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2013-05-10
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Advanced insulation packages, solar reflective film, and other thermal-management technologies enable heavy vehicles to reduce idle climate control loads, as demonstrated by NREL's CoolCab project in collaboration with industry OEMs and suppliers.
2013-05-08
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At an April 2013 NTSB forum on batteries, a Saft representative says the company tests every one of the cells it produces—something not all cell makers can say.
2013-05-07
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Many product development organizations have adopted model-based design to meet emissions regulations while reducing fuel consumption and ownership cost.
2013-05-07
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USCAR group develops small handheld test instrument using a miniature sensor to accurately measure air pressure buildup in electrical connectors.
2013-05-06
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Many believe that systems engineering principles are indeed the solution to electrical and electronic complexity and that companies who fail to embrace this paradigm will fall behind, or worse.
2013-05-03
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The topic of simulation can generate a wide variety of responses depending on who is speaking and their experience with the virtual development environment.
2013-05-01
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An oil refinery product currently used as a component in gasoline and as a petro-chemical feedstock could become a viable future fuel for light-duty passenger vehicles.
2013-04-29
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Embedded systems are providing new levels of efficiency, performance, and safety to off-highway vehicles.
2013-04-25
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Air-conditioning is essential for comfort and safety (defrost), but it uses fuel that could move the car, so it also is a target for improving vehicle fuel economy. New EPA test will give it the chance of proving it has developed fuel-sipping ways.
2013-04-23
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An SAE International study group comprising 10 global automakers has completed an updated fault-tree analysis of R-1234yf that indicates "the risk of passenger exposure to a vehicle fire associated with this refrigerant is exceptionally remote."
2013-04-22
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After a successful first year in which it demonstrated the potential of operating real-time particle sensors in engine exhaust systems, the Particle Sensor Performance and Durability (PSPD) consortium will focus its second year of research on improving the sensors’ durability and reliability.
2013-04-22
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U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on April 23-24 will hold a hearing focusing on the design and certification of the 787's battery system.
2013-04-18
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The high quality of diagnostic information is driving a change in the way these data are being used. Vehicle designers are devising techniques that use this information to determine when components and systems are going out of range, which indicates that it’s time for maintenance.
2013-04-17
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The lab runs fuel-economy tests with A/C on maximum vs. A/C "comfort level," A/C-off and with windows open and closed. Some results are surprising, including an unexpected "crossover" point in testing on a Toyota Corolla.
2013-04-05
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The new sampling system allows for the measurement of extremely low emission levels required for SULEV (super ultra-low emission vehicle), Tier 3/LEV III, and Euro 6 classification.
2013-04-04
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Engineers consider many factors when deciding on the location of driver controls in the cockpit. Ergoneers wants to be part of the equation.
2013-04-04
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The MicroHiL is believed to be the first portable hardware-in-the-loop solution developed specifically for testing engine components at the system level.
2013-03-28
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Hybrid vehicle powertrains show improved fuel economy gains due to optimized engine operation and regenerative braking.
2013-03-21
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Alternative thermal-history sensor coating avoids toxic ingredients.
2013-03-13
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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has launched its third cooperative research program aimed at developing a high-efficiency gasoline engine for the light-duty automotive and medium-duty engine markets.
2013-02-25
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The variability of on-road driving is useful in quantifying ESS capabilities, limitations, and performance fade over the life of the ESS.
2013-02-19
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When it comes to dc circuits, load bank testing provides a more controlled approach to simulating testing procedures, according to Intertek.
2013-02-15
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The goal of research under Maplesoft and Toyota's Symbolic Control project is implementation of symbolic design and analysis methods for linear, nonlinear, and parametric robust control.
2013-02-13
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The Intelligent Transportation Society of America and two major automaker lobbying groups were among the entities co-signing in a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission urging it to protect the 5.9-GHz radio band for use with connected-vehicle technologies including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) systems.
2013-02-13
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Hardware-in-the-loop simulation is the de-facto standard in multiple industries for testing ECUs and integrated control systems.
2013-02-12
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While no driver injuries have been suffered from debris striking the windshield, an opportunity for improvement was identified, pursued, and implemented for the 2013 NASCAR racing season.
2013-02-12
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Confidence in the safety of R1234yf as an automotive A/C refrigerant continues to grow in the ranks of an SAE International Cooperative Research Project team as it continues to review relevant research and testing to finalize risk assessment.
2013-02-11
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Honda R&D has developed an aluminum/steel sheet hybrid door—debuting on the 2014 Acura RLX—that is more effective in reducing weight than an all-aluminum door. Details on the hybrid door’s development will be presented at the SAE 2013 World Congress in April.
2013-01-31
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General Motors on Jan. 30 announced it will invest $200 million at its global powertrain engineering headquarters in Pontiac, MI, to build a new 138,000-f² (12,000-m²) test wing, which is expected to be completed in the second half of 2014.
2013-01-17
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A new range-extender that taps a 0.8-L V-twin gasoline engine with a vertically positioned crankshaft and two 15-kW permanent magnet synchronous motor/generators is being tested on a technology demonstrator subcompact.
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