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2016-08-01
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For 2016, the fourth year of its annual Enlighten Awards that acknowledge the best innovations in vehicle weight reduction, Altair named GM’s 2016 Cadillac CT6 as the winner in the Full-Vehicle category and ContiTech’s polyamide rear-axle transmission crossbeam is the winner in the Enlighten Awards’ Module category.
2016-07-17
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In concert with partner AK Steel, NanoSteel has finally brought its new sheet steel to the production threshold as the industry gobbles high-strength, lighter weight alloys at an increasing rate.
2016-06-30
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Vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V communication could be the biggest safety boon since seatbelts.
2016-06-21
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Disruption is one thing, but another Tesla controversy helps explain why many tech companies know better than to try to take over the auto business.
2016-06-14
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BWI Group believes its second-generation Magneto Rheological (MR) powertrain mount helps meet downsized-powertrain NVH challenges.
2016-05-25
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The auto industry's crusade to reduce vehicle weight is creating clever new manufacturing techniques.
2016-05-19
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General Motors intends to transform materials-joining technology with a new multi-patented process for spot-welding steel to aluminum
2016-05-15
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With the first-generation Honda Ridgeline, buyers weren't ready for a unibody pickup with odd styling. For the 2017 model, the design is normal—and unibody refinement might be a concept whose time has come.
2016-04-12
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Nautilus Engineering: novel new engine design solves longstanding HCCI engine-development hurdles.
2016-04-11
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Automakers are increasingly employing digital crash test dummies made of zeroes and ones to take the big hits in virtual vehicles.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-1205
Chih-Hung (Erik) Yen, Taeyoung Han, Shailendra Kaushik, Bahram Khalighi
Abstract As one of many pack-level battery simulation approaches developed within the General Motors-led Computer-Aided Engineering of Automotive Batteries (CAEBAT) Phase 1 project, the system approach treats the entire battery pack as a dynamic system which includes multiple engineering disciplines for simulation. It is the most efficient approach of all the CAEBAT battery pack-level approaches in terms of computational time and resources. This paper reports the application of the system approach for a 24-cell liquid-cooled prototype battery pack. It also summarizes the verification of the approach by comparing the simulation results with the measurement data. The results using the system approach are found to have a very good agreement with the measurements.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0463
Juan Sierra, Camilo Cruz, Luis Munoz, Santiago Avila, Elkin Espitia, Jaime Rodriguez
Abstract Brake systems are strongly related with safety of vehicles. Therefore a reliable design of the brake system is critical as vehicles operate in a wide range of environmental conditions, fulfilling different security requirements. Particularly, countries with mountainous geography expose vehicles to aggressive variations in altitude and road grade. These variations affect the performance of the brake system. In order to study how these changes affect the brake system, two approaches were considered. The first approach was centered on the development of an analytical model for the longitudinal dynamics of the vehicle during braking maneuvers. This model was developed at system-level, considering the whole vehicle. This allowed the understanding of the relation between the braking force and the altitude and road grade, for different fixed deceleration requirement scenarios. The second approach was focused on the characterization of the vacuum servo operation.
2016-04-05
Technical Paper
2016-01-0393
Kevin P. Barbash, William V. Mars
Abstract We demonstrate here an accounting of damage accrual under road loads for a filled natural rubber bushing. The accounting is useful to developers who wish to avoid the typical risks in development programs: either the risk of premature failure, or of costly overdesign. The accounting begins with characterization of the elastomer to quantify governing behaviors: stress-strain response, fatigue crack growth rate, crack precursor size, and strain crystallization. Finite Element Analysis is used to construct a nonlinear mapping between loads and strain components within each element. Multiaxial, variable amplitude strain histories are computed from road loads. Damage accrues in this reckoning via the growth of cracks. Crack growth is calculated via integration of a rate law from an initial size to a size marking end-of-life.
2016-03-21
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The time is deliciously ripe for a Jeep pickup truck and the recent Comanche concept is an almost painfully perfect answer. So why could Jeep be waffling?
2016-03-18
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U.S. market sales for diesel-engine vehicles increased 4.2% in 2015, despite a drop in diesel car models available for sale as a result of VW's emissions scandal.
2016-03-18
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The XT5 now blatantly sets the new ride/handling “balance” benchmark, leaving BMW X5, Mercedes GLE and Lexus RX feeling roly-poly and heavy by comparison.
2016-03-15
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Cadillac has aggressively used light materials for its recently-launched new cars, but for the all-new C1 architecture underpinning the XT5 crossover, engineers stuck with steel—and still achieved a major weight reduction.
2016-02-19
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At the recent 2016 SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium in California, Automotive Engineering talked with Tim Grewe, GM’s Director of General Electrification, about the role of controls in the electrified vehicle space.
2016-02-18
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In its latest break from its storied but perceptually stodgy past, General Motors has renamed its Powertrain division—since 1992 the unit responsible for design, development and manufacturing of engines and transmissions—to GM Global Propulsion Systems.
2016-02-02
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24 million cars already have their own wireless connections. But now that most people have smart phones, why would anyone need wireless service in their car? In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at three important features of the connected vehicle.  
2015-12-04
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Using CAE simulation tools early and often, hardware prototyping is slashed and complexity contained while developing the next generation of powertrains.
2015-11-19
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GM recently announced that its fuel-cell engineering team is working with the U.S. Army TARDEC to develop a prototype pickup truck with a commercial hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain that is capable of meeting U.S. military duty cycles. The vehicle will be put into daily use and driven by soldiers for 12 months.
2015-11-13
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Aerodynamic experts are cautiously optimistic that a long-awaited leap in vehicle fuel efficiency is advancing toward near-term production: the replacement of the two exterior mirrors with camera-based streaming-vision technology—at no overall cost penalty.
2015-11-13
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The mixed-materials construction and the new C1XX platform enabled the development team to reduce base curb weight by 278 lb versus its predecessor and undercut its closest competitor, the mass-efficient (and shorter) Audi Q5, by a claimed 100 lb.
2015-11-11
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The new $30 million facility at the Warren Technical Center uses a belt-type moving ground plane to simulate full driving conditions on clay models up to an indicated 155 mph (250 km/h).
2015-11-02
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The knock on fusion power is that “It is the energy source of the future, and it always will be.” It has seemed like the same criticism could be levied against fuel cell vehicles, as their seemingly magical ability to turn stored hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen into motive power for personal transportation — with only water as a by-product emission —has remained tantalizingly out of reach for decades.
2015-10-29
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General Motors and LG have announced they are co-developing the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car and LG is supplying the entire powertrain, battery, and other electronic subsystems. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the GM and LG collaboration. 
2015-10-21
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General Motors announced on October 20 that it is partnering with Korean electronics giant LG Corp. in development of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV’s entire powertrain and other vehicle subsystems, in a new business relationship that GM engineering executives said could point to a new model for electrified vehicle development.
2015-09-24
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The new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, worth $30 billion, brings superior survivability to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. most prolific multi-mission mobility platform.
2015-07-13
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Tesla Motors was the first automaker to engineer wireless software upgrades into its cars. Now General Motors is developing the technology. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at GM's new electrical architecture for its vehicles.
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