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2015-04-17
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Delcam will launch in May the 2015 R2 version of its PowerSHAPE Pro software, which includes new options for reverse engineering as well as improvements to speed up and simplify the editing of product designs to make them more suitable for manufacture.
2015-04-17
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PowerINSIGHT 2.0 from Exa Corp. provides real-time collaboration to reduce the risk of product compromise and costly late-stage design changes. The upgrade derives compelling presentations from terabytes of simulation data rapidly and accurately, the company claims.
2015-04-16
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Inside the turbocharger of your family car is a special material that was also used in the skin of NASA's X-15 rocket plane. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at Inconel, a material commonly used in turbocharger rotors. 
2015-04-14
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Megacity growth and energy demand are driving a diverse future mix of autonomous vehicles, car sharing, and cycling, among other more sustainable future-transportation solutions.
2015-04-13
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Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. (HVCC) recently began production at its new facility in Sanand, in the state of Gujarat, India. The full-line supplier of automotive thermal management solutions is using the Gujarat facility to support its growing business with global vehicle manufacturers and to cater to the requirements of OEMs in the state of Gujarat and western India.
2015-04-13
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The Ohio State University student team revealed the vehicle it will use to try to break its own world land speed record—307 mph—with an over 400-mph mark. The 38-ft-long (11.6-m) vehicle contains 2000 A123 pouch cells and runs a four-wheel-drive system with two motors design-rated at 3000 hp (2238 kW).
2015-04-10
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A new tool to precisely simulate the thermal processes in Lanxess’s weight-saving Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite was announced by the company at the recent Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference at Mannheim, Germany.
2015-04-10
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The twins-under-the-skin Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata are fraternal only, as they share nothing in terms of external and interior styling. The product planning teams for each brand also get to introduce other differentiators, in the case of Optima a markedly different infotainment systems than Sonata.
2015-04-09
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Cadillac vs. Lincoln is one of the world's great automotive rivalries. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the new Cadillac CT6 and Lincoln Continental. SAE Eye on Engineering can be viewed at https://youtu.be/KzKcvY8wiKg.
2015-04-09
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The vehicle needs a suite of advanced technologies and a ready-to-take-control driver.
2015-04-09
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Adapted from the XE and XJ platform, and sized between those two models, the XF's body-in-white is made of 75% aluminum. Two engines are offered at launch, both supercharged 3.0-L V6s.
2015-04-09
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Honda’s next-generation Civic will debut a sporty new design language, more efficient and spirited powertrains—and serve as the lead application for Honda’s new Global Compact platform that will also underpin the next-generation Accord as well as the HR-V crossover.
2015-04-08
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It's the same length, has some carryover styling cues, but the 2016 U.S. model is a new engineering execution co-developed by Mercedes-Benz and Renault. It features a new 0.9-L turbocharged three-cylinder, a choice of two transmissions, and better ride quality.
2015-04-08
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The 570S, which represents an entry level alongside the company’s existing Super Series and Ultimate Series models, introduces a new carbon-fiber monocoque chassis for the company that has larger door openings for more convenient ingress and egress.
2015-04-08
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The new crossover features chiseled styling with "floating" roofline look, low-cost safety systems package, and a 3.5-L V6 with output increased to 300 hp (224 kW).
2015-04-08
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Rear- and forward-facing cameras have made big inroads, but cameras that monitor interiors haven’t seen much acceptance. That may change, driven partially by the shift to semi-autonomous driving.
2015-04-07
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Flagship sports sedan continues on front-drive platform, which has been stiffened but lightened and lowered. The coefficient of drag is reduced from 0.330 to 0.295 and fuel economy increased 15%.
2015-04-06
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As hybrid-car technology evolves, automakers are shifting from one solution to another to find the "sweet spot" between fuel efficiency and cost. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid. 
2015-04-06
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The new plug-in hybrid model has a 19-mi range in EV mode and can accelerate to 81 mph on its electric motor alone, while the AMG models' 5.5-L V8 gets a power boost.
2015-04-06
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Dramatic new styling for a sporty new Civic coupe presages the all-new tenth-generation model, which will first arrive in four-door sedan form in the fall of this year, to be followed by two-door coupes and five-door hatchbacks.
2015-04-06
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Long-overdue new models include the brand's first four-door sedan and a well-equipped hatchback.
2015-04-01
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New water-rejecting coating explored by chemists at University College London and other universities makes for tough self-cleaning surfaces that might work on motor vehicles.
2015-04-01
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To equip its flagship sedan for the challenge, Cadillac designers and engineers have built the CT6 on a unique vehicle architecture, an aluminum-intensive body structure that is fully one-third steel. Twenty-one patents are pending for the new full-size, rear-wheel-drive, transverse-engine configuration, a variation of GM’s Omega II platform.
2015-04-01
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GM's all-new premium flagship sedan is about 200 lb (91 kg) lighter than the BMW 5 Series but offers the interior volume of the short-wheelbase 7 Series, thanks to what is arguably the industry’s most aggressive combination of lightweight materials, forming technologies, and new joining methods in a non-exotic sedan.
2015-04-01
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Before autonomous vehicles make drivers obsolete, electronic technologies will depend on people to make decisions when something unusual happens.
2015-03-31
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All 40 cars in the world's first all-electric racing circuit run a standardized powertrain, but the uniformity ends in the 2015/2016 season when each carbon fiber/aluminum monocoque chassis FIA Formula E racecar can be fitted with a unique electric powertrain.
2015-03-31
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Michael Tinskey, Global Director of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, talks about smart mobility experiments, connected vehicles, and Ford's electrified vehicle strategy in China.
2015-03-30
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The car will enter production in 2016, likely as a 2017 model. It's underpinned by Ford's flexible vehicle architecture and features an array of Lincoln-exclusive technology features. A concept is being unveiled at the 2015 New York International Auto Show this week.
2015-03-27
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Sales of diesel-powered light vehicles are up 70% and the latest engines are cleaner than ever. But the diesel industry still faces significant headwinds to greater penetration.
2015-03-27
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Programmers trying to write all the possible scenarios needed for truly autonomous vehicles face a daunting challenge. Deep learning, in which computers learn a desired behavior using artificial intelligence and neural network concepts, could be a viable solution.
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