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2012-02-20
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With increasing complexity of automotive electronics and software making life difficult for engineers, IBM and Elektrobit integrate tresos inside Rational Rhapsody to help develop systems compliant with the AUTOSAR standard.
2012-02-20
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Electric motors are becoming more widespread in vehicles as electric power steering and stop-start add to the volumes used by hybrid and electric vehicles. This growth is driving demand for power handling devices that are smaller yet still provide high current capabilities.
2012-02-20
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Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America is supplying a rear-seat entertainment (RSE) system and new radio system to Mercedes-Benz for its 2012 M-Class and GL-Class vehicles. The system pushes technology, using optical networking, 2.4-GHz wireless headphones, and a compact six-disc DVD player.
2012-02-20
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Taking aim at upscale vehicles, which have many features squeezed into their doors, the chip eliminates the electromechanical relays now used for window control.
2012-02-20
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The number of communication channels coming into vehicles is growing as digital radio expands and automakers show more interest in vehicle-to-vehicle communications. That’s sparking more interest in software defined radio (SDR), which uses a single chipset to handle all these inputs.
2012-02-15
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Norwegian start-up’s easy-to-use NDT technology for carbon fiber-reinforced plastics has been adopted by EADS.
2012-02-15
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A new concept for a 100% plastic prototype door panel has the potential to provide a weight reduction of up to 40% compared to conventional steel door panels but with equivalent performance (static strength), according to two JSP engineers who will present details of the prototype at the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit.
2012-02-14
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The 2012 SAE World Congress is slated for April 24-26 in Detroit. With the exception of this preview article, the Technology Report section in this edition highlights some of the 1100-plus technical papers to be presented. For more information about the SAE 2012 World Congress, visit www.sae.org/congress.
2012-02-14
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Thermal management of a battery pack is one of the main factors to be considered in the pack design, especially for those with indirect air or indirect liquid cooling since the cooling medium is not in contact with the battery cells.
2012-02-14
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Johnson Controls estimates that 70% of 2015 vehicle production will have idle stop-start. The AGM (absorbent glass mat) battery, with 3-4 times the cycle life of a conventional flooded cell lead-acid, is the battery of choice for all but low-feature-content cars, which may use the enhanced flooded-cell type.
2012-02-14
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Oerlikon Graziano's clutchless multispeed transmission designed for EVs uses dual-clutch technology principles.
2012-02-14
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Ford Motor Co.'s top engineer, Derrick Kuzak, has announced his retirement effective April 1. Replacing him in the position of Group Vice President, Global Product Development, will be Raj Nair, who currently serves Ford as Vice President, Engineering, Global Product Development.
2012-02-14
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How crowded is the "white space" around electrified-vehicle intellectual property? A veteran advanced-engineering expert says it's not as bad as you might think.
2012-02-14
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As Chief Technology Officer and Vice President with responsibility for the Product Development & Global Technology Division, Tana L. Utley has been focused on solving the technical challenges of reducing diesel engine emissions in accordance with U.S. EPA and equivalent global regulations.
2012-02-14
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The Cadillac model comes out in late spring, with ATS to follow in mid-summer also with R-1234yf. Paperwork regulatory issues delay production from DuPont-Honeywell joint venture plant in China. SAE committee chairman asks EPA to expedite approvals for service equipment.
2012-02-13
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For the industry to truly leverage high-volume production in order to lower battery costs, it needs to reduce the proliferation of different battery cell types and configurations. Don't expect that to happen any time soon.
2012-02-13
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For the fourth consecutive quarter, General Motors ranked first among 183 companies in The Patent Board's quarterly automotive and transportation industry scorecard. GM was granted 1123 U.S. patents in 2011 in its global product engineering, global powertrain engineering, global research and development, and OnStar organizations.
2012-02-13
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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) on Jan. 4 published the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 29 on commercial vehicle cab safety which introduces some significant amendments to the pendulum impact test procedures, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations.
2012-02-13
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Freudenberg-NOK brings its expertise in sealing, mechatronics, NVH attenuation, and more into electrifed vehicle development.
2012-02-13
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FEV and KSPG have developed a compact range extender of 0.8-L displacement.
2012-02-13
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MSC Nastran 2012 from MSC Software is a comprehensive suite of virtual product development tools consolidated from MD Nastran, simplifying the product offering by providing customers a single MSC Nastran platform.
2012-02-13
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Lola-Drayson’s 850-hp Formula E prototype sports active aerodynamics, wireless charging, and regenerative suspension dampers.
2012-02-10
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A TARDEC team has been working with a suspension OEM to assess the possible improvement and feasibility of integrating a magneto-rheological semi-active damper suspension into the Stryker Family of Vehicles.
2012-02-10
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The IPETRONIK M-RTD compact, four-channel analog mobile data-acquisition module is designed to support extreme vehicle testing requirements over an operating temperature range of -40 to +125°C (-40 to +257°F).
2012-02-09
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The use of a set of LED chips or arrays with individual switching phases, as well as the dimming factors and overlapping elements, leads to more flexibility to realize AFS and glare-free high-beam concepts. The major challenge will be to offer modularized parts of LED chips and carriers, as well as electronic-control elements, according to Dr. Rainer Neumann of Visteon Innovation & Technology GmbH.
2012-02-08
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As Head of the Interior Division at Continental AG and Member of the Executive Board, Helmut Matschi oversees a range of technology areas for the supplier. Matschi shared his insights on some of the trends impacting vehicle interiors with AEI and other select media this past fall in Frankfurt.
2012-02-08
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The three-door concept is a performance derivative of the automaker's five-door production Soul.
2012-02-08
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It will be the first production Acura vehicle offered with a gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain.
2012-02-08
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The 2013 midsize crossover SUV will offer seven energy-absorbing cushions including a front center airbag.
2012-02-08
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One of the U.K.'s top technology consultants sees a big future for range-extended hybrids and energy-recovery systems, but reducing battery and motor costs is a main priority.
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