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2017-04-20
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Exa Corp. is focusing on the vital and sometimes overlooked aspect of automated drivin: keeping onboard camera lenses and other sensor surfaces clean in all road conditions.
2017-04-17
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Cabins with triple sealing, and EPA fuel economy credits promote use of recirculation position with outside air shut off. CO2 builds up well beyond 0.1% comfort level, says CalsonicKansei researcher at SAE WCX17.
2017-04-17
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Our HVAC expert dives deep into the Prius Prime PHEV and sees and ultra-compact refrigerant liquid-gas separator and sophisticated circuitry that operates in any of six modes.
2017-04-11
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As Mercedes and Audi launch the new CO2 A/C refrigerant in production, members of Germany's VDA consortium ask for a compatible SAE standard during the SAE Interior Climate Control Committee meeting in April.
2017-04-05
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A car sharing study involving college students is providing Denso with feedback that could help the supplier develop new products.
2017-04-03
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The electrical power needed just to process the increasing deluge of incoming and in-vehicle data—generated from on-board sensor arrays, from other vehicles, the infrastructure and the cloud—is “the dirty little secret” of autonomous vehicle engineering.
2017-03-21
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AAM technology chief Phil Guys talks about the new Quantum family of drive axles that deliver up to 40% mass reduction and 40% lower parasitics than incumbent axles.
2017-03-17
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The auto industry and other stakeholders have begun digesting the SAE guidebook’s recommended practices,
2017-03-15
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Mathematical modeling has demonstrated that a 12V machine on a small car could achieve over 60% of the energy recovery of a complex full hybrid system, obviating the need for an additional high-voltage battery pack, DC-DC converter and associated control systems.
2017-03-05
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A new version of the LG Chem Z.E. 40 battery delivers nearly double the energy density of its predecessor.
2017-02-14
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The high cost of developing new technologies such as fuel cells is making partners out of competitors.
2017-02-14
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s 20-kw wireless charging system has achieved 90% efficiency at three times the rate of the plug-in systems commonly used for electric vehicles today.
2017-01-30
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After three years of co-developing a new-generation fuel cell stack aimed at light vehicles, military, aerospace and other applications, Honda and GM have announced the establishment of Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC—the industry’s first joint venture for fuel-cell production.
2017-01-22
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Ford's plan to test its new Transit Custom plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vans in London is part of a project designed to help improve city air quality.
2017-01-07
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Schaffler Group engineers stepped 'out of the box' to develop a new type of e-vehicle aimed at transporting people and goods within the crowded cities of the future
2016-12-01
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Ford is to introduce a cylinder deactivation version of its 3-cylinder EcoBoost triple. It will enter production by early 2018 and it is expected to deliver up to a 6% fuel saving with associated CO2 emissions reduction.
2016-11-15
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Tanktwo, a Finland-based startup company is rethinking the basic battery cell and challenging the fundamental economics and operational assumptions of EVs. The ingenious concept is worth engineers' attention.
2016-11-07
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The Administration recently announced details of the expanded network of EV charging stations across nearly 25,000 mi (40,233 km) of highways in 35 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
2016-11-07
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Eliminating EV range anxiety and minimizing system costs appear to be the primary drivers behind the series-hybrid strategy, which is expected to spread to other Renault-Nissan Alliance vehicles.
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.
2016-10-10
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Engineers are ironing out the kinks in 48-V hybrids poised to handle greater in-vehicle power demands.
2016-10-06
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Mercedes' EV blitz includes new dedicated vehicle architectures and more than $1.5 B invested in global battery production.
2016-10-04
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At the recent Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled its all-electric I.D. concept, a signal of VW's heightened effort to shift from diesel-engine scandal to electric-car competitiveness.
2016-10-03
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At the Paris Motor Show, the Infiniti brand unveiled the VC-Turbo 2.0-L variable compression ratio engine aimed at replacing Nissan's 3.5-L V6. It is being readied for series production in early 2018.
2016-09-19
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SAE has teams of engineers working on standards specific to next-gen battery chemistries to be ready when the technologies hit the market.
2016-09-12
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A veteran Volkswagen AG engineer pleaded guilty in federal court to a criminal charge for his involvement in the German automaker’s ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, marking the first criminal charge to date in the year-long investigation into the company’s efforts to circumvent diesel-engine emissions regulations in the United States and Europe.
2016-09-12
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The practice of building compatibility checks into your development process ensures that designs are compatible with all system requirements right from the start. Just look at Toyota.
2016-08-04
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What does it cost to replace an EV battery at the retail level? For a BMW i3 a new battery will set owners back about $16,000, according to Dr. Christian Cozzarini, BMW Department Head, Environmental Engineering, who spoke at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars.
2016-08-03
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Raising the octane level of pump gasoline in the U.S. is integral to optimizing advanced combustion engines now in development, said GM and Honda executives at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI. Their comments prompted positive but non-committal comments from Chris Grundler, Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality for the U.S. EPA.
2016-07-26
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As President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, Dr. Baron and his research teams are engaged with technology issues across a broad front, but even a brief conversation with him reveals his deep passion for plants, advanced processes and materials. Get him talking about Lightweighting and he won’t stop.
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