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2015-04-24
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Initial focus is on battery, starter, and fuel pump to provide early warnings of impending issues with starting a car, as discussed in a 2015 SAE World Congress panel. The 4G connection in 2016 Chevrolets obtains data, cloud server holds the analysis algorithms.
2015-04-21
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The 2016 seven-passenger crossover redesign reflects Mitsubishi's new design language and its powertrain features a new CVT with ratio spread of 7.0 for improved performance and fuel economy.
2015-04-21
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Although 30% of traffic fatalities are alcohol-related, and electronic Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety has appeal, more targeted approaches to reducing them are being taken by car makers. Programs aimed at reducing teen driver accidents and death were described at the 25th annual World Traffic Safety Symposium during the New York Auto Show.
2015-04-13
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The Ohio State University student team revealed the vehicle it will use to try to break its own world land speed record—307 mph—with an over 400-mph mark. The 38-ft-long (11.6-m) vehicle contains 2000 A123 pouch cells and runs a four-wheel-drive system with two motors design-rated at 3000 hp (2238 kW).
2015-04-10
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The twins-under-the-skin Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata are fraternal only, as they share nothing in terms of external and interior styling. The product planning teams for each brand also get to introduce other differentiators, in the case of Optima a markedly different infotainment systems than Sonata.
2015-04-09
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Adapted from the XE and XJ platform, and sized between those two models, the XF's body-in-white is made of 75% aluminum. Two engines are offered at launch, both supercharged 3.0-L V6s.
2015-04-08
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It's the same length, has some carryover styling cues, but the 2016 U.S. model is a new engineering execution co-developed by Mercedes-Benz and Renault. It features a new 0.9-L turbocharged three-cylinder, a choice of two transmissions, and better ride quality.
2015-04-08
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The new crossover features chiseled styling with "floating" roofline look, low-cost safety systems package, and a 3.5-L V6 with output increased to 300 hp (224 kW).
2015-04-07
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Flagship sports sedan continues on front-drive platform, which has been stiffened but lightened and lowered. The coefficient of drag is reduced from 0.330 to 0.295 and fuel economy increased 15%.
2015-04-06
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The new plug-in hybrid model has a 19-mi range in EV mode and can accelerate to 81 mph on its electric motor alone, while the AMG models' 5.5-L V8 gets a power boost.
2015-03-27
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Sales of diesel-powered light vehicles are up 70% and the latest engines are cleaner than ever. But the diesel industry still faces significant headwinds to greater penetration.
2015-02-02
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Its new platform has fully independent suspension and two four-wheel-drive systems. The Select-Terrain system included with 4WD has an rock-climbing mode added for off-road enhanced Trailhawk.
2015-01-30
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New approach to HVAC case design incorporates an optimized center section and side sections that can be shaped and sized for specific performance and packaging. Blower fan remains in separate case and a dual-fan design is available for more precise airflow management between outside air and recirculating air.
2015-01-23
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At the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the company showed a conceptual diorama and illustrations of its Smart City developments and offered visitors a "ride" in its V2X simulator.
2015-01-23
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Demonstrated at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new infotainment solution has more-responsive capacitive touch screen, upgraded voice recognition, and new apps.
2015-01-20
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GS-F is Lexus' newest sports sedan in its F lineup. The vehicle also features innovative torque vectoring differential with three modes, shock absorbers that have underhood manual-turn firmness adjustment, and bright orange 6-piston front calipers as an external styling performance treatment.
2015-01-14
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Car put on display is based on electrical and mechanical components from a Renault electric vehicle "city car" simply as a proof of process. Much testing and refinement remain. Help is being provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SABIC.
2014-12-16
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The gradual path to semi or fully autonomous drive is seen for connectivity and electromechanical hardware, with improvements to data bandwidth for maximum connectivity, enhanced GPS for greater accuracy, and mining "Big Data" needed for traffic management.
2014-12-16
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A third of respondents say current systems are flawed, but are looking for natural voice recognition. Many express interest in specific semi-autonomous driving assist features, but only one-quarter was ready for autonomous driving.
2014-12-03
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Although in-vehicle vulnerabilities have been identified, others exist in cloud-based systems. Public facilities, from traffic-light-controlling central computers to non-automotive infrastructure, may have little or no protection, speakers asserted.
2014-12-03
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"Futurist" Peter Schwartz at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show says car makers must gain enough of the increased value from connected car for the industry to succeed in producing an "intelligent fleet." Failure to take a leadership role was viewed as comparable to IBM leaving the development of the PC operating system to Microsoft.
2014-11-26
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High-tech design causes time to remanufacture engines to nearly triple and adds to cost, while used engines remain a competitive factor. However, Purdue University data shows remanufacturing is far more energy efficient than installing a new powerplant.
2014-11-24
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SEMA develops step-by-step system in conjunction with California Air Resources Board to help participating members comply with emissions regulations. Clemson University I-CAR is an active participant, providing laboratory facilities for analysis to aid SEMA members who are aftermarket manufacturers.
2014-11-18
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"Craft shop" approach of low-volume, all-aluminum, high-end makes is too restrictive for America's best-selling vehicle. SEMA Show training classes by I-CAR demonstrate special techniques necessary and the learning curve for mainstream body shop technicians.
2014-11-18
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Potential exists for more efficient re-use of rare earth elements, Purdue professor asserts. Regardless of choice, original component design should be engineered for dismantling to enhance end-of-life recovery, he tells Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week forum in Las Vegas.
2014-08-12
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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.
2014-07-25
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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.
2014-05-19
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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.
2014-05-13
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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.
2014-04-24
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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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