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Content tagged with Automotive
posted in April 2012
Self-Healing Plastic Changes Color When Damaged
Engineering Materials 
4/30/2012  20 comments
A new type of plastic changes color first to show damage from cuts and scratches, then heals itself when exposed to light or changes in temperature or pH.
Win a Trip to the Indy 500
News 
4/27/2012  6 comments
Your dream of hanging with the pit crew at Indy has arrived, thanks to Littelfuse Inc.
Multicore Gaining Momentum in Automotive Powertrains
Electronic News & Comment 
4/27/2012  8 comments
In a bid to help automakers cut the fuel consumption and emissions of next generation engines, Freescale Semiconductor is rolling out a three-core microcontroller said to boost computing performance without drawing more power.
Automotive Lightweighting Funding Renewed by White House
Engineering Materials 
4/26/2012  19 comments
The White House has approved $14.2 million of new Department of Energy funding to promote the development of stronger, lighter composites and metals for cars.
'Revenge of the Electric Car' Gives Glimpse Into Minds of EV Faithful
Captain Hybrid 
4/23/2012  57 comments
Yes, the movie gives a one-sided view of the auto industry, but it also provides real insight into why we're moving toward EVs.
Touchpads Put In-Car Entertainment at Your Fingertips
News 
4/19/2012  26 comments
A tiny touchpad in the armrest or steering wheel of future vehicles could enable drivers to more easily communicate with a car's audio, radio, phone, or navigation system, thus reducing driver distraction.
Hybrid Redux? Not for Most Owners
Captain Hybrid 
4/18/2012  236 comments
Despite efforts to promote production of eco-friendly vehicles, hybrids appear to be losing ground.
Recycled Bottles Used for Heavy Truck Parts
Engineering Materials 
4/18/2012  21 comments
Recycled plastic bottles have become a PBT resin used to make the brackets of the side air deflection system in heavy trucks.
EV Like It's 1910 Again
Wolfe's Den 
4/17/2012  32 comments
Will the electric vehicle survive its current round of technological success?
Carmakers Keen on Turning Driver Distraction Into Features
Electronic News & Comment 
4/16/2012  50 comments
Automakers are adopting consumer interfaces that police drivers who text, dial, and surf the Web.
Don't Worry, Your EV Battery Won't Explode
Captain Hybrid 
4/13/2012  38 comments
Reports of a battery fire at a GM lab did not surprise experts, but they said the public should not assume the new EV batteries are explosive.
Innovative Fasteners Beat the Heat
News 
4/12/2012  11 comments
Coupling thinner alloys without shearing is a big win for automotive and aerospace apps.
CFD Tool Adds Moving Object Simulation
News 
4/10/2012  9 comments
With its latest STAR-CCM+ v7 release, cd-Adapco joins the ranks of CAD and CAE vendors bolstering tighter connections between the two design tool platforms.
Top Cars From 2012 New York International Auto Show
Features 
4/9/2012  24 comments
The 2012 New York International Auto Show showcased hybrids, electric vehicles, performance cars, and classic automobiles.
EV Batteries: Solid Concept, but Not Ready for Prime Time
Captain Hybrid 
4/6/2012  76 comments
Despite a spate of recent setbacks, plug-in hybrids are here to stay, and consumers and automakers alike need to be patient as the technology struggles toward competitiveness.
EV Battery Report Says Costs Going Down
Captain Hybrid 
4/3/2012  16 comments
Industry analysts are questioning a government forecast that hybrid-electric vehicle battery costs will drop sharply in the next three years.




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