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Cal on February 17th, 2018

In its latest Energy Outlook to 2040, ExxonMobile projects global transportation-related energy demand will increase by close to 30% by 2040. At the same time, total miles traveled per year by cars, sport utility vehicles and light trucks will increase about 60%. Exxon predicts a rise in electric vehicles as well as efficiency improvements in conventional […]

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Cal on February 5th, 2018

  Dryve explains the six levels of automation in autonomous cars. Which level are you driving? There is also an infographic on the future of this technology here. Wired gives us its Guide to Self Driving Cars. California tech company, Udelv, claims it made the world’s first delivery of goods by a self-driving car on public roads. (See […]

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Market research firm PWC says by 2030, the transport sector will require 138 million fewer cars in Europe and the US. This will be the result of the five trends that are transforming the automotive industry — electrification, autonomous vehicles, car sharing, connecting. and yearly updating. PwC suggests that as a result of novel sharing concepts, the stock […]

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Cal on January 27th, 2018

Professor in Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University, Dr Subhash Kak, believes a third of jobs will be lost soon after the introduction of self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, and automation. Autonomous cars in particular could displace transportation workers and drivers. Prof. Kak said: “It has been estimated that one third of the people in any advanced […]

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Cal on January 23rd, 2018

Imports are expected to make up more than 70% of China’s crude oil supply in 2018. Last year China overtook the US as the world’s largest oil importer. The world’s hottest offshore prospect for oil companies right now is off the South American coast of Guyana, where a string of major discoveries has drawn hundreds […]

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Cal on January 22nd, 2018

Who is Ahead in the Race to the Self Driving Car?   Source: GM Leads in Navigant Self-driving Report  While GM is in the lead, strong challenges are being mounted by such traditional car companies as Mercedes, Volkswagen, and Ford.

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Cal on January 20th, 2018

Navigant Research projects the total annual revenue for the energy storage and renewable integration sector will exceed $23 billion by 2026. Utility-scale and behind-the-meter applications are likely to experience the strongest growth. Energy storage systems are increasingly viewed as a way to mitigate the electric grid challenges caused by large additions of renewable energy sources. The Asia Pacific region […]

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Cal on January 15th, 2018

Ford Motor Co. announced it intends to have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup by 2022. 16 will be fully electric and the rest will be plug-in hybrids. To achieve this goal the automaker is spending $11 billion to develop dedicated electric vehicle architectures. The business plan is to move away from sedans and internal […]

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