Auto Cutting Edge

'68 Corvette with Owens Corning Fiberglas Connection to Be Auctioned

The story of the car, which racked up an impressive win list including two class victories at the 24 Hours of Daytona, dates to when Toledo's Owens Corning (then known as Owens Corning Fiberglas) looked for a way to grow its presence as an automotive-parts supplier

Microsoft Signs exFAT Licensing Agreement with BMW

BMW will utilize exFAT technology to enhance the digital entertainment offerings in its line of automobiles.

Honeywell Embraces EU MAC Effort to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The European Union's Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) Directive is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by requiring use of automotive refrigerants with significantly lower global warming impact.

Smartphones Fueling Smarter Cars, Safer Drivers

General Motors and Ford Motor Co. both unveiled new music, news and points-of-interest applications that will be available in upcoming GM vehicles equipped with MyLink and immediately in Ford cars with Sync AppLink.

Ford, GM Compete for App Developers

GM and Ford are following a path blazed by Apple, which allows independent software developers to create apps for its iPhones and iPads.

Automotive R&D Born at BMW Factory

Every major car manufacturer has followed BMW in setting up their own research-and-development offices in the heart of Silicon Valley to soak up ideas and partner with big and small tech companies to develop innovations that will make driving safer or just more fun.

Mitsubishi Motors to Launch Clean Diesel Minivan Next Month

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Wednesday it will start sales in Japan of the Delica D:5 minivan with a clean diesel engine on Jan. 11, 2013.

Honda Shows Off Small Crossover Concept

Honda released a sketch today of a concept of a small crossover that would slot in below the CR-V in the automaker's lineup.

Chevy Spark to Offer Siri, Fast Recharging

Chevrolet is offering a way to recharge the new electric Spark in 20 minutes and a passenger who is always there: Apple's Siri virtual assistant.

Honda Sport Hybrid Gets Upgrades for 2013

The 2013 Honda CR-Z glides out onto the highway with a host of powertrain, styling and feature upgrades.

CODA Puts a Free Fueling Station in Customers' Garages

CODA Automotive is offering California residents who buy a new 2012 CODA electric vehicle a complimentary home GE WattStation Wall-Mount Level 2 EV charger, plus a home assessment and installation of the charger conducted by Mr. Electric.

Volt Owners Resilient in Political Crossfire:

While every Volt owner has a story about spontaneous arguments over the car with friends and strangers alike, it's when passions boil over that things can get scary.

Volvo's Fast-charger Can Revive Batteries in 90 Minutes

A new fast-charging device from Swedish carmaker Volvo can replenish the batteries in the company's experimental C30 all-electric in just 90 minutes, according to motor magazine Automobile.

Hispanic Electric Vehicle Company Debuts in So. Calif.

Successful Inland Empire auto dealer Ramon Alvarez C. is driving into the future of the commuter car with a new line of get-around-town electric vehicles.

High-efficiency Vehicles Vie for 2013 Green Car of the Year

The five finalists are the Dodge Dart Aero, the Ford C-Max, the Ford Fusion, the Mazda CX-5 SkyActiv and the Toyota Prius c.

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