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2017-10-19
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The all-new, tenth-generation Accord is Honda's best-ever- and makes the case for why crossovers shouldn't take over the planet.
2017-10-18
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Sales of front-wheel-drive models commenced earlier in 2017 and now, with the addition of rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive vans and chassis cabs, Volkswagen is pushing for growth at the heavier end of its van lineup.
2017-10-17
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The development bogey for the new Honda Civic Type R was clear and simple in its scope if not its execution—beat the Nürburgring lap time of its predecessor.
2017-10-17
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This past week, Scaled Composites announced the first flight of its experimental aircraft design, Model 401. Scaled—a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman—has built two Model 401 aircraft for an undisclosed customer to demonstrate “advanced, low-cost manufacturing techniques.”
2017-10-15
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The new boss at Ford is pushing to inject a new mindset into the company's traditional insular culture.
2017-10-15
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Engineers at NASA and Boeing are amongst the believers who foresee folding wings in-flight using advanced materials and technologies being a potential game-changer for future aircraft. The two organization have teamed to develop an actuation system that uses an SMA that will accomplish this goal using less complex, lighter, and more compact hardware than conventional systems.
2017-10-06
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Ford's announcement that it will offer a 2018 pickup truck that costs nearly $100 thousand was not surprising.
2017-10-05
Magazine
ICE Breaker! Mazda's Skyactiv-X beats the big guys to market with a promising new production engine that marries Otto and Diesel attributes. Testing mmWave radars in the loop University of Texas researchers develop a real-time HIL testbed that beats the incumbents on cost, time and flexibility. Driverless cars and freeway traffic flow Analysis shows platooning and wave damping can reduce congestion. Editorial: EVs lack a robust charging grid SAE Standards News Mobility for everyone: Automated Driving Systems Supplier Eye The future on stage at Frankfurt The Navigator Time for standard naming of safety features Developing high-energy-density batteries for EVs U.S.
2017-10-04
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Mack Trucks is making a major play to increase its market share in long-haul commercial trucking with Anthem, which combines aerodynamics and modern technical features with Mack’s distinctive styling. The rollout is being supported by major investments in Mack’s manufacturing and customer service facilities.
2017-09-28
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Rolls-Royce will be providing United Airlines additional Trent XWB engines and service support. The company also recently laid out an offering of the BR725 powerplant, designated F130 for military purposes, to the U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortress fleet.
2017-09-26
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"What we're driving" is Automotive Engineering's series of quick-strike vehicle reviews.
2017-09-26
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"What we're driving" is Automotive Engineering's series of quick-strike vehicle reviews.
2017-09-26
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"What we're driving" is Automotive Engineering's series of quick-strike vehicle reviews.
2017-09-25
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The 2018 CT6 PHEV is an engaging and efficient luxury sedan aimed primarily at China’s burgeoning New Energy Vehicle market.
2017-09-23
Technical Paper
2017-01-2000
Jianping Li, Jian Wu, Hao Sun, Yuyao Jiang, Weiwen Deng, Bing Zhu
Abstract Simulation has been considered as one of the key enablers on the development and testing for autonomous driving systems as in-vehicle and field testing can be very time-consuming, costly and often impossible due to safety concerns. Accurately modeling traffic, therefore, is critically important for autonomous driving simulation on threat assessment, trajectory planning, etc. Traditionally when modeling traffic, the motion of traffic vehicles is often considered to be deterministic and modeled based on its governing physics. However, the sensed or perceived motion of traffic vehicles can be full of errors or inaccuracy due to the inaccurate and/or incomplete sensing information. In addition, it is naturally true that any future trajectories are unknown. This paper proposes a novel modeling method on traffic considering its motion uncertainties, based on Gaussian process (GP).
2017-09-23
Technical Paper
2017-01-2013
Zhe Xu
Abstract The rapid development of connected vehicle technology provides a promising platform for traffic monitoring and traffic data collection. In the connected vehicle environment, the vehicles equipped with wireless communication devices can transmit vehicle safety messages to other connected vehicles and the Roadside Unit (RSU). The trajectory information in the safety message may provide potential usage for macroscopic traffic states estimation in the urban street network. Over the last few years, the applications of a macroscopic traffic states model, the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram (MFD) has attracted increased attention. However, the detection of MFD remains a challenging task. This paper explores a potential method of measuring the macroscopic traffic states in terms of MFD based on Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) connected vehicle data. The methodology of generating MFDs is conducted and the potential characteristics of the macroscopic traffic states are explored.
2017-09-23
Technical Paper
2017-01-2011
Suyash Singh, Ankur Mathur, Sandeep Das, Purnendu Sinha, Vinay Singh
Abstract In the Smart Cities, main objective is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions. The process said for utilization of available resources is the best fit for our concept. Our concept is to convert and refurbish the old and scrap vehicles which will increase their longevity and can be used in any smart city in India or abroad. The ultimate aim to provide this technology for the development of any new smart city in India is the utilization of available resources and reduction in the junk materials and environmental pollution. Refurbishing the old and scrap vehicles with replacement of IC engines doesn’t mean that they will be kept as a scrap and be thrown away, our idea is to utilize maximum of all the available resources. The IC engines taken out of these vehicles will be re-used appropriately.
2017-09-19
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The International Catalist SuperTruck employed lightweighting strategies to help improve efficiency, and Navistar's focus on weight reduction continues unabated for its SuperTruck II program.
2017-09-19
Article
Nissan's Leaf has been the world's best-selling electric car since it debuted in 2010.
2017-09-11
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Volvo CE partners with Waste Management, the California Energy Commission and CALSTART to test the 50% more-efficient LX1 prototype.
2017-09-08
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A 1.6-L "Ecotec" diesel is offered as an option, rated at 52 mpg highway on Cruze, 39 mpg highway for Equinox. A rear-facing timing chain and 10-step solenoid injectors contribute to low-noise design.
2017-09-08
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Jaguar unveils its autonomous Future-Type and details pure electric technology for classic E-Type
2017-09-06
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New Holland is ramping up its focus on vehicles that burn alternative fuels, unveiling the prototype for a methane-powered tractor set for introduction in the 2020 time frame. The engine slashes operating costs, reduces emissions and cuts noise.
2017-08-31
Magazine
New vision @ Gentex Creating a vital ADAS partner through home-grown R&D and manufacturing in (of all places) western Michigan. Positioning for hybrid growth BorgWarner "modularizes" to provide OEMs optimal electrified-driveline flexibility. Editorial: Beleaguered diesel could use a break-or a breakthrough SAE Standards News Kickoff to begin testing program to validate SAE J2954 wireless charging Recommended Practice Supplier Eye Will you be an active participant or passive bystander? The Navigator For future vehicles, communication equals trust Tenneco readies new semi-active digital suspension for 2020 New 90-degree turbo V6 leads Audi's hybridization blitz GKN using modular control algorithms for added systems integration U of M students engineer new autonomous shuttle system Jaguar's 2018 E-Pace shares Land Rover bones Ford pumps powertrains for 2018 F-150 2018 Subaru Crosstrek moves to new global platform Nissan's Ponz Pandikithura on EV lifecycle value
2017-08-30
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The fully operational Urban Hauler EV daycab tractor unveiled Aug. 29 can travel up to 100 miles (160 km) on a charge, from its 140-kWh battery pack. An engine-generator option, employing Cummins B4.5 or B6.7 engines, can extend the range to about 300 miles (480 km).
2017-08-12
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Eaton manufactured engine-driven pumps for the first flying MC-21 prototype and supplied additional system sub-components including thermal bypass valves, while Pratt & Whitney supplied its PW1000G GTF engine and Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, and Elbit supplies various avionics systems.
2017-08-12
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A Protonex and Insitu development team focused on packaging and integrating existing PEM fuel cell technology with the airframe. The resulting design comprised a redundant double stack design that produces 1.2 kW of power.
2017-08-10
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New compact utility leverages Fuji Heavy Industries' latest global platform for improved ride, handling, NVH attenuation and crashworthiness. But power and torque are lacking.
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