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2014-06-18
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TRW Automotive has launched its next-generation seatbelt retractor, the Floating Spool 1 (FS1), which offers reduced weight (about 15% lighter) and smaller dimensions compared to previous systems, according to the company. Production of the global FS1 technology starts in the second quarter of 2014.
2014-07-25
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ZF Friedrichshafen AG has formed a joint venture with YTO, a leading manufacturer of construction and agricultural machines, on the production of tractor steering axles for vehicles from 25 to 230 hp (19 to 172 kW).
2014-08-18
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SAE International released its annual mobility engineering professional salary study, which is available online.
2014-07-01
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Fluid Line Products, Inc. has released what it calls the Anti Blocker, a device designed to protect sensitive or expensive control mechanisms in hydraulic operating systems.
2014-07-01
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Volkswagen Group of America has named Stefan Schüller as its new Executive Vice President of Group Quality, effective July 1. In his new role, Schüller will oversee vehicle quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction efforts in the United States for both Volkswagen and Audi.
2014-06-30
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Harley-Davidson has for a number of years dispatched an engineer to SAE's annual Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Symposium for the purpose of gathering intel and making contacts in the EV field. One tangible result of Harley's SAE participation is Project LiveWire, the company’s first electric motorcycle concept.
2014-06-24
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General Motors announced Tuesday several personnel changes in leadership. Cathy Clegg was appointed Vice President of North America Manufacturing, effective July 1. Clegg will lead more than 74,000 employees and will be responsible for 55 facilities, including assembly, stamping, powertrain, and component operations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
2014-06-26
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The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has launched its new Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials, which aims to accelerate discovery, design, and deployment of new materials, according to a release from the laboratory.
2014-06-27
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The Autotech Council announced Thursday in a release that it is joining the AutoHarvest Foundation as a strategic partner. Based in San Jose, Calif., the Autotech Council is a group of technology innovators.
2014-06-27
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Ford Motor Co. debuted this week the only five-row side-curtain airbag in the automotive industry, according to a company release. The airbag, which is featured in the 2015 Transit 15-passenger wagon, is the largest in any Ford vehicle. 
2014-06-30
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Chrysler recently announced the appointment of Benjamin Winter as the new NAFTA Head of Product Planning. With this appointment, he is also named to the Chrysler Group Leadership Team. The appointment is effective immediately and fills a previously announced personnel move.
2014-06-20
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The 2015 Mustang will feature a new design of an inflatable knee airbag, Ford announced June 20. Packaged inside the glove box, the new airbag provides protection comparable to its traditional counterparts, according to a release from Ford, but is 65% lighter and features an inflator that is 75% smaller, allowing for more room in the interior.
2014-06-20
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Denso announced Thursday the promotion of Doug Patton to Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer of Denso International America Inc. (DIAM). Additionally, Patton (SAE member, 1987) was also appointed Senior Director of Denso Corp.
2014-08-05
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Continental announced Thursday in a release that it has acquired 100% ownership of Emitec, an exhaust technologies specialist. Previously, it was a fifty-fifty joint venture with Continental and GKN. Emitec will become part of the Powertrain Division.
2014-08-06
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Blue.tron is among the products Hengst Automotive plans to showcase at IAA. Blue.tron is an oil mist separator system and is part of the Hengst modular construction system.
2014-08-05
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Horton recently introduced its most efficient fan blade, the WindShift WSE, according to a company release. It has been computer-optimized to allow for increased airflow and reduced operating noise. The WSE is a swept-blade design that generates greater static pressure at slower speeds.
2014-08-05
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Volkswagen recently introduced its Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) to the U.S. market, with the introduction of the 2015 Golf and GTI. MQB is at the heart of VW Group's production strategy to overtake Toyota to become the world's biggest automaker by 2018.
2014-08-06
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Dongfeng Nissan announced groundbreaking for three new design/engineering business units at its Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV) in China. The $81 million (500 million RMB) facility includes the Venucia Design Center, an Advanced Engineering Technology Center, and a Corporate University, with the main phase of construction to be finished in 2015. 
2014-08-05
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Kia has released details of the new improvements made to the third-generation Sorento’s cabin. A new modern, wrap-around dashboard has been added, as well as soft-touch materials and a range of advanced, onboard technologies, according to the company.
2014-08-25
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Design software company Autodesk reaffirmed its commitment to STEM/STEAM education with its pledge to provide schools with free design programs.
2014-07-29
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ZF Friedrichshafen AG recently announced the expansion of its headquarters for China and Asia-Pacific, located in Shanghai. The company will expand its space for offices, laboratories, and test benches to 54,000 m² (581,000 ft²), an increase from the current 11,000 m² (118,000 ft²).
2014-07-30
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The Electric Power Research Institute has announced a collaboration with 8 automakers and 15 utilities to develop and demonstrate an open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).
2014-07-29
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The Baja SAE series concluded in Illinois in June, with Cornell capturing first place at that event and also winning the Baja SAE season's Iron Team Award for top aggregate score across the three regional competitions.
2014-07-15
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Continental on July 15 announced the first turbocharger with an aluminum turbine housing to enter automotive series production. BMW's 1.5-L, 134 hp (100 kW) turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine used in the Mini 3-door is the first powertrain application for the new AL turbo housing, which is double-walled and water cooled. 
2014-07-23
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The 2014 Collegiate Design Series season concluded with the co-located FSAE Lincoln and FSAE Electric events. The University of Kansas placed first in the combustion class, and Universidade Estadual de Campinas did same in the electric class.
2014-07-23
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Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday that Paul Mascarenas, Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering, will retire after 32 years at Ford, effective Oct. 1. Mascarenas, an SAE Fellow, joined Ford in 1982 and served in leadership positions in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States in product planning, program management, body engineering, and powertrain.
2014-07-23
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Students now have a “one-stop shop” to research university engineering programs. SAE International's Global University Directory provides listings for high school students researching bachelor’s degrees as well as undergraduates or professionals searching for a graduate program in the fields of aerospace and automotive engineering.
2014-07-09
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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is planning to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of new fuel-efficiency standards for commercial medium- and heavy-duty on-highway vehicles and work trucks, potentially covering engines, chassis, vehicles, and/or trailers manufactured after model year 2018.
2014-07-15
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Volkswagen announced July 14 that a new midsize SUV will be built at its Chattanooga plant in Tennessee, in accordance with the company's Strategy 2018 plan calling for an expanded industrial footprint in the U.S.
2014-07-10
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Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday the establishment of the Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship. The scholarship fund, a $1 million program that provides financial assistance to outstanding students pursuing degrees in automotive engineering, honors former CEO Alan Mulally.
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