Bosch’s iBooster operates electromechanically, does not require vacuum from the engine and recovers almost all the energy lost in typical braking. It uses electrical current only during braking....More
Human-machine interface systems should be designed to enhance, not distract, the driving experience, panelists here say, acknowledging mistakes have been made and that future trends point to simpler interfaces....More
The German companies intend to build several prototypes to analyze the requirements of freeway driving, including interchanges, toll gates and work zones. Tests will be made on German autobahns as well as other European freeways....More
At the Chicago auto show, Continental's Tejas Desai explains the supplier's Driver Focus concept vehicle, which uses a camera and light bar to draw the attention of a distracted driver back to the center of the road....More
With only three pistons in a tiny 1.0L package, the new smallest EcoBoost engine moves the refreshed ’14 Fiesta subcompact with ease, which begs the question: How much smaller can EcoBoost engines get?...More
The car gets off the line with surprising thrust, considering the engine is so small, and its midrange torque approaches that of the new breed of premium turbocharged 4-cyl. engines with twice the displacement.
Autonomous emergency braking helps avoid crashes or mitigates their severity by using forward-looking radar, lidar or video systems to scan the road ahead, warn the driver and apply the brakes independently if the driver does not respond quickly enough....More
The supplier is investing heavily in collision-avoidance systems because auto makers and governments want to eliminate traffic fatalities and research is finding many of the technologies effective....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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