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2014-10-29
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Think you know about motor oils and the latest technologies within them? Read this article.
2014-10-29
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Making the most of new materials is the aim of every automaker: Audi is among those demonstrating how it can be done—for example, by employing glass-fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) springs on its A6 Avant.
2014-10-29
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Chinese vehicle makers are altering their market strategies to cope with slower growth and increased competition. Many are focusing on services, often partnering with others to make this transition more swiftly.
2014-10-29
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SAE International recently published the J2880 - Recommended Green Racing Protocols. The aims of J2880 are to: • Provide sanctioning bodies with recommendations to help them align competition rules with the objectives of sustainable transportation • Support environmentally responsible and sustainable technology that is transferable to production vehicles • Promote environmentally friendly operations of motorsports venues, competition events, and racing team facilities • Assist sanctioning bodies in establishing a roadmap to increase green initiatives.
2014-10-29
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Major changes to the car’s battery, Voltec electric drive system, and gasoline-engine generator—all are essentially new—are expected to increase its overall driving range and energy use by up to 12% compared with the current Volt.
2014-10-29
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) on Oct. 29 announced its intention to sell its Ferrari S.p.A unit. The separation will be effected through a public offering of FCA's interest in Ferrari equal to 10% of Ferrari's outstanding shares and a distribution of FCA's remaining Ferrari shares to FCA shareholders.
2014-10-29
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"Concepts in Turbocharging for Improved Efficiency and Emissions Reduction" from SAE International explores how turbo engines are helping to drive sustainable, green transportation.
2014-10-28
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Flying cars got short shrift. Panelists at SAE 2014 Convergence event instead predicted that vehicles of model year 2054 will be extremely connected and will largely drive themselves. Dealing with urban gridlock was also a key concern during the Wednesday session.
2014-10-28
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Oct. 28 named Mark Chernoby (SAE member, 2003) Head of Quality. He continues his current responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer Product Development, a post to which he was named in August 2014.
2014-10-28
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Lexus tops Consumer Reports' annual reliability survey, with the three Toyota brands (including Scion) finishing in the top 10. Asian automakers hold 7 of the tops 10 spots. Fiat finishes last among the 28 brands included in the survey, with sister brands Dodge, Ram, and Jeep, occupying the last 4 spots.
2014-10-27
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Eaton has named Gerard DeVito (SAE member, 1988) Vice President, Technology, Vehicle Group, effective Nov. 1, 2015. The 27-year Eaton veteran will be based in Galesburg, MI, and will report directly to Ken Davis, President, Eaton Vehicle Group, and functionally to Jeff Lowinger, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Industrial Sector.
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.
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