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2012-11-05 12:24:28

TROY, Michigan, November 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Commenting on the CAFE standards that impose the 54.5 MPG rule on automakers to comply by 2025, Dr. Frank Henning gives an exclusive preview of his Keynote Speech at the Lightweighting AutoPlastics 2012 Conference in an interview with PlasticsToday. Dr. Henning also makes recommendations for technologies that U.S. car manufacturers can adopt quickly to achieve large-scale manufacturing of composite components and catch up with...

2012-10-18 15:20:09

TROY, Michigan, October 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Keynote speeches delivered by Mr. Lawrence Geise, Chief Engineer and Division Director of Body and Interior Design, Honda R&D Americas and Prof. Frank Henning, Head of Polymer Engineering, Fraunhofer ICT (Germany) will outline the sustainable mobility trends and pressures for lightweight vehicle design (CAFE standards in the U.S.) and the technologies that will enable large scale manufacturing of automotive composites. The...

2012-10-09 07:20:36

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TrueCar.com, the authority on new car pricing information, trends and forecasting, today provided actual fuel economy numbers from September light vehicle auto sales that indicate TrueMPG(TM )increased to 23.2 mpg in September 2012 compared to 22.0 mpg in September 2011, and stayed flat from August 2012 at 23.2 mpg. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110210/LA46033LOGO) Through the first three quarters of 2012, TrueMPG has...

2012-09-27 06:20:10

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study out today confirms that reducing vehicle weight with aluminum is the best overall enabler for significant efficiency increases. The report specifically shows that achieving new higher fuel economy standards in the 50+ MPG range is possible by combining a range of technologies that include weight reduction with advance materials. The study was conducted by a member of the AVL Group, the world's largest independent company for the...

2012-09-10 06:21:25

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TrueCar.com, the authority on new car pricing information, trends and forecasting, today provided actual fuel economy numbers from August light vehicle auto sales that indicate TrueMPG(TM )increased to 23.3 mpg in August 2012 compared to 21.7 mpg in August 2011, and increased from July 2012 at 23.1 mpg. Just four years ago, in August 2008, TrueMPG was 20.3 mpg. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110118/LA31413LOGO) "Relatively...

2012-09-07 23:01:04

Last week the Obama Administration finalized historic 54.5 Miles Per Gallon Fuel Efficiency Standards. On Thursday, August 30th, Congressman Mike Quigley, Mike Douba from Argonne National Laboratory, State Representative Ann Williams, and Jeff Riley with the Pew Environment Group explained the important benefits for consumers, the auto industry, Illinois, and the nation. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 06, 2012 Congressman Mike Quigley, Mike Douba of Argonne National Laboratory, State...

Obama Administration Sets Fuel Economy Standards At 54.5 MPG
2012-08-29 14:16:07

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New federal fuel economy standards, representing a victory for environmentalists and advocates of fuel conservation, were issued this week requiring automakers to nearly double the average fuel economy of new cars and trucks by 2025 to an average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon for the 2025 model year. A goal of almost 55 mpg may sound excessive but engineers deem it achievable with the development of hybrid vehicles while...

2012-08-29 06:21:56

LOS ANGELES, August 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Stephen Ridella, Director of Vehicle Safety Research-U.S. Department of Transportation's NHTSA, will share the Government Perspective on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and automotive plastics with major automakers and plastic manufacturers at the Lightweighting AutoPlastics conference, on November 14 - 15, 2012 in Troy, Michigan USA. For more information, visit http://www.lightweightautoplastics.com...

Keeping Your Car's Computer Safe From Viruses
2012-08-21 08:50:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A virus on a computer can be bad enough, possibly leading to hacked accounts and even broken hardware. A virus on your car´s computer however, could be downright dangerous. As our world progresses, so too does our desire to computerize everything, and our cars have become quite advanced. Staying one step ahead, the McAfee team at Intel Corp has been working away in a very unusual office for computer programmers and...

2012-08-10 06:20:21

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TrueCar.com, the authority on new car pricing information, trends and forecasting, today provided actual fuel economy numbers from June light vehicle auto sales that indicate TrueMPG((TM) )increased to 23.1 mpg in July 2012 compared to 21.6 mpg in July 2011, and increased from May 2012 at 23.0 mpg. Just four years ago, in May 2008, TrueMPG was 21.2 mpg. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110118/LA31413LOGO) "There is a very strong...