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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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Low Speed Pre Ignition (LSPI) is an abnormal combustion event with the potential to cause catastrophic damage to pistons and other components in downsized engines.
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.
2017-06-01
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With a high compression ratio and a comparative abundance of low-rpm torque, VW's new, efficiency-enhancing B-Cycle 4-cylinder engine makes a convincing diesel substitute.
2017-05-23
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The U.S. Justice Dept. files suit against FiatChrysler, alleging the company used Volkswagen-like emissions "defeat devices" for 2014-16 diesel-engined Jeep and Dodge vehicles.
2017-05-21
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With no resolution to a regulatory investigation regarding its diesel-engine control software, the U.S. Justice Dept. hints at legal action against FiatChrysler. The company responds by applying for 2017 emissions certification for the disputed engines.
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.
2017-05-01
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In Volkswagen's Virtual Engineering Laboratory, designers use gesture control to modify concepts via augmented reality. Now, it can also be used by owners of the new Golf; claimed as a first in its segment,.
2017-04-24
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Traditional beam-type drive axles as used in most pickups and full-size SUVs are simple, robust, relatively inexpensive—and a hefty chunk of cast-iron and steel. Benchmark axles for a typical ½-ton pickup weigh 180 lb (82 kg) each.
2017-04-12
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Dodge claims scores of world-firsts and world records with the outlandishly-powered 2018 Challenger SRT Demon musclecar.
2017-04-06
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Low temperature combustion (LTC) remains an area of high interest with extensive research, even though many challenges must still be overcome before LTC sees commercial acceptance.
2017-04-05
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A car sharing study involving college students is providing Denso with feedback that could help the supplier develop new products.
2017-04-05
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Rather than limit itself to three-year product planning cycles, Freudenberg is also looking 35 years into the future to further drive its R&D work.
2017-04-05
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Delpi's new-generation gasoline direct-injection compression-ignition (GDCI) fueling system brings a new level of thermal efficiency for gasoline engines and is said to conquer earlier emissions challenges.
2017-04-03
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The electrical power needed just to process the increasing deluge of incoming and in-vehicle data—generated from on-board sensor arrays, from other vehicles, the infrastructure and the cloud—is “the dirty little secret” of autonomous vehicle engineering.
2017-04-03
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As automakers and the Trump Administration push back on 2025 CAFE standards, at the 2017 SAE High-Efficiency IC Engines Symposium, the EPA documents efficiency-related progress that's occurred under the regulations.
2017-03-21
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Steady technology development and committed infrastructure investment combine to bring fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) to the brink of mainstream applicability.
2017-03-21
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With the 2017 Clarity FCV, Honda gets serious about fuel-cell power and a hydrogen infrastructure.
2017-03-21
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AAM technology chief Phil Guys talks about the new Quantum family of drive axles that deliver up to 40% mass reduction and 40% lower parasitics than incumbent axles.
2017-03-20
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Ford Powertrain boss Bob Fascetti previews the WCX Leadership panel discussion, "How, What and IF You Will Drive in the Next Decade," slated for 9:15am April 6 at Detroit's Cobo Hall.
2017-03-15
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Mathematical modeling has demonstrated that a 12V machine on a small car could achieve over 60% of the energy recovery of a complex full hybrid system, obviating the need for an additional high-voltage battery pack, DC-DC converter and associated control systems.
2017-03-06
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The 7th generation 5 Series, known internally as the G30, focuses on power, torque, mass and aero-drag reduction and refinement.
2017-03-05
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A new version of the LG Chem Z.E. 40 battery delivers nearly double the energy density of its predecessor.
2017-02-24
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The visually captivating Lexus LC coupe debuts Toyota's GA-L architecture and features the new Aisin 10-speed, lightweight construction and a new hybrid powertrain.
2017-02-14
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Lucid Motors makes a move on the credibility scale by taking Automotive Engineering for a city-street romp in a prototype of its Air luxury sedan slated for 2018 production.
2017-02-13
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Leave it to FCA's SRT unit to say it's about time a three-row, soccer-shuttle SUV gets a 475-hp V8.
2017-02-11
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How does a traditional powertrain component supplier stay relevant in an electrified and autonomus future? Rheinmetall Automotive CEO Horst Binnig explains.
2017-02-10
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Designed for lighter weight, smaller space and lower cost than gear drives, BorgWarner’s silent chains technology provides durable performance, even under high speeds typical in hybrid applications.
2017-02-07
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Still riding on a separate hydroformed-steel ladder frame (itself redesigned and CAE-optimized for greater strength and lower mass), the new eight-passenger SUV sheds up to 300 lb (136 kg) compared with the incumbent model. The mass reduction enabled Ford engineers to move to a powertrain format using only the 3.5-L turbocharged V6 with auto stop-start and 10R80 10-speed automatic.
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