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2008-03-31
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In a move to protect the environment through self-regulation, SAE International, on behalf of industry, is pursuing a voluntary program under which automakers could tout compliance to an evaluation procedure outlined in an SAE standard (J2727) aimed at reducing refrigerant leakage from vehicle A/C systems.
2008-03-31
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At a recent session of the World Forum for the Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (also known as WP.29), amendments to ECE Regulation No. 13 were adopted that will mandate the fitment of electronic stability control (ESC) systems to all goods vehicles and trailers with a gross vehicle weight greater than 3500 kg and to all buses and coaches with more than nine seats, according to InterRegs.
2010-03-04
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Next-generation automotive systems will increasingly require microcontrollers (MCUs) with more computational performance, better power efficiency, and greater memory content to meet new requirements in areas such as safety, emissions, and driver-assistance systems, according to STMicroelectronics.
2008-05-07
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Schneider Electric recently launched what it calls the Automation and Control Innovation Center, a hands-on demonstration area at its facility in Raleigh, NC, designed to highlight the company’s ability to provide industrial solutions, not just products.
2008-03-31
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At the November session of the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (also known as WP.29), the 04 series of amendments to ECE Regulation No. 48 was adopted, according to InterRegs.The amendments mandate the fitment of daytime running lamps to all motor vehicles.
2008-03-31
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Called the Nano, Tata Motors' one-lakh ($2500) “people’s car” can "comfortably seat four persons” in its four-wheel, four-door, rear-engine, rear-drive package, according to the company. The long-awaited unveiling of the car took place in January at the Auto Expo in New Dehli.
2008-03-31
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The European Commission in December said that soon it will propose a regulation on “the carbon content of fuels, notably through a greater use of biofuels.” The commission also expects to propose a rule on the efficiency of tires and other components (aside from the engine) that contribute to improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
2008-03-31
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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters is blasting a congressional committee’s proposal to raise the federal fuel tax 5 to 8 cent/gal per year (from the current 18.4 cent/gal) over the next five years to generate revenues needed for improving the nation’s surface-transportation system.
2011-05-13
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As it prepares to issue an official proposal this September on corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for MY2017-2025, NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is now seeking public input on a complementary report that the agency must complete.
2008-03-31
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The European Union recently published a draft regulation containing proposed emissions limits for heavy-duty vehicles, known as Euro VI. According to InterRegs, the requirements will be applicable to all goods vehicles with a GVW exceeding 3500 kg and to all passenger vehicles with more than nine seats. 
2008-03-31
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According to InterRegs, China recently has implemented a new standard, GB 20997-2007, which specifies mandatory fuel-consumption limits for both goods vehicles and buses with a GVW not exceeding 3500 kg.
2008-06-09
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The Tau V8 engine powering Hyundai’s Genesis sedan is the first in a family of “premium” engines up to 5.5 L.
2008-07-07
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According to InterRegs, the European Commission (EC) recently published a consultation document containing proposals for new minimum efficiency requirements on automotive air-conditioning systems. The proposal goes to the European Union’s goal of reducing fleet-average CO2 emissions from new passenger cars to 120 g/km by 2012.
2008-05-28
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BMW is banking on its new 1 Series to open doors for new customers seeking a lower-cost sporty machine with a badge of exclusivity.
2008-06-19
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Great Wall Motors highlighted its engineering acumen by introducing two full-electric vehicles, one hybrid-electric vehicle, and several new powerplants at Auto China.
2008-07-09
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At April’s SAE 2008 World Congress held in Detroit, Henkel Corp. showed and explained an array of products and technologies from the minds of its engineers. Foremost among them was its Aquence autodeposition coating technology, which, according to the company, sets an industry precedent by displacing conventional metal pretreatment and the electrocoat process for an entire automotive vehicle body.
2008-03-31
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Undeterred by the fact that they have no product to sell in the U.S., five indigenous Chinese automakers are crossing seas to make a sales pitch at this month’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Whether any long-term good comes of it remains to be seen.
2008-03-31
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Undeterred by the fact that they have no product to sell in the U.S., five indigenous Chinese automakers crossed seas in January to make a sales pitch at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Whether any long-term good comes of it remains to be seen.
2011-09-30
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The decision by global automakers almost 10 years ago to design the front ends of SUVs and pickup trucks so their energy-absorbing structures would align better with those of cars has paid dividends in lives saved.
2011-11-17
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Honda on Nov. 8 held a ceremony in Guangzhou, China, to commemorate the start of demonstration testing of electric vehicles (EVs). The model to be used is the Fit, equipped with electromotive technologies such as an advanced lithium-ion battery and coaxial motors that Honda has used in development of the FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle.
2011-11-17
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SORL Auto Parts Inc. is claiming a technology breakthrough with a new electronic foot brake valve for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. Compared with conventional foot brake valves, the company's new product uses both traditional air pressure and electronic brake signals.
2011-11-16
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One may complain about whether the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) proposal formally released by the U.S. government on Nov. 16 goes too far or not far enough, but no one will be able to complain that not enough time elapsed from when the proposal was made to when it went into effect.
2011-10-05
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Simbol Materials on Sept. 28 announced the start of commercial production of what it claims is the world’s highest-purity lithium carbonate for use in electrolytes for electric vehicle batteries and other energy-storage applications.
2011-10-05
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Individuals who possess technical expertise and who wish to influence the future direction of standards are invited to participate in the SAE International committees noted below.
2011-09-27
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General Motors Co. and SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd. are strengthening their partnership by agreeing to co-develop a new electric-vehicle architecture at their jointly owned Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) in Shanghai, the two automakers announced Sept. 20. 
2011-09-22
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Less than a month after announcing the dissolution of their joint venture, Saft and Johnson Controls have announced separate battery projects, the former’s involving a lithium-ion battery plant in Jacksonville, FL, and the latter’s involving a new lead-acid battery plant in China.
2011-09-22
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Alcoa plans a $300 million expansion of its rolled products plant in Davenport, IA, to meet rising demand for automotive aluminum sheet and plate. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.
2011-08-23
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Given the choice of developing their future-generation hybrid-electric technologies separately and deploying them later, or working together to develop and deploy a single hybrid technology sooner, Ford and Toyota have decided on the latter.
2011-08-26
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There is a fork in the road for the lower tiers of the U.S. automotive supply chain. One road leads to a nice part of town, the other to a not-so-nice part. That is how researchers at Case Western Reserve University see things.
2011-08-26
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Taking their relationship beyond the Chevrolet Volt, General Motors and battery maker LG Chem on Aug. 25 announced an agreement under which the companies will jointly design and engineer future electric vehicles.
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