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Toyota Tacoma Redesigned into All-Terrain Expedition Vehicle with Carbon Fiber Monocoque

Truckhouse’s BCT is a Toyota Tacoma reimagined into a mid-sized expedition vehicle composed of a carbon fiber reinforced house and featuring off-road specs. The BCT is self-contained. In the past, due to the Tacoma’s midsize payload, to convert the popular truck to a camper, choices were limited to pop-up camper toppers or tents. A single-piece…

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High-Tech Roads Include Solar Panels to Fuel EV Charging Stations

Unchartered Power in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. is providing clean energy for electric vehicles (EV) in a whole new way.  In the city’s Innovation District, solar power panels are being embedded into a roadway designed of fiber-reinforced polymer pavers. The pavers are built with electricity and computing technology within, and the solar panels will generate the electricity…

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Lightweight Distributed Propulsion Hybrid Aircraft Moves Closer to Take-Off

With support from France’s CORAC civil aviation research council, Daher, Safran, and Airbus are designing a lightweight distributed propulsion hybrid aircraft demonstrator, the EcoPulse™.  Developed on a Daher light aircraft platform using Daher’s extensive experience in composites, the aircraft recently passed its Preliminary Design Review, confirming the hybrid distributed propulsion system’s safety and compatibility with…