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2008-03-31
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A high-volume vehicle gets fully functional LED headlamps, making it one of the first vehicles in the world to adopt this lighting technology.
2009-12-14
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The new compact, lightweight A6MF2 features 300 patentable items. It will be used in various front-drive midsize vehicles.
2009-07-28
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Italy's Icom introduces a patent-pending high-pressure direct-injection system for liquid propane fuel. It exploits key components of direct-injection gasoline fuel delivery apparatus.
2008-06-19
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Using quartz and sapphire components, high-powered lasers and scientific cameras researchers are able to see inside an operating engine—and that vision is proving to be a valuable aid for finding ways to reduce diesel emissions. Could this research hold the key to maximizing the benefits of low-temperature diesel combustion without incurring the typical emissions penalty?
2008-06-19
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Set for North American launch in 2008, Daimler’s new 14.8-L DD15 diesel introduces a turbo compound system that delivers up to 50 hp (37 kW) to the engine’s flywheel with no fuel penalty, and a hydraulically amplified common-rail fuel system that can deliver up to five injection events per combustion cycle. The four-engine family will share parts and some modules, with alternate versions to satisfy local regulations in Europe and Japan.
2008-03-31
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While the France-based automaker has no action plans for re-entering the U.S. marketplace, the company is very active in the emerging markets.
2008-06-18
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Visteon and 3M team up to produce a demonstration concept showing what is possible today and tomorrow in vehicle interiors.
2008-03-31
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The arrival of the LoneStar signals Navistar’s bid to mesh a customized look with an aerodynamic design.
2008-03-31
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After establishing the luxury passenger car market in India a decade ago, Daimler is constructing a new Mercedes-Benz assembly plant about 15 km (9 mi) from its current one in Pune/Chikhali. The new Pune/Chakan facility, like the existing one, will produce the S-Class, E-Class, C-Class, and commercial trucks for the Indian market.
2011-02-05
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Federal-Mogul's latest evolution of pistons, cylinder liners, and bearings are stronger and more durable than ever, making the new designs capable of handling the increased cylinder pressures and thermal loads produced by highly boosted heavy-duty diesel engines.
2008-03-31
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"Why can't a minivan look as good as a sports car?" lead exterior designer Joel Baek asked, then answered pointing to the Nissan Forum.
2008-03-31
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The chatter about China-made vehicles being sold in the U.S. has always been in the scope of someday soon, and that someday soon promise looks to become reality later this year.
2008-03-31
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Mercedes-Benz debuted its latest SUV at the 2008 Detroit auto show.
2008-04-11
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The design theme of a Johnson Controls' concept interior accents the idea of good things coming in threes. Called the I3—which stands for interface, integration, and ingenuity—the vehicle includes "industry-first technologies for vehicle interiors."
2008-04-11
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A number of 2008 production vehicles feature interior components from a supplier whose name may be less familiar than the names attached to recent acquisitions.
2008-03-31
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For more than 30 years, TRW owned and operated a proving ground in a state with more than 1 million tail-tossing, teeth-hammering reptiles. Now, the supplier has a proving ground that is in close proximity to the shakers and movers that matter: executives from automakers with an operational base in southeast Michigan.
2008-08-05
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Diesel, gasoline, and hybrid powertrains will have dedicated testing environments when an engineering service provider opens a new technical center later this year.
2008-05-09
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Body panels on two different sports cars make a flashy styling statement for non-metal materials. Plasan provides the carbon-fiber panels for the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, while Meridian supplies the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10's SMC hood.
2008-06-09
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Two automakers are preparing for the future by spending substantial money to beef up their operations in India.
2008-08-19
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Specialty vehicle maker Saleen has turned many mass-produced automobiles into high-performance alternatives. A current example is the transformation of the 300-hp (224-kW) V8 Ford Mustang into an extreme street machine.
2008-07-25
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Automakers rely on various metrics to gauge customer satisfaction, and reports like J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study provide a snapshot of things gone wrong on new vehicles.
2008-06-17
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If only vehicles could run off the steam being created by the fevered reaction of consumers to high fuel prices. For now, though, the spotlight is on ethanol and other altern­ative fuel choices.
2008-06-19
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The ability to receive a real-time status report about what is happening with a trailer being towed by a vehicle fitted with a system that combines electronics, power switching, and connectors is edging closer to mass-production reality.
2008-08-06
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The green theme continues as suppliers and automakers stay focused on developing eco-friendly powertrains.
2008-05-13
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According to SAE 2008 World Congress panelists, safety advocates are trying to determine what potential technologies are the most substantive and what technologies do not meet the hype.
2008-09-04
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"The best way to get that understanding of your customers and their market is to simply go and see," said Robert Sump, Vice President of Component Engineering for the Nissan Technical Center North America. Engineers learn lessons from technical libraries, meetings, and seeing the world-at-large.
2008-06-19
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The retailer, owner of one of the largest private heavy-duty truck fleets in the U.S. with approximately 7000 trucks on the road, is working with partners to develop hybrid diesel-electric trucks.
2008-08-11
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One automaker has big plans for a small country.
2008-06-24
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Seventeen college teams re-engineered a Chevrolet Equinox with the goal of improving fuel economy and reducing emissions without compromising the key attributes of the SUV. The final year of the Challenge X event wrapped with Mississippi State University winning the 2008 competition.
2008-05-18
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A new road traffic simulation model provides a way for engineers to replicate driving environments that can test the effectiveness of pre-crash and driver assistance systems in the virtual world.
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