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2014-08-12
AC17 test reporting begins in 2015. Initially it "gifts" applicable CAFE A/C efficiency credits, but leads to mandatory use. Industry also looks to reduce A/C-induced EV range loss from solar loading using films, glass, pre-ventilation.
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2014-07-25
Ford pickup customers have already embraced turbo V6 power in the current steel F-150. The all-new, smaller 2.7-L V6, packing 325 hp and 375 lb-ft, in a truck that is more than 700-lb lighter than the incumbent model, should find an equally willing audience.
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2014-05-19
A server is the central point for all Generation 2 Blue Link communication, giving Hyundai early, direct access to customers. The updated Blue Link now has Google Destination Search, a 3G modem, and a larger touchscreens in control stack.
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2014-05-13
Vehicular traffic deaths decline, but pedestrian fatalities unchanged. Proposed solutions range from greater use of roundabouts, new signaling, and vehicles with pedestrian detection and auto-braking. Some success found with driver and pedestrian education. "Vision Zero" program adopted in New York City.
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2014-04-24
With 76% high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel, larger welds, and extensive use of structural adhesives, the design is predicted to get top ratings from NHTSA and IIHS. Other highlights are a direct-injection 3.3-L V6, hands- and feet-free liftgate, and UVO infotainment with new eServices.
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2014-04-23
Chevrolet Trax and Honda HR-V, based on the Sonic and Fit, will use the same engines as the cars, offer all-wheel drive, slot in below Chevy Equinox and Honda CR-V.
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2014-04-22
The new QX80 Limited obviously is looking for conquest sales from the Cadillac Escalade and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class owners or prospects who've decided to consider something a bit different.
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2014-04-22
Fuel economy was one focus and is up to 33 mpg highway on 2.5-L four-cylinder model, with a continuously variable transmissions now standard on four- and six-cylinder models. The twin-camera Eye Sight pre-collision system has a wider-angle capability, and a continuation of IIHS Top Safety Pick + rating is expected.
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2014-04-22
It incorporates innovative technologies for off-road use including capability for driver to operate vehicle from outside, enhanced terrain response system, and seemingly transparent hood to see road surface under vehicle.
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2014-04-21
The Agera two-seat sports car has all carbon-fiber body, carbon-fiber wheels, and an in-house developed 5.0-L V8 rated at 1100 hp (821 kW) on premium pump gasoline, 1200 hp (895 kW) on E85. The transmission is a special dual-clutch 7-speed design developed in conjunction with Cima.
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2014-04-21
Vehicle has 18 mi/30 km all-electric range from lithium-ion battery pack. Uses 2.0-l twin-scroll turbo engine with combination peak output of 270 hp/201 kW and 300 lb ft/407 N-m. Offers "predictive navigation" for high fuel efficiency, and can save battery capacity for areas that may require electric vehicle-only operation. European drive cycle ratings are 3.8 l/100 km (62 mpg) and just 89 grams CO₂/100 km.
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2014-04-17
The body of the U.S. market's best-selling sedan is almost all-new, with atypically aggressive front treatment. Toyota expects the car, which comes to market as 2015 model in the Fall, to carry a Top Safety Pick + rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, along with a NHTSA 5-star rating.
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2014-04-16
Fuel economy with a CVT hits 41 mpg highway, while its new engine has double overhead cams, direct injection, and variable lift and cam phasing. Car continues with packaging innovation, gets 4.8 in (122 mm) more rear legroom.
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2014-04-16
Acoustic panels are installed almost everywhere including in front of the engine and on the rear hatch.
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2014-04-14
Adding data buses allows new electronic features, but increases costs from wiring and modules. SAE Congress speakers suggest taking advantage of opportunities to transfer functions and merge modules; and they propose algorithms to give engineers greater choice in circuit routing through harnesses, to replace trial-and-error techniques.
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2014-04-10
The system uses specific Sport Mode algorithms with modules from the high-speed CAN data bus, including those for adaptive cruise control, forward facing camera, all-wheel drive, shift-by-wire, electric power steering, transmission, and powertrain.
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2014-04-10
Dangers from malware, including ransom demands, must be pro-actively avoided as industry and owners enter era of connected cars. For all their conveniences, telematics could pose ugly series of risks that will require new approaches to prevent, explains Cisco Systems scientist to SAE Congress attendees. Vulnerabilities are in many areas, including the OBD system.
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2014-04-09
Misfire detection is most difficult, SAE Congress panel tells attendees, and overall emissions diagnosis is harder than with passenger cars and light-duty trucks.
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2014-02-25
Its redesigned body structure includes sides with wide use of high-strength steel. The SUV receives Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Acceptable rating in small overlap front test, Good ratings in other crash tests, and Advanced rating for optional precollision system with automatic braking.
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2014-02-04
In teaming with Honda, Subaru, Jaguar Land Rover, MIT AgeLab, and Touchstone Evaluations to do basic research, Denso's Doug Patton says objective is "toolkit" for developing new HMIs.
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2014-01-30
Interior Climate Control Committee reactivates development of standards for R-744 mobile air-conditioning (carbon dioxide as a refrigerant), after several German automakers choose to renew work on a system. R-1234yf maintains worldwide lead as low-global-warming refrigerant choice to replace R-134a. German association of the auto industry (VDA) assigns R-744 development work to automakers.
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2014-01-20
The system is a late step in Ford’s building-block approach to self-driving cars. Existing assistance systems will be integrated and use improved sensors, hardware, and software.
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2014-01-20
When an ultra-luxury car reaches five-figures in annual sales, that’s an extra reason to take notice of each new model. And at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit last week, Bentley staged the U.S. introduction of an “S” version of its Continental GT V8 grand touring coupe.
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2014-01-20
Company using new plastic technology to reduce size of heat sink on standard model, set for 2016 applications. Now offering “mini” for use with its navigation systems.
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2014-01-06
Its CalAmp-supplied module, which plugs into OBD II connector, can access vehicle data such as from the powertrain, but if given OE access, can offer more, including voice command of texting and browsing. With Access Via Mobile coming to Chrysler products later in 2014, popular smartphone apps also will be available on touchscreen.
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2013-12-19
As some features quiet children, others interfere with driver concentration on the road ahead, studies by AAA and MIT find. Toyota is testing transfer of tasks to passengers to relieve the driver of cognitive overload.
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2013-12-12
The midsize sedan's 3.5-L V6 powertrain with three-motor hybrid design produces 377 hp, most ever for an Acura. System has latest variant of Acura's Super Handling-All Wheel Drive system, and delivers 28 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
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2013-12-10
The sports sedan has a redesigned front end to better manage crash energy and has a direct-injected version of the 2.0-L four-cylinder intercooled turbo.
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2013-12-06
2015 Nissan GT-R and 2014 Sentra "concept" introduced at Los Angeles Auto Show, along with 2014 NISMO RS version of Juke, join the "just NISMO" that's already on sale. GT-R's 3.8-L V6 is up from 545 to 600 hp (406 to 488 kW). Juke RS performance raised to 215 hp (160 kW) with six-speed manual.
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2013-12-06
The system has a Tegra 2 graphics processor from Nvidia and Qualcomm Technologies module and can produce 3-D images and deliver download speeds up to 100 Mbps--seven times faster than previous 3G system.
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