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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Future of the car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The future of the car is a controversial topic, with some advocates arguing that the car has no future, and others that the car will in the future supplant most other forms of transport.
Car use is a significant factor in pollution, and contributes to global warming.
Cars may be able to use low carbon fuels such as hydrogen, fuel cells, and electricity instead of the internal combustion engine.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/fu/Future_of_the_car   (231 words)

 Bambooweb: Future of the car
Cars are one of the most dangerous form of transport.
Cars platooning on guideways on a Personal rapid transit system, such as ULTra, for increased speed, safety and economy.
Human transporters, such as the Segway, lowering the importance of the car for short-distance transportation.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/f/u/Future_of_the_car.html   (240 words)

 Future car designers: Coventry University - 4Car Feature - from Channel 4
Yet some of the world's leading car designers have been recruited from the university's MA course in vehicle design.
The students were well aware of how the wheels turn in the car business and, in particular, of the need to charm the many recruiters present, including on this occasion Renault's grand design boss Patrick le Quement, who is also one of the four judges.
What's even more alarming is that these students represent the future of the car design world and there is only one woman competing against 12 men.
www.channel4.com /4car/feature/feature.jsp?id=6994&cntsrc=rss_4car_Feature_6994   (291 words)

 'Future of the Car' talk highlights MISTI week - MIT News Office
The cars of the future must work more like living things and less like living rooms on wheels if we are to mitigate problems of fuel consumption and traffic congestion, according to a panel of experts who discussed "The Future of the Car -- the Car of the Future" on Sept. 22 in Room 4-237.
The two Media Lab students showed slides of gum-drop-shaped cars, cars that required drivers to move like athletes, cars that adapted for storage by standing up on rear wheels and cars that could manage that all-important 90-degree pop into a parking space, thanks to hubless robotic wheels.
Professor John Heywood was one of the panelists in 'The Future of the Car -- the Car of the Future' discussion on Thursday, Sept. 22.
web.mit.edu /newsoffice/2005/misti-cars.html   (815 words)

 Certified Used Cars — The Wave of the Future
When a vehicle is returned from a lease, or traded in on the purchase of a new car, the dealership evaluates its condition and considers it for the certified used car program.
Taking VW as an example, the car has certain requirements to meet right off the top: The car must be a 1996 model year or newer, with fewer than 75,000 miles on the odometer, and it has to have been operated by the previous owner for at least 12 months.
The certified used car programs that are proliferating have opened up a new market for shoppers who want to save money, but who want to drive a near-new car, with a solid warranty.
www.edmunds.com /advice/buying/articles/46831/article.html   (1032 words)

 Future of the car - Definition, explanation
Petroleum refining and car use are major factors in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Dualmode cars platooning on a guideways or a Personal Rapid Transit system, such as ULTra, for increased speed, safety and economy.
Nanotechnology enhanced cars will be stronger than steel which can help to reduce weight and better protect passengers.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/f/fu/future_of_the_car.php   (645 words)

 Reality Check: The Car Of The Future?, GM's Sequel Runs On Hydrogen; Will It Take The Place Of Today's Cars? - CBS News
The car is cool, clean and cutting edge, but a lot has to happen before you'll see many of them on the highways.
To the outrage of fans, GM pulled the plug on its electric car, the EV1, in 2003, in part, because the batteries were inadequate.
The question is whether there is a real future for the car of the future.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/09/12/eveningnews/main2002959.shtml   (669 words)

 GM - GMability Education K-4 - Energy: Draw your car of the future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In the near future, cars may not have an engine like the one in your parents’ vehicle today.
GM is working on a car that runs on hydrogen fuel cells.
The rest of the car holds the people and their cargo.
www.gm.com /company/gmability/edu_k-12/k-4/energy/future_car.html   (128 words)

 Intelligence: Behold the All-Seeing, Self-Parking, Safety-Enforcing, Networked Automobile - Popular Science
The car I’m driving is a prototype from the French automaker Peugeot Citro├źn, but a showroom-ready copy isn’t many months away.
At the last fraction of a second, when the car’s radar sensors and microprocessors have determined that the idiot at the wheel really isn’t going to steer around the obstacle, the safety system shoots into action.
My car, outfitted with a GPS position finder and an off- the-shelf wireless local area network (WLAN) communication system, was tipped off by another car carrying the same gear.
www.popsci.com /popsci/futurecar/f2909aa138b84010vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.html   (1128 words)

 Imperial College London - Fuelling debate on future of the car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
As the Treasury studies the possibility of charging drivers in the Highlands, mid-Wales and remote areas of England £45 for cars over 1200cc, Professor Glaister, a member of Ken Livingstones Transport for London Board, considers the reason the government is having to justify the level and structure of taxes on motoring for the first time.
Three quarters of the adult population live in a household with a car," he said.
In a further attempt to lessen air pollution, Professor Glaister suggests the use of old bangers couldbe discouraged, although such a move could affect students, the retired and the elderly.
www.imperial.ac.uk /P2473.htm   (808 words)

 future_of_the_car - The Wordbook Encyclopedia
The future of the automobile is a controversial topic, with some advocates arguing that the car has no future, and others that the car will in the future supplant most other forms of transport.
Petroleum refining and car use are major factors in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Nanotechnology-enhanced cars will be stronger than steel which can help to reduce weight and better protect passengers.
www.thewordbook.com /future_of_the_car   (976 words)

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 Unofficial ITER fan club - The future of the car: hybrid or hydrogen?
Currently, cars and trucks account for about 20% of all CO2 emissions, compared with about 3% for air travel and 4% for the world’s shipping fleets, and are the most obvious source of our consumption of refined oil in the form of petrol or diesel.
At high speeds, when an ICE is most efficient, the car runs conventionally, but during braking, the electric motor acts like a generator, converting the vehicle’s kinetic energy into electrical energy and storing it in the battery, which is then used when the car is accelerating or driving at low speeds.
The fuel economy is impressive, and with the introduction of lithium-ion batteries in the next generation of hybrid cars, there is real expectation of the first “100 miles per gallon” (2.4 l/100km) cars.
fusion.euromaterials.com /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=208&Itemid=34   (1112 words)

 Future of the car industry
In 1996, tariffs on imported cars had fallen by more than half to 25%, Australia's four car manufacturers had reduced their number of models, quality had improved radically and the principles of lean manufacturing applied.
Over the next 10 years tariffs on imported cars fell to 10% and the export facilitation scheme was replaced by the Automotive Investment and Competitiveness Scheme (AICS).
While it is not possible to predict future petrol prices, it is clear that car manufacturers must develop and adopt alternative fuel systems to remain competitive.
bulletin.ninemsn.com.au /article.aspx?id=145690   (875 words)

 Car - Future - a Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Drive-by-wire cars are cars with electronic (not mechanical) control of all parts.
Known as the Traffic Assist, the system is said to be able to drive the car on its own in heavy traffic at up to 60 mph.
Dualmode or cars able to platoon that use relatively small electric motors and fuel supplies or battery reserves for door-to-door service off electrically powered arteries.
future.wikia.com /wiki/Car   (656 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Globalising the car industry
She plans to use the car to go on weekend trips to the hill country to escape the heat of Delhi, where she lives.
Sheafali is able to afford a car because she works in an call centre run by the US multinational Convergys - which is not only well-paid by Indian standards, but also gives her the weekend off.
The big car groups are moving to a global production system, in which their factories anywhere in the world are identical, based on global design and manufacturing best practice.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/6346325.stm   (1680 words)

 Future Cars- IntelliChoice
IntelliChoice has tapped its industry resources to produce this unofficial guide to future cars in the automotive industry.
Due to the dynamic nature of the business, these are strictly predictions of future cars.
Updates and additions to future cars are made as information becomes available.
www.intellichoice.com /future   (45 words)

 NASCAR News: Car Of The Future: Dream Machine Or Nightmare?
With further testing of NASCAR's proposed car of the future at Atlanta Motor Speedway yesterday, there appears to be different opinions on the cars performance.
Posted by: DJ on November 02, 2005 at 03:47 PM Stock car racing & manufacturer involvement is built on the premise that the car buying public see the product “win on Sunday buy on Monday”.
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www.fastmachines.com /archives/nascar/003302.php   (1025 words)

 I4U News - Audi R8 - Car from the Future Goes on Sale
The Audi R8 is the commercial version of the Le Mans concept car audi showed back in 2003.
The chassis is made from a special aluminum and magnesium metal and the motor is placed in the middle of this all-wheel-drive (quattro) sports car.
Audi's new cars for 2007 have all a great new design making other brands like BMW or Mercedes look really old and outdated.
www.i4u.com /article6685.html   (414 words)

 reportonbusiness.com: Magna's car of the future: a plastic body and soy-based bumpers
Magna's car of the future: a plastic body and soy-based bumpers
That drove the company to invest in research and development for fold-into-the-floor seats for minivans for DaimlerChrysler AG, a vehicle for Magna because of the value of Magna parts it carries --between $1,600 (U.S.) and $2,000.
And the expected growth of convertibles with roofs that retract into the body of the car sparked Magna's purchase in December of a roof system manufacturing company from Porsche AG.
www.theglobeandmail.com /servlet/story/LAC.20060220.RMAGNA20/TPStory/Business   (895 words)

 The Future of the Car - News from ZapFuture
Paul Horrell, from Popular Science, writes on a special report about Cars of the Future: "I'm driving through eastern France, the blip-blip of the lane markers zinging backward through my peripheral vision at about 90 mph.
Radar, lasers, wireless radio networks and other embedded tech will that will enable future cars to sense faraway traffic and stop accidents before they happen.
Don't miss the special report on The Future of the Car: "Intelligence: Behold the All-Seeing, Self-Parking, Safety-Enforcing, Networked Automobile".
www.zapfuture.com /article170.html   (217 words)

 Planet Ark : FEATURE - A squeaky clean future for the car?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Some have heralded hydrogen as the energy of the future, but sceptics say it will always be just that - a future fuel which for a host of reasons never makes it out of test cars.
DaimlerChrysler, the world's number five car maker with yearly revenues of around 150 billion euros ($146.3 billion) (dollars), says it will have spent $1 billion on researching the technology in the 14 years to 2004.
Although the Natrium car and pure hydrogen fuel cell vehicles emit no pollutants, the process of creating the hydrogen might do so if, for example, the hydrogen is made by electrolysis with electric power from a coal-fired power plant.
www.planetark.org /dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=17770&newsdate=16-Sep-2002   (1365 words)

 NYSE Group, Inc. > About NYSE Group > News & Events > NYSE Calendar August 12, 2004: NYSE and Popular Science Magazine ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The NYSE and Popular Science Magazine, a subsidiary of Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE-Listed TWX), celebrate the biggest issue in the magazine's history, "The Future of the Car," with a showcase of automobile prototypes and concept cars at the NYSE.
According to Popular Science, “The Future of the Car” issue focuses on automotive trends and predicts where cars will be in 2010 and beyond.
The cars on display at the NYSE represent a sample of what will be covered in the magazine and include:
www.nyse.com /events/1092218578893.html   (274 words)

 Future of the car : Future of cars
Future of the car : Future of cars
Cars platooning on guideways[?] for increased speed, safety and economy.
To read more details about US policy on automotive R&D, and the basis for the expected advances above, please see http://discussit.org/transporation/prognosis.
www.fastload.org /fu/Future_of_cars.html   (259 words)

 Future Retro - The Car Connection
This week, another new car photo crossed my desk with a caption that cited the vehicle's "heritage" design.
In their attempts to figure out exactly what the American buyer wants - other than trucks, that is - the Big 2.5 and the rest of the world's carmakers are numbing our minds with a legion of retromobiles.
Apparently, it's much easier to sell a warmed-over version of a car we loved in our youth than it is to sell something truly new and innovative.
www.thecarconnection.com /Auto_News/Commentary/Future_Retro.S192.A1903.html   (856 words)

 globeandmail.com: Auto makers unwrap teasers to future
At Detroit's North American International Auto Show this week, auto makers unwrapped all sorts of so-called show cars to tease the public, the press, rival auto makers and industry insiders.
Most of these million-dollar concept cars will never be built, though some will.
Ford is staking its future in large part on the environmental friendliness of its new vehicles.
www.theglobeandmail.com /servlet/story/RTGAM.20060112.wxwhconcept12/BNStory/specialGlobeAuto   (696 words)

 Online auto sales altering the future of the car salesman - Birmingham Business Journal:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The future of the car salesman might be uncertain, but the future of online car sales is clear -- Internet auto shopping is here to stay, according to a report released last month by Massachusetts-based Forrester Research.
Although Collins believes the end of the salesman era is near, other salespeople believe the future of car sales lies in a partnership forged between the Internet and traditional car outlets.
"(Cars and trucks) are still a commodity that people like to touch and drive and feel," and the Internet can never fully replace that need, he says.
www.bizjournals.com /birmingham/stories/2000/09/25/story5.html   (630 words)

 PodcastDirectory | Episode: The Car Cast Episode 122 - Crappy Waitresses, Week in Review and The Future of The Car Cast ...
Episode: The Car Cast Episode 122 - Crappy Waitresses, Week in Review and The Future of The Car Cast Podcast
The Car Cast Episode 122 - Crappy Waitresses, Week in Review and The Future of The Car Cast Episode
The Car Cast Episode 122 - Crappy Waitresses, Week in Review and The Future of The Car Cast
www.podcastdirectory.com /podshows/295206   (89 words)

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