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2014-09-02
Electronic controls play an invisible role in making each new model year's vehicles better than before. Case in point is the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at how electronics improve the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco.
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2014-09-02
The WSU team found an edge over the competing designs by employing liquid hydrogen (LH2) storage to maximize station capacity and reduce capital and operating costs. Delivering hydrogen in liquid form reduces the energy used for distribution, and 80-90% of small-merchant hydrogen is delivered via cryogenic liquid tanker truck.
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2014-08-29
The relationship between consumer electronics and automotive infotainment systems is intensifying as smart phone operating systems become a factor in development strategies.
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2014-08-29
In this Ford Motor Co. research project, the driver instructs a plug-in hybrid electric car when to operate in electric-only mode before starting the vehicle.
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2014-08-29
During the transition from a future fully autonomous vehicle to a human controlling the steering wheel and brake pedal in emergency take-overs of vehicle control in complex situations, a distracted driver is bad news.
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2014-08-29
Built-in voice recognition surpasses wind noise as the problem most frequently reported by new-vehicle owners, according to J.D. Power. The J.D. Power 2014 Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study released Aug. 28 notes that the number of new-vehicle owners complaining about voice recognition is larger than it was in last year's study, with 8.3 problems reported per 100 new vehicles in 2014; the figure was 7.6 in 2013.
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2014-08-29
NIRA Dynamics AB has developed friction algorithms for where the rubber meets the road, and is seeking partners to put them into action for improved safety. Existing driver-assistance systems are “steps in the right direction, but with the new algorithms by NIRA cars can take a large step further and get even smarter,” the company says in an Aug. 28 press release.
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2014-08-29
Wires and cables help design teams add electronic features and functions, but networks and wiring harnesses add a fair amount of weight while their connections can be the cause of failures. That’s prompting developers to examine ways to reduce the size and weight of wires and cables.
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2014-08-28
LG Innotek on Aug. 28 announced it will begin production in early 2015 of an electric motor for use in automotive dual-clutch transmissions (DCT) that does not use rare-earth metals—a world-first for this application, the company claims.
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2014-08-28
Visteon Corp. claims its in-car wireless device charging system is an industry first in that it complies with both of the main standards: Power Matters Alliance (PMA)/Powermat and Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)/Qi. 
Article
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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