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2014-10-24
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Increased reliance on virtual tools, decoupled systems development, and common vehicle and powertrain architectures are keys to the revitalized Volvo Car meeting its goal of selling 800,000 units a year. A senior engineer details the strategy.
2014-10-24
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Connectivity brings many benefits for vehicle owners, but it creates many challenges for engineers. Security is perhaps the most difficult since stopping hackers is an ongoing task.
2014-10-24
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Though hardware and software were front and center at SAE 2014 Convergence, panels also explored broader issues facing the auto industry. A Wednesday panel focused on ways to better utilize overloaded engineers as well as offering techniques for attracting new talent.
2014-10-24
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Six autonomous vehicles, each about the length of a shoebox, navigate a curve-filled track on the show floor at SAE 2014 Convergence.
2014-10-23
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To debut in 2016 on a front-drive-based vehicle, the lightweight Flex4 features new axle-disconnect clutch technologies.
2014-10-23
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As Baby Boomers retire, the Millennial generation is crucial to the engineering workforce.
2014-10-23
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Volvo's new 2.0-L development engine has a bi-turbo configuration, supported by the inclusion of an electric compressor in the loop. Power output is 331 kW.
2014-10-22
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Meeting diverse customer demands is a vexing challenge that will require heavy amounts of engineering work. Development teams will have to give drivers more personal options while they also determine how to ensure that autonomous driving platforms mimic the ways humans sometimes break traffic laws.
2014-10-22
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Charged with overseeing the development and execution of the company’s technology strategy and plans, Dr. Ken Washington will pull from research and advanced engineering experience gained over the course of his 28-year career at Lockheed Martin and Sandia National Laboratories in the areas of nuclear engineering, information systems, super-computing, information privacy, and R&D space technologies.
2014-10-22
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As someone who benefited greatly from college scholarships, the Chair of SAE International’s Scholarship Committee, Ken Wolfgram, doesn’t want anyone to miss the upcoming application deadlines.
2014-10-22
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Stephen Foster, CEO and Co-Founder of ThoughtSTEM, has a new outlook on STEM education and the utilities that can be used to get kids involved in software coding.
2014-10-21
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Pay attention to pop culture for engineering inspiration, says Chrysler Group's President and CEO of Motorsports and the company’s Senior Vice President of Product Design, Ralph Gilles, during his SAE Convergence keynote address.
2014-10-21
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Novelis has officially opened what it claims is China's first plant dedicated to the production of heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet, making the company the only one producing automotive aluminum sheet in all three of the world's major automobile producing regions: Asia, Europe, and North America.
2014-10-21
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General Motors claims that its 2015 Chevrolet Bi-fuel Impala running on gasoline or CNG (compressed natural gas) will be the only bi-fuel-capable sedan on the market to offer a factory warranty. It is slated to go on sale later this year at a starting price of $38,210.
2014-10-20
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Automakers are racing to cut the cost of lightweight materials that help boost fuel efficiency. In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the U.S. and German automakers' push for low-cost carbon fiber.
2014-10-20
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3M offers the new 3M Acrylic Plus Tape Series EX4500 designed for primerless application of trim components for global automakers and supplier customers.
2014-10-20
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GP:50 Corporation LTD’s Model 188/288/388 miniature flush diaphragm pressure transducer series’ unique flush diaphragm design makes possible accurate pressure measurements of high-viscosity fluids, even within high shock and vibration environments, without port plugging and clogging.
2014-10-20
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VCC’s series of IP67- and NEMA 6P-rated panel-mount indicators are designed with a wide viewable angle that delivers bright visibility even in direct sunlight.
2014-10-16
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The new model is the first to use Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture, gets high-output Drive-E four-cylinder engines, and features class-leading safety systems.
2014-10-15
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It is 30 years since Renault invented the large European MPV with the original five or seven-seat Espace. The latest Espace, launched at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, revealed a departure from traditional monospace MPV design with a crossover format, claims the company, based closely on the Initiale concept shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show a year ago.
2014-10-15
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The system features a monobloc housing that also fully integrates the propshaft's CV joint. Its electro-mechanically-actuated clutch is similar to that used in the Range Rover Evoque.
2014-10-15
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The model uses a new architecture and powertrains, will see the debut of Ford’s adaptive steering system, will be the first Ford to be offered with LED headlamps with glare-free high beam, and offers pre-collision assist.
2014-10-14
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Chrysler engineers need to make the next Jeep Wrangler, due in 2017, much lighter for better fuel economy. In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at Jeep's history with aluminum and unibody construction.
2014-10-13
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Smaller, lighter, and with greater functionality than its predecessor, Schaeffler's iTC adds vital functionality for vehicles powered by downsized engines and automatic transmissions.
2014-10-13
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Mid-racing season switch by Ferrari to new simulation software from rFpro supplements the limited track testing permitted under FIA rules.
2014-10-10
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Now that the last of the SAE International Collegiate Design Series (CDS) teams are submitting their entries, it's time for the public to vote for its favorites in the 2014 Generation Auto video contest sponsored by OESA and SAE, with the support of Deloitte.
2014-10-10
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After the very-low-volume and very-high-end 8C, the Italian brand is officially returning with a much more attainable two-seat, mid-engine sports car.
2014-10-10
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Lowered, spoilered GLA45 AMG brings car-like stance and dynamics to crossover category.
2014-10-10
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The car made its first public European appearance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, bringing a lighter car powered by a new 1.5-L gasoline engine (the U.S. and possibly other markets will get a 2.0-L engine, according to industry reports), a six-speed manual transmission will be offered, and it will feature SkyActiv technologies in both vehicle design and construction as well as the engine.
2014-10-10
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Weight reduction has been an ongoing theme for Land Rover in recent years, with significant reductions for both the Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover. With the launch of the Discovery Sport, unveiled at the 2014 Paris Moor Show, Land Rover is extending the weight reduction theme with engine downsizing.
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