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2013-01-16
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In what they term a "strategic partnership," bearing maker SKF will provide "critical components" to Protean Electric for the latter's in-wheel electric drive technology. The five-year agreement also calls for the companies to "look at additional new areas of collaboration for the hybrid and electric vehicle market."
2013-01-15
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Satisfaction with factory-installed navigation systems among car owners fell while the number of owners using a nav app on their smartphone in the vehicle rose over the course of a year, according to J.D.
2013-01-15
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The concept provides clear indications about what the next Murano will look like, according to Andy Palmer, Vice President of Global Product Planning, Nissan.
2013-01-15
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Americans' appetite for diesel power is growing fastest in crossover utility vehicles from Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and VW, while those OEMs increase their hybrid and alt-fuel offerings as well.
2013-01-15
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Ford's Atlas pickup concept, unveiled at the 2013 Detroit auto show, features active wheel shutters and an active front air dam among other technologies aimed boosting fuel efficiency in the next-gen F-Series.
2013-01-15
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An ICE-powered concept vehicle bundles various Schaeffler technologies to net a 15% reduction in fuel consumption.
2013-01-15
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The HCD-14 Genesis concept, revealed at the NAIAS in Detroit, is the “spiritual guide” for all of the Korean automaker’s future premium vehicles, said John Krafcik, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.
2013-01-15
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Coining a British term that describes well-tailored attire, the Bespoke interior concept represents Johnson Controls' design pitch for a premium vehicle.
2013-01-15
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Over the next four years, Denso will invest almost $1 billion in North America, more than three-quarters of which will be spent on U.S. facilities and capabilities. The investment is part of a strategy announced by the Japan-headquartered company last year to "drastically localize" production throughout the world.
2013-01-15
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The Furia Concept strongly hints at what to expect in forthcoming Corolla models, as early as later this year.
2013-01-15
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Both powertrains will be offered with rear-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, and both are matched with a seven-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.
2013-01-14
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Upgraded dozers feature new engine technologies to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim while maintaining high power ratings. The new dozers have increased productivity, new operator-specific features, and offer 89- or 105-hp (66- or 78-kW) at 2200 rpm.
2013-01-14
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The C7, which enters production in 3Q13, boasts an all-new aluminum chassis/passenger cell structure that is 57% stiffer in torsion and 99 lb (45 kg) lighter than the previous C6 steel-and-aluminum structure.
2013-01-11
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The number of patents and patent applications related to automotive alternative powertrains has increased dramatically in the past few years, according to a report by Thomson Reuters. Published patent applications and granted patents for alt-powered vehicles totaled 22,255 in 2011, the last year for which figures were available.
2013-01-11
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Visteon Corp. and its longtime Korean affiliate Halla Climate Control Corp. have signed an agreement under which the latter will purchase most of the former's climate-control business to create the world's second largest supplier of automotive climate-control components and systems.
2013-01-11
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Capacitive switches, paddle shifters, TFT displays, and Sport and Eco driving modes are among the many technology features of the fourth-generation Avalon. The car was engineered for much sportier driving compared to its predecessor.
2013-01-11
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For its latest Avalon program, Toyota gave unprecedented development direction to its U.S. engineering team. Their boss Randy Stephens reveals the agenda.
2013-01-11
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Vecdor Nano-Clear from Nanovere Technologies is wipe-on clear nanocoating that offers the ability to permanently restore original color, gloss, and surface hardness back into oxidized textured plastics, highly oxidized fiberglass, and highly oxidized paint surfaces while reducing surface maintenance by 60%, claims Nanovere.
2013-01-11
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Fuel economy in the U.S. increased from 22.3 mpg in 2011 to 23.1 mpg in 2012, according to a report by automotive pricing and analysis company TrueCar. It says the increase of 0.8 mpg translates into a reduction in fuel consumption of 348 million gal (1.3 trillion L) and savings at the pump of about $1.2 billion.
2013-01-10
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MESSRING Systembau’s compact impact simulator (CIS) is designed to test vehicle components, such as safety belts, airbags, seats, or roof carriers, effectively, precisely, and reproducibly within a relatively small floor space without requiring a complete crash test facility.
2013-01-10
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Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is set to eclipse the airbag, antilock brakes, and even electronic stability control as one of the most significant developments in automotive safety, believes Andrew Miller, Research Director at Thatcham Research in the U.K.
2013-01-10
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Xtrac's fuel-saving hybrid automated manual transmission is lighter and smaller than dual-clutch designs, while providing more driver involvement for supercars.
2013-01-09
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Turning a hybrid into a plug-in hybrid takes a lot more development than simply adding cells to the battery pack, reflashing the controller, and installing a charging system. Here is insight into how Ford created its hybrid 2013 C-Max and its PEHV cousin, the C-Max Energi.
2013-01-08
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Cars being driven on battery power represent a danger to pedestrians—especially the blind and visually impaired—because the vehicles produce no engine noise. To mitigate that danger, NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) will require that electrified vehicles emit sound at low speed (less than 18 mph).
2013-01-07
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An Integrated Climate System Module is the prime design driver for Visteon's e-Bee concept, a vehicle interior vision for the year 2020.
2013-01-04
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Arnite PET XL-T, the thermally conductive thermoplastic polyester from DSM Engineering Plastics, offers automotive electronics developers and designers a solution in overcoming heat management issues in such components as fog lamp housings, lens holders, and adaptive forward lighting frames.
2013-01-04
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Cost remains the most significant challenge to overcome for composites to be more widely deployed in high-volume vehicles, according to a recent poll posted on AEI Online. Repairability was second, manufacturing/assembly third.
2013-01-03
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The Ford urban delivery vehicle gets a six-speed automatic, electric power steering, a 1.6-L EcoBoost that offers 30-mpg highway fuel economy, and a 2.5-L four that can be prepped for CNG and LPG. Short- and long-wheelbase models, as with minivan versions announced earlier, will be offered.
2013-01-03
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Annual global sales of electrified vehicles will reach 3.8 million by 2020, Pike Research forecasts in a new report. The company, part of Navigant's Energy Practice, projects the compound annual growth rate for hybrid vehicles at 6% for the remainder of the decade.
2013-01-03
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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is expressing gratitude to the U.S. Congress for including extensions and modifications of the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Credit and the Special Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property in final passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
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