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2016-09-12
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A veteran Volkswagen AG engineer pleaded guilty in federal court to a criminal charge for his involvement in the German automaker’s ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, marking the first criminal charge to date in the year-long investigation into the company’s efforts to circumvent diesel-engine emissions regulations in the United States and Europe.
2016-09-09
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The WLTP and other 'real-world' vehicle test cycles offer new lubrication opportunities for engine designers striving to make further improvements to power units. BP Castrol's chief engineer details what can be done.
2016-09-01
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UQM Technologies, Eaton and Pi Innovo are developing a full electric drivetrain system to include motor, 2-speed transmission and inverter with transmission control unit for the medium- and heavy-duty EV markets.
2016-08-26
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FEV researchers conducted a study to understand the challenges of downsizing a diesel engine from a six-cylinder 7.5-L to a four-cylinder 5.0-L while maintaining performance. They pursued four technology paths.
2016-08-26
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To optimize the fan-shroud shape to maximize cooling air mass flow rates through the heat exchangers of heavy-duty trucks, researchers from Argonne National Lab, Cummins and CD-Adapco used the Adjoint approach to optimization.
2016-08-26
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CNH Industrial and AVL researchers used simulation, test bench, and road testing of a demonstrator vehicle with a WHR system to show significantly reduced fuel consumption.
2016-08-23
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After many years of flat-lining in the supply of new commercial jet engines—with improved models, but with designs dating back to the late 1990s, relying on a continuous path of evolutionary development—a new generation of super-efficient powerplants is entering service, introducing many technologies that will also be applied to future engines.
2016-08-20
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It’s a first for a U.S. Navy ship: running on 100% renewable fuel, that is.
2016-08-19
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Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz show slinky new concept cars that suggest autonomous driving shouldn't be inevitable.
2016-08-18
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FiatChrysler's 2017 model year brings bawdy new Dodge throwback models, more Jeep variants and fewer Fiats.
2016-08-17
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A full stainless-steel version of EZ Drain Valve from Global Sales Group, the manufacturer of the EZ Oil Drain Valve, is now available for diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank applications.
2016-08-17
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Predicting more accurately what happens in the complex chemical reactions between air and fuel when they are compressed and ignited in an IC engine’s combustion chamber—and solving the challenge of exhaust particulates—may have taken a step forward with the creation of the Computational Chemistry Consortium (C3), driven by the auto industry’s need to meet increasingly stringent global emissions regulations.
2016-08-16
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With its new-generation X Series modular diesel engines, Cummins promises new levels of fuel-efficiency and power, compliance with 2017 EPA greenhouse-gas emissions standards and sophisticated OTA capabilities.
2016-08-09
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Daimler Trucks will display its Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck concept, claimed to be the first-ever battery-electric 26-tonne gross weight commercial truck, at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany.
2016-08-05
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Anke Kleinschmit, Daimler AG's Vice President Group Research and Sustainability and Chief Environmental Officer, talks with Automotive Engineering about when to expect all-electric Mercedes-Benz sedans, the realistic timeline for autonomous technology and other strategic industry issues.
2016-08-04
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What does it cost to replace an EV battery at the retail level? For a BMW i3 a new battery will set owners back about $16,000, according to Dr. Christian Cozzarini, BMW Department Head, Environmental Engineering, who spoke at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars.
2016-08-03
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Porsche broke the engineering "golden rule" in developing its latest powertrain family but the resulting engines and gearbox are better than their predecessors in every metric.
2016-08-03
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Raising the octane level of pump gasoline in the U.S. is integral to optimizing advanced combustion engines now in development, said GM and Honda executives at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI. Their comments prompted positive but non-committal comments from Chris Grundler, Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality for the U.S. EPA.
2016-08-02
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For design teams focused on aftertreatment, removing size has become almost as important as removing emissions. Combining catalysts, improving filters and integrating sensors are a few of the techniques being used to minimize package sizes.
2016-08-02
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Semiconductors are tiny compared to the off-highway vehicles that carry them, but their thermal issues aren’t small. Keeping the sub-micron elements of a chip cool is a major challenge for the developers of electronic controls.
2016-07-31
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Made of steel and aluminum, NASA's Airvolt test stand was designed and fabricated to help researchers anticipate system integration challenges and verify and validate electric propulsion components.
2016-07-28
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Modeling and simulation continue to help suppliers and OEMs provide systems and vehicles that do more work while conserving fuel, reducing emissions and keeping costs in check. A broad range of tools come into play as engines and aftertreatment systems move through the design cycle.
2016-07-24
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The first flight of an Su-30 MKI aircraft with a BrahMos missile was successfully achieved at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Airport, Nashik in late June. Sudhir Kumar Mishra, CEO & Managing Director, BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd (BAPL), explained it is the first time in the world that such a heavyweight (2500 kg) supersonic cruise missile has been integrated on fighter aircraft.
2016-07-17
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The material—hot deformed neodymium—is being used first in a new permanent-magnet traction motor powering Honda’s 2017 Freed Sport Hybrid compact minivan. Significantly, the material is not a “heavy” rare-earth metal, one that requires “doping” with dysprosium or terium rare earths to achieve high heat-resistance characteristics.
2016-07-15
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Federal-Mogul will show its new Envirokool piston at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover in September. In the pre-development stage, the piston is designed to withstand higher temperatures by incorporating a sealed-for-life cooling chamber within the piston crown.
2016-07-15
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Validation testing of the new 2-step VCR by several OEMs has been successful to date and is expanding, as the industry examines more sophisticated solutions to meet CO2 regulations.
2016-07-15
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Mississippi State University's Car of the Future, a hybridized Subaru BRZ with advanced software and 3D-priinted innovations, gets an estimated triple-digit mpg while improving acceleration.
2016-07-11
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In harsh environments, relatively small problems like corrosion in a bearing can stop multi-million dollar vehicles where they stand. SKF and Textron are betting that bearings made with high nitrogen corrosion resistant (HNCR) stainless steel technology can reduce downtime on a military landing craft.
2016-07-10
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The revamped midsize SUV gets claimed segment-leading towing capacity, a half-ton improvement versus the 2016MY vehicle.
2016-07-10
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Volvo is using a blast of compressed air as a relatively simple solution to boost torque delivery of its new D5 diesel powering the V90 wagon.
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