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2010-07-22
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Victor Muller so liked Saabs that he bought the company that makes them. Muller, the CEO of Spyker Cars N.V. and now Chairman of Saab Automobile AB, rescued the Swedish company in November 2009 when the future looked extremely bleak for the automaker.
2010-07-07
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Six different single-occupant vehicles designed and built by teams of collegiate engineering students snared four-digit fuel economy at Eaton Corp.'s Marshall, MI, test track during the 31st annual SAE Supermileage competition.
2010-07-01
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Federal-Mogul Corp. on June 25 held a grand opening for its 9000-m² (97,000-ft²) Asia Pacific Headquarters and Technical Center in Shanghai. About 200 engineers work at the facility, which includes powertrain dynamometers, vehicle and braking test cells, and an array of laboratory equipment.
2010-06-30
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Investing in improvements for quality and exploiting platform engineering, Ford's redesigned Taurus Tops IQS Rankings in first year.
2010-06-11
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GM has created new venture-capital and global alliances groups to accelerate the acquisition and development of new technologies.
2010-06-09
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Collegiate engineering students design and build open-wheel racecars with visions of demonstrating blazing speed on the acceleration pad, superior vehicle handling on the autocross course, and reliability in the endurance event. But safety overrides everything.
2010-05-27
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John Krafcik applies his skills as engineer, lean-production expert, product planner, and program manager to keep Hyundai's U.S. operation on the hot track.
2010-05-21
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Ford is consolidating the three totally different antifreeze coolant formulas currently deployed. The multiyear changeover plan requires some re-engineering of cooling systems and phase-out of some engines.
2010-05-10
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Bob Lutz revitalized GM's PD process by challenging its protocols—while following his instincts for making compelling vehicles. He says vehicle mass reduction is the next frontier.
2010-05-10
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High-value, high-volume technologies are driving Ford's near-term conventional powertrain strategy, explains engineering chief Barb Samardzich.
2010-04-28
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ArvinMeritor may have exited the light-vehicle business, but it has not abandoned the knowledge and engineering expertise acquired from that segment. To achieve positive results in its three key areas of innovation—efficiency, safety, and durability—the commercial-vehicle supplier is investing in engineering and R&D and drawing upon its previous work on the light-duty side, said CEO Chip McClure at a breakfast during the SAE 2010 World Congress.
2010-04-19
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The complexity of modern vehicles and the high cost of research are putting an increased focus on collaboration, particularly given the cash shortage for most transportation companies, panelists said at the SAE 2010 World Congress in Detroit.
2010-04-16
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Manufacturing plans for the new mid-engined McLaren Automotive MP4-12C are moving ahead, with production slated to start in 2011 at the new McLaren Production Center near London.
2010-04-01
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With a goal of improving automotive software development capabilities and promoting more effective software process improvement activities and assessments, SAE International created the J2746 Software Assessment Repository.
2010-03-26
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MiniE field tests, and ActiveE developments, pave way for eventual production Mega City Car electric car.
2010-03-19
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IBM is addressing two aspects of the auto industry’s design challenges at its 2010 SAE World Congress booth. One includes software that helps engineers better understand the product life cycle of vehicles. The other offers AUTOSAR compatibility and auto-code generation.
2010-02-17
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A leading aerospace manufacturer was using the interoffice mail envelope for approving new chemicals/materials being brought into a plant—before Actio developed a more efficient process.
2010-02-09
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Altair ProductDesign and Summitech Engineering recently announced the joint development of a method to create correlated passenger-car multibody dynamics (MBD) models without requiring OEM information.
2010-01-20
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Laying claim to the title of having the fastest, most fuel-efficient car on the planet will take competitors to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing venue to battle it out.
2010-01-13
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David Richards runs two tech-intensive U.K. automotive firms and sees unique opportunities for both moving forward.
2010-01-11
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Focusing mainly on F1, every year Shell Lubricants supplies Ferrari with 250,000 L (66,000 gal) of fuel and 40 t (44 ton) of lubricants, plus bespoke hydraulic fluid and greases for racing, testing, practice sessions, and factory use.
2010-01-06
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Dr. Hermann Middendorf's engineers are putting spark-ignition engine technology on the fast track.
2010-01-04
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The U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) awarded SAIC a prime contract to provide requirements assessment, strategic planning, and programming support. The contract has a one-year base period of performance, a single one-year option, and a total value of more than $10 million if the option is exercised.
2009-12-18
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Engineers worldwide now have better access to digital versions of certain books published by SAE International since the global engineering organization began teaming with Knovel, an online resource that helps professionals find reliable technical information faster.
2009-12-17
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Each fastener needs to be managed along the aircraft’s entire product life cycle—from design to process planning to assembly.
2009-12-17
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New Director of Design Donato Coco will focus on Lotus' future product plans as well as the company's contract design work.
2009-12-16
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You know the price of a component, but do you know its cost? A new company provides costing details for clean-sheet designs and competitor teardowns.
2009-12-09
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Though corporate executives have talked about eliminating the “throw it over the wall” mentality for decades, it’s still common in many companies.
2009-11-25
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FIRE engines and Multiair valvetrains from Italy are keys to boosting Chrysler’s fleet fuel efficiency by 2014, says new Powertrain boss Paolo Ferrero.
2009-11-11
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With engineering staffs stretched thin, Chrysler is adding contract engineers and using engineering-services companies to meet the aggressive 2010-2014 product plans. Passenger cars are the main priority, but a unibody pickup is also under consideration.
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