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  • Engineers putting wasted engine heat to good use: improving fuel economy

    Engineers putting wasted engine heat to good use: improving fuel economy

    by Chris Tutor Autoblog Green September 13, 2012 Gasoline-powered, internal combustion engines are notoriously inefficient. Some estimates say as much as 70 percent of the fuel’s energy is lost to friction and heat… To engineers, that’s a huge pot of low-hanging, fuel-efficiency fruit. Chrysler and Dana Holding Corp. have developed a “thermal management system” (highlighted in blue in the photo above) for the 2013 Dodge Ram that takes advantage of some of that heat. Read more…

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  • Saginaw auto supplier thrives under Chinese ownership

    Saginaw auto supplier thrives under Chinese ownership

    by Melissa Burden The Detroit News September 10, 2012 Buena Vista Township ‚Äî Nexteer Automotive, whose survival was in question a few years ago, is thriving under its new Chinese owners ‚Äî booking $12 billion in new business that will keep factories humming for years to come. The supplier’s dramatic and rapid turnaround has salvaged thousands of jobs as well as the economic vitality of Saginaw County, where it is headquartered. It’s a tale of compromise and commitment. Read more…

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  • Auto manufacturing brings jobs to Indiana

    Auto manufacturing brings jobs to Indiana

    by Casey Williams Indianapolis Star September 1, 2012 Since hitting bottom in 2009, the American auto industry has added nearly a quarter of a million jobs. Of those, 19,800 have been in Indiana, according to DrivingGrowth.org… Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission is adding 205 jobs by 2013. And that’s only a start. Read more…

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  • UAW president, environmentalists tout new fuel economy standards as job creator, ‘incredible victory’

    UAW president, environmentalists tout new fuel economy standards as job creator, ‘incredible victory’

    by Michael Wayland MLIVE August 29, 2012 DETROIT, MI- The 2017-2025 “Corporate Average Fuel Economy” standards are officially set to nearly double the average gas mileage of new cars and trucks in the U.S… Erika Nielsen, director of marketing and public relations at BorgWarner, a global Auburn Hills-based auto supplier: “Automakers are looking for solutions that provide better fuel economy and reduce emissions while maintaining performance. That means new opportunities for our company, because our turbochargers, variable cam timing, dual […]

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  • Suppliers ride the MPG wave; saving fuel brings soaring profits

    Suppliers ride the MPG wave; saving fuel brings soaring profits

    By CHARLES CHILD Automotive News May 21, 2012 Gasoline at $4 a gallon and government-mandated fuel economy targets are creating vast opportunities for many big global suppliers. In North America, those suppliers are selling turbochargers, direct injection, stop-start equipment, eight-speed transmissions and many other systems that save fuel. “If you bring a real idea to an OEM to improve fuel economy or lower emissions, they will seriously listen,” says Tim Manganello, CEO of BorgWarner Inc., a top maker of turbochargers. […]

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