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New Methods for Supply Chain Management

December 18, 2014 5:16 pm | by Kevin J. Dailida, Senior Director of Operations & Supply Chain Dynisco | Articles | Comments

As business competition intensifies worldwide, it becomes ever more challenging to improve gross margins and operating profits. Because the Internet provides the ability to obtain comparative pricing on a global basis, supply chain ...  

Ford Expands Air Bag Recall Nationwide

December 18, 2014 4:53 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver's side air bag inflator...

Senate Approves New Auto Safety Chief

December 18, 2014 4:50 pm | by Joan Lowry, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate confirmed a new administrator to lead the government's auto safety agency, which...

Toyota Boosting MI Research, Development

December 18, 2014 4:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is further boosting its research and development work in southeastern...

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After 19 Years, Alfa Romeo is Back in U.S.

December 18, 2014 4:24 pm | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

After a 19-year absence, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the sexy, fun-to-drive 2015 4C two seater. Even young Americans who don't remember Alfas or realize ...     

Ford Recalls 447K Vehicles Due to Potential Air Bag Explosions

December 18, 2014 10:03 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver's side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S. The move announced Thursday adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the list of those recalled due to driver's inflators made by ...

Linde, Sandia Partnership Looks to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Network

December 17, 2014 4:55 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

The CRADA will kick off with two new research and development projects to accelerate the expansion of hydrogen fueling stations to continue to support the market growth of fuel cell electric vehicles now proliferating among the major auto ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Airplane Flies at Kitty Hawk

December 17, 2014 11:02 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

On this day in history, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright successfully made the first flight in history, and in 1979 a Hollywood stuntman 'probably' broke the sound barrier when he ...           

Chrysler Group LLC Changes Its Name

December 17, 2014 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler Group LLC has changed its name to FCA US LLC, effective immediately. The automaker said Tuesday that the name change follows the naming convention of its parent company ...           

Leading Army Researcher Speaks on Future of Autonomous Vehicles

December 16, 2014 4:50 pm | by TARDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

Army Technology Magazine interviewed Dr. Paul D. Rogers, director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center at the Detroit Arsenal here. Rogers provides executive management to deliver advanced ...  

Photos of the Day: Rat Rods Pieced Together from Vintage Parts

December 16, 2014 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Old vehicle parts that will be used in Rat Rod projects are stored outside Peter Duvaloois' shop on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Saugerties, N.Y. The fast machines are pieced together from vintage parts and scrapyard finds ...    

Vintage Vehicles Made into Rusty Rides

December 16, 2014 4:05 pm | by Michael Hill, Associated Press | News | Comments

Duvaloois is building a rat rod based on an orange '35 Ford public works truck at his garage, called the Rat's Nest, about 90 miles north of New York City. The 63-year-old retiree has raced stock cars and built hot rods, but he likes ... 

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Vehicles Powered by Electricity from Renewables Could Save Lives

December 16, 2014 12:23 pm | by University of Minnesota | News | Comments

Driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce the resulting deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent. This finding comes from a new life cycle analysis of conventional and alternative vehicles and ...

Ford Hires Ex-GM Research Head to Analyze Big Data

December 16, 2014 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford has hired a former General Motors chief industry analyst to manage data collection and use it to help predict the future. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker on Monday announced that it has hired Paul Ballew, who ...    

Your All-Electric Car May Not Be So Green

December 15, 2014 4:12 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make ...              

Death Toll from GM Ignition Switches Rises to 42

December 15, 2014 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 42 people have died and 58 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday ...   

Today in Engineering History: Rotary-Engine Auto Is Patented

December 15, 2014 1:34 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

On this day in 1896, Stephen M. Balzer was awarded a patent for a gasoline-powered motor buggy and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its ...                  

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App Brings Busy Traffic to Narrow Streets, Angers Residents

December 15, 2014 9:30 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | News | Comments

When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled. When word spread that ...  

Ferrari Looks to Burnish Brand Value

December 12, 2014 9:54 am | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Ferrari's sleek sports cars and souped-up Formula 1 racing machines have made the prancing horse logo among the world's most powerful brands. Now, as the company prepares for a public listing, it wants to cash in on the cachet ...   

Chrysler Expands Air Bag Recall

December 12, 2014 9:31 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall for air bags that could explode with too much force. The latest expansion covers the Ram pickup from the ...     

Roomiest Subaru Legacy Debuts for 2015

December 11, 2014 9:50 am | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

Redesigned for 2015, the Subaru Legacy is a sensible and more refined family sedan that has the best fuel economy for the lowest starting retail price among America's all-wheel drive sedans. Traction-improving all-wheel drive come ...  

The Workforce Crisis of 2030 & How to Start Solving it Now

December 11, 2014 9:32 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

It sounds counterintuitive, but by 2030, many of the world's largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this data-filled — and quite charming — talk, human resources expert Rainer Strack suggests ...  

Volvo Testing New Three-Cylinder Engine

December 11, 2014 9:06 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

Volvo Cars today confirms its production program to develop a lightweight 3-cylinder petrol engine. The engine, wholly developed in Sweden, will join the class-leading 4-cylinder Drive-E engines in displaying Volvo’s engineering prowess ...

Today in Engineering History: Ford Builds Millionth Car

December 10, 2014 11:16 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

On this day in history, 1915, Ford completed assembly of its millionth car at the River Rouge plant in Detroit, Michigan, and the International Space Station was opened for the first time ...         

Intelligent Charging System Could Protect EV Owners from Fuel Sticker Shock

December 10, 2014 9:46 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

A recent pilot project in New York City looked for an intelligent way to charge large numbers of electric delivery trucks at the lowest cost without straining the local grid and infrastructure ...        

How to Attain Higher Efficiency in Prototyping

December 10, 2014 9:33 am | by Corinna Bause, freelance journalist in Cologne, Germany | Articles | Comments

Prototyping in the automobile industry is a demanding and, at the same time, cost-intensive activity. It is here that the processes of research, design, test, industrial engineering and suppliers all come together. Weak points in planning or ...

Gold Catalysts May Offer Path to Low-Cost Fuel Production

December 9, 2014 2:41 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Precious elements such as platinum work well as catalysts in chemical reactions, but require large amounts of metal and can be expensive. However, computational modeling below the nanoscale level may allow researchers to design more ...  

Today in History: A GM Engineer's Discovery

December 9, 2014 12:29 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

Today in history, 1921, Thomas Midgley Jr., a General Motors engineer, discovered that adding tetraethyl lead to gasoline eliminated the noises of internal-combustion engines ...           

Underground Hydrogen Storage Could Boost Transportation, Energy Security

December 9, 2014 12:14 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Large-scale storage of low-pressure, gaseous hydrogen in salt caverns and other underground sites for transportation fuel and grid-scale energy applications offers several advantages over above-ground storage, says a recent Sandia ...  

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