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2016-07-08
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Using Exa's latest simulation software, Jaguar is aiming to achieve full-vehicle verification exclusively through digital simulation by 2020, going straight from a virtual model to the final physical production vehicle.
2016-06-08
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One of the coolest new urban mobility solutions we've seen in a long time is the i-Road.
2016-05-25
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Basing the fourth-generation Prius on Toyota's all-new global modular platform created many challenges for Kazuaki Shingo's development team but it also brought major opportunities.
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.
2016-04-18
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Advanced vehicle technology meets the Internet of Things, privacy concerns and, of course, greater regulation in the 2020 decade.
2016-04-14
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Clemson University's Deep Orange program may be the new benchmark in industry-mentored collaborative engineering education.
2016-04-13
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Though battery-powered vehicles haven’t yet met predicted sales levels, leading automakers are bullish about the future, saying that newer generation vehicles now provide features and prices that will attract buyers.
2016-04-12
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A concept vehicle engineered by Clemson University graduate students features a curved glass roof with a multi-material support structure produced by a novel manufacturing technique.
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.
2016-03-30
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Mitsubishi brings its best-selling Outlander PHEV to North America with AWD, as Toyota launches its new plug-in Prius.
2016-03-24
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In this Q&A, Toyota Technical Center President Seiya Nakao discusses future mobility development, technical innovation, Toyota's recent reorganization, and the ever-changing automotive engineering profession.
2016-03-24
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In a slight reboot of its hybrid marketing approach, Toyota used the 2016 New York auto show unveil the 2017 Prius Prime, the plug-in hybrid version of the new-generation 2016 Prius launched last year.
2016-03-18
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Making the transition to series production of self-driving vehicles is no easy feat, and current product development practices must change to meet the challenges.
2016-02-17
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After launching the burly Titan XD last fall, Nissan promised a light-duty version as a follow-up. Now it's here: the half-ton 2017 Titan launches this summer.
2016-01-11
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The 2016 Prius is longer, lower, and wider, and special attention was paid to the gasoline portion of the car’s gasoline-electric drivetrain with a claimed 40% thermodynamic efficiency for the Atkinson cycle 2ZR-FXE 1.8-L I4 naturally aspirated gasoline engine, a number that rivals turbodiesels.
2016-01-06
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The tightening links between autos and consumer electronics were in evidence at the Consumer Electronics Show as several automakers and suppliers unveiled infotainment technologies. Connectivity and simplified app integration technologies were among the many transportation offerings at the monstrous show.
2015-12-03
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The SUV continues to win customers and a compact sport utility may be the ideal package. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the top sellers in the compact SUV boom. 
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.
2015-10-06
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Mike Sweers, Chief Engineer of the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra, spoke with Automotive Engineering at a recent Tacoma launch event about its development program and truck trends in general.
2015-09-11
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Toyota's hybrid "set the global benchmark for hybrids, but now is breaking its own boundaries with more engaging style and fun-to-drive dynamics,” said Bill Fay, Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota.
2015-09-03
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It’s widely predicted that vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology will be required on all vehicles due to its significant role in improving safety. These transmissions are mainly for safety, but the wealth of real-time information will undoubtedly be useful for something else.
2015-07-01
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All-new lightweight composite bodyshell, supercharged 336-kW (450-hp) V6 engine, and an open cockpit without windshield or doors—that's Lotus's no-nonsense 3-Eleven, its quickest production model to date.
2015-04-28
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FCEV advocates point to new stack platforms with greater power density, and manufacturing strategies aimed at building production scale.
2015-04-21
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Although 30% of traffic fatalities are alcohol-related, and electronic Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety has appeal, more targeted approaches to reducing them are being taken by car makers. Programs aimed at reducing teen driver accidents and death were described at the 25th annual World Traffic Safety Symposium during the New York Auto Show.
2015-02-19
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Despite the drop in U.S. gas prices, the development of gas-saving hybrid and electric vehicles marches on. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the auto industry's continued focus on electrification.
2015-01-20
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GS-F is Lexus' newest sports sedan in its F lineup. The vehicle also features innovative torque vectoring differential with three modes, shock absorbers that have underhood manual-turn firmness adjustment, and bright orange 6-piston front calipers as an external styling performance treatment.
2015-01-06
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Toyota announced at CES that it will grant royalty-free use of all 5680 of its solely owned fuel-cell patents, including those pending from development of the first hydrogen fuel-cell production vehicle, the Toyota Mirai.
2014-12-18
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For the third time in a little more than a year, Toyota has announced an expansion of its Southeast Michigan R&D campuses. The most recent announcement involves an investment of $126 million for the expansion of powertrain operations at its Ann Arbor campus and the consolidation of vehicle development operations at a new facility on its York Township facility.
2014-12-11
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Are smaller pickup trucks about to make a big comeback? In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke examines the current midsize pickup market, and looks at what's still to come. 
2014-12-03
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At the recent 2014 L.A. Auto Show, various OEMs put their latest hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles on stage. Engineers developing FCEVs are working against overlapping regulatory clocks, and OEM collaborations are taking the some of the sting out of development time and costs.
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