FEV Concepts Advance Engine Downsizing, Flexibility Apr 23, 2008 The engineering firm’s Spray Guided Turbo engine and variable-compression assembly showcase what might result as auto makers boost... Chrysler Stands By Chery Apr 18, 2008 Robert Nardelli also lifts the veil, slightly, on his considerable connections in the business world and the... Chrysler Targets Cockpits Apr 17, 2008 “Our goal is to make your vehicle the most ‘favorite room’ in your home,” says Chrysler... This month's issue! Every month, WardsAuto Dealer Business magazine features the news and stories that are important to you. Sign up for the WardsAuto Daily Edition (OEM) newsletter. 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List Leave this field blank New Foam Touted as Lightweight Solution to Noise Apr 17, 2008 Weighing a mere 1.3 oz. (38 gm) in a typical application as a roof-mounted sound damper, HDF is many times lighter than the usual solution for roof-related NVH problems. Lithium-Ion Batteries? Not So Fast Apr 17, 2008 Expectations for the lithium-ion battery run high, but so far, that dreaded “p” word – potential – best describes where the technology is today. Acura to Get First Honda Advanced Automatic Transmission Apr 16, 2008 Honda’s global R&D chief says the auto maker will meet new U.S. CAFE requirements early. Lear: All Hands on DECS Apr 16, 2008 The supplier’s Dynamic Environmental Comfort System represents a radical new approach to seat construction that drastically reduces weight and improves recyclability. DOE Calls on Auto Industry to ‘Fix’ U.S. Energy Outlook Apr 15, 2008 The U.S. needs to get public policy on energy right – and pretty quickly, a government official says. Aisin Sees Good Year in 2007 Apr 15, 2008 The Japanese supplier recently established a new plant in Stockton, CA, that manufactures door frames and expanded an aluminum... FEV, Raser to Deliver Two Plug-In SUVs This Year Apr 15, 2008 The extended-range PHEVs are able to drive 40 miles in all-electric mode, with near zero emissions. A 4-cyl. engine only runs... Advanced Transmissions Part of GM Powertrain Efforts to Meet CAFE Apr 15, 2008 GM will produce three direct-injection gasoline engines that will account for 900,000 units annually by the ’10 model year, a top powertrain executive says. Advanced-Powertrain Technology Can Influence Consumers Apr 14, 2008 The benefits of today’s advanced powertrains represent a key 2008 selling feature for dealerships today, a panel of experts tells attendees at the SAE International World Congress. Consultant: Multiple Technologies Needed to Meet Mileage Challenge Apr 14, 2008 OEs will have to begin to shift their focus away from base engine development and develop core competencies in other areas, such as combustion technology and electric drive systems, Roland Berger says.