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2008-08-05
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Although automotive plants are increasingly becoming populated with robots, humans are still relied upon to perform many tasks for proper vehicle assembly. Volkswagen AG has begun using Dassault Systèmes’ Delmia V5 Human software to ergonomically design its human assembly-line functions.
2008-06-10
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As pressure mounts on OEMs and suppliers to develop more practical and longer range electric vehicles, Volkswagen has announced that it is to work with Sanyo on high-performance energy-storage systems.
2008-05-14
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Visibility into the details of an automotive program is one of the toughest challenges a program team faces. To help tame the problem, Volkswagen selected Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter as the core technology for its K-PDM product data management system.
2008-06-19
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The joint-venture automakers are under pressure to develop brands in China; brands that can be legally recognized as essentially containing Chinese intellectual property. Honda and Volkswagen affiliates in China made some significant news in this regard.
2011-12-20
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The relatively conventional Up enters production with new gasoline engines, but electric and CNG versions are scheduled and a diesel hybrid is likely to appear.
2011-09-10
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The car is larger than its German-built predecessor but priced thousands of dollars less to match the C/D-class competition. The plant assembly line has 150,000 capacity, over 10 times the 2010 Passat sales volume.
2011-09-29
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The Golf R will have most powerful VW four-cylinder engine ever sold in U.S., a Jetta GLI with 2.0-L turbo makes its 2012 debut. The Tiguan small crossover sees its fuel economy improved, though diesel is key to VW fuel economy in the absence of hybrids and electric vehicles.
2012-01-10
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Volkswagen chose the 2012 NAIAS in Detroit to debut a hybrid version of its new Jetta with a 1.4-L TSI four-cylinder engine, a seven-speed DSG transmission, and a 20-kW electric motor.
2012-03-14
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The 50-mpg Volkswagen Polo Blue GT sips gasoline on just two cylinders in gentle driving.
2012-03-12
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Volkswagen shows its new compact platform in the crossover design study.
2012-08-27
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Lightweight vehicles of the future will require strong carbon-fiber composite structures, but low-cost fibers are needed for market viability. Overcoming the challenges to cheaper carbon fiber is exactly what a research team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is aiming to do at its new Carbon Fiber Technology Facility in Tennessee.
2012-06-08
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To guide design of the combustion chamber and related systems, CFD is employed for insight into very complex 3-D behavior.
2012-10-02
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The new car, shown at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, trims mass with lighter engines and a new stamping process.
2009-10-09
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There was a familiar feel to the biggest star of the Volkswagen stand at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The L1, a vehicle with tandem seating that Volkswagen introduced at the German show, bore more than a passing resemblance to the "1-liter" car revealed in 2002.
2009-11-25
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E-Up! points to the future of urban transportation for the German company, but its head of research and development remains unconvinced of the battery exchange services being discussed by some competing OEMs.
2009-10-13
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Veteran GM and Delphi engineering executive Don Runkle hopes to lead the upstart company's opposed-piston opposed-cylinder multifuel two-stroke engines and related technologies into production. Military, commercial, and marine applications are targeted first.
2009-12-14
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The industry's product plans are brimming with 1.4-L engines as a solution for meeting the new U.S. 35.5-mpg fuel efficiency standards.
2009-11-25
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Proven in transmission production, the MQL process is expected to save Ford millions in energy costs.
2011-04-05
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Ford and Volkswagen recently began vehicle production at revamped or new plants. Ford invested $550 million in what used to be its truck plant in Wayne, MI, to produce cars and SUVs. The company claims the Michigan Assembly Plant is the first in the world that can accommodate gasoline-fueled, battery electric, hybrid electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the same line.
2011-05-13
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Volkswagen Group of America on May 11 celebrated the groundbreaking of a new 63,000-ft² (2300-m²) facility in Oxnard, CA, for emissions testing and powertrain development. The $25 million lab/tech center replaces an existing facility in Westlake Village, CA, and will open in phases throughout 2012.
2011-04-25
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The 2012 model is wider, longer, but lower and gets 2.0-L turbo gasoline and diesel as optional powerplants, with a choice of a dual-shift gearbox or six-speed manual transmission.
2011-06-21
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Limestone powder "cloud" collects paint overspray, turning it into an ingredient in concrete, a first-ever application for the system.
2011-05-31
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More than two decades after Volkswagen's first U.S. assembly plant failed, the company is trying again, this time in Chattanooga, TN, with the Passat. The German automaker inaugurated the $1 billion plant May 24.
2011-01-14
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Volkswagen says its product developers cut costs without compromising the car's engaging German character.
2010-10-22
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Seat pursues youth market with an aggressive IBE battery electric sport coupe that presages future designs.
2011-02-10
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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).
2011-03-09
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The concept, a latter day Microbus, looks likely for production.
2009-03-16
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The technology for the parallel full-hybrid version of the Cayenne is now in its final stages of development. It is a dual Porsche-VW project, with the latter fitting the system to the Touareg.
2009-03-16
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Volkswagen not only revealed its highly significant new Polo at the Geneva Motor Show, but it also immediately announced a concept version—the BlueMotion that it claims is set to become the most fuel-efficient five-seater in the world. Fuel consumption is stated to be 3.3 L/100 km and CO2 emissions an exceptionally low 87 g/km.
2009-05-08
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The light-metal RB rim by Dezent supports the design of sporty compact and midsize vehicles.
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