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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.
2011-04-29
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Southwest Research Institute will launch a cooperative research project, called the Energy Storage System Evaluation and Safety (EssEs) consortium, to help vehicle manufacturers and battery suppliers develop precompetitive, detailed cell-level test data on electrochemical storage systems and perform research to advance testing methodologies for battery evaluation.
2011-04-25
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With workspace for more than 1000 engineers, a new technical center being planned by TRW Inc. for Shanghai will be among the company's largest worldwide. Slated to open in 2013, the tech center will house research and development, engineering design and application, and testing and validation activities across all of TRW's product lines—and will be able to directly provide its customers with technical and commercial services, according to the company.
2011-04-25
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Two Hella employees with engineering degrees and backgrounds have moved up the corporate ladder. Mark Brainard has been promoted from Vice President of Program Management at Hella Electronics to Vice President of Sales at Hella's Corporate Center in Plymouth, MI.
2011-04-21
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Of the 756 clean-tech patents issued in 2010 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, General Motors earned 135—the most of any company, according to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index published by Heslin Rothenberger, Farley & Mesiti P.C.
2011-04-18
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As Sauer-Danfoss points out, the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and its related standards explicitly put new, tough demands on vehicle designers to quantify the safety levels of their machine.
2011-04-18
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A CAE and CAD veteran has been hired by MSC Software to head strategy and product management. Ken Welch has experience at both established companies such as Autodesk and Rockwell Corp. as well as at venture-funded startups such as Rasna Corp. and Moldflow Corp.
2011-04-18
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Looking ahead, according to MICO, no matter where you turn, the trend is to utilize the latest technology and innovative machine design to provide new benefits to the end user
2011-04-18
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Regardless of what legislators and safety experts say, motorists are going to divide their behind-the-wheel time between driving and searching for MP3 tunes, talking on cell phones, and texting. It’s up to automotive engineers to come up with techniques that let drivers safely do the things they want to do.
2011-04-18
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SAE 2011 World Congress panel notes that as OEs add vehicle electronics, the effect on off-roading must be considered. And as OEs look to the aftermarket for niche sourcing, the two segments of the industry must learn to work together.
2011-04-18
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Chromalloy, an independent supplier of advanced repairs, coatings, and FAA-approved replacement parts for turbine airfoils and critical engine components, will partner with Rolls-Royce as an Organizing Industry Member on the development of the new Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM).
2011-04-16
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Engineering services company Tata Technologies is creating a special vehicle-development group because, as the new group's President, Kevin Fisher, said: "The next decade will see an ever-increasing demand for accelerated product development that also will need to incorporate more new technology than the auto industry has seen in 30 years."
2011-04-05
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Citing a corporate emphasis on vehicle electrification, Volvo Car Corp. has announced that it plans to fill about 1200 mainly technical positions over the next year. The majority of the new recruitments will be engineers within Research and Development.
2011-03-14
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The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded TASC Inc. a one-year $9 million contract to support the agency's Concept Development Division of the Development Planning Directorate. TASC will provide the division— known as XRD—with engineering, analysis, and concept development support.
2011-03-07
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PTC has plans to establish a Research and Development Center of Excellence in Korea.  The research at the center will focus on the specific product life management (PLM) requirements of the automotive industry, including the requirement for globalization, the desire for an open PLM platform, the opportunity to optimize service operations, and the need for tighter integration between CAD, BOM, and Digital Mock-Up for rapidly changing vehicle configurations.
2011-03-07
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Jaguar Land Rover and Dassault Systèmes have entered a partnership that formalizes future cooperation and collaboration. The agreement, signed by Dassault Systèmes President and CEO Bernard Charlès and Jaguar Land Rover CEO Dr.
2011-01-09
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High-volume Ford platforms will involve routing EVs, hybrids, and plug-ins down the same assembly lines to keep production costs below purpose-built competitors'. A fast-charging system at lower cost is a noteworthy Focus EV feature.
2010-12-06
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GE Aviation announced plans to locate a new Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and Development Center (EPISCENTER) on the University of Dayton campus in Dayton, OH. The proposed site is located in the Ohio Aerospace Hub of Innovation, enabling GE Aviation to participate as an initial launch partner of the Hub.
2010-12-01
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Porsche is planning to spend $200 million to extensively improve its Weissach R&D center. Upgrades include an advanced wind tunnel, a more spacious design center, and an electronics integration center.
2010-11-24
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The impact of the 2008-2009 global recession on corporate R&D spending–and how reduced R&D outlays affected financial performance–is the subject of a study released recently by Booz & Co. For its 2010 Global Innovation 1000, the consulting firm analyzed R&D spending by the world's top 1000 public corporations in 2009 to assess the link between innovation and corporate performance.
2010-11-07
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Among the many trends discussed by industry leaders during the Global Executive Leadership Panel at the recent SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress was the challenge—and importance—of attracting young people to the engineering profession and, more specifically, to the military and defense businesses.
2010-11-07
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Hitachi Ltd. and Johnson Controls Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on several fronts in the field of advanced energy storage for motive and nonmotive applications. Areas of cooperation include lithium-ion battery technology, R&D, procurement, production, marketing, sales, and standardization.
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