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NewsIIHS Introduces New SUV Roof Strength Tests
The biggest issue with SUV safety is their publicized ability to turn turtle when involved in a collision. While the government does take steps to determine how safe certain vehicles are, the current standards are negligently low. However, while federal standards may be poor judges’ an SUV’s safety factor, the …
NewsSpyker Owner Shot
Spyker, the incredibly luxurious Dutch sportscar manufacturer, narrowly escaped becoming ownerless when the enigmatic Russian billionaire Alexander Antonov was shot six times. Having acquired the brand just a few years ago, Antonov’s rebirth of the historic brand in 1999 was considered largely a hobby for the incredibly wealthy Russian, who …
New ModelsTechnical innovations make their world debut in the Porsche Panamera
Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function Among Several New Technologies to be Featured on Porsche's Upcoming Four-Seat Gran Turismo Porsche AG today presented the key technologies of the new Panamera prior to the Gran Turismo’s world debut in Shanghai. They include several technological innovations new to the luxury performance segment. Among them …
NewsBentley Workers Take to Cabinetry
During times of crisis, it’s not uncommon for the automotive industry to take on other manufacturing capacities. During wartime, the machinery made to produce such fine pieces as engine components were easily converted into weapons manufacturing facilities, while sheetmetal shops would produce everything from vehicle parts to aircraft skins. And …
NewsCAW Leadership at GM Unanimously Endorse Restructuring Deal
CAW leadership representing production and skilled trades workers at General Motors in Canada unanimously endorsed the CAW-GM tentative restructuring agreement at a meeting today in Toronto. Over three hundred local union and workplace representatives approved the tentative restructuring deal that generates substantial cost savings for the company, including a freeze …
NewsBMW Looks to NASA to Increase Efficiency
With so much emphasis being placed on fuel efficiency, many manufacturers are trying to reinvent the wheel, so to speak, in the search for that Next Big Thing. From GM’s plug-in electric car, to Honda’s cheaper Insight to the hydrogen movement, there are massive changes on the automotive engineering front, …
NewsToyota Develops World's 1st Rear-seat Centre Airbag
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces it has developed a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) rear-seat centre airbag—the first in the world—to help reduce the severity of secondary injuries incurred by rear-seat passengers in a side-on collision. The new airbag is fitted in a large, fixed, rear-seat centre console that comes in …
New ModelsNew 2010 Toyota Tundra makes its Canadian debut at Calgary
Toyota Canada Inc (TCI) today announced the Canadian debut of the 2010 Tundra full-size pickup truck with an all-new more powerful and more fuel-efficient 4.6-litre V8 engine in the spotlight at the 2009 Calgary Auto and Truck Show. The new 4.6 litre V8 engine is available on 4x2 and 4x4 …
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