'Automotive News' reports on the adoption of idle-stop technology in cars around the world.
Automotive News reports on Ford's new idle-stop system.
Already used in Europe, Ford's fuel-saving system turns off the gas engine when a car is idle to improve efficiency by up to 10 percent.
STMicroelectronics is pioneering a new generation of chips that allow in-car entertainment equipment to operate as the engine is turned off and restarted.
Through the addition of start-stop system and cylinder deactivation technology, the new 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is up to 20 percent more fuel efficient.
In the technology race to build energy storage systems for start stop hybrids, Axion Power is pushing an advance on the workhorse lead-acid battery.
CAFE standards are set to double by 2025, a fuel economy mandate which will push automakers to adopt more efficient engines, start-stop hybrids, and hybrids.
Audi is bringing two new green technologies up to the starting line: the start-stop system and the onboard computer with efficiency program.
Mazda's engineers have been hard at work developing other green tech, including an interesting spin on start-stop engine tech, a new clean diesel, and a new plastic molding technology that will make the manufacturing of the vehicles greener.
The usefulness of connected features outweighs their hodgepodge organization in the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i, and the mediocre fuel economy might be a price worth paying for the excellent driving dynamics.