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2008-03-31
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Robert Bosch GmbH and Mahle GmbH have agreed to set up a 50/50 joint venture to develop, manufacture, and market exhaust-gas turbochargers. Set to begin in April 2008 pending antitrust approval, Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems will be headquartered in Stuttgart to develop and manufacture turbochargers for gasoline and diesel engines.
2014-03-10
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Billing itself as the "first-ever open-source race team," Perrinn myTeam is inviting students, professional engineers, and others to contribute and share data for development of a possible sports car entry at Le Mans in 2015.
2014-03-10
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Engineers at NASCAR's Research & Development Center in Concord, NC, recently performed three separate window net and window net mounting tests and used them to design an improved window net mounting system for the 2013 season.
2014-04-10
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Dangers from malware, including ransom demands, must be pro-actively avoided as industry and owners enter era of connected cars. For all their conveniences, telematics could pose ugly series of risks that will require new approaches to prevent, explains Cisco Systems scientist to SAE Congress attendees. Vulnerabilities are in many areas, including the OBD system.
2014-04-14
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To make the most of the opportunities available, decision makers need to think more in terms of alternatives for various “what-if” scenarios—rather than try to predict a well-defined future.
2015-05-29
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Professional engineers must do more to connect with youngsters if the problem of too few qualified technical workers in the United States is to be solved, SAE 2015 World Congress panelists agree.
2015-04-24
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As connectivity expands throughout the transportation industry, it’s transforming security from door locks to firewalls and antivirus programs. Aircraft and ground vehicle representatives discussed the topic during the “Technical Expert Panel Discussion: With connectivity, comes risks - cybersecurity and safety” at the 2015 SAE World Congress.
2016-04-14
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Animals, birds, and mammals are natural-born innovators that inspire vehicle engineers to create novel technologies.
2016-04-17
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New manufacturing methods are at odds with the human mind's ability to envision innovative component shapes, but the computers could help fill the creative void.
2017-04-05
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Rather than limit itself to three-year product planning cycles, Freudenberg is also looking 35 years into the future to further drive its R&D work.
2013-02-12
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While no driver injuries have been suffered from debris striking the windshield, an opportunity for improvement was identified, pursued, and implemented for the 2013 NASCAR racing season.
2013-04-15
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Bob Lutz stirred controversy in 2005 when he told the SAE World Congress audience that U.S. engineering education shortchanges creativity and problem-solving skills. He hasn't changed his mind, as his 2013 Congress keynote on April 18 is likely to reveal.
2013-03-05
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The R-Drill 200 from Raydiance is a laser-based micro hole drilling solution suitable for fuel-injector manufacturers, including those that produce gasoline direct injection (GDI) spray nozzles. The Petaluma, CA-based company is showcasing the technology April 16-18 at the SAE 2013 World Congress in Detroit.
2013-04-18
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Automotive engineers have been combining electronics and mechanical systems for years, but they’re still figuring out how to efficiently model and simulate mechatronic systems. Sharing files between disciplines remains an issue along with the challenge of creating models for use in different applications.
2013-04-29
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Using motors that fit within a pair or all wheels of a vehicle, it is designed to be an integral part of a hybrid powertrain system when paired with a traditional internal-combustion engine, or it could be the only source of traction drive in pure electric vehicles. The plug-and-play nature of the concept can offer a transitional solution for automakers.
2014-02-12
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The methodology enables material selection and design optimization of energy absorbers for pedestrian protection based on a simple laboratory test and FE model, eliminating the need for extensive vehicle testing.
2014-02-26
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Technical sessions focused on interiors at the SAE 2014 World Congress span the designated technology areas, including electronics, materials, and safety/testing. One example in the electronics area, to take place April 8 at 9:30 a.m., covers multi-media systems. As part of the discussion, Takata researchers will present new touchscreen concepts such as a smart display surface that could benefit steering-wheel design.
2014-03-03
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One of the subject areas garnering the most attention at the SAE 2014 World Congress is aerodynamics because of its effect on vehicle efficiency through drag reduction and the potential for real-world fuel economy gains.
2012-04-20
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The latest take on the belt-driven micro-hybrid system is called SpeedStart, developed by U.K.-based CPT and being shown at the 2012 SAE World Congress. The Integrated Starter Generator (B-ISG) system features a liquid-cooled switched-reluctance (SR) type electric machine, and all control and power electronics are packaged in a compact single housing.
2012-04-25
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Stefan Land, Vice President of Roof Systems at Inteva Products, sees the market for panoramic roof systems expanding, particularly in China and North America. At the SAE 2012 World Congress, Land discussed with SAE Magazines a range of roof-system technology trends.
2012-04-24
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Today's electrified vehicle powertrains rely on rare earth metals, but high prices and availability concerns have many industry insiders rethinking the materials usage landscape.
2012-04-25
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Military vehicles are adopting hybrid technologies to help reduce oil consumption and carry extra battery capability when warfighters need it. The U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Warren, MI, is highlighting a demonstrator that performs the functions of a Humvee while consuming far less fuel.
2012-04-27
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The nation's top safety administrator peppered his keynote address to SAE 2012 World Congress attendees with thank-you sentiments to engineers for solving complex problems.
2012-04-26
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The looming LEV III standards, which include a potential drop of particulate matter emissions to an almost imperceptible 1 mg/mi by 2025—loom like dark clouds over powertrain engineers working on gasoline direct injection (GDI) and diluted/lean-burn combustion technologies, as well as advanced diesels.
2012-04-24
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Ford is aiming to squeeze another 25% brake thermal efficiency (BTE) out of its next-generation EcoBoost engines, using a combination of downspeeding, further downsizing, aggressive cooled EGR—and potentially using optimized stratified charge. And engineers are hopeful of BTE improvements of up to 40% in gasoline engines without excessive incremental cost.
2012-05-09
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Autonet Mobile, a provider of applications and connectivity platforms for vehicles, has entered into a strategic partnership with Bosch's Car Multimedia Division on an Internet-Protocol-based telematics control unit (TCU).
2011-07-25
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In its "first real-world look at an advanced crash-avoidance technology," the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has found that in low-speed traffic the Volvo XC60 and its City Safety forward collision-avoidance system (view Volvo video here) resulted in 27% fewer property damage liability coverage claims than other vehicles in its class (midsize luxury SUV).
2009-07-23
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According to ATX Group, recent studies show that one in four drivers admit to texting while driving. As text messaging rapidly continues to be adopted as a mainstream communication method, concerns are growing of the potential of texting while driving to cause distraction and accidents.
2011-04-12
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Toyota and Microsoft are teaming on development of a new global platform for telematics services that are particularly suited for full and partial electric vehicles. The Windows Azure-based platform will enable conventional services including route mapping, plus services related to energy management of the car and the home.
2014-11-20
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TRW stockholders representing 79% of the company's shares outstanding have voted to allow the proposed acquisition of the company by ZF to proceed. Under the terms of the agreement, ZF will acquire TRW in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $12.4 billion based on equity value.
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