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2017-10-15
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The big challenge for Dirk Hacker's engineers was to retain the rear-drive feeling that the M5 is known for; "we want the driver to feel that he can steer the car on the throttle as well as with the steering wheel,” he explained.
2017-10-08
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Invisible A-pillars, hidden air vents, moving floor consoles, power rotating seats, color-changing overheads, and other non-traditional interior features will soon redefine the vehicle cabin.
2017-09-25
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Electro-thermal simulation is fast becoming a must-have modeling tool for design engineers, says Mentor's top executive.
2017-09-08
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The platform concept was created to be capable of supporting multiple vehicle types and multiple wheelbases - with longer range.
2017-09-08
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Automakers are looking to harness the sun's energy to power electrical components in new vehicles
2017-08-24
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The new display features optically bonded, topographical elements. The usual air gap between the display surface and front is eliminated, enabling better visualization.
2017-08-22
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The wheel rim consists of two aluminium (Al) parts, the inner Al carrier star with the Al brake disk and the outer Al rim well with the tyre. Unlike a conventional disc brake, the New Wheel Concept brake engages the Al disk from the inside. This allows it to have a particularly large diameter, enhancing braking performance.
2017-08-21
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The Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems is scheduled to open in early 2020. Two University of Bath professors discuss the details.
2017-08-21
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The Activac system debuted on 2017MY Ford F-150s powered by the second-generation 3.5-L EcoBoost V6. Weighing 1.82 lb, the vacuum-generation system, including hoses, replaced a 2.27 lb cam-driven mechanical pump.
2017-08-15
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BorgWarner is targeting P2 hybrid applications with its new modular systems portfolio to give OEMs optimal electrified-driveline flexibility.
2017-08-10
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The Franco-Japanese alliance continues to show the industry how to meld two OEMs successfully.
2017-08-08
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IBM created the AutoLAB to integrate Watson, IoT and Blockchain technologies into the automotive experience.
2017-08-08
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Reconfigurable processors, which have seen growing use in rapidly-changing infotainment systems, are expanding into advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) as safety systems become more sophisticated.
2017-08-04
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A predatory dragonfly’s ability to detect, track and anticipate the escape maneuvers of a juicy target may provide a link to making autonomous driving safer, according to researchers.
2017-07-25
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Imagine the best in-car audio system you've ever heard. Then remove the speakers.
2017-07-24
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The new DRiV damping system makes pickups and SUVs drive and ride as well as they haul and tow
2017-07-19
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After 2020 the number of ‘new’ engine family introductions will decline, as industry switches its investment over to e-propulsion. Suppliers need to be prepared for this shift.
2017-07-14
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Designed in Japan with exterior surfacing finalized at Honda’s California studio, the 2018 Accord is up to 176 lb (89 kg) lighter than the outgoing model, depending on trim level. Key technical features include two new turbocharged gasoline engines, the first use of a 10-speed automatic transaxle (Honda’s own 10AT) in front-drive sedan, and the return to the low-cowl/thin pillar body architecture.
2017-07-14
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Audi's new active suspension uses a Mobileye monocular camera to generate vertical information from the road with a resolution of 1.2 to 6 inches. Combined with new all-wheel steering and an e-booster, the car greatly benefits from 48-V electrical power.
2017-07-10
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Reconfigurable aerodynamic aids are stretching performance-car envelopes in every direction.
2017-06-26
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Automatic Emergency Braking, or AEB, uses radar to monitor a vehicle's closeness to the vehicle ahead.
2017-06-20
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Under their new non-exclusive cooperation, ZF and Hella have begun jointly developing camera, imaging and radar systems, with the goal of entering production by 2020.
2017-06-16
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Soon, new vehicles will be able to communicate back and forth with each other and with traffic signals.
2017-06-16
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In a production vehicle that Tula tested, conventional operation yielded what was termed an “objectionable” audible boom at 47 Hz with production calibration. However, under DSF operation all firing patterns resulting in frequencies between 44 Hz and 48 Hz were avoided.
2017-06-13
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Multi-disciplinary teams from three global software-engineering facilities model the system’s physics and graphically create control algorithms to embed into a microprocessor.
2017-05-20
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Nissan Europe product planning boss Ponz Pandikithura says total cost of ownership of EVs will drop dramatically.
2017-05-19
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Single source e-boosting allied to 48V technology for small capacity engines in traffic dense environments could "leapfrog" turbo or turbo plus eboost solutions, believes Aeristech's chard Wall.
2017-05-08
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Many autonomous driving plans call for deploying a handful of solid state Lidar sensors on each vehicle, but the Lidar modules used on today’s prototype vehicles are all mechanical systems with moving parts. That’s prompted huge interest in solid-state Lidar, with OEMs and suppliers racing to invest in non-mechanical technologies.
2017-04-17
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More on-board processing power is needed to enable the next generation of vehicle systems, said Dr. Holger Klein, ZF's Head of Car Chassis Technology.
2017-04-11
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As Mercedes and Audi launch the new CO2 A/C refrigerant in production, members of Germany's VDA consortium ask for a compatible SAE standard during the SAE Interior Climate Control Committee meeting in April.
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