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CO2 emissions set to reach record high in 2014

Pipe: India - Mon, 2014-09-22 01:38
Ahead of the New York Climate Summit, researchers have revealed that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the main contributor to global warming, is set to rise again in 2014 - reaching a record high of 40 billion tonnes.

Axion Power, A Deep Alpha Opportunity With A Clear Timeline (AXPWD)

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Mon, 2014-09-22 00:07
... a small garage start-up that's developed an autonomous hybrid drivetrain for Class 8 trucking that boosts fuel economy from the current national ...

Brown Seeks More Electric Cars in California

Pipe: Climate and Health - Mon, 2014-09-22 00:00
The governor signed bills to make it easier for low-income Californians to obtain plug-in vehicles ahead of speaking engagements at the United Nations’ Climate Summit 2014.

Scientists Report Global Rise in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Pipe: Climate and Health - Mon, 2014-09-22 00:00
The report on the emissions growth, 2.3 percent last year, showed that the world remains far off track in efforts to control global warming and came on the eve of a United Nations summit meeting on tackling climate change.

New York City Prepares to Host Climate Change March

Pipe: Climate and Health - Mon, 2014-09-22 00:00
The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., attracting much of the city’s political establishment, along with scientists, actors and thousands from across the country.

Global warming: Dwindling chances to stay below 2°C warming

Pipe: Climate and Health - Sun, 2014-09-21 14:50
Carbon dioxide emissions continue to track the high end of emission scenarios, eroding the chances to keep global warming below 2°C, and placing increased pressure on world leaders ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit on the 23rd September.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Four Cylinder <b>Fuel Economy</b> Figures Announced

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-09-21 14:34
General Motors has released official fuel economy figures for the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks equipped with the ...

Nutson's Auto News Nuggets: Don't Miss Auto News W/O September 15-21, 2014

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-09-21 13:03
Penton's WardsAuto released the second annual WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index: State of the Industry report. This report examines average fuel ...

Scientists Report Global Rise in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Pipe: Homepage Latest Headlines - Sun, 2014-09-21 13:01
The report on the emissions growth, 2.3 percent last year, showed that the world remains far off track in efforts to control global warming and came on the eve of a United Nations summit meeting on tackling climate change.

Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon offer 27 mpg highway

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-09-21 09:41
“Offering segment-leading four-cylinder fuel economy is yet another item to add to the Chevrolet Colorado's long list of segment leads,” Tony Johnson, ...

Colorado and Canyon Will Lead Midsize Pickup Segment in Four-Cylinder <b>Fuel Economy</b> and <b>...</b>

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-09-21 08:11
DETROIT -- Sept. 21, 2014: The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will offer segment-leading highway fuel efficiency for four-cylinder ...

2015 Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon I-4 EPA Ratings

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-09-21 08:00
GM announced the fuel economy numbers for both the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and its fraternal twin GMC Canyon today, and those numbers are ...

Ford and Automatic Labs working together to support connected-car solutions

Pipe: Advanced tech - Sun, 2014-09-21 07:30

Automatic uses vehicle data from the OBD port to report on driving performance. Click to enlarge.

Automatic Labs and Ford Motor Company announced a joint experimental collaboration to improve the driving experience for Ford & Lincoln vehicle owners. Together, the companies will test and develop new features that provide enhanced capabilities enabling drivers to opt-in to provide data from their vehicle and then use that information to be smarter, safer drivers.

Automatic provides a widget that plugs into the OBD port and uses a car’s onboard computer and the driver’s smartphone’s GPS and data plan (via Bluetooth) to upgrade the car’s capabilities. For example, Automatic learns about a driver’s driving style and provides subtle audio cues when a driver does things that waste gas, such as:

  • Rough Braking. Braking abruptly decreases fuel efficiency and dramatically increases wear-and-tear on your car’s brake pads.

  • Speeding. Highway speeding may not save you much time, but driving 10 mph over the speed limit reduces fuel efficiency by 12-15%.

  • Rapid Acceleration. Stepping hard on the gas pedal decreases fuel efficiency and wastes money.

Automatic shows how a driver is doing on every trip. It also scores driving every week to help the driver improve.

The Automatic app can display detailed info about a week, such as drive distance and destinations. The app will display actual mpg for all trips; detect fill-ups; and track local gas prices.

Using its built-in accelerometer, Automatic can also detect many types of serious crashes. Agents from Automatic report the situation to local authorities to get you help in an emergency.

Automatic also shows what Engine Trouble Codes mean and in many cases offers possible solutions.

Finally, Automatic can help you locate your parked car.

In August, Automatic introduced the Web Dashboard, enabling drivers to explore the data behind their drives with Automatic. The Dashboard lets a driver dig deeper and spot trends to learn more about driving habits.

Ford SYNC already allows drivers to make calls, listen to music and get directions with an optional navigation feature through the touch of a button on the steering wheel while keeping hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

While Automatic’s device has been available in Apple and Best Buy stores since last year, this is the first time the company has teamed up with an auto manufacturer to experiment with its in-vehicle entertainment and communications system.

Customers will be given the option to opt-in to Automatic.

Ford’s powerful in-car technology makes working with Ford highly valuable for us. Ford’s interface—coupled with Automatic’s connected services platform—enables us to bring customized one-touch applications to Ford drivers that go beyond the capabilities of either technology on its own.—Automatic CEO Thejo Kote

The first of several features available to drivers who use Automatic in supported Ford SYNC-equipped vehicles will make Apple’s Siri personal assistant application accessible on Apple iPhone through the push-to-talk button on the steering wheel. This means drivers will not have to reach for their iPhone while operating their vehicle, allowing them to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

The Automatic device. Click to enlarge.

In addition, Automatic will provide greater convenience to drivers by connecting the push-to-talk button to the “Internet of Things,” enabling access to the popular If This Then That, or IFTTT, web service, which automates actions using the Internet.

This allows drivers to use the push-to-talk button to trigger an IFTTT recipe from among hundreds in the web service library. IFTTT recipes range from sending messages to remotely operating home appliances. Users will be able to create their own recipes as well. Automatic will launch additional connected-car enhancements in the coming months.

Ford is always looking for new ways, including working with other innovative companies, to improve our customers’ experience. Teaming up with Automatic was the natural choice given their connected car technology and focus on enhancing the driving experience.—Don Butler, executive director, Connected Vehicle and Services at Ford

Ford vehicles supported by Automatic’s technology include the 2011-2015 Ford Explorer, 2013-2015 Ford Flex, 2011-2014 Ford F-150, 2011-2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty and 2013-2015 Ford Taurus. Supported Lincoln vehicles include the 2013-2015 Lincoln MKS, 2013-2015 Lincoln MKT, 2011-2014 Lincoln MKX and the 2015 Lincoln Navigator. Ford and Automatic encourage drivers not to drive while distracted.

The new Ford Automatic integration will be available by downloading the latest version of the Automatic iOS app in coming weeks.

Over 1,500 participate in march on climate change in Delhi

Pipe: India - Sun, 2014-09-21 03:17
Over 1,500 people on Saturday took part in a march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar here to press for stronger action on climate change, a statement said.

Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press Auto Critic 12:07 am EDT September 21, 2014

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sun, 2014-09-21 00:07
Despite its cost, automakers have switched many steel parts to aluminum as they seek to reduce weight and improve fuel economy and performance.

Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth

Pipe: Climate and Health - Sun, 2014-09-21 00:00
At a United Nations gathering on Tuesday, leaders will face a divide between the rich countries responsible for extensive carbon emissions and the poor countries that stand to suffer most as a result.

Climate Realities

Pipe: Climate and Health - Sun, 2014-09-21 00:00
The world is now on track to more than double current greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere by the end of the century.

In Overhaul, New York Vows to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Its Buildings

Pipe: Homepage Latest Headlines - Sat, 2014-09-20 21:00
The de Blasio administration will announce a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from city buildings by 80% by 2050, and to pressure private landlords for similar improvements.

Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow chases 141 mpg

Pipe: Passenger vehicles - Sat, 2014-09-20 19:37
Thanks to a raft of aerodynamic changes and Peugeot/Citroën's Hybrid Air system, the Cactus Airflow should reach the Industry Group's fuel economy ...

Google iLUC alert: İlk Selülozik Etanol Fabrikalarının Düşündürdükleri

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