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29 Apr 2017

DUTCH CITY OF EINDHOVEN THE FIRST TO LAUNCH SELF-DRIVING CARS FOR COMMERCIAL USE

DUTCH CITY OF EINDHOVEN THE FIRST TO LAUNCH SELF-DRIVING CARS FOR COMMERCIAL USE Eindhoven in the Netherlands, will be the first city in the world to implement self-driving cars for large-scale commercial use. Steven Nelemans, CEO at the Dutch company Amber, made the announcement at the Hannover Messe, in Germany.

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26 Apr 2017

CAIFORNIAN SUNLINE TRANSIT RECEIVES OVER $12 M FOR FIVE H2-POWERED BUSES

CAIFORNIAN SUNLINE TRANSIT RECEIVES OVER $12 M FOR FIVE H2-POWERED BUSES California Climate Investments is awarding a $12.5-million grant to SunLine Transit Agency for five new zero-emission New Flyer hydrogen fuel cell buses. The grant also supports the development of the largest hydrogen fueling station in the US of its kind, from Hydrogenics, using electricity and renewable energy to generate clean hydrogen.

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25 Apr 2017

CONSUMERS FEAR TECHNOLOGY FAILURES WITH AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

CONSUMERS FEAR TECHNOLOGY FAILURES WITH AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES With the exception of Generation Y (1977-1994), all other generational groups are becoming more sceptical of self-driving technology, which poses a new challenge to car manufacturers and technology developers, according to the J.D. Power 2017 US Tech Choice Study. The study was carried out in January-February 2017 and is based on an online survey of more than 8,500 consumers who purchased/leased a new vehicle in the past five years.

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24 Apr 2017

ALKANE TRUCK TO ESTABLISH ASSEMBLY OPERATIONS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

ALKANE TRUCK TO ESTABLISH ASSEMBLY OPERATIONS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA This announcement comes after the newly inked deal with vehicle manufacturer Agrale Brazil. Alkane Truck Company, the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-based assembler of alternative fuel vehicles, has announced it will establish more than a dozen assembly facilities in the USA, Canada and Mexico over the next 36 months. Alkane is coordinating with economic development offices across North America to identify potential business partners interested in becoming contract assemblers.

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