Technology News for August 25 2017

PwC Enterprise Insights Technology in Action: SAP Analytics and Continuous Controls Monitoring

Learn more at PwC.com – http://pwc.to/2lj1vsI Zachary Leahan from PwC’s Enterprise Systems Solutions practice discusses contiguous control monitoring and …

Mazda announces breakthrough in long-coveted engine technology

TOKYO – Mazda Motor Corp said it would become the world’s first automaker to commercialize a much more efficient petrol engine using technology that deep-pocketed rivals have been trying to engineer for decades, a twist in an industry increasingly going electric. The new compression ignition engine is 20 percent to 30 percent more fuel efficient than the Japanese automaker’s current engines and uses a technology that has eluded the likes of Daimler AG and General Motors Co. Mazda, with a research and development budget a fraction of those of major peers, said it plans to sell cars with the new engine from 2019. “It’s a major breakthrough,” said Ryoji Miyashita, chairman of automotive engineering company AEMSS Inc. The announcement places traditional engines at the center of Mazda’s strategy and comes just days after Mazda said it will work with Toyota Motor Corp to develop electric vehicles and build a $1.6 billion U.S. assembly plant. “We think it is an imperative and fundamental job for us to pursue the ideal internal combustion engine,” Mazda R&D head Kiyoshi Fujiwara told reporters. “Electrification is necessary but… the internal combustion engine should come first.” A homogeneous charge compression ignition engine ignites petrol through compression, eliminating spark plugs. Its fuel economy potentially matches that of a diesel engine without high emissions of nitrogen oxides or sooty particulates. Mazda’s engine employs spark plugs under certain conditions, such as at low temperatures, to overcome technical hurdles that have hampered commercialization of the technology. Executive Vice President Akira Marumoto called Mazda’s engine technology the automaker’s “Heart”. The engine is called SKYACTIV-X and Mazda had no plans to supply the engine to other carmakers, Marumoto said. AEMSS’ Miyashita said a key issue would be how smooth and responsive the engine is. “Hopefully Mazda has an answer to that question.” Mazda also said it would introduce electric vehicles and electric technology in its cars from 2019, focusing on markets that restrict the sale of certain vehicles to limit air pollution or that provide clean sources of electricity. Mazda’s announced its petrol-engine technology breakthrough on the same day that shares in Japan’s GS Yuasa Corp surged after a newspaper reported that it would start producing a lithium battery that would double the range of electric cars as early as 2020.
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The Impact of Education Technology on Student Achievement

3 The Impact of Education Technology on Student Achievement: What the Most Current Research Has to Say Legislators, governors and other policymakers each year make …
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Business Technology Association

Business Equipment Quota Index (BEQI) Buyers Lab Dealer Products & Services; Channel’s Choice Report; Industry Analysts; InfoTrends Dealer Vertical Market Opportunity
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Georgia Tech Library

Georgia Tech Library. My Accounts Contact Us Feedback. SEARCH RESEARCH TOOLS. Library Catalog; Find Databases; eJournals; Course Reserves; Research Guides; Library …
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New Energy Technology Investments

The mission of Constellation Technology Ventures is to drive innovation through Exelon by investing in venture stage energy technology companies that can provide new solutions to Exelon and its customers. Be a leader among diversified energy companies in the funding of innovative energy solutions;. Engage with technology companies that have the potential to complement or disrupt Exelon’s core businesses, thereby unlocking commercial growth opportunities for innovative startups while positioning Exelon to be a technology-forward energy partner to its customers;. Create future business opportunities in emerging energy markets. CTV adds value to its portfolio companies beyond its capital investment by actively working with company leadership to deploy the company’s products via Exelon’s commercial platform. CTV invests across the energy technology landscape and in companies at various stages of development. Initial investment size generally ranges between $1M and $10M..
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