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posted in January 2012

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Chevy Volt: Chargeable With Renewable Energy?
Automotive News 
1/31/2012  31 comments
If you're a prospective Volt owner who wants to load your lithium-ion battery with renewable energy electrons, Chevrolet says it has found a way to help you.
Dev Kit Supports Graphical Programming
Product News 
1/30/2012  18 comments
Simplified programming techniques change the roles of mechanical and electrical engineers, as well as programmers.
MCUs Cut Mechatronics Design Costs
1/27/2012  10 comments
In a wide-ranging half-hour discussion titled, Microchip engineer Keith Curtis addressed questions about the future of mechatronic control.
Comment:HP quality - Charles Murray-1/24/2012
Cadillac's ATS Cuts Mass 1 Gram at a Time
Electronics News 
1/24/2012  31 comments
A massive engineering effort has produced a lightweight, high-strength body structure that will let Cadillac enter the compact luxury market segment this year.
Comment:Amazing - Charles Murray-1/23/2012
Slideshow: Detroit Auto Show Highlights EVs, Hybrids
1/20/2012  40 comments
Automakers at this year's North American International Auto Show unveiled a potpourri of technologies aimed at boosting the efficiency of today's vehicles.
Ford Showcases First Plug-In Hybrid
1/19/2012  25 comments
The auto industry's move to plug-in vehicles gained momentum as Ford rolled out its C-Max Energi hybrid at the North American International Auto Show.
Design News Radio: Microcontrollers for Mechatronics
Electronics News 
1/19/2012  7 comments
If you design mechatronic systems and want to learn more about using microcontrollers (MCUs) in your applications, listen to our Design News radio program on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
Tesla Model S Hitting the Road This Summer
Automotive News 
1/18/2012  54 comments
Tesla Motors' plan to build practical, competitive electric vehicles (EVs) will finally be put to the test this summer, as the upstart car company rolls out its long-awaited Model S.
Smartphones Pose More Danger to Drivers
Electronics News 
1/16/2012  39 comments
Engineers who have equipped cars with cameras and collected millions of miles of data on crashes say that the key to distraction is visual, not cognitive.
Comment:Ingenious - Charles Murray-1/13/2012
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Prius Pushes Hybrid Efficiency
Automotive News 
1/11/2012  43 comments
Hybrid cars entered a new market segment this week as Toyota introduced a "gateway" vehicle aimed at younger, less affluent buyers.
Chevy Volt Beefs Up Battery Safety
Automotive News 
1/10/2012  18 comments
General Motors said it will beef up the battery safety structure, add a sensor, and install a bracket in the Chevy Volt to prevent the type of post-crash fire that occurred in a Department of Transportation garage last year.
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Would Cellphone Ban Secure Car Safety?
Electronics News 
1/6/2012  72 comments
Automakers continue to expand the scope of electronic "infotainment" features, despite government pressure to ban them and deem them unsafe.
Slideshow: Top 5 Automotive Trends to Watch in 2012
1/3/2012  21 comments
Because automakers are already on the hook to push their Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) to 35.5mpg by 2016, and 54.5mpg by 2025, they're going to be working hard on any feature that can eliminate even the smallest sip of gasoline.

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