Published on 01.08.2015
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.
Published on 31.07.2015
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.
BYD AND ADL PARTNER TO SUPPLY GO-AHEAD LONDON WITH CAPITAL’S FIRST, LARGE-SCALE PURE ELECTRIC BUS FLEET
Published on 29.07.2015
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.
Published on 28.07.2015
Cummins Westport Inc. is introducing the 2016 ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter MidRange, factory-built, dedicated natural gas engine. The ISB6.7 G natural gas engine is based on the Cummins ISB6.7 diesel engine platform. The ISB6.7 G is fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or renewable natural gas (RNG), utilizing Cummins Westport's proprietary spark-ignited, stoichiometric combustion with cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (SEGR) technology. Currently in field trials, the ISB6.7 G will be in full production by mid-2016.
Published on 27.07.2015
Blue Bird, independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, introduced its newest product offering recently at the School Transportation News (STN) Expo Conference and Trade Show in Reno - the Blue Bird Gasoline-Powered Type C Vision School Bus. This bus is designed to make ownership more affordable and to provide easier maintenance for school districts and contractors, and will utilize Ford Motor Company’s modern and highly efficient Ford 6.8L V10 gasoline engine.