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Higher levels of connectivity, automation drive commercial vehicle sector

2016-06-28
Daimler Trucks' Dr. Wilfried Achenbach, who is serving as chairman of the SAE 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, discusses a range of significant technology issues including automated driving, Phase 2 GHG regs, the Industrial Internet of Things, cybersecurity and plans for the SuperTruck.
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Disruption is one thing, but...

2016-06-21
Disruption is one thing, but another Tesla controversy helps explain why many tech companies know better than to try to take over the auto business.
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An X-plane for everyone?

2016-06-21
As part of a recently announced initiative, NASA is in the midst of researching a number of strategic projects that include quiet supersonic flight, electric distributed propulsion, and hybrid wing aircraft, with goals that include demonstrating advanced technologies to reduce fuel use, emissions and noise, and accelerate possible introduction to the marketplace.
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CAE's next leap forward

2016-06-20
As attributes and functions within vehicles become ever more interdependent, the CAE community is finding ways to increase multi-physics simulations and deliver credible multi-domain optimization. New types of engineers are emerging as a result.
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Rolls-Royce reveals a Vision of its future

2016-06-20
Making extensive use of 3D printing techniques, the Vision Next 100 is Rolls-Royce's design and engineering teams' forward-reaching concept of super-luxury mobility over the next century.
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3D printing machines can't be built fast enough, ORNL expert says

2016-06-20
In the additive manufacturing world, the costs of components are dropping, the technology is becoming more reliable and parts are fabricated faster. This is allowing industries such as automotive to adopt additive technologies, says Oak Ridge Lab's Ryan Dehoff.
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Composite bonding adhesive

2016-06-10
Dow Automotive Systems has introduced customized structural bonding solutions for weight reduction in high-end multi-material performance vehicles, including for the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan.
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Embraer's first E190-E2 jet takes off early

2016-05-31
E-Jets E2s are based on the proven platform of the current-generation E190, but with more advanced technologies applied such as new aerodynamically advanced high-aspect ratio wings and geared turbofan engines from Pratt & Whitney.
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Fungus-inspired improvements in battery performance

2016-05-31
Carbon fibers derived from a sustainable source, a type of wild mushroom, and modified with nanoparticles have been shown to outperform conventional graphite electrodes for lithium-ion batteries.
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