Driving Continental’s Ultra-Efficient Gasoline Technology Car

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Driving Continental’s Ultra-Efficient Gasoline Technology Car
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Automotive supply company Continental has been hard at work developing 48-volt automotive electrical systems. This technology promises huge fuel economy improvements at minimal cost, though it should also deliver these upsides with no sacrifice in driving comfort. Continue Reading...

Electrical System Four Times More Powerful Coming Soon

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Electrical System Four Times More Powerful Coming Soon
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Vehicles equipped with more powerful 48-volt electrical systems will start hitting the road in significant quantities in the near future. This shift will increase fuel efficiency considerably without breaking the bank. Continue Reading...

Millennials Like Cars, Dislike EVs: Survey

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Millennials Like Cars, Dislike EVs: Survey
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Contrary to widely held beliefs millennials think driving is important. Additionally, motorists do not see electric vehicles as viable transportation options in the medium term. These are just a couple of the findings from the 2015 Continental Mobility Study Continue Reading...

Driving the Future with Continental

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Driving the Future with Continental
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Continental is a German supplier that provides all kinds of components to automakers, from turbochargers and transmission-control units to radar sensors and instrument clusters. Continue Reading...

Aluminum Turbos Save Weight, Money

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Aluminum Turbos Save Weight, Money
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Weight is the mortal enemy of performance and efficiency. One of the most effective ways of increasing a vehicle’s fuel economy and improving its driving dynamics is to cut unnecessary mass. Every component is fair game for optimization, including turbochargers. Continue Reading...

Toyota Pushing to Fix More Vehicles with Defective Airbag Inflators

Toyota Pushing to Fix More Vehicles with Defective Airbag Inflators
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Toyota is conducting a supplemental recall of some 247,000 vehicles to correct a potential airbag issue. Continue Reading...

Supplier Testing Cylinder Deactivation on 3-Cylinder Engines

Supplier Testing Cylinder Deactivation on 3-Cylinder Engines
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Fuel economy is a top concern these days as automakers, suppliers and consumers alike strive to stretch every drop of petroleum as far as possible. Cylinder deactivation is a key way of bolstering the large-print numbers on a vehicle’s window sticker. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator

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Five-Point Inspection: Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator
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In decades past, automakers produced more powerful engines by adding cylinders. As the old saying goes, there’s no replacement for displacement… Or is there?  Continue Reading...

Beam Me Up, Conti! Testing Tomorrow’s Car Tech, Today

Beam Me Up, Conti! Testing Tomorrow’s Car Tech, Today
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Adaptive cruise control, emergency brake assist and blind-spot monitoring were the stuff of science fiction just a decade ago, but today these features are available on many reasonably priced, mass-market vehicles. Pushing driver assistance even further, Continental is developing a suite of advanced technologies with some pretty amazing capabilities. Continue Reading...

Why Front-Wheel-Drive Cars are More Efficient

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Why Front-Wheel-Drive Cars are More Efficient
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Front-wheel drive dominates today’s automotive landscape, powering everything from subcompact hatchbacks to full-size SUVs. However, it wasn’t always this way. Back in the day rear-wheel drive was king, but over the last 30-odd years carmakers have made a dramatic shift from back to front. Why the flip-flop? No, they weren’t impersonating John Kerry; in reality,… Continue Reading...

Continental’s “Driver Focus Vehicle” Showcases Future Tech to Curb Distracted Driving

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Continental’s “Driver Focus Vehicle” Showcases Future Tech to Curb Distracted Driving
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Every day across America 10 people die and more than 1,100 are injured because of distracted driving, according to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). But these tragedies don’t have to happen. Continue Reading...

Under the Hood: What is Traction Control?

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Under the Hood: What is Traction Control?
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Traction is important; it’s the difference between moving forward and sitting still. Without any friction between your vehicle’s tires and the road surface you’d never make it to work in the morning, let alone to that Grand Funk Railroad concert on Saturday night. Continue Reading...