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Australian researchers use solar energy materials to detect air pollutants

Credit: RÜŞTÜ BOZKUŞ from Pixabay Concept: Researchers from Australia’s ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ARC) have discovered a new method that uses solar energy to detect harmful pollutants in the surrounding atmosphere. This can lead to more efficient and sustainable methods of tracking pollutants and protecting biodiversity and human health. Nature of Disruption: …

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University of delaware uses catalytic hydrocracking for hard-to-recycle plastics

Credit: Pixabay Concept: The Center for Plastics Innovation (CPI) of the University of Delaware (UD) has formulated a direct approach to convert single-use plastic waste into ready-to-use molecules for jet fuels, diesel, and other lubricants. UD researchers used a chemical method ‘catalytic hydrocracking’ to break down polyolefins, a type of plastic that is difficult-to-recycle. Nature …

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SK telecom unveils 5G-powered augmented reality app for tourists

Credit: Wynn Pointaux from Pixabay Concept: South Korean telco SK Telecom in collaboration with the country’s Cultural Heritage Administration has launched ‘Changdeok ARirang,’ an augmented reality (AR) smartphone app based on 5G edge cloud. The app allows tourists to view Changdeokgung Palace with an immersive experience. It was developed in partnership with Google, UK’s animation …

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Lindsay unveils cloud-based remote asset monitoring platform

Credit: Pete Linforth from Pixabay Concept: Lindsay has rolled out a cloud-based remote asset monitoring platform RoadConnect for the transportation industry. The platform provides Departments of Transportation (DOTs) with a single-source solution for maintaining and monitoring key road and highway assets such as crash cushions, guardrails, end terminals, utility poles and bridge structures virtually. Nature …

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Lear names strategy chief – Just Auto

Lear Corporation has named Alicia Davis chief strategy officer. She heads a central strategy organisation that works with two business segments on company-wide strategic planning, large-scale strategic initiatives, value-enhancing M&A and early-stage automotive technology investment. “The automotive industry is undergoing a historic transformation and this presents tremendous opportunity for Lear,” said president and CEO Ray …

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Audi talks to traffic light poles, ‘pingdemic’ chaos, Mercedes updates EV plans – the week – Just Auto

If traffic lights are properly synchronised, TLI can help drivers “ride a green wave” Connectivity articles always interest Just Auto readers. Case in point: news of Audi claiming to have been first with ‘in-vehicle technology’ called TLI which communicates between vehicles and traffic signals to provide time to green, green light optimised speed advisories and …

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Tesla’s bold move to open its Supercharger network to other EVs – Just Auto

Musk shocks industry with news Tesla will open its Supercharger network to other EVsTesla is the current de facto leader in the premium electric vehicle space, but its desirable range of vehicles isn’t the only reason EV buyers are flocking to the brand. Among the many jewels in the company’s crown is its Supercharger network …

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Hankook tyres fitted as OE to VW’s ID.4 – Just Auto

Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 ev tyres, developed specifically for electric cars, will come as original equipment on the Volkswagen ID.4. Hankook Tire says it is expanding its original equipment business for the supply of tyres for electric vehicles to include the ID.4, Volkswagen’s first e-SUV. To meet the requirements of this drive technology, the …

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Volvo Cars reports record six-month performance in H1 2021 – Just Auto

Volvo Cars UK has widened the XC40 Recharge range for online subscription Geely-owned Volvo Cars has reported the best half-year results in terms of sales and operating profit in its 94-year history. The company achieved a revenue of 141 billion SEK, up 26 per cent, driven by strong demand and positive mix effects, with higher …

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