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Technology Leapfrog: Or, all recent auto technology forecasts underestimate how fast innovation is happening

The key to vehicle efficiency standards is technology forecasting, which is the centerpiece of a painstaking process the regulatory agencies go through to determine challenging but realistic mpg...Technology is coming at astounding rates and the current 2025 standards will not be difficult to meet at a cost a lot less than anybody has forecast. When NHTSA and EPA reevaluate the “...
Published 2017.09.25: Blog Post

Lightweighting technology development and trends in U.S. passenger vehicles

The technology assessments conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to inform the 2017–2025 passenger vehicle fuel economy and...
Published 2016.12.19: Publication

Automotive thermal management technology

Thermal management techniques are critical to the robust and efficient performance of conventional and electrified vehicles. Thermal management systems not only support reduction of emissions in...
Published 2016.10.04: Publication

Transmissions

The technology assessments conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to inform the 2017–2025 passenger vehicle fuel economy...
Published 2016.08.29: Publication

Naturally aspirated gasoline engines and cylinder deactivation

The technology assessments conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to inform the 2017–2025 passenger vehicle fuel economy and...
Published 2016.06.21: Publication

Hybrid vehicles: Trends in technology development and cost reduction

Since their introduction, sales of hybrid vehicles and the number of hybrid models have both risen steadily in the U.S., with that growth trend accelerating sharply starting in 2003. The forty-five...
Published 2015.07.23: Publication

What the NRC report on LDV technologies does and doesn't add to the debate in the run up to the US CAFE 2025 standard midterm evaluation

The National Research Council's latest vehicle technology assessment, Cost, Effectiveness and Deployment of Fuel Economy Technologies for Light-Duty Vehicles, released last week, presents a massive...Convincing support for the agencies' initial analysis, that could have pushed its conclusions even further.
Published 2015.06.24: Blog Post