Month: April 2019

Global regulations are driving the vehicle fleet toward econobox efficiency and/or increased electrification. But to succeed in a cheap-gas economy, these fuel/electron sippers will need to be as fun and comfortable to drive as our current favorite carbon spewers. GKN Driveline recently showed off several “life hack” technologies for preserving driving fun as the carbon
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Let’s play a guessing game. Is this a new Subaru? Maybe a zippy Mazda? Ford Explorer? Wrong, wrong, and wrong. This fresh new face is the 2020 Toyota Highlander, which abandons its benign family-hauler look and gets a complete makeover. <!– –>   Moving the midsize SUV to Toyota’s TNGA global architecture, which underpins everything
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This new sedan’s hood and dash-to-axle proportions afford it a stately elegance. It has a fastback profile, a softening of the hard edges, and wheels pushed to the corners. The lower beltline is designed to make the car look more spacious, said Andrew Smith, executive director of global Cadillac design. This design better suits bigger
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Some Googling will turn up lots of academic studies of pulsed charging, but GBatteries’ secret is in the adaptive nature of the pulsing frequency, which constantly pulses parameters like amplitude, width, and periodicity, interspersing discharge cycles as necessary. Artificial intelligence programmed into the controller monitors the battery’s dynamic impedance, or resistance to current flow, tailoring
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America’s current infatuation with SUVs was either a perfect storm of circumstance or a return to a familiar form. To some, it was a savvy marketing construct to embrace our disused frontier spirit, play off our post-9/11 survivalist crisis, and excuse our migration from unhip minivans and dowdy sedans into something cooler to haul our
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