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WIP Standard
2014-03-12
This SAE Recommended Practice specifies requirements for pressure relief means and pressure relief rating identification for cooling systems of liquid-cooled engines to reduce the possibility of injuries during opening of the cooling system.
Standard
2014-03-12
This Recommended Practice applies to engine cooling fans up to 2000 mm in diameter with a mounting interface consisting of a pilot hole and a circular bolt pattern. Most of these fans are belt, gear, clutch, hydraulically, or electrically driven.
Article
2014-03-10
DGE, a unit of FEV North America Inc., believes it is the first company to attempt to apply objective benchmarking of vehicle infotainment/telematics systems. There is "no or poor correlation" between vehicle price and system performance, according to its recent benchmarking study.
Article
2014-03-04
TRW Automotive's steering-wheel concept being shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show supports semi and fully automated driving via several multifunctional features including hands on/off detection. The steering wheel is featured in Rinspeed's steer-by-wire XchangE electric vehicle concept.
Magazine
2014-03-04
Touch-less control coming to cars Use of proximity and gesture-recognition systems in auto cockpits could rise fifty-fold within a decade. Forming a strong bond Multi-material vehicles are becoming more prevalent as automakers attempt to reduce vehicle weight and boost fuel efficiency. Selecting the proper adhesive is critical when bonding dissimilar materials. SAE 2014 World Congress preview special section: 'Creating New Possibilities' Host company Hyundai and Tier 1 Strategic Partner, Delphi, established "Creating New Possibilities" as the theme for this year's premier engineering event taking place April 8-10 in Detroit's Cobo Center. This special Congress preview section uncovers some of those possibilities, featuring insights from the event's executive leadership; details of a Delphi/Hyundai advanced engine program; highlights from the technical program in the areas of powertrain, materials, testing and simulation, electronics, interiors, and body/chassis; and more.
Article
2014-03-03
At the Geneva International Motor Show this week, Nissan is introducing a rearview mirror that incorporates an LCD monitor. When put into the market, the unit will enable drivers to turn the conventional mirror into an LCD monitor.
Standard
2014-02-27
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) discusses the desired characteristics of night vision goggle (NVG) filters that can be used with incandescent, electroluminescent (EL) and light emitting diode (LED) light sources to achieve NVG compatible lighting of aerospace crew stations. This document also discusses the parameters that need to be considered when selecting a night vision goggle/daylight viewing (NVG/DV) filter for proper contrast enhancement to achieve readability in daylight. The recommendations set forth in this document are to aid in the design of NVG compatible lighting that will meet the requirements of MIL-L-85762A and MIL-STD-3009.
Article
2014-02-26
Technical sessions focused on interiors at the SAE 2014 World Congress span the designated technology areas, including electronics, materials, and safety/testing. One example in the electronics area, to take place April 8 at 9:30 a.m., covers multi-media systems. As part of the discussion, Takata researchers will present new touchscreen concepts such as a smart display surface that could benefit steering-wheel design.
WIP Standard
2014-02-26
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) specifies minimum performance standards for Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS) Displays that are intended for use in the flight deck by the flightcrew in all 14 CFR Part 23, 25, 27, and 29 aircraft. The requirements and recommendations in this document are intended to apply to, but are not limited to, the following types of display functions: • Primary Flight and Primary Navigation which include vertical situation, horizontal situation, and moving map displays. • Systems display and displays that have alerting functions which may include engine instrument, aircraft systems information/control, pilot or flightcrew alerting, and documentation displays. • Control Displays including communication, navigation and system control displays. • Information Displays which may include navigation displays used for situation awareness only, supplemental data displays, and maintenance displays. • Display Unit (DU) providing the visual display of SG symbology.
Standard
2014-02-26
This SAE Standard defines the standard engine to be used in determining spark plug preignition ratings. The engine is known as the SAE 17.6 Cubic Inch Spark Plug Rating Engine.
Article
2014-02-25
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has introduced a human-machine interface (HMI) that it says predicts a driver’s needs to safely and easily operate complex HMI tasks in one or two steps and in no more than 15 s.
WIP Standard
2014-02-25
This SAE Standard applies to refrigerant identification equipment to be used for identifying refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) and HFO-1234yf (R-1234yf) refrigerant when servicing a mobile A/C system or for identifying refrigerant in a container to be used to charge a mobile A/C system. Identification of other refrigerants is the option of the equipment manufacturer, although it shall not misidentify refrigerants, per 3.2.
Standard
2014-02-13
The scope of this document is to provide a guideline for the preparation of a plan for testing of in-service chemical oxygen generators to confirm their design useful life. The test program should also allow determination with a sufficient level of confidence, whether generators are suitable for further use (i.e., life extension, or if the useful life limit has been reached).
Magazine
2014-02-11
Inside the cell walls The high cost of lithium-ion batteries is a prison that has largely kept electric vehicles off the street; the keys to their release are more effective—but not more expensive—cell chemistries.
Standard
2014-02-07
The objective of this glossary is to establish uniform definitions of parts and terminology for engine cooling systems. Components included are all those through which engine coolant is circulated: water pump, engine oil cooler, transmission and other coolant-oil coolers, charge air coolers, core engine, thermostat, radiator, external coolant tanks, and lines connecting them.
Magazine
2014-02-03
Thermal simulation and testing of expanded metal foils for lightning protection With the implementation of major aircraft structures fabricated from carbon fiber reinforced plastic materials, lightning protection has become a more complicated issue for designers and engineers to solve. Electronics take charge Digital controls are handling more engine control tasks on a wider range of aircraft.
Book
2014-01-31
Pasquale M. Sforza
Commercial Airplane Design Principles is a succinct, focused text covering all the information required at the preliminary stage of aircraft design: initial sizing and weight estimation, fuselage design, engine selection, aerodynamic analysis, stability and control, drag estimation, performance analysis, and economic analysis. The text places emphasis on making informed choices from an array of competing options, and developing the confidence to do so. It also shows the use of standard, empirical, and classical methods in support of the design process and explains the preparation of a professional quality design report, including a sample outline.
Article
2014-01-30
Interior Climate Control Committee reactivates development of standards for R-744 mobile air-conditioning (carbon dioxide as a refrigerant), after several German automakers choose to renew work on a system. R-1234yf maintains worldwide lead as low-global-warming refrigerant choice to replace R-134a. German association of the auto industry (VDA) assigns R-744 development work to automakers.
WIP Standard
2014-01-30
This document describes a process for testing the comprehension of symbols or icons. Although the process may be used to test any symbols or icons, it has been developed specifically for testing ITS active safety symbols or icons (e.g., collision avoidance), or other symbols or icons that reflect some in-vehicle ITS message or function (e.g., navigation, motorist services, infotainment). Within the process, well-defined criteria are used to identify the extent to which the perceived meaning matches the intended meaning for a representative sample of drivers. Though the process described below reflects a paper-and-pencil approach to conducting the testing, electronic means (i.e., conducted using a computer) can be used as well. The data or results from this process are analyzed to assess the drivers' comprehension of the symbol or icon. These data will be used to provide guidance in the design of in-vehicle symbols or icons.
WIP Standard
2014-01-30
This SAE Recommended Practice describes the equipment and procedures used in obtaining preignition ratings of spark plugs. The spark plug preignition ratings obtained with the equipment and procedure specified herein are useful for comparative purposes and are not to be considered as absolute values since different numerical values may be obtained in different laboratories.
WIP Standard
2014-01-29
This guide is intended to promote safe designs, operations and maintenance on aircraft and ground support oxygen systems. This is also a summary of some work by the ASTM G 4 Committee related to oxygen fire investigations and design concerns to reduce the risk of an oxygen fire. There have been many recent technological advances and additional test data is available for evaluating and controlling combustion hazards in oxygen equipment. Standards that use this new information are rapidly evolving. A guide is needed to assist organizations and persons not completely familiar with this process to provide oxygen systems with minimum risks of combustion. This guide does not necessarily address all the detailed issues and provide all data that will be needed. For a complete analysis, supplemental publications need to be consulted. This guide does discuss the basics of oxygen systems fire hazards. The hazard analysis process is discussed and a simple example to explain this process. Also, this guide does not address the overall system safety issues normally evaluated in aircraft programs.
Article
2014-01-22
Concerns about airborne diseases and flu pandemics coupled with increasing passenger concerns about environmental conditions are prompting some aircraft designers to take a closer look at ventilation systems. In many instances, improvements in air quality and cleanliness are being expedited by using design tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Article
2014-01-22
Of eleven minicars evaluated in recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) "small overlap front" crash testing, only one achieved an "acceptable" rating. With "good" ratings in the testing organization's four other categories, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark qualifies as an IIHS 2014 Top Safety Pick—the only one among minicars.
Article
2014-01-20
Company using new plastic technology to reduce size of heat sink on standard model, set for 2016 applications. Now offering “mini” for use with its navigation systems.
Article
2014-01-15
Acoustic performance has become a key competitive factor for off-highway equipment due to an increasing focus on operator comfort and noise pollution as well as continuing regulatory pressure.
Magazine
2014-01-14
Picturing a brighter future Displays are becoming a central focus for automotive interior design, forcing engineers to examine myriad trade-offs related to size, resolution, and supporting electronics.
WIP Standard
2014-01-10
The intent of this standard is to establish a framework to assure that all evaporators for R-744 and R-1234yf mobile air conditioning (MAC) systems meet appropriate testing and labeling requirements. SAE J639 requires vehicle manufacturers to perform assessments to minimize reasonable risks in production MAC systems. The evaporator (as designed and manufactured) shall be part of that risk assessment and it is the responsibility of the vehicle manufacturer to assure all relevant aspects of the evaporator are included. It is the responsibility of all vehicle or evaporator manufacturers to comply with the standards of this document at a minimum. (Substitution of specific test procedures by vehicle manufactures that correlate well to field return data is acceptable.) As appropriate, this standard can be used as a guide to support risk assessments. With regard to certification, most vehicle manufacturers have established formal production part approval processes (PPAP) where compliance certification is established and formally documented.
WIP Standard
2014-01-09
This Standard describes methods to understand the risks associated with vehicle mobile air conditioning [MAC] systems in all aspects of a vehicle’s lifecycle including design, production, assembly, operation and end of life. Information for input to the risk assessment is provided in the Appendices of this document. This information should not be considered to be complete, but only a reference of some of the data needed for a complete analysis of the risk associated with the use of refrigerants in MAC systems.
WIP Standard
2014-01-09
This Standard is restricted to refrigeration circuits that provide air-conditioning for the passenger compartments of passenger and commercial vehicles. This Standard includes analytical and physical test procedures to evaluate concentration inside the passenger compartment. In the early phases of vehicle evaluation, usage of the analytical approach may be sufficient without performing physical tests. The physical test procedure involves releasing refrigerant from an external source to a location adjacent to the evaporator core (inside the HVAC-Module). An apparatus is used to provide a repeatable, calibrated leak rate. If the system has multiple evaporators, leakage could be simulated at any of the evaporator locations. This standard gives detail information on the techniques for measuring R-744 [CO2] and R-1234yf [HFO-1234yf], but the general techniques described here can be used for other refrigerants as well.
Article
2014-01-08
Dassault Aviation has built into its upcoming Falcon 5X flight controls and displays experience not only from the Falcon family of business jets but also from the Rafale multi-role combat fighter.
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