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  • Special orders have their place in the specialty-parts business. There are two types of parts buyers, but sometimes they can be one in the same. Immediate-need customers are those who need their vehicle repaired right now to get to work tomo
  • DETROIT (Oct. 2, 2006)- Industry research suggests that by 2015, 20 percent of all new vehicles will be diesel-powered. At a recent press event, Bosch engineers demonstrated how they are addressing this industry shift
  • A proposed new rule would require ESC to be equipped on all light-duty vehicles sold in the United States by the 2012 model-year. Are you ready to service these vehicles?
  • Although the Maxima has been in continuous production since the 1980s, the Model A33 described here was produced from 2000 through 2003. Mid-way through this car's production run, the 3.0L engine was dropped and replaced with the 3.5L engine used in
  • This is the sixth year of production for the R50 Pathfinder. But there were some big upgrades in 2001, including a new engine that's also used in the Maxima.
  • America has yet to make up its mind about a diesel engine under the hood of the typical passenger car. But in the European Union nations, diesels have a more than 50 percent share of the engine market in the last two model-years of sales. Despite the
  • In addition to working hard to realize its vision of accident-free driving, automotive engineers are also developing technologies that help minimize the risk of injury for those people caught up in accidents that cannot be avoided. In 2006, for examp
  • TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Corporation's (TMC) has unveiled a fuel cell hybrid vehicle (FCHV) that includes a more efficient fuel cell stack, improved control system and higher-pressure storage system. The new concept successfully completed a real-w
  • lan Mulally, president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company, is the recipient of the SAE Foundation Manufacturing Leadership Award. The award will be presented to Mulally at the 2008 SAE Foundation Banquet in Detroit, May 22. The Manufactu
  • Sean Fowler has joined Firestone Industrial Products as strategic account executive in Firestone's Ride-Rite? Division. In his new role, Fowler will be responsible for developing and executing business strategies to expand Ride-Rite distribution to n
  • Adams Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Gettysburg, Penn., will be the first utility in the United States to own and operate a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) bucket truck.
  • The debate continues whether regulation of motor vehicle greenhouse gases should be done at the federal, state or local level. The federal government recently got a boost in this support when the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) threw i
  • The Webasto Liquid Heat Generator(R) (LHG) will be an independent, on-demand engine heating system that is a major technological departure from the process the industry has used universally since the early 20th century to produce heat to warm vehicle
  • Valence Technology, Inc. will increase its manufacturing capacity to meet anticipated demand for its safe, industry-leading lithium phosphate energy storage systems. By March 31, 2009, Valence plans to have in place an expanded manufacturing capacity
  • After experiencing lukewarm initial growth, the North American commercial vehicle telematics market appears poised to experience a second wave of technology innovations, application penetration and market growth. Specifically, multi-modal communicati
  • Mike Cleary, an ASE Certified Master Technician and Ford Motor Company Certified senior master technician and Powerstroke engine specialist, will present comprehensive training course on the 6.0L Powerstroke Engine in Burnaby, B.C. The seminar will b
  • Model EVD can travel at 50 mph with up to a 50 mile range using electric power. New model EVD electric scooter is classified as either a moped or motorcycle depending on state regulations.
  • Firestone will assume title sponsorship of the Indy Racing League?s (IRL) official development series and re-establish the series name as Firestone Indy Lights. The change is part of an agreement between IRL and Bridgestone Firestone North American T
  • Telematics service provider ATX Group and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) are hosting the first three-day forum for in-depth discussions regarding automotive business issues.
  • One vehicle navigates the underwater terrain like an octopus; the other opens its doors like a giant insect. Yet another car boasts 90 miles on a single electric charge.