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2016-01-27
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A new Michelin tire is an all-season street grabber with technical attributes derived from endurance racing.
2016-01-20
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System offers fast response and eliminates piston drag, but hydraulic output to front wheels is still needed for larger cars.
2016-01-13
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Last year's double-digit hiring spree of engineers continues at Schaeffler as demand in North America intensifies for the supplier's engine, transmission, and chassis technologies.
2015-11-24
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TrelleborgVibracoustic announces two new decoupling solutions for RWD and AWD vehicles: a cord-reinforced elastomer coupling, and a tube-in-tube system that is suited for hybrid vehicles.
2015-11-13
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The mixed-materials construction and the new C1XX platform enabled the development team to reduce base curb weight by 278 lb versus its predecessor and undercut its closest competitor, the mass-efficient (and shorter) Audi Q5, by a claimed 100 lb.
2015-11-02
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In collaboration with General Motors, ContiTech developed the fiberglass-reinforced polyamide strut mount for the new 2016 Cadillac CT6, reducing weight by 25% compared to an aluminum design.
2015-10-19
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Two books from SAE International detail advancements in these areas through the compilation of relevant technical papers.
2015-10-12
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Magna International Inc. has received the Best Product Development Performance Award from its customer Mahindra for a new ladder frame used across multiple vehicle platforms. The award was presented at Mahindra’s Supplier Conference in Warsaw, Poland, and recognizes Cosma International, Magna’s body and chassis operating group, for the design, engineering, and development of the frame for Mahindra’s Scorpio SUV and other vehicle platforms.
2015-09-24
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The new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, worth $30 billion, brings superior survivability to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. most prolific multi-mission mobility platform.
2015-09-22
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Without idling the truck’s main engines, an auxiliary power unit can provide heating and cooling to maintain a comfortable temperature in the cab and sleeper, as well as power laptops, gaming machines, and microwaves. Fleets need to provide drivers with the ability to maintain their wanted comfort level on the road while also ensuring resources are being used wisely.
2015-09-11
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Endurica targets tire and rubber product developers with new software release. CAE software adds features for the analysis of rolling structures, self-heating, wrinkling, and cavitation.
2015-08-25
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Semi-solid casting is a near-net shape casting process that is capable of producing extremely high-quality castings. It differs from all other casting processes as it does not use fully liquid metal to produce the castings, instead using a feed material that is preferably about 50% solid and 50% liquid.
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.
2015-06-30
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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.
2015-06-10
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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.
2015-06-05
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Bosch upgrades ABS module for stability control that doesn't intrude.
2015-05-27
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Efforts to replace tropical rubber trees with a wild desert shrub that grows in Southwestern U.S. and Mexico are just beginning to bear fruit.
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.
2015-05-07
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Researchers from Tsinghua University propose a new type of EHPS system suitable for heavy-duty commercial vehicles, with the purpose of reducing the power demand of an electric motor while guaranteeing sufficient power assist. The motor is only activated on-demand, which also helps to improve fuel economy.
2015-04-13
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The basic concept of the tire hasn’t changed since stone rollers used to help build the pyramids--it’s the way we make them and the design that has changed, says Ydo Doornbos of Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas.
2015-04-07
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The new Spicer AdvanTEK tandem axle concept is optimized for trucks that implement engine “downspeeding,” combining the traction offered by a 6x4 configuration with the reduced drivetrain losses of a 6x2.
2015-03-23
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The company has expanded its additive manufacturing material capabilities to support metal 3-D printing of complex high-hardness parts and the ability to customize properties layer-by-layer through “gradient material design.”
2015-03-11
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Novel aluminum-rich steel alloy could find structural use in road vehicles and even aircraft.
2015-03-05
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One of the main goals of ThyssenKrupp’s InCar plus (phase 2) project is weight reduction, which experts achieved with new A- and B-pillar concepts.
2015-03-05
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Applus IDIADA listened to customer feedback in developing its new DynaWheel-III device, focusing on making the system even more reliable and easy-to-use. The wheel position measurement system is composed of two separate parts: the mechanical arms with six absolute optical encoders and the new electronic box (DW-Box), providing real-time calculation of wheel position.
2015-01-30
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Freescale Semiconductor’s FXTH87 tire-pressure monitoring system family provides low-power consumption and functional integration in a compact package.
2015-01-14
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Car put on display is based on electrical and mechanical components from a Renault electric vehicle "city car" simply as a proof of process. Much testing and refinement remain. Help is being provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SABIC.
2015-01-12
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Oxford Performance Materials launched in December the first two grades of its OXFAB 3-D printing technology—OXFAB-N and OXFAB-ESD—suitable for aerospace and other industrial markets, including transportation, energy, and semiconductor applications. The company claims this is the first time PEKK is being used for 3-D printing in aerospace and industrial applications.
2015-01-05
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Current products from 3M can be used to repair aluminum- and carbon fiber-intensive vehicles, but the company is working with OEMs such as General Motors to develop optimized solutions for multi-material structural applications.
2014-12-29
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Packing a 640-hp supercharged LT4 V8 under its muscular, CFD-designed hood, Cadillac's new performance flagship strikes many developmental balances, said Chief Engineer Tony Roma.
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