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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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28 Apr 2017

VDL GETS ORDER FOR LARGEST ELECTRIC BUS FLEET IN EUROPE

VDL GETS ORDER FOR LARGEST ELECTRIC BUS FLEET IN EUROPE Dutch public transport company Connexxion has placed an order with VDL Bus & Coach for no fewer than 100 Citeas SLFA Electric. This is the largest order for electric buses in VDL's history and gives Connexxion and its parent company Transdev the largest electric bus fleet in Europe. The order also includes 18 VDL Futuras FDD2. It is the first time that double-deckers will be used for public transport in the Netherlands.

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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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