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2008-03-31
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Robert Bosch GmbH and Mahle GmbH have agreed to set up a 50/50 joint venture to develop, manufacture, and market exhaust-gas turbochargers. Set to begin in April 2008 pending antitrust approval, Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems will be headquartered in Stuttgart to develop and manufacture turbochargers for gasoline and diesel engines.
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.
2008-07-09
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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.
2012-01-10
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Volkswagen chose the 2012 NAIAS in Detroit to debut a hybrid version of its new Jetta with a 1.4-L TSI four-cylinder engine, a seven-speed DSG transmission, and a 20-kW electric motor.
2012-04-19
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The ultra-efficient engine design is based on a four-stroke, spark-ignited (SI), opposed-piston, sleeve-valve architecture using conventional engine manufacturing technology. The architecture, developed in-house in conjunction with FEV, incorporates two old efficiency ideas into one package, improving both in the process.
2012-04-25
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The company's Vice President of Business Development provides insight into the electric in-wheel motor system powering the Mercedes-Benz E-Class-based Brabus Hybrid at the SAE 2012 World Congress. Protean's Chairman and CEO Bob Purcell also announced several new global partners that will help the company launch its systems into volume production.
2012-04-25
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The latest tests indicate efficiency gains of 15 to 30% without an increase in costs.
2012-06-22
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Upcoming fuel economy and emissions regulations around the world, notably in the U.S. and Europe, are forcing OEMs to think drastically about vehicle efficiency.
2012-09-21
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Autonomous vehicles may be here sooner than anyone thought, according to a new report by KPMG and the Center for Automotive Research, but ABI Research Vice President and Practice Director Dominique Bonte believes that synergies among three connectivity categories will need to be established.
2009-07-23
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According to ATX Group, recent studies show that one in four drivers admit to texting while driving. As text messaging rapidly continues to be adopted as a mainstream communication method, concerns are growing of the potential of texting while driving to cause distraction and accidents.
2009-07-24
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Velozzi has released an image and a few more details of its plug-in hybrid-electric Solo ­crossover, which the California-based startup OEM and Progressive Automotive X-Prize competitor says will demonstrate its modular and lightweighting capabilities and capitalize on new ways to manufacture vehicles.
2009-07-28
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Fiat has committed to use Zuken's E³.series electrical system design and integration software solution across the entire Fiat Group Automobile range including the Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Maserati, and Fiat-Professional brands.
2009-11-11
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California owners of “specially constructed vehicles” can rest easier now thanks to the efforts of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), with General Motors, through its Performance Parts Division, being the first OEM to offer an emissions-compliant crate engine alternative.
2009-11-12
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Ford Racing unveiled 2009 turnkey racing packages for two of its highest-profile production vehicles: the Mustang and F-150.
2011-03-31
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At the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit, the company will show the 1:4-scale pickup truck designed and developed with an innovative drivetrain called DualX E-Drive. The concept's body-in-white employs several materials and a solar module divided into two parts—the roof module and the mobile solar top.
2011-03-31
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A practical engine configuration has been created, an analysis model developed, patents awarded, and a prototype engine designed (and almost ready to run), according to its creator.
2012-02-22
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Government EV mandates don't necessarily match with consumer demand, but hybrid enthusiasm among Gen Y consumers might swing future car buying in the electrified direction. Until then the regulatory authorities may need to help persuade a skeptical public.
2011-06-17
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The Michelin Challenge Bibendum, the international forum devoted to sustainable road mobility, officially opened its doors on May 19, setting up shop for four days at Berlin’s former Tempelhof Airport. Executives from Associate Sponsor Royal Dutch Shell predicted that two-thirds of vehicles will still use current engine technologies and conventional liquid fuels in 2050.
2010-10-14
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Engineering students or professionals looking to further their education beyond the bachelor’s level have many decisions to make.
2010-10-19
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Today's automotive and electronics technologies are evolving so rapidly that educators and industry are both challenged to re-educate the technological workforce in the emerging EV arena. During SAE's 2010 Convergence event, the University of Detroit Mercy and Ford Motor Co. outlined a recent certificate program developed to address the industry's vehicle-electrification needs.
2010-12-14
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With the Sesto Elemento concept car, Lamborghini says it is the first vehicle manufacturer to master the complete carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) process across a range of technologies, from 3D design through simulation, validation, production, and testing.
2011-02-09
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In early February officials of the Euro NCAP, the European car-safety assessment organization, announced the five best performing cars of 2010. To be selected as safest cars in their categories, the vehicles had to achieve a high overall score and attain the coveted five-star rating.
2011-01-24
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The migration of consumer interest from basic mobile phones to smartphones is having a dramatic impact on automotive infotainment systems, as many OEMs and their suppliers scramble to develop connectivity solutions to keep up. With many more third-party apps inevitably coming to vehicles, minimizing driver distraction must be a top priority.
2009-06-22
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Elektrobit (EB), a leading supplier of embedded software and hardware solutions for the automotive and wireless industries, and Audi Electronics Venture (AEV), a 100% subsidiary of Audi AG, are launching a joint venture July 1 that will concentrate on the development of a software framework for in-vehicle infotainment systems.
2009-06-23
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Electronic devices of the future could be smaller, faster, more powerful, and consume less energy because of a discovery by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Published in Science, the key to the finding involves a method to measure intrinsic conducting properties of ferroelectric materials, which for decades have held tremendous promise but have eluded experimental proof.
2008-07-03
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An innovator in the rear-steering area, the company has applied more than 20 years experience in the vehicle dynamics arena to develop what it calls the world’s first four-wheel active steer (4WAS) system.
2010-05-27
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In May, we learned that more than half of the 1300 patents filed by General Motors Co. in 2009 were considered green innovations. In a study of patent activity of the top-15 global automakers released by the intellectual-property firm Ocean Tomo LLC (www.oceantomo.com), GM was hailed for maintaining a leadership position in the development of green technologies.
2010-09-10
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Electric-motor assist systems are a hot technology in the bicycle industry, as seen at the recent Eurobike trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. And traditional suppliers are feeling the heat from new players from the automotive industry.
2010-01-25
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At the January NAIAS in Detroit, the Volkswagen luxury brand continued the e-tron all-electric sports car theme it launched at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show with a smaller concept version. The car signals that the company has big plans for an electric car range.
2010-03-26
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At the 2010 SAE World Congress, BorgWarner will display its 31-03 eGearDrive electric-drive transmission, the next generation of its technology developed for the emerging, higher-volume, lower-cost vehicle-electrification market. The first application will be in the all-electric CODA Automotive sedan scheduled for introduction in California in 2010.
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