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2014-12-02
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China’s automakers are gearing up to take advantage of smartphones and Internet services as they attempt to match the connectivity capabilities of their international competitors. Expanding their development programs and partnering with outsiders are key elements in the efforts.
2014-12-02
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Ford has a lot riding on the new Mustang. It isn’t just another Ford model, it is a statement of capability and international intent, and no-one appreciates that more than Ford of Europe (FoE) Chief Operating Officer.
2014-12-01
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Design and manufacturing challenges are becoming more complex and multi-dimensional, prompting design teams to expand their efforts to collaborate. This change is being aided by a shift to 3-D models, but that transition has issues that highlight the complexity of linking various groups.
2014-12-01
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Dry drilling of composite-Ti stack-ups via CO2 avoids the problems associated with liquid coolants used in fuselage hole drilling, while delivering benefits in productivity, tool life, and hole quality.
2014-11-26
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Lead-acid batteries have clear advantages in cost and low-temperature performance, but Li-ion has its own set of pluses.
2014-11-26
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The use of lead in engine bearings for light-duty vehicles was banned in the European Union from July 1, 2011, bringing widespread changes in coatings. Although heavy-duty engines have not yet been subject to similar legislation, Federal-Mogul believes that it is only a matter of time before they are.
2014-11-26
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High-tech design causes time to remanufacture engines to nearly triple and adds to cost, while used engines remain a competitive factor. However, Purdue University data shows remanufacturing is far more energy efficient than installing a new powerplant.
2014-11-25
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The auto industry has entered a strange period, as a walk through the Los Angeles Auto Show made clear. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke reports on trends at the 2015 LA Auto Show. 
2014-11-25
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Ophir Photonics’ 1000WP-BB-34 high-power water cooled thermal sensor is designed with the requirement that all materials coming in contact with the cooling water are either copper or nonmetallic.
2014-11-25
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The SXUVPS4 multi-element photo detector from Opto Diode has a 5 mm² active area in a quadrant configuration.
2014-11-25
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The YASDA YMC 430 Ver. II micro machining center from Methods Machine Tools, Inc. is suitable for the ultra-precise manufacturing and high surface finishes required on small, complex features in components and dies or molds.
2014-11-25
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3D Systems has developed its fastest fab-grade selective laser sintering system yet, the ProX 500 Plus.
2014-11-25
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AVX has released a new version of its SpiCalci simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for its switch mode power supply capacitors.
2014-11-25
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Allison Transmission is offering a new option to fully electrify components used with its H 40/50 EP hybrid propulsion system for transit buses and coaches. Co-developed with Vanner Inc., Increased Accessory Power II provides power from the hybrid system to accessories such as electric air conditioning, electric air compressors, and power steering systems.
2014-11-24
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SEMA develops step-by-step system in conjunction with California Air Resources Board to help participating members comply with emissions regulations. Clemson University I-CAR is an active participant, providing laboratory facilities for analysis to aid SEMA members who are aftermarket manufacturers.
2014-11-24
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TDK Corp.’s BCEM series of EPCOS high-current chokes are designed specifically for buck-boost converters in 48-v automotive power systems.
2014-11-24
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Kia says it calls the completely redesigned MY2015 offering a multipurpose vehicle, rather than a minivan, “because there’s nothing mini in here.”
2014-11-21
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General Motors on Nov. 20 announced four major personnel changes with the goal of improving customer satisfaction. The moves are effective immediately. All of the people involved have held engineering positions with the company. • Alicia Boler-Davis, currently Senior Vice President, Global Quality and Customer Experience, is named Senior Vice President, Global Connected Customer Experience. • Grace Lieblein, currently Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, is named Vice President, Global Quality. • Steve Kiefer, currently Vice President, Global Powertrain, is named Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. • Dan Nicholson (SAE Member, 1988), currently Executive Director of Powertrain Embedded Controls, is promoted to Global Powertrain Vice President, assuming Kiefer’s responsibility. • Mary Chan, Vice President, Global Connected Consumer, has elected to leave GM to pursue other opportunities.
2014-11-20
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TRW stockholders representing 79% of the company's shares outstanding have voted to allow the proposed acquisition of the company by ZF to proceed. Under the terms of the agreement, ZF will acquire TRW in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $12.4 billion based on equity value.
2014-11-20
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Bridgestone Americas announced on Nov. 18 the opening of its off-highway radial tire plant in Aiken County, SC—the first plant of its kind for Bridgestone outside of Japan, according to a company spokesperson. 
2014-11-19
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The rise of new geographical auto markets (and stagnation of others), the proliferation of new "connected-car" technologies including automated driving, and a diminishing case for car ownership are among a number of challenges facing automotive industry decision makers.
2014-11-19
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Technology developed by Tech Mahindra for vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communication provides a blueprint for creating a gateway that will help achieve seamless V2X mobility.
2014-11-19
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The new Shelby Mustang's street-vs-track development ratio was more biased toward the track than the majority of cars from Ford Performance Enginering—even versus the GT500.
2014-11-18
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If you restore vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles, SAE International is looking for your expertise. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the collaboration between the Historic Vehicle Association and SAE to develop standards for the preservation, restoration, responsible use, and classification of historic vehicles. 
2014-11-18
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Ford's choice of crankshaft type for the new 5.2-L high-performance V8 gives the new GT350 a thrilling and unique exhaust tone—but was nearly killed due to severe NVH issues.
2014-11-18
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Market success of the new fuel-cell sedan depends to a large extent on steady installation of hydrogen fueling stations worldwide.
2014-11-18
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"Craft shop" approach of low-volume, all-aluminum, high-end makes is too restrictive for America's best-selling vehicle. SEMA Show training classes by I-CAR demonstrate special techniques necessary and the learning curve for mainstream body shop technicians.
2014-11-18
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Scientists at Fraunhofer have developed a high-resolution magnetic line camera to measure magnetic fields in real time, which is particularly useful for quality assurance during the manufacture of magnets.
2014-11-18
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Potential exists for more efficient re-use of rare earth elements, Purdue professor asserts. Regardless of choice, original component design should be engineered for dismantling to enhance end-of-life recovery, he tells Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week forum in Las Vegas.
2014-11-17
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Among the many premium interior features in the 2015 Hyundai Genesis is a “world-first” safety technology—an in-cabin CO2 sensor control system, located under the glove box, that combats occupant drowsiness.
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