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2015-10-16
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The Proterra Catalyst all-electric transit bus nabs double-digit miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), vastly outperforming its diesel, compressed natural gas, and diesel hybrid-electric rivals.
2015-10-16
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The new NormaQuick SSL connector from Norma Group is designed for passenger, commercial, and off-highway vehicles.
2015-10-16
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Interface Performance Materials has introduced two new thermal shields in the Select-a-Shield thermal product family—THH-1010 and TFP-3065—the first innovations in a series scheduled to be released through 2016.
2015-10-05
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Engineers should expect government regulators in the U.S. and Europe to more strictly enforce existing rules and tighten emission-testing protocols, close gaps between laboratory and real-world testing, and perform more spot checks that can catch abuse after new vehicle models are approved for sale.
2015-10-02
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Stanadyne, a U.S.-based global fuel injection systems designer and manufacturer, recently introduced its new EcoForce line of fuel-system components designed to improve fuel economy, performance, and emissions of off-highway diesel powertrains in India, China, and emerging markets.
2015-10-02
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Speaking at the IAA Frankfurt Show, Christian Schäfer, Global Director of Advanced Electrical and Electronic Architectures at Delphi told Automotive Engineering that there are several drivers for the technology that were not present 15 years ago.
2015-09-30
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Combining a DPF with an SCR catalyst into one device will enable the faster light-off times required by the more stringent new regs due in Sept. 2017.
2015-09-24
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The new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, worth $30 billion, brings superior survivability to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. most prolific multi-mission mobility platform.
2015-09-22
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Without idling the truck’s main engines, an auxiliary power unit can provide heating and cooling to maintain a comfortable temperature in the cab and sleeper, as well as power laptops, gaming machines, and microwaves. Fleets need to provide drivers with the ability to maintain their wanted comfort level on the road while also ensuring resources are being used wisely.
2015-09-22
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French start-up Adgero aims to retrofit rail-compatible semi-trailers with ultracapacitor-based hybrid drive units. The Adgero Hybrid System, it is claimed, is the first kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) for heavy-duty trucks.
2015-09-09
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A Schaeffler-developed electric powertrain faces the grueling demands of motorsports competition during the upcoming second season of FIA Formula E racing.
2015-09-08
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Porsche's all-new turbocharged flat-six engines for the 2016 911 Carrera and Carrera S are full of technology tricks for more power and fuel efficiency. Will anyone miss the unblown 3.4-L and 3.8-L units they replace?
2015-09-03
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Dr. Phil Stephenson, General Manager of PACCAR Technical Center, and co-chairman for the SAE 2015 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (ComVEC), discusses several major topics affecting on- and off-highway commercial vehicles, including emissions regulations, embedded software, 24-V electrification, operator assistance technologies, and cybersecurity.
2015-09-02
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What happens when a team of software and robotics "nerds" from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence design a self-driving electric microcar?
2015-09-01
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FCA powertrain engineers have shaved weight and increased the efficiency and power of their do-it-all V6, while preparing it for possible DI turbocharged duty in the not-so-distant future.
2015-08-24
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Even as simulation and virtual design tools get ever more sophisticated, brick-and-mortar test facilities are as important as ever.
2015-08-24
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The challenges for the off-highway industrial engine supplier goes beyond simply meeting ever more stringent emissions regulations in Europe. Their engine designs also need to minimize total cost of ownership while delivering power and fuel efficiency in a worldwide market.
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.
2015-08-11
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A $2.5 million upgrade turns an existing climatic cell into one of the industry's most capable facilities for 4x4 and AWD vehicle development.
2015-07-31
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Can a supercharger with a mechanical variable speed drive give a downsized engine the performance “feel” of a larger-displacement, naturally-aspirated unit without sacrificing efficiency? A joint U.K. research project aims to find out.
2015-07-31
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With an electromagnetic clutch located between the drive pulley and supercharger rotors, the blower can be disengaged during idle, light throttle, and cruising situations.
2015-07-29
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Exhaust from a car's tailpipe is usually considered a bad thing. But exhaust is also used to make engines burn cleaner. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at a technology called Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and its environmental benefits.
2015-07-23
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Porsche, Audi, Toyota, and Nissan each chose a different path for its hybrid-electric prototype racer at Le Mans, but one solution rose to the occasion.
2015-07-23
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The companies have partnered to jointly develop and commercialize a next-generation exhaust system for heavy trucks that incorporates thermoelectric waste heat recovery.
2015-07-16
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Snecma is preparing its supply chain and industrial capabilities for an unprecedented production ramp-up of its LEAP engine, already considered the best selling new engine ever a year before entry into service.
2015-07-07
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The sealing specialist is currently developing two new materials that reportedly will help aircraft manufacturers save weight and production costs while exceeding fire resistance and fireproof requirements for the engine application.
2015-06-17
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Results to date show that the tiny engine also performs happily as a 666-cc twin, demonstrating potential for dynamic downsizing of the EcoBoost power unit.
2015-06-12
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Developed in coordination with the Volvo Group, the D5 and D8 engines feature a newly designed platform with a larger displacement compared to previous versions. The new engines offer improved an engine block stiffness and higher torque at low speed.
2015-06-12
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Small, electrically driven propellers spaced along wing leading-edges could benefit both small and medium-size aircraft
2015-06-09
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To reduce cost and improve performance in engines, Honeywell is offering a software tool to embed virtual sensors in engines, using first-principles models that resides in the engine control unit.
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