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2015-03-05
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Developed in partnership with IBM and location cloud company HERE, Continental’s latest evolution of its eHorizon software uses digital mapping and cloud-based data analytics to give drivers real-time information on dynamic events such as weather, accidents, and traffic jams.
2015-03-05
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Volvo’s 2015 XC90 features RACam, claimed to be the world’s first integrated radar and vision data-fusion system, designed to enable a broad array of active-safety capabilities.
2015-02-13
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General Motors' Fuel Cell Chief Engineer revealed some interesting technical developments during the recent 2015 SAE Hybrid and EV Technology Symposium.
2015-02-12
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Company engineers see the 48-V ISG system as the "sweet spot" between 200-V capability and 12-V economy, and compatible with gasoline and diesel powertrains in both passenger vehicle and light commercial truck applications.
2015-02-12
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Kevin Layden called for the industry to get behind a single battery-charging standard and hardware for PHEVs and EVs. He criticized Tesla's decision to develop its unique Supercharger equipment in the wake of SAE's J1772 protocol and Combo Connector.
2015-02-12
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To be built at Orion Assembly in Michigan, the new EV is aiming to be first to combine +200-mi range with the relatively low $30,000 MSRP. Its battery technologies will be a "progression" of those announced for the Gen-2 Volt.
2015-01-12
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After a frustrating and delay-ridden 10-year development, Nissan has unveiled its second-generation Titan--the first light-duty pickup that combines diesel V8 muscle with heavy-duty GVWR.
2015-01-12
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The world's best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle was re-engineered from a clean sheet for 2016.
2014-12-29
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Packing a 640-hp supercharged LT4 V8 under its muscular, CFD-designed hood, Cadillac's new performance flagship strikes many developmental balances, said Chief Engineer Tony Roma.
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.
2014-11-19
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The new Shelby Mustang's street-vs-track development ratio was more biased toward the track than the majority of cars from Ford Performance Enginering—even versus the GT500.
2014-11-18
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Ford's choice of crankshaft type for the new 5.2-L high-performance V8 gives the new GT350 a thrilling and unique exhaust tone—but was nearly killed due to severe NVH issues.
2014-10-29
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Major changes to the car’s battery, Voltec electric drive system, and gasoline-engine generator—all are essentially new—are expected to increase its overall driving range and energy use by up to 12% compared with the current Volt.
2014-07-16
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Ram’s official move to adopt the SAE J2807 towing standard for validating all three (1500, 2500, and 3500) of its pickup weight classes raises the competitive bar for the industry's other pickup players. Meanwhile, Ford has engineered its latest F-450 with half the GCVW capability of a Class-8 tractor-trailer.
2014-07-14
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Company engineers see their AR-HUD technology as the beginning of a new generation of more capable head-up display systems that will eventually help enable automated and autonomous vehicles.
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.
2014-05-21
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The actual J1349 rating is more than 100 hp more than Chrysler engineers teased in late May. The automaker's first production supercharged V8 uses a Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger supplied by IHI. The engine's high-output spec required extensive upgrading of engine reciprocating components to handle the extra loads.
2014-05-01
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Conti's new 48-V hybrid system is a package-efficient module aimed at delivering much of the functionality of a 200- to 400-V hybrid system for a fraction of the cost. It will enter production in 2016 at two OEMs.
2014-04-17
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Charger, with its new sheet metal, received the majority of the L-platform investment, but both modern muscle machines get new transmissions, EPS, chassis upgrades, all-new electrical architectures, "Performance Pages" driver interface, and more performance.
2014-04-07
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The dedicated-EGR engine is so named because one of its four cylinders is dedicated exclusively to producing high levels of exhaust gas recirculation and hydrogen/CO reformate. PSA Citroen will put a D-EGR engine, co-developed with SwRI, into series production in 2018.
2014-03-20
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GM has revealed technical and development details of its all-new Modular Ecotec family of long-stroke 1.0- to 1.5-L three- and four-cylinder gasoline engines that the company expects will eventually power about 25% of the automaker’s global vehicle production in the A through C/D segments.
2014-03-10
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The company’s laser-diode high beams have three times the luminosity of LED-type high beams, but don't hit oncoming drivers like a Sci-Fi movie death ray.
2014-03-05
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Formerly chief of hybrid and electric powertrain engineering, Nitz is now Executive Director, Global Transmissions and Electrification. His new role reflects the evolution of automotive transmission systems as their mechanical and electrical functionality converges.
2014-03-04
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The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade uses Fiat's Small-Wide 4x4 architecture co-developed with Opel years ago. The vehicle will be sold in over 100 global markets with a variety of engines, transmissions, and drivelines. It also features a clever new roof system.
2014-02-18
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With over 800 technical papers focused on powertrain, and three days of high-value expert discussions, the 2014 SAE World Congress is a must for anyone working to advance vehicle fuel efficiency and emissions reduction. And there’s a two-day advanced ICE symposium to kick it off.
2014-02-17
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Automotive battery industry expert Dr. Menahem Anderman doesn't see other OEMs adopting the commodity 18650 type battery cell successfully used by Tesla Motors.
2014-02-17
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The four-year, $15 million development program with UW-Madison and Wayne State University aims to achieve diesel levels of efficiency and torque, with lower emissions and cost—in an advanced gasoline-fueled engine.
2014-02-13
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Automotive battery suppliers are adding 48-V volumes to their prototype and production schedules at a steady rate as a number of automakers prepare to launch new dual-voltage electrical systems within the next few years.
2014-02-12
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The new "oil boom" is causing California's air-quality regulators to develop new policies to stimulate the industry's investments in ZEV technologies, and hopefully accelerate hybrid and EV sales, a member of the Air Resources Board told the 2014 SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium audience.
2014-01-29
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The all-new 8L90 was developed in house. GM claims it improves the Corvette’s powertrain efficiency by up to 5% versus the 6L80 and provides faster gear changes. It is over 8 lb (3.6 kg) lighter than the 6-speed while being equivalent in overall size.
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