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2015-11-18
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With the flair and flavor of its Italian ancestor, the Fiat 124 Spider returns after a multi-decade absence sporting a powerful powertrain and the underpinnings of the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata.
2015-11-16
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The Energy Department recently awarded Cummins, the nation’s only independent diesel engine maker, a two-year, $4.5-million grant to boost its previous mark by 5 percentage points to 55% brake thermal efficiency.
2015-11-13
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Aerodynamic experts are cautiously optimistic that a long-awaited leap in vehicle fuel efficiency is advancing toward near-term production: the replacement of the two exterior mirrors with camera-based streaming-vision technology—at no overall cost penalty.
2015-11-13
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The mixed-materials construction and the new C1XX platform enabled the development team to reduce base curb weight by 278 lb versus its predecessor and undercut its closest competitor, the mass-efficient (and shorter) Audi Q5, by a claimed 100 lb.
2015-11-13
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A book from SAE International, Fleet Services—Managing to Redefine Success, combines the interests of fleet managers and their customers to achieve a higher level of business performance.
2015-11-11
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Traffic fatalities have declined significantly over the last several years, but the U.S. is on track to have its deadliest year since 2007, according to the National Safety Council. That’s shining the spotlight on crash testing, according to industry experts in a Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE.
2015-11-11
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Jaguar Land Rover is literally intent on harvesting energy saving solutions, researching a range of new technologies including how to mix carbon fiber with flax, says its R&D Director, Dr. Wolfgang Epple.
2015-11-11
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The new $30 million facility at the Warren Technical Center uses a belt-type moving ground plane to simulate full driving conditions on clay models up to an indicated 155 mph (250 km/h).
2015-11-10
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Suppliers of batteries for electrified cars typically keep their factories closed to the media. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke takes a tour of LG Chem's battery plant in Holland, Michigan. 
2015-11-10
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Toshiba America Electronic Components has released a small-sized motor driver IC for brushed dc motors used in vehicle engine applications such as electronic throttles and valve controls.
2015-11-09
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Daimler Trucks North America has referred to its $40 million, five-year SuperTruck program that concluded earlier this year as “a playground for our engineers.” Overseeing this playground’s development and integration activities was Derek Rotz, the Principal Investigator who was hired in 2010 when the program kicked off. He spoke with SAE Magazines about the challenges, lessons learned, and their ongoing work.
2015-11-09
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Design and build time of the UAV is said to be reduced 50%, and its is use of lightweight materials the enabler to reaching speeds over 150 mph.
2015-11-08
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Through its ability to "breathe" air from the atmosphere, SABRE offers a significant reduction in propellant consumption and weight compared to conventional rocket engines that have to carry their own oxygen.
2015-11-08
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AFRL is on the lookout for environmentally safer inorganic coatings solutions that will help protect and extend the life of aluminum landing gear.
2015-11-08
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The company continues to commit and breathe new life into its 40-year old fourth-generation fighter aircraft.
2015-11-08
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The PW1900G engine model for Embraer's E190-E2 recently flew on P&W's 747SP flying test bed at the company's Mirabel Flight Test Center in Quebec, with the engine family sited as a 'climate solution.'
2015-11-06
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Lightweighting and design customization are focus areas for SABIC's new material solutions for aircraft cabins.
2015-11-04
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Voice-activated commands have been engineered into new vehicles to help drivers keep their eyes on the road and reduce driver distraction. But a recent study by AAA's Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that voice command technology is not as effective as hoped.
2015-11-03
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A two-door muscle car prepped for year-round road conditions is the driving influence behind the fully functional Dodge AWD concept.
2015-11-02
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Doosan has expanded its wheeled excavator lineup with the Tier 4 Final DX210W-5 excavator, which replaces the -3 Tier 4 Interim model.
2015-11-02
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In collaboration with General Motors, ContiTech developed the fiberglass-reinforced polyamide strut mount for the new 2016 Cadillac CT6, reducing weight by 25% compared to an aluminum design.
2015-11-02
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Additional in-house testing capabilities and the hiring of 180 engineers and technicians underscores an ambitious strategy to reach $15B in annual sales by 2020.
2015-11-02
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Ongoing investments by parent Geely are pushing Volvo into the vanguard of autonomous driving, chassis sophistication, electrification...and even innovative reflective paint.
2015-11-02
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The knock on fusion power is that “It is the energy source of the future, and it always will be.” It has seemed like the same criticism could be levied against fuel cell vehicles, as their seemingly magical ability to turn stored hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen into motive power for personal transportation — with only water as a by-product emission —has remained tantalizingly out of reach for decades.
2015-10-30
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The usual gadgets and an extended chase scenes give the Aston Martin DB10 a major role in Spectre, the latest James Bond movie. “We used things like rapid prototyping and laser scanning, and we went directly from CAD to finished parts. Many components were machined, cut from solids so we did not have to wait for the creation of molds,” said Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin.
2015-10-30
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The product development process used online crowdsourcing for design input for a contest hosted by 3D-printed car upstarts Local Motors.
2015-10-29
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Mahle claims to deliver improved top piston rings using a new CrN-based thermal spray coating for gasoline turbocharged DI engines.
2015-10-29
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Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies recently won its first major order for its new generation of automotive seals. The frictionless Levitex seals will go into an engine for a global platform in 2017.
2015-10-29
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General Motors and LG have announced they are co-developing the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car and LG is supplying the entire powertrain, battery, and other electronic subsystems. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the GM and LG collaboration. 
2015-10-28
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Skogforsk (the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden) has funded a KTH research initiative intended to help improve the suspension of forestry machines with the goal of achieving significant productivity improvements. KTH’s mission is to streamline the design process by validating the capability to simulate the operation of forestry machines under real-world operating conditions.
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