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Lockheed Develops Protection Tech for Army Vehicles

March 31, 2015 11:42 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin is supporting the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) as they develop a new prototype controller for military vehicle active protection systems. The controller will allow armored ...

Acura Racers Headed to New York

March 31, 2015 11:01 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Car manufacturers from around the world will have their wares on display at the New York...

Better Traffic Signals Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

March 31, 2015 10:51 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Sitting in traffic during rush hour is not just frustrating for drivers; it also adds...

Report: Auto Industry Must Overhaul Supply Chain Training

March 31, 2015 9:25 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Group | News | Comments

A new report recommends that auto companies strengthen industry collaboration, worker training...

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Toyota Cuts Price of Automatic Braking Safety Devices

March 31, 2015 9:08 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Those pricey high-tech systems that automatically stop or slow your car if it's about to run into something are getting a lot cheaper. Toyota says it will offer lower-cost versions of the safety features in new Lexus and ...

GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 77

March 31, 2015 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 77 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims ...

Tesla to Unveil New Product Next Month

March 31, 2015 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors says it will reveal a new product next month, but it's not a car. CEO Elon Musk tweeted Monday that "a major new Tesla product line" will be revealed April 30. Tesla shares rose 3 percent to $190.60 after the tweet ...

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Philips Sells Stake in LED Components, Automotive Lighting

March 31, 2015 8:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronics giant Philips says it is selling a majority stake in its LED components and automotive lighting division to a consortium led by investment fund GO Scale Capital in a deal worth up to $2.9 billion. Philips announced ...

Big Rigs Often Go Faster Than Tires Can Handle

March 31, 2015 8:53 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The American Trucking Associations, an industry group, says it opposes speed limits over 65 mph, and it has petitioned the government to require speed-limiting devices on trucks. ATA spokesman Sean McNally provided a 2007 survey ...

EVs May Be More Useful Than Previously Thought

March 30, 2015 2:13 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

In the first study of its kind, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) quantitatively show that electric vehicles (EVs) will ...

Volvo Cars to Build New Factory in U.S.

March 30, 2015 12:56 pm | by Volvo Cars | News | Comments

Volvo Cars has announced that it is to build a brand new manufacturing facility in the U.S., fulfilling its ambition to be a truly global car maker, investing around 500 million dollars in a new plant and underscoring its long term ...     

Penske Warns NASCAR Team Not to Manipulate Tires

March 30, 2015 10:53 am | by Jenna Fryer, AP Auto Racing Writer | News | Comments

The team owner is aware of rampant industry speculation that some crews are drilling tiny holes in tires to allow air to escape during a race, a process known as "bleeding tires." NASCAR has confiscated ...

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Safety Sensors Revenue Estimated to Cross $3B By 2020

March 30, 2015 10:33 am | by IndustryARC | Articles | Comments

Safety sensors and systems as part of different equipment play a vital role to ensure safety of employees and workers in factories and production units across industry verticals. These products act as a bridge between human and machine ...

BMW Recalls Nearly 49K Motorcycles

March 30, 2015 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BMW is recalling nearly 49,000 motorcycles in the U.S. and Canada because flanges that hold the rear wheel can crack if bolts are too tight. The recall covers multiple models including certain 2005-2010 R1200GS and ...

Lincoln Continental, the Car of Presidents, Is Returning

March 30, 2015 9:05 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of newer luxury cars from Europe and Asia. Now, the Lincoln Continental is back. Thirteen years after the last ...   

Road Course Will Test Self-Driving Cars

March 27, 2015 1:50 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Self-driving cars will be on the move in Michigan this summer, but not on public roads: the University of Michigan is setting up its own mock city, the Mobility Transportation Center (MTC), to test the way ...

Honda Achieves Production Milestone

March 27, 2015 11:25 am | by Honda Canada | News | Comments

Honda is celebrating the hard work and dedication of generations of Associates, as the company announces it has built its seven-millionth vehicle in Canada. This impressive feat took place during the company’s 29th year of Canadian vehicle ...

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3D Printed Roof to Improve Fuel Economy

March 26, 2015 5:04 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

SABIC has revealed a new roof design for heavy duty vehicles that would enhance the vehicle’s fuel economy...

Fuel Cell Vehicles to Drive Increase in Global Hydrogen

March 26, 2015 10:44 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Group | News | Comments

A recently released report anticipates demand for cleaner transportation will substantially increase the global hydrogen market in the near future. Analysts at New York-based Persistence Market Research predicted the market value ...    

Engineering Newswire 133: New Rube Goldberg Designs Violin Playing Machine

March 26, 2015 10:24 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re controlling headlights with our eyes, learning how the bench top factory will change our lives, and building kinetic sculptures with the new Rube Goldberg ...

Toyota Plans for Growth After Lull From Recalls

March 26, 2015 9:46 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is ready to ramp up its growth again, emerging from an intentional soul-searching lull brought on by its massive global recall scandal that began in 2009. The world's top-selling automaker outlined a new "architecture" ...

Building Energy Efficient Products for a Better Tomorrow Using CFD

March 25, 2015 9:23 am | by Mehul Patel, CFD Consultant, Hi-Tech CFD | Articles | Comments

The world is badly in a need of products that are energy efficient, as global energy consumption levels increase at an alarming rate. It is the only reason why government agencies and manufacturing organizations are strained to look for ...

Study: Electric Cars Could Alleviate Urban Heat

March 25, 2015 9:10 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Group | News | Comments

A newly released study finds electric cars could help alleviate heat concentrated in large urban areas. Researchers from Michigan State University reported electric vehicles only emit about ...

Ford Cockpit Designed Using Eye-Tracking Tools

March 24, 2015 3:14 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Vision tracking has been used to detect concussions and give pilots a 360 degree view inside fighter planes, and now Ford is using it too, to get a behind-the-scenes view of what people see when they look at the interior of a hyper-engineered car...

The Top 10 Most Annoying Car Features

March 24, 2015 9:52 am | by Cars.com | News | Comments

Experts at Cars.com have listed the top 10 most annoying features that can be found in today's cars. The list focuses on a range of features that Cars.com experts have deemed the most ...

GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 74

March 24, 2015 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 74 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total ...    

Mercedes Recalls 30K Cars to Fix Rear Tail Lamp

March 24, 2015 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mercedes-Benz is recalling just over 30,000 CLS-Class cars in the U.S. because the LED tail lamps may not light properly on the sides. The recall covers certain 2015 CLS 400s, 2012 through 2015 CLS 550s, 2012 and 2013 CLS 63s and the ...

GM Recalls Chevy Malibus to Fix Sunroof Control Issue

March 24, 2015 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling nearly 92,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls. The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years. The automaker says the sunroofs can close ...     

Meet the Largest All-Electric Truck in Germany

March 23, 2015 3:24 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The largest commercial electric truck in Germany will be taking its quiet bulk to the road soon...

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