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Most major automotive suppliers met last week to focus on 48-volt systems during the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems. Leading automakers and tier 1 suppliers, discussed the need for an internationally agreed 48-volt electrical standard. A proper standard is needed by the global automotive industry to achieve the economies of […]

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Toyota has revealed some of the smart new technologies and systems it will be featuring in future models to make driving safer. To be integrated in the company’s Integrated Safety Management Concept, Toyota said these have been designed from the start to work together to help cut the number of road accidents. The new features […]

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Autonomous driving and driver assistance technologies are set to move forward at a quick pace over the next few years. Manufacturers rely on many different suppliers for these technologies to move forward; one such supplier involved in many innovations is Delphi. Delphi Automotive PLC just announced it will partner with Ottomatika, Inc., a company started […]

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A special conference is being held this week to discuss the advancements of 48 volt hybrid systems for vehicles. The European Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (EALABC) will inform automotive industry executives this week of the environmental and cost benefits of advanced lead-carbon batteries now being commercialized for a new generation of low cost 48V ‘super […]

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GKN has been named as a finalist in the Automotive News 2015 PACE Awards for two new fuel savings technologies. A panel of independent industry judges have shortlisted the company’s two-speed eAxle for hybrid and electric vehicles as well as a soon to launch all-wheel drive disconnect system for small cars. GKN explained that by […]

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As of this coming Saturday, Nov. 1, every vehicle sold in the European Union will come standard with electronic stability program, also known as ESP. All newly registered passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of up to 3.5 tons must be equipped with the anti-skid system according to this new […]

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On Thursday this week, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced SENSING, describing it as a new driver-assistive system which will first be equipped to the all-new Legend to go on sale in Japan before the end of this year. The system will then be successively integrated to more models in the future. Honda explained SENSING was […]

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This weekend Audi will follow through on existing plans to tackle a race track with an autonomous version of its Audi RS7 sans driver. More than sedately piloting a street course, Audi will attempt to turn a hot lap in the 150-mph high-performance car with no human at the wheel. The previously reported goal of […]

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An environmentally safe, inexpensive battery developed at Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University (NTU) could lead to electric cars that charge 70 percent in two minutes, and it has a shelf life of more than 20 years. Could this mean bye-bye gas station for today’s fence sitters, or is this just another hopeful battery story prompting excitement, […]

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Volvo managed to obtain 450 horsepower out of a two-liter version of its Drive-E engine. Called High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept, this special version is a triple boost 2-liter engine. The goal was to demonstrate the company’s know-how in emission-reducing turbo technology. “When we launched the Drive-E powertrain family, our aim was to deliver the […]

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