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VW chief: Working on settlement with US for emissions fraud

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the company is cooperating with U.S. authorities and hopes to reach a settlement on a fine with the Justice Department for equipping diesel vehicles to cheat ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Dutch limo company builds a Tesla Model S hearse

While Tesla updates the AutoPilot software to reduce your risk of meeting an untimely demise behind the wheel of one of its vehicles, Netherlands-based builder RemetzCar is taking a ...

6 hours ago from Engadget

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Detailed look at 125 US auto models finds those emitting less carbon are the least expensive to drive

You might think cars with low carbon emissions are expensive. Think again. A newly-published study by MIT researchers shows that when operating and maintenance costs are included in a vehicle's ...

19 hours ago from TechXplore

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New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon

Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power of these storms and turn it into useful energy. ...

11 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Researchers developing new steel for better electric motors

Within a few years, the U.S. Department of Energy wants plug-in electric vehicles to be just as affordable and convenient as the internal-combustion machines most of us drive today.

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Using EV tires to counter traffic noise

Research shows that fitting tires with very low rolling resistance, combined with the right road surfacing, can provide just as much noise reduction as traditional noise barriers.

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Uber Is Working On A Vertical-Takeoff Aircraft

Aviation Might settle on autonomous helicopters instead Uber is interested in vertical takeoff and landing aircraft…

Tue 27 Sep 16 from Popular Science

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This futuristic bike can reach 144 km/h

It broke the record for man-powered vehicle, and it's not stopping here.

Tue 27 Sep 16 from ZME Science

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Stacked perovskite/CIGS solar module achieves unprecedented efficiency at 17.8 percent

Scientists from imec (partner in Solliance and EnergyVille), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (Centre for Solar ...

Tue 27 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Riders in Uber's self-driving cars had to waive the right to sue if they were injured or killed

Earlier this month, it was reported that Pittsburgh residents finally have a chance to ride in one of Uber’s new self-driving vehicles. While some passengers may find the prospect of riding ...

Tue 27 Sep 16 from Techspot

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