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2000-06-19
Technical Paper
2000-01-1837
Jacques Lavy, Jean-Charles Dabadie, Christian Angelberger, Pierre Duret, Jürgen Willand, Andreas Juretzka, Jochen Schäflein, Tom Ma, Yvane Lendresse, Arnaud Satre, Christof Schulz, Heinz Krämer, Hua Zhao, Len Damiano
The purpose of the 4-SPACE (4-Stroke Powered gasoline Auto-ignition Controlled combustion Engine) industrial research project is to research and develop an innovative controlled auto-ignition combustion process for lean burn automotive gasoline 4-stroke engines application. The engine concepts to be developed could have the potential to replace the existing stoichiometric / 3-way catalyst automotive spark ignition 4-stroke engines by offering the potential to meet the most stringent EURO 4 emissions limits in the year 2005 without requiring DeNOx catalyst technology. A reduction of fuel consumption and therefore of corresponding CO2 emissions of 15 to 20% in average urban conditions of use, is expected for the « 4-SPACE » lean burn 4-stroke engine with additional reduction of CO emissions.
2009-05-08
Article
A panel of experts at SAE 2009 World Congress discussed the topic on the mind of everyone in the automotive community. The difficulty may be in predicting what those fuel prices might be. Given uncertainty, no new technology from lightweighting to hydrogen fuel can be ruled out. Can companies afford to develop them all?
2010-04-13
Article
Top powertrain executives at the SAE 2010 World Congress in Detroit express cautious confidence in meeting new fuel-efficiency and emissions regs, but say cost is an ongoing concern.
2011-12-16
Article
Ford Motor Co. is prepping a next-generation Transit van for the North American market as part of ongoing upgrades to its commercial vehicle (CV) lineup. Ford is also working with Azure Dynamics to develop a plug-in hybrid-electric Super Duty F-450/F-550, with production likely starting in 2014.
2011-01-07
Article
Ford's fuel-saving technology that automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop will soon be added to conventional cars, crossovers, and SUVs in North America. The Auto Start-Stop system will improve fuel economy 4 to 10%, depending on vehicle size and usage, according to the company.
2012-04-24
Article
Ford is aiming to squeeze another 25% brake thermal efficiency (BTE) out of its next-generation EcoBoost engines, using a combination of downspeeding, further downsizing, aggressive cooled EGR—and potentially using optimized stratified charge. And engineers are hopeful of BTE improvements of up to 40% in gasoline engines without excessive incremental cost.
2016-02-22
Article
Expert presenters at the 13th annual SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium agreed vehicle hybridization minimally will need to become mainstream technology in order for OEMs to meet pending global CO2 emission requirements.
2012-04-24
Article
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.
2010-03-22
Article
After 32 years in Ford engineering, Keith Takasawa came out of retirement to join THINK where he's Director of North American Product Development. He was lured by technical challenges and the chance to work at a small OEM.
2011-07-08
Article
General Motors, Ford, and BMW test thermoelectric devices that recapture energy lost in car exhaust.
2012-08-07
Article
Ford claims that its new C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle delivers a top speed of 85 mph (137 km/h) at the touch of a button, topping the Toyota Prius by more than 20 mph (32 km/h). This allows Ford’s first plug-in hybrid to easily keep up with the flow of traffic, even when the gasoline engine is off.
2010-06-29
Article
Unmanned Aerial Systems and Ricardo will test a Nightwind 2 UAV powered by an all-new Ricardo engine designed specifically for JP-8 fuel. It promises significant gains in effective altitude, dwell time aloft, stealth operations, low thermal and acoustic profiles, and fuel efficiency.
2013-01-03
Article
Annual global sales of electrified vehicles will reach 3.8 million by 2020, Pike Research forecasts in a new report. The company, part of Navigant's Energy Practice, projects the compound annual growth rate for hybrid vehicles at 6% for the remainder of the decade.
2010-10-04
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Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, and a number of specialist companies—together with universities that have formed technology-led consortia to develop greener vehicles—are to receive cash support from the U.K. government-backed Technology Strategy Board (TSB).
2011-06-30
Article
The regular gasoline 1.6-L EcoBoost engine available in the Ford Focus has been given what the company describes as an impressively sporty growl under hard acceleration using a sound symposer.
2015-03-05
Article
Tightening vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations and increasing demand for onboard electrical power means that higher voltages, in the form of supplemental 48-volt subsystems, may soon be nearing production.
2013-01-28
Article
With the expectation of launching "the world's first affordable, mass-market fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs)" as early as 2017, Daimler, Ford, and Nissan on Jan. 28 announced an agreement to work together in that cause.
2012-09-13
Article
Ford's switch from nickel-metal hydride to lithium-ion batteries in its third-generation hybrid system will reduce its use of rare earth metals by up to 500,000 lb (225,000 kg) per year, the company says.
2010-05-10
Article
High-value, high-volume technologies are driving Ford's near-term conventional powertrain strategy, explains engineering chief Barb Samardzich.
2010-04-07
Article
Matchmaking between car companies and utilities is getting hot and heavy as automakers prepare to deliver ever-increasing numbers of full and partial electric vehicles to market. Recent examples include Renault-Nissan of France and Acciona of Spain signing an agreement under which the latter will develop an intelligent charging network, provide associated services, and supply electricity produced from renewable sources while Nissan will ensure that the network is compatible with electric vehicles and their navigation systems.
2013-06-24
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Nissan sees public charging stations as essential to building "range confidence" and opening the EV market to apartment dwellers and commercial vehicle users; the faster-charge 220-V system is standard on higher-trim models of the Leaf, and the company will offer a battery-replacement program for the Leaf on a lease-like basis starting next year.
2011-08-08
Article
Top powertrain execs discuss strategies for meeting 54.5 mpg at the 2011 Management Briefing Seminars.
2011-10-14
Article
Honeywell Turbo Technologies is expanding its technology portfolio to meet the engine-downsizing trend for both gasoline and diesel applications.
2013-04-12
Article
Second-stage testing by Schaeffler and Ford has demonstrated significant weight saving, power and torque increases, and cold weather performance.
2009-09-14
Article
Five years after the introduction of the company's hybrid-electric system in a compact SUV, the second-generation technology debuts in the automaker's Fusion midsize sedan.
2014-11-18
Article
Ford's choice of crankshaft type for the new 5.2-L high-performance V8 gives the new GT350 a thrilling and unique exhaust tone—but was nearly killed due to severe NVH issues.
2014-02-24
Article
Rooftop solar cells and lens canopy enable the C-MAX to go 21 battery-only miles after an 8-h recharge.
2012-05-16
Article
Increasing manufacturing scale is critical in getting lithium-ion battery costs down; it will not be nearly enough to reach the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium target of $150/kW·h by 2020.
2009-04-21
Article
“Horsepower and green power can coexist,” stressed John Waraniak, Vice President of Vehicle Technology at SEMA, in his opening remarks of the Making Green Cool While Staying in the Black session at the SAE 2009 World Congress. “You don’t have to give up the cool factor.”
2010-04-14
Article
The internal-combustion engine will continue to be the primary propulsion source for vehicles for at least the next two decades, SAE 2010 World Congress panelists agree.
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