Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China with SAIC Motor subsidiary

To expand its global electrified powertrain offerings and strengthen its local footprint in China, Magna has Magna’s Highly Integrated eDrive System LOW is a 76 kW (peak) unit designed for HEV and small EV applications. The offset architecture contains an ASM or PSM eMotor and an integrated high voltage inverter. Magna also produces the eDrive MID with gearbox (140 kW peak) and eDrive HIGH (253 kW peak). Click to enlarge. The new-energy vehicle (NEV) market will continue to grow at a rapid speed Read more [...]

Interior Secretary Recommendations on National Monuments Remain Secret

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that none of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration should be eliminated, but is not releasing publicly his recommendations for how many acres should be removed from protection. The agency released a draft summary today that gave no information about which monuments would be affected or how extensively they might be changed, but did say that in some monuments, “boundaries could not be supported by science or reasons of practical Read more [...]

Coming soon . . .

If you’ve been following my posts here at the Transparent Language French Blob, then you already know that I like movies and the French comic books called BDs. Later this year, I’m going to get served a double-header when Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets* hits theaters. This article, Coming soon . . ., first appeared on French Language Blog. Read more [...]

Announcing scholarship for refugees

Wheaton College President Dennis M. Hanno announced on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, that the private liberal arts college in Norton, Massachusetts, will offer a full scholarship to a refugee fleeing conflict in their country, and he called on other colleges and universities to join the effort. “Wheaton is a global institution that is dedicated to improving the world by advancing knowledge and sharing it,” said President Hanno, in announcing the initiative. “The current executive order on immigration Read more [...]

Chinese firm invests $27M with U of Michigan to advance autonomous vehicle research and development

Frontt Capital Management Ltd, a Shenzhen-based investment firm focused on developing the intelligent vehicle industry in China, is making a $27-million investment to advance autonomous, connected vehicles and robotic technologies with the University of Michigan, along with industry and government partners. Under the terms of a memorandum of understanding signed between Frontt and U-M, the funding will establish a Joint Research Center for Intelligent Vehicles at U-M to support faculty projects Read more [...]

Aussie, Yen Poised for Big Moves in Asia

Aussie, Yen – Poised for Big Moves in Asia Daily FX Market Roundup 08.01.16 We’ve had a quiet start to a busy trading week for the currency market. The U.S. dollar moved higher against most major currencies despite a weaker than expected ISM manufacturing index and surprise drop in construction spending. Instead investors latched onto comments from Fed President Kaplan who said a September hike “is very much on the table” if data supports it. While Kaplan is not a voting member of the Read more [...]

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