TRANS PORTATION curated News March 30th

AIRSHIPS - Sheffield engineers use 3D printing for a 1.5m-wide UAV prototype
Engineers at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield have successfully printed a 1.5m-wide prototype unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for a research project looking at 3D printing of complex designs.The engineers said the polymer craft could form the basis of cheap and potentially disposable UAVs that could be built and deployed in remote situations potentially within as little as 24 hours.Earlier versions re ...
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/03/20140330-sheffield.h


AIRSHIPS - What Parents Forget on Plane Trips with Kids
Keep this checklist (along with your packing list) inside your traveling bag .. ...
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/things-parents-forget-plane-tri


Bykes - Brammo Empulse Electric Motorcycle (VIDEO)
Originally published on Gas2.The Brammo Empulse is one badass electric motorcycle, and this cutaway video goes beneath the skin of this electric crotch rocket to show what makes it go.As we covered in our reviews, the Brammo Empulse is no joke on either the streets or the race track. But what makes it all go? That’s where Brammo’s Brian Wismann comes in, as he takes us on a technical overview of the high-tech inner workings that make the Em .. ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/30/video-brammo-empulse-ele


CARS - 2015 Mercedes GLA-Class makes its UK debut in a very unusual place
The 2015 Mercedes GLA-Class luxury compact SUV will go many places off-road with its 4MATIC all-wheel-drive, but it made its UK debut in a very unlikely place. All-new GLA-Class Mercedes GLA-Class 2015 GLA-Class 2015 GLA Edition 1 .. ...
2015 Mercedes GLA-Class makes its UK debut in a very unusual place
http://www.torquenews.com/1084/2015-mercedes-gla-class-makes


CARS - Cadillac ELR Convertible Concept
Originally published on Gas2.Sales of the Cadillac ELR have thus far been disappointing, but perhaps an unofficial convertible conversion can make the luxury hybrid more appealing? Newport Convertible Engineering is well practiced in the air of removing the roof, and they’ve taken their talents to the tarted-up version of the Chevy Volt, at least digitally.This photoshopped rendering of what a Cadillac ELR convertible would look like isn’t .. ...
Cadilac-ELR-convertible
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/28/cadillac-elr-convertible


CARS - Is the Chevy Camaro Z/28 a Godzilla Slayer at the track?
Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Chevrolet, GM, NissanGodzilla. It's a name that strikes fear in the minds and hearts of giant monsters (Mothra!) worldwide, not to mention a number of automobile manufacturers that produce high-performance coupes... including Chevrolet. The Bowtie-cladded company has one rather obvious model that lines up squarely in the sights of the Nissan GT-R, that being the Corvette.Interestingly, though, ...
Chevy Camaro Z/28 versus Nissan GT-R
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/29/chevy-camaro-z-28-versus-


CARS - Nissan continuing growth in double-digits
Nissan has announced its February 2014 production, sales and export figures .. ...
Orange awesomeness
http://www.torquenews.com/1080/nissan-continuing-growth-doub


CARS - Renault-Nissan alliance is 15 years old, makes more consolidation
The cross-cultural partnership of the Nissan-Renault alliance has become one of the global automaker's strongest assets, paving the way for the very diverse and multi-national leadership personnel .. ...
Renault-Nissan alliance logo
http://www.torquenews.com/1080/renault-nissan-alliance-15-ye


EVs - Electric Porsche Might Be Offered In 2015
Originally published on Gas2.The Porsche hybrid 918 Spyder went into production last year thanks to the “outstanding customer response” for the $845,000 vehicle. Given Porsche’s interest in green speed, it comes as no surprise that in a recent interview with German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport, Porsche CEO Matthias Müller revealed his desire to launch an all-electric sports car. But can Porsche create a fast EV with a practical range?We k .. ...
Porsche Panamera Electric Hybrid
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/29/electric-porsche-happen-


EVs - Electric Vehicle Concept Could Drive In Floods
Originally published on Gas2.In a world with rapidly melting polar ice and rising sea levels, you want to be sure your car can still, you know, car in the event that you wake up and there’s 3 feet of water covering the streets of your neighborhood. If that seems like a reasonable sentence to you, then, buddy — have I got your car! It’s called the Fomm, and it’s here to keep you motoring through even the nastiest urban floods.Really.For thei .. ...
Fomm Waterproof Electric Car
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/29/electric-vehicle-concept


EVs - Elon Musk On 100% Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Potential, Li-ion Battery Components…
Originally published on Lenz Blog.It is of course correct that eventually all energy will be renewable, and the only question is how fast that happens. Fossil fuel will run out eventually.It is also correct (in my opinion) that we should rather not gamble with the amount of CO2 that can be safely released.The way to speed that transition up is to make fossil fuels more expensive. The way to make that happen is to mine it at a slower pace, a .. ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/30/elon-musk-100-renewable


PUBLIC - BMW designs new subway for Kuala Lumpur
Filed under: Etc., BMW, Design/StyleBetween the unfortunate saga of flight MH370 and the grand prix this weekend, Malaysia has been on our radar more than usual lately. And now the Southeast Asian country has popped up again, once more related to transportation issues, as Kuala Lumpur is working on a new subway system. Which isn't something we'd normally care about, but this subway just happens to have been designed by BMW.Or one of its divisions ...
Kuala Lumpur subway
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/30/bmw-designsworksusa-subwa


TRANSPORT - Forecast: global 3-wheeler market to grow at CAGR of 13% through 2019
The value of the global three-wheeler market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% during 2014-19, according to a recently published report by TechSci Research, “Global Three Wheeler Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019”. The introduction of CNG/LPG three-wheelers has revived the global three-wheeler market and significantly increased the acceptability of three-wheelers across many countries, especially in developing nations ...
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/03/20140330-techsci.htm


TRANSPORT - SFMTA Board Approves 12 Percent Increase in Muni Service
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which manages all surface transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today announced that its Board of Directors unanimously approved a 12 percent increase in Muni service and route changes as part of the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP). Through a significant community input gathering phase, the […]The post SFMTA Board Approves 12 Percent Increase in Muni Serv ...
http://evnewsreport.com/sfmta-board-approves-12-percent-incr