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2008-12-19
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Revolve Technologies, formerly Roush Technologies of the U.K., has developed a hydrogen bi-fuel conversion system for gasoline engines. The company recently displayed its demonstration vehicle based on a Ford Transit cargo van powered by the 2.3-L four-cylinder gasoline engine available as an option with Transit models sold in Europe.
2008-12-17
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Daimler AG has acquired a 49.9% stake in Evonik Industries AG's Li-Tec subsidiary to advance Evonik's lithium-ion battery technology. The German companies are seeking a third partner with expertise in electical and electronic systems integration.
2008-12-15
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California has adopted a sweeping set of measures, including some targeting the automotive industry, to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted in the state to 1990 levels. CARB (California Air Resources Board) will promulgate the target-setting measures into specific regulations over the next two years.
2008-12-15
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The EPA recently approved rules that require heavy-duty trucks over 14,000 lb to be equipped with an onboard diagnostic system. The rule applies to trucks with a gasoline or diesel engine. Trucks under 14,000 lb already are under EPA mandate.
2008-12-15
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CARB (California Air Resources Board) on Dec. 12 adopted several measures designed to reduce emissions from heavy-duty diesel-powered trucks. The measures are contained in two sets of rules. The Statewide Truck and Bus rule will require owners of in-use heavy-duty diesel trucks to install exhaust filters under a phase-in schedule that calls for 100% compliance by 2014.
2008-12-10
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Audi's announcement of a smaller, lighter, "even more efficient" diesel engine for the June 2009 Le Mans 24-h race is a glimpse of the tip of the development iceberg that includes many environmentally friendly production programs.
2008-12-09
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Development of lithium-ion battery cells is a daily newsmaker, and the recent history of nickel/metal hydride in hybrid cars is a statistical fact. However, Johnson Controls Inc., which claims to be the world’s largest automotive battery maker, believes the much-maligned 12-volt lead-acid still battery has a bright future.
2008-12-08
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Two SAE International cooperative research programs (CRPs) sponsored by most of the world's largest automakers have found that the alternative refrigerant HFO1234yf offers "significant environmental benefits" while posing no significant risks related to safety (e.g., toxicology, flammability) when used in vehicle A/C systems.
2008-12-08
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As Bosch announced another application of its stop-start system—on the Fiat 500, it also stated that it anticipates half of all new vehicles in Europe will incorporate the technology by 2012.
2008-12-08
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More than 150 auto-industry watchers, government officials, and academics from South Korea, Japan, and China got together at the end of October in Seoul for a three-day automotive environmental forum held and sponsored by Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group for the first such meeting in Asia.
2008-12-05
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A late-October panel sponsored by TechKnow, a Michigan technology advancement organization, made some predictions recently about plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Expect them to be expensive to buy and cheap to operate, while reducing pollutant and carbon emissions. However, do not expect their volumes to be large.
2008-12-04
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According to InterRegs, representatives of the European Parliament and the European Council have reached a tentative compromise on the draft regulation introducing mandatory CO2 emissions limits for passenger cars.
2008-11-24
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Clean diesel engine technology powered 23 Audi vehicles from New York to California as journalists participated in a performance and fuel economy-focused marathon covering more than 4,800 miles.
2008-11-21
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As fuel-cell technology makes progress in research labs, forklifts are serving as a proving grounds. Crown Equipment Corp. has developed a range of fuel-cell vehicles, striving to take the technology beyond research into production.
2008-11-18
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Ricardo Inc. has received a contract as part of the Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator program launched by the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to identify the best combinations of technologies for achieving the highest possible fuel efficiency for military ground vehicles while maintaining vehicle performance.
2008-11-17
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The Indian Tata Motors company, which plans to launch an electric model – the Indica EV – in Europe next year, has bought a majority stake in a Norwegian specialist company.
2008-11-16
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With 272 technical presentations in eight parallel sections, the FISITA Automotive World Congress held in Munich in September covered the full spectrum of current automotive innovation. And yet there was one common denominator that every plenary and panel session speaker repeated.
2008-11-16
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Although there will be some­ growth in alternatives, 80% of world energy needs will continue to be supplied by oil, natural gas, and coal as far ahead as 2030, according to projections by ExxonMobil. A recent spike to over $140 per barrel of crude was unsustainable, an ExxonMobil executive told a joint meeting of SAE Met Section and the New York City chapter of NAFA Fleet Management Association.
2008-11-16
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Lithium-ion-cell designs reduce size and weight compared to the battery technologies now being used in hybrid vehicles, but their costs remain higher than alternatives already in high volume. Battery researchers are examining ­every aspect of their materials and processes to make lithium technologies more cost-effective.
2008-11-15
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Nov. 5 revealed details of the rules it will use in disbursing federal loans to automakers and component makers. To be considered for the first round of loans from the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program and its $25 billion pot, companies must apply by Dec. 31.
2008-11-05
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The steady electrification of the vehicle and rapid emergence of biofuels are driving new product-development activities across the automotive-electronics sector. For analog and mixed-signal application-specific integrated circuit supplier ZMD, exhibiting at Convergence 2008, these trends have made sensor technologies a major growth area.
2008-10-27
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According to InterRegs, the introduction of hydrogen-fueled vehicles into the European market came a step closer to reality recently when the European Parliament adopted a draft European Commission regulation on hydrogen fuel systems.
2008-10-27
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Better known as a producer of motorhomes in Europe, German manufacturer Hymer unveiled a prototype electrically powered light cargo van at the recent IAA Commercial Vehicles show. Designed around what the company refers to as a boat chassis, the spaceframe construction would accommodate the complete electric drivetrain beneath the sandwich floor toward the rear of the chassis.
2008-10-23
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Congress rushed to provide two important incentives to the auto industry in early October, and more lifelines are probably on the way when Democrats and Republicans return to Washington, D.C., in November.
2008-10-18
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Currently there are four types of power installed in aircraft: electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical. Higher levels of electrification in aircrafts are likely to come and so will continued advances in fuel-cell technology.
2008-10-18
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Fuel conservation took center stage at the National Business Aviation Association Convention as vendors attempted to hold onto sharp growth in the business jet market.
2008-10-18
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An investigative program to re-use scrap material generated during the leather-making process could potentially prevent more than 2,100 tons of leather shavings from being dumped into landfills each year.
2008-10-17
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Since beginning as SAE International’s Executive Vice President, I have had the pleasure of talking with members and customers in many towns, cities, universities, and businesses across the U.S. and around the world. I can say that there has been no shortage of beliefs, opinions, and ideas along the way.
2008-10-15
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An electric Porsche 911 prototype has been announced by RUF Automobile in Germany. Step-off acceleration to 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 7 s is claimed, and its single charge range is described as being better than 300 km (186 mi).
2008-10-15
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Scooters a­re seeing solid growth as fuel prices rise, but there is also growing concern over their emissions. Several companies are addressing this environmental concern with battery-powered systems and fuel-injection techniques on vehicles in Europe and Asia, including those used at the Beijing Olympics.
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