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2015-12-03
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The SUV continues to win customers and a compact sport utility may be the ideal package. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the top sellers in the compact SUV boom. 
2016-02-18
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The "tale of two U.S. auto industries"—the "old" one based in Michigan, and the "new" one based in Silicon Valley—makes for juicy news. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at the amalgamation of the new U.S. auto industry.
2016-02-23
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Wireless charging is the next technology leap for electric vehicles. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at Google's wireless testing charging for its driverless cars.
2015-10-12
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Tesla fans are still gushing after the debut of the company's new Model X. This is the first all-electric SUV and it's packed with cool features. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the gullwing doors on Tesla's Model X. 
2016-03-02
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Vehicles that use all four wheels to steer are more agile, easier to park, and safer to drive. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Brooke tests a new prototype four-wheel steering system from supplier ZF-TRW.
2015-10-09
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Volkswagen will pay billions in penalties for rigging 11 million diesel cars to skirt emission standards. Unfortunately, the industry hasn't learned from its past mistakes. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at VW's recent digital fraud. 
2015-12-08
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Electric and hybrid vehicles driving at low speeds are so quiet they can pose a danger to sight-impaired pedestrians crossing the street. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the U.S. government’s plans to require electrified vehicles to emit a warning sound when traveling at less than 18 mph (29 km/h).
2016-02-02
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24 million cars already have their own wireless connections. But now that most people have smart phones, why would anyone need wireless service in their car? In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at three important features of the connected vehicle.  
2015-12-17
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Big changes are coming to the government's 5-Star Safety Rating system for new vehicles. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the new ratings aimed at making crash testing more accurately represent real-world crashes. 
2015-11-10
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Suppliers of batteries for electrified cars typically keep their factories closed to the media. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke takes a tour of LG Chem's battery plant in Holland, Michigan. 
2015-09-01
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If Ford brings production of its mid-sized Ranger pickup to Michigan by 2018, it will be an about-face for the Dearborn-based automaker. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the possibility of the Ranger's return to the U.S.
2015-08-25
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For automakers, earning a 5-star safety rating in the government and insurance industry tests is a major source of pride. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the latest vehicle to earn 5 stars: Honda's 2016 Pilot.
2015-11-24
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  In the quest for greater fuel economy, vehicle designers are focusing more on improving aerodynamics. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the next radical improvement to aerodynamics: removing the rear-view mirrors from the doors. 
2015-09-08
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The quest to make new vehicles lighter involves much more than just using aluminum and plastics. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at "ultra-high-strength" steels, the new materials that are lighter and vastly stronger than automotive steels of the past.
2016-01-06
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Automated vehicle technology is on the rise, but how do engineers keep electronics from becoming too complex and costly? In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at Delphi's new Multi-Domain Controller.
2016-01-12
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The 2016 North American International Auto Show opened in Detroit on January 11, and Fiat-Chrysler's new Pacifica minivan is one of the show's stars. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at some of the 37 new innovations coming in the 2017 Pacifica.
2016-01-18
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At last week's media preview to the North American International Auto Show, there was a lot more than cool new vehicles on the show floor. This year, the industry's technology suppliers showed up in force.
2016-02-03
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Convertibles don't sell in big numbers and can be costly to develop. But really good convertibles can boost a brand's image and help drive sales of other models. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at Buick's 2016 Cascada Convertible.  
2016-05-16
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Stealing engineering talent has always been part of the competition in the auto world. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at the ongoing issue of retaining talent in the car business.
2016-05-17
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New vehicles are safer and more efficient thanks in part to the increasing use of new high-strength steels. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke examines the alleged hacking of U.S. Steel development secrets.
2016-03-07
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We all marvel that our latest electronic devices are faster and more powerful than the ones they replace, and for that we can thank Gordon Moore, who founded computer chip maker Intel. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at the current state of Moore's Law.
2016-03-15
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The Acura NSX is a beautiful mid-engined machine built on a lightweight spaceframe, and powered by a 500 hp twin-turbo V6.
2016-03-22
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Before self-driving cars without steering and gas pedals can be sold in the U.S., automakers and states will have to clear some major regulatory hurdles.
2016-04-05
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It seems that everybody's getting into the electric car game. Recently, Tesla unveiled its much-awaited Model 3, priced the same as the new Chevy Bolt that will beat Tesla to market.
2016-03-29
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All the talk about self-driving cars, car sharing, and a new generation of consumers who really don't care much about cars is having a major impact at BMW.
2016-04-11
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This week over 10 thousand automotive engineers and scientists from around the world descend upon Detroit's Cobo Center for the annual SAE World Congress.
2016-04-18
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Of all the technology trends discussed at last week's SAE World Congress, one trend is clear: The automotive industry cannot meet global CO2 regulations without vehicle electrification
2016-05-25
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The auto industry's crusade to reduce vehicle weight is creating clever new manufacturing techniques.
2016-05-20
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The first fruit of the latest Ford and GM join project on transmissions was unveiled recently, and it sure looks sweet. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at Ford and GM's new 10-speed automatic transmission.
2016-06-17
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Southeast Michigan - not Silicon Valley - is fast becoming the North American center for advanced vehicle technologies.
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