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2008-06-02
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In the wake of its denial of California’s request to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from tailpipes at the state level, the U.S. EPA sometime soon may issue a rulemaking setting out regulatory options for doing so on a national level.
2008-03-31
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While critics of Hummer may be quick to call the HX concept an exercise in green washing, such an assessment would be limiting. If anything, the HX represents a potentially wise business move on the part of General Motors, since a production version—perhaps dubbed the H4—would be a worthy competitor to the Jeep Wrangler.
2008-03-31
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The 9-4X BioPower makes public Saab’s intentions to enter the growing crossover segment. It combines an engine optimized for ethanol with vehicle design elements developed by a team under Anthony Lo, General Motors Europe’s Director of Advanced Design.
2008-04-11
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Of all the production piston engines in GM’s 100-year history, only the Allison aero V-12 that powered World War II fighter planes produced more power than the new LS9 V8 that will power the 2009 Corvette ZR1. Although GM has yet to certify the 6.2-L LS9 to SAE J1379 standards, its maximum torque target is above 600 lb•ft (813 N•m), and dyno testing has shown that 90% of peak torque is produced from 2600 to 6000 rpm.
2008-04-11
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General Motors is making energy conservation a key part of its strategic focus, with a number of programs designed to cut fuel consumption in all parts of the globe. And though Vice Chairman Bob Lutz is confident that GM can gain a lead position in the new focus on green vehicles, he’s not shy about criticizing government regulations that are helping drive the transition.
2008-03-31
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Modern automotive subsystems depend on an integrated mix of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and software technologies. To help account for this mix of technologies, General Motors Powertrain, with some help from Synopsys, pioneered a Signal Delivery Subsystem development process to design electronic controls and analyze technology interactions.
2008-06-05
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According to General Motors, aerodynamic drag accounts for 20% of the energy consumed in an average vehicle, making a direct impact on vehicle fuel efficiency. GM designers are increasingly looking to aerodynamics as a way to improve fuel economy across the brand’s range of vehicles, most notably for the next-generation Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle.
2008-04-25
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GM’s 2010 Duramax 4.5-L V8 is now in its Gamma development phase and Charlie Freese, Director of Diesel Engineering, is pleased with its progress. Freese recently gave AEI a status report on the new light-truck diesel program, including details of its innovative cylinder heads which improve performance and save cost. The heads feature inboard-facing exhaust ports feeding a single turbocharger nestled in the valley of the 72-degree CGI block.
2008-07-09
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The Cadillac Provoq concept, announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and shown in Detroit, is another example of General Motors’ E-Flex propulsion system, this time combining a new fifth-generation fuel-cell system and a lithium-ion battery pack.
2008-08-06
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The green theme continues as suppliers and automakers stay focused on developing eco-friendly powertrains.
2008-09-04
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"The best way to get that understanding of your customers and their market is to simply go and see," said Robert Sump, Vice President of Component Engineering for the Nissan Technical Center North America. Engineers learn lessons from technical libraries, meetings, and seeing the world-at-large.
2008-08-11
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One automaker has big plans for a small country.
2008-06-24
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Seventeen college teams re-engineered a Chevrolet Equinox with the goal of improving fuel economy and reducing emissions without compromising the key attributes of the SUV. The final year of the Challenge X event wrapped with Mississippi State University winning the 2008 competition.
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.
2008-07-09
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Since its introduction in 1996, OnStar has grown to five million subscribers, has gone across the board on General Motors vehicles, and is expanding its menu of services.
2008-06-02
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The energy bill approved in December calls for a 40% increase in CAFE levels—to 35 mpg by 2020 for passenger cars and light trucks.
2008-06-02
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The U.S. EPA’s new ozone standard will force every state in the country except possibly California to consider a number of steps that could have an important impact on automobile component design, especially with regard to onboard diagnostic (OBD) controls, the engine, and the catalytic converter.
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.
2008-03-31
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When compared to its two-wheel-drive gasoline-only siblings, two General Motors hybrid sport utility vehicles notch 50% better fuel economy in city driving and an up-to-30% fuel economy up-tick in combined city/highway driving. Among the fuel-smart facilitators is a regenerative braking system.
2011-11-30
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The trunk is concrete on this branchless tree, but its expansive solar canopy shades six vehicle stations capable of fully charging six Chevrolet Volts.
2011-11-22
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Millions of kids have benefited from the science, technology, engineering, and math skills that are the foundation of the AWIM program.
2011-08-26
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TP-3940 Dye-Lite Rite-Blend from Tracer Products is a blended fluorescent leak detection dye that can be used for both extended-life and conventional coolants.
2011-08-26
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Taking their relationship beyond the Chevrolet Volt, General Motors and battery maker LG Chem on Aug. 25 announced an agreement under which the companies will jointly design and engineer future electric vehicles.
2011-09-27
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After more than 43 years of service at General Motors, Vice President of Global Strategic Product Alliances Dan Hancock is retiring. A self-confessed "engine guy," Hancock served as Vice President, Global Powertain Engineering; CEO, Fiat-GM Powertrain; and President, Allison Transmission, among many career positions. 
2012-01-12
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Eight college students didn't opt for a quick face-to-face interview at a recruiting fair as a way to gain job experience. Instead, they landed a paid internship at General Motors' design studio in Warren, MI, by wowing industry designers online in an interactive design contest.
2012-01-19
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General Motors Vice Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Tom Stephens has elected to retire effective April 1, after a 43-year engineering career with the automaker. As CTO, Stephens led the company’s product technology arm, working to identify and develop advanced technologies while building closer relationships with external and internal technology partners.
2012-01-10
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Engineers garnered vehicle dynamics harmony with the all-new 2013 Buick Encore by tuning the small crossover to cruise roadways with a specific tire.
2011-12-08
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General Motors patented the ferritic-nitro carburizing (FNC) process and will apply it to 80% of its U.S. production brake rotors by 2016. Shiny, hard-wearing rotors are the result.
2012-01-09
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Cadillac's new compact luxury sport sedan aims to beat BMW's 3-Series with an all-new turbo DI 2.0-L among its three engine choices.
2011-12-22
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The second phase of the General Motors China Advanced Technical Center—what GM describes as "the most-comprehensive advanced automotive technology development center in China"—is slated to open in the second half of 2012.
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