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2013-01-17
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The unique design of the Karma's rear subframe assembly increases the challenge of ensuring the integrity of the fuel tank in a rear end crash as required for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 301 certification.
2012-12-19
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Daimler's decision to halt use of the new refrigerant on safety concerns leads to a product defense by joint-venture suppliers Honeywell and DuPont, citing SAE studies and their own tests. Although GM is the only U.S. maker with R-1234yf cars, Ford also backs the refrigerant's use.
2012-12-16
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The new approach of researchers at Battery Design LLC and CD-adapco avoids the limitations of the standard approach by resolving the structure of the electrode and explicitly modeling the transport of lithium in the electrolyte and solid phases.
2012-12-13
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The City of Raleigh is the first municipality nationwide to join a special program to test wireless electric vehicle charging technology. It joins six other participants to date in the second phase of Evatran's so-called Apollo Program launching early in 2013 to further demonstrate the company's technology, which it brands Plugless Power.
2012-11-26
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With a broad product range and competitive pressures, Caterpillar is increasingly relying on CAE simulation to enhance product development. One of its simulation managers is seeing the advent of stochastic simulation to further enhance that development.
2012-11-01
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The CVLL Series of high-brightness pulsed laser diodes from OSI Laser Diode offers eye-safe devices with low divergence and high brightness to deliver reliable and stable output power of up to 75 W.
2012-10-29
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SAE International is introducing a personnel credentialing program that enables engineers, product development technicians, and associated personnel to earn a Certificate of Competency or Certification in the Design Review Based on Failure Modes (DRBFM) methodology.
2012-10-24
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1-D and 3-D virtual prototyping provide an end to the over-engineering of subsystems in the days of cost and time crunching.
2012-10-22
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Autoliv said Oct. 19 that it will expand its technical center for active safety and vehicle restraint development in Shanghai, China. The expansion will enable the company to increase its crash testing, engineering of passive and active safety systems, and global core airbag development in China.
2012-10-15
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Engineers from Suzuki Motor Corp. developed an efficient method for simulating an ATV landing after a jump so that the strength of the frame can be quickly determined at an early design stage.
2012-09-20
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After years in lithium-ion battery development—and fed up over material costs that remain punishingly high—Subash Dhar decided the original automotive battery chemistry still has big potential for hybrid vehicles.
2012-09-13
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The U.S. government, via several of its transportation-related agencies, is sponsoring the project, which it claims is the largest-ever road test of connected-vehicle crash-avoidance technologies.
2012-09-06
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The new release of Virtualizer improves modeling productivity through a new model authoring feature and IP specification import function.
2012-09-06
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One of the many system components of concern to OEMs and aftermarket service providers is the elastomeric seals used at the different joints in automotive air-conditioning. One critical aspect of seal performance is permeation, and the material compatibility issues likely to arise in relation to it, due to the new refrigeration chemistry.
2012-09-04
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A recreational off-highway vehicle roll-over system simulates both untripped and tripped real-world 90° rollovers using actual ROVs on a simulator.
2012-08-29
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The all-composite commercial aircraft has become a reality, and the need for the aircraft designer to consider electromagnetic threats has also grown. Bombardier Core Electromagnetic Engineering has conducted a lightning indirect effect measurements campaign on different cylindrical barrels simulating all-metal and all-composite fuselages.
2012-08-20
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ETAS ASCMO accurately predicts complex system behaviors by using a model based on a minimal number of measurements taken from the actual system, thus significantly reducing the effort required for testing on real-world systems.
2012-08-20
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The Dearborn Protocol Adapter (DPA 5) is a dual- or quad-CAN vehicle network translator device offering OEM diagnostics and ECU reprogramming capabilities in a single device for both the commercial vehicle and automotive industries.
2012-08-20
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Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. reports that recent testing results by the Department of Sanitation in New York City and Emisstar LLC showed fuel-economy improvement while lowering exhaust emissions using Evans waterless heavy-duty engine coolant.
2012-08-20
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dSpace is offering a realistic early-simulation solution with its new dSpace Offline Simulator that can simulate virtual ECUs on a PC.
2012-08-20
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Vector CANtech’s VN1600 devices provide the network interface for Vector tools such as CANoe, CANalyzer, CANape, Indigo, vFlash, as well as customer applications.
2012-08-20
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Minimizer’s operations team has invested in a three-dimensional prototyping system from Stratasys Engineering to help get new products to market quicker.
2012-08-20
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Mentor Graphics Corp. recently released a general-purpose software solution that combines 1-D and 3-D computational fluid dynamics.
2012-08-20
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The new release of MapleSim 6, the physical modeling and simulation platform from Maplesoft, provides tighter Modelica integration.
2012-06-27
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Federal-Mogul's Durabowl process and new 2D ultrasonic testing helps OEMs develop diesel pistons that will endure the higher mechanical and thermal loads associated with downsizing and boosting trends.
2012-06-08
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The increased number of onboard sensors provides opportunity for prognostics that predict future vehicle health. Wireless connectivity increases opportunity to use cloud servers to mine data and provide the computing power. However, privacy issue caused the cancellation of the program for Nissan's Leaf.
2012-05-31
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This evolution in complexity has forced validation engineers to evolve the way in which they find and correct the growing myriad of defects inherent in embedded software design.
2012-05-29
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Creaform offers a line of MetraSCAN optical CMM scanners for accurate reverse engineering applications in the lab and on the shop floor.
2012-05-18
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New Denso system, Hyundai EV project demonstrate efficiencies from separate zones for climate control. A Delphi/General Motors project with a DOE grant evaluates use of thermoelectric modules for spot cooling in front-seat occupant zones.
2012-05-18
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The European Union in April adopted two regulations designed to enhance the safety of trucks with a gross vehicle weight exceeding 3500 kg and buses with more than eight passenger seats, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations.
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