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2015-07-14
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Ford is jumping on the additive manufacturing bandwagon, teaming up with a startup that claims its 3D manufacturing system makes parts 25 to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing systems. The automaker is using additive processes to make tooling and may eventually use them to make production parts.
2015-07-01
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The system, to be offered on nearly all Ford SUVs globally by 2020, uses real-time video from 1-megapixel wide-angle-lens cameras mounted in the vehicle’s grill and lift gate to help drivers see around corners.
2015-05-26
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Sensors gather information about the vehicle, its performance, and the surrounding environment. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the sensors and microprocessors on the 2016 Ford GT. 
2015-04-30
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A key to connecting smart phones to third-party software developers' mind-boggling array of mobile applications is the application programming interface. The husband and wife team behind Road Rules discuss discuss a range of topics from car hacking that is mostly overblown to apps that use more car data.
2015-04-30
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New AWD systems from BorgWarner and Honda deliver significant improvements in efficiency, as well as vehicle dynamic performance.
2015-04-09
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Cadillac vs. Lincoln is one of the world's great automotive rivalries. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the new Cadillac CT6 and Lincoln Continental. SAE Eye on Engineering can be viewed at https://youtu.be/KzKcvY8wiKg.
2015-03-05
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Tightening vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations and increasing demand for onboard electrical power means that higher voltages, in the form of supplemental 48-volt subsystems, may soon be nearing production.
2015-02-12
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Company engineers see the 48-V ISG system as the "sweet spot" between 200-V capability and 12-V economy, and compatible with gasoline and diesel powertrains in both passenger vehicle and light commercial truck applications.
2015-02-12
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Kevin Layden called for the industry to get behind a single battery-charging standard and hardware for PHEVs and EVs. He criticized Tesla's decision to develop its unique Supercharger equipment in the wake of SAE's J1772 protocol and Combo Connector.
2015-01-23
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Demonstrated at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new infotainment solution has more-responsive capacitive touch screen, upgraded voice recognition, and new apps.
2015-01-19
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Every auto show needs a blockbuster vehicle intro to make the show great. And that's what Ford did last week, when it unveiled the new Ford GT supercar in Detroit. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at Ford's unveiling of the new GT at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. 
2015-01-15
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The GT will be produced as a production street car and will also serve as a new GT-class racecar platform for Ford's 2016 return to the 24 Hours of LeMans. The automaker also debuted new editions of the Raptor high-performance pickup and an R version of the recently introduced Shelby Mustang GT350.
2015-01-12
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What can we expect from 2015 in terms of automotive technologies? In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at some of the technologies in this year's pipeline. SAE Eye on Engineering can be viewed at http://youtu.be/67gLmsOIwFo.
2014-12-29
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There's a vehicle revolution going on in North America that's been long overdue. And that's the transformation of the humble light van. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the new wave of vans that are changing this important vehicle segment. 
2014-12-23
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Plastic composite parts outnumber bio-based material vehicle applications, but "green" projects are making inroads by overcoming various hurdles.
2014-12-16
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A third of respondents say current systems are flawed, but are looking for natural voice recognition. Many express interest in specific semi-autonomous driving assist features, but only one-quarter was ready for autonomous driving.
2014-12-16
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Ford recently unveiled its Sync 3 in-car infotainment system that will launch in select vehicles next year. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at Ford's new system and its improvements over the previous version. 
2014-12-03
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Ford upgraded the Explorer's four-cylinder EcoBoost engine to support all-wheel drive and 3000-lb towing, while a new Platinum trim level brings many first-time amenities for Ford.
2014-12-02
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Ford has a lot riding on the new Mustang. It isn’t just another Ford model, it is a statement of capability and international intent, and no-one appreciates that more than Ford of Europe (FoE) Chief Operating Officer.
2014-11-19
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The new Shelby Mustang's street-vs-track development ratio was more biased toward the track than the majority of cars from Ford Performance Enginering—even versus the GT500.
2014-11-18
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Ford's choice of crankshaft type for the new 5.2-L high-performance V8 gives the new GT350 a thrilling and unique exhaust tone—but was nearly killed due to severe NVH issues.
2014-11-18
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"Craft shop" approach of low-volume, all-aluminum, high-end makes is too restrictive for America's best-selling vehicle. SEMA Show training classes by I-CAR demonstrate special techniques necessary and the learning curve for mainstream body shop technicians.
2014-11-13
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A Ford safety application took the grand prize at the 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Innovation Awards gala on November 12 in Livonia, MI.
2014-11-12
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Announced as part of a large change in personnel, Ford has named Kim Pittel its Vice President, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2015. In this new role, she will be responsible for the continued development and implementation of the company’s global environment and safety strategy, policy and performance, and Ford’s Blueprint for Sustainability.
2014-10-24
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Increased reliance on virtual tools, decoupled systems development, and common vehicle and powertrain architectures are keys to the revitalized Volvo Car meeting its goal of selling 800,000 units a year. A senior engineer details the strategy.
2014-10-24
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Six autonomous vehicles, each about the length of a shoebox, navigate a curve-filled track on the show floor at SAE 2014 Convergence.
2014-10-22
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Meeting diverse customer demands is a vexing challenge that will require heavy amounts of engineering work. Development teams will have to give drivers more personal options while they also determine how to ensure that autonomous driving platforms mimic the ways humans sometimes break traffic laws.
2014-10-22
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Charged with overseeing the development and execution of the company’s technology strategy and plans, Dr. Ken Washington will pull from research and advanced engineering experience gained over the course of his 28-year career at Lockheed Martin and Sandia National Laboratories in the areas of nuclear engineering, information systems, super-computing, information privacy, and R&D space technologies.
2014-10-20
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Automakers are racing to cut the cost of lightweight materials that help boost fuel efficiency. In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the U.S. and German automakers' push for low-cost carbon fiber.
2014-10-15
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The model uses a new architecture and powertrains, will see the debut of Ford’s adaptive steering system, will be the first Ford to be offered with LED headlamps with glare-free high beam, and offers pre-collision assist.
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