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2017-09-05
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The ITT Smart Pad is a brake pad technology concept from ITT Inc. that offers an approach to friction designed to empower the entire brake system with real-time data.
2017-08-22
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The wheel rim consists of two aluminium (Al) parts, the inner Al carrier star with the Al brake disk and the outer Al rim well with the tyre. Unlike a conventional disc brake, the New Wheel Concept brake engages the Al disk from the inside. This allows it to have a particularly large diameter, enhancing braking performance.
2017-08-21
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The Activac system debuted on 2017MY Ford F-150s powered by the second-generation 3.5-L EcoBoost V6. Weighing 1.82 lb, the vacuum-generation system, including hoses, replaced a 2.27 lb cam-driven mechanical pump.
2017-08-10
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New compact utility leverages Fuji Heavy Industries' latest global platform for improved ride, handling, NVH attenuation and crashworthiness. But power and torque are lacking.
2017-08-02
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The American Chemistry Council and researchers at Michigan State University have demonstrated that a new “reversible” adhesive for multi-material joining actually gets stronger after use and repair/rebonding.
2017-07-24
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The new DRiV damping system makes pickups and SUVs drive and ride as well as they haul and tow
2017-07-14
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Designed in Japan with exterior surfacing finalized at Honda’s California studio, the 2018 Accord is up to 176 lb (89 kg) lighter than the outgoing model, depending on trim level. Key technical features include two new turbocharged gasoline engines, the first use of a 10-speed automatic transaxle (Honda’s own 10AT) in front-drive sedan, and the return to the low-cowl/thin pillar body architecture.
2017-07-14
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Audi's new active suspension uses a Mobileye monocular camera to generate vertical information from the road with a resolution of 1.2 to 6 inches. Combined with new all-wheel steering and an e-booster, the car greatly benefits from 48-V electrical power.
2017-07-10
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Reconfigurable aerodynamic aids are stretching performance-car envelopes in every direction.
2017-05-01
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With smaller exterior dimensions, 200-lb less mass and unique chassis tuning, the 2017 Rogue Sport crossover utility is called Qashqai in other markets.
2017-04-17
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More on-board processing power is needed to enable the next generation of vehicle systems, said Dr. Holger Klein, ZF's Head of Car Chassis Technology.
2017-03-22
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Replacing the decade-old Jeep Compass is the new-for-2017 Jeep Compass, FCA’s (and Jeep’s) first truly global vehicle program. Styled to resemble a slightly scaled-down Grand Cherokee, the new C-segment SUV is being produced in four plants (Mexico, China, India and Brazil) and offered in 17 powertrain combinations including diesels and 6-speed manual gearboxes.
2016-11-16
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BWI is developing what it believes will be a cost-effective system that would improve ride quality at lower cost than employing magneto-rheological (MR) suspension units.
2016-10-20
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Leveraging junior racing to interest youngsters in engineering careers gets a boost in Europe as Renault launches a UK Clio Cup Junior Championship for 2017.
2016-10-13
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Ram's latest concept truck, the Rebel TRX, is clearly aimed at Ford's production 2017 Raptor which features a new twin-turbocharged 3.5-L V6.
2016-10-10
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Nachi America’s automotive hydraulics division has developed a 2-way automatic transmission valve that supports the increased OE demands for large volumes of transmission fluid.
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).
2016-09-10
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The G-Vectoring Control name is a bit of a misnomer. It is not a torque-vectoring system aimed at dramatically improving race-circuit lap times. Rather, the purpose of the system is to endow the vehicle with refined and natural smoothness in normal day-to-day driving environments.
2016-08-18
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FiatChrysler's 2017 model year brings bawdy new Dodge throwback models, more Jeep variants and fewer Fiats.
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.
2016-07-01
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HELLA’s electrically driven vacuum pump for vehicle brake systems is designed to provide on-demand brake-system vacuum for high-efficiency gasoline engines, diesels and turbo- and super-charged engines, as well as hybrid or full electric powertrains.
2016-06-20
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Development continues of the still-secret new suspension and a related vehicle-refinement package that may break cover at this year's Paris Motor Show.
2016-06-14
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BWI Group believes its second-generation Magneto Rheological (MR) powertrain mount helps meet downsized-powertrain NVH challenges.
2016-06-11
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Novel oxidation ovens could triple production-line throughput while slashing energy use.
2016-04-25
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ZF TRW recently announced through its joint venture, Brakes India Ltd, that it has won the first business award for its Electric Park Brake (EPB) system in India. Launching with a major global vehicle manufacturer, the technology will start production in 2017, marking the first launch of its kind for the Indian market, the supplier claims.
2016-04-15
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“One Ford," the technological and commercial philosophy the company is energetically pursuing to minimize the need for market-specific vehicle modifications. The Mustang, now on sale in the U.K. and Europe, proves the system works.
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.
2016-03-14
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The new GTC4 Lusso is able to send up to 20% more torque to the front axle with a maximum 1400 N·m to either wheel and up to 90% of torque to the outer wheel during cornering, according to Michael Leiters.
2016-03-06
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The electric-powered compressor complements a pair of sequential turbos. The flagship SQ7 also boasts 48/12V electrical system to power the e-booster and the car's EAWS.
2016-03-02
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Vehicles that use all four wheels to steer are more agile, easier to park, and safer to drive. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Brooke tests a new prototype four-wheel steering system from supplier ZF-TRW.
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