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2014-08-20
Standard
AS6496
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) identifies the requirements for mitigating counterfeit products in the Authorized Distribution supply chain by the Authorized Distributor. If not performing Authorized Distribution, such as an Authorized Reseller, Broker, or Independent Distributor, refer to another applicable SAE standard.
2014-08-19
Article
A former player on Google's self-driving car project has been named head of a new Continental unit that will focus on intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Based in Silicon Valley, Seval Oz will lead an international team to be composed of engineers and related professionals from the information-technology and automotive industries.
2014-08-14
Book
The report analyses how Honda is moving forward in terms of models and technology, together with supply and manufacturing issues. The report focuses on the following topics: • Product and Platform Strategy • Production Strategy • Purchasing Strategy • Supplier Selection • Global Sourcing • Pricing Policy • Quality Management • Technology Development • Interviews with Key Executives • OEM-Supplier Relations • Survey Results • SWOT Analysis • Global Footprint • Forward Model Programme Supplying Honda reviews how the carmaker is looking to implement its new global vehicle strategy, which features regional tailoring of global vehicles based on local customer preference. This plan is opening up potential opportunities for new suppliers interested in working with Honda, and should a given technology be selected by the OEM, the related quality, pricing and potential for a global distribution could see that part, component or feature shared across global vehicle production.
2014-08-12
Article
Chrysler Group on Aug. 12 announced creation of a vehicle safety and compliance office, and appointed the former Senior Vice President-Engineering, Scot Kunselman (SAE Member, 1985), to the post. Previously, the company’s global engineering group was responsible for vehicle safety and regulatory compliance.
2014-08-06
Article
Dongfeng Nissan announced groundbreaking for three new design/engineering business units at its Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV) in China. The $81 million (500 million RMB) facility includes the Venucia Design Center, an Advanced Engineering Technology Center, and a Corporate University, with the main phase of construction to be finished in 2015. 
2014-08-05
Article
Volkswagen recently introduced its Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) to the U.S. market, with the introduction of the 2015 Golf and GTI. MQB is at the heart of VW Group's production strategy to overtake Toyota to become the world's biggest automaker by 2018.
2014-08-04
WIP Standard
J1611
This SAE Standard applies to horizontal earthboring machines of the following types: Auger Machines Pipe Pushers Rotary Rod Machines Impact Machines Directional Boring/Drilling Machinessystems, and microtunnelers. The purpose of this document is to encourage common terminology of machine control names, types, and definitions for horizontal earthboring machines.
2014-08-01
WIP Standard
GEIASTD0010A
This document outlines a standard practice for conducting system safety. The system safety practice as defined herein provides a consistent means of evaluating identified risks. Mishap risk must be identified, evaluated, and mitigated to a level as low as reasonably practicable. The mishap risk must be accepted by the appropriate authority and comply with federal (and state, where applicable) laws and regulations, executive orders, treaties, and agreements. Program trade studies associated with mitigating mishap risk must consider total life cycle cost in any decision.

This document is intended for use as one of the elements of project solicitation for complex systems requiring a systematic evaluation of safety hazards and mitigating measures. The Managing authority may identify, in the solicitation and system specification, specific system safety engineering requirements to be met by the Developer.

2014-08-01
Magazine
3-D manufacturing of titanium components takes off MRO providers are discovering ways to innovate their procedures while remaining viable and profitable through the current downturn in government spending. Commercial programs are flying high With economic regeneration underway this year, the rate of ordering new aircraft has been at an all-time high, with the result that backlogs for undelivered new production stretch well into the next decade for some popular models.
2014-07-30
Article
The Electric Power Research Institute has announced a collaboration with 8 automakers and 15 utilities to develop and demonstrate an open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).
2014-07-29
Standard
AS6174A
This SAE Standard standardizes practices to: a. maximize availability of authentic materiel, b. procure materiel from reliable sources, c. assure authenticity and conformance of procured materiel, including methods such as certification, traceability, testing and inspection appropriate to the commodity/item in question, d. control materiel identified as fraudulent/counterfeit, e. and report suspect or confirmed fraudulent/counterfeit materiel to other potential users and Authority Having Jurisdiction.
2014-07-23
Article
The new facility in suburban Detroit puts Aisin World Corp. of America and Aisin Technical Center of America under one roof, adds dynamometer and other resources.
2014-07-23
Article
The 2014 Collegiate Design Series season concluded with the co-located FSAE Lincoln and FSAE Electric events. The University of Kansas placed first in the combustion class, and Universidade Estadual de Campinas did same in the electric class.
2014-07-22
WIP Standard
GEIASTD0006A
This standard defines the requirements for fully replacing undesirable surface finishes using solder dip. Requirements for qualifying and testing the refinished piece parts are also included. This standard covers the replacement of pure tin and Pb-free tin alloy finishes with SnPb finishes. This dipping is different from dipping to within some distance of the body for the purposes of solderability; solder dipping for purposes other than full replacement of pure tin and other Pb-free tin alloy finishes are beyond the scope of this document. It covers process and testing requirements for robotic and semi-automatic dipping process but does not cover purely manual dipping processes, due to the lack of understanding of the appropriate requirements for hand-dipping for tin whisker mitigation at this time. This standard does not apply to piece-part manufacturers who build piece parts with a hot solder dip finish.
2014-07-20
Article
Formerly spread across 12 different buildings on Porsche's development center in Weissach, Germany, engineers doing electrical and electronics work now are co-located as part of an expansion at the Weissach campus.
2014-07-18
WIP Standard
J1538
The terms included in the Glossary are general in nature and may not apply to all manufacturers’ systems. All terms in Section 3 apply to automotive inflatable restraint systems in general which are initiated by an electric or mechanical stimulus upon receipt of a signal from a sensor. These terms are intended to reflect existing designs and the Glossary will be updated as information on other types of systems becomes available. Appendix A is included to identify terminology that is no longer in common use or specifically applicable to inflatable restraint systems, but was published in the December 2001 version of SAE J1538.
2014-07-17
Standard
J139_201407
To provide standard terminology and definitions with regard to ignition systems for spark-ignited internal combustion engines.
2014-07-11
Article
Infor Automotive Exchange from Infor is an electronic data interchange (EDI) and release accounting system designed specifically for automotive tier suppliers.
2014-07-09
Article
Sixteen university teams from the U.S. and Canada will revamp a Chevrolet Camaro into an energy-efficient, eco-smart muscle car without compromise to the vehicle's performance, utility, and safety.
2014-07-01
WIP Standard
GEIAHB859A
The federal government and industry have moved to concurrent acquisition and development processes using integrated process teams (IPTs). These processes are supported by timely, accurate, cross functional access to data within an integrated data environment (IDE) enabled by advances in information technology (IT). Since the advent of acquisition reform in 1994, Data Management (DM) practices have evolved from being directed by a prescriptive set of standards and procedures to use of the guidance in a principles-based standard -- ANSI/EIA 859.

GEIA Handbook 859 provides implementation guidance for ANSI/EIA 859, with discussions of applications of the standard's principles, tools, examples, and case studies. Handbook 859 is organized according to the lifecycle of data management and covers activities from the pre-RFP stage through records disposition.

2014-07-01
Magazine
Global Viewpoints The latest strategies are investigated for vehicle development by automakers and major suppliers. Sports cars embrace array of green technology IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship promotes a variety of green technologies to link racing to the road. More gears, more challenges Many strategies, as well as key software and hardware aspects related to controllers, networks, sensors, and actuators, must be considered to keep automatic transmissions shifting smoothly as more gears are added to improve fuel economy. Advancing structural composites Industry experts address the opportunities and challenges involved with moving toward composite-intensive vehicles, including Nissan's effort to produce a high-volume, fully recyclable composite liftgate with low metal content.
2014-07-01
Book
Dr. Michael J Provost
EVERYTHING WORKS WONDERFULLY is a 250-page A4 softback book written to provide a structured source of guidance and reference information on Servitization and the management of physical assets for people at all levels in industry: • Senior executives considering the expansion of their businesses into the provision of Asset Management services for the products they design and manufacture; • Middle management wishing to know what needs to be done to look after the assets they are responsible for and who to approach for help; • ‘Hands-on’ engineers looking for contacts and advice on detailed tools and techniques. • Academics may also find the book useful as a source of contacts and ideas for research.
2014-06-30
Technical Paper
2014-01-2074
Gilles Nghiem, Shanjin Wang
Abstract The vehicle pass-by noise regulation will change in the near future and noise limits will be lowered significantly. This evolution will require improvement of engine's sound radiation. On the other hand, under the current pressure for fuel economy, future engines will be more and more lightened, and this will have negative impact on engine's sound emission. Therefore, the requirements related to the new pass-by noise regulation should be taken into account in the design of new powertrains, and in some cases, innovative solutions must be developed in order to improve the level of noise of the engine while reducing the masse of the engine. One effective way is to optimize the design of some key engine parts, such as crankshaft and engine bottom structure.
2014-06-27
Article
The Autotech Council announced Thursday in a release that it is joining the AutoHarvest Foundation as a strategic partner. Based in San Jose, Calif., the Autotech Council is a group of technology innovators.
2014-06-26
Standard
J1071_201406
This SAE Standard covers the relative position and direction of motion of controls which influence the movement of the machine and the operating direction only of equipment controls. There is no intention to eliminate or restrict the use of combination controls, automatic controls, or special operating controls. Purpose This document is intended as a guide for designing uniform operator controls for graders. Graders are defined in SAE J/ISO 6165.
2014-06-19
Article
Lack of voice recognition and clumsy Bluetooth pairing were cited by owners of new vehicles as being among the most common type of problems they experience in the first 90 days of vehicle ownership, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality Study (IQS).
2014-06-19
WIP Standard
AS6171/TE
This document describes an evaluation method which measures the effectiveness of a specified test plan used to screen for counterfeit parts. The method includes the determination of the types of defects detected using a specified test plan along with the related counterfeit type coverage. The output of this evaluation will produce the counterfeit defect coverage (CDC), the not-covered defects (NCD), the under-covered defects (UCD), and the counterfeit type coverage (CTC). This information will be supplied to the test laboratory’s customer in both the test report and the Certificate of Quality Conformance. This evaluation method does not address the effectiveness of detecting tampered type devices.
2014-06-19
WIP Standard
GEIATB0002A
This Bulletin is initially intended to be used to convey a combination of information to CM practitioners, both new and already skilled personnel alike. It provides the "what" of CM products and activities; with the "when" of CM correlated to DoD acquisition phases and milestones – thereby giving a time-phased depiction. The document spreadsheet should be read from top to bottom. It shows both the CM activities and products that should be performed and accomplished on a program or project. Next it provides a brief description of the CM activity or product and a column providing a reference(s) to other sources of information to learn even more about how the activity or product should be accomplished. Also included is a column for suggested level of CM control to be applied to the activity/product, from an Industry perspective. Future iterations will include a more complete dataset covering columns for entry criteria, exit criteria and related products from other skillcodes/disciplines.
2014-06-17
Magazine
DuPont: from art to part DuPont's newly appointed global automotive technology director Jeffrey Sternberg, in conversation with Ian Adcock. Igniting the creative spark Ryan Gehm and Lindsay Brooke report on breakthrough technologies at the SAE Congress. Winning ways Ian Adcock exclusively reveals the newly formed Williams Advanced Engineering facility. Driverless future: steering a safe course Google unleashing 100 driverless, motorised pods on to the road has put the need for rigorous safety standards centre stage, as Ian Adcock reports
2014-06-12
Article
Five collegiate teams collected four-digit mpg during the 35th running of SAE Supermileage, where 19 custom-designed vehicles competed for the best fuel economy title.
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