The competition calls on university students in teams of two to five to develop features that will make cars of 2030 more intelligent and intuitive, and with the potential to revolutionize the automobile industry....More
Concerned about losing jobs to lower-cost countries, France has countered with the PFA industry coalition and two main efforts to advance automotive technology: autonomous vehicles and the affordable, high-fuel-efficiency small car....More
Mild hybrids use a small energy-storage system that can recover braking energy quickly and software that reuses it just as quickly to keep the internal-combustion engine working efficiently to meet Europe’s 95 g/km CO2 goal....More
Americans are slow to embrace the fuel-saving technology because of perceived noise, vibration and harshness issues and the fact that systems originally designed for Europe shut down the air conditioner during stops....More
Eighty of the auto maker’s patent applications are for the Hybrid Air project. The system improves mild-hybrid powertrains by recovering energy as compressed air and reusing it as quickly as possible with the next acceleration....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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