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U.S. Agency Warns Car Owners to Get Air Bags Fixed

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 ...  

Toytoa 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...

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...

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...

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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 ...

BAAM System Offers Industrial-Sized 3D-Printing

October 15, 2014 12:57 pm | by Cincinnati Incorporated | News | Comments

Cincinnati Incorporated reinvented laser cutting of sheet metal when it introduced the first machine with flying optics and dual pallets in 1986, followed by its high-speed linear motors in 1996. The company is now ...  

Method Reveals Unique Capabilities of 3D-Printing

October 15, 2014 12:01 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated an additive manufacturing method to control the structure and properties of metal components with precision unmatched by conventional ...   

Photos of the Day: Kia's Diesel-Electric Concept Car

October 15, 2014 9:54 am | by Kia | News | Comments

The Kia Optima T-Hybrid (turbo hybrid) concept is powered by the model’s existing 1.7-litre CRDi turbo-diesel engine, paired with a small electric motor, powered by a 48V lead-carbon battery ...         

Chrysler Recalls 184K SUVs for Airbag Defect

October 14, 2014 4:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling 184,215 SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem could disable their air bags and seat belt pretensioners. The recall involves the 2014 model year Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee ...      


Kia Powers Ahead with Fastest EV Chargers in Europe

October 14, 2014 2:07 pm | by Kia Motors | News | Comments

Kia Motors Europe has installed two innovative fast-charging stations at its European headquarters in Frankfurt. With sales of the new Soul EV to commence in Europe in Q4, the fast chargers mark Kia’s ambition to be a leader in advanced ...

Future Vehicles 3D Model Challenge

October 14, 2014 12:50 pm | by CGTrader | Events

There are so many mechanical innovations and crazy inventions that technologically it is already entirely possible to have a part car, part drone, part plane parked in your garage. It does sound a little insane, but only because it’s a completely ...

Kia Showcases Diesel-Electric Kia Optima T-Hybrid at Paris Motor Show

October 14, 2014 12:04 pm | by Kia | News | Comments

Kia revealed the new Kia Optima mild hybrid show car at the 2014 Paris Motor Show on 2 October, the first application and demonstration of the brand’s innovative new mild hybrid powertrain. The Kia Optima T-Hybrid (turbo hybrid) ...  

360° View Tech Key to Volvo Cars' Goal of No Fatal Accidents

October 14, 2014 11:45 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

With the development of a new safety feature that locates collision-free escape routes, Volvo Cars has taken one of the final steps towards realizing its vision that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car ...

Redefining Automotive Product Design

October 14, 2014 9:25 am | by Tapan Sant, Automotive Engineering Consultant, Hi-Tech CAE | Articles | Comments

Automotive engineering design has transitioned over the years. It is a great time for engineers, as computer aided design and computational analysis allows them to engineer automotive product design and build vehicles that are ...    

Acura Recalls 43K Vehicles for Seat Belt Issue

October 13, 2014 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Acura says it is recalling 43,000 vehicles in the U.S. to replace both front seat belts. The car maker owned by Honda Motor Co says that in temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit, the seat belts might ...      

Fastening Technology & Bolted/Screwed Joint Design Seminar

October 13, 2014 2:53 pm | by Seminars for Engineers | Events

This two-day seminar was developed to give engineers and other technical personnel current specifications for, and a better understanding of, the complexities of mechanical joining with fasteners. Insufficient guidelines and outdated ...

Miniature Camera May Lead to Fewer Accidents

October 13, 2014 1:29 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Measuring only a few cubic millimeters, a new type of camera module might soon be integrated into future driver assistance systems to help car drivers facing critical situations. The little gadget can be built into the vehicle without ...

Engineering New, Efficient Vehicle Powertrains

October 13, 2014 1:22 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Car engines - whether driven by gasoline, diesel, or electricity - waste an abundance of energy. Researchers are working on ways to stem this wastefulness. Ultramodern test facilities are helping them to optimize the entire development ...

Ford Hiring 850 Workers for New Truck

October 13, 2014 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is hiring 850 workers to help build its new F-150 pickup truck. The company says 500 of the workers will go to the Dearborn Truck plant, where the F-150 is assembled. Three hundred workers will go to the Dearborn Stamping plant and ...

GM Ignition Switch Deaths Rise to 27

October 13, 2014 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 27 people have died and 25 people have been seriously 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 ...

October 2014: Bodock the Giant 3D Printed Creature

October 13, 2014 11:48 am | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue: The World’s Second Printed Car: The Strati only has 49 total components, but the chassis was printed as a single piece in 44 hours ...

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