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2015-08-26
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TECAT has developed a system to measure torque on a flexplate accurately and in-situ.
2015-08-26
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Helium leak detection systems are helping transmission suppliers improve quality and reduce the cost of producing new automatic transmissions.
2015-08-25
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For automakers, earning a 5-star safety rating in the government and insurance industry tests is a major source of pride. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the latest vehicle to earn 5 stars: Honda's 2016 Pilot.
2015-08-25
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The Advanz 7000-series aluminum alloys from Novelis are designed for safety-critical components of vehicle structures.
2015-08-25
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Lubricant solutions from Klüber Lubrication reduce stick-slip and eliminate cabin noise generated by vibration and friction in automobile interiors.
2015-08-25
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The Evr-Green charging station from Leviton delivers up to 7.7 kW of power for home and workplace.
2015-08-24
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Basotect TG melamine foam from BASF is used for the acoustic layer in Volkswagen EA888 engine covers.
2015-08-20
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Active grille shutters are being used more and more by automakers to help boost fuel economy at higher speeds. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at SRG Global's new "Inte-Grille" shutter system. 
2015-08-20
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The automaker is developing a camera-based lighting system that can automatically widen dipped beams at road junctions and roundabouts. It is also researching infrared image triggered spotlighting and an intelligent GPS linked system.
2015-08-20
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No area of the third-generation Tucson crossover utility vehicle was left untouched by Hyundai engineers, but particular attention was placed on re-engineering the chassis for improved ride and handling, and importantly, better NVH characteristics. The CUV employs a dual-reinforcing panel rear wheelhouse design, which optimizes panels that are prone to vibration, resulting in a 109% increase in rigidity.
2015-08-19
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The 2017 GT development program has begun testing in southeastern Michigan, with the exotic American supercars running “naked” as they rack up miles amid daily commuter traffic. Automotive Engineering encountered and photographed one of the off-tool prototypes recently.
2015-08-14
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Huge factories and technical improvements are slowly pushing battery pack costs down toward the $100/kW·h turning point that's expected to democratize electrified vehicles.
2015-08-13
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Why did BMW, Audi, and Daimler recently get together to buy Nokia's digital map unit for $3.1 billion? In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the map technology recently purchased by the three German automakers. 
2015-08-11
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Ian Callum joined Jaguar in 1999, where he and his team created, among others, the R-Coupe, RD-6, C-X75, and C-X17 concepts. His Jaguar production model list spans, chronologically, the last generation XK (2006), followed by the XF, XJ, and the F-Type, in coupe and convertible forms. Now, Callum has led his team to create the new XF and future Jaguars.
2015-08-11
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A $2.5 million upgrade turns an existing climatic cell into one of the industry's most capable facilities for 4x4 and AWD vehicle development.
2015-08-10
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Tucked within the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus is a glimpse of the automotive future. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at Mcity, a new proving ground that will help automakers and suppliers develop automated and driverless car technologies.
2015-07-31
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Can a supercharger with a mechanical variable speed drive give a downsized engine the performance “feel” of a larger-displacement, naturally-aspirated unit without sacrificing efficiency? A joint U.K. research project aims to find out.
2015-07-31
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The company is beefing up its use of cameras and expanding their roles. Imagers can help drivers peer around corners and help back up trailers in addition to basic functions like lane keeping.
2015-07-31
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With an electromagnetic clutch located between the drive pulley and supercharger rotors, the blower can be disengaged during idle, light throttle, and cruising situations.
2015-07-29
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Exhaust from a car's tailpipe is usually considered a bad thing. But exhaust is also used to make engines burn cleaner. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at a technology called Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and its environmental benefits.
2015-07-28
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The 6DX PRO for gathering kinematic data for research and engineering validation was designed by DTS specifically for occupant dynamics and human injury assessment.
2015-07-27
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Walther Trowal’s new continuous feed tumblast machines have been specially adapted for shot blasting of light metals like aluminum and magnesium.
2015-07-27
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Coldwater Machine’s new SpotMeld system is based on Refill Friction Stir Spot Weld technology. The system enables spot welding of aluminum (1000-7000 series), magnesium, non-ferrous, and dissimilar sheet materials.
2015-07-23
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Porsche, Audi, Toyota, and Nissan each chose a different path for its hybrid-electric prototype racer at Le Mans, but one solution rose to the occasion.
2015-07-23
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Based in Frankfurt, Pierre Juan manages sales and technical teams across 19 countries as the Global Automotive Vice President at Styrolution. The company describes itself as the leading global styrenics supplier. He discusses the future of plastics in the automotive industry, including opportunities and challenges.
2015-07-21
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Small robots are beginning to handle tasks inside automotive production facilities that require human-like dexterity.
2015-07-17
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Mercedes-Benz has expanded its local production portfolio at its Pune, India, assembly plant to six model series with the recent addition of the GLA compact SUV. The other models include S-, E-, and C-Class sedans as well as the GL and M-Class SUVs.
2015-07-15
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City dwellers need vehicles that are tailored to the tight confines of urban driving. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at ZF's Smart Urban Vehicle. SAE Eye on Engineering can be viewed at https://youtu.be/-u0TO8H51zY.
2015-07-15
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The all-new 2016 XC90 is built on the mixed-materials SPA chassis and includes PHEV propulsion among its 4-cylinder-only powertrain packages. It shows the future direction of Volvo cars—including automated driving.
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