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2014-04-14
Adding data buses allows new electronic features, but increases costs from wiring and modules. SAE Congress speakers suggest taking advantage of opportunities to transfer functions and merge modules; and they propose algorithms to give engineers greater choice in circuit routing through harnesses, to replace trial-and-error techniques.
Article
2014-04-10
The system uses specific Sport Mode algorithms with modules from the high-speed CAN data bus, including those for adaptive cruise control, forward facing camera, all-wheel drive, shift-by-wire, electric power steering, transmission, and powertrain.
Article
2014-04-10
Dangers from malware, including ransom demands, must be pro-actively avoided as industry and owners enter era of connected cars. For all their conveniences, telematics could pose ugly series of risks that will require new approaches to prevent, explains Cisco Systems scientist to SAE Congress attendees. Vulnerabilities are in many areas, including the OBD system.
Article
2014-04-09
Misfire detection is most difficult, SAE Congress panel tells attendees, and overall emissions diagnosis is harder than with passenger cars and light-duty trucks.
Article
2014-02-25
Its redesigned body structure includes sides with wide use of high-strength steel. The SUV receives Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Acceptable rating in small overlap front test, Good ratings in other crash tests, and Advanced rating for optional precollision system with automatic braking.
Article
2014-02-04
In teaming with Honda, Subaru, Jaguar Land Rover, MIT AgeLab, and Touchstone Evaluations to do basic research, Denso's Doug Patton says objective is "toolkit" for developing new HMIs.
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2014-01-30
Interior Climate Control Committee reactivates development of standards for R-744 mobile air-conditioning (carbon dioxide as a refrigerant), after several German automakers choose to renew work on a system. R-1234yf maintains worldwide lead as low-global-warming refrigerant choice to replace R-134a. German association of the auto industry (VDA) assigns R-744 development work to automakers.
Article
2014-01-20
The system is a late step in Ford’s building-block approach to self-driving cars. Existing assistance systems will be integrated and use improved sensors, hardware, and software.
Article
2014-01-20
When an ultra-luxury car reaches five-figures in annual sales, that’s an extra reason to take notice of each new model. And at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit last week, Bentley staged the U.S. introduction of an “S” version of its Continental GT V8 grand touring coupe.
Article
2014-01-20
Company using new plastic technology to reduce size of heat sink on standard model, set for 2016 applications. Now offering “mini” for use with its navigation systems.
Article
2014-01-06
Its CalAmp-supplied module, which plugs into OBD II connector, can access vehicle data such as from the powertrain, but if given OE access, can offer more, including voice command of texting and browsing. With Access Via Mobile coming to Chrysler products later in 2014, popular smartphone apps also will be available on touchscreen.
Article
2013-12-19
As some features quiet children, others interfere with driver concentration on the road ahead, studies by AAA and MIT find. Toyota is testing transfer of tasks to passengers to relieve the driver of cognitive overload.
Article
2013-12-12
The midsize sedan's 3.5-L V6 powertrain with three-motor hybrid design produces 377 hp, most ever for an Acura. System has latest variant of Acura's Super Handling-All Wheel Drive system, and delivers 28 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
Article
2013-12-10
The sports sedan has a redesigned front end to better manage crash energy and has a direct-injected version of the 2.0-L four-cylinder intercooled turbo.
Article
2013-12-06
2015 Nissan GT-R and 2014 Sentra "concept" introduced at Los Angeles Auto Show, along with 2014 NISMO RS version of Juke, join the "just NISMO" that's already on sale. GT-R's 3.8-L V6 is up from 545 to 600 hp (406 to 488 kW). Juke RS performance raised to 215 hp (160 kW) with six-speed manual.
Article
2013-12-06
The system has a Tegra 2 graphics processor from Nvidia and Qualcomm Technologies module and can produce 3-D images and deliver download speeds up to 100 Mbps--seven times faster than previous 3G system.
Article
2013-12-05
Bringing the aftermarket into advanced connected-car era raises technological and legal issues, but SEMA show exhibitors and forum speakers display ability to participate. Aisles of retrofit kits for electronic feature content show aftermarket's intent.
Article
2013-12-05
Hyundai promises Tucson-based model for $500/month lease by next Spring, and is prepared to make as many as it can lease. Honda and Toyota have conservative projections for near-term, but will market FC cars in 2015.
Article
2013-12-02
VIA Motors says it has begun retrofit electric vehicle production of vans at plant in Mexico, using General Motors commercial vehicles, with pickups based on Chevy Silverado to follow in 2014. Traction motor replaces OE transmission. Lithium-ion battery pack has 21.4 kW·h rating for 40 mi (64 km) all-electric range for truck, 35 mi (56 km) for van.
Article
2013-11-26
New GT replaces GT350 and includes two supercharged versions. Top model is rated at 624 hp and has claimed 0-60 mph of 3.7 s, quarter-mile time of mid-11 s. Conversions are made to customer's 2011-14 Mustang GT at Shelby's Las Vegas, NV, facility.
Article
2013-11-25
CAFE isn't a mistake with unintended consequences, EPA and NHTSA say, but rather a carefully crafted way to meet the Congressional mandate to maintain the current vehicle fleet's vehicle-size distribution, Scenaria President says in SEMA presentation.
Article
2013-11-13
A forum at the 2013 SEMA Show discussed three approaches to ensure performance parts compliance with federal safety standard No. 126. Panelists also explained how simulation data, and kinematics and compliance measurements, can improve performance parts design.
Article
2013-10-31
New R-1234yf production is promised by Arkema. SAE Cooperative Research Group shows R-445A blend has potential, and vehicle prototype charging equipment for assembly line and service shop is undergoing testing. German automakers resurrect the R-744 (carbon dioxide as a refrigerant) development program.
Article
2013-10-11
Luxurious interior and electronics content update the SRT while maintaining the "beast" image, and the new 2014 TA (Time Attack) package is a street-legal, track-ready package.
Article
2013-09-04
The new 6T80 transaxle and Haldex AWD with limited-slip rear differential enable the fwd sedan to handle the significantly higher output. The top-mount air box with intercooler also contains the throttle body.
Article
2013-07-02
Partitioned evaporator and heater cores, unique case airflow pattern, and in-dash welded ductwork aid packaging and eliminate the need for rear HVAC in the three-row crossover vehicle. Performance is claimed to be equal to the previous dual HVAC. The system was developed at Honda R&D Americas and is supplied by Delphi.
Article
2013-06-24
Nissan sees public charging stations as essential to building "range confidence" and opening the EV market to apartment dwellers and commercial vehicle users; the faster-charge 220-V system is standard on higher-trim models of the Leaf, and the company will offer a battery-replacement program for the Leaf on a lease-like basis starting next year.
Article
2013-06-10
Mechanical CVTs on LE-Eco and S-Grade models are U.S. firsts for a Toyota. LE-Eco model's 1.8-L four-cylinder engine, with infinitely variable intake-valve lift and timing and higher compression ratio, is said to deliver "over 40 mpg" fuel economy.
Article
2013-06-07
Its new platform has a redesigned bumper beam that ties in to frame rail and body side stiffener ring for front doors to enable the heaviest Acura to pass IIHS small overlap barrier crash test. Major improvements in body sealing, structural changes, and new suspension and subframes are incorporated to reduce NVH.
Article
2013-05-29
The U.S. operations maintain separate facilities, including product planning and styling/design teams, and make key product decisions without consulting each other.
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