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Porsche unveils new downsized, boosted 3.0-L boxer six

2015-09-08
Porsche's all-new turbocharged flat-six engines for the 2016 911 Carrera and Carrera S are full of technology tricks for more power and fuel efficiency. Will anyone miss the unblown 3.4-L and 3.8-L units they replace?
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GHG Phase 2 regs, autonomous vehicles present challenges, opportunities

2015-09-03
Dr. Phil Stephenson, General Manager of PACCAR Technical Center, and co-chairman for the SAE 2015 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (ComVEC), discusses several major topics affecting on- and off-highway commercial vehicles, including emissions regulations, embedded software, 24-V electrification, operator assistance technologies, and cybersecurity.
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Searching for V2V's hidden data

2015-09-03
It’s widely predicted that vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology will be required on all vehicles due to its significant role in improving safety. These transmissions are mainly for safety, but the wealth of real-time information will undoubtedly be useful for something else.
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Can ads help in vehicle-to-vehicle rollout?

2015-09-03
During the long development of vehicle-to-vehicle/-infrastructure, design teams have looked at many ways to cover costs. Some observers feel that advertising may be sent to vehicles to help offset some of the cost. That’s especially true for vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, which will require roadside beacons., and DSRC data sent to data-processing centers. Ads could help pay for these installations.
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Flexible, modular robo-EV

2015-09-02
What happens when a team of software and robotics "nerds" from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence design a self-driving electric microcar?
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2016 Pentastar V6 adds new VVT, cooled EGR

2015-09-01
FCA powertrain engineers have shaved weight and increased the efficiency and power of their do-it-all V6, while preparing it for possible DI turbocharged duty in the not-so-distant future.
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Customizing, updating software gets easier

2015-08-31
Programmers are constantly finding new ways to make it simpler to alter software—whether they’re changing programs for a new vehicle or updating software in the field.
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High-strength aluminum alloys

2015-08-29
The Advanz 7000-series aluminum alloys from Novelis are designed for safety-critical components of vehicle structures.
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Lubricants for cabin noise reduction

2015-08-28
Lubricant solutions from Klüber Lubrication reduce stick-slip and eliminate cabin noise generated by vibration and friction in automobile interiors.
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EV charging station

2015-08-27
The Evr-Green charging station from Leviton delivers up to 7.7 kW of power for home and workplace.
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Preparing for first flight on Mars

2015-08-27
With its eye on Mars, NASA Armstrong has been working on a prototype it refers to as the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or Prandtl-m.
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