Monday, September 29, 2008

Green Car Congress

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In Tokyo, tracking kids using train passes

In Tokyo, the PASMO card lets residents pay for train fares quickly using a RFID-embedded card and reader. They simply wave the card as they enter or exit the station and it does all the work. But now PASMO is starting to do much more than that, handling transactions and acting as a credit card. And now it even helps parents keep track of their kids.

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Israel takes on the electric car

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Mori Building Co

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New Dynamic Transport

A revolutionary way of looking at cost effective, zero emissions, and a fun way of getting around. With gas prices on the rise, traffic congestion, and the rise of carbon emissions... why not look into cleaner, healthier and convenient modes of transportation. New Dynamic Transport offers plenty of solutions with its wide selection of Bikes and Trikkes.

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New OLPC laptop to bring sexy touchscreens

The One Laptop Per Child program — the program that aims to put cheap but functional notebook computers in the hands of children in impoverished countries — has been shipping the distinctively green XO laptop since the end of 2007, but the people behind it are already looking to the future. Program founder Nicholas Negroponte revealed yesterday the next-generation XO-2, and it looks pretty rockin'.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Honda Insight Concept Hybrid Vehicle to Debut at Paris International Auto Show

09/04/2008 - TORRANCE, Calif. -

Honda will reveal a concept version of its new small hybrid vehicle, to be named Insight, at the 2008 Paris International Auto Show, October 2, the company announced today. The new Insight Concept shares styling cues with the Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle and will provide an early look at the highly-anticipated five-passenger hybrid vehicle.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

BEST makes a smart move

In a bid to make transport services passenger friendly, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking on Friday installed the smart card system, the PCO system, CCTVs and drop boxes by Hutchison Essar in its buses.

StreetFilms Looks at Bus Rapid Transit in LA

LA isn't exactly known as the most transit-friendly city in the world. Built around the motorcar, and lacking the density of cities like New York or Washington DC, it's hard to imagine how Los Angeles can remedy this situation either. However, if this video from the ever-productive StreetFilms is anything to go by, then they are certainly trying.

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Virgina Tech Sustainable Mobility website

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Tall ships make a comeback as oil price hits exports

A British schooner docked in Penzance yesterday carrying 30,000 bottles of wine on a voyage that enthusiasts believe will herald a return to wind power in merchant shipping.

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Michigan Green Cabs

Detroit Airport - Detroit Hotels - Detroit Sports - Detroit Night life

The Michigan Green Cab vehicles use hybrid technology. A fleet of 150 cars using hybrid technology saves 1,200,000 gallons of fuel annually and REDUCES pollution and GREEN HOUSE EMISSIONS by 70%!

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