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2014-07-16
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.
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2014-07-14
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.
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2014-06-12
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.
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2014-05-21
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.
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2014-05-01
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.
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2014-04-17
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.
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2014-04-07
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.
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2014-03-20
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.
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2014-03-10
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.
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2014-03-05
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.
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2014-03-04
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.
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2014-02-18
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.
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2014-02-17
Automotive battery industry expert Dr. Menahem Anderman doesn't see other OEMs adopting the commodity 18650 type battery cell successfully used by Tesla Motors.
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2014-02-17
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.
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2014-02-13
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.
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2014-02-12
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.
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2014-01-29
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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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.
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2013-12-19
The new Fit is equipped with new powertrains, including hybrid, EV, and sporty RS versions. Its new B platform also provides the basis for Honda's 2015 compact crossover.
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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.
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2013-12-10
Mary Barra, GM's head of global product development, will be the auto industry's first female CEO—and its ranking female engineer, in January.
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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
Facing tighter global noise and emissions regulations, Harley has employed full liquid cooling on its all-new 500- and 750-cc Revolution X global engines, while engineering "strategic" liquid cooling into its fabled Twin Cam 103 series.
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2013-11-21
The Colorado weighs 900 lb less than the full-size Silverado and features a number of significant segment firsts: aluminum hood, active grille shutters to improve highway fuel efficiency, available forward collision-alert, lane-departure warning, and an optional diesel engine.
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2013-09-17
No other sports car can match the C7's combination of performance, value, and overall efficiency. Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter provides insight on executing a masterpiece.
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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.
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2013-08-19
The Elmiraj concept is a four-seat “grand coupe” that provides stylistic and dimensional clues to models planned for General Motors’ new large rear-drive architecture, the first model from which is expected to launch in late 2015.
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2013-07-31
Michigan is aiming for its first victory in next month’s 2013 World Solar Challenge with a new asymmetrical racecar that is ready for 1860 mi (2990 km) in the Australian sun.
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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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2013-06-18
As an EV price war rages, gas-powered vehicles are becoming more efficient and hybrids are getting cheaper. What's an EV engineer to do?
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