New Flyer, Inc. of Winnipeg, Manitoba, for it’s MBTA fleet. The $222.2 million contract calls for delivery of new 40-foot Low Floor Hybrid and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to begin in July 2016, with all buses in service by June 2017.
Published on 03.07.2015
A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and a collaborator from China have developed a triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) that harvests energy from a car’s rolling tire friction. An innovative method of reusing energy, the nanogenerator ultimately could provide automobile manufacturers a new way to squeeze greater efficiency out of their vehicles.