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11/20/2018

Ford Media Center

Innova Partner Wins City of Tomorrow Challenge

The City of Grand Rapids announced that Innova partner Kaizen Health is the official winner of the Ford City of Tomorrow Challenge. Kaizen Health will be awarded $100,000 to fund a pilot program that will test its implementation in a real-world setting.

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10/26/2018

Chicago Inno

Illinois Launches Program to Test Driverless Cars

Illinois launched a new autonomous vehicle initiative this week as it looks to begin researching and testing the emerging technology that many other states have already embraced.

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10/26/2018

FutureStructure

Illinois Governor Signs AV Executive Order, Giving Guidance Where There Was None

Illinois is taking the first step toward putting self-driving vehicles on the road, but it may be some time before they get there.

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10/25/2018

Chicago Tribune

Founder of Innova EV talks about his autonomous car ahead of launch of statewide initiative

Roman Kuropas, founder of Innova EV, talks about his autonomous car during the launch of Autonomous Illinois, a new statewide initiative to develop a testing program for automated vehicles.

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10/25/2018

WTTW

Illinois Begins to Pave the Way for Self-Driving Cars

Chicago streets filled with cars and passengers – but no drivers – may sound like something out of the cartoon “The Jetsons,” but some suggest the technology actually has roots in Illinois’ not-so-distant past.

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1/11/2018

Chicago Inno

Where are Chicago's driverless cars?

States like California, New York, Massachusetts, Nevada, Florida, Pennsylvania and Arizona, along with nearby Midwestern states like Michigan and Ohio, are all testing driverless cars. Uber and Ford Motor Company have started testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh and Phoenix, and Lyft began giving rides in Boston in nuTonomy's self–driving electric Renault vehicles.

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12/26/2017

U.S. News & World Report

ComEd launches electric–car pilot program in Chicago

An electric utility in Illinois has launched a ride–sharing pilot program on Chicago's South Side that relies entirely on electric cars.

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12/26/2017

MSN News

ComEd's new ride–share pilot program

ComEd's new ride–share pilot program will allow senior residents access to the fully electric Innova EV Dash car for $3 per ride.

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12/26/2017

The Washington Times

ComEd launches electric–car pilot program in Chicago

The Chicago Tribune reports the service provided by ComEd in cooperation with several partners began in mid–December.

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11/22/2017

CBS Chicago

Driverless cars: promising, but bumps in the road

Sometime in the future, the cars we buy could be self–driving. I just returned from a unique research site where test vehicles are on the road. I found out what it's like to ride around in a car with no human in control.

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10/28/2017

Daily Herald

A boon if suburbs land “Amazon HQ2” but mass challenges follow success

Should Amazon choose Schaumburg or Oak Brook for its second headquarters, it would be a huge boon to the suburbs, bringing an estimated 50,000 jobs with salaries averaging close to $100,000 — creating a giant ripple effect on the local economy.

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10/25/2017

OSUAutoResearch YouTube Channel

Find out more about the Dash lab at Ohio State University's CAR West facility

Take a tour of OSU's CAR West facility, home to the Crash Imminent Safety University Transportation Center and the Automated Driving Lab.

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8/17/2017

TMA of Lake–Cook

Electric, driverless vehicles could fill the “last mile” gap

Local company Innova EV is partnering with Choose DuPage to provide “last mile” connections from the Itasca Metra Station to the Hamilton Lakes Business Park.

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7/20/2017

Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Speeding toward the future of driverless cars

Decades from now, transportation won't be steered by human hands. While you might not find driverless automobiles whizzing through the streets of Chicago today, behind the scenes, several companies are testing and implementing technology for cars to navigate their surroundings sans human input.

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6/26/2017

WGN Radio

Electric, autonomous vehicles driving college campuses (podcast)

Autonomous vehicles are becoming more of a reality with today's technology, but it's not just the big car companies like GM, Tesla and Toyota.

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6/15/2017

Crain's Chicago Business

The upstart that hopes to be first with a driverless car

From Alphabet and Uber to General Motors and Ford, companies are pedal to the metal to commercialize autonomous vehicles. There's a local entrant in this race, too: Innova EV of Burr Ridge, whose driverless electric mini–cars are zipping people around in tests right now.

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5/9/2017

WGN Radio

School closings, Chicago clocks & last–mile commute (podcast)

Roman Kuropas, the second James Tyree Award finalist, joined Steve to chat about the way he is making travel simpler through Innova EV Dash cars.

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2/8/2017

Business Review USA

Top 10 startups to watch in 2017

Innova EV has wisely jumped onto the electric car bandwagon with the eye–catching Dash, a solar–charged 100% electric vehicle, which costs absolutely nothing for fuel and produces no pollution.

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12/8/2016

Chicago Inno

Meet the 16 50 on Fire finalists in the Lifestyle category

50 on Fire is a celebration of the people and businesses that are heating up the city's innovation economy, across multiple industries.

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11/22/2016

Hamilton Partners

Dash & Hamilton Lakes transportation solution

Innova EV is based out of Burr Ridge and is excited to introduce a new pilot program in Itasca to help train riders get from the Itasca train station to Hamilton Lakes and back again. Employees enjoy a fun, affordable and seamless commute with the DASH ON DEMAND 100% electric vehicle.

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11/17/2016

WGN

Tiny cars may solve big transportation problem

Tiny cars may help solve a very big problem in transportation. “The first mile/last mile challenge” is an issue that says you can only take a bus or train so far.

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8/17/2016

The Ohio State University

SmartShuttle program receives NSF funding

Engineering professors at The Ohio State University recently won funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help advance their role in the #SmartCityColumbus initiative.

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3/28/2016

Midwest Energy News

Midwest clean energy entrepreneurs compete for $1 million prize

Self–driving electric cars, solar–powered systems for the developing world, energy–efficiency software and all–in–one home heating and cooling systems are among the entrants that will square off at the sixth Clean Energy Challenge in Chicago on April 12.

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2/18/2016

HazelBlog

10 green technology startups that could be stars in 2017

Innova EV is a company focused on 100% green transportation on college campuses and surrounding towns.

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10/19/2015

PR Newswire

Innova UEV to launch the Innova EV car–share program at AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo

Innova UEV and technology partner Verizon offer administrators and sustainability leaders a unique EV car–share program that drives campus sustainability initiatives.

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7/15/2014

GCN

Electric vehicles drive IoT research at four universities

Four universities will each receive a uniquely equipped electric vehicle for research to reduce the campus's carbon footprint, foster research involving sensor data, use Internet2's advanced technologies and broaden understanding of the Internet of Things.

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7/7/2014

Next Pittsburgh

Exceedingly smart Innova Dash tested at Pitt. It's the Internet of Everything.

The University of Pittsburgh is one of four campuses in the country selected to test the Innova Dash, a smiling, electric smart mobile that will power up the biggest hills on campus with unprecedented connectivity.

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6/27/2014

Rocky Mountain Collegian

Researching on the go with new electric cars at CSU

Colorado State University will soon conduct research on the go with four internet–connected, electric–powered cars awarded to the University.

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6/23/2014

University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW–Madison to receive electric “micro cars” for sustainability research

Four unique electric “micro cars” are coming to UW–Madison soon as part of a new research project that aims to reduce the university's carbon footprint, gather data and initiate more sustainability research among faculty members and students.

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6/23/2014

University of Washington

Zippy electric micro cars coming to campus for sustainability research

Don't be surprised to see four little cars zipping around campus soon. They are part of a new research project that aims to reduce the university's carbon footprint, gather data and initiate more sustainability research among faculty members and students.

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6/23/2014

University of Pittsburgh

Pitt drives electric car research

Pitt is one of four universities nationwide that, come July, will be testing the two–seat car.

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4/3/2014

Business Wire

College campuses nationwide eligible to obtain 4 electric vehicles for “Internet of Things” projects

Four college campuses will be selected through a process coordinated by Internet2 to receive four electric vehicles, for one year at no cost.

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9/3/2013

EarthTechling

Innova Dash EV more than a dressed–up golf cart

It has been awhile since we wrote anything about new low–speed electric vehicles, which are defined as “small neighborhood cars that go at speeds under 35 miles per hour.” There's now, however, a new one to report on, as debuted in the Los Angeles Times, that's called the Innova Dash.

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8/15/2013

Los Angeles Times

New urban electric vehicle ready to Dash onto the market

Most electric vehicles are best used as second cars, given their short range and long recharging times. Now comes the Innova Dash — a “third car” that lies somewhere between a golf cart and a passenger vehicle.

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