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Regulations

Hybrid Buses for the Republic of Ireland Will Help Keep Things Green

System uses GPS to automatically switch to electric for emissions zones

Business

AM General Seeks Buyer

U.S. defense contractor AM General LLC, best-known for its military Humvee vehicles, hopes to sell itself for $2 billion, sources tell Reuters.

Apple, BAE Receive Patent for Articulated Vehicle System

Apple Inc. and Sweden’s BAE Systems Hagglunds AB have been awarded a U.S. patent for a pivoting system that connects the front and back sections of an articulated military-style tracked vehicle.

Hybrid

Researchers Pursue Structural Batteries

One day the bodies of electric vehicles may be made of materials that double as batteries, The Engineer reports.

Batteries

A123 to Supply Batteries for SAIC EV

Watertown, Mass.-based A123 Systems Inc. says it will supply lithium-ion batteries to China's SAIC Motor Corp. for an unnamed 2012-model electric vehicle.

Field Guide: IBM Corp.

There's not a single bit of information technology, nor industry, nor industry need, nor business process untouched by the largest IT vendor in the world: IBM.

EuroAuto: Counting the Cost

Cost estimation is an art.

PLM

How the JSF Has SHAPED YOUR PLM

The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program is an undertaking that has not only resulted in a whole new suite of cost-effective military aircraft, but has had an effect on the capabilities and functionalities of product lifecycle management (PLM) systems used in industries including auto. By the way: Think a car has lots of parts? An F-35 has about 1.5 million.

Steel

CATERPILLAR REINVENTS THE LEAD-ACID BATTERY

Lead-acid batteries haven’t changed much since 1859.

Panic In Detroit

Dean Kamen's Mobility Device and Why It Caused Immoderate Upset in the Motor City Although the device that was code-named "Ginger" and was rumored to be as status quo-shattering as the PC, Internet, and canned beer is probably not going to be quite as disruptive, it is the most significant change on wheels that we've seen in this century.