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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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SAKOR Technologies Inc.’s dynamometer lab consists of test cells for engine, powertrain, and component turnkey testing.
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.
2012-09-10
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The North American version of the new 2013 Honda Accord (see 2 October AEI) features a new exhaust catalyst design that reduces the use of rhodium by 50%. The automaker plans to adopt the catalyst technology across its vehicle lines.
2012-09-10
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With the electronic equivalent of a whistle, owners of the BYD Su Rui (pronounced "suri") can beckon their car from as far as 30 ft (10 m) away. At 1.2 mph (2.0 km/h), it will be there in a flash. Remote control of the Su Rui five-seat family sedan allows for starting, moving forward and backward, and turning left and right.
2012-09-09
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In-plant process starts at Marysville, OH, on 2013 Accord. Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. assumes responsibility for manufacturing procedures for all Honda vehicle production worldwide, as North America becomes top Honda production location.
2012-09-09
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The company says it has developed a new generation of electronic system solutions to help vehicle manufacturers address increasingly rigorous fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas requirements.
2012-09-09
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The possibility of making a vehicle weight saving equivalent to five male adults is the stuff of dreams for most automotive engineers, but that is what Land Rover has achieved with its new generation luxury off-roader.
2012-09-07
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Blue Link data modem transmits onboard diagnostic data to server as soon as vehicle comes off assembly line. Electronic Pre-Delivery Inspection system is in development, post-delivery monitoring requires attention to privacy concerns, and remote reflashing is on “wish list” but poses major challenges.
2012-09-07
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Forthcoming model has 10-15 mi (16-24 km) range on battery pack, and it also operates in hybrid mode and direct drive from engine through gearset into transaxle.
2012-09-07
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Audible, tactile, and/or visual driver warnings can be provided in Delphi's lane-departure warning system.
2012-09-06
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John Deere enters the recreational utility vehicle market with the RSX850i, designed with engineering consultants for Formula One and NASCAR to create an all-new vehicle.
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