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Monday 22-Dec-2014

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Falling Oil – Consumers Use Gas Prices to Gauge Their Budgets

–Cornell University|2014-12-02

Toyota Fuel-Cell Car Needs Hydrogen Fuel – and Government Subsidies – to Survive

–Cornell University|2014-11-18

UAW-VW Works Council Agreement Benefits Labor and Management

–Cornell University|2014-11-12

Environmental Law Scholar and Maryland Carey Law Professor Robert Percival Available for Commentary on Record EPA Fine for Hyundai and Kia

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–University of Maryland, Baltimore|2014-11-03

@UofSC Marketing Expert on High Profile Auto Recalls Incl. #Takata Air Bags Available to Discuss Minimizing Future Issues

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–University of South Carolina|2014-10-30

Toyota to Use Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials to Advance Vehicle Battery Tech

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Toyota scientists will collaborate with Brookhaven Lab experts and use world-leading electron microscopes to explore the real-time electrochemical reactions in promising new batteries.

–Brookhaven National Laboratory|2014-10-30

Tracking Heat-Driven Decay in Leading Electric Vehicle Batteries

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Brookhaven Lab scientists reveal the atomic-scale structural and electronic degradations that plague some rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and make them vulnerable during high-temperature operations

–Brookhaven National Laboratory|2014-10-28

New ORNL Electric Vehicle Technology Packs More Punch in Smaller Package

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Using 3-D printing and novel semiconductors, researchers have created a power inverter that could make electric vehicles lighter, more powerful and more efficient.

–Oak Ridge National Laboratory|2014-10-14

After a Serious Accident, Motorcyclist Makes Remarkable Progress

Ronald Kirchman has been named a Rehab Patient of the Year after making extraordinary progress following a serious motorcycle accident.

–Loyola University Health System|2014-10-08

Feeling Fatigued While Driving? Don’t Reach for Your iPod

Research has shown that drinking caffeinated beverages and listening to music are two popular fatigue-fighting measures that drivers take, but very few studies have tested the usefulness of those measures. New research evaluates which method, if either, can successfully combat driver fatigue.

–Human Factors and Ergonomics Society|2014-10-08

Researchers to Examine Using Autonomous Vehicles to Improve Traffic Flow

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With autonomous vehicles entering our roadways as soon as with the next decade, researchers are developing strategies for the future use of autonomous vehicles in improving traffic flow.

–Temple University|2014-10-08

Talking to Your Car Is Often Distracting

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Two new AAA-University of Utah studies show that despite public belief to the contrary, hands-free, voice-controlled automobile infotainment systems can distract drivers, although it is possible to design them to be safer. Apple's Siri and Chevrolet's MyLink were most distracting, while Toyota's Entune was least distracting.

–University of Utah|2014-10-07

High-End Brakes for the Cinquecento?

An ambitious project is taking shape at Empa’s Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics: ceramic brake disks for compact cars. Empa scientists have teamed up with partners from Italy, Spain and Liechtenstein to develop the automobile technology of tomorrow. The only thing is: can the high-tech solution also be realized with a reasonable prize tag?

–Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology|2014-10-03

Low Voltage: Electric Vehicle Sales Do Not Match the Hype

–Cornell University|2014-09-04

Cars Hit More Children in September Than Any Other Month; Vandy Experts on School Transportation Safety

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–Vanderbilt University Medical Center|2014-08-12

Parents Part of Problem in Distracted Teen Driving, Study Finds

Parents play a direct role in distracted teen driving, with more than half of teens talking on cellphones with their mother or father while driving, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.

–American Psychological Association (APA)|2014-08-08

Chrysler Dealership Closings Left Survivors Competing with Selves

According to research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, when Chrysler closed a quarter of its dealerships as part of its bankruptcy filing in 2009, prices within a sales area went up the least at the dealerships nearest to the closed one.

–University of Chicago Booth School of Business|2014-08-07

Toyota to Market Hydrogen Vehicles in 2015; Linde Starts Small-Series Production of Fueling Stations

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Carmakers like Toyota have long touted the eco-friendly virtues of zero-emission hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, but commercialization was hindered by the high cost of critical materials and infrastructure. Now, Toyota has cut costs by 90 percent and German industrial gases and engineering company Linde AG will start small-series production of hydrogen fueling stations. Some of the stations are slated to open in California as Toyota debuts its Highlander hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in 2015.

–American Chemical Society (ACS)|2014-08-04

Primary Texting Bans Associated with Lower Traffic Fatalities, Study Finds

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States that allow officers to pull over a driver for texting while driving saw fewer deaths than those that use secondary enforcement of texting bans.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2014-07-25

Best-Ever Efficiency Points to Clean, Green Gas-Diesel Engine

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The one-cylinder test engine in the basement of a University of Wisconsin-Madison lab is connected to a life-support system of pipes, tubes, ducts and cables. You might think that the engine resembles a patient in intensive care, but in this case, the patient is not sick. Instead, the elaborate monitoring system shows that the engine can convert 59.5 percent of the chemical energy in its fuel into motion — significantly better than the 52 percent maximum in modern diesel truck engines.

–University of Wisconsin-Madison |2014-07-15

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Edison2 combines sound physics with innovative design to produce workable and sustainable transportation solutions.  Our mission is to usher in a new era of automobile efficiency. The virtues of the Very Light Car – light weight and low aerodynamic drag – are essential to a clean, energy independent future.

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  • 3:56 AM January 1, 2014

    #97 Edison2 across America! Happy New Year to all. This Facebook series has conc...

    #97 Edison2 across America!
    Happy New Year to all. This Facebook series has concluded, and we want to thank all who have shared, liked and posted comments. You are the reason we do what we do.

    This final post and video are a tribute to the start of our journey beyond the Xprize. This is our Xprize Very Light Car #95 in pure, unmodified competition form before we began rigging it in 2013 to break land speed records.

    This Xprize competition vehicle is one of the first mile-markers on the road to truly sustainable transportation. There is only one other vehicle like it on earth, and you can see it in the Henry Ford Museum. Click this link for full statistics on this history-making machine. http://www.edison2.com/x-prize-vlc/

    In this video Ron Mathis, Chief of Design, starts the car as Brad Jaeger, VP of operations, looks on. The best part of this video are their smiles and love for a car that has lived right there in front of their laptops since the fall of 2010. We cherish all the followers who feel the same for our vehicles and all who champion the work we continue to do to make the Very Light Car a reality for everyone. Thank you and Happy New Year!



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  • 2:29 AM January 1, 2014

    #96 Edison2 across America! Our 245MPGe electric Very Light Car home at last for...

    #96 Edison2 across America!
    Our 245MPGe electric Very Light Car home at last for cleaning, inspections and upgrades (note the to-do list on the window).
    Happy New Year! We have one last post in this series, a video of us firing up the only preserved Xprize VLC that isn't in a museum - car #95!


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  • 4:41 PM December 31, 2013

    #95 Edison2 across America! Our Very Light Car reaches its home state of Virgin...

    #95 Edison2 across America!
    Our Very Light Car reaches its home state of Virginia after traveling to California and back. This photo series ends today with one more photo and a final tribute video.


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  • 4:32 PM December 31, 2013

    #94 Edison2 across America! The VLC is packed up a final time as the end of our...

    #94 Edison2 across America!
    The VLC is packed up a final time as the end of our series approaches. #95 & #96 are the last photos.


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  • 9:17 AM December 30, 2013

    #93 Edison2 across America! Our 245MPGe 4-person #EV in traffic on I-70 Kansas...

    #93 Edison2 across America!
    Our 245MPGe 4-person #EV in traffic on I-70 Kansas City, MO. A final video of our electric Very Light Car. This series will disappear from your timeline January 1 so click share before 2013 ends.



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  • 4:47 PM December 29, 2013

    #89-#92 Edison2 across America! Catching up post-Xmas with 4 more highway photos...

    #89-#92 Edison2 across America!
    Catching up post-Xmas with 4 more highway photos. This photos series of our early prototype electric Very Light Car ends in two days so click share while you still can.


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  • 1:11 PM December 27, 2013

    #88 Edison2 across America! Close to Salina, Kansas and slowing traffic (a comm...

    #88 Edison2 across America!
    Close to Salina, Kansas and slowing traffic (a common occurrence).


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  • 11:03 AM December 26, 2013

    #87 Edison2 across America! About 45 minutes from Salina, Kansas.

    #87 Edison2 across America!
    About 45 minutes from Salina, Kansas.


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  • 10:13 AM December 22, 2013

    #86 Edison2 across America! The past and the future meet: An ancient Ford's Moto...

    #86 Edison2 across America!
    The past and the future meet: An ancient Ford's Motor Company dealership and our 245MPGe Very Light Car in Wilson, Kansas. This photo series ends on the last day of 2013 and will disappear from your timeline. Click share while you still can and safe holiday travels to all!


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  • 12:19 PM December 21, 2013

    #85 Edison2 across America! Our 245MPGe electric Very Light Car in Wilson, Kans...

    #85 Edison2 across America!
    Our 245MPGe electric Very Light Car in Wilson, Kansas. This photo series ends on the last day of 2013. It will disappear from your timeline so click share while you still can.


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  • 12:11 PM December 21, 2013

    We'd like to thank our latest fan, Wendell, for using his ride in our consumer p...

    We'd like to thank our latest fan, Wendell, for using his ride in our consumer prototype Very Light Car as his Facebook profile photo. Thanks for liking us Wendell!


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  • 11:39 AM December 20, 2013

    #84 Edison2 across America! How long in Kansas before a UFO sighting? In a VLC,...

    #84 Edison2 across America!
    How long in Kansas before a UFO sighting? In a VLC, about an hour or so :-) Taken in Wilson. See comments for info.

    This photo series ends on the last day of 2013. It will disappear from your timeline so click share while you still can!


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  • 11:11 AM December 20, 2013

    #Change is coming. Are we impatient for cars of the future? Yes, and so is Yama...

    #Change is coming.
    Are we impatient for cars of the future? Yes, and so is Yamaha. http://bit.ly/1chpoK1


    Yamaha announces aggressive plan to enter auto market
    www.roadandtrack.com
    At Yamaha Motor Company headquarters...Yanagi expressed his intention to move things forward quickly...with specific details on the program's June 2014 introduction. ...

  • 11:23 AM December 19, 2013

    #83 Edison2 across America! Smack in the middle of Kansas, a power line appears...

    #83 Edison2 across America!
    Smack in the middle of Kansas, a power line appears to connect the ghosts of the past to the car of the future, just west of Wilson, KS. FYI, the farm is still active; the residents simply relocated farther north of the Interstate. See comments for more info.


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  • 5:45 PM December 18, 2013

    #Change is coming. Are people ready for different-looking, high-MPG(e) cars? Re...

    #Change is coming.
    Are people ready for different-looking, high-MPG(e) cars? Read on! http://onforb.es/1gE352W
    Comments welcome.


    Volkswagen Made The World's Most Efficient Car - But Won't Sell It In The United States [Video]
    www.forbes.com
    They yell out of open windows across traffic lights and multi-lane streets, asking how much it costs, how fast it’ll go and where they can buy one....

  • 9:20 AM December 18, 2013

    #82 #Edison2 across America! Taken at load-out in Grinnel, KS. Click comments t...

    #82 #Edison2 across America!
    Taken at load-out in Grinnel, KS. Click comments to read our CEO's story of this photo.


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  • 9:58 AM December 17, 2013

    Change is coming. We know about hybrid vehicles. How about the hybrid wheel? ht...

    Change is coming.
    We know about hybrid vehicles. How about the hybrid wheel? http://bit.ly/1kRUzuB


    Automotive lightweighting applications: The road ahead
    www.multibriefs.com
    Lightweighting measures are expected to be applied to every car model launched in the coming years....

  • 11:35 AM December 16, 2013

    #81 Edison2 across America! A final photo near Grinnell, Kansas before we contin...

    #81 Edison2 across America!
    A final photo near Grinnell, Kansas before we continue our journey east.


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  • 1:37 PM December 15, 2013

    #80 Edison2 across America! A final portrait of our CEO with our 245MPGe Very L...

    #80 Edison2 across America!
    A final portrait of our CEO with our 245MPGe Very Light Car just east of Grinnell, Kansas.
    This photo series ends on the last day of 2013. It will disappear from your timeline so click share while you still can!


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  • 4:22 PM December 14, 2013

    #79 Edison2 across America! The open vistas of the great American plains near G...

    #79 Edison2 across America!
    The open vistas of the great American plains near Grinnell, Kansas. See comments for more info.


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