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2013-04-19
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Educators are seeking engineering students. No experience needed. An aptitude for problem-solving a plus. Apply at the school of your choice.
2013-04-15
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No secret to industry suppliers, the long-anticipated deal builds on GM and Ford joint success with their 6-speed front-drive automatic program. Included are a 9-speed for front drive applications and a 10-speed for rwd vehicles.
2013-04-15
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Bob Lutz stirred controversy in 2005 when he told the SAE World Congress audience that U.S. engineering education shortchanges creativity and problem-solving skills. He hasn't changed his mind, as his 2013 Congress keynote on April 18 is likely to reveal.
2013-04-07
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Only Telecommunications and computers & peripherals outnumbered the automotive industry in patent activity in 2012, according to a Thomson Reuters report called 2012 State of Innovation: Twelve Key Technology Areas and their States of Innovation.
2013-04-03
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New technologies will enable automakers to meet 2017-2025 CAFE standards, but the cost of compliance could be thousands of dollars per vehicle.
2013-03-19
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SAE International has released the first standard addressing the quality improvement process known as Design Review Based on Failure Modes (DRBFM). J2886 is intended for automotive and non-automotive applications.
2013-03-12
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In this Q&A, Tesla Motors CTO JB Straubel elaborates on Tesla’s battery developments, the controversy over global EV charging standards including the SAE “combo connector,” and key learnings from partners Daimler and Toyota.
2013-03-07
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ContiTech will employ 30 engineers by year's end at a recently opened R&D center in Changshu, Jiangsu Province, about 100 km (60 mi) from Shanghai. The product focus will be vehicle mounting and vibration control. 
2013-02-21
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SMILE FC System Corp. (“SMILE FC”), a joint venture between U.K.-based Intelligent Energy and Suzuki Motor Corp. has established a ready-to-scale production plant for its fuel-cell systems in Yokohama, Japan.
2013-02-19
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Hybrid technology may not be the best solution for all heavy-truck applications, but a Caron Engineering expert explains how it can still benefit Class 8 vehicles.
2013-02-19
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With an initial focus on autonomous driving and connected cars, the Renault-Nissan Alliance on Feb. 18 celebrated the official opening of a Silicon Valley advanced research center. Located in Sunnyvale, CA, the NRC-SV is part of Nissan's global strategy to expand and localize its R&D function in strategic markets.
2013-02-15
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The goal of research under Maplesoft and Toyota's Symbolic Control project is implementation of symbolic design and analysis methods for linear, nonlinear, and parametric robust control.
2013-02-14
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SpaceClaim Engineer 3-D direct modeling software from SpaceClaim offers solid modeling for engineers and analysts working in 3-D but without expertise in traditional feature-based CAD.
2013-02-11
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The biggest challenge for the designer of small vehicles concerns profits. “Those vehicles have to make money and that is so difficult,” said Stefan Lamm, Director of Exterior Design, Ford of Europe.
2013-02-04
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Daimler AG will take a 12% stake in BAIC (Beijing Automotive Group) as the latter prepares to launch an initial public offering (IPO). That aspect of the deal announced Feb. 1 is expected to be concluded by the end of 2013 or early in 2014, subject to government approvals.
2013-01-31
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General Motors on Jan. 30 announced it will invest $200 million at its global powertrain engineering headquarters in Pontiac, MI, to build a new 138,000-f² (12,000-m²) test wing, which is expected to be completed in the second half of 2014.
2013-01-28
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With the expectation of launching "the world's first affordable, mass-market fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs)" as early as 2017, Daimler, Ford, and Nissan on Jan. 28 announced an agreement to work together in that cause.
2013-01-24
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Tata Technologies, a global provider of engineering services and product development IT, is seeking engineering, design, programming, consulting, and account management professionals to fill more than 100 positions before March 1.
2013-01-18
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The next-generation Mazda MX-5 will be the basis of an open-top two-seat sports car that the automaker will build for Fiat's Alfa Romeo under a finalized deal announced by the two companies Jan. 18. The two had announced their intention to work out a deal to this effect earlier in 2012.
2013-01-16
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In what they term a "strategic partnership," bearing maker SKF will provide "critical components" to Protean Electric for the latter's in-wheel electric drive technology. The five-year agreement also calls for the companies to "look at additional new areas of collaboration for the hybrid and electric vehicle market."
2013-01-11
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The number of patents and patent applications related to automotive alternative powertrains has increased dramatically in the past few years, according to a report by Thomson Reuters. Published patent applications and granted patents for alt-powered vehicles totaled 22,255 in 2011, the last year for which figures were available.
2013-01-11
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Capacitive switches, paddle shifters, TFT displays, and Sport and Eco driving modes are among the many technology features of the fourth-generation Avalon. The car was engineered for much sportier driving compared to its predecessor.
2013-01-11
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For its latest Avalon program, Toyota gave unprecedented development direction to its U.S. engineering team. Their boss Randy Stephens reveals the agenda.
2013-01-04
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Cost remains the most significant challenge to overcome for composites to be more widely deployed in high-volume vehicles, according to a recent poll posted on AEI Online. Repairability was second, manufacturing/assembly third.
2012-12-20
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Lightweight materials will make the greatest impact in helping medium- and heavy-duty trucks achieve upcoming greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency regulations, according to respondents to an online poll posted on SAE Off-Highway Engineering Online and Automotive Engineering International Online for two weeks in late November and early December.
2012-12-19
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The U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) has awarded a $4.9 million contract to AVL Engineering and Achates Power Inc. to design and build a demonstrator engine as part of the military's Next-Generation Engine program intended for a wide range of combat and tactical vehicles.
2012-12-19
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Toyota Technical Center (TTC) on Dec. 19 announced the promotion of engineers Andrew Lund and Kristen Tabar. Lund moves from Executive Program Manager to Chief Engineer for the Toyota Sienna. He came to TTC in 1992 and joined the Sienna team in 2000 as Program Manager before being promoted to Executive Program Manager for the model. 
2012-12-17
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IAV Automotive Engineering expects to continue experiencing strong growth in U.S. next year and will hire an additional 40 engineers to do so. The company recently announced that sales have increased by more than 50% every year since 2009, when it opened its new headquarters in Northville, MI.
2012-12-12
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Two heavyweights in the automotive and aerospace industries are joining minds on lighter materials. BMW and Boeing on Dec. 12 announced they would do joint research on carbon-fiber recycling and share knowledge about the material and its manufacture.
2012-12-05
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The automotive industry was more than twice as innovative in 2012 than it was in 2011, according to the 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list compiled by the IP & Science unit of Thomson Reuters. The full report released Dec. 4 listing the awards and describing the selection methodology is available here.
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