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2011-10-13
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As the amount and complexity of software in vehicles continues to grow, OEMs and suppliers are recognizing the importance of software engineering as a method to address the challenges of software development in the automotive industry.
2012-01-10
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Special emphasis was placed on achieving a torsionally rigid body to attain the desired driving dynamics.
2012-01-10
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To reduce weight, scale, and improve efficiency for the Prius c, every major component of the hybrid system was redesigned and high-strength steels were used in the chassis, while the NS4 signals Toyota’s new direction in design.
2012-01-10
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BMW used the occasion of the North American International Auto Show to introduce the sixth generation of the 3 Series sedan and ActiveHybrid 3, dubbed the first full hybrid compact sport sedan in the premium segment.
2012-01-19
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Derek Jenkins joined Mazda in 2009 as Design Director for North American Operations and is now charged with leading the Irvine, CA-based team that is developing advanced ideas for the automaker’s next generation of vehicles. AEI recently sat down with Jenkins at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to get his take on the current design landscape.
2012-03-12
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Verizon and VIA Motors announced that they will collaborate to develop and demonstrate plug-in electric work vehicles using VIA's eREV (extended range electric vehicle) technology and evaluate the technology for possible wide-scale application into Verizon's fleet.
2012-03-08
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TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. announced the first production contract for its Active Buckle Lifter (ABL) seatbelt technology. The contract is with a major European vehicle manufacturer and will start production in 2013.
2012-03-09
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Remy International Inc., an independent manufacturer of advanced electric propulsion motors, and Enova Systems Inc. signed a long-term electric motor supply agreement. Under the five-year agreement, Remy will provide its electric motors to Enova for its all-electric drive systems.
2012-03-16
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With today’s extreme pressure to reduce costs, wire harness manufacturing is the focus of much attention, and Mentor Graphics has responded to this need with its Capital Harness Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) software application.
2012-04-23
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With the JX seven-passenger luxury crossover, Infiniti set out to build a family driver that met demands for interior flexibility and roominess, safety, and enhanced hospitality features.
2012-04-23
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By enabling software architects to find and correct implementation errors at an earlier development stage than previously possible, the process becomes easier and much less expensive.
2012-07-20
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Nissan has begun construction on its third manufacturing complex in Mexico and the second in the state of Aguascalientes. The complex is the result of a $2 billion investment announced last January to increase manufacturing capacity needed to satisfy demand for Nissan vehicles in the domestic and international markets.
2012-07-17
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Mazda Corp. announced that production of SkyActiv engines will double in October. Current production is 400,000 units for global distribution; production will increase to 800,000 units. In the U.S., the 2012 Mazda3 and 2013 CX-5 feature SkyActiv-G 2.0-L gasoline engines.
2012-07-20
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MagneGas Corp., which converts liquid-based materials into hydrogen-based fuel, removing acetylene from the process, is supplying General Motors with its MagneGas fuel. GM is trialing the fuel in maintenance and metal-working activities at its Grand Blanc Weld & Tool Center in Flint, MI.
2012-05-14
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As Vehicle Engineering Manager for the Ford Escape, Ron Razzano is used to overcoming obstacles, managing hundreds of often-conflicting vehicle attributes. In his free time, Razzano also goes to great lengths to face challenges, often the peaks of some of the world’s top mountain ranges.
2012-09-14
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Currently working on the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro, Jeremy Kearney is an Interior Design Release Engineer at General Motors Co. He also mentors GM's JumpStart Employee Resource Group and has been instrumental in organizing the Future Leader Program at SAE Convergence 2012.
2012-08-27
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After just a 22-month development program, engineers from Toyota and Tesla have produced an all-electric version of the popular SUV.
2011-03-25
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The EPT-350 series of inverter/motor testers, to be on display at the SAE 2011 World Congress, is believed to be the first test platform built for the testing of inverters for a dual-mode hybrid vehicle.
2011-05-10
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Mohamed Alamgir, Research Director, LG Chem Power Inc., updates on how the Chevrolet Volt battery systems are performing in the field and discusses cell replacement concerns and forthcoming vehicles to feature LG Chem battery cells.
2011-05-12
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Kent E. Helfrich, Executive Director, Electronics Integration & Software, GM Powertrain, and Executive Lead, EcoCAR Challenge, meets with AEI to discuss the use of modeling tools in the three-year collegiate engineering competition.
2011-04-14
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For participants in the “Top 5 Electrification Technologies for 2011” panel at the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit, recognition that a shift toward electrification is not simply a welcome change but also a necessity was clearly evident.
2011-04-13
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Greg Hopton, President, AVL Test Systems, Inc., and Frank Commiskey, AVL's Director of Business Development for Emission Products, discussed with AEI the company's recent selection by the U.S. EPA for critical automotive emissions testing to take place at the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL) in Ann Arbor, MI.
2011-04-12
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John W. Juriga, Director of North American Powertrain at Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc. (HATCI), spoke with AEI on the first day of the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit to give an update on the efforts being made by Hyundai-Kia Motors Group to meet fuel efficiency and emissions targets in North America.
2011-09-13
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With an MSRP lower than any of its U.S. competitors, the goal of maintaining affordability was realized; however, comfort and convenience features that customers have grown accustomed to were not lost in an all-out assault on cost.
2010-10-04
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SAE Convergence 2010, to be held Oct. 19-20 at Cobo Center in Detroit, will focus on partnerships—traditional and nontraditional—that are enabling the future of automotive electronics.
2010-10-14
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SAE International is rolling out the EngineerXchange on Oct. 19 at SAE Convergence 2010 in Detroit. EngineerXchange will promote peer-to-peer interaction and host an expanded jobs site.
2011-01-14
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The concept was designed as a “modern-day activity van,” able to transport a large number of people and their belongings while also serving as a connected social hub.
2011-01-13
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The production Hyundai Veloster purposefully forgoes pure acceleration and aggressive handling in favor of playfulness and utility, while still delivering a driving experience that is “nimble and agile,” according to John Krafcik, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Motor America.
2011-01-21
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Executive Director and Chief Engineer Jim Federico expects the Verano to be the quietest compact sedan on the market when it goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2011.
2010-04-13
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The opening ceremony of the SAE 2010 World Congress featured a healthy sense of optimism that the automotive industry has successfully weathered its recent financial troubles, countered by the understanding that there are still many challenges and opportunities yet to be addressed.
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