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Manning Up The Lexus RX 350
How do you solve "a problem" like the Lexus RX?
Article Published: 2/1/2009
Nissan's EV and Battery Plans, Part 3 of 5
 Nissan's 2010 electric vehicle isn't a two-seat city vehicle, but rather a 4-5 passenger sedan powered by a laminated lithium-ion battery pack. "We aren't buying this technology," says Mark Perry, director, Product Planning and Advan...
Article Published: 2/1/2009
The Changing Face of GM
Now that GM executives have released their survival plan, the question remains: “What happens to the General’s current—and future—lineup?”
Article Published: 2/1/2009
Better Cover
Environmental and process improvements have been made for steering wheel production by Autoliv, a supplier of interior products ranging from airbags to seatbelts. It is a thermoplastic covering that replaces the more conventional polyurethane materi...
Article Published: 1/1/2009
BMW 335d
There is one change that falls into the "major" category, the addition of a twin-turbocharged diesel to the list of available engines. As with its turbocharged gasoline engines, the small turbo spools up quickly and provides boost at low engine spee...
Article Published: 1/1/2009
Cluster Graphic Controller
Fujitsu’s MB88F332 graphics controller provides a single-chip solution for operating cluster instrumentation, heads-up display systems and central information displays, with a sophisticated sprite, or bitmap, engine for high-quality graphics.
Article Published: 1/1/2009
Designing, Engineering, Lighting
While designers, engineers and other technical personnel are supposed to work together in creating innovative, salable products, few examples are as obvious as the work that is being done at Audi AG in Ingolstadt, Germany. Specifically, it’s work on...
Article Published: 1/1/2009
Ford: Putting on the Top Hat
Now automakers can reuse the basic architecture and structure of a vehicle but then put with vastly different body styles, or top hats, over them. Ford is the latest automaker to join the top hat revolution and it is moving aggressively forward with...
Article Published: 1/1/2009
Icon A5 Light Sport Aircraft
Dr. Paul Moller dreams of putting thousands of his "Sky Cars" into the skies as air taxis that will whisk people door-to-door on trips of up to 900 miles at speeds up to 400 mph. As such, his idea is a potential competitor for both automakers and th...
Article Published: 1/1/2009
L.A. Auto Show
Los Angles in November: 80º and copious sunshine pitted against the testimony of Detroit’s CEOs in D.C.
Article Published: 1/1/2009

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