'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 2014 Mini Cooper benefits from a small but powerful engine, and connected cabin tech with a bit of whimsy, but its handling feels more grown up than the previous generation's.