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SAE student members shine in Infiniti F1 engineering competition

2014-07-09
After a three-day world final event in the U.K., which saw 12 hopefuls from around the world competing for victory in the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy, it was SAE student members Eric LaRoche and Jason Zide, and William Priest who were deemed the winners.
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Ford test-protocol error causes EPA ratings revision

2014-06-12
The cause of the issue was an error in the process Ford engineers used to correlate wind-tunnel testing into their Total Road Load Horsepower (TRLHP) factor that is key to the vehicle fuel economy models that are ultimately submitted to the U.S. EPA.
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Hyundai, Ford pursue structural composites despite challenges

2014-06-17
Industry experts at Hyundai and Ford address the opportunities and challenges involved with moving toward composite-intensive vehicles. The Ford Multi-Material Lightweight Vehicle project, a collaboration with the U.S. DOE and Vehma International, illustrates the automaker's efforts to move toward lighter-weight materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum, and advanced high-strength steels.
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Ams sensor line provides more accurate motor control

2014-07-09
As the number of electric motors in vehicles grows, the company is responding with its 47 series family of magnetic position sensors that features Dynamic Angle Error Compensation for reduced measurement error attributable to propagation delay compared to systems that rely on DSPs or microcontrollers to determine position.
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In-dash multimedia and navigation system

2014-07-21
Clarion Corp. of America’s NX604 Double DIN cloud-connected in-dash multimedia and navigation system is the latest in Clarion’s advanced line-up of cloud-connected systems.
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