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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.
2010-10-22
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Creating new business through innovation is just as important as strengthening a company's core business, says Innosight Chairman Mark Johnson.
2010-10-22
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Royal Academy of Engineering panel believes hybrid technology is needed until the slow transition to electric vehicles and a smart charging infrastructure occur.
2010-10-15
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GM's top EE, Micky Bly, talks about the 2011 Volt and its impact on the automaker's electrified-vehicle development moving forward.
2010-09-07
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Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) to provide research and development support to the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division.
2010-08-31
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Hyundai's growing R&D activities are at the core of the automaker's rapid product development and technical maturation. AEI recently toured the Namyang, South Korea, facility and spoke with Hyundai's top R&D engineer, Dr. Woong-chul Yang.
2010-08-31
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Tata's $2500 Nano delivers bang for the buck with “frugal engineering.”
2010-08-23
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Hyundai engineering and quality executives reveal how Korea's fast-moving automaker executes 11th-hour product changes without delaying production or incurring high costs.
2010-08-20
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In tough economic times, companies often slash staff and turn to outsourcing. And in good times, relinquishing control over critical components can contribute to quality issues and worse, according to a study led by Lyda Bigelow, strategy professor in the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business.
2010-07-28
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Bombardier Aerospace announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Research Council Canada (NRC) on cooperation for research and development initiatives. At the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow, Guy C.
2010-07-26
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Consumers are expecting more technology in new vehicles, and they’re no longer willing to wait years to buy cars that have the latest consumer-type electronics. In response, the design teams challenged to blend the reliability requirements of vehicles with the rapid changes in consumer technologies and expectations are increasingly looking outside their corporate walls for help.
2010-07-22
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Victor Muller so liked Saabs that he bought the company that makes them. Muller, the CEO of Spyker Cars N.V. and now Chairman of Saab Automobile AB, rescued the Swedish company in November 2009 when the future looked extremely bleak for the automaker.
2010-07-07
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Six different single-occupant vehicles designed and built by teams of collegiate engineering students snared four-digit fuel economy at Eaton Corp.'s Marshall, MI, test track during the 31st annual SAE Supermileage competition.
2010-07-01
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Federal-Mogul Corp. on June 25 held a grand opening for its 9000-m² (97,000-ft²) Asia Pacific Headquarters and Technical Center in Shanghai. About 200 engineers work at the facility, which includes powertrain dynamometers, vehicle and braking test cells, and an array of laboratory equipment.
2010-06-30
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Investing in improvements for quality and exploiting platform engineering, Ford's redesigned Taurus Tops IQS Rankings in first year.
2010-06-11
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GM has created new venture-capital and global alliances groups to accelerate the acquisition and development of new technologies.
2010-06-09
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Collegiate engineering students design and build open-wheel racecars with visions of demonstrating blazing speed on the acceleration pad, superior vehicle handling on the autocross course, and reliability in the endurance event. But safety overrides everything.
2010-05-27
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John Krafcik applies his skills as engineer, lean-production expert, product planner, and program manager to keep Hyundai's U.S. operation on the hot track.
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