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A new Sequential Shift Gearbox (SSG) has set new standards for dual clutch transmission (DCT), according to engineers at McLaren.
The McLaren MP4-12C's new SSG already carries the impressive accolade of being the lightest and most compact in its class.
What engineers at McLaren and DCT specialists Vocis are most keen to emphasise however, is the contribution [...]
Scuderi Group has revealed that its Split-Cycle (SSC) engine can significantly reduce the fuel consumption of a standard 2011 Nissan Sentra.
A decrease in fuel consumption of up to 25 per cent can be attained when the SSC engine replaced the Nissan model's engine, with this figure factoring in fuel cut off during deceleration and idle.
Ford is working with Ohio State University to explore how dandelions can be used as a sustainable resource for rubber production.
Experts are investigating a white substance that is sourced from dandelion roots and could eventually be used in plastic components, such as floor mats, cupholders and interior trim.
Angela Harris, Ford research engineer, said: "Synthetic rubber [...]
Car salvage dealers will be able to emphasise cost benefits to customers when selling the newly developed RSS1360 rear axle for Volvo trucks.
The axle has been designed for fast, heavy, long-haul operations and is apparently capable of cutting fuel consumption by two per cent.
Volvo FH16 truck drivers and fleet operators are the main target for [...]
An electric plug-in vehicle fleet could provide balancing services to the power grid on a commercial basis in the future, a recent study has found.
It has been discovered that the projected fleet of plug-in electric vehicles in 2020 would be capable of supplying an average of six per cent of the UK's daily network balancing [...]