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2017-12-28
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Level Zero hero Jeep's iconic Wrangler is all-new-and unapologetically analog. Fusing sensors for the automated-driving future Complex processing architectures, faster networks and even more sophisticated software are vital for 100% accurate Level 4 and 5 systems. Who wants Afreecar? One billion people globally survive on less than $2/day but desperately need personal mobility and electric power. One of the auto industry's most creative minds offers what could be a unique and sustainable solution. Dana opens new chapter on CVTs A dedicated development center is hustling the unique VariGlide "spherical traction drive" toward 2020 production. Plastics key to mobility innovations The 2017 SPE Innovation Awards highlight the design, engineering and materials-science collaborations between vehicle OEMs and their tier suppliers.
2017-11-03
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Rockets re-engineered-a step further into the cosmos Powertrain design for reliability Ice breaker Mazda's Skyactiv-X beats the big companies to market with a promising new engine that marries Otto and Diesel attributes. Advances for off-highway engine design As manufacturers continue to drive out cost and meet a worldwide patchwork of regulatory frameworks, the tools for developing those engines are advancing. From showcase prototypes to advanced analytical techniques, suppliers are helping the cause. Aeroacoustic simulation delivers breakthroughs in aircraft noise reduction Autonomy testing: Simulation to the rescue Autonomous technology development injects new rigors on vehicle-development testing.
2016-12-02
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Autonomous plows ahead Agriculture, construction, mining-even marine-are advancing autonomous technology to improve the productivity and safety of vehicles on the job. Expediting engine design Simulation tools drive development of the most complex, fuel- efficient and powerful engines ever seen in off-highway applications. Industry 4.0: The smart factory arrives The plants that produce vehicles and their high-tech systems are increasingly employing intelligent systems, Big Data and advanced analytics to improve quality, safety and efficiency. The future is not so far-off Enhanced Cat 3500 engine boosts power 20%, trims fuel usage by 10% Phase 2 GHG rules driver for advanced technology, alternative fuels Eaton demonstrates waste heat recovery, variable valve actuation for HD diesels Hyliion develops add-on hybrid system for semi-trailers that reduces fuel consumption by 30% Tech-heavy Iveco Z Truck concept spawns 29 patents EPA's Grundler talks Phase 2 regs
2014-05-08
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Executive Viewpoints Off-highway industry executives write about some of the challenges and trends facing the industry over the next 20 years, and the innovation that will be required to stay competitive and sustainable. Annual product guide A product roundup showcasing the newest and most innovative supplier technologies in a variety of areas such as Powertrain & Energy, Electronics, Hydraulics, Materials, Testing & Simulation, Body and Chassis, and Interiors.
2013-02-07
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Powdered tires Researchers quantify several environmental benefits associated with using ultra-fine scrap tire rubber powders in virgin and recycled rubber and plastics compounds.
2013-02-02
Magazine
Green revolution How green can a car plant be? Hugh Hunston travels to Tangiers to discover if Dacia has the answers Stop, thief! Facial recognition could be the answer Manufacturing reformation Additive 3D printing could well revolutionise manufacturing, as Ian Adcock discovers
2012-07-25
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An eye on the road ahead Professor Alan Baddeley tells Ian Adcock how driving can be made easier and safer Bearing gifts Ian Adcock discovers from Federal Mogul how bearings will improve engine efficiency Raising the roof Tony Lewin reports on a new breed of open tops and convertibles
2012-05-25
Magazine
The welding game changer Daniel Jubera of Novelis talks exclusively to Ian Adcock about its new laser weldable aluminium On the supercharge A new variable supercharger from V-Charge could herald a new era of downsized engines. Ian Adcock reports Making the MOST of in-car data Mark Fletcher takes a look at MOST and discovers how it is helping OEMs to keep pace with consumer demands
2012-05-03
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Perkins Insights into sustainability: Environmental, economic, and/or societal goals for a successful, and long-lasting, off-highway industry. - Sustainability matters Cummins Insights into sustainability: Environmental, economic, and/or societal goals for a successful, and long-lasting, off-highway industry. - Ready for more Eaton Insights into sustainability: Environmental, economic, and/or societal goals for a successful, and long-lasting, off-highway industry. - Unskew the talent system and build a sustainable future Sauer-Danfoss Insights into sustainability: Environmental, economic, and/or societal goals for a successful, and long-lasting, off-highway industry. - Value-added engineering takes time out of the equation Bosch Rexroth Insights into sustainability: Environmental, economic, and/or societal goals for a successful, and long-lasting, off-highway industry. - Focusing on technology, for sustainability Mentor Graphics Insights into sustainability: Environmental, economic, and/or societal goals for a successful, and long-lasting, off-highway industry. - Knowledge-keep it, don't lose it Dana Insights into sustainability: Environmental, economic, and/or societal goals for a successful, and long-lasting, off-highway industry. - Sustainability driven by technological innovation and global footprint MathWorks Insights into sustainability: Environmental, economic, and/or societal goals for a successful, and long-lasting, off-highway industry. - Moving toward sustainable product development with model-based design TDT Insights into sustainability: Environmental, economic, and/or societal goals for a successful, and long-lasting, off-highway industry. - Aerodynamic design methodology meets commercial challenges in off-highway industry
2012-04-18
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Putting electrification to work For fleets, going green is a high priority-but making green is an even higher one. A move to 'more electric' engines Researchers detail a motor control design for the fuel system of a more electric aero engine, focusing on the necessary safety and reliability aspects. 2012-13 Hybrid Vehicles Guide A quick reference to the latest production HEVs and their key specifications.
2012-02-28
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Solving the carbon problem Promoting a sustainable future for the transportation industry will benefit the welfare of humankind. My Baja SAE journey Every day, I realize how much Baja SAE has taught me-both in life and in engineering. Honda unveils next-gen motorcycle powertrains New engines designed for low-speed torque, fuel efficiency, and riding 'character' are coupled with new DCT and CVT transmissions. Three rules of career management for 2012 Do you have a career management plan to ensure your career growth in times of corporate chaos?
2012-01-25
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Alternative fuels heat up This is a rich time for combustion researchers. The need for better fuel efficiency and improved emissions has never been greater. New software model to help engine makers meet diesel soot standards Simulation enables engineers to predict particulate formation early in the design process.
2011-03-01
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Future testing of active safety systems To speed up the introduction of active safety systems, efficient standardized test programs are needed, including alternatives to test-track testing. Engine management on a budget Tata Technologies engineers at the recent SAE Convergence event provided an inside look at how they developed the Nano's low-cost EMS and reduced development time and cost with extensive use of modern tools. Racing for the green Changes are coming to Indy Car and Formula One to focus on green technology that applies to production vehicles. Taking strides together SAE 2011 World Congress host company General Motors touts teamwork as a way to expand industry knowledge and encourage energy efficiency.
2010-05-01
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Spotlight on Ulrik Grape Ulrik Grape, president Ener1 Europe, gives Ian Adcock an insight into the future of EVs Technological Tour De Force This year's SAE World Congress was a showcase for advanced technologies. We highlight those that impressed most Wankel's new lease of life Once dismissed for its oil consumption and high wear rates, Wankel rotary engines could be reborn in a range extender, as Ian Adcock discovers
2010-03-01
Magazine
Jaguar's green technology Jaguar is synonymous with sporting elegance and refinement-and now also high tech materials and green endeavour. Ian Adcock gets the inside story from the all new XJ's engineering design team Spotlight on Phil Hodgkinson Phil Hodgkinson talks with Ian Adcock about Jaguar Land Rover's future engineering strategy EcoBoost set to cut fuel consumption by 20% Ford's EcoBoost is about more than cutting engine capacity and adding direct injection, turbocharging and twin variable camshafts. Automotive Design reveals the technology behind the headlines
2010-01-19
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Top new engines AEI editors highlight the most significant powerplants of the new year and beyond. Ferrari V8 The new 4.5-L engine for the 458 Italia challenges turbo units on power and specific output. Ford V6 Significant changes to the Duratec 37 for the 2011 Mustang result in Camaro-beating power with 30-mpg efficiency. Hyundai 2.4 Theta II GDI The company revs output of its four-cylinder family with its first application of gasoline direct injection. Porsche Turbo flat six Direct injection and special dry-sump lubrication boost power and torque of the latest 911 Turbo powerhouse. Toyota V10 Nine years in development by Toyota and Yamaha, the 9000-rpm engine for Lexus' new LFA supercar boasts an abundance of titanium and a unique counterbalancer system.
2009-07-01
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Everything but the engine While an economical engine is the heart of a fuel-efficient vehicle, all other components contribute as well. From tires to body styles, here is a look at vehicles technologies that save fuel. Getting personal Electronics suppliers are developing systems for cars that help automakers adapt more functions to each driver's preferences. The lithium-ion charge is on Multiple engineering trade-offs define the capabilities and limitations of the latest lithium-ion batteries for next-generation hybrid, plug-in, and pure-electric vehicles. Braking forces Braking distance is one of the least important criteria when comparing braking systems, even for high-performance applications.
2009-05-01
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Spearheading the EV revolution Tesla Motors' JB Straubel has built an engineering team that is challenging the traditional auto-engineering culture- and may be a blueprint for the future. Truckin' along Alternative power sources, aerodynamic designs, and electronics intergration mark the road ahead for the heavy-truck industry. Roads with something to say With the goal of reducing the accident rate and improving traffic flow, automakers and suppliers are developing new technologies to make intelligent transportation systems even smarter. a new fuel in town A company new to the automotive industry brings fresh ideas and products to the vehicle-electrification party. A featherweight future Hypercar visionary Amory Lovins sees auto engineering following aerospace in its use of advanced structural composites. Virtual revolution Liquid crystal displays are replacing analog gauges to give drivers more information in a reconfigurable format.
2009-04-01
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A winning iQ SAE members voted Toyota's new microcar the Best Engineering Vehicle for 2009. The iQ shows its smarts with brilliant packaging, city-friendly efficiency, and superb overall execution. Diesel or gasoline hybrids? As the global financial crisis deepens, companies must hone their R&D programs and attempt to choose winning technologies with the European OEMs, in particular, debating their hybrid strategies. Engine upgrade With displacements headed downward but output expectations undiminished, evolving sensor technologies and strategies are helping to give a boost to engine performance, efficiency, and emissions. Smooth riding ahead Integration and continuous development are the key words as chassis dynamics head into this century's second decade. Building in smarter materials Technologies that can automatically respond to changing conditions are expected to show up increasingly in future automobiles.
2009-03-01
Magazine
Toward greener skies Engine designers harness new technologies to embrace the eco-challenge. Going with the flow Advanced balances, pressure-sensitive paint, and wind-tunnel testing streamline aircraft aerodynamics. Orbital drilling goes mainstream for the Dreamliner Boeing and Novator worked together to overcome the obstacles of drilling holes into new material combinations being used in next-gen aircraft.
2009-03-01
Magazine
Lighten up! Automakers and suppliers accelerate their efforts to reduce vehicle weight by engineering them for greater use of lighter, stronger materials. Combustion research heats up As calls for lower CO2 emissions grow louder, fuel system, valvetrain, electronic control, and analytical technologies are helping to unlock greater efficiences inside the cylinder. Touching the future Sensors and screens are replacing push buttons as touch controls get more sophisticated and user-friendly. Waving the 'green' flag SAE 2009 World Congress host company Honda calls for collaboration and urgency in the race for green mobility.
2009-02-01
Magazine
NAIAS concepts Though industry sales projections for 2009 were dire, automakers pushed forward with new environmentally friendly technology in concept vehicles with an eye on sportiness. Electrifying changes for F1 Teams adopt hybrid power and adapt to slick tires. Memorable advances Bigger memories, faster cores let engineers boost efficiency and reduce emissions in engines. Material opportunities Compacted graphite iron, aluminum, and composites have significant roles in engine downsizing, but steel's capability and potential endures. Building blocks Engineering a good engine is half the battle; getting it through the assembly process without introducing flaws is the final victory. Innovative Thinking 101 West Virginia University professor Dr. James E. Smith issues a call for innovation as one of the central themes of his term as SAE's 2009 President. New 7 Series improves all over From better fuel efficiency to more luxury accoutrements, BMW does more than one-up its flagship.
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