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2015-05-27
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Efforts to replace tropical rubber trees with a wild desert shrub that grows in Southwestern U.S. and Mexico are just beginning to bear fruit.
2015-04-01
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New water-rejecting coating explored by chemists at University College London and other universities makes for tough self-cleaning surfaces that might work on motor vehicles.
2015-03-05
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Developed in partnership with IBM and location cloud company HERE, Continental’s latest evolution of its eHorizon software uses digital mapping and cloud-based data analytics to give drivers real-time information on dynamic events such as weather, accidents, and traffic jams.
2015-02-13
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General Motors' Fuel Cell Chief Engineer revealed some interesting technical developments during the recent 2015 SAE Hybrid and EV Technology Symposium.
2014-12-29
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Packing a 640-hp supercharged LT4 V8 under its muscular, CFD-designed hood, Cadillac's new performance flagship strikes many developmental balances, said Chief Engineer Tony Roma.
2014-10-24
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Aurora Flight Sciences a contract for the accelerated development of its SideArm launch and recovery system. Demonstration of the SideArm technology was a key part of Aurora's work on the Tactically Enhanced Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program.
2014-09-08
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Additional $35 million will fund the company’s unique research center an additional five years, concentrating on a ‘safe transition’ to future of automated and connected vehicle technologies.
2014-05-21
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The actual J1349 rating is more than 100 hp more than Chrysler engineers teased in late May. The automaker's first production supercharged V8 uses a Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger supplied by IHI. The engine's high-output spec required extensive upgrading of engine reciprocating components to handle the extra loads.
2014-05-15
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Stiff but flexible trailing-edge beams could replace conventional wing flaps to boost aerodynamic efficiency.
2014-05-01
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Conti's new 48-V hybrid system is a package-efficient module aimed at delivering much of the functionality of a 200- to 400-V hybrid system for a fraction of the cost. It will enter production in 2016 at two OEMs.
2013-12-26
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Algorithms rein in redundant motor-in-wheel drives to keep lightweight EVs safe and stable.
2013-04-18
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Leoni AG, a wiring systems supplier, describes competitiveness of aluminum wiring with enhanced corrosion protection of joints. Shows preformed harnesses that simplify assembly line installation. Describes thermal protection systems for these harnesses, and calls them production-ready.
2013-03-12
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Subsystems in cars are becoming smarter and ever more dependent on connecting with data from other systems. From door to exhaust systems, where once fit and finish was the only "integration" required, designing in isolation is no longer an option.
2012-10-24
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1-D and 3-D virtual prototyping provide an end to the over-engineering of subsystems in the days of cost and time crunching.
2012-10-02
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Goodyear is developing an internal mechanically driven pump that keeps commercial truck tires topped off.
2012-09-13
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Elimination of moving parts is just one advantage TRW is citing about its new Electric Horn System (EHS) announced Sept. 12. The company employs a special coating by which the steering-wheel airbag cover is rendered touch-sensitive.
2012-01-26
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Canadian researchers are finding ways to reduce landing noise in a facility designed to study the sounds that come from the interaction of certain airplane parts and wind.
2012-01-19
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Bridgestone and Yokohama unveil non-pneumatic concept tires.
2011-12-08
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General Motors patented the ferritic-nitro carburizing (FNC) process and will apply it to 80% of its U.S. production brake rotors by 2016. Shiny, hard-wearing rotors are the result.
2011-11-14
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SHANGHAI, CHINA—Monday morning, Nov. 14, 2011—There’s never been an event like it: four days of in-depth technology sessions, workshops, and professional networking, all focused on the main elements of the electrified vehicle propulsion system.
2011-11-04
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Gentech’s SCR sensor is designed to detect the presence of and measure the level and temperature of AdBlue, the diesel emission fluid used in exhaust aftertreatment to reduce NOx emissions.
2011-10-31
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Meggitt Sensing Systems offers the Endevco model 2226C, a compact adhesive-mounted piezoelectric accelerometer designed for the general-purpose vibration testing of smaller structures and objects.
2011-05-09
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Jay Iyengar, Chrysler's Global Director and Chief Engineer of Electrified Powertrain Systems, talks about her company's hybrid and EV developments in this AEI video interview from April's 2011 SAE World Congress.
2011-04-19
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EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality Director Margo Oge outlined the government's first steps toward 2017-2025 fuel-economy rulemaking, on an SAE Congress technical panel. Veteran engineers on the panel noted that the industry needs time to find affordable technology solutions.
2011-04-13
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Sherif Marakby, Ford’s Director of Electrification Programs and Engineering, talks about Ford's drive to reduce systems cost in electrified powertrains, in an April 12 video interview at the SAE World Congress.
2011-03-24
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5:00 p.m. Wednesday March 23, Indianapolis: I always say, you can judge the effectiveness of any professional conference by how much of the audience remains during the last hour. No matter how riveting the final panel, the attendees are usually yawning by 3 p.m.
2011-03-16
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The three-day meeting drew record attendance and included a day focused on EVs. SAE Magazines Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke conducted eight video interviews of some of the top technology experts in attendance. The video links are included here.
2010-11-15
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The federal safety regulation (No. 126) that is driving OE installations of electronic stability control systems also applies to aftermarket parts. A SEMA task force is developing a vehicle test simulation program to enable members of the trade group to provide a "do no harm" assurance for their add-on and replacement parts.
2010-08-20
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The DynaMax system features a multidisc clutch and electrically driven gerotor pump with active computer control. It's biased toward fuel economy but quickly handles front-rear torque splits for improved vehicle traction.
2010-06-25
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Congress is moving quickly to pass a new automotive safety standards bill in the wake of the Toyota "sudden acceleration" uproar.
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