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2012-07-24
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New market research indicates a promising future for electric vehicle batteries. The study has predicted a growth of 25.2% CAGR in the Global Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) battery market by 2015, due in part to such factors as increased environmental concern and a growing need for energy independence.
2012-07-18
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In 2013, Volvo Trucks plans to release Telematics Gateway, a new software-based system that enables service technicians to evaluate trucks while they are on the road. The system will be able to access a truck’s information, including diagnostic trouble codes and mileage, over a wireless connection.
2012-08-16
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Both customers and engineers are benefitting from Ford’s investment in an Electrification Center of Excellence in Dearborn, MI. “The good news for customers is that they not only have more choice, but they have faster access to Ford’s latest and greatest in fuel-saving technologies and vehicles,” said Joe Bakaj, Ford Vice President of Powertrain Engineering.
2012-08-02
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In an effort to introduce natural gas into racing, Patrick Racing has selected Katech Engineering to build its engine for the 2013 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Prototype Challenge Class. Over the next month, the companies will work to convert the existing 400+ hp (298+ kW) Chevy engines to natural gas, followed by static and dynamic dyno testing.
2012-07-30
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TRW Automotive has announced its latest Pedestrian Protection System (PPS) developed to address increasing pedestrian fatalities worldwide. The system uses a combination of acceleration and pressure sensing technology to detect a pedestrian impact.
2012-07-27
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Honda has revealed the “heart” of its Civic WTCC racing car for the FIA World Touring Car Championship. The new HR412E, a completely bespoke 1.6-L, four-cylinder direct injection turbocharged petrol engine, conforms to all FIA regulations for the WTCC and passed all initial tests upon delivery to the Honda Racing Team JAS workshop in Milan.
2012-08-10
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By 2017, Lux Research predicts that more than 8 million cars in North America will be equipped with stop-start systems, a technology that has already gained popularity in Europe and Japan. Stop-start systems automatically shut off a vehicle’s engine when stopped in traffic, improving fuel economy by up to 12% and reducing exhaust emissions.
2012-08-07
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Ford claims that its new C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle delivers a top speed of 85 mph (137 km/h) at the touch of a button, topping the Toyota Prius by more than 20 mph (32 km/h). This allows Ford’s first plug-in hybrid to easily keep up with the flow of traffic, even when the gasoline engine is off.
2012-07-24
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The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), working with Romax Technology, Castrol Ltd., and ANSYS Inc., has announced a £2.5 million project to reduce parasitic losses and increase the efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs).
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