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2008-03-31
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"Why can't a minivan look as good as a sports car?" lead exterior designer Joel Baek asked, then answered pointing to the Nissan Forum.
2008-04-11
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When supercar-beating performance is the main development bogey, vehicle engineers often embrace new solutions. Nissan went to BorgWarner for expertise in developing the six-speed dual-clutch transmission for its all-new 2008 GT-R, which features a rear-mounted transaxle.
2008-04-25
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Nissan is re-introducing its pickup model formerly known as the Nissan Pickup in Europe. The model was withdrawn when Euro-IV emissions regulations came into effect in 2006, mainly because the rotary injection pump-equipped, YD25 2.5-L, direct-injection, turbodiesel engine could not be readily adapted to meet the latest European emissions regulations. Now the model is powered by a common-rail injection version of the YD25 engine.
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.
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.
2011-10-18
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Through improvements to the MEA (membrane electrode assembly) and the separator flow path, Nissan engineers have significantly improved the power density of its newest generation fuel cell stack by 2.5 times greater than its 2005 model.
2012-03-12
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Q&A with Carla Bailo, Senior VP of Research & Development for Nissan Americas, which has a booming book of business in new vehicle development and fuel-cell core research, among other work.
2012-03-14
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Based on Nissan NV200 compact van, the new taxi could boost fuel economy 37% over the Ford Crown Victoria, the widely-used choice today. The 10-year contract with NYC includes provision for an all-electric version to be introduced by 2017.
2012-03-16
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Nissan’s goal with the DeltaWing experimental racecar is to explore new technologies for road cars. But it is a racecar, after all, and the Nissan DeltaWing will strut its motorsports stuff for the first time this June at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
2012-02-14
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The 2012 SAE World Congress is slated for April 24-26 in Detroit. With the exception of this preview article, the Technology Report section in this edition highlights some of the 1100-plus technical papers to be presented. For more information about the SAE 2012 World Congress, visit www.sae.org/congress.
2012-04-04
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The new sedan on display at the 2012 New York International Auto Show brings lighter weight, a new Jatco CVT, and use of the rearview camera for all exterior safety-sensing functions.
2012-04-23
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With the JX seven-passenger luxury crossover, Infiniti set out to build a family driver that met demands for interior flexibility and roominess, safety, and enhanced hospitality features.
2012-04-23
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The design execution of the CVT7 impressed the AEI editors to a high degree, making it one of the magazine’s 2012 Tech Award recipients for supplier innovation. Jatco engineers will have cutaways of its new CVT7 and CVT8 in booth 1024 at the 2012 SAE World Congress.
2012-04-24
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The shift to electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids heralds a major change for automotive technologies, one that will ripple out to many fields. One of the foremost is the electrical grid that will power these electrified vehicles while also drawing power from a car’s battery pack during peak usage periods.
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.
2012-06-21
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The front seats in the redesigned Altima midsize sedan position each occupant very similarly to what a body experiences in outer space.
2012-06-01
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In addition to a conventional rear camera function, the wide-angle lens looks sideways to provide images for blind-spot and moving-object detection, and vehicle alignment with driving lane markings for lane-departure warning of forward drift.
2012-04-04
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With a ratio spread of seven, the CVT8 contributes much of the new Altima's 38-mpg highway rating.
2012-07-20
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Nissan has begun construction on its third manufacturing complex in Mexico and the second in the state of Aguascalientes. The complex is the result of a $2 billion investment announced last January to increase manufacturing capacity needed to satisfy demand for Nissan vehicles in the domestic and international markets.
2012-08-20
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Ron Moore, retired Division Chief of the McKinney (TX) Fire Department, has literally written the book on extrication involving vehicles with advanced high-strength steel structures, and he shared some of the challenges of this practice at the Great Designs in Steel seminar in Livonia, MI.
2012-08-24
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The SUV segment's last remaining body-on-frame model switches to a unibody platform shared with the Infiniti JX as Nissan engineers in Japan and the U.S. aim for a less weighty Pathfinder with a V6/CVT combo that gets better fuel economy than its predecessor.
2012-10-02
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At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Nissan explores urban crossover SUV styling with a "realistic" fuel-cell electric drivetrain.
2012-10-09
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Two recent announcements attest to continuing efforts by government and industry to make the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle viable. On Oct. 5, the U.S. Department of Energy said it would make available $1 million for efforts to "identify cost-effective and efficient materials and processes to produce hydrogen from renewable energy sources and natural gas."
2009-09-17
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The On-road Vehicle NVH Simulator takes the evaluation out of the test lab and enables edited and modified vehicle sounds to be listened to, evaluated, and compared while driving on an actual road and on a variety of surfaces.
2009-08-26
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By cutting the number of servers it uses, Nissan North America has realized an energy-consumption decrease of 34% for that function at its plants in Smyrna and Decherd, TN. The number of servers was cut from 159 to 28.
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.
2009-10-13
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When AABC’s Dr. Menahem Anderman talks about hybrids, EVs, batteries, and where the charging infrastructure is going, the auto industry is all ears.
2009-09-22
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Carlos Ghosn, Chief Executive of Renault and head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, revealed four electric concept vehicles at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, each of which he says will make it to production within the next four years
2009-12-14
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The industry's product plans are brimming with 1.4-L engines as a solution for meeting the new U.S. 35.5-mpg fuel efficiency standards.
2009-11-23
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While Nissan’s star exhibit at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show was the Leaf electric sedan (see the AEI October magazine), a big crowd-gatherer was the Land Glider concept electric car that leans into corners.
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