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2014-08-27
With the recent publishing of four technical reports, SAE International now offers a series of recommended practices designed to enhance overall ambulance safety in several areas, including patient compartments and occupant restraint.
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2014-08-27
By doubling the size of its current U.S. technical center, Bosch lays the foundation for adding another 200 specialists to its Michigan workforce.
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2014-08-27
Volvo Cars on Aug. 26 unveiled the redesigned XC90 for the 2015 model year as part of what the company says is a $11 billion investment program that includes a new platform for the XC90 and other models called the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).
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2014-08-27
BELLOFOAM closed-cell silicone sponge sheeting from Bellofram Silicones is designed to support a variety of industrial, manufacturing, gasketing, insulation, sealing, and padding requirements in automotive, aerospace, factory floor, and industrial environments.
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2014-08-26
Tesla Motors is learning that making trouble-free autos is no easy task. In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the American electric car maker and recent reports of problems with its Model S luxury sedan.SAE Eye on Engineering can be viewed at http://youtu.be/kgbdTHxuegw.
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2014-08-25
Design software company Autodesk reaffirmed its commitment to STEM/STEAM education with its pledge to provide schools with free design programs.
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2014-08-25
Infineon Technologies AG will buy International Rectifier Corp. under a definitive agreement announced Aug. 20. The acquisition combines two semiconductor companies with leadership positions in power-management technology.
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2014-08-21
dSPACE’s SCALEXIO, the company’s latest hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) technology, is now more powerful with its new extension for a multi-processor (MP) simulation platform.
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2014-08-20
Sensors have become central elements in powertrains as designers add functions from stop-start to double clutches. More stringent fuel efficiency and emissions requirements are driving many changes in sensor technologies as well as in cabling and standards.
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2014-08-19
Engineers developed a cast-aluminum, liquid-cooled turbine housing that saves cost and weight.
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2014-08-19
A former player on Google's self-driving car project has been named head of a new Continental unit that will focus on intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Based in Silicon Valley, Seval Oz will lead an international team to be composed of engineers and related professionals from the information-technology and automotive industries.
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2014-08-19
The U.S. NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is seeking information and insights from automotive and related industries as it moves to mandate certain vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technologies for improved safety.
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2014-08-18
SAE International released its annual mobility engineering professional salary study, which is available online.
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2014-08-18
Co-developed with Mahle, the proof-of-concept engine is compact, smooth-running, and can tolerate compression ratios up to 14:1.
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2014-08-18
There is no excuse for gear noise in any electrified vehicle drivetrain, asserts an expert in driveline NVH. The solution is in a systems approach and thorough root-cause analysis at the design stage. (For more detailed images, click on the arrow at the upper right corner of this box.)
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2014-08-15
Shiloh Industries claims to offer the industry’s lightest aluminum door blank for mass production without compromising part integrity or formability, allowing automakers to further reduce mass compared to existing methods.
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2014-08-14
A pair of brothers, who are both employees at Eaton and SAE International members, have each won Eaton’s “Gamechanger” Award—the company’s highest recognition for employees who drive breakthrough results—for their work on different advanced technologies that enable significant fuel savings benefits.
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2014-08-13
Model 3340 G-Logger three-channel, portable data acquisition system from Silicon Designs, Inc. (SDI) offers powerful Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) analysis and display, as well as real-time acceleration and GPS data collection and viewing, all within the same compact package.
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2014-08-13
As alternatives to silicon (Si), use of wide-bandgap materials (WBGs) such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) for power electronics in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles can have a major impact on systems and overall vehicle costs, according to a Lux Research report.
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2014-08-12
AC17 test reporting begins in 2015. Initially it "gifts" applicable CAFE A/C efficiency credits, but leads to mandatory use. Industry also looks to reduce A/C-induced EV range loss from solar loading using films, glass, pre-ventilation.
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2014-08-12
Johnson Controls has opened a new crash test facility at its automotive seating headquarters in Plymouth, MI. One of the highlights of the facility is a Seattle Safety ServoSled that allows the automotive supplier to offer what it claims is the most accurate, standardized safety testing of seats globally through collaboration with its other testing facilities located in Burscheid, Germany; Changchun and Shanghai, China; and Yokohama, Japan.
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2014-08-12
Chrysler Group on Aug. 12 announced creation of a vehicle safety and compliance office, and appointed the former Senior Vice President-Engineering, Scot Kunselman (SAE Member, 1985), to the post. Previously, the company’s global engineering group was responsible for vehicle safety and regulatory compliance.
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2014-08-12
Replacing the TSX and TL models, the all-new 2015 TLX is positioned at the heart of the Acura sedan lineup, boasting two advanced new powertrains, including a “world’s first” eight-speed DCT with torque converter, and next-generation handling technologies.
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2014-08-12
Paul Bastien, Senior Research Engineer and Product Development Specialist for Shell Global Solutions (U.S.) Inc., is part of a team of scientists and technicians responsible for passenger car motor oil development as well as providing engine and gear oil formulations and technical support to motorsports.
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2014-08-06
Dongfeng Nissan announced groundbreaking for three new design/engineering business units at its Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV) in China. The $81 million (500 million RMB) facility includes the Venucia Design Center, an Advanced Engineering Technology Center, and a Corporate University, with the main phase of construction to be finished in 2015. 
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2014-08-06
Torque multiplication in the smooth operating, torque converter-equipped DCT makes the 2015 Acura TLX quicker off the line than the previous TSX.
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2014-08-06
The latest Leon is such a good performer and handler that SEAT is using it as the basis for a competitively priced one-make racing series car for private race teams.
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2014-08-06
Imagine a future Land Rover equipped with Laser Wade Aid, a system that can measure water depth before a vehicle even gets its front tires wet, or a future Jag featuring a virtual windshield.
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2014-08-05
Volkswagen recently introduced its Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) to the U.S. market, with the introduction of the 2015 Golf and GTI. MQB is at the heart of VW Group's production strategy to overtake Toyota to become the world's biggest automaker by 2018.
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2014-08-05
Kia has released details of the new improvements made to the third-generation Sorento’s cabin. A new modern, wrap-around dashboard has been added, as well as soft-touch materials and a range of advanced, onboard technologies, according to the company.
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