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2014-10-24
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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory awarded a contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne to supply the thrusters that would help land the next rover on Mars after it is launched in 2020. Under a contract from the U.S.
2014-10-24
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Houston, TX-based Intuitive Machines LLC in cooperation with NASA has been selected by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to develop a Terrestrial Return Vehicle (TRV) that will enable on-demand, rapid return of small samples and components from the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory to Earth.
2014-10-24
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Boeing on Oct. 21 celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, WA, campus. Permitting for the new 1 million-ft² facility was completed seven weeks earlier than anticipated, allowing for an accelerated start to construction.
2014-10-24
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Aurora Flight Sciences a contract for the accelerated development of its SideArm launch and recovery system. Demonstration of the SideArm technology was a key part of Aurora's work on the Tactically Enhanced Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program.
2014-10-24
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Increased reliance on virtual tools, decoupled systems development, and common vehicle and powertrain architectures are keys to the revitalized Volvo Car meeting its goal of selling 800,000 units a year. A senior engineer details the strategy.
2014-10-24
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Connectivity brings many benefits for vehicle owners, but it creates many challenges for engineers. Security is perhaps the most difficult since stopping hackers is an ongoing task.
2014-10-24
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Though hardware and software were front and center at SAE 2014 Convergence, panels also explored broader issues facing the auto industry. A Wednesday panel focused on ways to better utilize overloaded engineers as well as offering techniques for attracting new talent.
2014-10-24
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Six autonomous vehicles, each about the length of a shoebox, navigate a curve-filled track on the show floor at SAE 2014 Convergence.
2014-10-23
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To debut in 2016 on a front-drive-based vehicle, the lightweight Flex4 features new axle-disconnect clutch technologies.
2014-10-23
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The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has selected Saab to deploy Advanced–Surface Movement Guidance & Control Systems (A-SMGCS) at five airports in India. The Saab A-SMGCS will enhance situational awareness and runway safety at these growing airports.
2014-10-23
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While attending the International Astronautical Congress, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). met Sept. 30 to discuss and sign a charter that establishes a NASA-ISRO Mars Working Group to investigate enhanced cooperation between the two countries in Mars exploration.
2014-10-23
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Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd. and Magna International Inc. recently entered into a 50/50 joint venture agreement to provide seating systems to the Indian commercial vehicle (CV) and bus industries. According to a Magna spokesperson, these seats will be newly designed, developed, and manufactured in India for the India market—not current “off-the-shelf” products.
2014-10-23
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As Baby Boomers retire, the Millennial generation is crucial to the engineering workforce.
2014-10-23
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Volvo's new 2.0-L development engine has a bi-turbo configuration, supported by the inclusion of an electric compressor in the loop. Power output is 331 kW.
2014-10-22
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Meeting diverse customer demands is a vexing challenge that will require heavy amounts of engineering work. Development teams will have to give drivers more personal options while they also determine how to ensure that autonomous driving platforms mimic the ways humans sometimes break traffic laws.
2014-10-22
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Charged with overseeing the development and execution of the company’s technology strategy and plans, Dr. Ken Washington will pull from research and advanced engineering experience gained over the course of his 28-year career at Lockheed Martin and Sandia National Laboratories in the areas of nuclear engineering, information systems, super-computing, information privacy, and R&D space technologies.
2014-10-22
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As someone who benefited greatly from college scholarships, the Chair of SAE International’s Scholarship Committee, Ken Wolfgram, doesn’t want anyone to miss the upcoming application deadlines.
2014-10-22
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WABCO Holdings Inc. recently opened its fifth manufacturing facility in India, located in Lucknow. The new plant will supply advanced braking technologies, including antilock braking systems (ABS), actuators, and a range of braking valves, for multiple global heavy-truck and bus manufacturers operating in India.
2014-10-22
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Stephen Foster, CEO and Co-Founder of ThoughtSTEM, has a new outlook on STEM education and the utilities that can be used to get kids involved in software coding.
2014-10-22
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The company unveiled reconfigurable clusters and wireless device charging technologies as part of its second-generation “Tech Truck” at the recent IAA Commercial Vehicles event in Hannover, Germany.
2014-10-21
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Pay attention to pop culture for engineering inspiration, says Chrysler Group's President and CEO of Motorsports and the company’s Senior Vice President of Product Design, Ralph Gilles, during his SAE Convergence keynote address.
2014-10-21
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Novelis has officially opened what it claims is China's first plant dedicated to the production of heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet, making the company the only one producing automotive aluminum sheet in all three of the world's major automobile producing regions: Asia, Europe, and North America.
2014-10-21
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General Motors claims that its 2015 Chevrolet Bi-fuel Impala running on gasoline or CNG (compressed natural gas) will be the only bi-fuel-capable sedan on the market to offer a factory warranty. It is slated to go on sale later this year at a starting price of $38,210.
2014-10-20
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Automakers are racing to cut the cost of lightweight materials that help boost fuel efficiency. In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the U.S. and German automakers' push for low-cost carbon fiber.
2014-10-20
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3M offers the new 3M Acrylic Plus Tape Series EX4500 designed for primerless application of trim components for global automakers and supplier customers.
2014-10-20
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Meeting the cleanest emissions regulations ever with the phase-in of the Tier 4 Final and Stage IV imposed a new way to design and calibrate off-highway engines.
2014-10-20
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GP:50 Corporation LTD’s Model 188/288/388 miniature flush diaphragm pressure transducer series’ unique flush diaphragm design makes possible accurate pressure measurements of high-viscosity fluids, even within high shock and vibration environments, without port plugging and clogging.
2014-10-20
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VCC’s series of IP67- and NEMA 6P-rated panel-mount indicators are designed with a wide viewable angle that delivers bright visibility even in direct sunlight.
2014-10-17
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Supercritical Fluid Technologies’ bench top supercritical fluid extractor, the model SFT-110, provides an alternative to traditional extraction methods that use organic solvents.
2014-10-17
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W. L. Gore & Associates is expanding its family of high-speed data cables for the aerospace industry to meet the industry’s challenges to improve pilot communication and passenger in-flight entertainment while reducing downtime for maintenance and decreasing operating costs.
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