Combined with standard stop-start, the first-ever diesel powered F-150 will be shooting for an EPA fuel economy rating that exceeds 30 mpg—the Holy Grail for full-size trucks—when it enters production later this year as a 2018 model.
Ford Motor Company plans to introduce hybrid versions of its iconic F-150 and Mustang in the U.S. by 2020, the company announced at a press conference at its Flat Rock, MI, Assembly Plant on January 3.
Piher Sensors & Controls’ hollow shaft PST-360 contactless Hall-effect magnetic sensor was designed as a reliable solution for maintaining accurate pedal position (brake, accelerator or throttle) in x-by-wire applications, which is particularly important for on-road/car racing and off-road vehicles that demand accuracy even in the face of extremely harsh conditions.
Development of advanced automotive technologies is increasingly being driven by suppliers, rather than OEMs. And megadeals worth at least $500 million that are behind a growing number of next-gen technologies may reach the highest level since before the Great Recession. That’s the view from Las Vegas, as the 2017 CES (formerly the Consumer Electronics Show) opens to over 160,000 attendees.
To downsize or not to downsize engines? That’s the question facing all OEMs. In an initial move to be more environmentally responsible, for many downsizing seemed to be thoroughly sensible. But is it? Executives have their say.