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2011-03-11
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The European Parliament has adopted new CO2 emissions limits for light trucks and vans. The regulation passed on Feb. 15, 2011, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations.
2011-03-11
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The U.S. Department of Transportation's NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) unit has decided not to pursue a rule that would require automatic reversal systems (ARS) for power windows, and it has re-opened the comment period for its proposal to require an expanded field of view for all vehicles weighing 10,000 lb or less.
2010-09-16
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Agencies want public's help to decide what information would best help consumers compare vehicles and are considering using a letter grade system to rate a vehicle's fuel economy.
2010-09-16
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The rapidly developing and evolving market for EVs is boosting demand for new battery technologies, but after decades of slow development this boom is causing potential issues with supply. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Global Opportunity Analysis for Chemical and Material Suppliers in the Electric Vehicle Batteries Market, finds that the EV Li-ion battery chemical and materials market is expected to grow 125% per year from 2010 to 2016.
2010-11-18
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The continental U.S.’s first major sugarcane ethanol refinery will be built in the Imperial Valley of California, one of the best locations for growing sugarcane in the world, according to the developer, Clean Energy Capital LLC.
2010-11-24
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The impact of the 2008-2009 global recession on corporate R&D spending–and how reduced R&D outlays affected financial performance–is the subject of a study released recently by Booz & Co. For its 2010 Global Innovation 1000, the consulting firm analyzed R&D spending by the world's top 1000 public corporations in 2009 to assess the link between innovation and corporate performance.
2010-11-24
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Micro-hybrid vehicle sales will top 3 million units this year and rise to 34 million units by mid-decade, according to the latest report from Lux Research. This means enormous opportunity for the energy storage technologies that support micro-hybrids.
2010-09-08
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As Internet became more common in homes and offices, it was widely expected that it would also be common in light vehicles. Yet Internet access in light vehicles remains relatively rare in most countries today.
2010-10-15
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Nexteer Automotive, a Tier 1 automotive supplier of wheel-to-wheel advanced steering and driveline systems, is hiring both new and seasoned professionals skilled in software engineering and mechatronics, a field that combines mechanical and electrical engineering.
2010-10-21
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Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Executive Analysis of European and North American Automotive App Store Concepts and Services" to its offering. This study focuses on the evolution of hybrid infotainment and telematics systems in the European and U.S. automotive markets.
2010-10-12
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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is launching a new consortium focusing on fuels and lubricants to discover ways to suppress low-speed preignition (LSPI), a condition that causes heavy engine knock and can seriously damage engine parts or cause complete engine failure. 
2010-11-30
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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) has published new requirements on tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations.
2010-12-03
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The U.S. EPA has approved its fuel-economy label for the 100% electric Nissan Leaf, rating the vehicle as the “best” in the midsize vehicle class for fuel efficiency and “best” for the environment. The window sticker shows an equivalent 99 mpg for combined city and highway driving, allowing for comparisons with traditional gasoline-fueled vehicles.
2010-11-30
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The auto industry, which has traditionally been the largest single user of industrial robots, is now facing a downturn in production capacity. Despite this decline in the use of robotics over the next few years, ABI Research still sees the market for industrial robotics expanding from $5.2 billion in new robots shipped in 2010 to $8.8 billion in shipments in 2015.
2011-01-13
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TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has secured several contracts for the supply of electric power steering (EPS) to domestic Chinese vehicle manufacturers, with the first launch scheduled as early as 2012.
2011-01-14
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Ford Motor Co. will add 7000 new hourly and salaried jobs, including engineers, between this year and next in the U.S. In 2011 alone, the automaker is adding nearly 4000 hourly jobs at several of its U.S. plants, including 1800 at Louisville Assembly, which is preparing to launch the next-generation Ford Escape in 3Q11.
2010-12-07
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The U.S. EPA and the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) are proposing specific rules to implement a Heavy-Duty National Program to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and increase the fuel efficiency of on-road heavy-duty vehicles.
2010-10-20
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Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) signed a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of Michel Thierry, a supplier of fabrics and lamination, with strong R&D and manufacturing capabilities in Europe—primarily in France, Spain, and the Czech Republic—and operations worldwide.
2010-10-21
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The U.S. EPA has waived a limitation on selling fuel that is more than 10% ethanol for newer cars and light trucks. The E15 waiver applies only to model year 2007 and newer cars and light trucks. A decision on the use of E15 in model year 2001 to 2006 vehicles will be made after EPA receives the results of additional U.S.
2010-11-07
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Hitachi Ltd. and Johnson Controls Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on several fronts in the field of advanced energy storage for motive and nonmotive applications. Areas of cooperation include lithium-ion battery technology, R&D, procurement, production, marketing, sales, and standardization.
2010-11-07
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Ford Motor Co. plans to invest an additional $850 million in Michigan between 2011 and 2013, adding up to 1200 new full-time jobs in manufacturing and engineering operations. The company expects approximately 300 jobs to be salaried positions within its engineering and manufacturing operations and the remaining 900 will be hourly positions in its manufacturing facilities.
2010-11-05
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The U.S. EPA and the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) are proposing the first national standards for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency for heavy-duty trucks and buses.
2010-11-18
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Harley-Davidson Inc. is moving forward with the launch of operations in India to assemble motorcycles for the Indian market from component kits supplied by its U.S. plants. The company expects the CKD (complete knock-down) facility to be operational in the first half of 2011.
2010-11-08
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SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd. (SAIC) and General Motors Co. recently signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) on strategic cooperation. They are planning to reinforce their collaboration in core areas of business, including the development of new-energy vehicles and the creation of a stronger and more integrated role for their Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) automotive engineering and design joint venture to work on future vehicles and powertrains.
2011-01-07
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Ford's fuel-saving technology that automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop will soon be added to conventional cars, crossovers, and SUVs in North America. The Auto Start-Stop system will improve fuel economy 4 to 10%, depending on vehicle size and usage, according to the company.
2011-01-07
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BorgWarner has signed an agreement to acquire the Traction Systems division of Haldex Group, a provider of innovative products for the global vehicle industry headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. "This acquisition supports our continuing strategy to be a global technology leader in providing powertrain solutions," said Timothy M.
2011-01-06
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The U.S. and South Korea have reached a deal on a free-trade pact. The automotive industry is expected to benefit from the deal, which will give U.S. companies greater access to the Korean market. The overall agreement is expected to boost U.S. exports by $11 billion and support at least 70,000 jobs, President Barack Obama said in a Dec. 4 announcement.
2011-01-14
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Accenture will collaborate with Magneti Marelli in the design and development of the company’s in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), telematics, and embedded software initiatives, under a five-year contract.
2011-01-06
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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, legislation that will provide blind, visually impaired, and other pedestrians greater security when traveling in close proximity to hybrid or electric vehicles.
2011-01-14
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Traffic management company Iteris Inc. has signed a Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire Meridian Environmental Technology Inc. (MET), a privately held company based in Grand Forks, ND. MET is a leader in 511 advanced traveler information systems, as well as Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) management tools that allow users to create solutions to meet roadway maintenance decision needs.
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