LeviCar / PROACCTIVE / Lulue Newsletter # 212  (Tue. 2021/10/12 21:44 EDT)
Welcome to issue # 212 of the LeviCar / PROACCTIVE / Lulue Newsletter.

If you are primarily interested in the "IN THE NEWS" part, click here.

This issue covers updates and changes for three of my websites, since October 8 (10/09 onward).

Website for the General Public, with a lot about my LeviCar project:  http://www.LeviCar.com.

Website for Innovative Transportation Professionals:  http://www.PROACCTIVE.info.

Website as a substitute for the former blog on EVWorld:  http://www.LeviCar.com/LULUE.php.  It has the same content as the previous blog, except for some explanatory notes.  The “catch phrases” are in small type, and highlighted in yellow.

All three websites, above, are “gluten-free” (no cookies) and “caffeine-free” (no java[script], or any other script).  All of LULUE’s events are either in LeviCar.com or PROACCTIVE.info, or both.  LULUE has only upcoming events and a list of various organizations’ event calendars.

Many of the links to EV World are still on LeviCar.com, and I was able to recover them from “The Wayback Machine”.


Research Paper:  Click here to download or view my 25‑page Research Paper, The Future of MagLev: How the Magnetic‑Levitation SuperTurnpike will Revolutionize Ground Transportation (.doc format).


Contest notice: The “Create the Future” 2021 Contest is closed.  For my own entries for 2019-20, click at: http://www.LeviCar.com/#CreateFuture.
Other Contest:

NASA Langley Launches $20,000 UAV ‘Safeguard’ Competition (postponed due to COVID-19).



Newly-Added Item: (other than events)
None



Newly-Revised Items: (other than events)

DoT SBIR Dept. of Transportation Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) solicitation — Changed Color Codes for Dates
http://www.PROACCTIVE.info/#DoE-SBIR

DoD SBIR/STTR Programs — Added Announcement
http://www.PROACCTIVE.info/#DoD-SBIR



New Events on the websites:
None


Revised Events on the websites:
None




Events with due dates within the next ten days (until Fri., October 22):
DoD SBIR/STTR Programs — SBIR 21.3 / STTR 21.C   will close on Thu, Oct. 21, 12 noon EDT.
TechConnect Europe Innovation Conference & Expo
 • Call for Presentation:  Abstracts (200 words max.) due Fri, Oct. 22 (extended yet again)
 • Innovation Showcase:  Innovations due Fri, Oct. 22 (extended yet again)
SysCon 2022 (16th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference)   Call for Papers:  Abstract & full paper due Fri, Oct. 22



IN THE NEWS  (Notice that the criteria for this are much broader than for PROACCTIVE.info):

What I would like you all to do is to check my list of blogs and bulletins, currently at http://www.LeviCar.com/#Group-B and look at any of those that you think are interesting, and subscribe them if you wish – most of the subscriptions are free.  This way, you can keep up-to-date.  I shall continue to post links to exceptional articles in the newsletter, as well as articles from sources not on the list.  Later, I plan to separate out this list into a standalone webpage.


Batteries:
Tesla Co-Founder Calls Ford EV Investment ‘Unprecedented’
GM envisions electric vehicles with 600 miles of range with new battery research center
“Dead zone” discovery could bring high-density silicon batteries to life

EV Charging:
Electrify America Charging Network Upgrades to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto   (More info on Electrify America.)
Dawn of the 900-kW EV ultra-charger, and a battery that can handle it   (Maybe.)
The future of EV charging and liquid cooling components

Electric Cars:
First Drive Review:  2022 Lucid Air delivers a new leading edge for EVs
Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric crossover has it all – practical and fun
Volvo parent Geely reveals $9,000 Geometry EV for China, bullish on battery swapping   (Another Chinese make, Nio, also uses battery swapping.)
GM claims Ultra Cruise will go hands-free in 95% of scenarios, due in 2023   [At least GM is honest enough to call Ultra Cruise an “advanced Level 2 ADAS system …” rather than FSD (Full Self-Driving).  Also pertains to “Self-Driving Cars …”]
Using driver in the loop simulation to guide electric vehicle development
The 11 most exciting electric vehicles hitting streets in 2022, from Ford’s electric F-150 to an ultra-sleek Cadillac SUV

Electric Trucks:
What have Daimler electric truck fleets taught over a million real‑world miles?
Glass-roofed all-electric Chevy Silverado will debut at CES 2022

Electric Vehicles in General:
Self-driving Citroën Skate carries swappable pods for inner‑city travel   [Includes video (23:20) with open captioning, so you do not need closed captioning.]

Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicles:
SunLine welcomes five new hydrogen fuel-cell buses, advancing hydrogen projects   (Uses the PEM Hydrogen Electrolyzer – see Germany to host world’s largest PEM electrolyser from Newsletter # 166.)
Foothill Transit approves contracts that will advance its hydrogen fuel-cell fleet plans
Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car goes 845 miles between fillsódriven very slowly   (that is, using hypermiling.)
New BASF membrane adds 50% more power to HyPoint hydrogen fuel cells   [Includes video (1:33).]

Clean Generation of Hydrogen:
California “Green Hydrogen” CO2 Electrolysis From Renewable Energy

Electric Motors and their controllers:
Frameless DC Motors

Sensors / AI Training / Microchips / Software for Self-Driving Vehicles:
Leeds aims to improve safety in autonomous vehicles
Brain pattern study at Ford aims to identify driver fatigue   [Includes video (2:06) with open captioning for you to read.]

Business:
Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe likens the R1T to Rocky Road ice cream   (Long, but interesting, human-interest story about how the Rivian people got together.)
Report: Tesla is alleging theft of battery trade secrets by Rivian   (Also pertains to “Batteries”.)
Tesla Will Have [More] Revenue Than GM in 2022

Electric Bicycles, Motorcycles, and Scooters:
Tiler tech wirelessly charges ebikes through their kickstand   [Includes video (2:39) – Use close‑captioning (CC) as the audio is full of reverberation.]

Electric Aircraft:
NASA Selects GE, MagniX to Demonstrate Electric Propulsion Systems for Commercial Aircraft   [Includes audio reading of article (0:52).]

OPINION:
The big hurdle to jump-starting solar, wind energy and electric cars

Governmental Action:
5 Midwest States Form Electric Vehicle Pacts   (Also pertains to “EV Charging”.)
Democrats’ electric vehicle push sparks intense lobbying fight

Miscellaneous:
Study:  Taking Uber or Lyft costs society and environment more than driving yourself   (Also pertains to “Electric Cars”.)
Global Energy Crisis Is the First of Many in the Clean-Power Era   (Paywalled!)


Technical Articles and Papers:
Click here to download:  Free eBook explores in-vehicle networking’s future


OLD NEWS:
Car badges:  the history behind 8 familiar motoring logos.



Special notes:

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The websites are updated as needed.  New and recently-revised items are indicated by small ovals on the upper-left corners of the link-blocks.  See http://www.LeviCar.com/Guide.HTML#Oval.

Please rely more on the websites for the most current information.  This newsletter may contain more detail about why things were updated or changed, or removed.  You do not need to have the newsletter to get the full benefit of the websites.

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Thank you for your attention.

    —  Josh Levin (Dr. Zev)

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