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The Highway Of The Future Might Someday Start In Georgia

By Betty Joita
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Georgia, somewhere to the edge of Alabama. That is where the living laboratory for the highways of the future might come to be, thanks to the Ray C.

Georgia is paving the way for a high-tech, sustainable highway

By John R. Quain
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If you want to see what the highway of the future might look like, then you only need to drive down to Georgia.

The Next-Generation Logistics Network

Take a closer look at how UPS is bringing the global smart logistics network to life.
Blog

In 2017, UPS aligned its technology and engineering functions into one organization and named Juan Perez its Chief Information and Engineering Officer.

Perez leads a team of UPS engineers and IT professionals who are laser-focused on building the company’s smart logistics network of the future.

Read his thoughts below on how innovation and sustainability became part of the UPS DNA.

Schools, Parks, Beaches to Get EV Charging Stations

SCE’s pilot program would add approximately 370 charge ports over two years.
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Southern California Edison is seeking state approval for a two-year pilot program to add hundreds of new electric vehicle charging stations at schools and state recreation area parking lots.

How The Ray Is Building a Greener Highway

An environmental experiment along 18 miles of Georgia highway helps bring eco-friendly technology to pavement across the country.
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The Ray, an environmental experiment along 18 miles of Georgia highway helps bring eco-friendly technology to pavement across the country.

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The Ray, an environmental experiment along 18 miles of Georgia highway helps bring eco-friendly technology to pavement across the country.

Electrification Project by Duke Energy and Golden State Foods to Save Fuel and Lower Emissions

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  • Garner distribution center to host truck electrification facility in Wake County, North Carolina
  • Project to save roughly 80,000 gallons of fuel a year
Press Release
  • Garner distribution center to host truck electrification facility in Wake County, North Carolina
  • Project to save roughly 80,000 gallons of fuel a year

Michigan Utilities Look to Lower Rates Through EV Time of Use Charging

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Michigan is moving ahead of other Midwest states as its two largest utilities propose a combined $20.5 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure.

A key aspect to the three-year plans from DTE Energy and Consumers Energy is incentivizing EV drivers to charge at home during off-peak hours at night. With preliminary data so far, the utilities say that with more customers driving EVs, program incentives could drive down rates for all customers by millions of dollars.

Booz Allen Interns Apply Data Analytics to Enhance Traffic Safety

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More than 40,000 people die each year in the U.S. in traffic collisions—whether driving, bicycling, walking, using a wheelchair, or riding transit. The Vision Zero strategy is working to change that. By mapping traffic corridors where high numbers of people are killed or injured—called a high injury network (HIN)—communities can help reduce cycling and pedestrian deaths.

'The Ray': The Smartest Road in the U.S. Is Hidden Away in Rural Georgia

By Vineeth Joel Patel
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The Ray is a nonprofit foundation that is looking to make transportation safer and cleaner in the United States, one small patch of road at a time. We got a look at The Ray and the foundation's work during a press trip with automaker Kia. The South Korean automaker has a large presence in Georgia.

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The Ray is a nonprofit foundation that is looking to make transportation safer and cleaner in the United States, one small patch of road at a time. We got a look at The Ray and the foundation's work during a press trip with automaker Kia. The South Korean automaker has a large presence in Georgia.

UPS to Test New Electric Vehicle

Initiative supports continued strategic electrification of UPS global fleet
Press Release

ATLANTA, July 31, 2018 /3BL Media/  UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a collaboration with Thor Trucks, Inc. to develop and test a fully-electric class 6 delivery truck in Los Angeles, Calif. The truck is expected to be ready for deployment later this year.

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