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  • Behr’s Visco technology for diesel engines offers heavy-truck fuel savings

    Behr America is introducing new diesel-engine technology that promises fuel-economy savings of up to one percent for heavy truck owners in North America. Behr’s patented Visco technology for engine-coolant pumps reduces “parasitic” power losses that affect fuel economy.  First introduced on 13-liter diesel engines in Europe, Behr’s new demand-driven system…

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  • Tata Motors Group global wholesales at 84,458 in June 2013

    The Tata Motors Group global wholesales in June 2013, including Jaguar Land Rover, were 84,458 nos. Cumulative wholesales for the fiscal were 247,501 nos. Global wholesales of all commercial vehicles – Tata, Tata Daewoo and the Tata Hispano Carrocera range — were 41,577 nos. Cumulative commercial vehicles wholesales for the…

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  • Newest Goodyear blimp takes shape

    Construction project for faster, larger airship moves ahead with installation of envelope over rigid internal framework Goodyear (NASDAQ: GT), the best-known tire company in North America, is hard at work on the construction of its newest airship. This week marks an important milestone in the company’s plans to replace its…

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  • Ford announces senior leadership team changes

    Tony Brown, group vice president, Global Purchasing, retiring after 36-year career Hau Thai-Tang appointed group vice president, Global Purchasing Birgit Behrendt elected vice president, Global Programs & Purchasing Operations Burt Jordan elected vice president, Global Vehicle and Powertrain Purchasing & Supplier Diversity Kumar Galhotra appointed vice president, Engineering Trevor Worthington…

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  • Atmel launches new Automotive-qualified maXTouch controller family; enables single-layer shieldless touchscreen and touchpad designs in car center stacks

    Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced the availability of a new maXTouch® family to enable single-layer shieldless designs in automotive center stacks, navigation systems, radio interfaces or rear seat entertainment systems. Atmel’s mXT336S is optimized for 7-inch touchscreens, while the mXT224S…

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  • Worldwide deliveries of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in the first half of 2013 reach previous year’s levels

    Deliveries of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles were stable during the first six months of the current year. Europe’s leading manufacturer of light commercial vehicles delivered 270,700 units worldwide by the end of June. A moderate increase of 0.2 percent means that deliveries were almost at the previous year’s level (January to…

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  • Federal-Mogul to present step-change technologies for tomorrow’s powertrains at 2013 IAA Motor Show in September

    Technology experts available to provide insight into innovations that enable improved fuel economy and reduced emissions Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) will present a range of powertrain technologies that are helping vehicle manufacturers to improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions at this year’s IAA motor show in Frankfurt (Messe Hall…

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  • Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. celebrates 60th anniversary

    Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, is pleased to announce that today marks the 60th anniversary of the company. The origins of FHI go back to the 1917 founding of the “Aircraft Research Laboratory” which was later incorporated as “Nakajima Aircraft Co. Ltd”. After World War…

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  • Datsun is back with all-new Datsun GO for the new risers

    Datsun is back; new Datsun GO unveiled in New Delhi, India. Datsun GO is the first Datsun car for the 21st century. Developed locally, Datsun GO will also be locally produced. Datsun is the third Nissan Motor Company’s brand. Datsun stands for Dream, Access and Trust (D.A.T.). The Datsun GO…

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  • Ford Fiesta, the UK’s family favourite, tops four million sales

    The keys to the four millionth Ford Fiesta sold in the UK – a Fiesta Zetec in Candy Blue with the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine – were presented to a proud customer at a Ford main dealer in the North East today. Fiesta has led the small car segment in…

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  • Plug In America’s Tesla Roadster Battery Study

    ?By Tom Saxton, Chief Science Officer Released: July 13, 2013 Introduction As the first full-production all-electric vehicle of the modern era, the Tesla Roadster represents a unique opportunity to study battery pack longevity. Deliveries of the vehicles began in 2008 with a total of 2,500 Roadsters produced through the end…

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  • Höegh Transit delivered for Green Recycling

    On 15 July 2013, Pure Car Truck Carrier Höegh Transit (built 1982) was sold for environmentally safe recycling in China. Höegh Transit has been sold to a company controlled by Wirana Shipping Corp, Singapore, who will resell the vessel to the recycling yard Jiangmen Yinhu Shipbreaking Co. in China. Wirana…

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  • Porsche 918 Spyder wows Goodwood

    Innovative 887 hp plug-in hybrid super sports car makes public dynamic debut at Festival of Speed Pedigree motorsport technology delivers maximum performance with minimum fuel consumption Mid-mounted 4.6-litre V8 engine and two electric motors with lithium-ion batteries combine to deliver 0-62 mph in 2.8 secs, 211 mph top speed, plus…

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