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  • Better batteries could recharge start-stop savings

    Better batteries could recharge start-stop savings
    PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- A major global battery producer says the 5- to 8-percent fuel and emissions savings from start-stop batteries can be nearly doubled, approaching the savings associated with mild hybrid vehicles. Johnson Controls has developed what...
  • Car-seat shift: Designers spring into action with new materials

    Car-seat shift: Designers spring into action with new materials
    PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Car designers are looking to improve fuel economy by trimming vehicle weight. One solution may be a durable throwback: seats with springs.  Springs are moving into territory most recently occupied by dense polyurethane foam, which has...
  • Track positioned for simple seat moves

    Track positioned for simple seat moves
    A forward-looking seat track promises to give drivers a better handle on changing positions. At the Frankfurt Auto Show this month, Johnson Controls is showing a curved track designed to raise height as the seat is moved toward the steering wheel. Its...
  • Green Wheels: Presidential Debates, Fast Charging, A123 and More

    Green Wheels: Presidential Debates, Fast Charging, A123 and More
    I have to sleep sometime, and when I do I miss something. The auto industry is always throwing curve balls at me, and I spend a lot of time keeping them all in the air as I try to be a one-stop car reporter. First, let's talk about the Presidential...
  • Green Wheels: My Problem With the Fiskler Sale

    Green Wheels: My Problem With the Fiskler Sale
    Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) doesn't want technology funded by American taxpayers to go to China and, guess what, I don't like the idea all that much, either — but don't have a better one. If Fisker, which makes the plug-in hybrid Karma (or...
  • Head of Clean Energy Trust working to change world

    Head of Clean Energy Trust working to change world
    Amy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley.    "I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said.    By...
  • Cook County scraps faulty police car camera program

    Cook County scraps faulty police car camera program
    Cook County officials on Thursday pulled the plug on a troubled $44 million effort that left faulty cameras in police cars. A review of “Project Shield” by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s team found an “ill-conceived,...
  • Driverless, folding cars closer to street-ready

    Driverless, folding cars closer to street-ready
    Leave the driving — to your car. General Motors' prototype EN-V (Electric Networked Vehicle) promises to let you do just that. No place to park? The all-electric CityCar, developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, can help out by...
  • Today's News From the Cars.com Family

     
    Say hello to MotherProof.com???s new long-term test vehicle, the 2012 Mazda5. This compact minivan will help shuffle along Kristin Varela???s family of five through their busy day-to-day lives. Five people sounds like a tall order for such a small...
  • More New Cars Will Have Start-Stop Tech by 2016

     
    Start-stop systems ??? a longtime integral attribute of hybrids and, in the past few years, something offered on luxury models from BMWs and Porches ??? are about to get a lot more popular, according to Johnson Controls, a major auto......
  • Marlins hiring 2,000; two career fairs provide opportunities in sports industry

     
    For those interested in working in sports and entertainment, two career fairs next week will provide an opportunity to pursue that ambition. Moving into their new home in Miami, the Marlins are looking to fill more than 2,000 positions. They......
  • Sherman Jerome Spiegel

    Sherman Jerome Spiegel  August 20, 1936 – June 9, 2011 Mr. Spiegel was born in Lawrence, MA to Mark and Elizabeth (Libby) Spiegel.  He graduated from Boston English High School in 1954 and received a BSME from University of Massachusetts at...