New Regulations Spur New Technology New Regulations Spur New Technology This article is excerpted from Technology Trends in the new AUTOFACTS Global Powertrain Strategies syndicated report. The 3,000-page, multi-volume study is the industry's first comprehensive analysis of the worldwide market for light vehicle engines, transmissions, and related components. Primary contributors to this article were Dean Bedford, Pete Langlois, and Karey McCann.