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30 Mar 2018

SELF-DRIVING BUS INTEGRATED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AN OPERATIONS CONTROL SYSTEM

SELF-DRIVING BUS INTEGRATED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AN OPERATIONS CONTROL SYSTEM The “Line 12” project related to the self-driving bus of the Swiss Transit Lab in Neuhausen am Rheinfall recently made another step towards regular scheduled operation of the self-driving bus: the vehicle seating 11 passengers started operating in the town centre of Neuhausen am Rheinfall – integrated in the operations control system of the public transport authority of Schaffhausen (Verkehrsbetriebe Schaffhausen, VBSH). This means that with immediate effect, the public at large may also use the bus.

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03 Mar 2018

ALTERNATIVE TO LI-ION BATTERIES MOVES A STEP CLOSER

ALTERNATIVE TO LI-ION BATTERIES MOVES A STEP CLOSER Lithium-ion batteries could be under threat after the development of polymer materials by the Universities of Bristol and Surrey, along with Superdielectrics Ltd,
Only one year ago, the partners announced scientific results for novel polymer materials that have dielectric properties 1,000 to 10,000 times greater than existing electrolytes (electrical conductors). These stunning scientific findings have now been converted into ‘device’ scale technical demonstrations.

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