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Italy’s car market needs to make a U-turn

2017.09.18
Between minuscule electric vehicle (EV) sales, growing diesel shares, and Italian carmakers’ struggle to curb carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, there is no doubt that Italy is heading in the wrong direction, but it’s not too late for a U-turn.

Find it In: CO2 standards, Electric Vehicles, EU vehicle targets, In-use NOx emissions, Passenger Vehicles

Why (Run on) Less is more…

2017.09.05
Run on Less is more evidence that cost-effective, high-efficiency trucks are on the road today and only getting better.

Find it In: Efficiency, Fuel economy, GHG standards, Global goods transport, U.S. heavy-duty vehicle standards, Vehicle technology, Heavy-duty Vehicles

Will the future RDE regulation be enough to restore trust in diesel technology?

2017.08.30
The success of the RDE regulation will depend on the will of manufacturers to prove that they have learned a lesson from Dieselgate by beginning to focus on reducing real-world emissions, not just on passing a particular test.

Find it In: Emission control technologies, Passenger Vehicles, Vehicle emissions standards, Vehicle emissions testing, Vehicle technology, Vehicle test procedures

Maximizing aircraft fuel efficiency: Listen to the experts

2017.08.30
One of the key challenges faced by engine and airframe manufacturers in developing fuel-efficient products is the looming risk that their significant investment will not pay off. The more this risk is lowered, the better the chance that we will see a much-needed improvement of aircraft fuel efficiency. In this final post of the series, we explore ways to lower the risk faced by these risk-averse industry players.

Find it In: Aviation

China IV non-road standards: A golden opportunity to advance stringent limits and mandate filters

2017.08.25
To lead the way in effectively controlling emissions from non-road vehicles, it is crucial for China to advance the China IV standards, as more stringent requirements on emissions will always lead to more advanced emission control technology. Thus, China would be wise to adopt the combination of the Tier 4 final emission standards (including covering non-road equipment of all sizes) and DPF requirement directly as the new China IV emission standards to effectively control PM and NOx emissions.

Find it In: Heavy-duty Vehicles

Maximizing aircraft fuel efficiency: Don’t skimp on R&D

2017.08.15
An interview with Dr. Fay Collier, Associate Director for Flight Strategy, Integrated Aviation Systems Program at NASA Aeronautics and a former Project Manager at NASA Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA), on NASA’s contribution to technologies already in use on aircraft flying now, the ERA project, and a new NASA initiative to demonstrate these environmentally responsible aviation technologies. 

Find it In: Aviation

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