Archive for January 17th, 2011

Japanese ZMP Unveils Robotic Electric Vehicle

January 17th, 2011

ZMP, a Japanese carmaker, said it will start producing a single-seater electric robotic vehicle, dubbed RoBoCar.

The eco-friendly vehicle is equipped with a series of sensors, including an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), speed sensor and laser range finders.

In addition, the RoBoCar features a newly developed autonomous system. The latter makes it possible for the onboard computer to move the car without the driver. » Read more: Japanese ZMP Unveils Robotic Electric Vehicle

18-Passenger E-Shuttle Bus from American Electric Vehicles

January 17th, 2011

American Electric Vehicles (AEV), a company with headquarters in Colorado, has produced an e-Shuttle bus.

The firm designed and built its 18-passenger electric shuttle bus and hopes to sell it in China and India.

The company’s co-founder Dr. Dan Rivers is also the founder of Compact Power Inc., a company that focuses on the production of lithium-ion batteries.

Thus, the latest creation of Rivers and his team will surely have one of the most efficient batteries possible. » Read more: 18-Passenger E-Shuttle Bus from American Electric Vehicles