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Posts tagged with 'Stop-Start Systems'

30 Aug, 2013

John Day     In January Johnson Controls announced that its Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery technology will power Ford Motor Company’s 2013 Fusion Auto Start-Stop vehicle. Earlier this month the firm said its AGM will also power Chevrolet’s 2014 Malibu, which features Start-Stop (or Stop-Start). Start-Stop systems can improve fuel economy by 5 percent or more because the car’s engine shuts off when … Read More

start-stop systems, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Stop-Start Systems, absorbent glass mat, Chevrolet's 2014 Malibu, 2013 Fusion, Tianjin Automotive Test Center, micro-hybrid cars, PowerGenix, Ford Motor Company, Johnson Controls

14 Aug, 2012

John Day   Stop-start systems are just about standard in Europe, which makes sense considering the price of gas as well as stiff mandates there to reduce CO2 emissions. Stop-start is also quite popular in Japan. In the U.S., it’s stop-start eve, with the feature likely to become widely available in the next year or so. One estimate predicts that more than eight million vehicles in North America will be … Read More

AGM batteries, Exide Edge, absorbent glass mat, Exide Technologies, Stop-Start Systems

7 Oct, 2009

John Day It’s been a rough year in the automotive electronics industry, or at least that’s the prevailing sentiment, but not so in Europe according to Joe Notaro, director of marketing and applications for the automotive business unit at chipmaker STMicroelectronics. Notaro says new product and program activity is higher this year than last year. “European consumers value safety, and that is even more true … Read More

Class D Amplifiers, CO2 Emissions, Brushless Motors, Stop-Start Systems, LED Lighting

24 Sep, 2009

John Day Is it just me or is it a law of nature? I’m at an otherwise empty intersection waiting for the red light to turn green, thinking about the gas I’m wasting, but nothing happens until another vehicle on the cross street reaches the intersection. THEN the light turns green. I can go and let the other driver think about the gas he or she is wasting – unless they are driving a hybrid, in which the engine … Read More

Toyota, Stop-Start Systems, Valeo, CO2 Emissions, Volvo, Mini, PSA Peugeot Citroën, DENSO

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