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2017-03-04
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Automotive lighting technology is changing rapidly–and drivers are a lot safer because of it.
2017-02-11
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Cab doors that open 180° thanks to a new hinge design are one innovative feature on the recently unveiled 2017 Titan King Cab model.
2017-02-07
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Still riding on a separate hydroformed-steel ladder frame (itself redesigned and CAE-optimized for greater strength and lower mass), the new eight-passenger SUV sheds up to 300 lb (136 kg) compared with the incumbent model. The mass reduction enabled Ford engineers to move to a powertrain format using only the 3.5-L turbocharged V6 with auto stop-start and 10R80 10-speed automatic.
2016-10-31
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Despite rumors of an acquisition by Apple, McLaren is racing ahead on £1B in self-funded R&D and an ambitious plan to develop an electric supercar worthy of the name.
2016-10-06
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Peugeot used the 2016 Paris Show for the public launch of the 3008 and 5008 models, now re-defined as SUVs. Both models use the PSA Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2).
2016-08-01
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For 2016, the fourth year of its annual Enlighten Awards that acknowledge the best innovations in vehicle weight reduction, Altair named GM’s 2016 Cadillac CT6 as the winner in the Full-Vehicle category and ContiTech’s polyamide rear-axle transmission crossbeam is the winner in the Enlighten Awards’ Module category.
2016-06-11
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Novel oxidation ovens could triple production-line throughput while slashing energy use.
2016-06-10
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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.
2016-06-10
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Solvay launches new rapid cure resin system MTR 760 for the manufacture of new BMW M4 GTS hoods made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic.
2016-05-12
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National Renewal Energy Laboratory tests use of insulation and other techniques to reduce A/C cooling and heating loads by more than 30%. Savings for cooling alone estimated at 774 gal/yr of diesel fuel compared with overnight idling.
2016-04-27
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Take-it-to-the-limit testing is typically reserved for vehicle development teams, but Jaguar's route and the sensational topography clearly gave Automotive Engineering good insight into F-Pace's dynamic capabilities and its four-year development.
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.
2016-01-25
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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.
2015-10-12
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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.
2015-09-23
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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.
2015-08-20
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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.
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