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Manufacturing and Engineering

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  • Modifications in maintenance practices helping drivers get more from their vehicle

    We’re only one full decade into the 21st century but there have already been plenty of changes in the way we treat our vehicles. Much of the conventional wisdom from years past in respect to vehicle maintenance has fallen by the wayside, as...
  • Chevrolet Sonic

    By Paula MacPherson This 2012 Chevrolet Sonic initially fooled me into thinking it was a two-door coupe. I wanted to place some items in the backseat, but the front seat back wouldn’t fold forward. I completely missed the back door, with its handle...
  • 'No call, no text, no update is worth a human life'

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features In a ruling that could alter the lifestyles of millions of Americans, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended states completely ban the use of all mobile phones and other portable electronic devices while...
  • Buy Now, Save Now

    Why 2012 is a good year to buy By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features New-vehicle sales could rise by as much as six to seven percent during 2012 according to Automotive News, due largely to the effects of a stabilizing economy and pent-up consumer demand....
  • States to require more alternative fuel cars

    California regulators recently voted to require that major automakers substantially increase the numbers of electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell-powered models for the coming years, eventually accounting for 15.4 percent of all vehicles sold in...
  • Trade to Upgrade

    With trade-in values peaking, now may be the time to trade up to a new model. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features A severely depleted inventory of used vehicles is boosting the values of late-model cars to record highs these days. While this means sky-high...
  • Name that gadget

    Name that gadget
    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Automakers not only strive to develop new gizmos and gadgets to capture the hearts and minds of new-car buyers, they love to create intriguing names for what are otherwise relatively mundane components. The 1941...
  • Double or nothing!

    Double or nothing!
    Automakers will have to double their fleet-wide average fuel economy by 2025 if proposed federal rules take effect. Here’s how they’ll do it. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features The White House and major automakers recently signed off on a plan...
  • Electrifying and Safe

    Two for One Electric cars are safe and green By Deb Acord CTW Features The 2011 Nissan Leaf has gotten a lot of press for its all-electric engine and 100 miles per charge. But it’s also winning praise for something else: its safety system....
  • We are what we Drive

    Cars get us from point A to point b In between, they communicate a little something about who we are   By Deb Acord CTW Features   Walk through a dealership lot and what do you see reflected in the maze of gleaming paint, chrome and glass? A new...
  • Spotlight on Safety

    Cars with high scores in crash tests are hot commodities. Here’s how to size up the best model in your price range. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 32,885 people died in motor vehicle crashes in...