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Toyota wants to further lower fuel cell powertrain cost


According to Toyota Motor Corp.'s lead fuel cell engineer, the automaker’s main concern when it comes to the green technology is finding ways to trim down the cost of the next generation hydrogen-fueled powertrain. The world’s largest carmaker, also the leading authority when it comes to hybrid vehicles, has decided that automotive electrification should be done via fuel cell powered cars. ...
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Supplier says GM is ready to produce Android cars in 2016
You certainly heard about Google’s Android operating system – it’s used in more than one billion mobile devices, from smartphones and tablets to intelligent wristwatches. The last frontier of its ...
Europe: carmakers dread EU’s 2030 CO2 reduction target
The European Union recently decided to allow the inclusion of transport pollution into the EU’s carbon emissions trading system – part of the overall view on 2030 climate and energy ...
Consumer Reports says infotainment systems have become a “plague”
The influential US magazine released its annual results for the reliability and quality survey of the US auto industry. Some brands kept their places, others moved up or down. One ...
French consortium outs new mass-market electric charging stations
A group of French companies headed by construction concern Bouygues has announced it has developed a new charging system for electric cars that can level the power usage when numerous ...
Ford introduces system that improves hybrid usage
Currently in development stage, Ford’s Green Zone system could soon commandeer the task of choosing when to use electric gas or hybrid power on the US automaker's models. Let’s skip the ...
GM kicks off online shopping for cars across U.S. dealer network
After a trial period, the online shopping service for General Motors Co cars and trucks is now being expanded to GM dealers throughout the United States. The No. 1 U.S. automaker ...
Consumer Reports says new infotainment systems too complicated and unreliable
In the US, the known magazine reports that learning and satisfaction curves vary widely among Cadillac CUE, MyFord/MyLincoln Touch, and HondaLink owners. Although the modern infotainment systems now offer a wide ...
Google Glass integrated with Mercedes’s navigation system
Mercedes-Benz has a navigation system that can merge the experience of driving with "digital living." They are essentially using Google's Glass, a pair of glasses that have a voice-activated interface. Mercedes' ...
Next generation Hyundai Genesis to feature all wheel drive in the US
Thanks to the new "HTRAC" AWD system, which is premiering on the next-generation Genesis model, Hyundai is now among a growing list of carmakers that have all-wheel-drive options for its ...

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