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2016-11-02
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Precision satellite-navigation geolocation is in development, offering robo-car sensor redundancy by 2021— if cost reduction keeps pace with capability.
2016-06-11
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Novel oxidation ovens could triple production-line throughput while slashing energy use.
2016-05-16
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Powered exoskeletons, perhaps the ultimate in personal mobility, are no longer mere sci-fi/comic book fantasies. Hyundai/Kia is among the innovators working to reduce system cost in this exciting field.
2016-04-11
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Automakers are increasingly employing digital crash test dummies made of zeroes and ones to take the big hits in virtual vehicles.
2016-02-04
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A University of Delaware research team is developing technologies aimed at ending the reign of high-cost platinum fuel cell stacks.
2016-01-22
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UV light solidifies photo-curable resins into complex shapes that are then fired to produce strong, fully dense ceramics.
2015-12-28
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Next-generation power semiconductors could achieve price parity with silicon in five years, helping to lower the cost of plug-in hybrids and batter-electric vehicles.
2015-11-16
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The Energy Department recently awarded Cummins, the nation’s only independent diesel engine maker, a two-year, $4.5-million grant to boost its previous mark by 5 percentage points to 55% brake thermal efficiency.
2015-10-14
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Mobileye’s unique perspective on a smart camera/system-on-a-chip technology is bringing safety-assisted and next semi-automated highway driving to production cars.
2015-09-22
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French start-up Adgero aims to retrofit rail-compatible semi-trailers with ultracapacitor-based hybrid drive units. The Adgero Hybrid System, it is claimed, is the first kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) for heavy-duty trucks.
2015-09-02
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What happens when a team of software and robotics "nerds" from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence design a self-driving electric microcar?
2015-08-14
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Huge factories and technical improvements are slowly pushing battery pack costs down toward the $100/kW·h turning point that's expected to democratize electrified vehicles.
2015-06-12
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Small, electrically driven propellers spaced along wing leading-edges could benefit both small and medium-size aircraft
2015-06-04
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Motorists may soon be able to point the headlamps of their cars with just their eyes to see better at night.
2015-05-27
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Efforts to replace tropical rubber trees with a wild desert shrub that grows in Southwestern U.S. and Mexico are just beginning to bear fruit.
2015-04-01
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New water-rejecting coating explored by chemists at University College London and other universities makes for tough self-cleaning surfaces that might work on motor vehicles.
2015-04-01
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To equip its flagship sedan for the challenge, Cadillac designers and engineers have built the CT6 on a unique vehicle architecture, an aluminum-intensive body structure that is fully one-third steel. Twenty-one patents are pending for the new full-size, rear-wheel-drive, transverse-engine configuration, a variation of GM’s Omega II platform.
2015-03-11
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Novel aluminum-rich steel alloy could find structural use in road vehicles and even aircraft.
2015-02-19
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Conventional CT scanners cannot accommodate long or bulky aircraft components.
2015-01-22
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How do you protect the computer systems that run automated cars from hacker attacks?
2014-12-23
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The potential impact to public health from GDI engine particulates is driving new developments in fuel delivery, controls, and combustion strategies.
2014-11-18
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Market success of the new fuel-cell sedan depends to a large extent on steady installation of hydrogen fueling stations worldwide.
2014-10-29
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Think you know about motor oils and the latest technologies within them? Read this article.
2014-10-03
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Polymer composites reinforced with the "wonder material" graphene could cut structural weight by a third or more, researchers claim.
2014-09-12
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High-performance metamaterial antennas could be compact, lightweight, conformable, and stealthy.
2014-08-18
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Co-developed with Mahle, the proof-of-concept engine is compact, smooth-running, and can tolerate compression ratios up to 14:1.
2014-07-15
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Powerful visual computing processors for dashboard displays are now taking on safety-critical driver-assistance functions.
2014-07-08
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A simpler spin on hybrids relies on mechanical flywheels and push-belts rather than batteries and motors
2014-06-04
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Toyota moves toward silicon carbide-based semiconductors to boost efficiency.
2014-06-04
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Self-driving car hype obscures the true pace of progress toward autonomous vehicles.
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