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2017-02-07
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Still riding on a separate hydroformed-steel ladder frame (itself redesigned and CAE-optimized for greater strength and lower mass), the new eight-passenger SUV sheds up to 300 lb (136 kg) compared with the incumbent model. The mass reduction enabled Ford engineers to move to a powertrain format using only the 3.5-L turbocharged V6 with auto stop-start and 10R80 10-speed automatic.
2017-01-30
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After three years of co-developing a new-generation fuel cell stack aimed at light vehicles, military, aerospace and other applications, Honda and GM have announced the establishment of Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC—the industry’s first joint venture for fuel-cell production.
2017-01-25
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Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) uses a combination of high-precision printing technology and advanced electronics. The result is lightweight, package-efficient and physically flexible circuitry, first used by Ford on a limited trial basis in the overhead console of the 2013 Fusion.
2017-01-19
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Ten transmission ratios feel ideal in Ford's full-size pickup equipped with the 3.5-L V6 and the new 10R80 planetary automatic.
2017-01-18
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Developed in-house over a three-year period, Honda's new transaxle is the industry’s first production 10-speed for front-drive vehicles. It boasts a ratio spread of 10.1 and is set up for rapid skip-shifting.
2017-01-09
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CEO John Krafcik told the Automobili-D audience in Detroit that Waymo is building its own hardware suite with a fully top-to-bottom, full-stack approach. The classic auto industry vertical integration includes all vision sensors, radars and LiDAR, along with related “AI compute” artificial-intelligence platform.
2017-01-07
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Combined with standard stop-start, the first-ever diesel powered F-150 will be shooting for an EPA fuel economy rating that exceeds 30 mpg—the Holy Grail for full-size trucks—when it enters production later this year as a 2018 model.
2017-01-03
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Development of advanced automotive technologies is increasingly being driven by suppliers, rather than OEMs. And megadeals worth at least $500 million that are behind a growing number of next-gen technologies may reach the highest level since before the Great Recession. That’s the view from Las Vegas, as the 2017 CES (formerly the Consumer Electronics Show) opens to over 160,000 attendees.
2016-12-11
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ZF’s invention of X2Safe shows how traditional mechanical-engineering companies are changing to meet demands of the digital world.
2016-12-05
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A conversation with Kathy Winters, Intel's new General Manager of the Automated Driving Solutions Division, details the need for high-powered data-processing for ADAS and automated driving.
2016-12-04
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Swamy Kotagiri will discuss how to foster an innovative organizational culture during a Leadership Summit roundtable, April 4 at the SAE WCX17 in Detroit. He spoke recently with Automotive Engineering on this topic at Magna’s Troy, MI, offices during the company's annual Innovation Awards activity.
2016-11-14
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Conti’s 48-V system will be standard equipment on both gasoline and diesel versions of the Scenic Hybrid Assist model. It is the first of multiple 48-V production announcements coming over the next few years.
2016-11-07
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Eliminating EV range anxiety and minimizing system costs appear to be the primary drivers behind the series-hybrid strategy, which is expected to spread to other Renault-Nissan Alliance vehicles.
2016-10-24
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The key to engineering greatness is the willingness to take intelligent risks—both reputational and risks with the product, says one of the industry's greatest "product guys."
2016-09-30
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The VW I.D. Concept, with a claimed range of up to 373 mi (600 km) on a single charge, heralds a blitz of new electrified vehicles based on the company’s new MEB modular platform dedicated to battery-electric models.
2016-09-25
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The new organization, DATC, is aimed at reducing the time and cost of vehicle-technology transfer while minimizing the bureaucracy and risks typically associated with government contract awards.
2016-09-22
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The automotive cyber wars are just getting started. Regardless of what side of the battle you’re on, there are valuable insights into the other guy’s strategies and tactics in an excellent new book, The Car Hacker's Handbook .
2016-09-20
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The DoT's policy guidance released Sept. 20 on the testing and deployment of automated vehicles validates SAE International's J3016 standard as the global industry reference for defining the six levels of automated/autonomous driving
2016-09-12
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The practice of building compatibility checks into your development process ensures that designs are compatible with all system requirements right from the start. Just look at Toyota.
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.
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