AUPEO! opens in Motown

AUPEO! opened a new office Farmington Hills, Michigan, near Detroit. The opening comes a year after AUPEO! was bought by Panasonic Corporation of North America.

stop and start saves fuel

2015-Chevrolet-Impala-3GM announced that stop/start technology will be standard on the 2015 Impala base 2.5-liter ECOTEC a 5% city mileage reduction or one mile per gallon.

Stop/start shuts down the engine in certain driving conditions to reduce fuel consumption. The technology is becoming more prevalent worldwide. 

auto connected tanks to be deployed via drones by U.S. Army: tested in Florida

black-hawk_350x250Carnegie Mellon and Sikorsky Aircraft are working with the U.S. Army  to show that a drone copter and a driverless ground vehicle can work together to autonomously survey a contaminated site. The unmanned ground vehicle UGV will navigate using sensors looking out for chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear contamination.

Your soda can and water may power the next long range EVs

Alcoa_Phinergy_02_largePhinergy and Alcoa demoed a zero-emissions electric demo car powered with lithium ion batters with supplemental power from an aluminum-air battery at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal during the Canadian International Aluminum Conference last week (June 3-4).