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2014-04-16
In the wake of its ignition switch recall, General Motors CEO Mary Barra has announced creation of a Global Product Integrity organization. Housed within the Global Production Development group, it will "build on the formula and specific actions we have taken in recent years to lead the industry in vehicle dynamics," Barra said at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
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2014-04-15
With its i3 slated to reach U.S. customer hands in early May, BMW is ramping up production of its first mass-produced all-electric vehicle.
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2014-04-15
Toyota Technical Center (TTC) recently named Monte Kaehr to the position of American Chief Engineer, with responsibility for the Camry. He is only the fifth person to attain the title of American Chief Engineer at TTC, a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, N.A.
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2014-04-14
To make the most of the opportunities available, decision makers need to think more in terms of alternatives for various “what-if” scenarios—rather than try to predict a well-defined future.
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2014-04-09
Argonne National Laboratory used the first day of the SAE 2014 World Congress in Detroit on April 8 to launch a new program designed to help automakers design more efficient engines via optimized combustion.
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2014-04-07
A Japan-based engineer with senior management experience in the U.S. has been named President of Aisin Seiki's Plymouth, MI-based tech center. Yoshiaki "Yoshi" Kato assumed the post at Aisin Technical Center of America (ATC-A) on April 1 after serving as Senior Managing Officer of the company's R&D sector in Japan.
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2014-04-07
The 2014 Lexus CT 200h that recently hit dealers was engineered under the direction of the brand’s first female engineer. Chika Kako assumed CE duties on the compact hybrid in June 2013, guiding 94 distinct changes to the model—“which for a mid-life program represents a huge effort,” she said.
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2014-04-04
Shanghai is the location of Eaton's latest technical center in China. The new $3.3 million Vehicle Group Asia Pacific Technical Center will develop vehicle powertrain solutions for the Chinese and regional markets, according to the company.
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2014-04-03
A new occupant-protection technology from TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has the passenger-seat airbag deploying from the headliner instead of the dashboard. It is being launched on the Citroën C4 Cactus.
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2014-04-01
The flywheel energy-storage technology that was used in, among other things, the Le Mans-winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro is being sold by Williams to GKN Land Systems for use mainly in mass-transit vehicles.
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2014-04-01
All new vehicles under 10,000 lb will be required to have rearview camera technology under a final rule issued March 28 by NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). The rule applies to vehicles ranging from passenger cars to trucks and buses (any vehicle under 10,000 lb) built on or after May 1, 2018.
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2014-03-27
BorgWarner is expanding its powertrain technical center in Auburn Hills, MI, a move that the company expects will add up to 200 jobs in engineering, program management, and sales. When completed in early 2015, the nearly 46,000-ft² (4300-m²) addition “will help us accelerate innovation for current and future programs," said Christopher Thomas, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
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2014-03-25
Wanxiang America Corp. (the U.S. arm of a Chinese auto parts manufacturer) has completed the acquisition of the assets of failed U.S. auto startup Fisker Automotive, the companies announced today (March 25).
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2014-03-24
Product Manager and former Formula One engineer Phil Harnett talks about the Wraith development program and vehicle highlights in conjunction with a test drive by Automotive Engineering magazine.
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2014-03-24
Confined to private road courses to date, Toyota's tilting three-wheeler takes to regular roads beginning today (March 24). Ten units of the single-seat i-Road are undergoing a roughly eight-week public trial in Tokyo for evaluation of the vehicle's suitability for city driving and of its impact on how users decide what journeys to make with it.
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2014-03-20
A new family of 3-cylinder gasoline engines from Peugeot, called PureTech, employs optimized combustion to offer what the automaker calls a breakthrough in terms of fuel economy, CO2, and drivability.
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2014-03-19
Jeffrey Lux has been named by Chrysler Group LLC as Head of Transmission Powertrain, effective immediately. As part of Chrysler Group's Leadership Team, he is responsible for the design, development, and release of all transmission and driveline systems for the company.
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2014-03-19
Ford is using a highly engineered lens with 16 precision optical surfaces and 80 facets in the upcoming 2015 F-150's headlamp to re-create as much as possible a daytime quality of light after the sun goes down. The automaker says no other light-duty pickup truck on the road today uses LED headlamps.
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2014-03-19
Applications from final-year undergraduate engineering students are being accepted beginning today for an opportunity to spend a full year with Infiniti Red Bull Racing's Formula One engineering team in the U.K.
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2014-03-19
Amid its recall of 1.62 million vehicles for faulty ignition switches, linked to 12 fatalities, General Motors Co. on March 18 announced the creation of a new position, Vice President, Global Vehicle Safety.
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2014-03-19
J2601 and J2799 spell out pressure levels and other parameters for hydrogen fueling, helping pave the way for commercialization of fuel-cell vehicles.
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2014-03-12
Controlled Power Technologies' switched reluctance (SR) motor-generator technology was developed for a new breed of 48-V mild-hybrid vehicles.
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2014-03-10
DGE, a unit of FEV North America Inc., believes it is the first company to attempt to apply objective benchmarking of vehicle infotainment/telematics systems. There is "no or poor correlation" between vehicle price and system performance, according to its recent benchmarking study.
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2014-03-10
Billing itself as the "first-ever open-source race team," Perrinn myTeam is inviting students, professional engineers, and others to contribute and share data for development of a possible sports car entry at Le Mans in 2015.
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2014-03-09
Kia Motors Corp. is using what it maintains is a 360-V lithium-ion battery pack of “class-leading” energy density (200 W·h/kg) in the 2015 Soul EV to give it range of about 200 km (125 mi) on the European Driving Cycle, and “real-world” range of 80-100 mi (129-161 km) in the U.S.
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2014-03-07
Ford is investing $168 million to retool its Ohio Assembly Plant near Cleveland for production of its MY2016 F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks. Mexico is home to production of the current generation of those models.
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2014-03-05
Previously having been strictly a contract manufacturer for Westport Innovations, Delphi Automotive under a new agreement will co-develop with Westport new high-pressure natural-gas fuel injectors, the companies jointly announced March 3.
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2014-03-04
TRW Automotive's steering-wheel concept being shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show supports semi and fully automated driving via several multifunctional features including hands on/off detection. The steering wheel is featured in Rinspeed's steer-by-wire XchangE electric vehicle concept.
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2014-03-03
At the Geneva International Motor Show this week, Nissan is introducing a rearview mirror that incorporates an LCD monitor. When put into the market, the unit will enable drivers to turn the conventional mirror into an LCD monitor.
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2014-03-03
Rule mandates lower levels of pollutant emissions from light- and heavy-duty vehicles while also mandating significantly lower levels of sulfur in gasoline to help achieve the emissions reductions.
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