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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.

Steel

CATERPILLAR REINVENTS THE LEAD-ACID BATTERY

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