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  • The internal combustion engine is far from dead

    The internal combustion engine is far from dead

    by Anne VanderMey CNNMoney/Fortune October 22, 2012 Absent a revolutionary breakthrough within the next few years, carmakers from Volkswagen to BMW are now finding new ways to work with what they have. That’s becoming especially important with a looming hike in fuel economy standards in the U.S. to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025… To meet the new standards, companies are combining an array of existing technologies to eke out every possible bit of fuel savings from the 120-year-old internal […]

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  • The Composite Technology of Fuel Efficiency

    The Composite Technology of Fuel Efficiency

    by Travis Hessman Industry Week October 17, 2012 The gauntlet has been dropped. The White House has doubled-down on its drive for fuel efficiency, setting a new 54.5 miles per gallon standard for cars and light trucks by 2025. This means combustion, electric and hybrid vehicles are now primed for a decade-long war to see which technology can best meet the challenge. Read more…

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  • In-Car Ethernet Isn’t What You Think

    In-Car Ethernet Isn’t What You Think

    by Damon Lavrinc Wired October 16, 2012 The average car has a few miles’ worth of cables and wires. They handle everything from controlling your anti-lock braking system to telling you how much fuel is left in the tank. Cables and wires are efficient and reliable. They’re also heavy and expensive, which is why Ethernet will be the next in-car connectivity standard. Bringing Ethernet to cars will do more than reduce the complexity and cost of wiring your ride. It […]

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  • The Future of Fuel Efficiency

    The Future of Fuel Efficiency

    In this three part series, Ars Technica looks at the latest innovations in fuel efficiency.. and what the future holds. Part One: More bang, less buck: How car engine tech does more with less by Jonathan M. Gitlin, October 1, 2012 This article covers combustion engine design and turbocharging. Part Two: The road ahead: How we’ll get to 54.5 mpg by 2025 by Jonathan M. Gitlin and Kyle Niemeyer, October 8, 2012 Part Two covers new CAFE standards, start-stop technology, […]

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  • Ford Says New Carbon-Fiber Technology Could Boost Fuel Economy

    Ford Says New Carbon-Fiber Technology Could Boost Fuel Economy

    by Anita Lienert Edmunds Inside Line October 9. 2012 DUSSELDORF, Germany ‚Äî Ford on Tuesday showed off a prototype carbon-fiber hood that could be used in high-volume manufacturing of its battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles… Edmunds says: There are several routes to improved fuel economy ‚Äî and this one appears to hold a lot of promise. Read more…

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  • Active Shutter Grille Vents: How They Help Improve MPG

    Active Shutter Grille Vents: How They Help Improve MPG

    by Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield Green Car Reports October 8, 2012 Over the past few years, more automakers than ever have started to promote something called active shutter grille vents. Essentially a way to boost fuel economy at higher speeds, active grill shutters are now being used by GM, Ford, and Chrysler–among others–to give gas mileage boosts to their highest-efficiency models. Read more…

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