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US STANADYNE AND CHINESE BYC ANNOUNCE GLOBAL DIESEL COMMON RAIL ALLIANCE
Stanadyne, global fuel injection systems developer based in Windsor, Conn., and BYC (ASIMCO Tianwei) a fuel injection systems developer based in Beijing, China, announced the formation of a strategic alliance to bring diesel common rail (DCR) fuel systems to the global market.Read article
SEATTLE TRANSIT AUTHORITY WILL ACQUIRE 120 ELECTRIC BUSES BY 2020
The US Westcoast city of Seattle has announced plans to acquire 120 battery-electric buses by 2020. Up to 73 of these will be ordered from Proterra, at a cost of up to $55 million. Eight of the buses are to go into service this year, and 12 more in 2019.Read article
ALSTOM INVESTS IN DRIVERLESS VEHICLE EASY MILE
French urban public transport equipment manufacturer Alstom is investing $14.8 million, and thus taking a minority stake, in EasyMile, an innovative start-up company developing the EZ10 electric driverless shuttle. The investment forms part of the start-up’s ongoing capital increase.
In parallel, Alstom and EasyMile have signed a commercial partnership agreement aiming at joining their forces to provide integrated solutions for urban transportation. Alstom will be present at EasyMile’s board.
VOLVO AND INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE TIE-UP FOR SMOOTH AND CLEAN TRANSPORT
An MoU in this regard was signed between Volvo Group India and IISc earlier this month that will allow IISc scientists and Volvo engineers to look at developing such a sophisticated communication system as well as video analytics. This will be facilitated through a scientifically elaborate method of vehicle movement on state and national highways, called ‘platooning’.Read article
LUXEMBOURG INAUGURATES ELECTRIC-HYBRID BUS INFRASTRUCTURE
Twelve Volvo 7900 plug-in hybrid electric buses and OppCharge open standard-based fast-charging infrastructure, from ABB, have been inaugurated in Bertrange, south-west of Luxembourg, for operation by operator Sales-Lentz.
The charging station, installed at the bus route termination by Bertrange railway station, has been designed to fully charge the new buses in three to six minutes, delivering 150kW of power (upgradeable to 300kW and 450kW).