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2016-03-24
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In a slight reboot of its hybrid marketing approach, Toyota used the 2016 New York auto show unveil the 2017 Prius Prime, the plug-in hybrid version of the new-generation 2016 Prius launched last year.
2016-02-18
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In its latest break from its storied but perceptually stodgy past, General Motors has renamed its Powertrain division—since 1992 the unit responsible for design, development and manufacturing of engines and transmissions—to GM Global Propulsion Systems.
2016-02-17
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After launching the burly Titan XD last fall, Nissan promised a light-duty version as a follow-up. Now it's here: the half-ton 2017 Titan launches this summer.
2016-05-15
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With the first-generation Honda Ridgeline, buyers weren't ready for a unibody pickup with odd styling. For the 2017 model, the design is normal—and unibody refinement might be a concept whose time has come.
2016-03-15
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Cadillac has aggressively used light materials for its recently-launched new cars, but for the all-new C1 architecture underpinning the XT5 crossover, engineers stuck with steel—and still achieved a major weight reduction.
2016-03-21
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The time is deliciously ripe for a Jeep pickup truck and the recent Comanche concept is an almost painfully perfect answer. So why could Jeep be waffling?
2016-03-18
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The XT5 now blatantly sets the new ride/handling “balance” benchmark, leaving BMW X5, Mercedes GLE and Lexus RX feeling roly-poly and heavy by comparison.
2016-03-22
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Moving quickly to expand the appeal of the all-new, fourth-generation MX-5 Miata roadster introduced last year, Mazda revealed prior to the 2016 New York auto show a folding hardtop version of the car called MX-5 RF, for “retractable fastback.”
2016-03-23
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Intent on staying on its message of reinvigorating its brand under the banner of “quiet luxury,” Ford’s premium-vehicle unit, Lincoln, used the 2016 New York auto show to reveal what almost certainly will remembered as one of the most audacious concept cars ever, the Lincoln Navigator Concept.
2016-04-12
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Nautilus Engineering: novel new engine design solves longstanding HCCI engine-development hurdles.
2016-08-01
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For 2016, the fourth year of its annual Enlighten Awards that acknowledge the best innovations in vehicle weight reduction, Altair named GM’s 2016 Cadillac CT6 as the winner in the Full-Vehicle category and ContiTech’s polyamide rear-axle transmission crossbeam is the winner in the Enlighten Awards’ Module category.
2016-04-25
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Nissan VP of global product strategy Keno Kato talks about the GT-R supercar's role in Nissan’s product-development “ethic" and why performance and autonomous development aren't mutually exclusive.
2016-08-16
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Get ready for the “pod” car: Ford announced today that it intends to mass-produce a driverless, fully autonomous vehicle for commercial ride-sharing or ride-hailing service in 2021. The vehicle apparently will be the embodiment of today’s notion of the driverless-vehicle extreme: it will have no steering wheel, brake or accelerator pedals, said president and CEO Mark Fields during the announcement at the company’s Palo Alto, CA, research campus.
2016-05-19
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General Motors intends to transform materials-joining technology with a new multi-patented process for spot-welding steel to aluminum
2016-08-24
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For the auto industry, the lines are drawing for the 2018 MTE due date amidst the expected higher costs of the advanced technology needed to meet the next required step-up in vehicle fuel efficiency.
2016-08-19
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Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz show slinky new concept cars that suggest autonomous driving shouldn't be inevitable.
2016-08-18
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FiatChrysler's 2017 model year brings bawdy new Dodge throwback models, more Jeep variants and fewer Fiats.
2016-06-21
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Disruption is one thing, but another Tesla controversy helps explain why many tech companies know better than to try to take over the auto business.
2016-11-13
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Focused on the near-term safety-improvement potential underlying autonomous-driving technology, Toyota - counter to much of the auto industry - sees real promise in developing SAE Level 2-3 systems.
2016-11-15
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At least for this moment, all is right with the world as Mercedes-Benz reinstates a new-age version of its iconic inline six-cylinder engine.
2016-11-15
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Jaguar's all-electric I-Pace Concept and Ford's EcoSport small crossover open the 2016 Los Angeles auto show.
2016-11-17
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Mazda will introduce its first-ever diesel engine for the U.S. market in conjunction with the all-new 2017 CX-5 compact crossover.
2016-12-15
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Electric-vehicle startup Lucid Motors unveils its proposed first production model, the Air luxury sedan, adding to the roster of companies seeking to loosen Tesla's grip on the luxury-electric market.
2016-12-01
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Delphi rolls out its next-gen automated-driving technology platform, called CSLP, due for production by 2019.
2016-10-13
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As crossover utilities become more popular than sedans, Honda piles on the content and technology for its all-new, fifth-generation 2017 CR-V.
2017-02-14
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Lucid Motors makes a move on the credibility scale by taking Automotive Engineering for a city-street romp in a prototype of its Air luxury sedan slated for 2018 production.
2017-01-06
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Using a startup company's "optical microphone" to augment conventional speech recognition, Honda intends to improve the efficacy of speech-recognition technology.
2017-01-24
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SAE again evolves mobility thought exchange with new-look WCX17.
2016-09-14
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Increasing its presence in a region some are beginning to refer to a “Silicon Valley – East,” Germany-based auto supplier Bosch this week opened an expanded technical center in Pittsburgh, PA, doubling the size of its longstanding technical facility at another site in the city that has become a hotbed of autonomous-vehicle and robotics development.
2016-09-19
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The debate seems settled about when self-driving vehicles are coming: bet on sooner. But the industry is also debating whether to skip SAE Level 3 entirely and move directly to Level 4 autonomy.
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