NEW YORK – A New York researcher and engineers with a Michigan-based company are developing an aluminum-alloy brake rotor that could replace today's cast-iron versions at far less cost than the ceramic parts now available only in high-priced sports cars and racing vehicles. Nikhil Gupta, a professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, tells WardsAuto that a prototype of the new rotor will be ready in about a year. Gupta's team, consisting of three graduate ...

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