Thu.Aug 17, 2017

Hyundai previews near-production-ready next-gen fuel cell SUV; new eco-vehicle development roadmap

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At a special preview event held in Seoul, Hyundai Motor provided an early glimpse of its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, which is due to launch early next year.

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Hyundai-Kia: eight electric cars by 2022, dedicated EV platform

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It's long been said in the auto industry that Hyundai-Kia is the only competitor that truly scares industry colossus Toyota. Thirty years ago, the Korean company was a bit player, producing designs adapted from obsolete Mitsubishi technology. Today it's a major global player, reacting fast to market swings—and its goal is to be second only. South Korea Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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New graphene-zinc oxide composite solid lubricant reduces friction and wear on steel surfaces

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Researchers at Purdue University have created a new type of non-liquid lubricant—a novel graphene-zinc oxide composite—that has been shown to reduce friction and wear significantly under the extreme conditions found in various applications, from air compressors to missile systems.

RIP natural-gas cars, doomed by cheap gas and electric cars

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Natural gas vehicles were first promoted starting in about 2000 as a way to reduce reliance on imported oil and cut tailpipe emissions. Their promise appeared to grow near the height of the global financial crisis, when gas prices hovered around $4 per gallon across much of the United States. The domestic fuel promised to cut carbon-dioxide. natural gas LPG alternative fuel vehicles natural gas vehicle

Chart, Ground Force Worldwide deliver first LNG/diesel dual fueling vehicle

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Chart and Ground Force Worldwide (GFW) have launched of the first dual LNG/diesel fueling truck, designed and built for a large rock quarry customer in Florida.

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Upgraded diesel engine joins Honda Civic line-up in Europe

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A comprehensively revised 120 PS (88 kW) 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine will join the Honda Civic range in Europe from March 2018, offering a combination of performance and efficiency. The new engine is one of the first units to be officially tested under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) fuel consumption and emissions cycle, which comes into force this year.

More Hyundai electrics, RIP NGVs, European plug-in sales, advertising poll: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got the latest on Hyundai-Kia's aggressive electric-car plans, a eulogy for natural-gas cars, plug-in sales in Europe, and a poll about the future of ads for cars with engines. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We polled our Twitter followers on when ads for cars with tailpipes would be banned as a health hazard. Results were. Today in Car News

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Continental develops digital “CB Radio 2.0” VoicR app

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Continental’s new VoicR app enhances communication especially for drivers and fleets. Users record short voice messages and send them to persons nearby or to users all over the world. As known from the analog CB radio, VoicR uses predefined public channels as well as personalized channels. This direct communication between connected users allows service providers the quick and targeted implementation of customer demands.

2018 BMW Z4 teased ahead of American launch

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BMW has revealed a teaser of its all-new Z4 Roadster, ahead of its reveal at the Pebble Beach Car Show, Monteray later today (17 August

Harvard researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

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Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal. The research is published in Advanced Materials. Self-healing materials aren’t new—researchers at SEAS have developed self-healing hydrogels, which rely on water to incorporate reversible bonds that can promote healing.

Hyundai hints at impressive capabilities of its next-gen hydrogen SUV

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Hyundai has offered an early glimpse of its next generation fuel cell vehicle, well ahead of the hydrogen-powered SUV’s official launch early next year

Toyota and Servco Pacific pilot test new car share application in Hawaii

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Toyota and Servco Pacific Inc. Servco) have partnered to test a new car-sharing technology in Honolulu. The suite of software and services is an important part of Toyota’s Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) which will offer various functions to enable a more convenient mobility experience.