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2014-09-29
Volkswagen spreads its Audi A3 e-tron PHEV powertrain to the new Golf GTE. Powertrain control from ICE to electric drive is silky indeed, and EV range is worthy of a good city car. But system cost is significant in a VW-badged vehicle.
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2014-09-29
Tough Class A Ultra Lite from Continental Structural Plastics is a 1.2 specific-gravity sheet molding composite formulation that provides engineers the ability to design with a lower specific-gravity material without sacrificing mechanical properties, surface qualities, and adhesion requirements.
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2014-09-24
High-technology safety systems and a very wide span of powertrains—including a new bi-turbo diesel—are two of the star aspects of Ford’s new U.S. Fusion-based Mondeo for Europe.
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2014-09-23
Mercedes-Benz is replacing aluminum pistons with a new generation of high-strength steel in some of its car diesel engines.
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2014-09-23
Andrea Toso, Head of Research and Development and U.S. Racing Business Leader for Dallara, was recently recognized for his work on the Dallara IndyCar Simulator, which was installed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this past spring.
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2014-09-22
Last week, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke drove the sixth-generation Ford Mustang in a day-long test on California mountain roads. Surprisingly, his favorite model packs a 2.3-L four-cylinder turbo under the hood.
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2014-09-19
Development of the concept that became the newest and fourth entry into Lexus’s line of SUVs, the compact NX, began in 2009, though the design was finished relatively recently, according to Takeaki Kato, Chief Engineer of the NX.
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2014-09-18
In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke questions if the so-called "driverless" cars of the future will also drive our car insurance rates down. SAE Eye on Engineering can be viewed at http://youtu.be/ecIWPopESAA.
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2014-09-17
Mahle Behr engineers believe using cooled EGR on gasoline engines has potential to improve fuel economy 2% to 5%.
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2014-09-16
Over the years, the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Challenges in the U.S. have galvanized interest in autonomous cars, making them a real possibility in the mind of the public, but autonomous and unmanned vehicles have been increasingly employed in many roles on land, in the water, and in the air.
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2014-09-16
The gull-winged SLS "replacement" is less costly, less radical, more practical, but still bristling with technology.
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2014-09-16
Intrepid Control Systems’ new book Automotive Ethernet - The Definitive Guide describes the technology behind the biggest revolution in automotive networking since the 1980s.
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2014-09-16
A racecar fitted with a prototype rear suspension will compete in the Sports Car Club of America's 2015 season as a proof-of-concept demonstrator for using thermoplastic composite suspension components in future light-duty vehicle production applications.
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2014-09-16
Steel, aluminum, and plastics are vying for additional assignments as automakers look for ways to lightweight vehicles to meet the U.S. government's 2025-mandated 54.5-mpg fleet average.
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2014-09-15
Germany's ZF has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire U.S.-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. for $13.5 billion, according to a Sept. 15 TRW press release. ZF has stated that TRW will be operated as a separate business division within ZF.
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2014-09-15
With the recent focus on the efficiency of vehicle electronics, automotive manufacturers are looking for tantalum capacitors with lower equivalent series resistance.
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2014-09-15
Excelfore enables simplified audio-video interconnectivity using Ethernet audio-video bridging, which leads to lower cost and system weight for infotainment systems in vehicles.
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2014-09-15
Sunex NoGhost 120dB lenses are the first and only lenses designed, optimized, and tested for use in cameras using high dynamic range image sensors, claims the company.
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2014-09-15
Q-Prime from Multek Flexible Circuits Inc. is a flexible circuit technology developed specifically for applications where efficient heat dispersion is required, and is especially useful for LED applications.
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2014-09-15
Preh’s center console concept features navigation, HVAC, and infotainment functions in an effort to facilitate drivers’ function selection in the cockpit, all while reducing driver distraction.
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2014-09-15
With its small size of 5.08 x 2.54 x 0.4 mm (0.20 x 0.10 x 0.02 in), high load capacity, and precision, Isabellenhütte’s gold-plated VMP-A resistor is suitable for automobile engine and transmission modules as well as power hybrids and power modules (DCB ceramic) in frequency converters. The VMP-A resistor is a member of the VMx precision resistor family with gold-plated contacts.
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2014-09-10
This year brought many new challenges to the Kettering University Formula SAE team. Since the team’s previous chief engineer had left and other core members had graduated, members knew that it was going to be an uphill battle coming into this competition season.
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2014-09-09
The words "supercar" and "plush ride" are usually not spoken in the same sentence. In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke tests a McLaren 650S with surprising results. SAE Eye on Engineering can be viewed at http://youtu.be/NODz1FPnjro.
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2014-09-09
The marriage of vehicle electronics with mechanical systems is growing ever closer in intimacy, as the organizers of the first Convergence conference 40 years ago expected. Counseling on that relationship—and the crucial conflicts (e.g., simplicity vs. complexity) that must be resolved for a happy and resilient union—will be offered at SAE 2014 Convergence in the form of a seven-session panel program.
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2014-09-09
The University of California-Davis, and CATARC (China Automotive Technology and Research Center) will cooperate to speed commercialization of plug-in and fuel-cell electric cars in China and the U.S. under an agreement signed Sept. 6 in Tianjin, China.
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2014-09-08
Detailed secrets of the coupe-style aluminum-intensive sedan slotting into the company’s range below the XF and having design and technology links to the F-type sports car.
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2014-09-08
Additional $35 million will fund the company’s unique research center an additional five years, concentrating on a ‘safe transition’ to future of automated and connected vehicle technologies.
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2014-09-08
For hybrids to reach future emissions and fuel consumption targets, the balance of power between the ICE and electric motor will change radically, ushering in energy harvesting flywheel opportunities, Torotrak Director Jon Hilton believes.
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2014-09-05
Days before Tesla on Sept. 4 announced it has selected Nevada as the state in which it will build a large "Gigafactory' battery plant, Lux Research opined that the savings in lithium-ion battery costs owing to high-volume efficiencies will not be as much as the automaker expects it to be.
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2014-09-04
Delphi Automotive on Sept. 3 announced formation of a Technology Advisory Council designed to help guide the company's product strategies. Council members include: • Hamid Akhavan, Principal at Telecom Ventures LLC, an international technology-focused venture capital firm, formerly CEO of Unify Inc. and T-Mobile International. • Jens Hadler, General Manager of German advanced automotive engineering supplier Automobil-Prüftechnik Landau GmbH and professor for sustainable mobility at the University of Magdeburg, formerly head of powertrain development at Volkswagen. • Magnus Jonsson, formerly Senior Vice President of Product Development for Volvo Cars.
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