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NewsFord's new MYKEY system helps teens drive safer
Ford Motor Company is introducing an innovative new technology – called MyKey – designed to help parents encourage their teen-agers to drive safer and more fuel efficiently, and increase safety-belt usage. Ford’s MyKey feature – which debuts next year as standard equipment on the 2010 Ford Focus and will quickly …
NewsToyota develops rear window air bag
Toyota Motor Corp. has developed a rear window air bag to upgrade protection for back-seat passengers. In the event of a rear-end collision, the air bag is ejected from the roof lining above the rear window and spreads like a curtain to protect the heads of the rear passengers. Toyota …
NewsKia Amanti (Opirus) tops Strategic Vision SmartGreenSM Index
1. Award-winning full-size sedan honored in new U.S. study 2. Amanti (Opirus) spotlighted for quality, fuel efficiency and overall value 3. Six Kia vehicles recognized as SmartGreenSM Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the Kia Amanti (known as ‘Opirus’ in some markets) topped the large car segment in the newest …
News2009 Honda Pilot earns highest possible safety ratings
Honda leads industry with all of its light trucks featuring the highest safety ratings The all-new 2009 Honda Pilot sport-utility vehicle has earned the U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) "TOP SAFETY PICK" and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) best-possible 5-star crash safety rating for both …
NewsHonda Opens New Engine Plant in Ontario
Facility to Manufacture Fuel-Efficient Engines with Recycled Aluminum Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) officially opened its newest investment in Canada today - a state-of-the art $154 million engine plant. The new facility will produce 200,000 fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines annually for Civic production in response to growing North American demand for …
NewsVolvo develop a new state-of-the-art wind tunnel
One of the world's most advanced wind tunnels is Volvo Cars' new tool in the quest for lower fuel consumption and reduced carbon dioxide emissions. Volvo Car Corporation is the first car manufacturer to own a wind tunnel that fully simulates the airflow around and underneath the car's body, combined …
ElectricChrysler LLC Surges Forward with Production-intent Electric Vehicles
Actions speak louder than words.Chrysler LLC announced today that the Company and its ENVI organization have new production-intent, advanced electric-drive technology packaged in three different vehicles - one for each of its brands, Chrysler, Jeep(R) and Dodge. Chrysler will select one electric-drive model to be produced in 2010 for consumers …
NewsThe Volvo Ocean Race Village in Alicante has opened
The Volvo Ocean Race Village in the start port of Alicante opened to the public on Friday evening 19 September with a spectacular ceremony before a crowd approaching 20,000 people. Light, sound, hundreds of performers and the best sailing crews on the planet all came together to inaugurate the Race …
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