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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.
2012-11-06
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Low sales volumes and "disproportionally high and increasing costs associated with stringent state and federal regulatory requirements unique to the U.S. market" are among the reasons cited by American Suzuki Motor Corp.
2012-11-02
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Visteon Corp. has opened its first innovation and design center in India. Housed within the Visteon Engineering Center in Pune, the facility focuses on creating ideas, developing concepts, and commercializing market-driven products across Visteon's portfolio.
2012-10-30
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CAE is no longer the sole domain of simulation specialists at GKN Driveline. A foundation architecture for handling digital test and simulation data enables wide use of complex CAE by non-specialist product engineers.
2012-10-25
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General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën on Oct. 24 announced their strategic alliance will co-develop four common vehicle projects, with the first launching by the end of 2016. The projects are: • A joint program for a compact-class multipurpose van for Opel/Vauxhall and a compact-class crossover utility vehicle for the Peugeot brand. • A joint multipurpose vehicle program for the small car segment for Opel/Vauxhall and the Citroën brand. • An upgraded, low-CO2 small car segment platform to feed Opel/Vauxhall’s and PSA’s next generation of cars in Europe and other regions. • A joint program for midsize cars for Opel/Vauxhall and the Peugeot and Citroën brands.
2012-10-22
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The six facilities being rolled out through 2013 enable DuPont's 9500 engineers and scientists to collaborate more quickly and effectively with the global automotive industry as well as academia and government partners.
2012-10-22
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Bell Helicopter has commenced construction for its new global headquarters in Fort Worth, TX. The company plans to invest $230 million in new and upgraded facilities as part of a comprehensive revitalization effort.
2012-10-19
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Weight reduction is already a significant consideration in companies’ product development efforts, and the emphasis is only going to increase in the years ahead, according to SAE-member survey respondents.
2012-10-19
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Faurecia engineers and other personnel recently completed occupation of new offices in Southfield, MI. The Southfield Customer Center covers 50,000 ft² (4600 m²) and is dedicated to engineering, product development, program management, sales, and marketing in support of Ford.
2012-10-01
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For the first time at Ford, the position of Director of Global Powertrain, Research and Advanced Engineering is occupied by an engineer based in Europe. Andreas Schamel recently was named to replace the recently retired Dan Kapp, who was based in Dearborn.
2012-09-28
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Daimler and Renault-Nissan announced Sept. 28 one new engine and one new transmission project added to previously agreed projects, as part of a partnership the two OEMs formed in 2010. The new engine project is a jointly developed four-cylinder gasoline engine family co-led by Renault and Daimler.
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.
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