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Hybrid driven: Toyota aims the 2004 Prius at a mass-market audience and gives us a glimpse of things to come

Hybrid driven: Toyota aims the 2004 Prius at a mass-market audience and gives us a glimpse of things to come – Product John Peter While the rest of the automotive world is struggling to make a business case for hybrids, Toyota Motor Company is making money. According to Toyota, the last few month’s worth of […]

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Automotive News Europe

Mobis plans winter testing in Sweden; Korean supplier will assess brakes, steering systems.(Hyundai Mobis)

Mobis plans winter testing in Sweden; Korean supplier will assess brakes, steering systems.(Hyundai Mobis) Thorpe, Norman Byline: Norman Thorpe Hyundai Mobis is planning to invest [euro]8.3 million to build a test-drive course on a frozen lake in Sweden, joining a host of other suppliers that do extreme cold testing there. Korea’s biggest auto parts- maker […]

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Autoparts Report

J. Eberspaecher Opens New North American Headquarters In Novi, Mich

J. Eberspaecher Opens New North American Headquarters In Novi, Mich – Brief Article Eberspaecher North America, Inc. (ENA), a leader in automotive exhaust engineering and vehicle heater development, said that it opened its new North American headquarters and design & development technical center in Novi, Mich. This newest division of Eberspaecher Group, the Esslingen, Germany- […]

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Automotive Manufacturing & Production

A Quick Look at Rapid Prototyping. solid model

A Quick Look at Rapid Prototyping. solid model – The technology for creating a physical model directly from a computer-aided design CAD Lawrence S. Gould Nowadays you have a slew of machines to choose from for making physical reality out of virtual solid models. Rapid prototyping (RP)–the technology for creating a physical model directly from […]

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Motor

Exhaust system inspection

Exhaust system inspection Nash, Tom Before you replace tba bad muffler, give the exhaust system a complete si to detect other problems that might not be readily apparent. A rumbling vehicle pulls up to your shop and the owner says, “I need a muffler. How much is it going to cost me?” You look up […]

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AutoWeek

Drivers Log.(News)(2004 Mazda RX-8, 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid)(Product/Service Evaluation)

Drivers Log.(News)(2004 Mazda RX-8, 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid)(Product/Service Evaluation) 2004 Mazda RX-8 Date in fleet: Oct. 13-26 As-tested price: $41,566 Powertrain: 1.3-liter twin-rotary; rwd, six-speed manual Output: 238 hp @ 8500 rpm, 159 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm Curb weight: 3029 pounds LUU: Don’t be confused: This is not a MazdaSpeed-tuned car so much as it […]

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Automotive Industries

NEWSWORTHY – Brief Article

NEWSWORTHY – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included The Daewoo group will be allowed to keep only its auto related businesses according to Korea’s Financial Supervisory Commission. Daewoo narrowly escaped bankruptcy earlier this year when creditors extended repayment schedules. Now it must sell most of its holdings to pay $48 billion in debts. General Motors’ […]

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Motor

Service slants

Service slants Meir, John A Acura Rear trailing arm noise. The rear trailing arms on some 1990 and newer Integras may squeak when the car is driven over speed bumps or into a driveway. One possible cause could be that the inner and outer portions of the trailing ann bushings are rubbing against each other. […]

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Are there immediate opportunities for door modules? . make up just over 14 percent of all side doors of vehicles produced in North America – Inside Line: CSM Worldwide – level-1 door modules or base modules

Are there immediate opportunities for door modules? . make up just over 14 percent of all side doors of vehicles produced in North America – Inside Line: CSM Worldwide – level-1 door modules or base modules – Brief Article Level-1 door modules (or base modules) make up just over 14 percent of all side doors […]

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Automotive Design & Production

Idle worship

Idle worship Christopher A. Sawyer Blue Heat? Isn’t that a movie about a super-silent police helicopter? No. That was Blue Thunder. Blue Heat is a line of auxiliary heaters from Webasto (www.webasto.com). Versions are increasingly common on diesel vehicles, which have a tough time producing adequate heat to get the cabin up to temperature on […]