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2014-03-05
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Formerly chief of hybrid and electric powertrain engineering, Nitz is now Executive Director, Global Transmissions and Electrification. His new role reflects the evolution of automotive transmission systems as their mechanical and electrical functionality converges.
2013-12-20
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Under an agreement announced Dec. 19, Mercedes-AMG (a Daimler AG subsidiary) and Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. will develop custom-made V8 engines supporting the latter’s launch of next-generation car models that, the companies say, will combine high performance and fuel efficiency.
2013-12-18
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Key input from Ford of Europe engineers and designers played a major role in creating a Mustang for world markets.
2013-12-10
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Mary Barra, GM's head of global product development, will be the auto industry's first female CEO—and its ranking female engineer, in January.
2013-12-10
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Currently just an importer, Renault will develop and build vehicles in China under a joint venture with Dongfeng that on Dec. 5 was officially approved by the Chinese federal government. According to a very brief Renault press release on the joint venture, "With the support of both Dongfeng Motor and the Renault-Nissan Alliance, stakeholders of both sides will push forward close cooperation in every sector, notably research and development, purchasing, manufacturing, and marketing."
2013-12-06
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According to SAE International's AS6496, a work-in-progress standard called "Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition – Authorized/Franchised Distribution," there has been a significant and increasing volume of fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts entering the supply chain.
2013-11-26
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“Beneath the outer skin is a brand new car with state-of-the art technology. As always, we want our new Mini to offer that famous go-kart feeling,” said company boss Peter Schwarzenbauer of the latest generation hatchback.
2013-11-15
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Engineering students have until Feb. 14, 2014, to submit entries into a contest sponsored by Valeo and designed to bring out the best ideas to make cars more intelligent and intuitive by 2030. The winning team will receive a grant of €100,000, with the first and second runners-up each receiving €10,000.
2013-11-06
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From new vehicles to new technologies and shared production capacity, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and the Renault-Nissan Alliance will greatly broaden their current level of collaboration, the two Japanese automakers announced Nov. 5.
2013-10-15
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Quality is very much on the mind of Automobiles Peugeot Director General Maxime Picat. Fully aware that it is a much abused word in the automotive industry, he is at pains to define its application within his company: “It is not just about cars but the quality of all our products and services."
2013-09-25
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Jaguar Land Rover is the key partner in a "large-scale collaborative research environment" to be created in a new public-private automotive tech center to be constructed at the University of Warwick. With the opening of the National Automotive Innovation Campus (NAIC) in 2016, Jaguar Land Rover will double the size of its advanced research team to about 500 people.
2013-09-24
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Europe is now ready for electric vehicles, believes Dr. Roland Krüger, head of Ford of Europe’s (FoE) electric powertrain development. But significant hurdles remain for EVs, plug-ins, and FCVs.
2013-09-17
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No other sports car can match the C7's combination of performance, value, and overall efficiency. Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter provides insight on executing a masterpiece.
2013-09-06
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Toyota has announced it will invest more than $28 million to expand powertrain operations at its technical center in Ann Arbor, MI. The expansion will support design, evaluation, and calibration on new engine and transmission projects.
2013-08-30
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The updated 3.0 version of the Bosch Rexroth GoTo Products app is now available from iTunes and offers delivery times for the company’s most requested drive, control, and motion products.
2013-08-05
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SEAT Design Director Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos knows exactly what he wants when he embarks on the creation of a new car: 'Proportions: they are 70% of the success of any new model.'
2013-08-05
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Komatsu America's CTO Mitsuru Ueno (shown) and VP of Mining Erik Wilde, who are serving as co-chairs for the SAE 2013 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, discuss this year's event and some important cross-industry technology trends.
2013-08-05
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Engineers have demonstrated motorized vehicles that run on natural gas, pure hydrogen, biofuels, and electrons. By 2035, if present trends hold, vehicles using these alternative fuels will remain a tiny fraction of vehicles on the road. What could change in the next few years to drive adoption of one or more alternative fuels?
2013-07-23
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One week after announcing that it will beef up its electrification-engineering workforce, Ford on July 23 announced that it will hire more salaried employees company-wide by the end of CY2013. The company in January had indicated it would hire 2200 salaried personnel.
2013-07-10
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Engineers and other specialists at Ford of Europe’s Aachen, Germany, Advanced Technology Center are concentrating on what materials and powertrains will be needed—and which will be feasible—for the vehicles of the 2020s and 2030s.
2013-07-02
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Audi's outgoing R&D boss Wolfgang Dürheimer discusses the technology roadmap in this AEI interview.
2013-06-24
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The Advanced Technical Center joins the Pan-Asia Technical Automotive Center in Shanghai for local engineering and research support for vehicle and powertrain engineering, parts evaluation, materials research, and importantly, battery technology evaluation and testing.
2013-06-20
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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced its new engineering architecture that allows for cross-brand and cross-platform assembly of large modules including the engine bay, cockpit, front underbody, rear underbody, and electrical/electronic system.
2013-06-18
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As an EV price war rages, gas-powered vehicles are becoming more efficient and hybrids are getting cheaper. What's an EV engineer to do?
2013-06-04
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Prodrive uses its latest value modeling process to see motorsport benefiting from production car experience rather than volume vehicles from track success.
2013-05-29
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The U.S. operations maintain separate facilities, including product planning and styling/design teams, and make key product decisions without consulting each other.
2013-05-14
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General Motors on May 13 celebrated the grand opening of a new “enterprise data center” at its Warren, MI, technical center, and announced that construction will begin this summer on a companion facility at the company’s Milford (MI) Proving Ground.
2013-05-14
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After a period of relative calm and budding partnerships, OEMs appear to be returning to the bad old habit of squeezing their suppliers over piece price.
2013-05-01
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Phil Zulueta, Chairman of the SAE G-19 Committee, provides an update on committee subcommittee activities.
2013-04-19
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Boeing will place its Brazilian research and technology center in the city of São José dos Campos’s Technological Park. The new Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil Center will open later this year in remodeled existing space at the technological park with staffing of up to 12 Boeing researchers and scientists.
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