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2015-03-05
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Volvo’s 2015 XC90 features RACam, claimed to be the world’s first integrated radar and vision data-fusion system, designed to enable a broad array of active-safety capabilities.
2015-03-05
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For its new 7-Mode transmission, AVL focused on key requirements for hybrid drivetrains including best-in-class fuel consumption in NEDC charge-sustaining mode and full drivetrain functionality with a depleted battery.
2015-03-05
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The new generation of dual-clutch transmissions, called the xDCT family, is claimed to offer reduced transmission mass, lower complexity/cost, improved fuel consuption, and better launch characteristics for front-drive vehicles.
2015-03-05
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Tightening vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations and increasing demand for onboard electrical power means that higher voltages, in the form of supplemental 48-volt subsystems, may soon be nearing production.
2015-03-04
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Drivers who live where it gets really cold in the winter know the value of remote-starting systems. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at remote-starting technology. 
2015-03-03
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Recent concepts have shown the possibilities of gesture for controlling infotainment functions but the need for industry standards and control simplification complicate development.
2015-03-03
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dSPACE has launched a new, compact control system development platform for laboratory use, MicroLabBox, that offers high computing power and comprehensive functionalities.
2015-03-03
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To sharpen a significant aspect of its marque identity, a tunnel is at the heart of company’s new €4.5 million Lighting Assistance Center (LAC) at its Ingolstadt, Germany, headquarters is helping it develop new technologies including matrix laser forward lighting.
2015-03-02
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The Evora has been re-engineered, lightened, redesigned, moved upmarket, and re-designated as the 400 to fulfill the model's potential, giving it a 300-km/h capability.
2015-03-02
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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx discussed a wide range of technology and safety issues following his SAE Government/Industry Meeting keynote speech, including cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, and international harmonization of safety standards.
2015-02-24
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Conventional vehicle radios are morphing into increasingly powerful infotainment systems, prompting a need for storage to hold apps, navigation, and other data. Flash storage supplier SanDisk is beefing up its automotive portfolio with automotive grade chips and memory cards to satisfy that need.
2015-02-24
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What do rice cookers have to do with lowering the price of hybrid and electric cars? In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at a tiny electrical device called the IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor).
2015-02-20
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The 2015 Chicago Auto Show concept re-interprets the Soul as an electric all-wheel-drive compact crossover.
2015-02-19
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While the newer fiber laser and solid-state lasers offer distinct advantages, it is not time to close the book on the venerable CO2 laser, especially for high-volume, precision powertrain components. An attachment from Advanced Nozzles eliminates expensive helium, making the cost-benefit ratio even better for precision CO2 welding applications.
2015-02-19
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Despite the drop in U.S. gas prices, the development of gas-saving hybrid and electric vehicles marches on. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the auto industry's continued focus on electrification.
2015-02-17
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Nissan's new Le Mans contender upends the order of things by putting its whole powertrain at the front of the car.
2015-02-16
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Melexis introduces the MLX75421 Blackbird third-generation high dynamic range automotive image sensor with on-chip functional safety supports.
2015-02-16
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Vishay Intertechnology offers epoxy-coated mini sensors optimized for automotive temperature probes.
2015-02-16
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C2000 Piccolo F2807x multipoint control units from Texas Instruments improve execution speeds of control tasks in hybrid-electric and electric vehicles.
2015-02-16
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Kistler offers a joining system comprising maXYmos numeric control (NC), the IndraDrive servo amplifier, and NC joining modules monitors and controls.
2015-02-13
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General Motors' Fuel Cell Chief Engineer revealed some interesting technical developments during the recent 2015 SAE Hybrid and EV Technology Symposium.
2015-02-13
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A motorsports lubricant specialist has found direct parallels between the lubricant requirements of stop-start systems used in production vehicles and those of electrically-powered motorsport vehicles.
2015-02-12
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Company engineers see the 48-V ISG system as the "sweet spot" between 200-V capability and 12-V economy, and compatible with gasoline and diesel powertrains in both passenger vehicle and light commercial truck applications.
2015-02-12
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Kevin Layden called for the industry to get behind a single battery-charging standard and hardware for PHEVs and EVs. He criticized Tesla's decision to develop its unique Supercharger equipment in the wake of SAE's J1772 protocol and Combo Connector.
2015-02-12
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Engines and transmissions create heat, and that challenges engineers to manage it so the parts inside don't fail. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at Acura's 2016 NSX and its cooling system. 
2015-02-12
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From its panoramic roof to its platform, the third-generation Honda Pilot is vastly different from its predecessor. The SUV made its world premiere at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.
2015-02-12
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To be built at Orion Assembly in Michigan, the new EV is aiming to be first to combine +200-mi range with the relatively low $30,000 MSRP. Its battery technologies will be a "progression" of those announced for the Gen-2 Volt.
2015-02-11
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In coming years, the industry will see the same downward cost curves in lidar that occurred with radar. The result could be the first mass-produced car with lidar.
2015-02-11
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The new SUV, based on the MLB matrix, is up to 325 kg lighter and is packed with technology including all-wheel steering, many driver-assistance options, and an e-tron electrified version is on the way.
2015-02-09
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Cadillac's new CT6, set for release in the fourth quarter of 2015, will be built with various types of advanced and lightweight materials and manufactured using a combination of joining techniques, a first for any GM model.
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