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  • Although many people aren't aware of it, Volkswagen's (VW) Toureg was available with a diesel engine in 2004. About 5,000 were sold in North America, and they met that year's emissions regulations in 45 states.
  • Delphi's Electrical/Electronic Architecture Improves Fuel Economy and Emissions ... First Year Business-related Equipment Write-off Increased to $125,000 in 2007 ... ETI Presents Another Successful Tech Week?... Yokohama Unleashes Nanotechnology-enha
  • America is becoming more focused about saving energy. Consumers are increasingly concerned about rising fuel costs. The threat of foreign oil dependency has shifted government policies to make energy-saving an issue of national security ...
  • The 1/X (pronounced "one-Xth") is a Toyota concept vehicle that redefines from its very roots the idea of what it means to be environmentally considerate. Toyota unveiled its 1/X plug-in hybrid concept vehicle to the North American market at the 2008
  • MAHLE Clevite Inc. has appointed Ken Carter to the position of national sales manager.?Carter has served in a variety of leadership sales roles throughout his MAHLE Clevite career. His most recent responsibilities included being the manager of the He
  • Private investment firm Sun Capital Partners recently announced that one of its affiliates has acquired the wet friction and aftermarket businesses of Raytech Corporation.
  • DENSO has appointed Yoshihiko Yamada as president of DENSO Sales California in Long Beach. Yamada had been president of DENSO International Thailand since 2005.
  • Increasing the amount of renewable ethanol blended into gasoline from 10 percent to 20 percent does not present problems for current vehicles or fuel-dispensing equipment and provides similar power and performance, according to a new study released r
  • When as Little as .001 INCH of lateral rotor runout can be enough to lead to disc thickness variation (DTV), it's crucial that rotors run true when they leave the shop. After all, once DTV has developed, drivers feel it as pedal pulsation, a leading
  • DETROIT – AUDI HAS INTRODUCED the first 12-cylinder diesel engine in a high-performance road-going sports car. The 6.0L Audi R8 V12 TDI merges Le Mans Audi R10 V12 TDI engine technology into the R8 chassis, superb road handling, pioneering tech
  • Toyota recently presented a technical award to safety system maker Autoliv for development of the inflatable curtain for the new Sequoia. The award was given out at the 2008 Annual Global Supplier Convention in Nagoya, Japan.
  • Federal-Mogul reported net sales of $6.9 billion for the year ended December 31, 2007, an increase of $588 million compared to the same period in 2006. The company says more than $300 million of the increase is due to increased global demand and new
  • World commercial vehicle sales?are projected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 2.3 percent over the next two years, and this production?is expected to be around 21.7 million units in 2010. The US, with a share of 41.5 percent of sales for 2007,
  • Chrysler LLC is going straight to its customers to gain insight on product features and technologies with the industry's first online Customer Advisory Board. The online Customer Advisory Board's closed forum leverages the leading-edge technology of
  • The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is considering making revisions to the state's zero emission vehicle (ZEV) regulations. The 11-member board this morning will hear recommendations from the CARB staff that would allow carmakers to sell 2,500
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  • Kentucky high school teachers recently took part in a green design workshop at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown, Ky. The one-day meeting and auto factory gave teachers the tools to encourage innovative student thinking about solutions to comm
  • One Friday morning, I left the house on my way to Dothan, the big town down the road where I worked for so many years. The Ford dealership parts manager had a brand new 7.3L engine block he needed to dump either on me or in the scrap iron bin. I'm te
  • A Virginia Tech mechanical engineering professor and student have invented an intelligent brake light system that will communicate brake speed and hopefully prevent more accidents.
  • According to the AAA, driving now costs nearly two cents more per mile than it did in 2007. AAA's 2008 edition of "Your Driving Costs" shows the cost of driving a passenger vehicle in the United States has increased 1.9 cents per mile in the last yea
  • MeshNetics, a provider of ZigBee modules and embedded software for OEMs and system integrators, announced at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Calif., the successful completion of the ZigBee PRO certification of the company's line of ZigBi