Fuel Economy http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53329/more en JCI, LTU Pair Up for Battery Research http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research <div class="node-body article-body">A new dynamometer at Lawrence Tech’s campus will allow students and JCI engineers to work jointly on powertrain systems, such as a new dual-voltage stop-start system coming to market in 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. BMW JCI Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Product Development Purchashing dynamometer engineer Johnson Controls Lawrence Technological University Mary Ann Wright research University of Wisconsin Wed, 20 May 2015 11:15:00 +0000 1283651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Visitors to Johnson Controls Vehicle Engineering Systems Lab at Lawrence Tech watch as engineers prepare BMW 3-Series for test run.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Dyno Dedication Sparks JCI, LTU Tie-up http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie <div class="node-body gallery-body">Asked how students and JCI engineers will split time with the dyno, MaryAnn Wright says the workload for both groups will be seamless and integrated. JCI also will fund research to be done with the dyno, and students will be assigned projects and other work.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. BMW JCI Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Product Development Wed, 20 May 2015 11:10:00 +0000 1283671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Virinder Moudgil, president of Lawrence Technological University, and JCI&#39;s MaryAnn Wright at dyno&nbsp;dedication.</strong></p> When the Wind Tunnel Is Not Enough http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/when-wind-tunnel-not-enough <div class="node-body article-body">Massachusetts firm Exa promotes aerodynamic software simulation for faster, less expensive and what it says are more accurate results.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/when-wind-tunnel-not-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/when-wind-tunnel-not-enough#comments Public World Suppliers Vehicles & Technology World Suppliers Aerodynamics Fuel Economy Tue, 12 May 2015 10:33:00 +0000 1274621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jaguar XE used simulation exclusively for airflow, thermal analysis.</strong></p> U.S. Fuel Economy Up 1.4% in April http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/us-fuel-economy-14-april <div class="node-body article-body">The market average was down from March, but some automakers hit record highs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/us-fuel-economy-14-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/us-fuel-economy-14-april#comments Public Data Center Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Fuel Economy Sales Results Monthly Tue, 05 May 2015 12:22:00 +0000 1273071 at http://wardsauto.com Poor Hybrid Sales Threaten 2025 CAFE Targets http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets <div class="node-body article-body">“We believe that we do have technologies that can technically meet the targets but we must be able to commercially produce these vehicles and sell them to customers who want to keep returning to them,” says FCA’s Chris Cowland. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/poor-hybrid-sales-threaten-2025-cafe-targets#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Chrysler General Motors Honda Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Transmissions Tue, 05 May 2015 10:59:00 +0000 1271211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>While HEVs selling poorly even with big incentives, FCA completely sold out of gas-guzzling 707-hp Hellcat Challenger and Charger&nbsp;models with zero spiffs.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2015 SAE World Congress -- View From the Floor http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-sae-world-congress-view-floor <div class="node-body gallery-body">Detroit's Cobo Center hosted the 2015 SAE World Congress last week. Some 11,000 engineers from 40 countries came to town for 1,500 technical presentations, more than a dozen topical panels and several keynote speeches.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-sae-world-congress-view-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/2015-sae-world-congress-view-floor#comments Public Auto Makers 2015 Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan Chrysler Honda Hyundai Nissan 2015 SAE World Congress Carbon Fiber Chassis Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Emissions Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Steel Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:37:00 +0000 1269221 at http://wardsauto.com OEMs Ponder Dual-Fuel, Cooled EGR Combustion Strategies http://wardsauto.com/north-america/oems-ponder-dual-fuel-cooled-egr-combustion-strategies <div class="field-deck"> 2015 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Southwest Research scientist says many automakers are just getting started in their research of the dual-fuel RCCI system, and that it will take at least a decade before the technology is ready for production vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/oems-ponder-dual-fuel-cooled-egr-combustion-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/oems-ponder-dual-fuel-cooled-egr-combustion-strategies#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. BorgWarner Delphi 2015 SAE World Congress California Air Resources Board (CARB) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Product Development Turbocharger Cary Henry compression ignition cooled EGR dual-fuel exhaust gas recirculation GDCI HCCI low temperature combustion PCCI port fuel injection RCCI Southwest Research Institute SwRI Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:29:00 +0000 1264761 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Southwest Research runs tests on spark-ignited natural-gas Cummins engine modified to operate with cooled EGR.</strong></p> Shell Eco-Marathon Detroit http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit <div class="node-body gallery-body">Young, open minds undeterred by the fog of realism converged on Detroit’s Cobo Center over the weekend for the Shell Eco-marathon Americas, the ultimate fuel-economy challenge. About 1,000 students representing 110 high schools and colleges from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Guatamala brought their hand-built concepts.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/shell-eco-marathon-detroit#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America North America - Regional Canada Brazil Mexico U.S. Batteries Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Ethanol Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Gasoline Product Development Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:04:00 +0000 1257721 at http://wardsauto.com Record Fuel Economy for U.S. Light Vehicles in March http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/record-fuel-economy-us-light-vehicles-march <div class="node-body article-body">Although gasoline prices remained at a 6-year low, consumers dealt with the biggest month-to-month increase in four years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/record-fuel-economy-us-light-vehicles-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/record-fuel-economy-us-light-vehicles-march#comments Public Data Center Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Fuel Economy Sales Results Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:58:00 +0000 1254731 at http://wardsauto.com Volvo Fighting for Premium CUV Customers http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Long overdue, the new XC90 arrives with a brilliant interior, two efficient powertrains, an intuitive human-machine interface and just enough exterior styling tweaks to draw the attention of luxury-minded shoppers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volvo-fighting-premium-cuv-customers#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Europe Test Drives North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Sweden Volvo Car Fuel Economy Gasoline Headlamps Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Hybrid Vehicles Instrument Panel Interior Li-ion Materials Pedestrian Protection Product Development Safety Supercharger Turbocharger Test Drives BMW X5 City Safety Lexus RX Mercedes M-Class metallic trim Orrefors crystal PHEV Scalable Platform Architecture Scandinavian design T6 T8 Thor's hammer Volvo XC90 Ward's 10 Best Engines wood Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1250451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealers start getting retailer demos of all-new Volvo XC90 T6 in May.</strong></p>