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2008-08-06
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The green theme continues as suppliers and automakers stay focused on developing eco-friendly powertrains.
2011-09-09
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With major engineering support from Magna, Ford’s first battery-electric passenger car promises Leaf-blowing features including half the charge time as that claimed by Nissan using a 240-V SAE J1772 Class 2 charge source.
2012-06-04
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A touch-sensitive smart surface and other innovative technologies are being showcased in a concept cockpit demonstrator that aims to reshape how the driver interacts with various in-vehicle systems.
2017-01-11
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An ultralight door architecture nets a 42.5% weight savings compared to a current production door, and that's enough to put this lightweight concept, developed via collaboration, in an enviable position.
2008-10-31
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Cosma International, an operating unit of Magna International, has announced that it will build a plant in Pune, India, bringing the number of Cosma operations in that country to two. The company has a fully equipped product and process engineering services group in Bangalore.
2010-04-13
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The opening ceremony of the SAE 2010 World Congress featured a healthy sense of optimism that the automotive industry has successfully weathered its recent financial troubles, countered by the understanding that there are still many challenges and opportunities yet to be addressed.
2010-04-13
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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.
2010-07-12
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Flush-to-vehicle exterior door handles and frameless rearview mirrors are patent-pending technologies from Magna that will be production-ready in 2012.
2010-08-23
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With many companies planning to put EVs on the road in the near future, SAE International is urgently working on standards to help prevent battery-related injury or death while maintaining the automotive industry's professional integrity and lowering costs.
2010-02-23
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As Aston Martin launches its production four-door Rapide at the Geneva Motor Show, Ian Minards, the company’s Director of Product Development, said that he did not rule out anything with regard to future powertrains.
2015-10-12
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Magna International Inc. has received the Best Product Development Performance Award from its customer Mahindra for a new ladder frame used across multiple vehicle platforms. The award was presented at Mahindra’s Supplier Conference in Warsaw, Poland, and recognizes Cosma International, Magna’s body and chassis operating group, for the design, engineering, and development of the frame for Mahindra’s Scorpio SUV and other vehicle platforms.
2015-12-04
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A lightweight composite material shaped by a unique assembly technique forms a grille opening reinforcement designed specifically for the high-performance 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang.
2014-10-23
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Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd. and Magna International Inc. recently entered into a 50/50 joint venture agreement to provide seating systems to the Indian commercial vehicle (CV) and bus industries. According to a Magna spokesperson, these seats will be newly designed, developed, and manufactured in India for the India market—not current “off-the-shelf” products.
2015-10-23
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There's a revolution going on within the bones of new cars and trucks—new body structures that are much lighter and stronger for better fuel economy, safety, and handling. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the heroes of the revolution: aluminum die castings. 
2014-04-14
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Problem solving is about to get a lot more complex as the global automotive industry moves to make the connected vehicle as commonplace as portable digital devices.
2014-10-23
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To debut in 2016 on a front-drive-based vehicle, the lightweight Flex4 features new axle-disconnect clutch technologies.
2013-04-18
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Automotive engineers have been combining electronics and mechanical systems for years, but they’re still figuring out how to efficiently model and simulate mechatronic systems. Sharing files between disciplines remains an issue along with the challenge of creating models for use in different applications.
2017-01-06
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Using a startup company's "optical microphone" to augment conventional speech recognition, Honda intends to improve the efficacy of speech-recognition technology.
2016-09-17
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Composite machine manufacturer Mikrosam delivered a fully automated filament winding line for CNG tanks to automotive supplier Magna’s Austria plant.
2017-03-21
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Steady technology development and committed infrastructure investment combine to bring fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) to the brink of mainstream applicability.
2017-12-18
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Jeep's iconic Wrangler is all-new -- and unapologetically analog
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