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Content posted in May 2013
Slideshow: Semi-Autonomous Features Boost Driver Safety
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5/28/2013  18 comments
While self-driving cars grab headlines, semi-autonomous features are quietly working their way into production vehicles and boosting safety today.
Slideshow: LEDs Gaining Traction in Vehicles
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5/23/2013  25 comments
With LEDs dropping in price virtually every year, automakers have begun employing them, not only on luxury vehicles, but on entry-level models, as well.
LEDs at Heart of Cadillac CTS 'Signature'
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5/22/2013  36 comments
Using almost 200 light-emitting diodes in the front and back of the new 2014 CTS, Cadillac designers are showing how LEDs can change the character of a vehicle.
Slideshow: 22 More People You Didn't Know Were Engineers
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5/15/2013  37 comments
We recently posted an online slideshow called, ď18 People You Didnít Know Were Engineers.Ē Within hours of its publication, readers began to suggest names of other luminaries -- astronauts, politicians, athletes and actors -- who were educated or had worked as engineers.
Video: Simulator Lets Race Drivers Feel Their Designs
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5/14/2013  8 comments
Formula One and Indy racing teams are increasingly converging on a simulator in Italy to give themselves an edge in the design of their cars.
Slideshow: Aston Martin Puts Hydrogen on the Race Track
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5/9/2013  27 comments
In yet another sign that hydrogen is creeping into the consciousness of global automotive designers, sports car maker Aston Martin plans to run a hydrogen-fueled vehicle in a 24-hour Grand Touring race later this month.
How Safe Is Safe Enough?
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5/6/2013  54 comments
One of the ugly truths of engineering is that life has a price. Cars, buildings, power plants, and industrial machinery can always be made safer for a cost, but manufacturers are at the mercy of the market.
Front-Seat TV Unwelcome in US Auto Market
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5/2/2013  39 comments
Front-seat television technology is beginning to creep into the worldwide automotive market, but regulators, automakers, and suppliers say itís unlikely to take hold in the US.




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