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Hybrid

Driving on Sunshine: Solar Powered EVs

Dutch partners aim to boost EV range with solar panels

Design

VIEWPOINT | ADVANCED POLYMERS IN AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

The quest among automobile manufacturers to reduce vehicle weight is driving an expanding use of advanced plastics in increasingly harsh and demanding environments, says DSM Engineering Plastics Inc.

Electronics

Plug-and-Play Wheelsets; Rallying for Safety; Testable 3D; Self-healing Brakes

Rallying for Safety; Plug-and-Play Wheelsets; Testable 3D; Self-healing Brakes

Business

Detroit Manufacturing Founder Sells Stake in Company

Andra Rush, who founded Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC (DMS) in 2012, has sold her majority stake in the firm to Bruce Smith, the co-owner and CEO of Marysville, Ohio-based tooling maker BTM Co.

Diesel

UPDATE: VW Investor Groups Want Independent Probe of Diesel Scandal

German’s largest investor advisory association, DSW, is calling for an independent investigation into diesel emission test cheating at Volkswagen AG.

Additive Manufacturing

Additive @ Ford

Here’s a look at how additive technology is being thought of—and used— at Ford.

Propulsion

A-Class Looks Good in Green

Chances are, when you think of “green” technology, your mind goes to something that has a resemblance, if not a direct connection, to something that’s a cross between granola and cardboard.

Materials & Lightweighting

Parts Integration & Performance Achieved with PA-Based Part

Air intake manifold with an integrated liquid charged air cooler developed by Volkswagen and Röchling Automotive uses Akulon polyamide from DSM.

Rapid Prototyping

Dutch Students Ride Bike at Nearly 80 mph

In light of all of the depressing news related to Lance Armstrong, here’s some rather interesting news from the world of human power transport, the development of the velomobile that won the 2012 World Human Powered Speed Challenge last month.

Propulsion

Lightening Up CNG Systems

If you take a conventional Honda Civic DX with its 1.8-liter engine and put it on a scale, you’ll find that it weighs 2,672 lb.

Plastics

Fewer Layers for Fuel Tanks

Although the approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. EPA for the barrier material from Solvay Advanced Polymers for three-layer fuel tank systems specifies applicability for lawnmowers, snow blowers, weed trimmers, generators, and other small off-road equipment, it is probably worth noting that Ixef BXT 2000-0203 polyarylamide (PARA) blow molding resin has gotten the OK.