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Photos of the Day: The World Premiere of the All-New Volvo XC90

August 28, 2014 1:31 pm | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

Months of speculation ended today after Volvo Cars unveiled its all-new Volvo XC90, delivering on its promise to introduce a visually striking, premium quality seven-seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies ...

A New Chapter in Volvo's History

August 28, 2014 1:29 pm | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

Three years in the making and part of a USD 11bn investment...

Hyundai's Top SUV Making Sales Gains

August 28, 2014 10:05 am | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

Maybe more shoppers are finding the Santa Fe because it's a recommended buy of Consumer Reports...

Kia to Invest $1 Billion in Mexico

August 27, 2014 5:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. says it will invest more than $1 billion to build a car factory...

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Right-Shoring: Where is the Optimum Place to Manufacture?

August 27, 2014 5:19 pm | by Jeff Sweeney | Blogs | Comments

Do manufacturing jobs "belong" on-shore? Is off-shoring or outsourcing inherently bad? Both questions are based on an erroneous assumption that effective trade creates winners and losers. A job producing something ...     

Chrysler Casting Plant Celebrates 50 Years

August 27, 2014 5:12 pm | by Chrysler Group | News | Comments

In 1964, the Beatles conquered North America, the Toronto Maple Leafs won their third consecutive Stanley Cup and, what is now known as the Etobicoke Casting Plant in Etobicoke, Ont., was purchased by Chrysler Corporation to manufacture ...

Altra Industrial Motion Launches New Website

August 27, 2014 4:35 pm | by Altra Industrial Motion | News | Comments

Altra Industrial Motion, a leading global designer and manufacturer of quality power transmission and motion control products, has launched a new multi-lingual website designed to provide users with quick and efficient access to desired ...


Could Recycled Tires Live on in Lithium-Ion Batteries?

August 27, 2014 2:34 pm | News | Comments

Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. By modifying the ...

GM to Move Cadillac SRX Production from Mexico

August 27, 2014 12:25 pm | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is moving production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to a factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The company also announced Wednesday that it will add some small gasoline engines to the Spring Hill complex. The additions will bring more jobs to Spring...

NIST Research Center Helps Auto Industry 'Lighten Up'

August 27, 2014 10:46 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

At the new NIST Center for Automotive Lightweighting (NCAL), workloads are fraught with stress and strain—all to help the auto industry to take a heavy load off future cars and light trucks. To meet proposed federal fuel-efficiency standards ...

Spiders Force Suzuki to Recall Midsize Cars

August 27, 2014 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars. The automaker says spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the ...   

Auto Supply Firm to Expand Manufacturing Plant

August 27, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office said Tuesday that the investment will ...  


U.S. Investigates Ford Explorer Police SUV Brake Hose Failures

August 26, 2014 5:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers about ...     

U.S. Closes Probe into Camry Hybrid Brake Problems

August 26, 2014 5:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in ...       

State Grant Spurs Toyota Expansion in Michigan

August 26, 2014 3:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. says it's expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky. The automaker's expansion in Washtenaw County's York Township near Ann Arbor comes as a result of a $4 million state grant ...  

HotSpot: Smartphone-Loss Anxiety Disorder

August 26, 2014 12:14 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the U.S. Navy has successfully completed landing and deck maneuvers with its new unmanned combat aerial vehicle; an optoelectronic camouflage system inspired by squid; how to deal with lost cell phone anxiety disorder; and remote-controlled moths, or biobots, for rescue missions ...  

Photos of the Day: The Unveiling of Volvo's 1944 PV444

August 26, 2014 10:01 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

When the PV444 was unveiled in September 1944, work to develop the model had only been going on for a couple of years. Around 40 designers were working on developing the new car. A full scale wooden model was built and ...    


The 'Little Volvo' Turns 70

August 26, 2014 9:56 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

The Volvo PV444 was the start and the symbol for the new Volvo after the Second World War, and marked the start of its export drive to the USA. 1 September will mark the 70th anniversary of its première in royal presence ...   

GE Opens Fuel Cell Facility

August 26, 2014 3:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells. The facility in Malta opening on Tuesday will be devoted to the development of high-efficiency fuel cells that take in natural gas ...

Ford Adds Workers, Investment to Back MKC Output

August 25, 2014 8:26 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor said Monday it has beefed up its workforce and investment at a Kentucky plant to support production of its new Lincoln SUV as the automaker looks to reinvigorate its luxury brand. The company added 300 workers and ...   

Advocacy Group Asks for Chrysler Investigation

August 25, 2014 4:34 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven. The Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit group founded by Ralph Nader ...

Renault's CAVE Raises the Bar for Virtual Reality Design

August 25, 2014 11:57 am | by Mechdyne | News | Comments

Virtual Reality (VR) technology first appeared on the virtual horizon several decades ago, but it's safe to say that the past few years have seen a quantum leap in its evolution. With ever-increasing processing power and ultra-high resolution display ...

TI Introduces LDOs for Direct-to-Battery Automotive Applications

August 25, 2014 10:06 am | by PD&D Staff | Texas Instruments, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Broadening its large portfolio of low drop-out regulators, Texas Instruments has introduced 17 new AEC-Q100-qualified, high-voltage LDOs for automotive and industrial applications ... 

Infographic: The Rise of the Internet of Things

August 25, 2014 9:34 am | by Jabil | Jabil Circuit | News | Comments

The past 25 years of Internet growth was fueled by human communications. The next 25 years of Internet growth will be fueled by machines. By 2020, with more things than people on the Internet, will we still need …       

Toyota's Most Rugged Land Cruiser is Back in Japan

August 25, 2014 5:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-road vehicle. The Land Cruiser 70, the toughest of the Land Cruiser models, arrives at Japanese dealers Monday. But it's on ...

Tesla Building I-80 Supercharger Station

August 23, 2014 5:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge along Interstate 80, a newspaper says. Tesla officials previously announced plans to ...  

Developing a Water Splitter that Runs on an Ordinary AAA Battery

August 22, 2014 10:29 am | by Standford University | News | Comments

In 2015, American consumers will finally be able to purchase fuel cell cars from Toyota and other manufacturers. Although touted as zero-emissions vehicles, most of the cars will run on hydrogen made from natural gas, a fossil fuel that contributes to ...

Honda Recalls Fit to Boost Crash Resistance

August 22, 2014 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The tiny Fit, redesigned for the 2015 model year, initially flunked the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap test, earning just a "Marginal" rating. The test simulates a 40 mph crash between the front corner of a car and an ...

Ford Recalling More Than 160K Vehicles

August 22, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate or stall because ...

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