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2008-08-04
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Two utility companies, Southern California Edison and DTE Energy, have joined a private-public group focused on delivering plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and other next-generation propulsion technologies to the marketplace.
2008-08-04
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A new service from OnStar allows stolen cars to be slowed via satellite and police intervention, lessening the chances of dangerous high-speed pursuits.
2008-08-04
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Efforts to set up a national network to let vehicles communicate with each other and with roadside stations are continuing. Highway tests for the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration system are finishing, and techniques for funding production networks are beginning to take shape.
2008-08-01
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Integrating heated-cooled seat with vehicle HVAC system saves electrical energy and compressor work.
2008-08-01
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Flexible manufacturing systems are widely established across the motor industry, but installed equipment may not be easily adapted to new or updated models. At the Nissan plant at Sunderland in the U.K., a new mechanical centralizer was put into place for automated glass installation on the latest Micra and Note models.
2008-08-01
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Autoliv Inc. has agreed to acquire the automotive radar-sensors business of Tyco Electronics Ltd. for $42 million. The Tyco unit designs and manufactures­ active radar proximity and attribute sensor systems used in vehicle driver assist and safety applications for the global automotive market.
2008-08-01
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The Hyundai brand is not one that would come to mind when the subject is a highly rigid body in a sports sedan for the entry-luxury market. However, the new rear-drive Genesis, Hyundai's first model to compete in that class, was benchmarked against the competition it would be facing and against cars with which it would like to be compared.
2008-08-01
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With only 3.8 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) reported by consumers, Trim Masters Inc. tops J.D. Power and Associates' recent seat quality survey. Rounding out the top 10 were, in order: NKH Sring Co.
2008-08-01
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FlexRay is inching forward, with more vehicles moving into production and a growing infrastructure. However, the high-speed network is still on a very slow ramp up due in part to its complexity.
2008-08-01
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When founded in 1999 with 13 Bosch employees under the initial name of Asset GmbH, the start-up company focused on Bosch gasoline system applications for vehicle makers such as Ferrari. Today the focus "is on anything that moves," says Bernhard Bihr, Managing Director of the engineering service company.
2008-07-30
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Lamborghini is using automotive coating specialist Zircotec’s new thermal barrier for its Reventón model. The new plasma-sprayed Diamond Black coating is applied to the exhaust and inhibits heat transfer from the tailpipe, protecting heat-sensitive components from damage.
2008-07-29
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A supplier of automotive leather has facilities in numerous locales around the world.
2008-07-29
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High fuel prices may force Congress to add dollars to the automotive research budget of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for fiscal 2009.
2008-07-29
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When Renault revealed its Laguna Coupe concept, it was clear that it was a potentially serious production design. Now, the company has announced the production version and stated that it will make its first public appearance in September.
2008-07-29
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There is usually a crazy concept at most international motor shows but Toyota has cleverly dubbed its latest concept the Aygo Crazy. Based loosely on the front-engined Aygo hatchback built in the Czech Republic, it is a fully operational vehicle and acts as a technology demonstrator – although not with production in mind.
2008-07-28
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The company announced last year that its diesel-hybrid program was going ahead and it invited AEI to drive early prototype vehicles using parallel hybrid systems. But costs of diesel-hybrid technology have always been a very difficult hurdle, and the challenge continues.
2008-07-28
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The strengthening link with VW will expand Porsche’s potential. At present, Wolfgang Dürheimer, the company’s Executive Vice President, Research and Development is not saying too much about it, although he did allude to VW’s diesel capability when questioned about the possibility of a diesel Porsche.
2008-07-28
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It is unusual for a Japanese concept car to be revealed at a UK motor show, but Honda did just that at the 2008 British International Motor Show in London in July when it took the wraps off a sports car study to demonstrate that low-emissions technology does not have to equal dull design.
2008-07-28
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A team of specialist engineers working under the direction of Jost Capito, Ford of Europe Performance Vehicles’ Line Director, created the new Focus RS that made its public debut at the 2008 British International Motor Show in London in July.
2008-07-28
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Show stars are sometimes difficult to define, but General Motors Europe's Opel/Vauxhall Insignia was definitely one of them at the 2008 British International Motor Show opening in July. Replacing the worthy but unexceptional Vectra, GME decided to brave a sector shift and move the new Insignia toward the premium category.
2008-07-25
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The domestic U.S. automakers have nearly eliminated the productivity gap vs. the Japanese OEMs’ North American manufacturing operations, according to the 2008 Harbour Report, the industry’s annual benchmark on automotive productivity.
2008-07-25
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Automakers rely on various metrics to gauge customer satisfaction, and reports like J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study provide a snapshot of things gone wrong on new vehicles.
2008-07-22
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Based on Audi's A4/A5 modular MLP platform, the Q5 aims to link SUV and sports sedan capabilities, having a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission option and adaptive dynamics.
2008-07-22
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The long-awaited Project Eagle has been taken off Lotus’ secret list prior to the British International Motor Show.
2008-07-21
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How safe is that new (or used) vehicle? While you might think the answer should be straightforward, experts typically advocate reviewing a range of test results. But which test results give the best information?
2008-07-21
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Formula One drivers soon will grip the wheel of a racecar and go full-throttle without ever making a pitstop to refuel or get a change of tires.
2008-07-21
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A new center that accents chambers and specialized battery-cycle test and simulation equipment will provide a unique environment for developing complete high-voltage battery pack systems for hybrid-electric, plug-in hybrid-electric, and electric vehicles.
2008-07-21
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Infineon Technologies’ XC2700 family of microcontrollers with 32-bit performance allows system makers to build cost-effective electronic engine control in motorcycles, worldwide, to meet upcoming emission standards.
2008-07-21
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The QNX Aviage multimedia suite from QNX Software Systems combines the sophistication of a full-featured media player for the car with an intuitive user experience.
2008-07-15
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The company's GT-R supercar is a treasure trove of technical details, which include a modified all-wheel-drive version of the company’s Front Midship sports car platform and a new 473 hp (353 kW) twin-turbo 3.8-liter VR38 V-6 that is derived from Nissan’s acclaimed VQ engine family.
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