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2017-09-19
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Materion Corp.'s real world testing of new piston ring technology to help reduce downsized engines' emissions enters new phase.
2017-03-06
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The 7th generation 5 Series, known internally as the G30, focuses on power, torque, mass and aero-drag reduction and refinement.
2016-03-06
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The electric-powered compressor complements a pair of sequential turbos. The flagship SQ7 also boasts 48/12V electrical system to power the e-booster and the car's EAWS.
2008-06-30
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he use of alternative, environmentally compatible power sources for aircraft is moving ahead cautiously. Although full details have not been released, Airbus has confirmed that it had successfully flight-tested a fuel-cell system in an A320 to power backup hydraulic and electric power systems.
2017-07-19
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A U.K.-based consortium led by Nissan is aiming at greater energy density with advanced energy management from Hyperdrive Innovation.
2016-10-31
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Despite rumors of an acquisition by Apple, McLaren is racing ahead on £1B in self-funded R&D and an ambitious plan to develop an electric supercar worthy of the name.
2012-11-01
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Audi has espoused an idea that may see the effects of the combination of microorganisms, waste CO2, sun-seared deserts, and genetic modification creating commercially viable synthetic e-fuels.
2011-06-28
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Audi is investing time, money, and broad-based expertise in pursuit of successfully achieving CO2-neutral power generation and mobility.
2010-10-04
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Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, and a number of specialist companies—together with universities that have formed technology-led consortia to develop greener vehicles—are to receive cash support from the U.K. government-backed Technology Strategy Board (TSB).
2010-09-17
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The importance of battery technology and its development has become central to the emergence of alternative-powertrain vehicles on a global scale.
2014-02-24
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For those doubters able to see beyond the (at present) minuses of electric motive power, the practical little car may help to generate an automotive epiphany on the rugged road to powertrain reformation.
2011-06-30
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The regular gasoline 1.6-L EcoBoost engine available in the Ford Focus has been given what the company describes as an impressively sporty growl under hard acceleration using a sound symposer.
2014-09-23
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Mercedes-Benz is replacing aluminum pistons with a new generation of high-strength steel in some of its car diesel engines.
2008-04-24
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Packaging heat-sensitive components in an underhood environment can be a challenge for design engineers. Specialist coating company Zircotec has just conducted what it terms “independent testing by one of the U.K.’s leading test and development centers” to confirm that the use of advanced flame-sprayed ceramic coatings can reduce heat transfer by up to 26.7%.
2008-10-10
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Mercedes-Benz gave its S400 BlueHYBRID its first public airing at the Paris Motor Show. The company claims that it is the first production hybrid car to be equipped with a lithium-ion battery specifically developed for automotive use.
2009-01-12
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Audi’s announcement that the already ultra-high-performance R8 is now available with a 5.2-L V10 engine flies in the face of the global economic slowdown and increasing emphasis on environmental cars. But Audi is convinced that there continues to be a place for such low-volume, high-powered cars.
2010-08-20
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Combining a compact, multispeed transmission and a downsized electric motor can improve an EV's operating efficiency by 10%, compared with single-speed gearboxes, according to Zeroshift engineers.
2011-12-20
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The patent-protected technology features a twin-wire arc-sprayed coating that produces a “perfectly smooth” cylinder barrel, cutting friction losses by up to 50% on the V6 diesel while helping to reduce engine mass.
2012-01-25
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Clever design enables a compact 7-speed gearbox capable of handling over 1100 N·m.
2010-12-30
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Antonov's new 6-speed automatic is a clean-sheet design slated for the 2012 Chinese Lifan sedan, while R&D ramps up on a 3-speed gearbox for EVs.
2009-09-14
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The 1.2-L triple features simple, robust design with integrated cylinder block and head and multifuel capability.
2009-11-04
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Delphi designed the new solenoid-type Multec injectors to deliver piezo-type performance. The Multi-Charge Ignition is aimed at spray-guided stratified-charge combustion strategies as well as HCCI development.
2008-09-04
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Production of Delphi’s Direct Acting Diesel Common Rail (DADCR) system has started, following a five-year development program in France, Luxembourg, and the UK. The system incorporates direct-acting piezo injectors—claimed by the company as a "world first" that can operate at pressures up to 2000 bar (29 ksi) and will help meet Euro 6 emissions standards.
2009-01-23
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Jaguar unveiled its all-new direct-injection 5.0-L V8 gasoline engine in supercharged and naturally aspirated forms at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Designed in-house by Jaguar, the new AJ-V8 Gen III replaces the 4.2-L AJ-V8 to power the XF, XK, and next-generation XJ.
2009-07-20
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Hybridization may prove to be the most significant way forward for diesel engine technology, producing very impressive fuel and emissions savings. But BMW's fundamental diesel-engine efficiencies continue to improve with common rail injection pressures now reaching around 2400 bar.
2012-10-19
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The modular architecture is scalable for a wide variety of vehicle applications. It features two input shafts, each driven by its own electric motor, following DCT principles but with two motors instead of twin clutches.
2012-02-14
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Oerlikon Graziano's clutchless multispeed transmission designed for EVs uses dual-clutch technology principles.
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.
2013-04-12
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Second-stage testing by Schaeffler and Ford has demonstrated significant weight saving, power and torque increases, and cold weather performance.
2013-12-10
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A new system called MSYS is designed to bring greater smoothness, energy efficiency, and reduced weight to EV and HEV transmissions.
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