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Photos of the Day: Boeing's Badger Is Rugged & Small

April 18, 2014 12:26 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

After a series of successful tests, the U.S. Navy last month certified that the Boeing Phantom Badger combat support vehicle can be transported inside a V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. That is another step toward ...        

Mazda Recalling 109K SUVs

April 18, 2014 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The...

Muscle cars Out in Force at New York Auto Show

April 18, 2014 9:52 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Who says America has lost its muscle? Growling, unapologetic performance is the theme of this...

Old Timey Car to Replace NYC Horse Carriages

April 17, 2014 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City has...

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Photos of the Day: The Horseless 'eCarriage'

April 17, 2014 5:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A prototype of an electric carriage is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The prototype car seats eight people and is made to look like it's from the early 20th century, with lots of brass and ...

Judge Won't Order Recalled GM Cars to be Parked

April 17, 2014 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos issued ...

Engineering Newswire 86: HeliCat Looks Like Copter, Drives Like Boat

April 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re using a robot as a portable printer, cruising the water with the HeliCat, and rediscovering physics with electron beams ...              


New York International Auto Show Debuts New Designs

April 17, 2014 9:10 am | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. The show opens to the public Friday ...   

Photos of the Day: Hot Models at this Year's NY Auto Show

April 17, 2014 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The high performance version of the two-door S63 coupe burns up the road with a 5.5-liter V8 that gets 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The car can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph ...

Ford to Sell Lincoln Cars in China for First Time

April 17, 2014 6:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities. Lincoln is a late comer to China's luxury car market, but Robert Parker, president of Lincoln China, said the brand is ...

Chinese Auto Brands Limp into Beijing Show

April 17, 2014 2:21 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models. Facing intense competition from ...

Toyota Camry Gets a Redesign

April 16, 2014 1:16 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation. The redesigned 2015 Camry, unveiled Tuesday at the New York Auto Show, is ...           


What Impact Will the Recall Have On GM's Sales?

April 16, 2014 1:06 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

As General Motors executives show off their newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots. Many expect GM sales to take a hit from a ...  

Relieving Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety with Improved Batteries

April 16, 2014 12:55 pm | by Frances White, PNNL | News | Comments

Electric vehicles could travel farther and more renewable energy could be stored with lithium-sulfur batteries that use a unique powdery nanomaterial.Researchers added the powder, a kind of nanomaterial called a metal organic framework ...

Volvo Cars to Unveil the Ingenious S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid

April 16, 2014 10:12 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

The production version of the S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid, with an exceptionally CO2-efficient 238 horsepower Drive-E petrol turbo and plug-in hybrid technology, will be launched in China early 2015 and will be produced at the Chengdu plant ...

5 Engineers with Fatally Terrible Inventions

April 16, 2014 9:51 am | by Aubrey Schaefer, Engineer Jobs | Blogs | Comments

If I stopped to count how many engineers have positively affected my life, I would have no time for anything else. Instead, let’s look at those other engineers – the ones with fatally terrible inventions. There have been a few engineers – the misguided, misinformed, or just plain mad ...

GM to Ask Bankruptcy Court for Lawsuit Protection

April 15, 2014 11:21 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy. The automaker's strategy is in a motion filed in ...


Chevrolet Bringing Tiny Trax SUV to U.S. & China

April 15, 2014 7:21 pm | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chevrolet's smallest SUV is heading to its biggest markets. The Chevrolet Trax will go on sale in the U.S. and China early next year. General Motors unveiled the 2015 model Tuesday evening ahead of the New York International Auto Show. General Motors thinks ...

GM Sales Eyed for Impact of Ignition Switch Recall

April 15, 2014 5:22 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

As General Motors executives show off their newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots. Many expect GM sales to take a hit from a ...

The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Too Little Too Late?

April 15, 2014 9:41 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

Brooke Melton probably wasn't thinking of her keyring one rainy March night in 2010. She was driving her 2005 GM Cobalt when the ignition switch suddenly moved from "run" to "accessory." This had the unfortunate effects of killing the ...

Feds Revisit Safety Rules After Bus Crash

April 14, 2014 10:11 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal transportation authorities are investigating ways to minimize death and injuries in bus crashes following the fiery wreck that left 10 dead when a FedEx truck slammed into a tour bus carrying high school students in Northern California ...

What Engineers Need from Today’s Research Outlets

April 14, 2014 9:56 am | by Gabriela Lupulescu, Product Manager, Knovel | Articles | Comments

Baby Boomers are now retiring at a rate of 8,000 per day according to the AARP, creating demand to fill the newly empty senior engineering positions. However, thanks to the size of the Baby Boomer population, there simply aren’t enough ...

Parents: GM Knew of Defect in Daughter's Car

April 12, 2014 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Parents of a Georgia teenager who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash say General Motors knew of a defect in her car but took steps to conceal it. In a federal lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court, Alexina and William Van Pelt of Evans say ...

GM Slow to Act on Recalls, Congress Documents Show

April 11, 2014 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Documents from a House of Representatives subcommittee show that General Motors CEO Mary Barra received an email about a steering problem in the Saturn Ion in October 2011 — more than two years before the car was recalled. That ...  

Tesla Spoils Rotten Lemon Lawyer

April 11, 2014 2:10 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Perhaps you’ve heard of the “Lemon Law King.” He resides in PD&D’s home-state of Wisconsin, and he’s unleashed his loosely-based lawsuit fervor on Tesla. Auto designers and manufacturers roll their eyes at the mere mention of Vince Megna’s name, and rightfully so ...

Predicting the Impact of the 1,000 mph Supersonic Car

April 11, 2014 12:48 pm | by Katie Baker, SAGE Publications | News | Comments

A new paper from the Swansea University, College of Engineering team working on the BLOODHOUND SSC (Supersonic car) project has been published on the aerodynamic characteristics of traveling at 1,000mph. Simulations have looked at how the car will cope with ...

Logos Technologies to Develop Silent-Capable Military Motorcycle

April 11, 2014 11:17 am | by Logos Technologies | News | Comments

Logos Technologies has received a small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop a military-use hybrid-electric motorcycle with ...       

Photos of the Day: Multicopter Transformer Takes Off

April 11, 2014 11:07 am | by Advanced Tactics | News | Comments

The patented AT Transformer technology combines the capabilities of a helicopter, such as the ability to take off and land anywhere, with the capabilities of an off-road automobile. The AT Black Knight Transformer completed ...    

Black Knight Transformer Successfully Completes First Flights

April 11, 2014 10:59 am | by Advanced Tactics | News | Comments

Advanced Tactics has announced that it has successfully completed the first flight test of the Black Knight Transformer, a modular and roadable vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Advanced Tactics is at the forefront of ...  

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