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2011-03-11
The European Parliament has adopted new CO2 emissions limits for light trucks and vans. The regulation passed on Feb. 15, 2011, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations.
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2011-03-11
The U.S. Department of Transportation's NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) unit has decided not to pursue a rule that would require automatic reversal systems (ARS) for power windows, and it has re-opened the comment period for its proposal to require an expanded field of view for all vehicles weighing 10,000 lb or less.
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2011-03-07
PTC has plans to establish a Research and Development Center of Excellence in Korea.  The research at the center will focus on the specific product life management (PLM) requirements of the automotive industry, including the requirement for globalization, the desire for an open PLM platform, the opportunity to optimize service operations, and the need for tighter integration between CAD, BOM, and Digital Mock-Up for rapidly changing vehicle configurations.
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2011-03-07
Jaguar Land Rover and Dassault Systèmes have entered a partnership that formalizes future cooperation and collaboration. The agreement, signed by Dassault Systèmes President and CEO Bernard Charlès and Jaguar Land Rover CEO Dr.
Article
2011-02-25
According to a new study from ABI Research, lower costs will increase the amount of vehicles with pedestrian detection systems. “We project that by 2016 the lower costs will play a big part in increasing volumes and push the global pedestrian detection market value to more than $17 billion,” said ABI Research principal analyst David Alexander.
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2011-02-15
Mass manufacture of Ecotality's Blink Level 2 charging stations has begun at Roush Manufacturing. ECOtality partnered with Roush in July to manufacture the company’s flagship Blink home and commercial charging stations.
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2011-02-14
The U.S. Department of Transportation released results from an unprecedented 10-month study of unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) launched the study last spring at the request of Congress and enlisted NASA engineers to conduct new research into whether electronic systems or electromagnetic interference played a role in incidents of unintended acceleration.
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2011-02-10
Magna International Inc. is building of a new state-of-the-art facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.  The facility will be a division of Cosma International, a Magna operating unit. The building is expected to be approximately 300,000 ft² (28,000 m²) with the ability to expand up to 450,000 ft² (42,000 m²).
Article
2011-02-09
Envia Systems, a company specializing in lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage solutions, announced that its High Capacity Manganese Rich (HCMR) cathode material for advanced batteries is available in limited quantities for pilot vehicle programs. 
Article
2011-02-09
The BMW Group and PSA Peugeot Citroën have entered a new phase of their collaboration, by signing an agreement to set up a 50-50 equity joint venture named BMW Peugeot Citroën Electrification. The agreement was signed on Feb. 1 by Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, and Philippe Varin, Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën.
Article
2011-02-03
General Motors has named Mary Barra Senior Vice President, Global Product Development, to lead the design, engineering, program management, and quality of vehicles for the company’s 11 global brands. Her team will also manage global strategic product alliances.
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2011-02-03
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. EPA, and the state of California announced a single time frame for proposing fuel-economy and greenhouse gas standards for MY2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks.
Article
2011-01-21
The U.S. EPA and Chrysler have announced a cooperative agreement to develop and adapt hydraulic hybrid technology for the light-duty auto market. Chrysler will build a minivan demonstration vehicle using the EPA's patented propulsion technology, which is claimed to offer an average fuel efficiency improvement of 30-35% percent and up to 60% in city driving.
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2011-01-21
Changan Automobile Co. Ltd plans to invest $7 million and create 161 new jobs in Michigan with a new research and development center. The company is one of China's largest automakers. It will lease a facility in Plymouth Township where it plans to conduct analysis, testing, simulation, and verification activities.
Article
2011-01-17
As part of a five-year agreement signed with Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems in 2009, Saft will be delivering 12 packs of high-energy Li-ion batteries for Boeing’s 702HP satellites being built for the Inmarsat-5 series.
Article
2011-01-14
Ford Motor Co. will add 7000 new hourly and salaried jobs, including engineers, between this year and next in the U.S. In 2011 alone, the automaker is adding nearly 4000 hourly jobs at several of its U.S. plants, including 1800 at Louisville Assembly, which is preparing to launch the next-generation Ford Escape in 3Q11.
Article
2011-01-14
Accenture will collaborate with Magneti Marelli in the design and development of the company’s in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), telematics, and embedded software initiatives, under a five-year contract.
Article
2011-01-14
Traffic management company Iteris Inc. has signed a Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire Meridian Environmental Technology Inc. (MET), a privately held company based in Grand Forks, ND. MET is a leader in 511 advanced traveler information systems, as well as Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) management tools that allow users to create solutions to meet roadway maintenance decision needs.
Article
2011-01-13
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has secured several contracts for the supply of electric power steering (EPS) to domestic Chinese vehicle manufacturers, with the first launch scheduled as early as 2012.
Article
2011-01-13
Toyota is launching a new, advanced safety research center that will collaborate with leading North American universities, hospitals, research institutions, federal agencies, and other organizations on projects aimed at reducing the number of traffic fatalities and injuries on America's roads.
Article
2011-01-07
BorgWarner has signed an agreement to acquire the Traction Systems division of Haldex Group, a provider of innovative products for the global vehicle industry headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. "This acquisition supports our continuing strategy to be a global technology leader in providing powertrain solutions," said Timothy M.
Article
2011-01-07
Ford's fuel-saving technology that automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop will soon be added to conventional cars, crossovers, and SUVs in North America. The Auto Start-Stop system will improve fuel economy 4 to 10%, depending on vehicle size and usage, according to the company.
Article
2011-01-07
Bright Automotive is now hiring to fill 200 jobs in Southeast Michigan over the next year to bring its IDEA concept vehicle to market. The IDEA is an all-new plug-in electric hybrid vehicle tailored to the needs of fleet vehicle customers.
Article
2011-01-06
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, legislation that will provide blind, visually impaired, and other pedestrians greater security when traveling in close proximity to hybrid or electric vehicles.
Article
2011-01-06
The U.S. and South Korea have reached a deal on a free-trade pact. The automotive industry is expected to benefit from the deal, which will give U.S. companies greater access to the Korean market. The overall agreement is expected to boost U.S. exports by $11 billion and support at least 70,000 jobs, President Barack Obama said in a Dec. 4 announcement.
Article
2011-01-06
Johnson Controls has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Keiper and the automotive sport and specialty seat business of Recaro. Keiper's headquarters and engineering center are located in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Article
2011-01-06
Inteva Products LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Renco Group Inc., has acquired ArvinMeritor's Body Systems business with manufacturing and engineering facilities worldwide. With the acquisition, Inteva strengthens its position as a global supplier of door systems and access control systems while expanding its product expertise to include roof systems, motors, and electronics.
Article
2010-12-07
The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) unit of the U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a regulation to help eliminate blind spots behind vehicles that can hide the presence of pedestrians, especially young children and the elderly.
Article
2010-12-07
The U.S. EPA and the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) are proposing specific rules to implement a Heavy-Duty National Program to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and increase the fuel efficiency of on-road heavy-duty vehicles.
Article
2010-12-03
The U.S. EPA has approved its fuel-economy label for the 100% electric Nissan Leaf, rating the vehicle as the “best” in the midsize vehicle class for fuel efficiency and “best” for the environment. The window sticker shows an equivalent 99 mpg for combined city and highway driving, allowing for comparisons with traditional gasoline-fueled vehicles.
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