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List Leave this field blank Gas Engines to Remain Relevant Apr 20, 2007 Alternative fuels and technological advancements will allow gasoline engines to remain viable powertrains for at least another 20 years, a panel of experts says. Sensata Debuts ‘Smart Camera’ System Apr 19, 2007 By 2010, Sensata expects to have about 1 million of its new IM103 Image Sensors, a self-contained microcomputer, on the road. After 60 Years, a New Way to Prime-Coat Vehicles Apr 19, 2007 Chemical supplier Henkel is introducing new technology to the 60-year-old phosphate pretreatment process. Better Fuel Economy Does Not Preclude High Performance Apr 18, 2007 Unlike the 1970s, auto makers today say they can continue to improve performance while lowering emissions and boosting fuel efficiency. Diversity Key to Future Powertrain Development Apr 18, 2007 A variety of drivetrains will be needed to meet more stringent fuel economy and emissions standards of the future, says expert... MP3 Proliferation Spells End of CD Players by 2015 Apr 17, 2007 Apple’s iPhone will be the next breakthrough innovation for auto interiors, says a Siemens VDO executive. Gold Key Ingredient in New Diesel Catalyst Tech Apr 17, 2007 Nanostellar says its NS Gold technology, aimed at light- and heavy-duty diesel engines, can cut noxious emissions 15%-20% from... Diesel Acceptance Faces Many Hurdles Apr 17, 2007 Experts don’t dispute diesel powertrains could capture 15% of the light-vehicle market by 2015 but warn the path to acceptance could be a bumpy one. Ford Looks to Expand Virtual Design Apr 16, 2007 Currently, about 40% of Ford’s testing is done virtually, with about 5%-10% of that conducted without the need of a physical prototype. Behr Pitches No-Idle Air Conditioning Apr 16, 2007 The supplier’s system, designed to reduce diesel emissions by cooling the cabin when the engine is off, will appear on a heavy-duty truck in the U.S. this year.