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Package Station on Four Wheels

When the courier no longer needs to ring the bell: start of the beta test in Stuttgart, to be followed by other large cities  – smart is ready for car boot deliveries.
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A click suffices, and the object of our desire lands in the virtual shopping basket: a pair of new shoes, the new printer, the new wide-angle lens for the camera. Online shopping is very fast nowadays, and in many cases the entire ordering and payment process is completed in a few seconds. But directly after the immediately appearing, onscreen order confirmation, the waiting starts for the customer – waiting for the parcel delivery.

Industrial Robots Are Learning to Save Energy

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In the EU project AREUS, researchers and engineers have developed the components of an energy-efficient automobile production system of the future. Basically, the idea is to have a direct-current network supply robots with “green” electricity, some of which is subsequently recovered and temporarily stored. Digital measurement technology and intelligent networking will ensure that the industrial smart grid operates flexibly and reliably.

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In the EU project AREUS, researchers and engineers have developed the components of an energy-efficient automobile production system of the future. Basically, the idea is to have a direct-current network supply robots with “green” electricity, some of which is subsequently recovered and temporarily stored. Digital measurement technology and intelligent networking will ensure that the industrial smart grid operates flexibly and reliably.

Tetra Tech’s 50th Anniversary Global Clean Water Fund Helps Communities Around the World

Partnering with Engineers Without Borders organizations to provide clean, safe water supplies
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Clean, safe water is essential to life. Yet many communities around the world do not have reliable access to water. Tetra Tech’s 50th Anniversary Global Clean Water Fund helps meet this vital need.

Windsor Assembly Plant Launches Production of Industry’s First-ever Hybrid Minivan

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  • All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, industry’s first electrified minivan, rolled off the line on Dec. 1, 2016
  • Windsor plant brings 33 years of minivan production expertise to this class-exclusive vehicle
  • Pacifica Hybrid launch expands segment leadership for FCA US
  • Vehicle earns EPA rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe), 33 miles of all-electric range and 566 miles of total range
  • Company invested $744 million USD (over $1 billion CAD*) to upgrade Windsor plant
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  • All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, industry’s first electrified minivan, rolled off the line on Dec. 1, 2016
  • Windsor plant brings 33 years of minivan production expertise to this class-exclusive vehicle
  • Pacifica Hybrid launch expands segment leadership for FCA US
  • Vehicle earns EPA rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe), 33 miles of all-electric range and 566 miles of total range
  • Company invested $744 million USD (over $1 billion CAD*) to upgrade Windsor plant

USAID Awards Tetra Tech $10 Million Contract for Endangered Species Protection in Vietnam

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Pasadena, Calif. December 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Company a $10 million, single-award contract to reduce wildlife crime on endangered and threatened species in Vietnam.

Microgrids Should Be a Key Element in Power Grid Modernization

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Modernization of the U.S. power grid will not only require replacement of old components with new ones, it will also need to account for larger amounts of renewable energy and distributed generation. This movement is causing utilities to consider microgrids as a part of the solution. 

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter | November 2016

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The Ray Launches a New Website
What if we reimagine the way we connect our communities, our lives and our world? That’s the question we’re asking about 18 miles of I-85 – the stretch of interstate that connects Ray Anderson’s hometown of West Point, Ga. and the birthplace of his company Interface, LaGrange, Ga. We have a vision to make The Ray the most sustainable highway in the world.

Ingersoll Rand Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary of its Global Climate Commitment, Makes Sizeable Advances to Meet Targets

Progress includes industry leadership in solving long-term climate challenges and reductions in GHG emissions of its products, operations
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SWORDS, Ireland, November 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In the second year of its global Climate Commitment, Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, continues to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its products and operations, while also convening industry leaders to develop long-term solutions aimed at solving global climate challenges. 

Free Webinar: How Builders Should Plan for Fire Sprinklers

If you are planning to install fire sprinklers in the homes you build, upfront decisions about the underground materials and components can save you money down the road when it comes time to construct the home.
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Hear from Melisa Rodriguez, P.E., NICET IV, about the important things to know and consider before breaking ground on a home that requires a fire sprinkler system.

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As Seen on The Guardian: University of Michigan's Mcity is Paving the Road for the Future of Transportation

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Dr Huei Peng is a university administrator who keeps a packed schedule. His days are a jumble of meetings that often cross departments; his job also requires him to facilitate introductions between his team and outside interests, sit for media interviews, meet with government officials, and otherwise champion the University of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center (MTC), where he serves as director.

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