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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.
2014-10-09
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Last week, Ford launched its 2015 F-150 to the media, and Eye on Engineering put a few hundred miles on the new truck driving on and off road. In this episode, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke tells you his verdict on the aluminum-bodied pickup. 
2014-10-08
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As populations in sprawling urban areas rise, commuting will become a bigger challenge. Connected cars are likely to leverage connectivity to help commuters reach destinations using different modes of transportation, further driving development teams to collaborate more extensively within their companies and with outsiders from many fields.
2014-09-24
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High-technology safety systems and a very wide span of powertrains—including a new bi-turbo diesel—are two of the star aspects of Ford’s new U.S. Fusion-based Mondeo for Europe.
2014-09-16
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Steel, aluminum, and plastics are vying for additional assignments as automakers look for ways to lightweight vehicles to meet the U.S. government's 2025-mandated 54.5-mpg fleet average.
2014-08-29
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In this Ford Motor Co. research project, the driver instructs a plug-in hybrid electric car when to operate in electric-only mode before starting the vehicle.
2014-07-25
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The new model debuts a new 245-hp four-cylinder engine that enables it to tow 3500 lb.
2014-07-25
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Ford pickup customers have already embraced turbo V6 power in the current steel F-150. The all-new, smaller 2.7-L V6, packing 325 hp and 375 lb-ft, in a truck that is more than 700-lb lighter than the incumbent model, should find an equally willing audience.
2014-06-20
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The 2015 Mustang will feature a new design of an inflatable knee airbag, Ford announced June 20. Packaged inside the glove box, the new airbag provides protection comparable to its traditional counterparts, according to a release from Ford, but is 65% lighter and features an inflator that is 75% smaller, allowing for more room in the interior.
2014-06-17
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Industry experts at Hyundai and Ford address the opportunities and challenges involved with moving toward composite-intensive vehicles. The Ford Multi-Material Lightweight Vehicle project, a collaboration with the U.S. DOE and Vehma International, illustrates the automaker's efforts to move toward lighter-weight materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum, and advanced high-strength steels.
2014-06-16
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Ford Recruiting Manager Laura Kurtz discusses the hiring process at Ford and the types of skills that can help a candidate stand out from the pack.
2014-06-12
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The cause of the issue was an error in the process Ford engineers used to correlate wind-tunnel testing into their Total Road Load Horsepower (TRLHP) factor that is key to the vehicle fuel economy models that are ultimately submitted to the U.S. EPA.
2014-05-29
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It’s a very long way from building $10,000 Ford Escorts to being responsible for a company making $1.5 million super cars, but Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive, has completed the journey. “Basically, building one car is similar to building any other,” he says modestly.
2014-05-21
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Imperial College, London, and the University of Bath, are separately involved in work aimed at cleaner production cars.
2014-04-22
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The company celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mustang's launch with the introduction of the 2015 convertible and a 50th anniversary special edition at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Refreshed Focus gets dynamic and electronic improvements.
2014-04-22
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It incorporates innovative technologies for off-road use including capability for driver to operate vehicle from outside, enhanced terrain response system, and seemingly transparent hood to see road surface under vehicle.
2014-04-14
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Customers want quieter cabins, but industry trends are working against the engineers who strive to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness.
2014-04-10
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A change in fuel requirements could help automakers achieve another efficiency gain.
2014-04-09
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Misfire detection is most difficult, SAE Congress panel tells attendees, and overall emissions diagnosis is harder than with passenger cars and light-duty trucks.
2014-04-09
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A lively panel discussion at the SAE 2014 World Congress explored the role of battery-equipped vehicles in a smart, vehicle-to-grid network.
2014-04-01
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IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship promotes a variety of green technologies to link racing to the road.
2014-03-24
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A sophomore nabbed the top spot in a steel wheels competition focused on eye-appealing, lightweight-structure concept renderings from Lawrence Technological University design students. The 2014 competition required student designers to use the engineering results from the Steel Market Development Institute’s Lightweight Steel Wheel Project.
2014-03-19
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Ford is using a highly engineered lens with 16 precision optical surfaces and 80 facets in the upcoming 2015 F-150's headlamp to re-create as much as possible a daytime quality of light after the sun goes down. The automaker says no other light-duty pickup truck on the road today uses LED headlamps.
2014-03-13
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Out of the nearly 1500 technical papers being presented this year at the SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition, about 200 of them will focus on materials, and from a wide range of angles. In all, there will be 38 technical sessions with an emphasis on materials.
2014-03-07
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Ford is investing $168 million to retool its Ohio Assembly Plant near Cleveland for production of its MY2016 F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks. Mexico is home to production of the current generation of those models.
2014-03-03
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Emphasizing aerodynamics more than ever, the resulting design innovations are making the 2015 a Mustang fit for the world’s highways.
2014-02-24
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Rooftop solar cells and lens canopy enable the C-MAX to go 21 battery-only miles after an 8-h recharge.
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