Sustainable transport

News and features relating to sustainable transport, platooning, EV and plug-in hybrid vehicles

Real Driving Emissions testing approval at Millbrook

The Millbrook facility for performing real driving emissions testing using portable emission measurement systems gains VCA approval. Millbrook Group has been appointed as an approved facility to provide real driving emissions (RDE) testing by the UK’s approval authority, VCA. The …

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European partnership on electric mobility

Sweden and Germany have agreed to cooperate on smart mobility projects and electrified roads as used in Sweden by Scania. An innovation partnership has been launched by Chancellor Angela Merkel between Sweden and Germany. The partnership includes mobility and electrical …

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Solar powered vehicle to feature at smart community event

Toyota is attending a smart community event in Japan with its new Prius PHV with solar charging and smart mobility features. In its mission to create vehicles to suit a low carbon society, Toyota is unveiling its latest Prius PHV …

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Hybrid buses fight pollution in Madrid

The city of Madrid will take delivery of 51 hybridised buses from Scania for cleaner public transport operations in the city. Scandinavian vehicle manufacturer Scania has taken an order to deliver over 50 hybrid Citywide buses to the Spanish city …

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App enables intelligent charging for electric vehicles

One click charging apps for electric vehicle owners contribute to a more intelligent infrastructure to support sustainable transport. Bosch is offering one-click charging apps to provide easier access to charging stations for motorists in Germany and by doing so, the …

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Engine test cell laboratory set up in Brazil

Scania is expanding its capacity for engine development, testing and certification with the opening of a new facility in Brazil. Scania has set up a 10 million Euro Technology Centre in São Bernardo do Campo in Brazil with engine test …

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Engine test cells to validate against CEC regulations

Millbrook will have its new engine test cells available during June for testing against the requirements of the Coordinating European Council. Extended development of the powertrain facility at the Millbrook proving ground in the UK is progressing in line with …

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Innovative testing regime ensures safety of new hybrid

Subaru has used Hardware-in-the-Loop testing to verify ECU operations in safety critical driving scenarios that are difficult to replicate in physical tests. In a technical article on Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) testing for the automotive industry, National Instruments Automated Test Product Manager, …

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Electrically assisted bikes increase in popularity

TRL comments on the release of the latest electric bicycle and the likely increase in the popularity of this for commuter transport. With the introduction of the latest fashionable Stromer ST2 S, which was recently announced, it’s likely that this …

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Clean air zones not the complete answer to pollution

The FTA has spoken out against inflexibility of Government proposed Clean Air Zones to combat city pollution problems. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has spoken in support of a report into air quality and transport that claims Government’s plans for …

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