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Honda Ready with First North American Crossover EV

Honda knows what U.S. buyers like: crossovers. So it makes perfect sense that the company chose a crossover SUV configuration for its first “mainstream” U.S.-market EV, the 2024...

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Yamaha Unveils AWD and Electric Power Steering for Concept E-Bikes

If driving all four wheels of an automobile has advantages, it seems sensible that driving both wheels of a motorcycle or bicycle also would offer certain performance...

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Civic Type R Is Honda’s Technology Showcase

Despite humble roots, Honda’s 2023 Civic Type R is a Porsche for the rest of us: A small car destined for greatness, with more entertainment value than a three-day Netflix binge.

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Ford’s Latest Mustang Improves the Breed

Ford’s seventh-generation Mustang continues the tradition of improving the breed with each iteration. While the changes under the skin may seem incremental, the latest Mustang has been bred...

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2024 Land Cruiser Returning to Roots

After three years away from the U.S. market with its range-topping SUV, the Land Cruiser, Toyota unveiled the redesigned 2024 Land Cruiser in Salt Lake City on Aug. 1. The model, long known around...

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Dodge Ready with a Sting for the Compact-SUV Market

If you accept that the oddball and odd-sized Journey never was a legit rival for the likes of the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape — and it wasn’t — Stellantis’ Dodge...

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Toyota Punches up the Prius

An undeniable technical achievement since its U.S. launch for the 2001 model year, Toyota’s Prius never has been able to shake its weenie-mobile reputation. It’s an image formed largely by the combination...

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Ford Engineered the 2022 Bronco to Give Jeep the Willies

Ford engineers refused to utter a single bad word about Jeep Wrangler during the course of the week-long 2022 Bronco media drive event in Austin, Texas. In fact, some among that...

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Is GaN the Future for EV Chips?

Technology advances in electric vehicles (EV) are steadily shrinking the vehicle bill-of-materials cost while creating power efficiencies and new design solutions. The combination of more power-dense...

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Reconstructing Accidents in the ADAS Age

With advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) evolving rapidly, the technology will continue to improve safety as it augments the skill and attention of human drivers. Accidents will still occur,...

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Ford’s Max Mustang Brings ‘World Class’ into the Sports Coupe Conversation

There’s the old saw about a something being better than the sum of its parts. That phrase applies to the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – despite most...

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New-Generation Nissan Versa Breaks for Higher Ground

Subcompact cars hardly are spotlight-grabbers at the moment, but Nissan has nonetheless delivered up an all-new 2020 Versa that notches higher fuel economy, quicker acceleration,...

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Nikola Reveals Range of Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Battery-Electric Vehicles

On-highway Class 6-8 trucks are Nikola's main business and engineering focus, but the Arizona-based startup is expanding its product range to include powersports...

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2019 Toyota RAV4: Doubling down on a Best-Seller

To say the RAV4 is a crucial product for Toyota might be underselling it. In the U.S., the 5-seat, 5-door FWD/AWD C-class SUV is Toyota’s best-selling vehicle, the nation’s...

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NAIAS 2019: Shelby GT500 Most Powerful and Advanced Mustang in Ford History

Ford has debuted the all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), describing it as the most-powerful production Ford...

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BP’s Nexcel Sealed-Cell Oil System an Alternative for Controlling GHG Emissions

The automotive industry is broadening its spectrum of technology to support the reduction of global greenhouse gases not just via electric drivetrains and...

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2019 Hyundai Nexo: Fuel-Cell Refinement, SUV Luxury

The 2019 Hyundai Nexo is a distinctively styled and luxurious C-class SUV based upon Hyundai’s first fully dedicated fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) platform. A technological...

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Bosch Electrohydraulic Steering Advances Driver Assistance

Bosch’s Servotwin electrohydraulic steering system is an enabler for driver-assistance technology and a “building block” for future automation. It offers speed-based...

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WABCO Adds Autonomous Driving 'Building Blocks' to 2019 Portfolio

Active steering, high-deceleration emergency braking, and rear object detection with automatic braking underscore WABCO’s autonomous-tinged commercial vehicle products...

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Goes Content and Torque Heavy in a B-Class EV

What’s so remarkable about the Hyundai Kona Electric is how unremarkable it is. Essentially an electrified version of Hyundai’s B-class SUV, if the even...

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The 2019 Nissan Altima Is a Competent Player in a Shrinking Sedan Segment

The Altima sedan is an important product for Nissan, what it calls its “brand ambassador.” Long a solid choice in the mid-size sedan segment, its typically...

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Nexteer Readies Steering Technologies for Autonomous and Mixed-Mode Driving

Steering-technology engineers continue to consider different solutions to the issue of whether a driver will be prepared to instantly take control from an...

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2018 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD

I’ve been generally ambivalent about subcompact crossovers such as the Honda HR-V, Ford EcoSport and Mazda CX-3. They’re typically cramped and underpowered, leaving you feeling outgunned on the open...

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Toyota Launches Second-Gen Fuel-Cell Class 8

At a late-July auto-industry conference in Michigan, Toyota revealed the second generation of its Project Portal prototype Class 8 heavy-duty truck driven electrically from fuel-cell power....

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What We’re Driving: 2018 BMW M5

I’d read the early reviews of the new sixth-generation (F90) M5’s towering accelerative abilities, but still was in no way prepared for the reality: the viciousness of this car’s performance...

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The Case for 48V in Commercial Vehicles

Higher voltage architectures allow for more efficient power generation and distribution, according to Jim Bevan, Mechatronics Power Systems Manager for Daimler Trucks North America. “Making this...

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2018 Mercedes-Benz A200 AMG Line

Mercedes-Benz is fond of saying it cascades at least some of the S-Class’ posh luxury and technology throughout its range. That’s just what it has done for the fourth-generation A-Class, the nameplate...

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2018 Ford Fiesta Active

When a company adds the title “Active” to the name of a best-selling model it might generate the expectation of all-wheel-drive, chunky tires and a general “take me to the mud” image.

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2019 Acura RDX Brings World’s-First Chassis Tech

Few words are as inspiring to an engineering team as “all-new.” For the 2019 Acura RDX, the engineers behind the compact SUV’s third-generation had a host of all-new to manage,...

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