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2016-01-21
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Demand for a faster, secure approach to reprogramming on-board control modules, particularly for safety issues, is more urgent than ever. Over-the-air technologies bring a new set of issues, says an expert at Wind River.
2016-01-20
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System offers fast response and eliminates piston drag, but hydraulic output to front wheels is still needed for larger cars.
2016-01-20
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Volvo's new premium sedan is built on the SPA scalable architecture. Semi-autonomous "Pilot Assist" operates at up to 80 mph and features large animal detection.
2016-01-20
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VLF Automotive, a partnership of industry veterans Bob Lutz and Henrik Fisker and industrialist Gilbert Villarreal, showed Force 1, a Viper-derived sports coupe, and promises delivery for June. Its V10 engine is tuned to deliver 745 hp.
2016-01-04
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A hacked Jeep Cherokee and weakness in a Progressive Insurance dongle were cited at forum as what should be avoided with future efforts to develop meaningful college curriculum in cyber security.
2015-12-09
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Secondary loop system shows promise for areas with long A/C cooling seasons, by providing thermal storage for idle stop and on acceleration. Reversible heat pump also fits into picture with higher heating efficiency for EVs.
2015-09-01
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FCA powertrain engineers have shaved weight and increased the efficiency and power of their do-it-all V6, while preparing it for possible DI turbocharged duty in the not-so-distant future.
2015-05-27
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A second coolant loop in a Fiat Grande Punto prototype provides liquid cooling of the A/C condenser and turbo intercooler, with potential for including air coolers for engine and transmission oil, power steering fluid and other heat exchangers. Engineers measured a 5% improvement in fuel economy during A/C-on operation during NEDC testing.
2015-04-30
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The SVAutobiography has a two-tone paint scheme and uprated supercharged version of 5.0-L V8.
2015-04-30
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New AWD systems from BorgWarner and Honda deliver significant improvements in efficiency, as well as vehicle dynamic performance.
2015-04-24
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Initial focus is on battery, starter, and fuel pump to provide early warnings of impending issues with starting a car, as discussed in a 2015 SAE World Congress panel. The 4G connection in 2016 Chevrolets obtains data, cloud server holds the analysis algorithms.
2015-04-21
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The 2016 seven-passenger crossover redesign reflects Mitsubishi's new design language and its powertrain features a new CVT with ratio spread of 7.0 for improved performance and fuel economy.
2015-04-21
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Although 30% of traffic fatalities are alcohol-related, and electronic Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety has appeal, more targeted approaches to reducing them are being taken by car makers. Programs aimed at reducing teen driver accidents and death were described at the 25th annual World Traffic Safety Symposium during the New York Auto Show.
2015-04-13
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The Ohio State University student team revealed the vehicle it will use to try to break its own world land speed record—307 mph—with an over 400-mph mark. The 38-ft-long (11.6-m) vehicle contains 2000 A123 pouch cells and runs a four-wheel-drive system with two motors design-rated at 3000 hp (2238 kW).
2015-04-10
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The twins-under-the-skin Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata are fraternal only, as they share nothing in terms of external and interior styling. The product planning teams for each brand also get to introduce other differentiators, in the case of Optima a markedly different infotainment systems than Sonata.
2015-04-09
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Adapted from the XE and XJ platform, and sized between those two models, the XF's body-in-white is made of 75% aluminum. Two engines are offered at launch, both supercharged 3.0-L V6s.
2015-04-08
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It's the same length, has some carryover styling cues, but the 2016 U.S. model is a new engineering execution co-developed by Mercedes-Benz and Renault. It features a new 0.9-L turbocharged three-cylinder, a choice of two transmissions, and better ride quality.
2015-04-08
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The new crossover features chiseled styling with "floating" roofline look, low-cost safety systems package, and a 3.5-L V6 with output increased to 300 hp (224 kW).
2015-04-07
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Flagship sports sedan continues on front-drive platform, which has been stiffened but lightened and lowered. The coefficient of drag is reduced from 0.330 to 0.295 and fuel economy increased 15%.
2015-04-06
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The new plug-in hybrid model has a 19-mi range in EV mode and can accelerate to 81 mph on its electric motor alone, while the AMG models' 5.5-L V8 gets a power boost.
2015-03-27
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Sales of diesel-powered light vehicles are up 70% and the latest engines are cleaner than ever. But the diesel industry still faces significant headwinds to greater penetration.
2015-02-02
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Its new platform has fully independent suspension and two four-wheel-drive systems. The Select-Terrain system included with 4WD has an rock-climbing mode added for off-road enhanced Trailhawk.
2015-01-30
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New approach to HVAC case design incorporates an optimized center section and side sections that can be shaped and sized for specific performance and packaging. Blower fan remains in separate case and a dual-fan design is available for more precise airflow management between outside air and recirculating air.
2015-01-23
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At the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the company showed a conceptual diorama and illustrations of its Smart City developments and offered visitors a "ride" in its V2X simulator.
2015-01-23
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Demonstrated at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new infotainment solution has more-responsive capacitive touch screen, upgraded voice recognition, and new apps.
2015-01-20
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GS-F is Lexus' newest sports sedan in its F lineup. The vehicle also features innovative torque vectoring differential with three modes, shock absorbers that have underhood manual-turn firmness adjustment, and bright orange 6-piston front calipers as an external styling performance treatment.
2015-01-14
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Car put on display is based on electrical and mechanical components from a Renault electric vehicle "city car" simply as a proof of process. Much testing and refinement remain. Help is being provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SABIC.
2014-12-16
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The gradual path to semi or fully autonomous drive is seen for connectivity and electromechanical hardware, with improvements to data bandwidth for maximum connectivity, enhanced GPS for greater accuracy, and mining "Big Data" needed for traffic management.
2014-12-16
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A third of respondents say current systems are flawed, but are looking for natural voice recognition. Many express interest in specific semi-autonomous driving assist features, but only one-quarter was ready for autonomous driving.
2014-12-03
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Although in-vehicle vulnerabilities have been identified, others exist in cloud-based systems. Public facilities, from traffic-light-controlling central computers to non-automotive infrastructure, may have little or no protection, speakers asserted.
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