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posted in November 2008
Innovative Fuel Tank Wins SPE's Grand Auto Design Prize
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Twin sheet blow molding cuts weight and reduces emissions for new BMWs
Who Is to Blame For GM's Collapse? All of Us
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Bailout? Yes, With Reservations
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David Cole: Bridge Loan Is Needed to Keep Automakers Afloat
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Loan would cost taxpayers less than automotive industry collapse, expert says
Microsoft Upgrades Robotics Toolkit
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Improved performance, visual programming capability bring higher price tag
Back to Basics
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11/17/2008  Post a comment
Crisis brings out the best in engineering thinking
smart USA Demonstrates Hybrid Alternative
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Consumers lining up for new smart fortwos
Electric DeLorean Goes Back to the Future
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Enthusiasts convert 1981 DeLorean to an electric vehicle
Ford Will Bring EcoBoost to Mid-Level Vehicles
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Better power, better fuel efficiency, lower emissions
Escape Plug-In Will Use 'Blended' Hybrid Approach
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Internal combustion engine will join electric motors in driving wheels
Internet Connectivity Hits The Road
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Autonet Mobile's in-car router brings Internet connectivity to everything from laptops to PDAs to iPhones
Consumer Reports Stages 'Future of the Car' Event
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Automakers show off fuel cells, electric vehicles and hybrids
smart USA Demonstrates Hybrid Alternative
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11/9/2008  Post a comment
Ken Kettenbeil, director of communications for smart USA, says the first fortwo sale in the U.S. occurred in January and approximately 20,000 vehicles have been sold since then.
Escape Plug-In Will Use 'Blended' Hybrid Approach
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Greg Frenette, zero-emission vehicle programs chief engineer for Ford, says the Ford Escape plug-in hybrid will use a vastly different power approach than that of GM's highly-publicized Chevy Volt.
Brett Hinds on Ford's EcoBoost Engine Technology
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11/9/2008  Post a comment
Ford Motor Co. said it will bring its EcoBoost engine technology to mid-level vehicles as a way of boosting fuel efficiency in a wider variety of its products.
Electric DeLorean Goes Back to the Future
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11/9/2008  Post a comment
Delman, a physician educated as an electrical engineer, worked with another member of the association, Tom Nieland, to convert the DeLorean to an electric car.
David Champion for Consumer Reports
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General Motors, Ford, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Honda and Smart USA teamed up with engineers from Consumer Reports recently to demonstrate next-generation automotive powertrains at the "Future of the Car" event.




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