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2013-03-21
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Alternative thermal-history sensor coating avoids toxic ingredients.
2013-03-21
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Oerlikon Graziano's new 6-speed automated manual transmission for hybrid supercars incorporates a clever solution for torque infill.
2013-03-21
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The LF3 V6 features many novel technologies including a unique charge-air cooling system and piston design. GM claims its SAE-certified output levels are best in class.
2013-03-21
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Cadillac's 2014 CTS will be the first GM vehicle to use the AW-sourced TL-80SN, equipped with four driving modes. The 8-speed helps the new CTS deliver 1.5% better fuel efficiency on the FTP cycle.
2013-03-19
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SAE International has released the first standard addressing the quality improvement process known as Design Review Based on Failure Modes (DRBFM). J2886 is intended for automotive and non-automotive applications.
2013-03-18
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Mercedes-Benz has achieved a 0.22 Cd with the base version of its new CLA four-door coupe, claiming it as the most aerodynamic production car on sale in the world. It is the result of the company's most intense aerodynamic program for a series car.
2013-03-18
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An industry-first brake rotor made of ductile iron and gray iron debuts on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray as part of the Z51 performance package.
2013-03-18
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Paying homage to Sergio Pininfarina, who died last year, and the mid-engined configuration that he persuaded Enzo Ferrari to adopt in 1965, his namesake company, Pininfarina, devised a striking barchetta concept car, based on the running gear of the Ferrari 458 Spider, which was displayed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
2013-03-18
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In support of the U.S. Department of Energy SuperTruck program—an initiative that aims to increase the fuel efficiency of Class 8 trucks by 50%—a research team developed a group of low-energy, high-output LED lamps for forward lighting that could be retrofitted into the current incandescent headlamp housing and lens.
2013-03-18
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Increased spending on new vehicle technologies to comply with proposed European CO2 emissions regulations for 2020 will add between €100 and €1100 to the capital cost of the average new light-duty vehicle in 2020, but also save vehicle owners €400 annually in fuel expenses, according to a new study carried out jointly by Ricardo-AEA and Cambridge Econometrics.
2013-03-17
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Overall vehicle fuel economy in the U.S. improved by 16% between 2007 and 2012, according to a recently released annual report (based on preliminary data) by the U.S. EPA. Fuel economy from 2011 to 2012 improved by 1.4 mpg to 23.8 mpg and CO2 emissions fell to 2.0 g/mi to 374 g/mi—in both cases the largest annual improvement since EPA began reporting on fuel economy in 1975.
2013-03-15
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Richard Gordon, Vehicle Product Group Head, who oversees passenger car, commercial vehicle, defense, and off-highway for Ricardo U.K., discusses the company’s activities in these industries.
2013-03-14
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Fredsert threaded inserts feature a unique external thread profile to deliver a combination of friction fit and material compression to reliably lock in place, while also providing an airtight, watertight seal.
2013-03-13
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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has launched its third cooperative research program aimed at developing a high-efficiency gasoline engine for the light-duty automotive and medium-duty engine markets.
2013-03-13
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Touring Superleggera unveiled the production version of its Disco Volante model at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, having introduced a full-scale model in 2012. The model makes a clear reference to the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante (flying saucer) C52 of 1952, produced by Carozzeria Touring, the forerunner of Touring Superleggera.
2013-03-13
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The VIZIV plug-in hybrid crossover concept unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show was said to show the future direction of the brand. If so, it could signal a move away from conventional four-wheel-drive systems for the company’s products.
2013-03-12
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Subsystems in cars are becoming smarter and ever more dependent on connecting with data from other systems. From door to exhaust systems, where once fit and finish was the only "integration" required, designing in isolation is no longer an option.
2013-03-12
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Under a licensing agreement, Mechdyne Corp. offers full technical support for the CAVE2 (CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment) hybrid reality environment developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory.
2013-03-12
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A lightweight carbon fiber structure, high-power hybrid driveline, active ride height, and racing aerodynamics systems help to make the new car a technical tour de force.
2013-03-12
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On display at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show was a full-scale model of a project created by students from IED’s Masters in Transport Design program. It was a collaborative project with Alfa Romeo for a sedan that would also appeal to the American and Asian markets.
2013-03-12
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In this Q&A, Tesla Motors CTO JB Straubel elaborates on Tesla’s battery developments, the controversy over global EV charging standards including the SAE “combo connector,” and key learnings from partners Daimler and Toyota.
2013-03-12
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The name proved a controversial choice at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but that aside, the Ferrari LaFerrari packs as much technology as its McLaren P1 rival. That is hardly surprising given both companies’ extensive experience in racing.
2013-03-12
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MMC showed a forward look to future EV development, extending use beyond a primarily urban environment to vehicles with greater range capacity.
2013-03-12
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For a collaborative European project, the company will provide up to 70 ultracompact urban electric vehicles including a vehicle developed from the i-Road concept shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, so it looks destined to enter some form of production.
2013-03-12
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An "attentive co-pilot," rather than self-driving robot, is the automaker’s stepwise goal, at least at first.
2013-03-11
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The company's new 2.0-L four-cylinder gasoline engine combines stratified lean burn technology with turbocharging and external high pressure exhaust gas recirculation--the technology integration regarded by Mercedes as a “world first.” At the other end of the spectrum, the AMG version gets a performance boost.
2013-03-11
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It is two years since the Fiat brand displayed the 4C concept at Geneva, having turned the design around in nine months. Even at that stage, the car was already marked out for production, with the first cars expected in 2012.
2013-03-11
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The Cadillac ATS development team used a new GM visibility evaluation technique involving "hedgehog" visualization to create a corporate Driver Visibility Calculator. It enables vehicle-development teams to quickly study how structural design areas, such as pillar cross-section, affect the driver’s field of vision.
2013-03-11
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Executives from Cummins and Eaton revealed on March 10 a new powertrain package for the North American heavy-duty truck market that they expect will deliver a 3 to 6% fuel-economy (FE) improvement, lower preventive maintenance costs, and total life-cycle cost improvements.
2013-03-11
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With the future regulations on NOx and soot emissions on diesel engines, it is critical to accurately model the diesel engine spray and combustion process.
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