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Archive for March 25th, 2009

A Two-Mode Hybrid System

The two-mode hybrid system will be available soon.  The Allison Transmission division of BMW, GM, and DaimlerChrysler originally developed this system.  This alliance is referred to as the Global Hybrid Corporation.
The reason that this system is called a two-mode hybrid is because it has high and low-speed modes for the electric variable transmission.  Four fixed […]

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The HotShot Windshield System Is Discontinued

After recalling 944,000 vehicles, GM has had to discontinue its HotShot windshield washer system, which was responsible for an electrical short.  So far, the malfunction has caused 34 auto warranty claims and three fires as a result of a short in the circuit board, which caused the control-circuit ground wire to overheat.
GM claims that the […]

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The First Tests For Roof-Strength Standard Conducted By The IIHS

A new rating system for roof-strength has been launched by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and has conducted its first tests on small SUVs.  Unfortunately, only four out of the twelve vehicles tested managed to get a Good rating, which is the top rating.
The SUVs that scored the Good rating were the Honda Element, […]

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