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Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Electric Cars: What Early Adopters And First Followers Want

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Survey Question: Charging Network

CLEAN TECHNICA
The electric car market has been growing exponentially in the past few years. But it is still a small percentage of the new car market in most places, typically representing less than 1% of new car sales. What is needed to grow electric car sales to a majority of new car sales? What types of cars and what features will dominate in such a market? When will we reach that milestone?

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Minnesota DOT: Fighting Winter with the “Ice Breaker”

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Minnesota DOT: Fighting Winter with the “Ice Breaker”

This video describes the Ice Breaker machine that MnDOT is using to break up the ice on Minnesota roadways. The video was produced by Rich Kemp and Sue Roe.

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This is Advanced Energy

Monday, January 25th, 2016
Offshore Wind Power

ADVANCED ENERGY ECONOMY
The pages of this report are filled with technologies that deliver a variety of benefits to our energy system and enable a transformation that will result in reliability, affordability, consumer choice, and innovation across the board. This transformation is well underway in every state across the country as utilities, businesses, and customers embrace the advantages of advanced energy.

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NREL: Renewable Energy & Small Businesses

Monday, January 25th, 2016
NREL: Renewable Energy & Small Businesses

As part of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot to help advance the clean energy economy, DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) is funding up to $20 million worth of vouchers to eligible small businesses. These vouchers allow businesses to access world-class researchers, facilities, and expertise at national laboratories across the country. The Wind and Water Power Program at NREL is well positioned to work for small businesses both as part of and outside of the SBV. This video, featuring Dr. Robert Thresher, presents NREL’s experience and capabilities in supporting small businesses in both the wind and water power sectors.

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ACEC’s ENGINEERING INC. — Industry Drone Use Taking Flight

Thursday, January 21st, 2016
Drone - SAMI SARKIS/GETTY IMAGES

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES

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Large-Scale Solar: The Next West Texas Energy Boom

Monday, January 18th, 2016
Large-Scale Solar: The Next West Texas Energy Boom

Texas has some of the best solar energy resources in the country. ERCOT, Texas’s power grid operator, predicts that at least 13 GW of solar will be installed in Texas by 2030…What does Texas’s solar power boom mean for West Texas towns like Fort Stockton, where a significant number of the state’s large-scale solar projects are being constructed?

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Where Will the Future of Mobility Take Us?

Friday, January 15th, 2016
Where Will the Future of Mobility Take Us?

Autonomous vehicles and ridesharing will affect almost everyone. It’s time to start asking the tough questions about the future of mobility…Explore how transportation technology and social trends are creating a new business ecosystem.

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Automated Vehicle Crash Rates

Friday, January 15th, 2016
Table 1. SHRP 2 NDS Crash Severity Classifications

VIRGINIA TECH TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE
Self-driving cars are quickly moving from prototype to everyday reality. During this transition, the question that is first and foremost on the mind of the public and policy makers is whether or not self-driving cars are more prone to crashes. This would seem to be an easy question to answer: simply compare current published crash rates with the data on self-driving cars. A deeper look at the available data and collection methodologies, however, reveals that such a simple comparison is problematic.

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Colorado DOT: New Technology to Keep Traffic Flowing

Monday, January 11th, 2016
Colorado DOT: New Technology to Keep Traffic Flowing

The Colorado Department of Transportation introduces RoadX and HERE, two 21st-century technologies to help make driving safer and more efficient statewide.

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How Data Helps Get You There Faster

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
How Data Helps Get You There Faster

Traditionally, pavement inductive loop sensors are used to collect real time traffic data for passenger-freight movement in roadways. This method, however, is expensive to install and maintain. In the last decade, significant improvements have been achieved in MEMS sensors domain with respect to size, cost and accuracy. Motivated by these novel advances, we proposed a wireless MEMS sensor based passenger-freight interactions detection framework for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Our proposed solution will be significantly cost effective in comparison to traditional induction loop approach and it is scalable to cover millions miles of roadways all over the US.

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