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  • Onboard diagnostic (OBD) systems were pioneered and refined in gasoline engines, but now this technology has taken a firm hold in the diesel engine world as well. As of the 2007 model year, all diesel-powered vehicles rated at less than 14,000-pound
  • Formula 1 (F1) racing is moving closer to homologation, wherein all racecars will be more uniform and standardized to narrow the competitive technology gap between cars that teams with more resources exploited. John Howett, president of Panasonic Toy
  • Delphi Corp. recently announced it will relaunch its exit financing structure, which will include participation from General Motors Corporation, as previously announced, as well as a new commitment from an affiliate of GM, to also support the company
  • Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) unveiled a pre-production prototype of its L220F Hybrid wheel loader at the recent CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibition in Las Vegas.
  • Eden Energy Ltd. recently noted that it has received a U.S. patent for its cryogenic storage vessels for liquid hydrogen. The company expects the new technology to advance the practicality of hydrogen cars by optimizing energy storage, reducing or el
  • AAA's Smart Features for Mature Drivers identifies vehicle features that can assist drivers with visual, physical and mental changes that are frequently encountered with age. AAA, in partnership with the University of Florida's National Older Driver
  • Ricardo and a consortium of automotive partners have completed an advanced prototype research program based on the highly innovative 2/4SIGHT engine concept that boasts up to 27 percent fuel savings. This gasoline engine concept uses novel combustion
  • Carfax will continue to be the vehicle history information provider for the Volkswagen Certified Pre-Loved program and the Audi Certified Pre-Owned program, the carmakers announced recently. Since 2003, Carfax Vehicle History Reports have been a key
  • Mike Lambert, president of the Automotive Distribution Network (ADN), was president of Parts Plus for nine years before the company's merger with Independent Auto Parts of America (IAPA) to form what is one of the most significant program groups in t
  • Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, has established the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRI-NA). Toyota plans to spend $100 million during the next four years on advance
  • With gas prices skyrocketing, it's probably no surprise that those who actually do go buy a new car are heading for smaller models than the large trucks and SUVs we still see on the roads. But the pace at which these smaller models are taking over mi
  • The ATX Group is looking into teen and 20-something's driving habits and how they will affect how automobiles are made, marketed, serviced and equipped with electronics and telematics.
  • A California-based electric vehicle manufacturer, recently participated at the Low Carbon Fuels 2008, a two-day event in Sacramento featuring the latest in alternative fuel technologies.
  • There are an estimated 21 million drivers today who own a vehicle with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (or TPMS) ? a technological device designed to notify drivers of dangerously low tire pressure ? according to a recent study by NADAguides.com. T
  • Federal-Mogul Corporation received the General Motors 2007 Supplier of the Year Award for its contributions to GM?s global product and performance achievements.
  • MANN+HUMMEL recently introduced simulation techniques that can be applied to determine the performance of filter media. Replacing time-consuming ?multi-pass testing,? they accurately represent the filtration processes in 3-D fiber structures. The com
  • Recent tests performed at Enerpulse, Inc. demonstrate that its newly released product, Pulstar improved fuel economy on 2005 and 2007 Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles by 6 percent to 8 percent, or approximately three miles per gallon. These results were
  • Patented Kinetic suspension technology from Tenneco Inc. is supplying ride control on the 2008 Toyota LandCruiser 200. Toyota has launched its breakthrough suspension technology, known as the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS), as standard on a
  • The National Science Foundation funded Science and Technology Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Predication (CMOP) has purchased two REMUS 100s for its studies from Hydroid, LLC, a manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs).
  • Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., (TMS) recently rewarded 100 high school seniors with $1 million in college scholarships for their commitment to education and community service at an awards banquet. The winners, who make up the 12th class of Toyota