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Core Ford, New Ford…One Ford?

2017-05-24
Engineers don’t get credit for simply delivering safe, durable and in many ways fun vehicles that delight customers. This is one root of the frustration that’s been growing within Dearborn’s “Core Ford” engineering groups.
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U.S. sues FiatChrysler over diesel emissions

2017-05-23
The U.S. Justice Dept. files suit against FiatChrysler, alleging the company used Volkswagen-like emissions "defeat devices" for 2014-16 diesel-engined Jeep and Dodge vehicles.
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Regulators, FiatChrysler continue maneuvering in diesel tiff

2017-05-21
With no resolution to a regulatory investigation regarding its diesel-engine control software, the U.S. Justice Dept. hints at legal action against FiatChrysler. The company responds by applying for 2017 emissions certification for the disputed engines.
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A new eSupercharger for city-car engine boosting

2017-05-19
Single source e-boosting allied to 48V technology for small capacity engines in traffic dense environments could "leapfrog" turbo or turbo plus eboost solutions, believes Aeristech's chard Wall.
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Miniature triaxial ICP accelerometer

2017-05-18
PCB Piezotronics, Inc.’s family of miniature triaxial ICP accelerometers, Models 356A43, 356A44 and 356A45, are small (0.4 x 0.4 x 0.75 in/10.2 x 10.2 x 19.05 mm), lightweight (4.2 g/0.15 oz) and TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheets) IEEE 1451.4 enabled.
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Are you innovating for NVH?

2017-05-18
Supplier innovations are central to winning the ongoing battle with NVH—noise, vibration and harshness.
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Artificial intelligence becomes a reality

2017-05-08
Artificial intelligence has the potential to vastly advance automated driving and other aspects of automotive safety. But developers must determine how to mitigate undesirable side-effects.
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Lidar heats up as sensor demand rises

2017-05-08
Many autonomous driving plans call for deploying a handful of solid state Lidar sensors on each vehicle, but the Lidar modules used on today’s prototype vehicles are all mechanical systems with moving parts. That’s prompted huge interest in solid-state Lidar, with OEMs and suppliers racing to invest in non-mechanical technologies.
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VW adds gesture control to new Golf

2017-05-01
In Volkswagen's Virtual Engineering Laboratory, designers use gesture control to modify concepts via augmented reality. Now, it can also be used by owners of the new Golf; claimed as a first in its segment,.
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