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New York Motor Show 2008 (Source Auto Express UK)

Bluetec Mercedes technology in NY

Futuristic eco-technology to spread across Mercedes' 4x4 range.

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Auto Express Car Reviews

19th March 2008

Mercedes

unveiled the next step in its vision of clean, green motoring at the

New York Show with a range of diesel powered 4x4s - including the ML

320 and GL 400. Crucially these two vehicles are among the very first

to meet tough emmissions regulations in 50 states in the USA, and are

scheduled to arrive in Europe as early as 2009.

The Bluetec

equipped vehicles use an exhaust gas treatment system to reduce the

amount of harmfull emissions from the car - particularly nitrogen

oxide, or NOX. This is done by spraying a urea based solution into the

exhaust to help convert the gas into a less harmful substance.

At

present, plans to bring the car to the UK are still at an early stage,

however, Mercedes admits the technology's introduction is likely to be

hampered by the fact that while Bluetec's operation reduces NOX, it

also causes CO2 emissions to rise. This is expected to be solved in the

future, however as the firm plans to pair the technology with a hybrid

powertrain by 2010

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I think that modern auto international shows aren't worth much the reason is that all the manufactures have named something like ecofriendly blue tech etc etc........... I so bugging to look everywhere a see that written on every thing . OKKK build eco-friendly cars but stop publishing it too much .

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I think that modern auto international shows aren't worth much the reason is that all the manufactures have named something like ecofriendly blue tech etc etc........... I so bugging to look everywhere a see that written on every thing . OKKK build eco-friendly cars but stop publishing it too much .

I agree with you on the publishing part which is not limited to the Auto industry alone. These days I keep reading news about newly released computer hardware termed as "green".

Green seems to be the mantra now. I've heard that there was a tough competition for the "European Car of the Year" this time and Fiat 500 nudged forward to win the award because it was comparatively greener than the other contenders.

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Source Autocar UK

Ford crashes in at New York

Hilton Holloway

Carmakers

don't often display crashed vehicles on their motor show stands. But

Ford went to town at the New York show with a mangled Taurus saloon

that had been converted into an interactive display. Ford%20Taurus%20Crash_thumb.jpg

The

Ford Taurus is a mainstream saloon of the type that's the backbone of

the US car market. It's about the size of a current Passat and has the

look of the last-generation Mondeo. Ford says it is the 'safest large

car in America'.

The white car on display had been put through

the US industry standard 35mph '40 percent' offset frontal crash. That

mimics a typical head-on collision where at least one driver manages to

steer away from the oncoming car. But that makes things worse, because

the crash force is then mostly concentrated on one corner.

Ford's

Taurus was whacked on 28 February at its Dearborn crash test facility

and had been converted into an exhibit by hollowing out the passenger

compartment. Ford%20Taurus%20Crash1_thumb.jpg

Walk

into the open side, press the button and a crash test simulation is

played through a TV screen positioned against the windscreen. The most

disturbing part was not the fancy film editing of hurtling towards a

barrier, but the stereo sound of crumpling metal and glass.

The

front of the car is impressively mangled, though the front wheel has

not been pushed back very far. Initially, the damage looks to have been

confined to the front end, but look very closely and you can the

driver's door is very slightly misaligned.

But it was inside

that was most impressive. Despite the impact, the interior is virtually

untouched. There were just a few plastic dash mouldings pushed out of

line around the right hand side of the instrument binnacle.

Impressive.

But then again, the Taurus is one of a number of Ford US models based

on an upgraded version of the old Volvo S80 platform. Another reason,

perhaps, that the Blue Oval decided not to sell Volvo after all.

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The concept of mixing O2 with the Carbon monoxide and the result is Co2 which is less dangerous than the Carbon monoxide is a very good idea, and i also read that a man in California is also planning on a new concept by which the emission is reduced to a larger percent however the speed is also, the car can only travel at the max of 60 Kmph, so he is again working on the same concept which can also increase the max speed delivery of the engine! Am hundred percent with these Green Concept cars, atleast we need to save our mother earth without which no life and no motoring

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New York Motor Show 2008

The blue oval is ready to change the face of the US taxi forever-the Ford Transit Taxi

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Source: Auto Express Car Reviews

19th March 2008

It's New York's new taxi! Or at least it could be if Ford has its way.

The city's famous yellow cabs may be the stuff of legend, but with

their thirsty V8 engines and tiny, cramped interiors, the cars are

quickly becoming famous for all the wrong reasons.

So

this is Ford's solution to the problem - a specially designed evolution

of the Transit Connect. Featuring three comfortable seats in the rear,

plus a smart payment system and secure plexiglass divider between

driver and passenger the Ford is being touted as the cab as the future.

The 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine and compact exterior dimensions add to

the appeal, as does the tough bodywork, specially finished to withstand

parking scrapes and small accidents.

And the idea is much more

than a pipe dream. Ford has announced that alongside the new Fiesta,

the company would like to bring the European designed and engineered

Transit Connect to the USA, possibly as early as 2009.

anjan_c20072008-03-24 17:27:33

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