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posted in June 2013
Slideshow: Automakers Look to a Diesel Diet
Automotive News 
6/27/2013  31 comments
With automakers like Chevy and Volkswagen under pressure to boost fuel efficiency, diesel engines are beginning to look like a good bet.
DuPont Lightens Up
Engineering Materials 
6/27/2013  30 comments
DuPont has been working with auto manufacturers to refine some of its high-performance engineering plastics, and even invent new ones. It's all being done in the name of lightweighting vehicles and improving performance.
Thermal Transient Testing Reveals Long-Term TIM Performance
6/27/2013  4 comments
This is a key indicator for materials used in electronic systems and LED-based lighting applications.
Slideshow: Get Ready for Natural Gas Vehicles
Automotive News 
6/26/2013  37 comments
Natural gas vehicles are expected to grow more popular over the next few years, with worldwide numbers reaching 35 million by 2020.
Market Forces to Give More Pop to Natural Gas Vehicles
6/25/2013  26 comments
Market forces will cause sales of natural gas vehicles to spike over the next seven years, but the overall number of those vehicles will still be small, according to a new report.
Traceability Brings Visibility & Clarity to Embedded Projects
6/25/2013  Post a comment
All product stakeholders benefit through better tracking of artifacts from test cases to defects and back to nonfunctional safety requirements.
Slideshow: From Aston Martin to DeLorean, the Best Movie Cars
Automotive News 
6/24/2013  71 comments
Cars have played a significant role in films throughout movie history. We highlight some of the best.
Helicopter Powertrain Testing Beyond 90 Degrees
Guest Blogs 
6/24/2013  5 comments
Long a staple in the automotive world, multi-platform powertrain testing has been a persistent challenge for helicopter dynamic components.
DOE Tool Compares Gasoline to Electricity Costs
Automotive News 
6/20/2013  79 comments
If you've ever wondered how much it would cost to drive to work using electricity as a fuel, the US Department of Energy has an answer for you.
HUDs Let You Keep Your Eyes on the Road
6/20/2013  8 comments
A new breed of head-up display keeps motorists focused on driving.
Bioplastic Injection Molding Grade Is Compostable
Engineering Materials 
6/19/2013  20 comments
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
Aluminum Extrusion Gives Shape Options
6/18/2013  3 comments
At the Design News webinar on June 27, learn all about aluminum extrusion: designing the right shape so it costs the least, is simplest to manufacture, and best fits the application's structural requirements.
Virtual Desktop Environments Coming to Creo Design Apps
6/17/2013  3 comments
PTC will offer a virtual desktop environment for its Creo product design applications, potentially freeing engineers to run them from remote desktops on a variety of operating systems and mobile devices.
Engineers Cheer 'Multi-CAD' Strategy
6/14/2013  11 comments
Software maker PTC drew applause and cheers at PTC Live Global 2013 when it announced it will offer a "multi-CAD" strategy early next year.
Energy-Harvesting Shock Absorbers Coming to a Car Near You
6/14/2013  48 comments
Now that solar and wind harvesting technologies are a thriving market, researchers are seeking other environmentally related energy sources for which they can create harvesting devices.
Culture Changes Drive Auto Design
6/13/2013  30 comments
Siemens PLM has pointed to climate change, urbanization, and the aging population as its guidelines in automotive design decisions.
Experts Say Manufacturing's Software Revolution Has Already Begun
6/12/2013  9 comments
A host of macroeconomic forces are changing the future of manufacturing, and software may be the key to success for companies willing to make the necessary transformations, experts said this week.
Tesla to Produce 'Affordable EV' by 2016
Automotive News 
6/11/2013  41 comments
Tesla Motors plans to roll out a “compelling, affordable electric car” that will sell for about half the price of its high-profile Model S by the end of 2016, company chairman Elon Musk said last week.
Feds: Autonomous Cars Not Ready for Prime Time
Electronics News 
6/7/2013  30 comments
In response to rising interest in autonomous vehicles, the federal government has called upon states not to authorize operation of self-driving cars, except for the purpose of testing.
Ultracapacitors, Batteries Join Forces for Fuel Efficiency
Guest Blogs 
6/7/2013  12 comments
One option to increase vehicle fuel efficiency is to make battery systems more efficient.
Custom Chemistry Could Bode Well for Start-Stop Batteries
6/5/2013  14 comments
Start-stop vehicles may soon get a big boost from a new battery chemistry that offers longer cycle life and higher power than today's best lithium-ion units.
Feds Launch Metals Lightweighting Institute
Engineering Materials 
6/3/2013  31 comments
The federal government is launching competitions to kickstart three more manufacturing innovation institutes, including one focused on Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation.

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