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July 03, 2015
A learning method for energy optimization of the plug-in hybrid electric bus
Beijing (SPX) Jul 03, 2015
Nowadays, the plug-in hybrid electric bus (PHEB) has been widely applied as a transportation in many cities of China. Compared with conventional bus, more preferable fuel economy might have been achieved, due to the usage of the electric energy from the grid which is relatively more inexpensive than fossil fuels. In recent years, a large amount of approaches had been adopted in solving the energy management problem, which described via optimal control theory including dynamic programming, fuzzy lo ... read more

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Google self-driving prototype cars hit public roads
Google said on Thursday that its self-driving prototype cars have taken to streets in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View where it has its headquarters. ... more
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'Back to the Future' hoverboard comes to life
The future is here already - or at least the one imagined for Marty McFly - with a carmaker unveiling a real, working hoverboard, like that used in the "Back To The Future" film franchise. ... more
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Ford to support car-sharing with program for buyers
Ford Motor is launching a test program for customers in six US cities and London to lease their cars in the growing car-sharing market. ... more
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Germany, world champion in car-sharing
Car-sharing, pioneered in Switzerland in the 1970s, is gaining popularity across the globe as people shy away from the cost of owning and maintaining an automobile in big cities. ... more
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California ruling against Uber hits at business model
A California panel has ruled that a driver for cab service Uber is an employee - a decision with potentially major implications for a global startup which relies on independent contractors. ... more
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India's booming taxi-app firms endure bumpy ride
India's ultra-competitive app-based taxi-hailing market has quickly become a multi-billion-dollar industry, but controversy surrounding safety, rejected licences and protesting cabbies threatens to slam the brakes on its spectacular rise. ... more
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China tech giant Baidu to develop driverless car: media
Chinese search engine giant Baidu plans to develop a driverless car, according to domestic media reports, following in the footsteps of fellow technology firm Google. ... more
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Tesla boss downplays government subsidy as 'pittance'
Tesla Motors boss Elon Musk says his companies don't need an estimated $4.9 billion in government support they receive, but justified the aid in the cause of creating clean energy. ... more
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Self-driving cars vulnerable to cyberattack, experts warn
Hackers pose a real danger to self-driving vehicles, US experts are warning, and carmakers and insurers are starting to factor in the risk. ... more
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Can virtual drivers resembling the user increase trust in smart cars
Human error is estimated to cause more than 90% of traffic accidents, a percentage that might be drastically reduced by the implementation of self-driving cars featuring smart systems that control m ... more
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Google self-driving prototype cars to hit public roads
Google announced Friday its self-driving prototype cars were ready to leave the test track and hit public roads in California, in a step forward for its autonomous automobile program. ... more
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US pushes pedal on car-to-car communication
Engineers have known for some time that if cars could only "talk" to each other, they could avoid a lot of accidents. ... more
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Out with heavy metal
Researchers have demonstrated a new process for the expanded use of lightweight aluminum in cars and trucks at the speed, scale, quality and consistency required by the auto industry. The process re ... more
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Icahn pumps $100 mn into ride-share startup Lyft
Lyft on Friday said that heavyweight investor Carl Icahn has pumped $100 million into the ride-sharing startup whose rivals include Uber. ... more
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Tesla to adopt domestic charging standards in China
Tesla will adopt China's future standard for charging electric vehicles, a company statement said, in an issue which has been a barrier to sales for the US firm in the world's largest auto market. ... more
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Switzerland's first driverless car hits Zurich roads
Swiss telephone firm Swisscom on Tuesday unveiled a driverless car that is being tested on the roads of Zurich, a first in the country. ... more
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Google self-driving cars not crash-proof
Google on Monday said that even self-driving cars that can sense and react faster than humans still wind up in accidents. ... more
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China auto sales down 0.5% in April: industry group
Auto sales in China, the world's largest car market, fell 0.5 percent year-on-year to 1.99 million vehicles in April, an industry group said Monday. ... more
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China auto sales down 0.5% in April: industry group
Auto sales in China, the world's largest car market, fell 0.5 percent year-on-year to 1.99 million vehicles in April, an industry group said Monday. ... more
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Tesla ramps up output in first quarter but losses rise
Luxury electric car maker Tesla said Wednesday it was on track to deliver 55,000 cars this year even as its losses widened on revved up research spending. ... more
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Japan's Toyota, Mazda eye green alliance: report
Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda are considering a comprehensive tie-up in environmentally-friendly technology amid tightening regulations to cut greenhouse gas and tough emerging market competition, a report said Saturday. ... more
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China's second-biggest auto firm Dongfeng gets new chief
China's second largest carmaker Dongfeng said on Wednesday that its chairman was being replaced but denied a rumoured merger with another auto giant, China FAW Group. ... more
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China auto giant FAW gets new chief amid graft scandal
China's third largest carmaker FAW on Thursday named a new chairman, after its previous chief was formally put under investigation for corruption. ... more
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Germany's Daimler unveils 'world first' self-driving truck
German carmaker Daimler has unveiled what it calls the world's first self-driving truck authorized for use on public roads, presenting the ground-breaking vehicle in the US state of Nevada. ... more
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