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2009-04-20
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There appeared to be a consensus among the panelists at Monday’s introductory FEV Powertrain Innovation Forum panel discussion during the SAE World Congress that the difficulty of meeting the CAFE target of 35 mpg by 2020 no longer lies purely in the technology arena. All could also agree, however, that there will still be plenty of difficulty in meeting that goal.
2009-04-20
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The technical teasers at last year's SAE World Congress left a gaping hole as to the vehicle's identity, but this year's exhibit floor saw Raser Technologies and FEV, Inc. unveil the Hummer H3 range-extended electric vehicle (ReEV).
2009-04-20
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Argonne National Laboratory increased the speed of its simulations built with the Powertrain System Analysis Toolkit by leveraging The Mathworks' parallel computing tools.
2009-04-20
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The impact of software development on pre-production engineering costs has escalated dramatically in the past five years, according to SAE International. With the continued growth of software in automobiles, it is important to get accurate and thorough capability information on development teams in the industry, wherever they are located.
2009-04-20
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Hardware in the loop tools are extending their reach, addressing a broader range of design challenges. dSpace rolled out a program that lets engineers do more planning during the conceptual phases of a program, while National Instruments divulged that it’s broadening its HIL offerings.
2009-04-20
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The transition from lead solder to lead-free alternatives occurred a few years ago, but it is still causing problems. Aircraft suppliers who need to know whether parts have lead are getting some help from i-Nalysis, which is marketing a comparatively low-cost portable tester that determines the makeup of solder alloys on chips.
2009-04-20
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As the featured speaker to open the 2009 SAE World Congress, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger praised the Detroit Three automakers for the changes they're making and came out strongly for consistent U.S. energy policy.
2009-04-20
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A123Systems’ Hymotion L5 Plug-in Conversion Module (PCM) is a supplemental battery system that converts the Toyota Prius hybrid electric vehicle into a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Field performance is reviewed in a paper at the 2009 SAE World Congress slated for April 20-23 in Detroit.
2009-04-20
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A five-door production hatchback served as the base point for engineers to design and develop a range-extended electric vehicle propulsion system.
2009-04-20
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Premixed charge compression ignition diesel engines have the potential to achieve homogeneous mixture in the cylinder, resulting in lower NOx and PM as well as performance improvements, though studying the technology requires a complex calibration process.
2009-04-20
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Engineers at Nissan Technical Center North America have developed an alternative test method for road load durability evaluations of a pickup truck rear bed, independent of proving ground or road simulator full-vehicle durability testing.
2009-04-20
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SAE International soon will put out for ballot a standard relating to vehicle electrification, helping to lay the foundation for greater sales of plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles. J1772 spells out the specifications for the coupler through which current will flow into the vehicle from an outside source.
2009-04-16
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Despite the intervening economic turmoil at GM, the company thought it time to reveal at the 2009 New York International Auto Show the initial results of its newly revealed, 18-month partnership with Segway. The first prototype of the team’s city people-pod concept, the PUMA, was on display amid the broad, deeply carpeted aisles of the Javitz Convention Center.
2009-04-16
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General Motors expanded its family of compact crossover SUVs built on the corporate Theta platform with the announcement of the GMC Terrain, a derivative that is styled to look more like the traditional body-on-frame trucks that comprise most of GMC’s portfolio.
2009-04-16
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Not only does the Nuvis concept get power from Hyundai’s home-grown parallel hybrid propulsion system, but its structure embodies the flowing, hydrodynamic forms that characterize the philosophy at the firm’s design center in Irvine, CA.
2009-04-16
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Acura plans to join BMW’s X6 in the market intersection of the coupe, hatchback, and SUV segments with a production version of the ZDX concept the company showed at this month's New York International Auto Show, reaching showrooms by this fall.
2009-04-16
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The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee looks little different from the current model, but under the familiar-looking sheetmetal lies an entirely new vehicle that shares hardware, not with previous versions of the Grand Cherokee, but with the Mercedes-Benz ML-Class SUV.
2009-04-08
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Despite the global economic downturn, China has reached deep into its pockets to further encourage its domestic car manufacturers in their hybrid and alternative fuel vehicle development. The government has invested almost $1.5 billion to put 1000 such vehicles in each of 13 major urban areas in a highly visible public demonstration.
2009-04-08
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Over the last six to eight years, the complex business of digitally planning, simulating, and integrating vehicles, processes, and production sites has made the shift from a new approach to a practical reality.
2009-04-08
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Fiat leads the pack of top-selling automobile manufacturers in Europe with the lowest carbon dioxide emissions in 2008, and as an overall company, Fiat is on track to meet the 2015 EU-set level of 130 g/km. Peugeot met the 2008 standard as well, while BMW showed significant improvement from 2007.
2009-04-07
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At a recent meeting to assess the service industry's readiness to deal with the new A/C refrigerant, EPA urges industry for a phase-out of R-134a to beat or at least match the European Community's regulations.
2009-04-07
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Caterpillar and Navistar International Corp. have formed a strategic alliance to produce Cat heavy-duty vocational trucks for North America. Cat and Navistar have already started the co-development of the new line of trucks, which will be manufactured in Navistar's Garland, TX facility and be sold and serviced through the Cat North American Dealer network.
2009-04-06
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Raymond Corp. turns to Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) software when performing a detailed part count reduction study and product design optimization of its Model 7400 Reach-Fork forklift truck.
2009-04-06
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While engineering groups are bringing together different disciplines to solve the growing need for mechatronics solutions, they may also need new interdisciplinary engineering tools to capture multiphysics.
2009-04-06
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Several years ago, U.S. Air Force maintenance technicians at Tinker Air Force Base discovered that an additive designed to remove water from traditional JP8 jet fuel was unexpectedly causing paint to peel off the inside of B-52 fuel tanks. The main concern was that the paint chips could clog the fuel filter and cause an engine flameout.
2009-04-02
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The self-cleaning Model 640S from Sierra is designed for demanding industrial gas mass flow measurement applications.
2009-04-02
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Futek Advanced Sensor Technology’s LTH300 Donut/Thru hole load cell with USB output option eliminates the need for an analog amplifier, power supply, and display equipment.
2009-04-01
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Hybrid trucks are inching into the marketplace, but there are still plenty of questions about their viability. Despite these questions, the market is evolving as customers buy a few test vehicles and truck developers gear up for the future.
2009-04-01
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MAG Cincinnati's E Mill is a solution for the machining of long, small-cross-section parts used in aerospace, construction, shipbuilding, and wind power.
2009-04-01
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NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has released MY2011 CAFE standards for passenger cars and light trucks. The combined average will be 27.3 mpg, a 2.0 mpg increase over MY2010. With implementation of a revised CAFE structure that takes into consideration vehicle size, the minimum fuel-economy requirement for passenger cars will differ between automakers.
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