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posted in February 2012

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Auto Vehicle-to-Vehicle Comms Viewed as Life Saver
Captain Hybrid 
2/29/2012  24 comments
Consumer Reports has given V2V technology a significant vote of confidence.
Medical Design Conference Showcases Products
News 
2/28/2012  9 comments
More than 2,200 exhibitors descended on the Medical Design & Manufacturing show in Anaheim, rolling out products ranging from robotics and automation solutions to packaging machines, conveyors and materials.
Slideshow: Detroit Auto Show's Concept Cars Roll Hybrid
Captain Hybrid 
2/27/2012  27 comments
The 2012 North America Internation Auto Shows displayed concept cars from Cadillac, Lexus, VW, Chrysler, and other car makers, spotlighting electric and hybrid power trains.
Air Guitar Retuned by Clippard's Pneumatics
Electronic News & Comment 
2/22/2012  30 comments
Clippard Instruments demonstrated a pneumatically operated guitar at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show.
Better Cameras Simplify Machine Vision
News 
2/21/2012  2 comments
The move toward simplicity doesn't mean the new breed of machine vision is easy to use.
3D Machine Vision Comes Into Focus
News 
2/17/2012  11 comments
Production of 1 million more autos annually is driving demand for deep inspection.
Start-Stop Micro Hybrids Gain Momentum
Captain Hybrid 
2/16/2012  30 comments
A Lux Research study predicts that within the next five years, more than half of the new cars sold in the US will be micro- or mild hybrid vehicles.
Wireless Power Pitched as Replacement for EV Batteries
Captain Hybrid 
2/15/2012  60 comments
Stanford University researchers believe they've found a better way to build a long-range electric car. Amazingly, their solution has nothing to do with batteries.
Air Bags Cocoon Driver in GMC Acadia
Captain Hybrid 
2/14/2012  12 comments
The new GMC Acadia will now have air bags on both sides of the driver, above and below the shoulder, as well is in the front.
Slideshow: Electric Car Batteries Get Bigger
Captain Hybrid 
2/10/2012  58 comments
To boost the range of pure electric vehicles (EVs), automakers need more onboard energy. To get more energy, they need bigger battery packs.
Chevy Volt's Big Problem Isn't Safety, It's Cost
Captain Hybrid 
2/9/2012  73 comments
In the wake of the Chevy Volt fire investigations, sales are down, and General Motors' (GM) CEO Dan Akerson is blaming the downturn on a spate of bad publicity.
Design News Radio Explores Medical Electronics
Electronic News & Comment 
2/9/2012  24 comments
Medical device designers who want to learn more about electronics should join us at Design News Radio on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 2:00 p.m. EST.
Electric School Bus Eliminates 'Range Anxiety'
Captain Hybrid 
2/8/2012  26 comments
Smith Electric Vehicles teamed with Trans Tech Bus to roll out a 42-passenger, 26,000-lb electric bus called the Newton eTrans, which it hopes will change the way children get to school every morning.
LEDs Light Up Dodge Dart
Electronic News & Comment 
2/6/2012  43 comments
The new Dodge Dart uses 152 LEDs to form a ruby red "racetrack" around the trunk, tail lights, and rear decklid.
Global Warming: Are the Skeptics Right?
Captain Hybrid 
2/3/2012  538 comments
Is the science of global warming incontrovertible? Sixteen distinguished scientists say no.
Slideshow: 'Start-Stop' Hybrids Hit the Road
News 
2/3/2012  81 comments
Starter motors with automatic starting capabilities will hit the auto market in a big way in 2012. Within 15 years, every new vehicle could offer "start-stop."


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