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2015-10-21
Article
Aston Martin is on a straight route towards the introduction of a pure electric model; the replacement of all its current sports cars, starting with the DB11 next year; the addition of a production version of its DBX crossover concept, and development of an all-new V12 engine.
2015-10-21
Article
More vehicle launches and faster product cycles are re-shaping the global industry landscape, and putting increasingly greater pressure on the supply base, according to IHS Automotive analysts.
2015-10-21
Article
General Motors announced on October 20 that it is partnering with Korean electronics giant LG Corp. in development of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV’s entire powertrain and other vehicle subsystems, in a new business relationship that GM engineering executives said could point to a new model for electrified vehicle development.
2015-10-21
WIP Standard
GEIASTD0007C
This standard defines logistics product data generated during the requirements definition and design of an industry or government system, end item or product. It makes use of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) through the use of entities and attributes that comprise logistics product data and their definitions. The standard is designed to provide users with a standard set of data tags for all or portions of logistics product data and customer defined sub-sets of logistics product data. The standard can be applied to any indsutry or government product, system or equipment acquisition program, major modification program, and applicable research and development projects. This standard is for use by both industry and government activities. As used in this standard, the requiring authority is generally the customer and the customer can be a government or industry activity. The performing activity may be either a industry or government activity.
2015-10-21
WIP Standard
GEIAHB0007C
This handbook is intended to provide additional information on the use and tailoring of the data in GEIA-STD-0007. The standard provides a new approach to Logistics Support Analysis Record (LSAR) (i.e., MIL-STD-1388-2B) data with emphasis on data transfer (e.g., XML Schemas) versus data storage (e.g., relational tables). GEIA-STD-0007 identifies the range of logistics product data that is generated during the development and acquisition of a system or end item. It does not prescribe the supportability analyses required to generate logistics product data. How the data is generated via analysis techniques/tools, how it is stored and processed, and how the data is used to generate specific logistics support products, is left to the performing activity. GEIA-STD-0007 is a data transfer standard implementing the logistics data concepts of GEIA-STD-927, Common Data Schema for Complex Systems.
2015-10-19
Article
Ricardo introduces a unique service to re-industrialize complex service parts with critical inventory shortages, leveraging expertise in low-volume and high-complexity powertrain sourcing.
2015-10-14
Article
Sachin Lawande explains how innovation will drive product technology at the revitalized supplier—and his plan includes adding Visteon's first-ever CTO.
2015-10-14
Article
The three arch-competitors formed the new CMC to speed development of intelligent bikes and their integration into the V2V and V2I ecosystem.
2015-10-13
WIP Standard
GEIASTD0008A
This Standard specifies the minimum derating requirements for using electronic components in moderately severe environments. These environments are assumed to include Airborne Inhabited Cargo (AIC), Airborne Inhabited Fighter (AIF), Ground Mobile (GM), and Naval Sheltered (NS) environments specified in MIL-HDBK-217. This Standard is intended to supersede the derating limits contained in Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO) Standardization Directive SD-18, Naval Standard TE000-AB-GTP-010, and Air Force ESD-TR-85-148. It is intended that a future revision of this Standard will include additional requirements for derating for other environments (e.g. Airborne Uninhabited Cargo). Since this Standard specifies the minimum derating requirements, (sub)contractors may derate in excess of these requirements.
2015-10-07
Magazine
Tearing down the global barriers Steering systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated, as Ian Adcock discovers when talking to the men leading Nexteer's European expansion €1.1 billion worth of Bentley luxury Bentley's Bentayga is the first in a new generation of luxury cross-overs. Ian Adcock reveals its engineering secrets Goal: "virtual" perfection Should simulations be 100% accurate?
2015-10-01
Magazine
Finding success on an international track Student members of the University of Missouri's Formula SAE team are learning firsthand that international collaboration is the future of engineering. A vision. A car. A cause. New Mexico State Aggies are tough enough to race pink. CyberAuto Challenge helps close talent gap Having a supply of high-quality young engineers is key to beefing up the automotive industry's cyber defenses.
2015-10-01
Magazine
Powering on Rolls-Royce's Chief Engineer discusses how new technologies in the Trent XWB family of engines are inspiring current R&D design and evaluation work as part of its strategic roadmap for future big fanjets. Ongoing development work and associated test programs extend across a broad range of activities and involve many partners. Countering cybersecurity threats against unmanned vehicle systems Cranfield University researchers have developed a monitoring system whose purpose is to monitor mission profile implementation at both high level mission execution and at lower level software code operation to tackle specific threats of malicious code and possible spurious commands received over a vehicle's data links.
2015-09-29
Technical Paper
2015-01-2844
Majeed Nader, John Liu
Abstract The EU emergency call (eCall) system is used as a vehicle emergency telematic system to reduce the fatalities and save more lives in vehicular incidents. We have designed and implemented the CRC module for the in-vehicle system (IVS) of the EU eCall on an FPGA device. As the CRC is a crucial part of the system to detect bit errors during the transmission, this paper presents the hardware design procedures of the CRC module. The system reads the 1120 serial input bits of the Minimum Set of Data (MSD), calculates the 28-bits of the CRC parity bits, and generates the MSD appended with CRC as the output signal that is consisting of 1148 serial bits. The system is designed in Verilog HDL, compiled, synthesized, and simulated for different MSDs. The results are shown and analyzed for varied applied MSDs. The flowchart of the implemented algorithm is illustrated and discussed.
2015-09-29
Technical Paper
2015-01-2865
Damodar Kulkarni, Pankaj Deore
Abstract Cost-reduction and cost competitiveness have emerged as major strategic tools to an enterprise and are being used all over the world to fight for survival as well as maintain sustainable growth. Maximization of value-creation by enriching the planet, people and the economy should be the key drivers leading to cost-reduction strategies in any business. The main objectives of this paper are to explain the Processes and Principles of Cost-reduction in technology-transfer to low-cost emerging economies to achieve sustainable cost-reduction and create a culture of cost-consciousness throughout an organization.
2015-09-29
Technical Paper
2015-01-2886
Kebing Tang, Li He, Yao Zhao, Heinz Friz, Bo Li
Abstract The development of a new Dongfeng Heavy truck had very strict targets for fuel consumption. As the aerodynamic drag plays a crucial role for the fuel consumption, a low drag value had to be achieved. It was therefore essential to include evaluation and optimization of the aerodynamics in the development process. Because wind tunnel facilities were not available, the complete aerodynamics development was based on digital simulation. The major portion of the aerodynamic optimization was carried out during the styling phase where mirrors, sun visor, front bumper and aero devices were optimized for drag reduction. For optimizing corner vanes and mud guards, self-soiling from the wheel spray was included in the analysis. The aero results did also show that cooling air flow rates are sufficiently high to ensure proper cooling. During the detailed engineering phase an increase of the drag above the target required further optimization work to finally reach the target.
2015-09-29
WIP Standard
ARP6348
This document provides additional guidance on performing lifetime assessments and mitigations for ARP6338. It is intended for use by designers, reliability engineers, and others associated with the design, production, and support of electronic sub-assemblies, assemblies, and equipment used in ADHP applications.
2015-09-29
Technical Paper
2015-01-2860
Xinyu Ge, Jonathan Jackson
The application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the automotive industry can dramatically reshape the industry. In past decades, many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) applied neural network and pattern recognition technologies to powertrain calibration, emission prediction and virtual sensor development. The AI application is mostly focused on reducing product development and validation cost. AI technologies in these applications demonstrate certain cost-saving benefits, but are far from disruptive. A disruptive impact can be realized when AI applications finally bring cost-saving benefits directly to end users (e.g., automation of a vehicle or machine operation could dramatically improve the efficiency). However, there is still a gap between current technologies and those that can fully give a vehicle or machine intelligence, including reasoning, knowledge, planning and self-learning.
2015-09-29
Technical Paper
2015-01-2864
Xinyu Ge, Jarrett Corcoran, Paul Gamble
With stringent emission regulations, many subsystems that abate engine tailpipe-out emissions become a necessary part for engines. The increased level of complexity poses technical challenges for the quality and reliability for modern engines. Among the spectrum of quality control methodologies, one conventional methodology focuses on every component's quality to ensure that the accumulative deviation is within predetermined limits. This conventional methodology tightens the component tolerance during the manufacturing process and typically results in increased cost. Another conventional methodology that is on the other side of the spectrum focuses on tailoring an engine calibration solution to offset the manufacturing differences. Although the tailored engine calibration solution reduces manufacturing cost for components, it increases the development and validation cost for engines.
2015-09-29
Technical Paper
2015-01-2863
Yogesh Sharma, Rohit Kumar Garg, Rishabh Raj Bhargava, Aadityeshwar Saran Singh Deo, Aditya Krishna, Shubham Garg, Rahul Mehendiratta, Ankit Goila
There has been a rapid increase in popularity of multipurpose All-terrain vehicles (ATV) across the globe over the past few years. SAE BAJA event gives student-community an opportunity to delve deeper into the nitty-gritty of designing a single seat, four-wheeled off road vehicle. The design and development methodology presented in this paper is useful in conceptualization of an ATV for SAE BAJA event. The vehicle is divided into various subsystems including chassis, suspension, drive train, steering, and braking system. Further these subsystems are designed and comprehensively analyzed in software like SolidWorks, ANSYS, WINGEO and MS-Excel. The 3-D model of roll cage is designed in SolidWorks and analyzed in ANSYS 9.0 for front, rear and side impact along with front and side roll-over conditions. Special case of wheel bump is also analyzed. Weight, wall thickness and bending strength of tubing used for roll cage are comprehensively studied.
2015-09-29
WIP Standard
J386
This standard provides performance and test requirements for operator restraint systems provided for off-road self-propelled work machines. This document applies to pelvic restraint systems (Type 1) for off-road, self-propelled work machines fitted with ROPS and commonly used in construction, earthmoving, forestry, and mining as referred to in SAE J1040 and industrial machines fitted with ROPS as referred to in SAE J1042.
2015-09-29
Technical Paper
2015-01-2878
Peter Subke, Michael Eberl
Abstract SAE J1939 is the synonym for a CAN-based in-vehicle network for heavy-duty road-vehicles (trucks and buses) and non-road mobile machinery (NRMM). The SAE J1939 standards collection consists of 18 parts and 2 digital annexes. SAE J1939-21 (Data Link Layer) describes the data link layer using the CAN protocol with 29-bit identifiers, SAE J1939-73 (Application Layer – Diagnostics) includes the specification of diagnostic messages (DMs). The software components of external test equipment can be described by software interfaces (APIs). ISO 22900 (Modular Vehicle Communication Interface) contains the description of the D-Server that comes with the D-Server API for the diagnostic application and the D-PDU API for the connection to the in-vehicle network (e.g. CAN). ISO 22901-2 (D-PDU API) references SAE J1939-73 and SAE J1939-21 as “Truck and Bus CAN”. D-Server based external test equipment is powered by data which is described in ODX.
2015-09-28
WIP Standard
TB0003A
This Technical Bulletin covers the following areas of concern. Prevention: Actions recommended for procuring parts and materials with a full warranty; Actions recommended for minimizing risks and protecting your Program from counterfeiting; Actions recommended when buying from a non-authorized supplier. Detection: Actions recommended when procuring parts from an unauthorized supplier or otherwise suspect that a part or material at risk of being counterfeit has been procured. Risk Mitigation: Actions recommended when no reasonable alternatives exist (e.g., a redesign is required, an unacceptable schedule delay will result, the program or customer cannot bear the additional cost) and the decision has been made to procure from a non-authorized supplier.
2015-09-27
Technical Paper
2015-01-2680
Kazuhiko Tani, Hironori Nakamura
Abstract Combined Brake System for small motorcycles has been developed. In small motorcycles, some models have a hydraulic disc brake both in the front and rear wheels but many of them have a hydraulic disc front brake and a mechanical drum rear brake. Accordingly, it was necessary to develop a new system to link the hydraulic system with the mechanical system to allow an application of Combined Brake System to these models. In this paper, a CBS having a new configuration is described where a disc brake and a drum brake are linked in a simple lever structure of an input force distributor, and an inhibitor spring at the foot pedal. With this mechanism equipped, the distribution of brake forces is controlled. When a large input force is applied, a large proportion of brake force is applied to the front brake to obtain adequate deceleration. When a mild input force is applied, which is frequently operated, the brake force proportion is large in the rear compared to the front.
2015-09-23
Article
Infor Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Accelerate, powered by Aras, is a new PLM solution designed for automotive, industrial manufacturing, high-tech, and aerospace and defense customers.
2015-09-22
Technical Paper
2015-36-0158
Filipe Fabian Buscariolo, Felipe C. Magazoni, Flavio Maruyama, Julio Cesar Lelis Alves, Leonardo D. Volpe
Abstract Aerodynamics plays a key role in nowadays vehicle development, aiming efficiency on fuel consumption, which leads to a green technology. Several initiatives around the world are regulating emissions and efficiency of vehicles such as EURO for European Marketing and the INOVAR Auto Project to be implemented in Brazil on 2017. In order to meet requirements in terms of performance, especially on aerodynamics, automakers are focusing on aero-efficient exterior designs and also adding deflectors, covers, active spoilers and several other features to meet the drag coefficient. Usually, the aerodynamics properties of a vehicle are measured in both CFD simulations and wind tunnels, which provide controlled conditions for the test that could be easily reproduced. During the real operations conditions, external factors can affect the flow over the vehicle such as cross wind in open highways.
2015-09-22
Technical Paper
2015-36-0171
André Tognolli, Jamilton Vidal da Silva, Ernani Dorador Martinez, Fabio Santos Batista, Emilio Morales Neto
Abstract Through computational dynamic simulations is possible to achieve high reliability index in the development of automotive components, thereby enabling the reduction of cost and time of a product development with considerable gain in quality. This work suggests the validation of a methodology for simulation where is possible to improve the confidence level for design flexible components, such Heater and Cooling hoses that are under dynamic engine action, in relation to the physical model. Known the difficulty in predicting non-linear mathematical relationship deformation under effect of forces and moments, was established a study based on experimental measurements where were used as input parameters to simulate the dynamic behavior of flexible components, in this case, coolant hoses.
2015-09-22
Technical Paper
2015-36-0245
Guilherme Silva, Reinaldo Santos
Abstract Modern customer and legislation requirements have led to a high demand for energy efficient low pollutant engines. Such efficiency is commonly achieved through the deployment of turbochargers, in both Diesel and Otto engines. This strategy, replacing high displacement engines, is a tendency commonly designated as downsizing. This allows higher power outputs, increased energy efficiency and lower emissions allied with lower weight on the vehicle’s power pack. Those turbocharger units consists basically of a compressor connected by a solid shaft to a turbine, which is propelled by the exhaust gases in order to compress (boost) the intake charge air to the engine, increasing pressure in the system. The turbocharger system is commonly a source for synchronous/sub-synchronous noises, as well as compressor or turbine related NVH issues, which must be mitigated in order to fulfill customers’ expectations.
2015-09-22
Technical Paper
2015-36-0324
André Baroni Selim, Airton Nabarrete
Abstract The combustion engines evolution leads the engine manufacturers look for developments focused on downsizing, more powerful, lighter, with great fuel consumption and less noisy. With special attention to NVH, specifically to vibration issue, this work aims at studying the influence of mass balancer and inertia forces coming from engine components on internal combustion engine dynamics supported by vibration dampers. For mass balancer study several experimental analyses were performed in a dynamometer. The conclusions are obtained by comparison between measured engine displacements with and without mass balancer. In order to study the influence of inertia forces from engine internal components, a mathematical model was developed. In this model the inertia forces act on a rigid body, supported by four vibration dampers and six degrees of freedom.
2015-09-22
Technical Paper
2015-36-0316
Marcelo Luiz Vieira Lóss, Luciana Pisati Jansen
Abstract Costumers today are discerning, savvy, style conscious and extremely well aware of latest design trends and quite naturally, are lot more demanding than any generation before then. The growth in the application of plastic replacing natural leather, fabrics, metallic and ceramic materials, in order to increase productivity and decrease production costs, has been demanding process development to improve quality and not only mirror the appearance of the original materials, with their texture and colors but also presenting new opportunities and alternatives. The Challenge in automotive interior Design for emerging markets are the choice of materials finish, execution and harmony to guarantee customer satisfaction considering that costumers are spending more time on interior vehicles than ever.
2015-09-22
Technical Paper
2015-36-0518
Renan Francisco Soares, Francisco José de Souza
Abstract Since the Brazilian government established the Inovar-Auto programme in 2012, the automotive industry has pursued tax savings by signing up for the programme. This new plan (from 2013 to 2017) has three main objectives: fortification of the industry and domestic market; increase incentives for investment and innovation; and enhance energy efficiency of vehicles produced in Brazil. For instance, manufacturers can gain up to 2% extra in IPI tax credits (aside 30% from Inovar-Auto achievements) by producing even more fuel-efficient models. In relation to energy efficiency, the aerodynamic drag over a vehicle contributes to the share of energy requested to promote its movement in high speed. Thus, the drag forces are the major reasons of fuel consumption. In this context, this paper presents a profile comparison of Hatch 2015 cars models produced in Brazil, in regards to drag and geometry features as roof end angle, rear slant angle and rear-end spoiler.
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