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2015-10-12
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Recognizing the power of technologies such as energy storage and nanotechnology and seeking ways to accelerate their impact, Argonne has created two new collaborative centers that it is hoping will provide an innovative pathway for business and industry to speed discoveries to market.
2015-10-09
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Volkswagen will pay billions in penalties for rigging 11 million diesel cars to skirt emission standards. Unfortunately, the industry hasn't learned from its past mistakes. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at VW's recent digital fraud. 
2015-10-05
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Engineers should expect government regulators in the U.S. and Europe to more strictly enforce existing rules and tighten emission-testing protocols, close gaps between laboratory and real-world testing, and perform more spot checks that can catch abuse after new vehicle models are approved for sale.
2015-09-30
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Combining a DPF with an SCR catalyst into one device will enable the faster light-off times required by the more stringent new regs due in Sept. 2017.
2015-09-22
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French start-up Adgero aims to retrofit rail-compatible semi-trailers with ultracapacitor-based hybrid drive units. The Adgero Hybrid System, it is claimed, is the first kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) for heavy-duty trucks.
2015-09-09
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A Schaeffler-developed electric powertrain faces the grueling demands of motorsports competition during the upcoming second season of FIA Formula E racing.
2015-09-03
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Dr. Phil Stephenson, General Manager of PACCAR Technical Center, and co-chairman for the SAE 2015 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (ComVEC), discusses several major topics affecting on- and off-highway commercial vehicles, including emissions regulations, embedded software, 24-V electrification, operator assistance technologies, and cybersecurity.
2015-09-01
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FCA powertrain engineers have shaved weight and increased the efficiency and power of their do-it-all V6, while preparing it for possible DI turbocharged duty in the not-so-distant future.
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.
2015-06-19
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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.
2015-06-12
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Small, electrically driven propellers spaced along wing leading-edges could benefit both small and medium-size aircraft
2015-05-27
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A second coolant loop in a Fiat Grande Punto prototype provides liquid cooling of the A/C condenser and turbo intercooler, with potential for including air coolers for engine and transmission oil, power steering fluid and other heat exchangers. Engineers measured a 5% improvement in fuel economy during A/C-on operation during NEDC testing.
2015-04-30
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New AWD systems from BorgWarner and Honda deliver significant improvements in efficiency, as well as vehicle dynamic performance.
2015-04-28
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FCEV advocates point to new stack platforms with greater power density, and manufacturing strategies aimed at building production scale.
2015-04-24
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There’s been a push to wean vehicles from petroleum, but fossil fuels will contain to power the transportation field for the next few decades, according to the Exxon Mobil researcher who advises the company’s corporate executives. He spoke at the 2015 SAE World Congress.
2015-04-16
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The Tube Fittings Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. has expanded its Seal-Lok O-ring face seal tube fitting line to provide alternative-fuel application compatibility.
2015-04-14
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Megacity growth and energy demand are driving a diverse future mix of autonomous vehicles, car sharing, and cycling, among other more sustainable future-transportation solutions.
2015-03-27
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Sales of diesel-powered light vehicles are up 70% and the latest engines are cleaner than ever. But the diesel industry still faces significant headwinds to greater penetration.
2015-03-25
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A team of researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient and economical biofuel production process, and from non-food sources.
2015-03-13
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Andy Pontius, Chief Technologist for Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies in North America, talks about even lighter-weight exhaust systems and meeting future powertrain-systems expectations.
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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Tightening vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations and increasing demand for onboard electrical power means that higher voltages, in the form of supplemental 48-volt subsystems, may soon be nearing production.
2015-02-13
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General Motors' Fuel Cell Chief Engineer revealed some interesting technical developments during the recent 2015 SAE Hybrid and EV Technology Symposium.
2015-01-30
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A new electrode design for lithium-ion batteries has been shown by Purdue researchers to potentially reduce the charging time from hours to minutes by replacing the conventional graphite electrode with a network of tin-oxide nanoparticles.
2015-01-30
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New approach to HVAC case design incorporates an optimized center section and side sections that can be shaped and sized for specific performance and packaging. Blower fan remains in separate case and a dual-fan design is available for more precise airflow management between outside air and recirculating air.
2015-01-28
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Let's face it: gasoline at $1.80 a gallon has been great for car owners. But despite cheap gas, vehicle fuel efficiency is still a primary concern for new-car shoppers. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the latest J.D.
2015-01-12
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An advanced start-stop system using two different battery chemistries is now in the prototype phase, Johnson Controls officials announced during the first media day at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
2015-01-06
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Toyota announced at CES that it will grant royalty-free use of all 5680 of its solely owned fuel-cell patents, including those pending from development of the first hydrogen fuel-cell production vehicle, the Toyota Mirai.
2015-01-05
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Treating molten metal with ultrasound is cleaner and more efficient than using argon rotary degassing to produce high-quality castings, according to scientists at Brunel University London. Cost reduction is another benefit, demonstrated in the research team's pilot-scale trials.
2014-12-30
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With air traffic expected to increase four-fold between now and 2050, a global fleet of composite planes could help reduce carbon emissions by up to 15%, a value researchers say roughly corresponds to current emissions levels.
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