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BMW i Ventures and Al Gore-led Firm Invest $55 Million in Proterra
BMW i Ventures and Al Gore-led Firm Invest $55 Million in Proterra
Proterra, a major player in heavy-duty electric transportation, has closed a $55 million funding round with new investors BMW i Ventures and Al Gore�s Generation Investment Management. The company plans to utilize the investment to increase production ...
Emirates Team New Zealand Wins 35th America�s Cup
Emirates Team New Zealand Wins 35th America�s Cup
Last week, Emirates Team New Zealand has won the 35th America�s Cup, defeating previous winner ORACLE TEAM USA. The New Zealand team dominated the final stage of the 35th America�s Cup, winning eight races to ORACLE TEAM USA�s one race win.
Could Composites Help Save Coral in the Great Barrier Reef?
Could Composites Help Save Coral in the Great Barrier Reef?
During the National Science Foundation�s (NSF) Workshop on Additive Manufacturing for Civil Infrastructure Design, Dr. Mo Ehsani, a structural engineer and the founder of QuakeWrap, Inc., debuted a bold idea that could potentially be a sustainable solu...
Volocopter, World�s first Certified Multicopter, Takes Flight in Dubai
Volocopter, World�s first Certified Multicopter, Takes Flight in Dubai
Last week, the Volocopter VC200, the world�s first certified multicopter created by German firm e-volo, took to the skies in Dubai for the first time in an unmanned flight. The Volocopter is a personal, two-seat, all-electric 18-rotor vehicle. The Volo...
Audi A8 Will Feature Carbon Core Technology Similar to BMW
Audi A8 Will Feature Carbon Core Technology Similar to BMW
For the next generation of the A8, Audi is employing a mix of four materials � CFRP composites, aluminum, steel and magnesium, in the body structure, known as the Audi Space Frame (ASF). While most of the car will be made of different alloys, carbon fi...
Ford Files Patent for New Composite Cylinder Head
Ford Files Patent for New Composite Cylinder Head
Last week, Ford filed a patent for a new type of composite cylinder head design that could reduce weight, slash manufacturing costs and save money on raw materials. The company�s new �Hybrid Composite Cylinder Head� would be made up mostly of a polymer...