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Connectivity a core pillar at Navistar

2016-01-11
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.
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Prius is re-engineered on Toyota New Global Architecture

2016-01-11
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.
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Hybrid variety in off-highway

2016-01-08
Perhaps the most interesting point about hybrids in the off-highway market is the sheer variety of architectures and energy storage choices.
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HMIs offer something for everyone

2016-01-08
Equipment buyers typically focus on factors like horsepower and lifting capability, but human-machine interfaces may be the most important factor for off-highway vehicle operators.
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CES rollouts extend connectivity, app integration

2016-01-06
The tightening links between autos and consumer electronics were in evidence at the Consumer Electronics Show as several automakers and suppliers unveiled infotainment technologies. Connectivity and simplified app integration technologies were among the many transportation offerings at the monstrous show.
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BUDD-e concept forecasts what VW zero-emission van could be in 2019

2016-01-06
At the 2016 CES in Las Vegas, Volkswagen provided a glimpse into its electric future with an all-electric BUDD-e minivan concept. It would be the first model based on a new company "technology matrix" for electric vehicles called MEB, short for Modular Electric Drive Kit.
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Faraday Future unveils exotic “testbed” for new range of EVs

2016-01-05
Called the FFZero1, the exotically styled, carbon-fiber-bodied machine—a “high performance electric dream car,” as it was presented to the audience—features interesting battery-pack design and capability to package one to four electric traction motors, delivering up to 1000 hp (746 kW) to two or four drive wheels, depending on configuration.
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