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    Google Maps adds real-time public transit updates [w/video]
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    Starting today, Google Maps for mobile and desktop applications can alert you when your chosen form of public transportation is on time or, more likely, running way behind schedule. Google has partnered with transit agencies to integrate its live updates in four U.S. cities: Boston, Portland, ...

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    U.S. DOE, Google hitch up for electric vehicles
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    Last week, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the availability of $5 million in additional funds to support community-based efforts aimed at advancing the deployment of electric vehicle infrastructure and charging stations. In addition, Chu outlined the DOE's tie up with Google. The ...

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    Google Maps adds electric vehicle charging stations
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    Last week and without much fanfare, Google added plug-in vehicle charging station locations to its U.S. mapping service. In a blog post on March 9th, the Internet search giant said that it had teamed up with the U.S. government's National Renewable Energy Laboratory to display chargers listed on ...

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    OnStar taps Google Maps for Chevy Volt navigation
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    Back in January, General Motors announced that OnStar would release a smartphone app to be used in conjunction with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. The app allows owners to keep track of charge status, remotely lock and unlock the vehicle, along with providing diagnostic reports and a host of other ...

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    Travel the globe in search of energy sources with GM's new Google Earth app
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    From time to time, we've been known to ponder some stuff that non-greenies would have no interest in, but that's what happens when a passion for all things green takes over. For example, we've always thought that a great Google Earth app would be one that shows automotive plants across the globe, ...

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    Avoid traffic and save fuel - Google Maps now shows you the traffic to avoid
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    There's nothing worse than sitting in traffic, especially knowing that your vehicle, and all those around you, are contributing to carbon emissions while achieving next to nothing in terms of useful work. The ideal situation of course is to avoid the traffic jams in the first place and most modern ...

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