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Content tagged with Automotive
posted in February 2012
Auto Vehicle-to-Vehicle Comms Viewed as Life Saver
Captain Hybrid 
2/29/2012  24 comments
Consumer Reports has given V2V technology a significant vote of confidence.
Solder Blamed for Faulty Window Operation
Sherlock Ohms 
2/29/2012  27 comments
After an accident, the windows on the Honda Odyssey did not quite work correctly.
Engine Mount Failure Shakes Oldsmobile
Made by Monkeys 
2/28/2012  35 comments
If the engine seems a little loose, it could be that all three engine mounts failed.
Slideshow: Detroit Auto Show's Concept Cars Roll Hybrid
Captain Hybrid 
2/27/2012  27 comments
The 2012 North America Internation Auto Shows displayed concept cars from Cadillac, Lexus, VW, Chrysler, and other car makers, spotlighting electric and hybrid power trains.
Slideshow: Green Materials Expand Design Reach
Engineering Materials 
2/24/2012  23 comments
There are more green, sustainable materials in use now than ever before, and if some manufacturers have their way, there will be even more of them in the future.
Harley Is Always Running Out of Gas
Made by Monkeys 
2/24/2012  29 comments
With a tiny gas tank and a faulty gas gauge, it's a pain trying to figure out when to stop to refuel.
Auto Climate Control Is Backwards
Made by Monkeys 
2/22/2012  67 comments
The automated climate controls do exactly the opposite of what is needed, despite the season.
Start-Stop Micro Hybrids Gain Momentum
Captain Hybrid 
2/16/2012  30 comments
A Lux Research study predicts that within the next five years, more than half of the new cars sold in the US will be micro- or mild hybrid vehicles.
Wireless Power Pitched as Replacement for EV Batteries
Captain Hybrid 
2/15/2012  60 comments
Stanford University researchers believe they've found a better way to build a long-range electric car. Amazingly, their solution has nothing to do with batteries.
Aluminum Composite to Lower Weight in Brake Rotor
Engineering Materials 
2/15/2012  28 comments
An aluminum composite brake rotor that weighs 60 percent less than cast iron and lasts three times as long could be cheap enough for volume automotive manufacturing.
Air Bags Cocoon Driver in GMC Acadia
Captain Hybrid 
2/14/2012  12 comments
The new GMC Acadia will now have air bags on both sides of the driver, above and below the shoulder, as well is in the front.
GMC Acadia Center Air Bag
DNTV 
2/14/2012  1 comment
GMC Acadia chief engineer Susan Eckel explains how front-center air bag works.
Slideshow: Electric Car Batteries Get Bigger
Captain Hybrid 
2/10/2012  58 comments
To boost the range of pure electric vehicles (EVs), automakers need more onboard energy. To get more energy, they need bigger battery packs.
Chevy Volt's Big Problem Isn't Safety, It's Cost
Captain Hybrid 
2/9/2012  73 comments
In the wake of the Chevy Volt fire investigations, sales are down, and General Motors' (GM) CEO Dan Akerson is blaming the downturn on a spate of bad publicity.
Electric School Bus Eliminates 'Range Anxiety'
Captain Hybrid 
2/8/2012  26 comments
Smith Electric Vehicles teamed with Trans Tech Bus to roll out a 42-passenger, 26,000-lb electric bus called the Newton eTrans, which it hopes will change the way children get to school every morning.
MEMS Is the Word
Wolfe's Den 
2/7/2012  12 comments
Our Sensors in Design summit focuses on emerging applications.
LEDs Light Up Dodge Dart
DNTV 
2/6/2012  3 comments
Jeff Gale talks about the use of LEDs on the back end of the new vehicle.
LEDs Light Up Dodge Dart
Electronic News & Comment 
2/6/2012  43 comments
The new Dodge Dart uses 152 LEDs to form a ruby red "racetrack" around the trunk, tail lights, and rear decklid.
Slideshow: 'Start-Stop' Hybrids Hit the Road
News 
2/3/2012  81 comments
Starter motors with automatic starting capabilities will hit the auto market in a big way in 2012. Within 15 years, every new vehicle could offer "start-stop."
Design Flaw Rusts Rear Mounts
Made by Monkeys 
2/2/2012  37 comments
Catching rusted rear mounts on cars before they fail is difficult if the rust is hidden.
Composites Reinforced With 3D Architectures
News 
2/2/2012  6 comments
ETH-Zurich research team discovers how to build composite structures that use reinforcing elements within 3D architectures, as abalone shells do.




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