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posted in October 1996
Washington Beat
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Washington Beat
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Technical news from the capital
Quality takes center stage in '97
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Forget big, fast, and flashy. While some of the new cars fit that description, the emphasis this year is on stiffness, silence, safety, engine performance, and handling.
Camry drives to the top
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17th annual Design News survey puts the Camry as number-one reader choice, edging out perennial favorite Taurus. But Ford still ranks high among engineers, picked as the best mid-range manufacturer. Overall, readers want reliability when buying a new vehicle.
Truck gages get on the bus
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With the SmartGage, Peterbilt has a device that reduces wiring complexities, cuts inventory, and simplifies maintenance
Speed duel in the desert
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Spirit of America and Thrust SSC attempt to push the World Land Speed Record past 800 mph--and break the sound barrier in the process
An inside look at the new vette engine
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The Chevy redesign of its famous small-block V8 holds many packaging surprises. Here is a sample.
The ins and outs of automotive materials
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No car component escapes innovative material solutions
Flash! the secret's out
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Whether it is stand alone or integrated on a microcontroller or DSP, flash memory saves automakers--as well as dealers--time and money
Balancing noise, vibration and harshness
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Chrysler fine-tunes its fleet in a complicated game of compromise
Utes are brutes
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Design News readers test drive sport utility vehicles
The intelligent highway
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A plan is emerging for integrating regional automation programs into a single intelligent-highway infrastructure
Technology Bulletin
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Late developments that shape engineering
Designer's Corner
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