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2015-04-24
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Traffic gridlock, accident fatalities, and vehicle emissions are not good things. So the underlying challenge for the auto industry is to develop and use technologies appropriately for society. Matschi was the Thursday morning keynote speaker in the AVL theater inside Detroit’s Cobo Center at the 2015 SAE World Congress.
2015-04-24
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Initial focus is on battery, starter, and fuel pump to provide early warnings of impending issues with starting a car, as discussed in a 2015 SAE World Congress panel. The 4G connection in 2016 Chevrolets obtains data, cloud server holds the analysis algorithms.
2015-04-24
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As connectivity expands throughout the transportation industry, it’s transforming security from door locks to firewalls and antivirus programs. Aircraft and ground vehicle representatives discussed the topic during the “Technical Expert Panel Discussion: With connectivity, comes risks - cybersecurity and safety” at the 2015 SAE World Congress.
2015-04-24
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There’s been a push to wean vehicles from petroleum, but fossil fuels will contain to power the transportation field for the next few decades, according to the Exxon Mobil researcher who advises the company’s corporate executives. He spoke at the 2015 SAE World Congress.
2015-04-24
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Car buyers want a human-machine interface that lets them bring in personal devices and perform all kinds of tasks whenever they want, and they don’t want to have to read a manual or spend time learning how to manage their many options. Panelists grappled with solutions to this vexing challenge during a 2015 SAE World Congress panel.
2015-04-24
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The six-wheeled Curiosity rover exploring Mars' surface gets its instructions from a lead driver working inside the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Matt Heverly, Curiosity’s lead driver, spoke to 2015 SAE World Congress attendees gathered Wednesday afternoon inside the Tech Hub on the main show floor.
2015-04-22
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Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil sees a remarkable century with autonomous vehicles transporting smarter, healthier persons to various destinations.
2015-04-22
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Automotive planners and developers are working overtime to provide more autonomous features and functions, but there’s still plenty of uncertainty surrounding driverless cars.
2015-04-21
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In advance of the 2015 SAE World Congress, Controlled Power Technologies said it could triple its current 50-person workforce as its portfolio of advanced technologies edge closer to commercialization reality.
2015-04-21
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The 2016 seven-passenger crossover redesign reflects Mitsubishi's new design language and its powertrain features a new CVT with ratio spread of 7.0 for improved performance and fuel economy.
2015-04-21
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Although 30% of traffic fatalities are alcohol-related, and electronic Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety has appeal, more targeted approaches to reducing them are being taken by car makers. Programs aimed at reducing teen driver accidents and death were described at the 25th annual World Traffic Safety Symposium during the New York Auto Show.
2015-04-17
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Delcam will launch in May the 2015 R2 version of its PowerSHAPE Pro software, which includes new options for reverse engineering as well as improvements to speed up and simplify the editing of product designs to make them more suitable for manufacture.
2015-04-17
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PowerINSIGHT 2.0 from Exa Corp. provides real-time collaboration to reduce the risk of product compromise and costly late-stage design changes. The upgrade derives compelling presentations from terabytes of simulation data rapidly and accurately, the company claims.
2015-04-16
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Inside the turbocharger of your family car is a special material that was also used in the skin of NASA's X-15 rocket plane. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at Inconel, a material commonly used in turbocharger rotors. 
2015-04-14
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Megacity growth and energy demand are driving a diverse future mix of autonomous vehicles, car sharing, and cycling, among other more sustainable future-transportation solutions.
2015-04-13
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Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. (HVCC) recently began production at its new facility in Sanand, in the state of Gujarat, India. The full-line supplier of automotive thermal management solutions is using the Gujarat facility to support its growing business with global vehicle manufacturers and to cater to the requirements of OEMs in the state of Gujarat and western India.
2015-04-13
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The Ohio State University student team revealed the vehicle it will use to try to break its own world land speed record—307 mph—with an over 400-mph mark. The 38-ft-long (11.6-m) vehicle contains 2000 A123 pouch cells and runs a four-wheel-drive system with two motors design-rated at 3000 hp (2238 kW).
2015-04-10
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A new tool to precisely simulate the thermal processes in Lanxess’s weight-saving Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite was announced by the company at the recent Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference at Mannheim, Germany.
2015-04-10
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The twins-under-the-skin Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata are fraternal only, as they share nothing in terms of external and interior styling. The product planning teams for each brand also get to introduce other differentiators, in the case of Optima a markedly different infotainment systems than Sonata.
2015-04-09
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Cadillac vs. Lincoln is one of the world's great automotive rivalries. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the new Cadillac CT6 and Lincoln Continental. SAE Eye on Engineering can be viewed at https://youtu.be/KzKcvY8wiKg.
2015-04-09
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The vehicle needs a suite of advanced technologies and a ready-to-take-control driver.
2015-04-09
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Adapted from the XE and XJ platform, and sized between those two models, the XF's body-in-white is made of 75% aluminum. Two engines are offered at launch, both supercharged 3.0-L V6s.
2015-04-09
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Honda’s next-generation Civic will debut a sporty new design language, more efficient and spirited powertrains—and serve as the lead application for Honda’s new Global Compact platform that will also underpin the next-generation Accord as well as the HR-V crossover.
2015-04-08
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It's the same length, has some carryover styling cues, but the 2016 U.S. model is a new engineering execution co-developed by Mercedes-Benz and Renault. It features a new 0.9-L turbocharged three-cylinder, a choice of two transmissions, and better ride quality.
2015-04-08
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The 570S, which represents an entry level alongside the company’s existing Super Series and Ultimate Series models, introduces a new carbon-fiber monocoque chassis for the company that has larger door openings for more convenient ingress and egress.
2015-04-08
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The new crossover features chiseled styling with "floating" roofline look, low-cost safety systems package, and a 3.5-L V6 with output increased to 300 hp (224 kW).
2015-04-08
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Rear- and forward-facing cameras have made big inroads, but cameras that monitor interiors haven’t seen much acceptance. That may change, driven partially by the shift to semi-autonomous driving.
2015-04-07
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Flagship sports sedan continues on front-drive platform, which has been stiffened but lightened and lowered. The coefficient of drag is reduced from 0.330 to 0.295 and fuel economy increased 15%.
2015-04-06
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As hybrid-car technology evolves, automakers are shifting from one solution to another to find the "sweet spot" between fuel efficiency and cost. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid. 
2015-04-06
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The new plug-in hybrid model has a 19-mi range in EV mode and can accelerate to 81 mph on its electric motor alone, while the AMG models' 5.5-L V8 gets a power boost.
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