VariGlide has undergone more than 70,000 hours of durability testing, and leverages more than 600 U.S. and international patents and patent applications for a new transmission design for forklifts that incorporates continuously variable planetary technology.
Novel nanostructured AHSS sheet is readily cold-formable on existing production systems. NanoSteel, which developed the new AHSS alloys, is working to provide samples for trial by automakers such as General Motors as the new metals near the end of performance trials by domestic and foreign steel mills.
The Class 8 demonstrator notched 10.7 mpg with a fully loaded tractor-trailer, representing a 75% fuel-economy increase and a 43% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction compared to a 2009 baseline truck.
The actual J1349 rating is more than 100 hp more than Chrysler engineers teased in late May. The automaker's first production supercharged V8 uses a Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger supplied by IHI. The engine's high-output spec required extensive upgrading of engine reciprocating components to handle the extra loads.
The key architectural approach to minimize connectivity interfaces acts as a secure, intelligent gateway between the car and external devices or networks to better guard against malicious or sensitive data from being compromised.
ViCANdo from Zuragon is a multimedia software tool for development, physical testing, and validation of various applications such as vehicle fleets, hybrid-electric systems, active safety systems, autonomous vehicles, and HMI systems.
Design groups want chips that save space and reduce weight, so Maxim has focused on these challenges with a pair of products that reduce board space and let engineers transition to lighter-weight cabling.
Texas Instruments hopes to extend the role of Bluetooth with one of the first devices that uses Bluetooth Smart, a low-energy version of the standard that’s already a mainstay in connectivity and infotainment. Replacing cables with wireless links is part of a corporate strategy to continue an expansion that made TI the fastest growing automotive semiconductor supplier in 2013.
Results of the 14th annual automotive industry study by Planning Perspectives on major U.S. and Japanese OEMs' working relations with their suppliers show Toyota, Honda, and Nissan taking the top spots.
A server is the central point for all Generation 2 Blue Link communication, giving Hyundai early, direct access to customers. The updated Blue Link now has Google Destination Search, a 3G modem, and a larger touchscreens in control stack.
Michael Duoba (SAE Member, 1993), Vehicle Test Engineer and team leader for the Advanced Powertrain Research Facility at Argonne National Laboratory, discuss his career progression and the type of work conducted at his lab.
Vehicular traffic deaths decline, but pedestrian fatalities unchanged. Proposed solutions range from greater use of roundabouts, new signaling, and vehicles with pedestrian detection and auto-braking. Some success found with driver and pedestrian education. "Vision Zero" program adopted in New York City.