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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.
2011-12-08
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In a highly unusual admission by an auto company, Lotus officials say bluntly that the first-generation Evora, introduced in 2008, wasn’t good enough; criticism has been heeded and evaluated, and major efforts made by the company to ensure the MY2012 car is much improved.
2011-12-01
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BAE Systems and Visteon Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop in-vehicle electronics technology for the automotive and defense markets. The cooperation combines BAE Systems’ advanced scientific and engineering expertise with Visteon’s range of automotive electronics solutions and system-integration knowledge.
2011-10-28
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The new Skyactiv powertrain debuts in the U.S. with 12:1 compression but without stop/start to save cost. Its all-new planetary six-speed automatic shifts with the speed of a DCT.
2011-10-10
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The 2012 RAV4 EV is Toyota's first North American-developed electric vehicle. Bringing it to market represents a new exercise for the engineering team.
2011-10-04
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Collaboration has become a watchword for the many aspects of vehicle development projects over the past years as cost-strapped vehicle makers added complex electronic features and functions to vehicles. Military developers also are planning to use even more of these linkups as military budget cuts loom.
2011-09-30
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NASA and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) of Salt Lake City, UT, agreed to collaborate on the development of the company's Liberty Launch System as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Development Round 2 activities.
2011-09-29
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Cross-industry collaboration has greatly enhanced the innovation competitiveness of the United States, and is becoming ever more necessary for organizations to innovate at low risk.
2011-09-27
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General Motors Co. and SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd. are strengthening their partnership by agreeing to co-develop a new electric-vehicle architecture at their jointly owned Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) in Shanghai, the two automakers announced Sept. 20. 
2011-09-10
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The car is larger than its German-built predecessor but priced thousands of dollars less to match the C/D-class competition. The plant assembly line has 150,000 capacity, over 10 times the 2010 Passat sales volume.
2011-08-26
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Coda Holdings of Los Angeles, developer of the Coda battery-electric sedan, has signed a letter of intent with Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor to jointly develop electric vehicles. Coda electric-vehicle technologies including lithium-iron-phosphate batteries will be incorporated into Great Wall models for distribution globally.
2011-08-26
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Taking their relationship beyond the Chevrolet Volt, General Motors and battery maker LG Chem on Aug. 25 announced an agreement under which the companies will jointly design and engineer future electric vehicles.
2011-08-26
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There is a fork in the road for the lower tiers of the U.S. automotive supply chain. One road leads to a nice part of town, the other to a not-so-nice part. That is how researchers at Case Western Reserve University see things.
2011-08-26
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The companies will collaborate on an all-new hybrid propulsion system and component technologies for RWD, high-input-torque applications such as pickup trucks and SUVs.
2011-08-23
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Mercury offers PLM technology and services to a variety of companies looking to improve their product life-cycle management.
2011-08-18
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Ford Vice President of Global Product Programs, Barb Samardzich, has been reassigned as Vice President, Product Development, Ford of Europe, effective Sept. 1. The 52-year-old degreed mechanical engineer will oversee all product development activities in Europe.
2011-08-08
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Top engineering executives from Daimler Trucks North America lead the technology discussion at this year’s SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, covering topics paramount to both on- and off-highway engineers.
2011-08-08
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Electromobility is deeply embedded in the R&D programs of the Volkswagen Group and Porsche. Chairman Martin Winterkorn told AEI about the challenges and opportunities, including metal-air batteries and PHEVs.
2011-07-18
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New platform approach manages increasing vehicle complexity.
2011-07-18
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Porsche Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in Stuttgart, Germany, is creating a subsidiary in the U.S. Porsche Consulting Inc., to be headquartered in Atlanta, GA, will begin operations in October with 10 consultants.
2011-06-21
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In announcing a new research office to open in California later this year, the Renault-Nissan Alliance touted its location directly across from Google's campus. "Minutes from leading hardware and software companies, the offices in Mountain View will allow one of the world’s largest automotive groups to capitalize on the region’s world-class engineering talent and stay ahead of trends that are reshaping the way people interact with their cars," the company said in a press release.
2011-06-19
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A range of 500s will help kick-start the Fiat brand’s revival on U.S. roadways after a more than 20-year absence. Vehicle Line Executive for the Fiat 500, Joe Grace, and others talk about bringing the iconic car to North America and the collaboration between engineers in Turin and Detroit that helped make it happen.
2011-06-07
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Late and excessive engineering changes on new vehicle programs, and protecting suppliers' intellectual property, are two hot issues examined in the annual study covering North American OEM-Supplier working relations.
2011-05-31
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Inteva Products is beefing up its interiors capabilities with the opening of a tech center in Vandalia, OH. The 73,000-ft² (6800-m²) facility consists of an engineering center and a manufacturing development center, company spokeswoman Kimberly Welch told AEI.
2011-05-23
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The May 2011 launch of a three-year demonstration program will put 140 Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pickup trucks through a testing regimen that will have the full attention of Chrysler engineers.
2011-05-23
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It will have an F1-derived ultra-downsized high-pressure-charged internal-combustion engine, two high-powered electric motors operating in parallel, all-wheel drive, composite brakes, active aerodynamics, and carbon-fiber body. It will be capable of at least 50 km (31 mi) of pure EV range.
2011-05-23
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Although Toyota and Honda still lead, the Big Three U.S. domestic automakers are improving in terms of their relationships with suppliers, according to Planning Perspectives' 11th annual Automaker-Supplier Working Relations Rankings report released May 23.
2011-05-17
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With companies relying more than ever on CAE and simulations to reduce cost and time of product development, the unique challenges of managing simulation data has spawned a new look at technologies for managing that data.
2011-05-13
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Volkswagen Group of America on May 11 celebrated the groundbreaking of a new 63,000-ft² (2300-m²) facility in Oxnard, CA, for emissions testing and powertrain development. The $25 million lab/tech center replaces an existing facility in Westlake Village, CA, and will open in phases throughout 2012.
2011-05-12
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Kent E. Helfrich, Executive Director, Electronics Integration & Software, GM Powertrain, and Executive Lead, EcoCAR Challenge, meets with AEI to discuss the use of modeling tools in the three-year collegiate engineering competition.
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