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3-D 'printed car' displayed at NAIAS

2015-01-14
Car put on display is based on electrical and mechanical components from a Renault electric vehicle "city car" simply as a proof of process. Much testing and refinement remain. Help is being provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SABIC.
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Taking hydraulics and weight out of active aerodynamics

2015-01-22
Hydraulics out, electric in, is the philosophy of automotive design and development specialist MarchantCain. The company, which developed the underbody diffuser for the Porsche 918 Spyder, is now also developing fresh active aerodynamic systems.
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High-performance Otto-to-Atkinson V8 edition of Lexus GS introduced at NAIAS

2015-01-20
GS-F is Lexus' newest sports sedan in its F lineup. The vehicle also features innovative torque vectoring differential with three modes, shock absorbers that have underhood manual-turn firmness adjustment, and bright orange 6-piston front calipers as an external styling performance treatment.
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Fuel efficiency SUV notches 10 mpg improvement vs. baseline vehicle

2015-01-13
A demonstrator SUV has achieved a 35 mpg combined city/highway rating following a phase-two technology retrofit. Schaeffler's fuel efficiency demonstrator is based on a 2013 Ford Escape with a 24 mpg combined mileage rating when production-attired in AWD, a 2.0-L EcoBoost engine, and a six-speed automatic transaxle.
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Shelby Cobra puts sporty face on 3-D printing technology

2015-01-16
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) had its latest 3-D printing technology at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, showing off a replica of a classic Shelby Cobra made via the rapidly propagating technology.
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Ford aims 2017 GT supercar at the street and Le Mans

2015-01-15
The GT will be produced as a production street car and will also serve as a new GT-class racecar platform for Ford's 2016 return to the 24 Hours of LeMans. The automaker also debuted new editions of the Raptor high-performance pickup and an R version of the recently introduced Shelby Mustang GT350.
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Johnson Controls unveils new start-stop battery system

2015-01-12
An advanced start-stop system using two different battery chemistries is now in the prototype phase, Johnson Controls officials announced during the first media day at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
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Quick infotainment start-up

2015-01-19
OpenSynergy releases its Fast-boot Android solution to decrease time-to-market for HMI products and to shorten start-up delays for drivers.
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Infotainment at CES shows rapid evolution

2015-01-22
Systems are evolving rapidly, with chips that shrink radios, systems that isolate sound zones for individuals, and software that makes it easier to link smart phones to vehicles.
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Cross Coupé GTE previews seven-seat SUV from VW Chattanooga

2015-01-14
The plug-in hybrid concept “is the ambassador of a new design language developed by Volkswagen for the U.S." said Klaus Bischoff, VW Chief Designer. At its Chattanooga plant, VW will produce a version of it in 2016, followed by a long-wheelbase Tiguan in 2017.
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