EcoBoost's Secret Sauce
Stricter fuel-economy standards are forcing automakers to rethink their vehicle strategies. The price of oil is also playing a big role in this upheaval. One way OEMs can meet these tough new laws -- and keep consumers from going bankrupt when they fill the tank -- is by offering smaller, forced-induction engines. There are many examples of this in the market today, but probably the best known is Ford's EcoBoost lineup. Learn what makes Dearborn's implementation of this technology different from that of other automakers.
Rotary Engine Breakthrough?
The Wankel engine always held out a lot of promise, but never was able to fully deliver on those promises. It was never very fuel efficient, and the Exhaust temperatures were very high. But now an independent car tech thinks he has stumbled onto what held that engine back. Get more video everyday at http://autoline.tv
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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - What to expect from Chevy's Next-Gen Volt. - Tales from Racing Legend Dan Gurney. - Gary drives VW's e-Golf in Deutschland. - One truck brand's promo goes viral -- in a very bad way. SPECIAL GUEST: David Johnson, Achates Power All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE. Get more video everyday at http://autoline.tv
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was on the verge of mandating back-up cameras in all vehicles but decided to put those plans on hold as it collects more input. In another sign of the problems at Fisker, the company just appointed former Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda as the new CEO of the company. The head of OnStar, Linda Marshall, is stepping down from the company after being named to the position a little over a year ago. All that and more, plus John responds to your questions and comments in You Said It!