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2008-05-13
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The two companies are strengthening their partnership in powertrains, extending it to hybrid controls. The move comes as Freescale hits a number of milestones during its transition to a new CEO.
2008-07-09
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Telematics appears poised for a solid market takeoff, but most industry representatives say that success will hinge on putting together a mélange of services that appeal to customers.
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.
2011-10-19
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The new inline three- and four-cylinder global engines feature modular design and will offer turbocharging and alt-fuel capability. They will ultimately replace three incumbent engine families.
2011-10-26
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When the Spark EV reaches select global markets in 2013, the car will use an A123 Systems battery pack.
2012-03-09
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The 2013 Cadillac XTS blends input from a number of sensors to enhance driver safety, moving the automaker a step closer to 360-degree sensing and setting the stage for semi-autonomous driving.
2012-02-08
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The 2013 midsize crossover SUV will offer seven energy-absorbing cushions including a front center airbag.
2012-02-08
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One of the U.K.'s top technology consultants sees a big future for range-extended hybrids and energy-recovery systems, but reducing battery and motor costs is a main priority.
2012-02-14
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How crowded is the "white space" around electrified-vehicle intellectual property? A veteran advanced-engineering expert says it's not as bad as you might think.
2012-04-25
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The world's roads will be dramatically more congested in 2050 than today when 2 billion vehicles hit the streets.
2012-04-26
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The government and automakers don't always see eye-to-eye, but during a panel discussion at the SAE 2012 World Congress the only thing causing eyes to cross was the inability to predict future fuel prices.
2012-04-26
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The looming LEV III standards, which include a potential drop of particulate matter emissions to an almost imperceptible 1 mg/mi by 2025—loom like dark clouds over powertrain engineers working on gasoline direct injection (GDI) and diluted/lean-burn combustion technologies, as well as advanced diesels.
2012-04-27
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Yes, whopper-sized engines are still around, but even engineers admit there is a lot to like about smaller displacement engines.
2012-09-20
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GM and Ford will again collaborate on transmission development, building on their great success with the GMF (6T70/75) and 6F 6-speed automatics.
2012-09-20
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After years in lithium-ion battery development—and fed up over material costs that remain punishingly high—Subash Dhar decided the original automotive battery chemistry still has big potential for hybrid vehicles.
2012-11-28
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GM's first battery-electric vehicle debuts at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show with a $25,000 base price, optional dc quick charging capability, and sub-8-s 0-60 mph acceleration.
2012-08-30
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Reducing a vehicle's mass opens the door for a downsized engine and transmission, a lighter cradle and body structure, smaller wheels and brakes, as well as a weight-slimmed suspension. The start point for this ripple effect is materials.
2009-08-05
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While modeling and simulation tools still have some obstacles to overcome, they are letting engineers try many innovative techniques without spending money on prototypes.
2009-09-14
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Recent government grants should help the U.S. build a lithium-ion production infrastructure, but it will not happen without a lot of design effort.
2009-09-15
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NVH performance is exceptional on this new 6.7-L OHV medium-truck diesel, which benefits from clever packaging, innovative emissions control, and robust overall design.
2011-03-24
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5:00 p.m. Wednesday March 23, Indianapolis: I always say, you can judge the effectiveness of any professional conference by how much of the audience remains during the last hour. No matter how riveting the final panel, the attendees are usually yawning by 3 p.m.
2011-04-01
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The dozen technical papers related to the Chevrolet Volt submitted by GM and published by SAE International this year are a milestone in the tech-paper realm.
2011-06-07
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A new family of 3-cylinder EcoBoost engines, a new 8-speed planetary automatic, an in-house-developed e-CVT, and a flurry of enabling technologies show Ford's seriousness in meeting tough new fuel efficiency regs.
2011-08-08
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Top powertrain execs discuss strategies for meeting 54.5 mpg at the 2011 Management Briefing Seminars.
2010-11-24
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The impact of the 2008-2009 global recession on corporate R&D spending–and how reduced R&D outlays affected financial performance–is the subject of a study released recently by Booz & Co. For its 2010 Global Innovation 1000, the consulting firm analyzed R&D spending by the world's top 1000 public corporations in 2009 to assess the link between innovation and corporate performance.
2010-12-03
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Revealed at the 2010 LA Auto Show, the crossover is a close relation of the Cadillac SRX, using General Motors’ Theta Premium platform. Chassis systems include Saab’s XWD all-wheel drive and electronically controlled limited slip differential (eLSD) with Haldex multi-plate clutch to vary front-to-rear wheel torque delivery.
2010-12-03
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Since it is based on the platform for the Opel/Vauxhall Astra, the GTC Paris concept gives a strong hint of how the production three-door Astra could look. With the Astra Sports Tourer making its Paris debut too, the three-door is one of the few remaining gaps in the model range for GM’s popular C-segment model in Europe.
2010-11-08
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SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd. (SAIC) and General Motors Co. recently signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) on strategic cooperation. They are planning to reinforce their collaboration in core areas of business, including the development of new-energy vehicles and the creation of a stronger and more integrated role for their Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) automotive engineering and design joint venture to work on future vehicles and powertrains.
2011-02-25
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Extreme performance versions of the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Charger marked world debuts at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.
2009-04-21
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The push to displace petroleum with biofuel is progressing, with much research and a growing infrastructure. However, the ethanol industry is still undergoing major shifts as suppliers attempt to move away from corn.
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