Motiv Power Systems and Creative Bus partner to build a zero emission all-electric school bus. The new Starcraft e-Quest XL will have a range of 85 mi (137 km) and be capable of a 50% charge within 2 hrs.
Demand for a faster, secure approach to reprogramming on-board control modules, particularly for safety issues, is more urgent than ever. Over-the-air technologies bring a new set of issues, says an expert at Wind River.
VLF Automotive, a partnership of industry veterans Bob Lutz and Henrik Fisker and industrialist Gilbert Villarreal, showed Force 1, a Viper-derived sports coupe, and promises delivery for June. Its V10 engine is tuned to deliver 745 hp.
The new Lexus flagship coupe, due in about a year, looks like is the Lexus LF-LC Concept from the Detroit show in 2012. That concept was meant as something of a hint at the brand’s design direction, but overwhelmingly favorable comments on the car encouraged Lexus to approve a close copy for production.
Navistar CIO Terry Kline talks about the company’s vehicle connectivity strategy and its new over-the-air reprogramming for improved uptime, which it claims is an industry-first technology for heavy trucks.
The 2016 Prius is longer, lower, and wider, and special attention was paid to the gasoline portion of the car’s gasoline-electric drivetrain with a claimed 40% thermodynamic efficiency for the Atkinson cycle 2ZR-FXE 1.8-L I4 naturally aspirated gasoline engine, a number that rivals turbodiesels.