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Nissan North America relied on NASA technology to develop Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM), a platform for managing fleets of autonomous vehicles. At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Nissan announced further R&D collaboration with NASA. Video courtesy of Nissan. For the full story, click here.

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Va. City to Keep EVs Following V2X Pilot

The City of Danville, Va., is permanently adding four electric vehicles to its fleet thanks to a donation from bi-directional EV charging startup Fermata Energy.

Battery Breakthrough Could Triple EV Range

New research at the University of Waterloo in Canada could lead to the development of batteries with triple the range of current battery technology for electric vehicles.

Buckling Up in Back

A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that many rear-seat passengers don't bother to wear seat belts on every trip. It's a decision that compromises the safety of everyone in the vehicle. Video courtesy of IIHS. For a related safety tip, click here.

How Do Distracted Drivers Physically Respond?

Texting while driving is much riskier than driving while emotionally upset or daydreaming, according to a new study from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Trump’s Budget Slashes Vehicle Technology Funding

President Trump’s 2018 proposed budget slashes the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology program funding, reducing it by nearly 74%. The cuts include terminating funding for the Clean Cities program.

Global NGV Sales to Grow to 3.9 Million by 2025

Growth in adoption of natural gas vehicles has been slower than previously anticipated, mostly due to drops in oil prices, as well as lower costs and increased capacity of batteries for electrified vehicles.