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2016-03-14
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The new GTC4 Lusso is able to send up to 20% more torque to the front axle with a maximum 1400 N·m to either wheel and up to 90% of torque to the outer wheel during cornering, according to Michael Leiters.
2016-03-12
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Cloud service providers are playing an increasingly growing role in the drive to provide more features, functions and services. Companies are working on strategies that provide "cloud" access without compromising safety.
2016-03-07
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GKN Driveline has developed a family of lightweight constant velocity joint systems that enables rear-wheel drive platforms to save more than 4 kg.
2016-03-06
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Dana Holding Corp.’s Spicer Smart Suite technology is a platform of fully integrated, connected-vehicle features that converts operating data from the drivetrain into actionable insights for enhancing productivity, improving operator and machine safety and reducing total operating costs.
2016-02-19
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At the recent 2016 SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium in California, Automotive Engineering talked with Tim Grewe, GM’s Director of General Electrification, about the role of controls in the electrified vehicle space.
2016-02-08
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Developers are starting to adapt complex design simulations into easy to use tablet apps. Could gear box designs using non-linear stress analysis, fatigue predictions, and CFD be coming to your smartphone?
2016-01-06
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The $1 billion venture, funded for five years, will focus on autonomous vehicle technologies, artificial intelligence, materials science, robotics, and more.
2015-10-21
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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.
2015-10-19
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Two books from SAE International detail advancements in these areas through the compilation of relevant technical papers.
2015-08-14
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Huge factories and technical improvements are slowly pushing battery pack costs down toward the $100/kW·h turning point that's expected to democratize electrified vehicles.
2015-07-13
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Mark Brooks of Southwest Research Institute’s Automation and Data Systems Division discusses the latest issues and technologies related to cybersecurity for commercial vehicles.
2015-06-30
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Off-highway machine mounting systems, especially the cab mounting system, significantly affect the operator comfort in the cab by providing enough damping for a good ride and isolating the structure-borne forces from traveling into the cab.
2015-06-02
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The WI system is in pilot development with a Bosch customer. Test results to date show a reduction of fuel consumption at high loads and low rpm (up to 4% improvement on the NEDC cycle); reduction or avoidance of fuel enrichment and lower exhaust-gas temperatures at high loads and high rpm, and improved torque.
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.
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