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2014-03-03
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One of the subject areas garnering the most attention at the SAE 2014 World Congress is aerodynamics because of its effect on vehicle efficiency through drag reduction and the potential for real-world fuel economy gains.
2014-02-26
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Technical sessions focused on interiors at the SAE 2014 World Congress span the designated technology areas, including electronics, materials, and safety/testing. One example in the electronics area, to take place April 8 at 9:30 a.m., covers multi-media systems. As part of the discussion, Takata researchers will present new touchscreen concepts such as a smart display surface that could benefit steering-wheel design.
2014-02-17
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The four-year, $15 million development program with UW-Madison and Wayne State University aims to achieve diesel levels of efficiency and torque, with lower emissions and cost—in an advanced gasoline-fueled engine.
2014-02-12
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A new approach is presented for wind tunnel calibrations based on a limited number of dynamic pressure measurements and a predictive technique using Neural Network (NN).
2014-02-12
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The methodology enables material selection and design optimization of energy absorbers for pedestrian protection based on a simple laboratory test and FE model, eliminating the need for extensive vehicle testing.
2014-02-04
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In teaming with Honda, Subaru, Jaguar Land Rover, MIT AgeLab, and Touchstone Evaluations to do basic research, Denso's Doug Patton says objective is "toolkit" for developing new HMIs.
2014-01-30
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BYD and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently announced some findings from a two-month pilot test on a 40-ft BYD battery-electric bus conducted in Manhattan from Aug. 25 to Oct. 25 of last year. The electric bus maker also recently completed the first phase of a 10-month trial, which commenced this past summer in Gatineau, Quebec, and Ottawa, Ontario, again using a 40-ft BYD-supplied electric bus.
2014-01-30
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Dana Holding Corp. on Jan. 28 dedicated an 8000-m² (86,000-ft²) technology center in Pune, India. Its 240-plus engineers there do work for OEMs in the light-vehicle, commercial-vehicle, and off-highway markets in India and in the region.
2014-01-30
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Battery behemoth Johnson Controls and Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI, announced Jan. 29 that they will team to identify and validate new energy-storage technologies for vehicles. Johnson Controls says it will donate and install state-of-the-art test equipment and deploy technical resources to the university to propel academic and applied research into optimizing vehicle and battery design.
2014-01-28
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High-contrast IR wire grid polarizers from Edmund Optics are suited for broadband infrared applications that require high transmission and contrast, including spectroscopy and thermal imaging.
2014-01-28
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The Palmer model PTG200 digital pressure gauge from Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group is an excellent substitute for mechanical precision pointer pressure gauges.
2014-01-22
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In parallel with the auto industry's car design and engineering challenges runs the vital function of testing. With the advent of EVs and HEVs it has acquired an increasingly complex dimension.
2014-01-22
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Of eleven minicars evaluated in recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) "small overlap front" crash testing, only one achieved an "acceptable" rating. With "good" ratings in the testing organization's four other categories, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark qualifies as an IIHS 2014 Top Safety Pick—the only one among minicars.
2014-01-20
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The system is a late step in Ford’s building-block approach to self-driving cars. Existing assistance systems will be integrated and use improved sensors, hardware, and software.
2014-01-15
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Acoustic performance has become a key competitive factor for off-highway equipment due to an increasing focus on operator comfort and noise pollution as well as continuing regulatory pressure.
2014-01-12
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The diagnostics of machinery requires analysis of the time series of sensor and control signals.
2014-01-08
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A widely used material for lightning strike protection of CFRP structures within the aerospace industry is expanded metal foil (EMF). An issue with EMF is micro cracking of the paint, which can result in corrosion of the metal foil and subsequent loss of conductivity. Boeing researchers examined the issues of stress and displacement in the composite structure layup, which contribute to paint cracking caused by aircraft thermal cycling.
2014-01-07
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Because its engineers have made faster progress than expected, Toyota will offer a fuel-cell car in the U.S. in 2015—earlier than it had planned—the company announced Jan. 6 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
2014-01-03
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Liquid ring pumps are used in aircraft fuel systems in conjunction with main impeller pumps and are used for priming the pump system as well as to remove fuel vapor and air from the fuel.
2014-01-02
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After a 10-month selection process involving 25 proposals from 24 states, the U.S. FAA has chosen six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test site operators across the country. In selecting the six test site operators, the FAA considered geography, climate, location of ground infrastructure, research needs, airspace use, safety, aviation experience, and risk.
2013-12-27
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Macro Sensors CD series of subminiature LVDT position sensors features a lightweight, low-mass core, compact 0.375 in diameter, and accuracy necessary for many aerospace applications with tight space and weight restrictions.
2013-12-19
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The goal of the program, which began in 2007, is to advance development of new sensor and control technologies with the aim of applying them to the active safety systems of future vehicles.
2013-12-19
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As some features quiet children, others interfere with driver concentration on the road ahead, studies by AAA and MIT find. Toyota is testing transfer of tasks to passengers to relieve the driver of cognitive overload.
2013-12-10
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ExhaustTrak from Sierra-CP Engineering, the Automotive Test Division of Sierra, was designed in response to customer requirements for a rugged, accurate, and fast solution for direct exhaust mass flow measurement, and is specifically designed for transient cycle flow rate measurement.
2013-12-06
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If smaller and thinner particles can be aligned in a certain way, it may be possible for a battery to hold a charge 50% longer than current batteries can.
2013-12-05
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AEI is not a publication that would normally embrace road impressions of a vehicle: the extraordinary Volkswagen XL1 is a very rare exception.
2013-12-04
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While shifting the manufacturing process of a composite part from pre-impregnated to a new liquid resin injection process, the Composites Development team at Bombardier Aerospace had to redesign the component to a new set of design allowables. The Integrated Product Development Team was able to quickly provide a turnkey solution that resulted in a positive business case for both weight and cost.
2013-12-02
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Millbrook Proving Ground in the U.K. has introduced a Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS).
2013-11-26
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UniWest has expanded the EddyView family with three portable eddy current testing instruments: the Prime, Pro, and Premium instruments are off-the-shelf and readily available.
2013-11-26
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Asylum Research’s blueDrive photothermal excitation is available on its Cypher atomic force microscopes.
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