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Using Intelligence to Unlock the Market for Electric Vehicles

September 30, 2014 11:06 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Our fuel-based economy must be radically overhauled if Europe is to achieve its ambitious emission reduction targets. One important piece of this jigsaw could be the increased commercialization of electric cars, which use carbon-free ... 

Fuel Cell-Powered Mobile Lights Ready for Commercial Use

September 30, 2014 10:56 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Mobile lighting systems powered by hydrogen fuel cells are cleaner, quieter and now have a...

Ford Recalls 850K Cars

September 30, 2014 10:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags...

Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem

September 30, 2014 9:34 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas...

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Ford Invests in Future with New LED Lighting at Manufacturing Plants

September 30, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Company is investing in the future as it begins installing LED lighting at manufacturing facilities across the globe. The new lights, valued at more than $25 million, will save energy and money while improving safety and lighting quality ...

Toyota Recalls 690,000 Pickups to Fix Rear Springs

September 29, 2014 3:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire. The recall covers Tacoma Four-by-Four and Pre-Runner pickups from the 2005 through 2011 ...  

Anark to Present at Product Development & Tech Forum

September 29, 2014 2:34 pm | by Anark | Events

Anark Corporation, provider of automated Model Based Enterprise (MBE) and 3D CAD visualization solutions has announced they will be presenting at the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Annual Product Development and Technology Forum along ...

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9 Powerful Controllers Inside Unmanned Vehicles That Disable Explosive Devices

September 29, 2014 11:24 am | by Terry Persun, Technical Journalist | Articles | Comments

When NIC Instruments was designing their next generation unmanned ground vehicle, they needed specific characteristics from their controller boards. During research, they found that some controllers didn't offer the ...     

Campaign to Win Approval for Engineering Facility Upgrade

September 29, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Buildings at URI's College of Engineering date to the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the dean says they lack modern laboratories and interactive classrooms. The Providence Journal reports that the URI President says companies need more ...

Rice Husk Byproduct in Goodyear Tires?

September 29, 2014 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires. Akron-based Goodyear is ...

A Colorful Life for Crash-Test Engineer Behind Rainbow Loom Craze

September 29, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cheong Choon Ng was trying to make rubber-band bracelets with his daughters four years ago when he realized his fingers were too big to manipulate the bands. So, the automotive crash-test engineer set about ...      

3 Design Fails of the Week

September 26, 2014 2:12 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

This week in recalls, ignition modules are failing to ground, gas valves are leaking, and Bad Boy Buggies’ brakes ... break ...                    

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Sensor Interface Integrated into Battery Management Systems in BMW Electric Vehicles

September 26, 2014 1:44 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG has announced that the BMW Group is using the AS8510, an integrated automotive sensor interface, to provide accurate battery voltage and current measurements in its i3 series electric vehicles. The BMW i3 model that is in ...

September 2014: King Kong Lives

September 26, 2014 10:59 am | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue: King Kong Lives:  Part marionette, animatronic, and puppet, the newest version of the famous ape is made up of 1.1 tons of steel, aluminum, lycra, and latex, and stands six meters tall ... 

Chrysler Redesigns Assembly Line

September 26, 2014 10:09 am | by Chrysler Group | News | Comments

With sales of the Ram 1500 on a 52-month sales streak, Chrysler Group's Warren Truck Assembly Plant is increasing production. The plant that built back-to-back Motor Trend Truck of the Year winners in 2013 and 2014 will be building an ...

Chrysler Recalls Vehicles to Fix Ignition Switches

September 25, 2014 3:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling nearly 350,000 older cars and SUVs to fix defective ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall. With the latest recall, Chrysler has called back more than 2 million vehicles for defective switches. The switches can ...

What’s Next in 3D Printing

September 25, 2014 9:36 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything ...

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Hyundai Workers Strike to Protest $10B Land Deal

September 25, 2014 1:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 47,000 workers at Hyundai Motor Co. are striking to protest the automaker's decision to spend $10 billion on land for a new headquarters. Union spokesman Hwang Ki-tae said Thursday the mood among workers turned sour after a ...  

To Settle or Fight in Court in GM Recall Saga

September 25, 2014 12:37 am | by Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

As General Motors begins to compensate the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, this week more than a dozen families were given a choice: accept a settlement, presumably in the millions of dollars, or fight GM in a potentially ...

Ford to Add 1,200 Workers at Missouri Plant

September 25, 2014 12:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it's adding 1,200 workers and another shift to a Missouri plant that makes its new Transit van. The Transit arrived at dealerships in June, but so far only 2,085 have been sold through August, according to ...

Photos of the Day: 10 Driver-Assist Features on the New Ford F-150

September 24, 2014 10:55 am | by Ford Motor Company | News | Comments

Here are 10 examples of awesome driver-assist features the all-new F-150 offers, including one breakthrough class-exclusive feature to make parallel parking a full-size pickup a breeze ...          

Cadillac to Ditch Detroit for Trendy NYC Address

September 23, 2014 4:37 pm | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Cadillac wants a jolt from the city that never sleeps. General Motors' 112-year-old luxury car division, founded in Detroit and named for the city's founder, is moving its headquarters to New York. Cadillac, which has been steadily losing sales to ...

Society of Women Engineers Awards More Than $3M to Date

September 23, 2014 1:18 pm | by Society of Women Engineers | News | Comments

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to encourage more women to pursue rewarding careers in engineering through a host of scholarship opportunities. With a single application, traditional and returning engineering students can make ...

Safely on the Road in Electric Cars

September 23, 2014 10:38 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

Efficient, subcompact vehicles with electric drives provide an excellent opportunity to push forward electromobility. However, traffic experts warn that the current safety standards of the L7E vehicle class ("quad class") are not sufficient ...

Polaris Announces Grand Opening of Manufacturing Facility

September 23, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Polaris Industries has announced the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Opole, Poland. The 345,000-square-foot facility will be the first Polaris plant dedicated to manufacturing Off-Road Vehicles outside of North America ...

License Plate Scanner Networks Capture Movements

September 23, 2014 10:04 am | by Tami Abdollah & Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | News | Comments

A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement ...

Rexroth's GoTo Products App Version 4.0 Supports Customers Throughout North America

September 22, 2014 10:34 am | by Bosch Rexroth | News | Comments

Bosch Rexroth has just released version 4.0 of its popular GoTo Products app, a convenient mobile app for customers of Rexroth’s GoTo Focused Delivery Program. The latest version, available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, now offers ...

'Chrysler Should Recall Them All,' Says Safety Advocate

September 22, 2014 10:12 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall. But a safety advocate says the recall doesn't cover enough models, contending the same ...

GM Recalls 221,558 Sedans for Fire Risk

September 20, 2014 6:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they're not needed, increasing the risk of a fire. The recall involves Cadillacs from the ...   

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