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Alliance Ventures invests in fast li-Ion battery technology for electric vehicles - charging will be as fast as fuelling

Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced today that it has invested in the latest round of funding in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company based in Irvine, California. This marks the latest technology investment by Alliance Ventures, launched earlier this year to support start-ups, early-stage development, and entrepreneurs at the cutting edge of next-generation systems for the automotive industry.

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system technology to power future eco-friendly vehicles

Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have today announced plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.

The innovative solution developed by an Estonia start-up won the first prize in the world’s largest exhibition of sheet metal working industry

Fractory.co, founded in Tartu one year ago, has won the title of the best start-up in EuroBLECH, the world's largest exhibition of the metal working technology held in Germany, with a solution that radically accelerates the production and ordering process of metal companies.

Graphene-Based Ultracapacitors Boost Double Deck Buses Through Low Carbon Emission Bus Test by Reducing Fuel Consumption

Skeleton Technologies and Wrights Group Ltd have signed a high-volume, multi-million-euro contract over the next 5 years: Skeleton Technologies supplies graphene-based ultracapacitors to the latest KERS enabled hybrid-electric double and single deck buses produced by the Wrights Group.

The demand to reduce CO2 emissions in city centers is one of the key drivers for Wrightbus to implement new technology which cuts down CO2 emissions by saving fuel.

Volvo Cars’ new 360c autonomous concept: reimagining the work-life balance and the future of cities

Where would you live if you could commute each workday in an autonomous driving, fully-functional, connected, comfortable, mobile office space? What if the service was provided via an on demand subscription basis? Or what if it was provided by one employer yet not another – which company would you work for?

Cleveron launched a personal parcel locker CleverPod in Estonia

CleverPod is operated through a mobile app which allows the owner to share the access with a courier company, the postman, family members and even friends. When the courier arrives with a parcel, groceries or even take-out dinner, they open the locker through the app, place the parcel inside and close the door. The app notifies the owner that a parcel was placed in the locker and they can retrieve it when they arrive home.

Latvian company SPH Engineering helps locate aircraft buried under Greenland ice with the help of GPR and drone integrated system

An expedition was carried out in Greenland this past July that, using technology developed by Latvian company SPH Engineering – a ground penetrating radar (GPR) and drone integrated system – managed to find a World War II aircraft abandoned “in the middle of nowhere”, buried under approximately 100 meters of ice.

Photovoltaic metal roof can produce energy

(Photo: Roofit.solar)
Roofit.solar roofing elements are building integrated photovoltaic modules that are developed and produced in Estonia.

These kind of roofs combine traditional Nordic roof design with modern photovoltaic technology. Roofit.solar photovoltaic roof reduces the installation and the material cost of construction, in addition, it improves the energy class of private houses by one letter.

Pothole detection system irons out the bumps

Drivers are facing a “pothole crisis”’, made worse this year in some areas by the “Beast from the East” arctic air-mass, which delivered icy conditions that further contributed to shattered road surfaces.

A pothole was repaired every 21 seconds on average in England and Wales during the past year and harsh impacts can also cause damage that results in hefty repair bills for car owners.

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