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2009-09-08
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Engineers are leaving no path unexplored as they devise systems that prevent crashes. Many are beginning to tap into navigation and GPS data, using the information to augment radar and cameras.
2008-04-11
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The Toyota Land Cruiser may be thought of as just a rugged hunk of off-roading SUV. But the 2008 model has a Denso air-conditioning system with the first automotive use of ejector-cycle technology, an advancement that provides a low-cost way to improve energy efficiency.
2012-01-24
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Human-machine interface, EV battery thermal management, and communications technologies are the focus of significant new investments as Denso prepares for growth in North America.
2012-03-27
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Making its global debut on the Ford Focus EV, Denso’s new e-compressor is lighter, quieter, and more compact than previous generations.
2012-05-15
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Idle-stop may add to city fuel economy and is eligible for 2.9 g/mi carbon credits, so it is starting to appear as a U.S. option. Need for A/C operation leads to evaluation of evaporators with thermal storage in waxes. Delphi promises U.S. OE installation for 2015, following low-volume Behr system in European BMW 7 Series.
2012-05-18
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New Denso system, Hyundai EV project demonstrate efficiencies from separate zones for climate control. A Delphi/General Motors project with a DOE grant evaluates use of thermoelectric modules for spot cooling in front-seat occupant zones.
2009-10-07
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Jointly developed by Jatco, the new CVT is of the steel push-belt-and-pulley type. The new I-4 engine series will likely have a median displacement of 1.5 L and will be equipped with continuously variable valve timing on the intake and exhaust camshafts.
2009-12-17
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The cast-iron overhead valve 1.6-L Ford Kent engine that has been the foundation of Formula Ford racing in the U.S. for more than 40 years has long since gone out of production, leaving racers with few replacement parts. The Honda Fit subcompact car employs a similarly tiny engine, a single-overhead cam 1.5-L engine that engineers at Honda Performance Development thought could be a good candidate to replace the hoary Kent motor.
2009-11-09
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Standardization is gaining acceptance in automotive electronics, though automakers often opt for a range of specifications for similar applications. As the number of airbags increases, three suppliers are banding together to promote a standard connection.
2011-04-18
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Regardless of what legislators and safety experts say, motorists are going to divide their behind-the-wheel time between driving and searching for MP3 tunes, talking on cell phones, and texting. It’s up to automotive engineers to come up with techniques that let drivers safely do the things they want to do.
2010-10-19
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According to a 2008 Texas Transportation Institute report, more than $87 billion and more than 4 billion h are wasted per year due to inefficient transportation networks. Better intersection red light control is one way to reduce those numbers.
2011-01-26
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Changes in EPA test procedures and fuel economy standards provide incentive for idle-stop (stop-start) systems on conventionally powered passenger vehicles in North America. Ford and Denso are in the vanguard of development.
2009-08-10
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Toyota Prius fuel economy has always been about more than its gasoline-electric hybrid system. Low coefficient of drag, high-efficiency charging system, low-rolling-resistance tires, and zero-drag brakes also make measurable contributions. The 2010 model adds ejector-cycle air conditioning to the list.
2010-08-26
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New engines, more extensive use of lightweight metals, and a patented shift-on-the-fly terrain management system highlight the next-generation Ford Explorer as the former frame-based SUV re-emerges for 2011 as a unibody crossover SUV.
2010-02-02
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Denso has developed a blower that is about half its previous size, allowing the air-conditioning unit to be 20% smaller. Unlike traditional systems that place the blower separate from the main unit, the new system allows them to be integrated into one piece and located behind the center console.
2016-04-14
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200 million connected vehicles by 2020 will be a huge target. Even the HVAC system will have to be protected.
2015-04-22
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Automotive planners and developers are working overtime to provide more autonomous features and functions, but there’s still plenty of uncertainty surrounding driverless cars.
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.
2015-01-30
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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.
2015-07-23
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Porsche, Audi, Toyota, and Nissan each chose a different path for its hybrid-electric prototype racer at Le Mans, but one solution rose to the occasion.
2014-03-17
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With nearly 40 years of engineering experience, Doug Patton (SAE member, 1987) recounts career learnings nearly as fast as the minicomputer he used during his college days. "F = ma and Newton's other laws of motion haven't changed, but the things around engineering formulas have changed a lot," said Patton.
2014-06-11
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Among several recent personnel moves by Denso International America Inc. are added responsibilities for Roger Berg and the hiring of Dr. Gary Horvat. Berg, an active member of SAE International and inventor or co-inventor on eight U.S. and international patents, has assumed additional responsibility as Vice President of North American Research and Development at Denso's Silicon Valley office.
2014-06-04
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Toyota moves toward silicon carbide-based semiconductors to boost efficiency.
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.
2013-01-15
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Over the next four years, Denso will invest almost $1 billion in North America, more than three-quarters of which will be spent on U.S. facilities and capabilities. The investment is part of a strategy announced by the Japan-headquartered company last year to "drastically localize" production throughout the world.
2013-04-17
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Stop-start technology will gain substantial U.S. market share in the coming years even though consumers have mixed feelings about driving a vehicle equipped with the engine-off/engine-on feature.
2013-04-17
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Technologies such as adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning are doing more than improving safety today. They’re also setting the stage for autonomous vehicles, showing buyers that the technology works while building volumes that will eventually help make autonomous vehicles affordable.
2013-06-14
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Active safety systems rely on input from a number of on-board sensors to monitor driving conditions and watch for situations that may cause accidents. A number of design teams are beginning to consider external inputs as a way to augment these sensors or even replace some of them.
2013-06-14
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Enhanced safety systems are getting more sophisticated, prompting many design teams to start monitoring drivers to help determine what actions should be taken. The ability to watch drivers will play a role in the transition to autonomous driving.
2017-01-24
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SAE again evolves mobility thought exchange with new-look WCX17.
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