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2015-01-28
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Engineering Launch Manager Mike Rogers and his team handled new powertrain, body, and trim complexities as they guided Ford's new C/D-class product from development to production at a new plant.
2015-01-22
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The web-based methodology can provide a quick way for companies to share design tools and shorten development cycles, but many companies remain cautious about moving to the cloud, though it’s being tried out by small and mid-sized suppliers.
2015-01-12
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After a frustrating and delay-ridden 10-year development, Nissan has unveiled its second-generation Titan--the first light-duty pickup that combines diesel V8 muscle with heavy-duty GVWR.
2015-01-12
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The world's best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle was re-engineered from a clean sheet for 2016.
2014-10-24
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Increased reliance on virtual tools, decoupled systems development, and common vehicle and powertrain architectures are keys to the revitalized Volvo Car meeting its goal of selling 800,000 units a year. A senior engineer details the strategy.
2014-10-06
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Under a long-term partnership announced Oct. 3, AKKA Technologies Group engineers will work with the company's 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop the next generation of its autonomously driving Link&Go concept car using Dassault Systèmes applications to ideate, design, simulate, and validate on a single collaborative platform hosted on the Cloud.
2014-09-30
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The industry outlook for 2021 underscores engineering efficiency and flexible, modular architectures, according to industry forecasters IHS Automotive.
2014-09-10
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This year brought many new challenges to the Kettering University Formula SAE team. Since the team’s previous chief engineer had left and other core members had graduated, members knew that it was going to be an uphill battle coming into this competition season.
2014-09-02
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We huddled in a tight circle by the finish line, frantically waiting for radio updates on the progress of our team’s rider, Rob “Bullet” Barber, who was miles in the distance and closing fast. Our 11-person team of student engineers and support crew from The Ohio State University could hardly breathe as we got the report: Barber was battling for third place—a podium finish—in the TT Zero class for electric racing motorcycles at the 2014 Isle of Man TT.
2014-08-20
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A soon-to-be-published SAE International standard, AS6500, is designed to encourage suppliers and OEMs to put more focus on manufacturability during the early phases of a product’s life cycle. The objective: more reliable, affordable, and on-schedule weapon systems.
2014-08-19
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A former player on Google's self-driving car project has been named head of a new Continental unit that will focus on intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Based in Silicon Valley, Seval Oz will lead an international team to be composed of engineers and related professionals from the information-technology and automotive industries.
2014-08-12
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Chrysler Group on Aug. 12 announced creation of a vehicle safety and compliance office, and appointed the former Senior Vice President-Engineering, Scot Kunselman (SAE Member, 1985), to the post. Previously, the company’s global engineering group was responsible for vehicle safety and regulatory compliance.
2014-08-06
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Dongfeng Nissan announced groundbreaking for three new design/engineering business units at its Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV) in China. The $81 million (500 million RMB) facility includes the Venucia Design Center, an Advanced Engineering Technology Center, and a Corporate University, with the main phase of construction to be finished in 2015. 
2014-08-05
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Volkswagen recently introduced its Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) to the U.S. market, with the introduction of the 2015 Golf and GTI. MQB is at the heart of VW Group's production strategy to overtake Toyota to become the world's biggest automaker by 2018.
2014-07-30
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The Electric Power Research Institute has announced a collaboration with 8 automakers and 15 utilities to develop and demonstrate an open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).
2014-07-23
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The new facility in suburban Detroit puts Aisin World Corp. of America and Aisin Technical Center of America under one roof, adds dynamometer and other resources.
2014-07-23
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The 2014 Collegiate Design Series season concluded with the co-located FSAE Lincoln and FSAE Electric events. The University of Kansas placed first in the combustion class, and Universidade Estadual de Campinas did same in the electric class.
2014-07-20
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Formerly spread across 12 different buildings on Porsche's development center in Weissach, Germany, engineers doing electrical and electronics work now are co-located as part of an expansion at the Weissach campus.
2014-07-11
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Infor Automotive Exchange from Infor is an electronic data interchange (EDI) and release accounting system designed specifically for automotive tier suppliers.
2014-07-09
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Sixteen university teams from the U.S. and Canada will revamp a Chevrolet Camaro into an energy-efficient, eco-smart muscle car without compromise to the vehicle's performance, utility, and safety.
2014-06-27
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The Autotech Council announced Thursday in a release that it is joining the AutoHarvest Foundation as a strategic partner. Based in San Jose, Calif., the Autotech Council is a group of technology innovators.
2014-06-19
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Lack of voice recognition and clumsy Bluetooth pairing were cited by owners of new vehicles as being among the most common type of problems they experience in the first 90 days of vehicle ownership, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality Study (IQS).
2014-06-12
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Five collegiate teams collected four-digit mpg during the 35th running of SAE Supermileage, where 19 custom-designed vehicles competed for the best fuel economy title.
2014-06-09
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A technical center is part of International Automotive Components' recently opened Shanghai facility that also houses its new Asia headquarters offices. The 30,000-ft² (2800-m²) facility hosts many of IAC's Asian operations including the region's commercial and administrative activities along with global and domestic design/engineering, procurement, and manufacturing leadership. 
2014-06-09
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At 66,000 m² (710,000 ft²), TRW's new technical center in Anting, China, is the company's largest worldwide. The facility has been designed and built to house more than 20 scientific testing labs supporting all of TRW's main business areas including braking; steering and suspension; occupant safety; and safety electronics.
2014-06-04
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The 109 open-wheel racecar originals competing at the 2014 Formula SAE Michigan event were created and built by collegiate students eager to show the results of their product development decisions.
2014-04-16
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In the wake of its ignition switch recall, General Motors CEO Mary Barra has announced creation of a Global Product Integrity organization. Housed within the Global Production Development group, it will "build on the formula and specific actions we have taken in recent years to lead the industry in vehicle dynamics," Barra said at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
2014-04-07
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The 2014 Lexus CT 200h that recently hit dealers was engineered under the direction of the brand’s first female engineer. Chika Kako assumed CE duties on the compact hybrid in June 2013, guiding 94 distinct changes to the model—“which for a mid-life program represents a huge effort,” she said.
2014-04-04
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Shanghai is the location of Eaton's latest technical center in China. The new $3.3 million Vehicle Group Asia Pacific Technical Center will develop vehicle powertrain solutions for the Chinese and regional markets, according to the company.
2014-03-25
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Many people are skeptical of electrified vehicles (EVs)—and specifically the battery pack, because it is the most expensive part of the auto. By building an explanation that is more accessible to society, the industry (and the world!) will benefit.
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