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Cisco Collaborates with Smart Cities Council to Assess Leaders on Smart City Progress in NA

October 24, 2014 3:48 pm | by Cisco | News | Comments

A new report published by Cisco and the Smart Cities Council polled city leaders in North America on ways to help cities accelerate their smart city initiatives. Released yesterday at the Internet of Things World Forum, the survey ...  

POP & Avdel Join Forces

October 24, 2014 3:33 pm | by STANLEY Engineered Fastening | News | Comments

STANLEY Engineered Fastening, a Stanley Black & Decker company, has announced that it is...

Ford Profit Falls in 3rd Quarter on Truck Costs

October 24, 2014 11:24 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale...

Discovery of Unknown Substance Halts Honda Plant Production

October 24, 2014 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Production has come to a halt at the Honda assembly plant in Greensburg after an unknown...

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Tablets & Cars Drive AT&T Wireless Gains, Not Phones

October 23, 2014 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from ...

First Natural Gas GM Pickups With 5.3 L Engines Announced

October 23, 2014 11:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nat G CNG Solutions announced today that it has delivered the first natural gas half-ton pickup trucks with General Motors' 5.3 liter direct injection engine. The 2015 model vehicles were purchased by local Houston company NewTex Plumbing and ...

About Hyundai's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

October 23, 2014 10:34 am | by IET | Videos | Comments

Whilst at the 2014 GreenFleet Arrive 'N' Drive event at Rockingham Raceway, UK we caught up with Robin Hayles of Hyundai where he spoke about the Hyundai ix35 ...              

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Government Pleas for Car Owners to Fix Recalled Air Bags

October 23, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million car owners whose air bag inflators have been recalled to get them repaired. The air bags, especially in areas along the coast with ...  

First Driverless Vehicles for Public Launched

October 22, 2014 11:02 am | by ResearchSEA | News | Comments

Fancy a stroll in the Chinese and Japanese Gardens? Why not up the ante, book a ride online and take a driverless buggy ride through the gardens? Making this a reality are researchers and engineers from the ...      

Government Ups Air Bag Warning

October 22, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday put out ...

HotSpot: The Problem with Electric Cars

October 22, 2014 8:59 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

After two years of anticipation, the Ubi Wi-Fi connected, voice operated computer is finally available. This computer allows for hands-free voice interaction in homes, and runs Android to take commands and turn them into action. The Ubi uses the..

This Electric Car is Cheap, Efficient & Safe

October 22, 2014 8:51 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

More and more people are considering the purchase of an electric car. Whenever possible, it should run on renewably generated electricity. They want to conserve fossil resources and make a contribution to the environment – while playing ...

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Daimler Sells Stake in Tesla

October 21, 2014 6:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Daimler AG says it has sold its 4 percent stake in electric car maker Tesla for $780 million. The buyer was not disclosed. The Germany-based parent of Mercedes-Benz says its partnership with Tesla Motors Inc. is unaffected. Tesla made the ...

Semi-Driverless System for Piloting Cars

October 21, 2014 1:16 pm | by Technische Universität Darmstadt | News | Comments

An increasing number of assistance systems are being designed to facilitate driving. Things are heading towards automated driving. What role does the person behind the steering wheel play? Scientists at TU Darmstadt have presented ...  

Estimating the Range of Electric Vehicles

October 21, 2014 11:44 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge. The new technique requires drivers to plug in their destination and ...  

The Push for More Vehicle Autonomy

October 21, 2014 10:02 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Each year in the U.S. there are 28,800 traffic related deaths, resulting in almost $563 billion in expenses. Drivers average roughly 3 million braking decisions over a 25 year period, and it takes only one mistake to cause a fatal accident ...

Govt. Issues Urgent Plea to 4.7M Car Owners

October 20, 2014 5:09 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A potential safety crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed. The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing ...  

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Toyota Adds 247K Vehicles to Air Bag Recall Tally

October 20, 2014 4:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen. The recall posed Monday by U.S. safety regulators covers the 2003 to 2005 ...     

Recall Issued After Deadly Fire Truck Crash

October 20, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that manufactures drivetrains for International fire engines has issued a recall after Montana authorities concluded a faulty drivetrain was responsible for a fatal crash that killed six people outside Helena. The recall notice says ...

New Gloss on Cuba's Classic Cars

October 20, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter ...

Photos of the Day: Cuba's Pre-Revolutionary Cars Get New Life

October 20, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The cars may gleam on the outside, but they’re often battered, rolling monuments to ingenuity within. Many scavenge parts, particularly engines, from Soviet-era cars and trucks ...           

Engineering Update: Mysterious Robot Plane Returns to Earth

October 17, 2014 10:34 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the Engineering Update: Volvo Gets a New Safety System: Driver assistance technologies are very "in" right now and will probably continue to grow in popularity as both the public and the government push for safer cars ...

Dispelling a Misconception About Mg-Ion Batteries

October 16, 2014 12:48 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

Lithium (Li)-ion batteries serve us well, powering our laptops, tablets, cell phones and a host of other gadgets and devices. However, for future automotive applications, we will need rechargeable batteries with significant ...   

Engineering Newswire 112: Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission

October 16, 2014 11:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV ...             

Toyota Recalls 423K Lexuses for Fuel Leak Risk

October 16, 2014 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling about 423,000 older-model Lexus luxury cars in the U.S. because a gasket can leak fuel and possibly cause a fire. The recall is among three global recalls that Toyota announced Wednesday totaling about ..    

Chrysler Recalling Nearly 907,000 Cars, SUVs

October 16, 2014 9:21 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that can fail and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause minor fires. The recalls, posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators, push the ...

Top Gas Mileage Goes to Mitsubishi Mirage

October 16, 2014 9:16 am | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

The non-hybrid new car with the best gasoline mileage rating in the United States is not a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that's priced less than the average cost of a used car or truck. Mitsubishi's 2015 Mirage compact, five-door hatchback is ...

Perfect Torque Distribution for Safe Driving

October 15, 2014 5:29 pm | by TU München | News | Comments

A limiting factor for the driving range of electric vehicles is the amount of energy supplied by the batteries. To recoup as much braking energy as possible, engineers at the Gear Research Center (FZG) at the TU München have developed a ...

Interface Designs Benefit from Specialist Support

October 15, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jayco | News | Comments

Interface design is increasingly impacting the success or failure of electronic products, but a well-designed interface is no easy thing to get right. Given the complexities involved in interface design it is no wonder that today’s product ...

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