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posted in July 2013
Slideshow: BMW Unveils Premium Electric Car
Automotive News 
7/31/2013  31 comments
In a glitzy ceremony that featured a New Years’ Eve-style countdown in three cities around the world, BMW AG unveiled its all-electric i3 this week.
Can 48V Be the Auto Industry's Next Big Thing?
Electronics News 
7/30/2013  57 comments
Another new powertrain technology may be poised to bring major change to the auto industry by delivering the advantages of hybridization without some of the complexity.
Slideshow: Ford Steps Up Sustainable Materials
Engineering Materials 
7/30/2013  11 comments
Already ahead of the curve in using renewable and sustainable materials, Ford is stepping up its use of recycled, biobased, and recyclable materials in components throughout the car.
Test Center Speeds Development of Broadcast Equipment
Product News 
7/26/2013  3 comments
A new all-in-one solution offers a testing environment for many audio, video and multimedia applications, ranging from televisions and set-top boxes to broadcast receivers and automotive entertainment systems.
Loss of Subsidies Could Burst EV Bubble
7/25/2013  62 comments
Sales of electric cars and batteries will climb steadily over the next five years, but what happens if government subsidies disappear?
Growth Could Be on the Way for Lithium-Ion Battery Market
7/24/2013  17 comments
A study says lithium-ion batteries will see growth over the next five years, even though electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids aren't expected to hit the high sales figures once projected for them.
Slideshow: Lexus's $10K Bike Hits the Streets in Japan
7/19/2013  46 comments
Luxury automaker Lexus has shifted gears, temporarily applying its technical expertise to the creation of a $10,000 bicycle.
Slideshow: Toyota's Humanoid Robot Is Space-Bound
Electronics News 
7/18/2013  14 comments
Toyota Motor Corp. will enter outer space in August, as a robot it co-developed rides to the International Space Station.
How Much Would You Pay for an EV?
Automotive News 
7/16/2013  48 comments
Ford, Nissan, Honda, and Fiat have cut prices on their pure electric cars. Chevy has shaved the sticker on its Volt plug-in hybrid. Now the auto industry will hold its collective breath and see what happens.
MEMSIC Releases Ultra-Efficient 2-Axis Magnetic Sensor
Product News 
7/16/2013  4 comments
From smartphones to a new Citizen watch, the MEMSIC two-axis magnetic sensor is infiltrating the industry.
Slideshow: Get Ready for Start-Stop
Automotive News 
7/15/2013  28 comments
The auto industry’s biggest change over the next 10 years will be its move to start-stop micro-hybrid – a conventional gasoline-burning vehicle that uses an enhanced gear-based starter to enable its engine to shut down for short stops.
Slideshow: GM, Honda Team Up on Fuel Cell Challenges
Automotive News 
7/10/2013  15 comments
Two automakers that are among the most committed to a hydrogen fuel cell future have agreed to work together on the technology.
Dipstick Messes With the Distributor
Made by Monkeys 
7/10/2013  38 comments
With the dipstick out of place, the car was performing in a very odd manner.
Slideshow: Welcome to the Brilliant Plant
7/8/2013  27 comments
The new plant is clean, quiet, and requires less space. It also takes some of the pressure off the control engineer.
Leaking Gas Fueled the Car
Made by Monkeys 
7/3/2013  40 comments
When the fuel line started to leak, the leaking fuel kept the car running.
Tesla Aims to Win Over Skeptics With Battery Swap Stations
Automotive News 
7/2/2013  51 comments
Tesla Motors has added battery swap to its arsenal of technologies aimed at displacing gasoline-burning vehicles.
3D Printing & Printed 3D Electronics
Engineering Materials 
7/1/2013  19 comments
Combining a conformal printed electronics process with 3D printing in the same machine could speed up manufacturing, cut costs, and give engineers more design freedom. It's not that far away.
Design News Radio: Get High-Quality Injection-Molded Parts Faster
7/1/2013  9 comments
Plastic injection-molded parts can be designed by following some basic rules. It's also possible to get the parts you want in less time than you expected. A lot depends on the process you choose.

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