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2016-08-04
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What does it cost to replace an EV battery at the retail level? For a BMW i3 a new battery will set owners back about $16,000, according to Dr. Christian Cozzarini, BMW Department Head, Environmental Engineering, who spoke at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars.
2016-08-03
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Raising the octane level of pump gasoline in the U.S. is integral to optimizing advanced combustion engines now in development, said GM and Honda executives at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI. Their comments prompted positive but non-committal comments from Chris Grundler, Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality for the U.S. EPA.
2016-07-31
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Delphi Automotive on August 1 announced an extensive autonomous-vehicle pilot program in Singapore, aimed at demonstrating cloud-based fully automated mobility on demand (AMoD) capability “at the [SAE] Level 4 performance level” by late 2019.
2016-07-26
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As President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, Dr. Baron and his research teams are engaged with technology issues across a broad front, but even a brief conversation with him reveals his deep passion for plants, advanced processes and materials. Get him talking about Lightweighting and he won’t stop.
2016-07-17
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The material—hot deformed neodymium—is being used first in a new permanent-magnet traction motor powering Honda’s 2017 Freed Sport Hybrid compact minivan. Significantly, the material is not a “heavy” rare-earth metal, one that requires “doping” with dysprosium or terium rare earths to achieve high heat-resistance characteristics.
2016-07-15
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Known internally as UTSB, the ultra-thin seats were designed in-house by GM and are supplied by Magna Seating.
2016-07-15
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Validation testing of the new 2-step VCR by several OEMs has been successful to date and is expanding, as the industry examines more sophisticated solutions to meet CO2 regulations.
2016-05-26
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Elon Musk has yet to create a sufficiently robust manufacturing organization to pull off his plans to build 1 million Tesla cars per year by 2020.
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.
2016-04-25
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Jack Yamaguchi, SAE's veteran Japan Editor, is considered the “dean” of Japan’s automotive journalists. Over a career spanning 50 years, Jack has conducted hundreds of interviews with engineering leaders including the new President of Honda R&D in the May issue.
2016-04-11
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Powertrain experts detailed the technologies they see as most promising to enable light-vehicle engines to meet global CO2 regulations through 2025, at the 2016 SAE High-Efficiency IC Engines Symposiumt. The list includes growing use of the Miller and Atkinson thermodynamic cycles, cooled EGR, and water injection, as well as variable compression ratio systems, dedicated EGR, and divided exhaust boosting.
2016-03-31
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Ford's 6.7-L diesel V8 has yet to obtain certified power ratings, but it's expected to exceed 900 lbft of torque, necessitating an upgrade of the company's dyno sleds to enable SAE J2807 vehicle tow testing.
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.
2016-02-22
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Expert presenters at the 13th annual SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium agreed vehicle hybridization minimally will need to become mainstream technology in order for OEMs to meet pending global CO2 emission requirements.
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.
2016-01-11
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'Sexy' was the word coming from the media audience when this fetching GT coupe concept was unveiled January 11 in Detroit
2016-01-11
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The clean-sheet Pacifica bristles with innovations, including a plug-in hybrid variant featuring FCA's in-house engineered EVT.
2016-01-07
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Ford has begun evaluating a new, smaller-size, lower cost LiDAR that will help enable vehicle autonomy at SAE Levels 4 and 5.
2016-01-06
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The $1 billion venture, funded for five years, will focus on autonomous vehicle technologies, artificial intelligence, materials science, robotics, and more.
2016-01-05
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Corning's new glazing material delivers more than five times the strength, pound for pound, of conventional auto glass while offering significant mass reduction and improved optics.
2016-01-05
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Called the FFZero1, the exotically styled, carbon-fiber-bodied machine—a “high performance electric dream car,” as it was presented to the audience—features interesting battery-pack design and capability to package one to four electric traction motors, delivering up to 1000 hp (746 kW) to two or four drive wheels, depending on configuration.
2015-12-17
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Ford Motor Co. significantly accelerates its electrified vehicle development, aimed at making 40% of the company’s global vehicles hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and battery-electrics by 2020.
2015-12-16
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Two upstart Chinese companies with big automotive ambitions are grabbing headlines as they lure top engineering and product-development talent— and prepare to unveil potentially disrupting new products and technology strategies.
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.
2015-11-18
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Still based on Ford's CD4 platform, the MKZ will pack a Lincoln-exclusive (at least for the short term) twin-turbocharged V6 packing an SAE-rated 400 hp (298 kW) and 400 lb·ft (542 N·m), the new Ford-GM “alliance”-engineered 9-speed automatic, and torque-vectoring AWD driveline.
2015-11-18
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There’s a lot of investment and engineering behind this mid-cycle refresh, illustrating the white-hot competition in the compact SUV segment.
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).
2015-10-21
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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.
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