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Toyota gives a look at its re-engineered 2016 Prius

2015-09-12
Toyota's hybrid "set the global benchmark for hybrids, but now is breaking its own boundaries with more engaging style and fun-to-drive dynamics,” said Bill Fay, Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota.
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Porsche unveils new downsized, boosted 3.0-L boxer six

2015-09-09
Porsche's all-new turbocharged flat-six engines for the 2016 911 Carrera and Carrera S are full of technology tricks for more power and fuel efficiency. Will anyone miss the unblown 3.4-L and 3.8-L units they replace?
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Searching for V2V's hidden data

2015-09-04
It’s widely predicted that vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology will be required on all vehicles due to its significant role in improving safety. These transmissions are mainly for safety, but the wealth of real-time information will undoubtedly be useful for something else.
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GHG Phase 2 regs, autonomous vehicles present challenges, opportunities

2015-09-04
Dr. Phil Stephenson, General Manager of PACCAR Technical Center, and co-chairman for the SAE 2015 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (ComVEC), discusses several major topics affecting on- and off-highway commercial vehicles, including emissions regulations, embedded software, 24-V electrification, operator assistance technologies, and cybersecurity.
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Flexible, modular robo-EV

2015-09-03
What happens when a team of software and robotics "nerds" from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence design a self-driving electric microcar?
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2016 Pentastar V6 adds new VVT, cooled EGR

2015-09-02
FCA powertrain engineers have shaved weight and increased the efficiency and power of their do-it-all V6, while preparing it for possible DI turbocharged duty in the not-so-distant future.
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Customizing, updating software gets easier

2015-09-01
Programmers are constantly finding new ways to make it simpler to alter software—whether they’re changing programs for a new vehicle or updating software in the field.
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High-strength aluminum alloys

2015-08-30
The Advanz 7000-series aluminum alloys from Novelis are designed for safety-critical components of vehicle structures.
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Lubricants for cabin noise reduction

2015-08-29
Lubricant solutions from Klüber Lubrication reduce stick-slip and eliminate cabin noise generated by vibration and friction in automobile interiors.
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Preparing for first flight on Mars

2015-08-28
With its eye on Mars, NASA Armstrong has been working on a prototype it refers to as the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or Prandtl-m.
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