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2016-04-04
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Tesla engineers have previously talked about a potential mixed-materials strategy as they move down the retail-price ladder. The prospect of an aluminum-intensive Model 3 raises the question of how profitable a $35,000 EV will be when it carries 60-80% of the battery capacity of the basic $71,200 Model S 70.
2016-03-31
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Ford's 6.7-L diesel V8 has yet to obtain certified power ratings, but it's expected to exceed 900 lbft of torque, necessitating an upgrade of the company's dyno sleds to enable SAE J2807 vehicle tow testing.
2016-03-30
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Smart phones are becoming an integral part of vehicle infotainment options, but this integration is putting a strain on the phone’s battery. Wireless charging is on the way, backed by new standards and charging technologies.
2016-03-30
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Mitsubishi brings its best-selling Outlander PHEV to North America with AWD, as Toyota launches its new plug-in Prius.
2016-03-30
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The 0.24-Cd body was designed for electrified propulsion only, and the propulsion system eliminates the 12-V lead acid battery in favor of a "tap" on the Li-ion battery for hotel loads and accessory power.
2016-03-29
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All the talk about self-driving cars, car sharing, and a new generation of consumers who really don't care much about cars is having a major impact at BMW.
2016-03-27
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Self-driving car project CEO John Krafcik discussed Google's work underway toward fully autonomous vehicles, at a recent NY forum. First likely market: the elderly and impaired.
2016-03-24
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In this Q&A, Toyota Technical Center President Seiya Nakao discusses future mobility development, technical innovation, Toyota's recent reorganization, and the ever-changing automotive engineering profession.
2016-03-24
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In a slight reboot of its hybrid marketing approach, Toyota used the 2016 New York auto show unveil the 2017 Prius Prime, the plug-in hybrid version of the new-generation 2016 Prius launched last year.
2016-03-23
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Intent on staying on its message of reinvigorating its brand under the banner of “quiet luxury,” Ford’s premium-vehicle unit, Lincoln, used the 2016 New York auto show to reveal what almost certainly will remembered as one of the most audacious concept cars ever, the Lincoln Navigator Concept.
2016-03-22
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Moving quickly to expand the appeal of the all-new, fourth-generation MX-5 Miata roadster introduced last year, Mazda revealed prior to the 2016 New York auto show a folding hardtop version of the car called MX-5 RF, for “retractable fastback.”
2016-03-22
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Before self-driving cars without steering and gas pedals can be sold in the U.S., automakers and states will have to clear some major regulatory hurdles.
2016-03-21
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The time is deliciously ripe for a Jeep pickup truck and the recent Comanche concept is an almost painfully perfect answer. So why could Jeep be waffling?
2016-03-19
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An "electronic assistant" with the capability to determine if the driver is capable of receiving information under safety critical conditions.
2016-03-19
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Vehicle OEMs have pledged to make automatic emergency braking standard by 2022, a move that is likely to alter electronic architectures and increase collaboration between module suppliers.
2016-03-18
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U.S. market sales for diesel-engine vehicles increased 4.2% in 2015, despite a drop in diesel car models available for sale as a result of VW's emissions scandal.
2016-03-18
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Making the transition to series production of self-driving vehicles is no easy feat, and current product development practices must change to meet the challenges.
2016-03-18
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The XT5 now blatantly sets the new ride/handling “balance” benchmark, leaving BMW X5, Mercedes GLE and Lexus RX feeling roly-poly and heavy by comparison.
2016-03-16
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As telecoms firm up plans to upgrade from 4G to 5G cellular networks, automotive Tier 1s are beginning to incorporate this 5th-generation wireless technology into their plans to enhance safety and push towards autonomous driving.
2016-03-15
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Cadillac has aggressively used light materials for its recently-launched new cars, but for the all-new C1 architecture underpinning the XT5 crossover, engineers stuck with steel—and still achieved a major weight reduction.
2016-03-15
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The Acura NSX is a beautiful mid-engined machine built on a lightweight spaceframe, and powered by a 500 hp twin-turbo V6.
2016-03-14
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The new GTC4 Lusso is able to send up to 20% more torque to the front axle with a maximum 1400 N·m to either wheel and up to 90% of torque to the outer wheel during cornering, according to Michael Leiters.
2016-03-12
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The standard German taxi cab, now entering its 10th generation, is 80% ready for autonomous driving on the autobahn, according to its chief engineer.
2016-03-12
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Cloud service providers are playing an increasingly growing role in the drive to provide more features, functions and services. Companies are working on strategies that provide "cloud" access without compromising safety.
2016-03-12
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Jeep Design is taking seven new concept vehicles, including two interesting pickups, to the Utah off-road festival where the hardest-core Jeep enthusiasts gather annually.
2016-03-11
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Significant updates to the 7th-generation Sentra make the 2016 model Nissan's quietest and most dynamic driving compact sedan to date.
2016-03-07
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The DB11 2+2 unveiled at the Geneva Show introduced a new twin-turbo V12, a new aluminum structure, and clever aero solutions.
2016-03-07
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We all marvel that our latest electronic devices are faster and more powerful than the ones they replace, and for that we can thank Gordon Moore, who founded computer chip maker Intel. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at the current state of Moore's Law.
2016-03-07
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Unveiled at the Geneva Show, the electrified Ioniq was designed for a parallel hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric drive.
2016-03-07
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GKN Driveline has developed a family of lightweight constant velocity joint systems that enables rear-wheel drive platforms to save more than 4 kg.
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