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2015-11-13
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The mixed-materials construction and the new C1XX platform enabled the development team to reduce base curb weight by 278 lb versus its predecessor and undercut its closest competitor, the mass-efficient (and shorter) Audi Q5, by a claimed 100 lb.
2015-11-13
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A book from SAE International, Fleet Services—Managing to Redefine Success, combines the interests of fleet managers and their customers to achieve a higher level of business performance.
2015-11-11
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Traffic fatalities have declined significantly over the last several years, but the U.S. is on track to have its deadliest year since 2007, according to the National Safety Council. That’s shining the spotlight on crash testing, according to industry experts in a Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE.
2015-11-11
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Jaguar Land Rover is literally intent on harvesting energy saving solutions, researching a range of new technologies including how to mix carbon fiber with flax, says its R&D Director, Dr. Wolfgang Epple.
2015-11-11
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The new $30 million facility at the Warren Technical Center uses a belt-type moving ground plane to simulate full driving conditions on clay models up to an indicated 155 mph (250 km/h).
2015-11-10
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Suppliers of batteries for electrified cars typically keep their factories closed to the media. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke takes a tour of LG Chem's battery plant in Holland, Michigan. 
2015-11-10
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Toshiba America Electronic Components has released a small-sized motor driver IC for brushed dc motors used in vehicle engine applications such as electronic throttles and valve controls.
2015-11-04
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Voice-activated commands have been engineered into new vehicles to help drivers keep their eyes on the road and reduce driver distraction. But a recent study by AAA's Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that voice command technology is not as effective as hoped.
2015-11-03
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A two-door muscle car prepped for year-round road conditions is the driving influence behind the fully functional Dodge AWD concept.
2015-11-02
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In collaboration with General Motors, ContiTech developed the fiberglass-reinforced polyamide strut mount for the new 2016 Cadillac CT6, reducing weight by 25% compared to an aluminum design.
2015-11-02
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Additional in-house testing capabilities and the hiring of 180 engineers and technicians underscores an ambitious strategy to reach $15B in annual sales by 2020.
2015-11-02
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Ongoing investments by parent Geely are pushing Volvo into the vanguard of autonomous driving, chassis sophistication, electrification...and even innovative reflective paint.
2015-11-02
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The knock on fusion power is that “It is the energy source of the future, and it always will be.” It has seemed like the same criticism could be levied against fuel cell vehicles, as their seemingly magical ability to turn stored hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen into motive power for personal transportation — with only water as a by-product emission —has remained tantalizingly out of reach for decades.
2015-10-30
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The usual gadgets and an extended chase scenes give the Aston Martin DB10 a major role in Spectre, the latest James Bond movie. “We used things like rapid prototyping and laser scanning, and we went directly from CAD to finished parts. Many components were machined, cut from solids so we did not have to wait for the creation of molds,” said Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin.
2015-10-30
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The product development process used online crowdsourcing for design input for a contest hosted by 3D-printed car upstarts Local Motors.
2015-10-29
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Mahle claims to deliver improved top piston rings using a new CrN-based thermal spray coating for gasoline turbocharged DI engines.
2015-10-29
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Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies recently won its first major order for its new generation of automotive seals. The frictionless Levitex seals will go into an engine for a global platform in 2017.
2015-10-29
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General Motors and LG have announced they are co-developing the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car and LG is supplying the entire powertrain, battery, and other electronic subsystems. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the GM and LG collaboration. 
2015-10-27
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Claimed to be the “world’s most power dense variable speed electric motor,” Aeristech's novel boosting device was designed to solve a major challenge facing downsized engines.
2015-10-27
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The Nexcel oil cell is a removable one-piece engine oil tank and filter that integrates with the powertrain. But there is far more to it than that.
2015-10-23
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There's a revolution going on within the bones of new cars and trucks—new body structures that are much lighter and stronger for better fuel economy, safety, and handling. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the heroes of the revolution: aluminum die castings. 
2015-10-22
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Tobias Meyer provides a look inside the progressive automobile design and body development of the concept using bionic construction principles and additive manufacturing processes. The car is inspired by nature, additively manufactured, and an ultimate in lightweight design.
2015-10-22
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As more Information and connectivity enters today’s vehicles, design must be at the center.
2015-10-21
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The 2016 SUV is nearly 300 lb (136 kg) lighter than its predecessor, yet maintains its high safety standard thanks to a new-generation ACE body structure and the available Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistance technologies. Honda also debuted its digital product development-and-manufacturing process with the new Pilot.
2015-10-21
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Aston Martin is on a straight route towards the introduction of a pure electric model; the replacement of all its current sports cars, starting with the DB11 next year; the addition of a production version of its DBX crossover concept, and development of an all-new V12 engine.
2015-10-21
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More vehicle launches and faster product cycles are re-shaping the global industry landscape, and putting increasingly greater pressure on the supply base, according to IHS Automotive analysts.
2015-10-21
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General Motors announced on October 20 that it is partnering with Korean electronics giant LG Corp. in development of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV’s entire powertrain and other vehicle subsystems, in a new business relationship that GM engineering executives said could point to a new model for electrified vehicle development.
2015-10-21
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Advanced driver assistance systems are becoming increasingly complex as developers add capabilities and enhance sophistication. That’s prompted the three companies to team up and offer an ADAS solution that can serve as a development platform for autonomous driving.
2015-10-19
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Ricardo introduces a unique service to re-industrialize complex service parts with critical inventory shortages, leveraging expertise in low-volume and high-complexity powertrain sourcing.
2015-10-16
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That is the task of Mark Chapman, Chief Engineer of the U.K. supersonic Bloodhound Project and his team, now on course to attempt a new World Land Speed Record that at Mach 1.4 blends automotive and aerospace engineering technologies to achieve a spectacular target never before considered outside the realms of space fiction.
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