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2012-09-24
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Ford is using hydroformed steel tubes, in DP1000 alloy, for the B-pillar and A-pillar roof rail in the new Fusion sedan. Engineers say the benefits are numerous vs. using hot-stamped, welded sheet.
2012-09-24
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The SPDTPE42421 RF switch from Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. is available in a miniature six-lead SC-70 package.
2012-09-24
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Around $400 of cost per vehicle could be hiding in your automotive supply chain. Do you know where to find it?
2012-09-24
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Dr. Roger F. Wells’ Occupant Protection and Automobile Safety in the U.S. since 1900, published by SAE International, offers a look at the progression of automotive safety systems and examines how automotive companies, consumers, and political leaders affected that development.
2012-09-24
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The process centers on a new electrode-tip design. It will enable GM’s global body shops to spot-weld virtually any combination of aluminum sheet, extrusions, and castings at higher production rates than are currently used in automotive aluminum-structures manufacturing.
2012-09-21
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With the goal of offering total-vehicle services, Powertrain Integration LLC and Triad Services Group have entered into a partnership. The two companies, both of Madison Heights, MI, say they will now have the combined resources to design, engineer, develop, validate, and certify complete vehicle products, while leveraging OEM componentry without requiring OEM involvement.
2012-09-21
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Its Engine Management System 3 is described as a platform for new generation engine and drive controls as well as for hybrid applications, able to look after fuel injection and ignition functions but also coordinate EV motors while monitoring their battery charge state.
2012-09-21
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New multidiscipline technologies, pursuit of enhanced quality, and aggressive engineering solutions to downsizing and environmental challenges are the stuff of Ford under the stewardship of CEO Alan Mulally, and that was the message he took to Europe.
2012-09-21
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Autonomous vehicles may be here sooner than anyone thought, according to a new report by KPMG and the Center for Automotive Research, but ABI Research Vice President and Practice Director Dominique Bonte believes that synergies among three connectivity categories will need to be established.
2012-09-21
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The OV7955 low-cost, high-performance National Television System Committee (NTSC) analog and digital image sensor from OmniVision Technologies Inc. is designed specifically for mainstream automotive applications.
2012-09-21
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The power of Web communications and the capabilities of modern design tools from the likes of Siemens PLM are being leveraged by Local Motors in crowdsourcing the design of vehicles and their components. The company is also using what it calls micro-factories to produce the designs and providing its services to other companies.
2012-09-21
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After roughly a decade of research into dedicated short range communications (DSRC), U.S. government agencies are preparing to decide whether to mandate adoption.
2012-09-20
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GM and Ford will again collaborate on transmission development, building on their great success with the GMF (6T70/75) and 6F 6-speed automatics.
2012-09-20
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After years in lithium-ion battery development—and fed up over material costs that remain punishingly high—Subash Dhar decided the original automotive battery chemistry still has big potential for hybrid vehicles.
2012-09-19
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Why permanently weigh down an electric car with an outsized, excessively heavy battery when EV drivers can hitch up a small trailer full of batteries for the needed driving distance and then unhitch the unit when no longer needed?
2012-09-17
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Companies are constantly looking to lower their purchasing costs and otherwise lean on suppliers to help their bottom line. ZF is doing so in a very public way, having announced on Sept. 13 sweeping changes to its purchasing practices and to its own supply chain.
2012-09-16
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Dana Holding Corp. and Allison Transmission will use Fallbrook Technologies' Continuously Variable Planetary (CVP) technology in new products under a "strategic relationship" announced by the three companies Sept. 13.
2012-09-14
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Currently working on the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro, Jeremy Kearney is an Interior Design Release Engineer at General Motors Co. He also mentors GM's JumpStart Employee Resource Group and has been instrumental in organizing the Future Leader Program at SAE Convergence 2012.
2012-09-14
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The xMOD model integration software platform from IFPEN and D2T Powertrain Engineering features the ability to make models from different tools work together in a single environment.
2012-09-14
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Counterfeit electronic parts affect safety and national security, pose long-term reliability risks, and drive up sustainment costs.Those and related issues will be discussed at the SAE 2012 Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium, co-located with the SAE 2012 Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Systems and Power Systems Conferences slated for Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 in Phoenix.
2012-09-14
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The drive to boost mileage is starting a transformation of one of the oldest technologies in autos: the lead-acid battery. The adoption of stop-start systems is helping drive a transition from conventional flooded lead-acid batteries to units that hold liquid electrolytes in absorbent glass mats.
2012-09-13
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Inteva Products recently opened a new plant in India for manufacture of door latches, window regulators, and associated motors. The 72,000-ft² (6700-m²) facility in Pune's Chakan industrial area was designed for future expansion to about 100,000 ft² (9300 m²).
2012-09-13
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Ford's switch from nickel-metal hydride to lithium-ion batteries in its third-generation hybrid system will reduce its use of rare earth metals by up to 500,000 lb (225,000 kg) per year, the company says.
2012-09-13
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The U.S. government, via several of its transportation-related agencies, is sponsoring the project, which it claims is the largest-ever road test of connected-vehicle crash-avoidance technologies.
2012-09-13
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New tandem ball bearings from Schaeffler Group are said to have about half the friction of traditional tapered roller bearings, which allows tandems to run with higher overall efficiency and lower operating temperatures. Schaeffler selected Stanyl from DSM Engineering Plastics for the advanced bearing application.
2012-09-13
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Elimination of moving parts is just one advantage TRW is citing about its new Electric Horn System (EHS) announced Sept. 12. The company employs a special coating by which the steering-wheel airbag cover is rendered touch-sensitive.
2012-09-11
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As the number of electronic functions on vehicles soars, engineers are increasingly linking them together to provide more sophisticated functionality without increasing the number of modules. As these modules work together in a more holistic fashion, it’s becoming more challenging to ensure that all the functions and interactions are integrated efficiently with high reliability.
2012-09-11
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A new processing technology for carbon-fiber body panels at Plasan Carbon Composites will mark its production debut on a future vehicle with a yearly volume of as much as 50,000 units.
2012-09-11
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Body flexibility's influence on comfort and vibrations has been part of the development process for quite some time, but its influence on handling was apparent but had never been clearly analyzed precisely.
2012-09-11
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With more than 30 years of management experience in automotive engineering, manufacturing, technology, operations, and sales, Jeremy Holt has been named Vice President responsible for application engineering, strategic planning, marketing, and sales for transmission maker Tremec.