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2014-07-24
SAE International recently published J2601 “Fueling Protocols for Light Duty Gaseous Hydrogen Surface Vehicles,” the light-duty hydrogen-fueling protocol that will serve as the baseline for fueling the first generation of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEVs).
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2014-07-20
Formerly spread across 12 different buildings on Porsche's development center in Weissach, Germany, engineers doing electrical and electronics work now are co-located as part of an expansion at the Weissach campus.
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2014-07-15
Electric propulsion has been limited so far to small movements of the satellites once it is in its geostationary orbit. The Boeing 702SP innovation is its use of electric propulsion to raise the satellite from its launch-vehicle drop-off point to geostationary orbit.
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2014-06-30
FSAE Michigan 2014 was held may 14-17 at Michigan International Speedway. Oregon State University won its 4th overall title at the event. Click http://articles.sae.org/13251/ for an article on the event by SAE's Automotive Engineering magazine.
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2014-06-26
IEEE has announced formation of the IEEE 802.3 Single Twisted Pair 100 Mb/s Ethernet Study Group to explore the market opportunities and needs for a 100 Mb/s speed for Ethernet in automotive networking.
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2014-06-24
SAE International is gauging interest in development of an SAE recommended practice addressing the relationship between engine status and airbag functionality. Keith Wilson, Technical Project Manager, SAE Global Ground Vehicle Standards, wrote in a letter to members of relevant committee members under the SAE Motor Vehicle Council: "If sufficient industry support exists, our intent is to develop an SAE recommended practice for a minimum time or a motion-based metric for airbag systems to be active after ignition cutoff or loss of power.
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2014-06-24
Chrysler is cascading its stop-start system in the NAFTA region to certain versions of the Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200 later this year, promising fuel-economy improvements of up to 3% (and a corresponding reduction in CO2 emissions) over the conventional models.
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2014-06-16
SAE International and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have signed a two-year memorandum of understanding to build a cooperative partnership in the standardization of vehicle electronics and consumer electronics products to improve the driving experience.
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2014-06-13
Volvo is making Dirac's "active acoustic treatment of the listening space" technology (called Unison) available in the new XC90 with the Bowers & Wilkins audio system. According to Dirac, Unison co-optimizes the loudspeakers in frequency, time, and space for the "best possible bass integration and clarity."
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2014-06-13
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has appointed Dr. Theodore G. Duclos (SAE Member, 1985) Acting President of its North America organization, effective June 11, 2014. He succeeds Bradley Norton, who recently announced his departure from the company to pursue other professional opportunities. 
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2014-06-12
GMZ Energy has announced the successful demonstration of a high-temperature thermoelectric generation (TEG) unit designed for automotive (civilian and military) waste-heat recapture. In the demo, it generated an output power well in excess of its 200-W design goal.
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2014-06-11
Among several recent personnel moves by Denso International America Inc. are added responsibilities for Roger Berg and the hiring of Dr. Gary Horvat. Berg, an active member of SAE International and inventor or co-inventor on eight U.S. and international patents, has assumed additional responsibility as Vice President of North American Research and Development at Denso's Silicon Valley office.
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2014-06-10
Volkswagen Group of America has announced that Ewald Goessmann is the new Executive Director of its Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) in Belmont, CA. A Volkswagen Group veteran with more than 14 years of experience at Audi AG, Goessmann takes the helm at ERL as the current Executive Director, Dr.
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2014-06-09
A technical center is part of International Automotive Components' recently opened Shanghai facility that also houses its new Asia headquarters offices. The 30,000-ft² (2800-m²) facility hosts many of IAC's Asian operations including the region's commercial and administrative activities along with global and domestic design/engineering, procurement, and manufacturing leadership. 
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2014-06-09
At 66,000 m² (710,000 ft²), TRW's new technical center in Anting, China, is the company's largest worldwide. The facility has been designed and built to house more than 20 scientific testing labs supporting all of TRW's main business areas including braking; steering and suspension; occupant safety; and safety electronics.
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2014-06-03
The LC411-USBH series high-speed USB load cells from Omega connect directly to your computer and offer up to 1000 readings per second.
Article
2014-05-28
ROHM Semiconductor's new 16-model lineup of low-dropout regulators (LDOs) are optimized for MCU power supplies in automotive body and powertrain systems.
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2014-05-28
Even though its first prototype car has no pedals or steering wheel, it's correct to say that Google is putting the pedal to the metal in its quest to develop fully self-driving vehicles. The company on May 27 released a photo of its prototype and announced that it will build about 100 of them.
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2014-05-19
Visteon's Horizon cockpit concept blends three emerging technologies—including 3-D gesture recognition—to transform the way a driver controls features such as interior temperature, audio, and navigation.
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2014-05-19
In a deal that will create the world's largest automotive interiors company, U.S.-based Johnson Controls is forming a joint venture with China-based Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd., which is a unit of automaker Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.
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2014-05-09
BMW is doubling down on its commitment to carbon fiber with major capacity increases at the plant that makes the material for its new i brand of lightweight electrified vehicles. The plant (located in Moses Lake, WA, and owned by a joint venture between BMW and SGL Group called SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers) currently operates two production lines, exclusively for BMW i, with annual output of about 3000 ton (2721 t).
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2014-05-09
To be based in Shanghai, Krishnakumar “K.K.” Srinivasan was recently appointed by Eaton to the position of President, Vehicle Group, Asia Pacific, reporting to Ken Davis, President, Vehicle Group. Srinivasan most recently served as Managing Director in India for the Vehicle Group, where he was responsible for all truck, bus, and automotive operations.
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2014-05-04
A new electrolyte developed the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) serves not only as an ion conductor, but also as a cathode supplement in batteries. Potential uses of the technology include remote keyless entry systems, cardiac pacemakers, sensors, and other applications "where replacing or recharging a battery is not possible or desirable."
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2014-04-30
In a move to centralize resources for better collaboration between racing and production engineers, General Motors is building the GM Performance and Racing Center (GMPRC) at its Powertrain World Headquarters in Pontiac, MI.
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2014-04-30
Granta Design at the recent SAE 2014 World Congress launched the Automotive Materials Consortium (AutoMatlC) that will bring together OEMs and suppliers in the automotive and off-highway sectors to develop best practices for materials information and use.
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2014-04-30
Simon Edwards, Ricardo’s Global Director of Technology, has been appointed Chair of the European Automotive Research Partners Association (EARPA). The organization consists of over 40 of the most prominent R&D providers in the European automotive sector and is independent of any external body.
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2014-04-27
Average MY2012 vehicle CO2 emissions fell by 22 g/mi from MY2011, with a corresponding improvement in fuel economy, according to a new report by the U.S. EPA. The figures of 376 g/mi and 23.6 mpg figures are both records, the agency said.
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2014-04-25
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) used the SAE 2014 World Congress April 8 to announce formation of two consortia, one on fuels and lubricants, the other on emissions and catalysts. Sharing costs through a consortium gives companies access to more research than would be feasible fi funded individually, said Thomas Briggs, Ph.D., a Manager in the Engine Systems Research and Development section in the Engine, Emissions, and Vehicle Research Division.
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2014-04-24
A recent EPA analysis shows that of the MY2014 offerings, 34% already meet 2016 GHG and CAFE targets.
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2014-04-22
In part to improve safety performance of its vehicles and to enhance cross-system integration, General Motors is restructuring its global vehicle-engineering organization. It will now consist of two units: Global Product Integrity and Global Vehicle Components and Subsystems.
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