‘Smart’ Driving Assistance Systems – Help Or Hindrance?

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Technology designed to make driving more fully automated has evolved in recent years, but it really hasn’t improved safety much, according to new research.

Currently, active driving assistance systems, also known as Level 2 automation, do less to assist drivers and more to interfere, and are “far from 100% reliable,” according to the AAA automotive group, which released its latest findings on automated vehicles earlier this month. In real-world driving situations, for example, vehicles equipped with active driving assistance systems on average experienced some type of issue every eight miles.  

“AAA has repeatedly found that active driving assistance systems do not perform consistently, especially in real-word scenarios,” Greg Brannon, director of automotive engineering and industry relations for the AAA, said in a statement. “Manufacturers need to work toward more dependable technology, including improving lane keeping

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Elon Musk’s Battery Day Could Reveal Very Cheap Batteries

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Enercity AG Electric Vehicle Charge Site as Germany Boost Green Energy Infrastructure

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A decade ago, some of the smartest minds at the U.S. Department of Energy set an ambitious goal: lower the cost of battery packs to $100 per kilowatt-hour from more than $1000 per kWh. If achieved, electric cars would reach cost parity with internal-combustion engine cars — unleashing a revolution.

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That moment is here. Later today, at Tesla’s Battery Day event, Elon Musk could announce that the California-based company now makes batteries that cost less than $100 per kWh. Even if he doesn’t, the goal is within reach. In March, General Motors, partnering with South Korean battery maker LG Chem, set a goal of reaching $100 per kWh soon. Volkswagen has hinted that its newest electric car, the ID.3, uses

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Custom 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Is Part C10 And Part K5 Blazer

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A curious 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe that has been inspired by the classic K5 Blazer and C10 pickup is being auctioned off by Mecum on August 27-29.

The vehicle was built by Blain’s Hot Rods and Customs in Lepanto, Arkansas, and has seen the Tahoe’s body transformed to make it look like something from the 1960s or ’70s. Another K5 Blazer-inspired Tahoe was built and showcased at the SEMA Show last year.

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In creating the unique SUV, the standard front fascia has been replaced by one with circular headlights, a classic Chevrolet grille and a cream-colored bumper. There is also a re-shaped hood that further adds to the unique appeal of the SUV.

Modifications have also been made to the sides of the Tahoe with cream-colored skirts, chrome trim and chrome wing mirrors. There

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Worldwide Hybrid Train Industry to 2030 – Featuring CRRC, Bombardier & Alstom Among Others – Press Release

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Dublin, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Hybrid Train Market by Propulsion Type (Electro Diesel, Battery Operated, Hydrogen, CNG, LNG, and Solar), Application (Passenger and Freight), Operating Speed (>100 km/h, 100-200 km/h, &lessThan;200 km/h), Battery Technology, and Region – Global Forecast to 2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The hybrid train market, by volume, is estimated to be 4,904 units in 2020. It is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% to reach 8,389 units by 2030.

Factors such as high gasoline prices, traffic congestion, and greenhouse gas emissions have compelled railway OEMs to explore beyond the use of conventional propulsion systems in trains.

The growing population triggers the global demand for rail vehicles in urban areas, where existing transportation infrastructure is proving to be insufficient. The expansion of infrastructure networks is expected to drive the demand for new rail vehicles. Increasing investments made by governments

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