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2012-09-21
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With the goal of offering total-vehicle services, Powertrain Integration LLC and Triad Services Group have entered into a partnership. The two companies, both of Madison Heights, MI, say they will now have the combined resources to design, engineer, develop, validate, and certify complete vehicle products, while leveraging OEM componentry without requiring OEM involvement.
2012-09-21
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New multidiscipline technologies, pursuit of enhanced quality, and aggressive engineering solutions to downsizing and environmental challenges are the stuff of Ford under the stewardship of CEO Alan Mulally, and that was the message he took to Europe.
2012-09-21
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The power of Web communications and the capabilities of modern design tools from the likes of Siemens PLM are being leveraged by Local Motors in crowdsourcing the design of vehicles and their components. The company is also using what it calls micro-factories to produce the designs and providing its services to other companies.
2012-09-20
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GM and Ford will again collaborate on transmission development, building on their great success with the GMF (6T70/75) and 6F 6-speed automatics.
2012-09-16
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Dana Holding Corp. and Allison Transmission will use Fallbrook Technologies' Continuously Variable Planetary (CVP) technology in new products under a "strategic relationship" announced by the three companies Sept. 13.
2012-08-31
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Planning and close supplier collaboration were keys, said Chrysler VP Mircea Gradu.
2012-08-13
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Navistar is providing the executive leadership for this year’s SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, taking place in Rosemont, IL, on Oct. 2-3. Ramin Younessi, Group Vice President, Product Development, Navistar Inc., discusses how the Congress is shaping up and the company’s future product plans incorporating the next-gen ICT+ (in-cylinder technology plus) system, which adds urea-based aftertreatment to its EGR technology.
2012-07-31
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GM’s recent action to streamline its product-development process by eliminating 20 executive jobs is being praised within the automaker’s vehicle-engineering ranks.
2012-07-20
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The more powerful engine is the answer to reviewers’ calls for additional performance, with technology similar to the 2.0-L turbo in the Sonata, but developed for the Veloster's 1.6-L engine. An optional matte paint job is unique in its class.
2012-06-29
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BMW and Toyota have announced their intention to work together in four areas: fuel cells; architecture and components for a future sports vehicle; powertrain electrification; and lightweight technologies.
2012-06-28
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The U.S. unit of Chinese automaker SAIC Motor recently unveiled its new North American Operations Center in Birmingham, MI. The refurbished 30,000-ft² (2800-m²) building eventually will house 100 people focusing on three main tasks: • Purchasing—sourcing and purchasing of automotive parts, materials, and components working with almost 150 different North American suppliers • Logistics—export and import of automotive parts and components • Technology/engineering—design, engineering and, quality control for development and production of vehicle parts and components.
2012-06-20
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A slew of single-occupant vehicles designed and built by collegiate engineering students recorded three- and four-digit fuel economy at the 33rd annual SAE Supermileage event hosted in June at Eaton Corp.'s Marshall, MI, proving ground.
2012-05-29
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Hot on the heels of having opened a technical center in Shanghai, Kistler opens one in Novi, MI.
2012-05-25
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Mazda Motor Corp. and Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the development and manufacture of a new roadster for the Mazda and Alfa Romeo marques based on Mazda’s next-generation MX-5 rear-wheel-drive architecture.
2012-05-18
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The 106 open-wheel racecars vying for top honors at the 2012 Formula SAE Michigan challenge were design originals developed and built by collegiate engineering students.
2012-05-14
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The first GTL knowledge product to launch focuses on ground vehicle electrification. Built from the ground up using agile-development techniques, with multiple interactions with industry-based testers, SAE’s GTL-EV is a unique subscription product.
2012-05-14
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In PPI's 2012 study on OEM-supplier relations, two OEMs gained higher marks in dealing with Tier 1s, and two OEMs declined.
2012-04-25
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A worldwide shortage of engineers is threatening the auto industry’s advanced technology development, concurred a panel of powertrain executive engineers at the SAE 2012 World Congress.
2012-04-03
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The car's development director and aerodynamics specialist reveal the finer design and engineering points of the two-seat, high-performance, folding hardtop luxury cruiser.
2012-03-12
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The characteristics of a solution that tackles the challenge of E/E complexity include respect for data integrity and cross-domain integration; increased abstraction so that design content can be synthesized from higher level inputs; sophisticated design change handling; and capabilities embedded throughout the flow that manage and control configuration complexity.
2012-03-12
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Q&A with Carla Bailo, Senior VP of Research & Development for Nissan Americas, which has a booming book of business in new vehicle development and fuel-cell core research, among other work.
2012-02-20
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With increasing complexity of automotive electronics and software making life difficult for engineers, IBM and Elektrobit integrate tresos inside Rational Rhapsody to help develop systems compliant with the AUTOSAR standard.
2012-02-14
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The 2012 SAE World Congress is slated for April 24-26 in Detroit. With the exception of this preview article, the Technology Report section in this edition highlights some of the 1100-plus technical papers to be presented. For more information about the SAE 2012 World Congress, visit www.sae.org/congress.
2012-02-13
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For the fourth consecutive quarter, General Motors ranked first among 183 companies in The Patent Board's quarterly automotive and transportation industry scorecard. GM was granted 1123 U.S. patents in 2011 in its global product engineering, global powertrain engineering, global research and development, and OnStar organizations.
2012-02-13
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MSC Nastran 2012 from MSC Software is a comprehensive suite of virtual product development tools consolidated from MD Nastran, simplifying the product offering by providing customers a single MSC Nastran platform.
2012-01-30
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Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Michigan-based REL Inc. on Jan. 17 announced that they are working on a one-piece aluminum-composite brake rotor that they estimate will shave about 30 lb (14 kg) from a midsize sedan while offering triple the brake life expectancy. 
2012-01-24
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Human-machine interface, EV battery thermal management, and communications technologies are the focus of significant new investments as Denso prepares for growth in North America.
2012-01-20
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In an industry where saving a few cents on a control module provides huge benefits, there’s always interest in what a module costs. IHS iSuppli recently pulled apart electronic modules on a Ford Edge to determine the manufacturing costs in its first teardown of a full vehicle.
2011-12-22
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The second phase of the General Motors China Advanced Technical Center—what GM describes as "the most-comprehensive advanced automotive technology development center in China"—is slated to open in the second half of 2012.
2011-12-16
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Daimler's engineering subsidiary will broaden its scope beyond the automotive industry if the agreed-upon acquisition by Paris-based AKKA Technologies of a 65% stake in MBtech is approved by regulatory authorities.
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