Ann Arbor: An automated journey

Picture a medium-sized city in the US state of Michigan. A park, a couple of museums, some local pubs. That’s all quite nice, but something else calls the tune in this city: a major educational institution, the University of Michigan. The city in quest is called Ann Arbor named after the founder’s wife – how

October 2013: Number of the month

The Vice President of the European Investment Bank and PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Executive Vice President, Finance have signed a financing agreement on €300 million for the development of low carbon technologies. This money will be used for the Euro 6.2 emission standards programme which be valid form 2017. http://www.smart-mobilitymanagement.com

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Fuel stations of the future

One big issue that still hinders the advance of clean fuels into the market place is the overall poor distribution infrastructure. Imagine another product as vital to your quality of life as is fuel, yet, the shop selling it is so far away from your home that it becomes a real hassle to buy it.

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Alleviating Range Anxiety

Range anxiety (n): the fear that a vehicle has insufficient range to reach its destination thus stranding the vehicle’s occupants… With over 200,000 electric powered cars on the world’s roads today, range anxiety is a common affliction. The best selling electric car, Nissan’s Leaf, has a range of 120 kilometres per battery charge, and one

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On the “Fast Lane” to Tel Aviv

The traffic toll is nothing new to motorists all over the world, but in Israel a new way to calculate the toll is reshaping traffic patterns in this small and often congested country. The new toll system first implemented in January 2011, calculates the price every minute based on actual road conditions, demand, and optimal

Avis acquires Zipcar

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based car rental giant Avis buys the car-sharing service Zipcar. Avis is spending 382 million Euros on the acquisition.[1] For Avis, it was about time to get a share in the highly lucrative car-sharing market, which has brilliant prospects of growth.

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New EU driver licenses

Beginning on January 19th, 2013, countries in the European Union will issue new driver licenses. The format, layout, and contents of the new credit-card-size driver licenses will be the same across the entire European Union. There is no chip in the new cards, so that anybody, regardless of technical assistance, can read them. Furthermore, most

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Take a bike to work

Large and small corporations alike have been offering company cars as perks to their employees for decades. Employees benefit personally from the improved mobility and financial opportunities while companies gain more industrious and mobile employees. But with recent concerns about CO2 emissions and the environment, many companies and employees have found a different solution –

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February 2013: Number of the month

900 years, that’s for how long a Colombian driver has lost his driving licence. The reason was his criminal record: he was caught drunk driving four times, gathered tickets for 1.4 billion pesos (600.000 Euro) and additionally was involved in a serious accident – enough offences for the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Bogotá.

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January 2013: Number of the month

With 17,210,000 members by the end of October 2012, the German ADAC club became the second biggest automobile club worldwide. He has outstripped the Japanese club JAF with about 40,000 members. Only the American automobile club AAA has more drivers: about 45 million.

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