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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.
2016-07-05
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ZF leverages driver-assistance systems initially employed in the passenger car segment to make off-highway equipment more automated and safer to operate.
2016-07-05
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Modular Exhaust, a division of GLSV, features custom sizing for three different shapes of mufflers—circular, elongated, and rectangular—as well as custom-shaped non-modular mufflers, which are available upon request.
2016-06-28
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Daimler Trucks' Dr. Wilfried Achenbach, who is serving as chairman of the SAE 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, discusses a range of significant technology issues including automated driving, Phase 2 GHG regs, the Industrial Internet of Things, cybersecurity and plans for the SuperTruck.
2016-06-28
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Start of production for the plug-in hybrid Chrysler Pacifica minivan begins in late 2016, marking a milestone as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)'s first mass-produced PHEV.
2016-06-21
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As part of a recently announced initiative, NASA is in the midst of researching a number of strategic projects that include quiet supersonic flight, electric distributed propulsion, and hybrid wing aircraft, with goals that include demonstrating advanced technologies to reduce fuel use, emissions and noise, and accelerate possible introduction to the marketplace.
2016-06-14
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BWI Group believes its second-generation Magneto Rheological (MR) powertrain mount helps meet downsized-powertrain NVH challenges.
2016-05-24
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Mazda's new flagship SUV sheds significant weight with a high-strength steel intensive body structure, while introducing a new turbocharged 4-cylinder and improved interior.
2016-05-20
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The first fruit of the latest Ford and GM join project on transmissions was unveiled recently, and it sure looks sweet. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at Ford and GM's new 10-speed automatic transmission.
2016-05-19
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International becomes the first truck OEM to bring over-the-air programming capability to Cummins-powered on-highway vehicles.
2016-05-19
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PACCAR and Allison Transmission engineers are working together on an engineering program to release the fully automatic Allison TC10 in Kenworth T680 and T880 and Peterbilt Models 567 and 579 with both PACCAR and Cummins engines.
2016-05-18
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The new, patent-pending Fumoto SX-series of engine oil drain valves is comprised of two fully integrated parts: the through bolt and oil-flow control body.
2016-05-16
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Powered exoskeletons, perhaps the ultimate in personal mobility, are no longer mere sci-fi/comic book fantasies. Hyundai/Kia is among the innovators working to reduce system cost in this exciting field.
2016-05-13
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ZF sees many advantages and possibilities of knowledge transfer across divisions, as almost all technologies from the automotive sector also can be used in trucks, buses and off-highway vehicles, according to Dr. Klaus Geißdörfer, EVP of the Industrial Technology Division.
2016-05-13
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Agility Fuel Systems’ 2016 160 DGE behind-the-cab compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system is said to deliver the most efficient package of any CNG heavy-duty vehicle system on the road today.
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