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Content tagged with Automotive
posted in April 2008
Caterpillar Goes Electric
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4/28/2008  Post a comment
The company's new D7E tractor features the first all-electric drivetrain. Bulldozing may never be the same
Camera System Analyzes Driver Behavior
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4/28/2008  Post a comment
Drivecam, Inc. is using Texas Instruments digital signal processors (DSP) to create video recordings of driver behavior
Zero Motorcycles’ Zero X Dirt Bike in Action
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4/17/2008  Post a comment
Quietly sleuthing through the woods, Zero Motorcycles’ new Zero X dirt bike is powered by an electric motor and lithium-ion battery.
External Combustion Engine Piques Interest at SAE
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4/17/2008  Post a comment
Cleaner than conventional IC engines, inventor says
Future Vehicles Will Communicate with One Another, Experts Say
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4/16/2008  Post a comment
Using wireless technology, vehicles will talk to local infrastructure, too
Bosch Rexroth Hybrid Power Hydrostatic Regenerative Braking
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4/7/2008  Post a comment
Watch this video to see Bosch Rexroth's Hybrid Power Hydrostatic Regenerative Braking system in action.
GM's Power Train Strategy
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4/7/2008  Post a comment
More hybrids and diesels are in the plans
Readers Pick the Best and Worst Tech Movies
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4/7/2008  1 comment
Not enough movies have engineers as central characters
The U.S. Should Be Smart Enough to Know Better
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4/7/2008  Post a comment
America has turned its back on education and manufacturing
Range Change in Store for Chevy Volt
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4/4/2008  Post a comment
Big gas tank isn’t necessary, automaker says
Inner Workings of Chevy Volt
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4/3/2008  Post a comment
The Chevy Volt’s drive motor is mounted transversely between the front wheels, while its lithium-ion battery pack sits in a tunnel between the passenger seats.
Boeing Flies Fuel Cell-Powered Plane
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4/3/2008  Post a comment
Boeing officials today announced the first successful flight of a manned plane powered by hydrogen fuel cells




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