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2016-03-22
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Moving quickly to expand the appeal of the all-new, fourth-generation MX-5 Miata roadster introduced last year, Mazda revealed prior to the 2016 New York auto show a folding hardtop version of the car called MX-5 RF, for “retractable fastback.”
2016-03-15
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Cadillac has aggressively used light materials for its recently-launched new cars, but for the all-new C1 architecture underpinning the XT5 crossover, engineers stuck with steel—and still achieved a major weight reduction.
2016-01-30
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GKN believes that flight tests will prove 8% wing drag reduction in natural laminar flow wing concepts.
2016-01-25
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Researchers at a U.K. university have revealed a "smart" glazing solution that uses nanotechnology to achieve self-cleaning, energy saving, and anti-glare properties.
2016-01-20
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VLF Automotive, a partnership of industry veterans Bob Lutz and Henrik Fisker and industrialist Gilbert Villarreal, showed Force 1, a Viper-derived sports coupe, and promises delivery for June. Its V10 engine is tuned to deliver 745 hp.
2016-01-11
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The clean-sheet Pacifica bristles with innovations, including a plug-in hybrid variant featuring FCA's in-house engineered EVT.
2016-01-05
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Corning's new glazing material delivers more than five times the strength, pound for pound, of conventional auto glass while offering significant mass reduction and improved optics.
2015-12-22
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Ficosa has developed an electronic mirror composed of cameras and displays as an alternative to the traditional exterior rearview mirrors of the vehicle.
2015-12-17
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When Land Rover decided to create a convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque Coupe, it was a serious challenge for the company’s designers and engineers.
2015-12-04
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A lightweight composite material shaped by a unique assembly technique forms a grille opening reinforcement designed specifically for the high-performance 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang.
2015-12-01
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The 2016 Honda Civic features selectively-tempered “soft zone” technology in the B-pillars and rear frame rails, allowing zones within a single frame piece to have more ductile properties than the surrounding ultra-high-strength hot-stamped steel. The technology minimizes parts count and saves 15.6 lb (7 kg) compared to the previous-generation Civic.
2015-11-24
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As progress has been made toward adopting aluminum for automotive structures, industry leaders have realized that, to keep aluminum vehicles safe, they must consider not just their manufacturing process but also their repair. I-CAR helps technicians learn the necessary new methods for working with aluminum.
2015-11-24
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Texas Instruments has introduced the first fully integrated LED matrix manager for adaptive automotive headlight systems, in a scalable solution that reduces board space by 73% and controls up to 96 high-brightness LEDs.
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.
2015-10-21
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The 2016 SUV is nearly 300 lb (136 kg) lighter than its predecessor, yet maintains its high safety standard thanks to a new-generation ACE body structure and the available Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistance technologies. Honda also debuted its digital product development-and-manufacturing process with the new Pilot.
2015-10-16
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Interface Performance Materials has introduced two new thermal shields in the Select-a-Shield thermal product family—THH-1010 and TFP-3065—the first innovations in a series scheduled to be released through 2016.
2015-10-12
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InCar plus is the most extensive internal R&D project that ThyssenKrupp has ever undertaken, with more than 40 individual solutions geared toward cost-effective vehicle weight reduction without sacrificing performance. Timo Faath, General Manager Technology, ThyssenKrupp Steel North America, Inc., talks about the project and some of its promising technologies.
2015-10-01
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The company estimates that its new Remote Clean4U windshield defrosting and cleaning system, shown at IAA Frankfurt for the first time, consumes 28 times less energy than an electric defrosting system.
2015-09-30
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NASA Langley recently tested non-stick wing coatings on Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 757 that could eventually help aircraft become more fuel efficient by reducing insect residue that creates a surprising amount of drag.
2015-09-23
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Baytec AS is a new acoustical spray technology from Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience. There is a patent pending for this innovative new approach, which uses a higher level of sound-blocking fillers than current solutions.
2015-08-26
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There is more pressure than ever on heavy-truck engineers to find and create significant improvements in fuel economy and reduce tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions. Aerodynamic opportunities exist with technologies such as active grille shutters and truck platooning—and simulation will help to optimize these designs.
2015-08-20
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Active grille shutters are being used more and more by automakers to help boost fuel economy at higher speeds. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at SRG Global's new "Inte-Grille" shutter system. 
2015-08-20
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The automaker is developing a camera-based lighting system that can automatically widen dipped beams at road junctions and roundabouts. It is also researching infrared image triggered spotlighting and an intelligent GPS linked system.
2015-08-20
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No area of the third-generation Tucson crossover utility vehicle was left untouched by Hyundai engineers, but particular attention was placed on re-engineering the chassis for improved ride and handling, and importantly, better NVH characteristics. The CUV employs a dual-reinforcing panel rear wheelhouse design, which optimizes panels that are prone to vibration, resulting in a 109% increase in rigidity.
2015-08-19
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The 2017 GT development program has begun testing in southeastern Michigan, with the exotic American supercars running “naked” as they rack up miles amid daily commuter traffic. Automotive Engineering encountered and photographed one of the off-tool prototypes recently.
2015-07-09
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The special-edition Deutz-Fahr 7250 Warrior features the Hella Module 70 LED Generation IV and is claimed to be the first tractor in the market to incorporate this latest-generation LED package.
2015-06-30
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Off-highway machine mounting systems, especially the cab mounting system, significantly affect the operator comfort in the cab by providing enough damping for a good ride and isolating the structure-borne forces from traveling into the cab.
2015-06-19
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SAE International has published the new book, Ice Accretion and Icing Technology by Robert J. Flemming. The collection consists of 10 SAE International technical papers, chosen by Flemming, a known expert in the field.
2015-06-10
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Automotive Engineering is serving as media partner for the 2015 Altair Enlighten Award. In collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), the annual award recognizes achievements in lightweighting across the automotive industry and will be presented during the CAR Management Briefing Seminars (MBS), August 3-5 in Traverse City, MI.
2015-05-20
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A custom tractor-trailer technology demonstrator built by Alcoa is outfitted with various current and “soon-to-be-available” aluminum solutions that altogether can reduce the weight of a tractor-trailer by up to 2500 lb (1135 kg) compared to traditional steel components.
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