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Fuel Efficiency Stimulates Use of Lightweight Materials in Automobile Industry

Lightweight materials may find exciting opportunities in the automotive industry as a means of increasing fuel efficiency. With 75 percent of fuel consumption relating directly to vehicle weight, potential weight reductions that result in improved price-performance ratio stimulate usage of lightweight materials. “Lightweight materials such as plastic are ideal to improve fuel efficiency and design flexibility without compromising on performance ... Read More »

Electronic Stability Control Enhances Highway Safety

As part of its mission to keep highways safe, the Electronic Stability Control Coalition encourages drivers to travel responsibly this summer, a season ranked as one of the most dangerous by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Studies show that fatal crashes are more likely to happen during the warm weather months of June, July and August, as more ... Read More »

Ken Burns’ Latest Documentary

The year 1903 was a watershed year in America. That's the year of the first manned flight, the first radio signal was sent across the Atlantic, and the first person to drive an automobile across the United States. Read More »

Looking Back On 30 Years Of Motoring Technology

When I'm not driving test cars, I have a 1969 Dodge Polara -- Saint Nancy is her name -- that I use to putter around town. This is not an exotic muscle car -- she's just a big old blue sedan, a little dented and a little rusty, and she seems to strike a familiar chord in people. They pat her thick metal flanks, reminisce about the big ol' boat they learned to drive on, and say, "They sure don't build 'em like they used to, do they?" Read More »