Honda flexes new powertrain muscle
Honda R&D's top engineer outlines his company's Earth
Dreams powertrain assault that includes more efficient, robust, and
refined ICEs; new hybrid drive systems; and further developments in
FCEVs, HCCI, plasma ignitions, and Rankine-cycle engine types.
Setting Hyundai's fuel cell strategy
Hyundai is one of two major OEMs that are still going it alone in
developing FCEV technology, rather than collaborating with
competitors. The company's head of fuel cell R&D explains
the path toward 2015 series production.
Volvo Trucks makes a case for DME
The truck maker is working with Oberon Fuels and others to bring
dimethyl ether-what company execs say is one of the most promising
sustainable alternative fuels-to North America in 2015.
Sensing a need for creature comforts
Automakers and suppliers are turning to new sensors to help make
cabins more comfortable and safer while automating some tasks.