The system combines conventional GPS signals with car-mounted sensors to pinpoint a vehicle's position within six feet of its actual location, researchers say.
At the 2013 Detroit auto show, Volkswagen unveiled two cars using key components for future fuel efficiency: a Passat with a new-generation direct-injection engine, and a concept car with a new hybrid system.
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Audi confirmed a hybrid version of its luxury flagship, the A8, for 2012. This new hybrid will get 44 mpg under the European test cycle.
Union of Concerned Scientists guide of hybrids shows that the technology is not living up to efficiency potential because some models favor power over efficiency.
Rainer Zietlow leads a team of drivers that will take a Volkswagen Touareg TDI from Argentina to Alaska, a journey of 16,000 miles, in 14 days.
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