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2008-06-10
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The pace of research into low-carbon technology is growing, with significant financial inputs by governments. In the U.K., sixteen low-carbon vehicle-development projects are being funded by the Government's Technology Strategy Board.
2008-06-10
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PSA’s R&D Director, Pascal Henault, talks about super-efficient new powertrains in development, and the challenge of an OEM doing niche vehicles.
2008-06-10
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Reinert, that is. And he has not yet joined the plug-in-electric bandwagon.
2008-06-09
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The government, as part of the country’s 10th Five-year plan in 2001, has urged automakers to familiarize themselves with all types of alternative powertrain and alternative fuel technology.
2008-06-09
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Yet another application is poised to switch from metal to plastic. Mann+Hummel unveiled a plastic oilpan at April’s SAE World Congress, saying the technology is already designed into a model year 2009 North American vehicle.
2008-06-09
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The Tau V8 engine powering Hyundai’s Genesis sedan is the first in a family of “premium” engines up to 5.5 L.
2008-06-09
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“World firsts” are rife in the automotive industry and BMW M has come up with another, claiming the accolade for its new seven-speed double-clutch gearbox (M DCT) with Drivelogic control.
2008-06-09
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Work by the Innovatial project, which is supported by the European Commission through the Sixth Framework Program for Research and Development, involves 24 high-profile European partners in the automotive and aerospace sectors focused on developing innovative processes and materials for components such as diesel injection.
2008-06-09
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Two automakers are preparing for the future by spending substantial money to beef up their operations in India.
2008-06-05
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According to General Motors, aerodynamic drag accounts for 20% of the energy consumed in an average vehicle, making a direct impact on vehicle fuel efficiency. GM designers are increasingly looking to aerodynamics as a way to improve fuel economy across the brand’s range of vehicles, most notably for the next-generation Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle.
2008-06-05
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BMW continues to plan further developments of its Mini brand and has announced that a sports activity vehicle (SAV) version will be built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.
2008-06-02
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposed CAFE (corporate average fuel economy) standards for MY2011-2015 announced in late April are “aggressive but achievable,” said Transportation Secretary Mary Peters.
2008-06-02
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The U.S. EPA’s new ozone standard will force every state in the country except possibly California to consider a number of steps that could have an important impact on automobile component design, especially with regard to onboard diagnostic (OBD) controls, the engine, and the catalytic converter.
2008-06-02
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U.S. government officials are disappointed by the slow rate at which ethanol is being introduced info the U.S. automotive fuel infrastructure.
2008-06-02
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In the wake of its denial of California’s request to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from tailpipes at the state level, the U.S. EPA sometime soon may issue a rulemaking setting out regulatory options for doing so on a national level.
2008-06-02
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The energy bill approved in December calls for a 40% increase in CAFE levels—to 35 mpg by 2020 for passenger cars and light trucks.
2008-05-28
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BMW is banking on its new 1 Series to open doors for new customers seeking a lower-cost sporty machine with a badge of exclusivity.
2008-05-28
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The Asian market is providing high-volume growth for the motorcycle industry as emerging countries such as Vietnam consume many scooters and low-power cycles. Though these low-end vehicles already boast high fuel-economy ratings, manufacturers are striving to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions with hybrid technologies.
2008-05-19
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Ricardo and partners have completed testing on a prototype engine designed to switch between two- and four-stroke modes.
2008-05-18
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A new road traffic simulation model provides a way for engineers to replicate driving environments that can test the effectiveness of pre-crash and driver assistance systems in the virtual world.
2008-05-18
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AVL, a provider of powertrain engineering, test systems, simulation software, and instrumentation products, expects to double its Michigan-based staff in the next five years in order to meet industry needs.
2008-05-18
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The engineering services provider has been busy the past year doing an assortment of projects—ranging from managing a major vehicle-model refreshing to handling the complete class A surfacing work on an all-new vehicle—and more projects are en route.
2008-05-18
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Nearly six years ago, a three-person staff handled the business of running the U.S. operations of Pierburg Inc., selling emissions-control devices, air management units, various pumps, and other passenger vehicle products. Business has grown and so has the workforce, but additional help is still needed beyond the present 70 engineers.
2008-05-15
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With model-based design continually taking on greater importance in the automotive-engineering community as a way to improve time to market, communication, and cost-efficiency, The MathWorks came to the world’s largest annual gathering of automotive engineers to make a couple of key announcements.
2008-05-15
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Reaction Design’s new software tool, Chemkin-Pro, increases the speed of accurate combustion simulation to meet the needs of engineers designing clean, efficient engines and aftertreatment systems.
2008-05-15
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Windshear is set to open just the third full-scale rolling road wind tunnel in the world and the first of its kind in North America. Perhaps more notable is the fact that the facility is also set to become the only commercially available wind tunnel of its type in existence.
2008-05-14
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The Abaqus 3D BioRID II (Biofidelic Rear Impact Dummy II) finite element model, created by Dassault Systèmes’ Simulia brand, simulates the crash dummy used for rear testing.
2008-05-14
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Visibility into the details of an automotive program is one of the toughest challenges a program team faces. To help tame the problem, Volkswagen selected Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter as the core technology for its K-PDM product data management system.
2008-05-13
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The partnership with Naim Audio has resulted in what the duo claims is the world’s most powerful in-car production amplifier, at 1100 W, combined with a “state-of-the-art” speaker system.
2008-05-13
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One of the keys for reducing the number of processors and sensors in vehicles is to share information. That is going to require more bandwidth, opening the door for FlexRay.
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