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STOCKTON AND PORTERVILLE SELECT PROTERRA CATALYST ZERO-EMISSION BUSES

Published on 02.08.2015

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Proterra, American provider of zero-emission battery-electric buses, announced that the cities of Stockton and Porterville have each placed orders with Proterra for its new Catalyst bus with funding from the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District. These four new zero-emission, battery-electric Proterra buses will replace diesel buses in a concerted effort from the Valley to enable the proliferation of clean-air fleets, significantly reduce emissions and improve ambient air quality and public health. Notably, the Proterra Catalyst is the most efficient 40' transit bus on the market, according to the manufacturer, nearly six times more efficient than the diesel buses it will be replacing.


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WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER WITH MAGNETIC FIELD ENHANCEMENT - FIVE TIMES BETTER THAN METAMATERIALS

Published on 01.08.2015

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Research from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University shows that passing wireless power transfer through a magnetic resonance field enhancer (MRFE) – which can be as simple as a copper loop – can boost the transfer efficiency by at least 100 percent as compared to transferring through air alone. MRFE use could potentially boost transfer efficiency by as much as 5,000 percent in some systems, experts say.


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TOYOTA FUEL CELL BUS TESTED IN TOKYO

Published on 31.07.2015

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A Toyota-Hino fuel-cell bus prototype is now undergoing real-world tests in Tokyo. Toyota and its subsidiary Hino Motors have begun testing this jointly-developed fuel cell bus on public roads in the central and waterfront areas of the city, to help Toyota evaluate and improve the technology ahead of a possible market launch.


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ARIO, A REVOLUTIONARY SOLUTION FOR DROWSINESS BEHIND THE WHEEL

Published on 30.07.2015

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It is a well-known fact that driving with diminished attention can be dangerous, and often deadly. In 2012, over 28.000 people in the EU died in traffic accidents, many of which involved heavy goods vehicles (HGV) and buses. According to recent studies, a staggering 34,4% of reported HGV accidents are caused by drivers experiencing fatigue or non-attention. By contrast, only 14% are caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol.


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BYD AND ADL PARTNER TO SUPPLY GO-AHEAD LONDON WITH CAPITAL’S FIRST, LARGE-SCALE PURE ELECTRIC BUS FLEET

Published on 29.07.2015

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BYD, the world’s largest maker of pure electric buses - and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), a British bus builder - have formed a powerful new alliance and confirmed a £19 million deal that will see the introduction of London’s first large-scale, zero-emission, single deck bus fleet. This will also be the single largest fleet of full size electric buses in Europe.


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