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2014-04-14
Customers want quieter cabins, but industry trends are working against the engineers who strive to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness.
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2014-04-10
A change in fuel requirements could help automakers achieve another efficiency gain.
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2014-04-09
Misfire detection is most difficult, SAE Congress panel tells attendees, and overall emissions diagnosis is harder than with passenger cars and light-duty trucks.
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2014-04-09
A lively panel discussion at the SAE 2014 World Congress explored the role of battery-equipped vehicles in a smart, vehicle-to-grid network.
Article
2014-04-01
IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship promotes a variety of green technologies to link racing to the road.
Article
2014-03-24
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.
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2014-03-19
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.
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2014-03-13
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.
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2014-03-07
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.
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2014-03-03
Emphasizing aerodynamics more than ever, the resulting design innovations are making the 2015 a Mustang fit for the world’s highways.
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2014-02-24
Rooftop solar cells and lens canopy enable the C-MAX to go 21 battery-only miles after an 8-h recharge.
Article
2014-01-20
The system is a late step in Ford’s building-block approach to self-driving cars. Existing assistance systems will be integrated and use improved sensors, hardware, and software.
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2014-01-08
With the world's first pickup featuring an all-aluminum body and cargo box and full LED lighting, Ford leapfrogs its domestic and Japanese competition in the highly profitable full-size truck segment. The structures feature 5xxx- and 6xxx-series alloy sheet, the latter with a T4 temper.
Article
2013-12-26
The system can take advantage of a road grade to time a torque-demand reduction and, in some cases, decouple the transmission to reduce powertrain losses.
Article
2013-12-19
The goal of the program, which began in 2007, is to advance development of new sensor and control technologies with the aim of applying them to the active safety systems of future vehicles.
Article
2013-12-18
Key input from Ford of Europe engineers and designers played a major role in creating a Mustang for world markets.
Article
2013-12-06
Now entering its sixth generation, Ford's original "pony car" features new technology applications to improve performance, comfort, and efficiency including a new 2.3-L Ecoboost four.
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2013-12-02
The Edge Concept that Ford introduced at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show reveals the automaker’s vision not only for what the next production version of the crossover may look like, but also what semi- and, later, full-autonomous driving may look like.
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2013-10-10
Ford is helping to make its vision of driverless parallel parking and pedestrian avoidance realities. The automaker demonstrated the two technologies to journalists earlier this week at its proving grounds in Lommel, Belgium.
Article
2013-10-07
Considering various factors including number of patent applications, the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters puts Ford, Honda, Nissan, and Toyota on its 2013 Top 100 Global Innovators list. Joining those OEMs on the list are several automotive suppliers including Delphi, Jatco, NGK Spark Plug, and Valeo.
Article
2013-09-24
Europe is now ready for electric vehicles, believes Dr. Roland Krüger, head of Ford of Europe’s (FoE) electric powertrain development. But significant hurdles remain for EVs, plug-ins, and FCVs.
Article
2013-09-09
Jim Buczkowski, SAE’s new Cross-Industry Standards Adviser for Vehicle Electronics & Innovation Integration, talks about the convergence of electronics technologies across the transportation sectors and with the consumer electronics industry.
Article
2013-09-05
The 2013 IAA concept vehicle's shapely exterior and plush interior showcasing a dual-view display foreshadow a possible new direction for the production S-Max.
Article
2013-08-30
Ford engineers and university research partners are exploring adsorption-based thermal batteries that could provide power for HVAC systems and lessen the load on battery packs, allowing electric vehicles to travel farther.
Article
2013-08-14
F3T would obviate the need to create expensive dies to form sheet-metal prototype parts. It would also save energy that goes into creating dies, as well as the time involved in that process.
Article
2013-08-14
Coupled with a new 6-speed manual gearbox, the new gasoline triple goes into the 2014 Opel/Vauxhall Adam city car, among other models.
Article
2013-07-23
One week after announcing that it will beef up its electrification-engineering workforce, Ford on July 23 announced that it will hire more salaried employees company-wide by the end of CY2013. The company in January had indicated it would hire 2200 salaried personnel.
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2013-07-19
One example is a two-part prototype hood developed by Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) that has a low-mass SMC outer face and a strong carbon-fiber-reinforced SMC inner panel.
Article
2013-07-10
Engineers and other specialists at Ford of Europe’s Aachen, Germany, Advanced Technology Center are concentrating on what materials and powertrains will be needed—and which will be feasible—for the vehicles of the 2020s and 2030s.
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2013-07-03
The two automakers rank No. 1 and 2 globally in fuel cell patents. They have agreed to an "all in" major effort to create a common design and bill of materials for a stack architecture and hydrogen storage system for use in GM and Honda vehicle applications by 2020.
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