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With the need to downsize engines, reduce weight and reduce fuel consumption, turbocharging has become a technology many manufacturers are turning to. Honeywell Turbo Technologies (HTT), one of the leading global developers of automotive turbochargers, released its Global Turbo Forecast that estimates the industry will generate $12 billion in revenue by equipping 49 million vehicles […]

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Autonomous vehicles may be nearing technological readiness, but may be delayed for legal reasons. This is according an Autonomous Driving Legislation and Liability report by ABI Research released Friday. “Legislation and liability issues and uncertainties are expected to remain the main obstacles for autonomous vehicles becoming widely adopted in the next decade,” said VP and […]

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How can cities address urban sustainability and the complexities of connected technology and connected vehicles? Toyota leaders will join 350 of the world’s greatest thinkers at the Meeting of the Minds 2014 summit next week, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, to explore this urban transformation and ways of harnessing the power of technology. Toyota stated […]

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Mercedes-Benz is another German company receiving an autonomous vehicle license from the state of California. With “Senate Bill No. 1298″ taking effect, Mercedes-Benz received a license allowing the company to test vehicles in autonomous driving mode in daily traffic on California roads. Mercedes-Benz, which has been in Silicon Valley for almost 20 years now, said […]

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The redesigned 2015 Jetta has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ when equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning system. The 2015 Jetta is currently on sale in U.S. dealerships and offers three gasoline engines, a TDI Clean Diesel, and a hybrid powertrain. These Jetta models offer a […]

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After Peugeot, Citroën is revealing info about its hybrid air powered concept, the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept. The air-powered vehicle devised by Peugeot’s sister company will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show and of course shares some aspects of its technology with Peugeot’s hybrid-air concept mentioned earlier this week. Described by Citroën as […]

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Audi announced it will be the first company to receive a newly established autonomous driving permit issued by California. This came as a number of new regulations that govern the testing of automated driving on the state’s roads took effect September 16. California has allowed limited use of its roads for automated vehicle testing in […]

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While Chrysler Fiat gets plenty of deserved credit for its alternative fuel and gas-engine-efficiency offerings — like the small EcoDiesel-powered Ram 1500 and the Multi-Air family of four-cylinders — there hasn’t been much of anything relating to electricity. In fact, beyond the Fiat 500e compliance car, the cupboard appears quite bare. However, the company apparently […]

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More 48 volt news comes from the UK as we learn Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) will demonstrate its 48-volt hybrid vehicle technology at the annual Low Carbon Vehicle conference and exhibition at Millbrook Proving Ground this week. CPT said its unique proposition for a new class of affordable low voltage electric hybrid vehicles is its […]

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Driveline development company GKN will present new carbon-saving systems and technologies at the UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle event September 10 and 11. Smaller, more powerful GKN EVO drives for pure electric and extended range electric vehicles will be on display, said GKN, alongside the company’s new Gyrodrive flywheel hybrid system for buses. “Electric drive technologies […]

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