SAE World Congress http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/71331/more en Compact Power Addresses Lithium-Ion Safety http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/compact-power-addresses-lithium-ion-safety <div class="field-byline"> Mike Sutton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The company is relying on more robust technologies to prevent high-temperature-related catastrophic failures from occurring in hybrid-electric vehicle batteries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/compact-power-addresses-lithium-ion-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/compact-power-addresses-lithium-ion-safety#comments Public News & Analysis Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America Suppliers Electronics Li-ion SAE World Congress Supply Chain Vehicles & Technology lithium-ion Fri, 27 Apr 2007 15:47:00 +0000 15887 at http://wardsauto.com FEV Advances With Variable Compression Ratio Gas Engine http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/fev-advances-variable-compression-ratio-gas-engine <div class="field-byline"> Mike Sutton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The variable compression ratio engine uses flex-fuel operation, along with turbocharging and direct injection, to counter the fuel economy drawbacks of E85.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/fev-advances-variable-compression-ratio-gas-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/fev-advances-variable-compression-ratio-gas-engine#comments Public News & Analysis Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America Product Development SAE World Congress Supply Chain Vehicles & Technology Wed, 25 Apr 2007 16:31:00 +0000 24730 at http://wardsauto.com Hybrids to Remain Viable as Future Powertrain Enabler http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/hybrids-remain-viable-future-powertrain-enabler <div class="field-byline"> Mike Sutton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Improvements in hybrid system cost, performance and battery technology will assist in the electrification of the automobile, an expert panel says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/hybrids-remain-viable-future-powertrain-enabler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/hybrids-remain-viable-future-powertrain-enabler#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America Auto Makers Suppliers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Electronics SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology Tue, 24 Apr 2007 14:21:00 +0000 27916 at http://wardsauto.com NHTSA Chief Plugs Active Safety http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/nhtsa-chief-plugs-active-safety <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nicole Nason urges the auto industry to perfect collision-avoidance systems and the public to trust they will save lives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/nhtsa-chief-plugs-active-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/nhtsa-chief-plugs-active-safety#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Suppliers Politics National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Product Development SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology NHTSA Fri, 20 Apr 2007 15:50:00 +0000 22189 at http://wardsauto.com Gas Engines to Remain Relevant http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gas-engines-remain-relevant <div class="field-byline"> Mike Sutton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alternative fuels and technological advancements will allow gasoline engines to remain viable powertrains for at least another 20 years, a panel of experts says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gas-engines-remain-relevant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/gas-engines-remain-relevant#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America Auto Makers Delphi General Motors Suppliers Management & Strategy Politics Alternative Fuels Engines SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology Delphi General Motors Fri, 20 Apr 2007 15:19:00 +0000 26742 at http://wardsauto.com Sensata Debuts ‘Smart Camera’ System http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/sensata-debuts-smart-camera-system <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By 2010, Sensata expects to have about 1 million of its new IM103 Image Sensors, a self-contained microcomputer, on the road.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/sensata-debuts-smart-camera-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/sensata-debuts-smart-camera-system#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America Auto Makers Suppliers Electronics Product Development SAE World Congress auto suppliers Thu, 19 Apr 2007 20:46:00 +0000 32191 at http://wardsauto.com After 60 Years, a New Way to Prime-Coat Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/ar/new_apply_primer <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chemical supplier Henkel is introducing new technology to the 60-year-old phosphate pretreatment process.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ar/new_apply_primer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ar/new_apply_primer#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers North America North America Auto Makers Suppliers Plants & Production Manufacturing Technology SAE World Congress Thu, 19 Apr 2007 14:57:00 +0000 51242 at http://wardsauto.com Better Fuel Economy Does Not Preclude High Performance http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/better-fuel-economy-does-not-preclude-high-performance <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unlike the 1970s, auto makers today say they can continue to improve performance while lowering emissions and boosting fuel efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/better-fuel-economy-does-not-preclude-high-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/better-fuel-economy-does-not-preclude-high-performance#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America North America Auto Makers General Motors Mazda Politics SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology General Motors Mazda Wed, 18 Apr 2007 17:42:00 +0000 38286 at http://wardsauto.com Diversity Key to Future Powertrain Development http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/diversity-key-future-powertrain-development <div class="field-byline"> Mike Sutton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A variety of drivetrains will be needed to meet more stringent fuel economy and emissions standards of the future, says expert panel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/diversity-key-future-powertrain-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/diversity-key-future-powertrain-development#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America Auto Makers Ford General Motors Suppliers Management & Strategy Politics Engines Product Development SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology Ford General Motors Wed, 18 Apr 2007 17:13:00 +0000 32795 at http://wardsauto.com Private-Equity Investments Debated http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/private-equity-investments-debated <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SAE World Congress panelists say some private-equity investors want to be true partners with the auto industry, while others merely want to make a quick buck.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/private-equity-investments-debated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/private-equity-investments-debated#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers North America North America Auto Makers General Motors Metaldyne Suppliers Management & Strategy Finance SAE World Congress auto suppliers General Motors Wed, 18 Apr 2007 16:28:00 +0000 10126 at http://wardsauto.com