New Materials In Our Resource Library

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October 2018

2018 WSU Electric-Drive Vehicle Technology Professional Development Course:
Curriculum Resource
This course is designed to provide the fundamentals of electric-drive vehicle powertrain configurations, electric propulsion components, energy storage systems, and power electronics and electronic machines.

Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Price Report, July 2018:
A report from the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) that compares the prices of alternative fuels to gasoline and diesel prices in the U.S.

Connected, Automated, and Intelligent Vehicles SEMATA-MATA October 2018:
The Connected, Automated, and Intelligent Vehicles powerpoint presentation from the October 4, 2018 SEMATA/MATA conference at Macomb Community College.

Connected Vehicle - Mobility:
A factsheet from U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that describes the connected vehicle applications that utilize real-time data to provide traffic information for transportation management and alerts and safety messages to drivers.

Connected Vehicles Demonstration Lesson Plan for Grades 9-12:
Curriculum Resource
A lesson plan by NanoSonic, Leidos, Giles County Public Schools, introduces students to the basic ideas of how vehicles can be interconnected to each other as well as to the transportation infrastructure, to provide driver safety prompts as well as direct vehicle control.

NVIDIA Self-Driving Safety Report:
This report by NVIDIA describes how automated cars conform to industry guidelines and how companies are constructing security failsafes.

Policies That Impact the Acceleration of Electric Vehicle Adoption:
A report from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on the results of successful public and private initiatives, and state and federal policies designed to encourage the adoption of EVs and the related infrastructure.

Preparing for the Future of Transportation - Automated Vehicle 3.0:
A report from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that offers guidance for the development of automated vehicles and builds upon Automated Driving Systems: A Vision for Safety 2.0.

Roadmap to Vehicle Connectivity:
A report from SFB Consulting offering recommendations on infrastructure, regulatory, and security requirements for autonomous and connected vehicles.


September 2018

A Matter of Trust - Ford's Approach to Developing Self-Driving Vehicles:
In this report, Ford Motor Company discusses the trust customers must have before adopting new mobility solutions and self-driving vehicles, and how Ford is prioritizing safety and working closely with industry and government partners to apply these technologies to solve the challenges we face today.

Alternative Fuels - ITS Benefits, Costs, and Lessons Learned:
This factsheet by Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) reviews some of the benefits and costs of switching to alternative fuels, and discusses ways to alleviate range-anxiety, which is one of the major hurdles to adoption.

Driver Assistance, Navigation and Route Guidance, Driver Communications, In-Vehicle Monitoring and Safety:
A factsheet by ITS that focuses on in-vehicle navigation, communications, and monitoring technologies that may reduce driver error, increase safety, save time and generate data for future improvements.

Enabling Fast Charging - A Technology Gap Assessment:
A report by the US Department of Energy analyzing the current infrastructure and the possibility of extreme fast charging (XFC) at 400-kW to make battery electric vehicle charging competitive with internal combustion engine vehicle refueling.

Impact of Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared (ACES) Vehicles on Design, Materials, Manufacturing, and Business Models:
This paper by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), assesses the impact of ACES vehicles to help industry better understand and design future transportation.


August 2018

A factsheet describing how autonomous vehicles operating on connected vehicle networks can reduce fuel consumption, decrease emissions and travel time and save thousands of lives each year.

Automated Vehicles - Driver Assistance:
A factsheet describing how controlling vehicle speed with connected technology can reduce fuel consumption, emissions and travel time, while also increasing safety.

Connected Vehicles - Environmental Applications:
A factsheet describing how connected vehicle technology can reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

Electric Vehicles and the California Grid:
This report explores how the power grid may be challenged or helped by the widespread use of electric vehicles.

Preparing for Automated Vehicles - Traffic Safety Issues for States:
This report analyzes market trends and finds that most autonomous vehicles, at least for the foreseeable future, will share driving responsibility with humans, and are likely do so for many decades.