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2008-03-31
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As government regulations spur automakers to trim emissions and fuel consumption, engine control systems are getting increased attention from chipmakers. Infineon has boosted the performance of its controllers, prompting BMW to tap the chipmaker's line for its M Series engine.
2008-03-31
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ContiTech Fluid Technology offers high-strength flat hoses that provide a large volume increase at minimal pressures.
2008-08-07
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Two topics of high interest to the auto industry—the decline of U.S. automakers and the push for energy conservation—are at the forefront of research projects at Argonne National Laboratory. The research lab will spend around $40 million for transportation research this year, and its research efforts could help to determine what projects the U.S. Department of Energy suggests Congress should consider supporting.
2008-06-09
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“World firsts” are rife in the automotive industry and BMW M has come up with another, claiming the accolade for its new seven-speed double-clutch gearbox (M DCT) with Drivelogic control.
2008-05-14
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The Abaqus 3D BioRID II (Biofidelic Rear Impact Dummy II) finite element model, created by Dassault Systèmes’ Simulia brand, simulates the crash dummy used for rear testing.
2008-06-24
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Alternative energy sources and combustion processes are getting ample focus from the industry as high fuel prices continue to keep the attention of consumers.
2008-05-28
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BMW is banking on its new 1 Series to open doors for new customers seeking a lower-cost sporty machine with a badge of exclusivity.
2008-06-24
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As moderator for an SAE World Congress panel session, Michael Robinet, Vice President of Global Vehicle Forecasts for CSM Worldwide, presented some interesting data about the shifting landscape of the global customer. He noted that wealth for the average global citizen is expected to increase 75% by 2030, driven mainly by emerging markets such as Russia, China, and India.
2011-08-26
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The companies will collaborate on an all-new hybrid propulsion system and component technologies for RWD, high-input-torque applications such as pickup trucks and SUVs.
2011-09-23
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The company reveals more details of its significant new electric sub-brand car concepts, the i3 and i8, including power, performance, and build.
2011-11-21
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The constantly growing demand for bandwidth in vehicle infotainment has reached a new threshold. Audi and Daimler will use MOST150 in 2012 and 2013 models while BMW will use Ethernet and IP via UTP cable in a first application in 2013.
2012-01-10
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BMW used the occasion of the North American International Auto Show to introduce the sixth generation of the 3 Series sedan and ActiveHybrid 3, dubbed the first full hybrid compact sport sedan in the premium segment.
2011-12-05
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BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corp. on Dec. 1 signed a memorandum of understanding for mid- to long-term collaboration on next-generation environment-friendly technologies. One definite area of collaborative research is next-generation lithium-ion battery technologies.
2012-01-09
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Mass efficiency, high power-to-weight ratio, and plenty of Nurburgring testing were keys to development of GM's new global compact sport sedan.
2012-01-09
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The 2013 Cadillac ATS compact sport sedan is claimed to be the most mass-efficient car in its class, thanks to GM's new lightweight Alpha body structure.
2012-02-03
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BMW is carrying out exhaustive R&D work on recovering engine waste heat. It believes there is great potential for considerable fuel savings if electric energy required by all vehicle onboard systems could be produced via the use of waste heat.
2012-04-24
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Floyd Allen, Powertrain Systems Executive, FEV Inc. set the tone for a Tuesday morning panel session at the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit by saying there is universal agreement that the United States needs to reduce its consumption of petroleum and develop some alternative energy sources capable of powering “at least a meaningful portion of our mobility needs.” Coming up with the solution(s) is the tricky part.
2012-04-25
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AEI spoke with SCM Metal Products’ Tom Pelletiers at the SAE 2012 World Congress about the North Carolina-based company’s next-generation lightweight materials.
2012-04-03
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BMW is now showing an exciting sister vehicle to its upcoming i8 coupe, the i8 Concept Spyder, an open-top version of the two-seater. Both cars employ a plug-in-hybrid powertrain system, in keeping with the i brand's focus on vehicles purpose-designed for electrified powertrains; the third model in the i lineup will be the all-electric i3.
2012-06-29
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BMW and Toyota have announced their intention to work together in four areas: fuel cells; architecture and components for a future sports vehicle; powertrain electrification; and lightweight technologies.
2012-06-27
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Federal-Mogul's Durabowl process and new 2D ultrasonic testing helps OEMs develop diesel pistons that will endure the higher mechanical and thermal loads associated with downsizing and boosting trends.
2012-06-22
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The breakthrough has come with a physical layer that allows for the in-car transmission of 100-Mbps Ethernet packets over cost-efficient unshielded twisted single pair cables. For future applications, the IEEE 802.3 working group has decided to investigate the development of an automotive suitable Gbit Ethernet.
2012-10-08
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The company used the 2012 Paris Motor Show to display the Active Concept Tourer that looks set to compete with FWD rivals such as the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz B-Class.
2009-07-20
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Hybridization may prove to be the most significant way forward for diesel engine technology, producing very impressive fuel and emissions savings. But BMW's fundamental diesel-engine efficiencies continue to improve with common rail injection pressures now reaching around 2400 bar.
2009-10-14
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AC Schnitzer’s type VIII multipiece forged racing wheel is based on the design of the company’s type VI wheel.
2009-11-09
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Smart route-finding technologies could enable future intelligent driver assistants to better manage fuel efficiency, activate turn signals or directional headlights automatically when entering turns, engage automated glare-reduction systems, or provide other help depending on the location.
2009-10-06
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By bundling induction, fuel, and hybrid-system solutions with downsizing, Bosch is offering OEMs up to 40% greater fuel efficiency for approximately 1000 euros added cost per vehicle.
2009-09-30
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Trelleborg Automotive's hydromount with vacuum-switchable bypass offers improved powertrain isolation and durability.
2009-10-07
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BMW revealed at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show the most extreme interpretation of its EfficientDynamics program with the Vision EfficientDynamics concept car.
2009-11-25
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The Concept 6 features an inline 1.6-L engine that’s nearly as compact as an inline four but with much greater torque.
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