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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.
2012-05-25
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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.
2011-12-08
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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.
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