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Gorilla Glass goes fast: Automotive version of Corning’s strengthened glass goes in new Ford GT

By April Gocha / January 7, 2016

The sleek Ford GT supercar is shedding pounds as the first production vehicle to incorporate a windshield of thin-yet-strong Corning Gorilla Glass.

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Vehicle upheaval: Can fuel cells take on the automotive market?

By April Gocha / August 18, 2015

Everything seems to be changing in the automotive world today—cars are getting lighter, smarter, and more efficient than ever before.

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Get outta my dreams, get into my futuristic Chevy FNR concept car

By April Gocha / April 24, 2015

According to a GM press release, Chevrolet’s new FNR concept car “boasts a futuristic capsule design”—which may be the biggest understatement we’ve ever heard.

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DOE reinforces commitment to lighter, more efficient automobiles with $259M Alcoa loan

By Jessica McMathis / April 13, 2015

The Obama administration hopes to achieve more efficient and affordable vehicles through a conditional commitment to Alcoa for a $259-million loan—the first issued under the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program.

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Glass fibers weave supersonic strength into ballistic panels for world’s fastest vehicle

By April Gocha / March 18, 2015

The Bloodhound Project hopes its new supersonic rocket-powered car will obliterate the world record by rocketing to 1,000 mph.

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Mercedes-Benz’s new concept car harvests sun with its paint and has faux warp drive

By April Gocha / November 7, 2014

Mercedes-Benz’s newest conceptual vision, the G-code, is an equally impressive exercise in creative thinking about what cars can do, evoke, and look like.

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New vehicle HECA filter cleans air and improves decision-making, too

By April Gocha / February 25, 2014

A couple of UCLA scientists have improved automobile cabin air filters with the design of a new high-efficiency cabin air (HECA) filter that blocks the majority of ultrafine particles and simultaneously allows carbon dioxide to escape.

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