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2009-04-21
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What the automotive industry will look like in 30 days is difficult enough to know; so trying to conceive what it will entail 30 years from now seems downright impossible. But “impossible” is not in the lexicon of those visionaries who participated in the Green Mobility – The Long View panel at the AVL Technology Leadership Theater on opening day of the SAE 2009 World Congress.
2014-10-29
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NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on an advanced rocket-engine thrust chamber assembly using copper alloy additive manufacturing technology. Full-scale demonstration is the next step in the technology’s development path.
2009-01-10
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Mazda Motor Corp. claims a world first with the application of its single-nanocatalyst technology, which is said to control material structures on an even smaller scale than nanotechnology, in the underfloor catalytic converter in the new Mazda3 (known as the Mazda Axela in Japan) when it goes on sale this year.
2013-11-26
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The current Banks Super-Turbo Freightliner Cascadia that tore up Pikes Peak earlier this year features plenty of technology, notably a souped-up 14-L Detroit Diesel 60 series engine and a water-methanol injection system. But the future involves hybridization and alternative fuels, said Gale Banks and racer Mike Ryan at the 2013 SEMA Show.
2017-11-17
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Chief Technology Officer Dr. Ben Patel details Tenneco’s latest system solutions developed to address two key goals for commercial trucks: reducing criteria pollutants and improving fuel economy.
2011-08-26
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ALTe Powertrain Technologies has developed a modular range-extended electric powertrain (REEP) system that specifically targets light- and medium-duty fleet vehicles such as delivery trucks, vans, and shuttle buses for retrofit application—and eventually maybe as an original-equipment option. The company projects an 80 to 200% improvement in fuel economy with a REEP installation.
2013-03-05
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The R-Drill 200 from Raydiance is a laser-based micro hole drilling solution suitable for fuel-injector manufacturers, including those that produce gasoline direct injection (GDI) spray nozzles. The Petaluma, CA-based company is showcasing the technology April 16-18 at the SAE 2013 World Congress in Detroit.
2010-01-12
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Polaris' new EV LSV features a 500-lb (227-kg) cargo box capacity and a 1000-lb (454-kg) payload capacity.
2015-02-27
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The new Class 8 on-highway truck for North America combines proven Daimler Truck aerodynamic technology with what the truck maker claims is the most fuel-efficient powertrain available, a downsped Detroit DD15 engine and standard DT12 fully automated manual transmission with Intelligent Powertrain Management.
2011-02-05
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Graduate students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) have developed their first concept car, dubbed Deep Orange. Based on a BMW 1 Series, the car is a range-extended electric vehicle (EV)—similar in architecture to the Chevrolet Volt—expected to achieve the equivalent of 100 mpg for a combined U.S. EPA city/highway cycle.
2012-01-10
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The 2013 Accord, which goes on sale this fall, will feature three all-new powertrains, including the first U.S. application of both a 2.4-L direct-injected engine and two-motor plug-in hybrid system from Honda’s next-generation Earth Dreams powertrain technologies. The V6 Accord will be the first Honda sedan to feature a new six-speed automatic transmission.
2009-03-27
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Developed to be attainable for Gen Y buyers, the 2010 Insight is a major piece in Honda’s hybrid-portfolio plans.
2011-09-22
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A national team of experts will explore the promise of three-dimensional nanomaterials with the help of a recently awarded U.S. Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative grant totaling more than $7 million over five years.
2017-04-13
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Eaton and Cummins announced a new joint venture, Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, to design, develop, manufacture and service next-generation automated manual transmissions for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles. The JV also includes current Eaton AMTs.
2017-02-09
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John Deere Power Systems and Liebherr Machines Bulle announced an agreement to jointly evaluate engine technologies, designs and development processes that may assist future product development for both companies.
2012-07-30
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Cummins Inc. has acquired the emissions control assets of Hilite International in Marktheidenfeld, Germany, and made them part of Cummins Emission Solution (CES), positioning the company to serve all major market applications with a Cummins doser.
2010-11-18
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Wabtec Corp. has acquired substantially all assets of Swiger Coil Systems and expects the transaction to be accretive in the first year. Based in Cleveland, Swiger Coil manufactures and services traction motors and electric coils used in generators and alternators, mainly for passenger transit cars and locomotives.
2010-11-24
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Dana Holding Corp. plans to produce a new Spicer TZL Series powershift transmission for premium front-end loaders manufactured in China, including the 17-t (19-ton) ZL50 with a 5000-kg (11,000-lb) load capacity and the 21-t (23-ton) ZL60 with a 6000-kg (13,200-lb) load capacity.
2011-09-02
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Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Engine and Power Products Division plans to begin rating its engines in accordance with SAE J2723 starting in September. Kawasaki believes this “critical power” rating will alleviate end-user confusion over horsepower labeling and “usable” power.
2010-01-15
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Mainstream Engineering Corp. (MEC) is collaborating with the Florida Institute of Technology in the study of oxygen-enriched flames with JP-8, a kerosene-based fuel used by the military for all engines, stoves, and burners.
2012-11-06
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Bobcat’s plan for Tier 4 solutions includes a Doosan-built engine added to some of its equipment lineup starting in early 2014. Development of the new Tier 4-compliant, non-DPF (diesel particulate filter) engine was a collaboration between engineers from Bobcat, Doosan (Bobcat’s parent company), and engine-development companies such as Ricardo and FEV.
2012-11-27
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Dana Holding Corp. has developed and launched the Spicer Rui Ma brand for a new class of transmissions and axles made in China to complement the supplier’s flagship Spicer brand. Announced at Bauma China 2012 in Shanghai, the initial Spicer Rui Ma products offered to Chinese OEMs include the Spicer TZL16 RM powershift transmission for ZL50 front-end loaders, the T08 RM transmission for 6- to 10-t (6.6- to 11-ton) forklift trucks, and the T39 RM tridem drive axle for five- and six-axle chassis concrete pump trucks and other heavy-duty vocational applications.
2012-11-27
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San Francisco Bay Area-based startup Motiv Power Systems has been chosen to supply its scalable electric Powertrain Control System (ePCS) to the City of Chicago for 20 all-electric garbage trucks, under an exclusive five-year, $13.4 million contract.
2010-01-14
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The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded $187 million for nine projects aimed at improving vehicle efficiency. Most of the grant money, $115 million, is targeted at advances that will increase the fuel efficiency of Class 8 long-haul freight trucks 50% by 2015. Among the technologies to be investigated are engine combustion, engine waste heat recovery, powertrain hybridization, idle reduction, and aerodynamics.
2015-09-03
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Dr. Phil Stephenson, General Manager of PACCAR Technical Center, and co-chairman for the SAE 2015 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (ComVEC), discusses several major topics affecting on- and off-highway commercial vehicles, including emissions regulations, embedded software, 24-V electrification, operator assistance technologies, and cybersecurity.
2012-02-24
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3M and Chesapeake Energy Corp. are collaborating to design, manufacture, and market a portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks for use in various transportation sectors in the U.S. The companies note that currently the fuel tank on a CNG vehicle is its most expensive single component but claim that the new CNG tanks stemming from their partnership will reduce costs and increase performance.
2014-01-30
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BYD and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently announced some findings from a two-month pilot test on a 40-ft BYD battery-electric bus conducted in Manhattan from Aug. 25 to Oct. 25 of last year. The electric bus maker also recently completed the first phase of a 10-month trial, which commenced this past summer in Gatineau, Quebec, and Ottawa, Ontario, again using a 40-ft BYD-supplied electric bus.
2009-03-17
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The “hot section” of jet engines—i.e., combustor and turbine areas—has long been the domain of materials such as superalloys, but GE Aviation is working hard at substituting these with durable, lightweight composite components.
2015-01-16
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Maruti Suzuki’s recent refresh of the Swift resulted in a 10% improvement in the car’s fuel efficiency, owing largely to powertrain refinements. With a certified fuel efficiency of 25.2 km/L, up by 10%, the Swift Diesel is powered by the 1248cc DDiS 190 compression-ignition engine returning a claimed 190 N·m (140 lb·ft) at 2000 rpm and 75 ps (55 kW) at 4000 rpm.
2011-05-18
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One of the rarest elements in the Earth's crust, rhenium features unique properties that make it desirable for various industries, including applications in aerospace such as jet engines.
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