To assist the automotive industry in its quest to develop ever more fuel-efficient technologies, Sandvik Materials Technology is launching two grades of seamless stainless tubing—Pressurfect and Pressurfect XP—to handle higher fuel pressures in gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines.
GM has revealed technical and development details of its all-new Modular Ecotec family of long-stroke 1.0- to 1.5-L three- and four-cylinder gasoline engines that the company expects will eventually power about 25% of the automaker’s global vehicle production in the A through C/D segments.
dSPACE’s latest solution for electric motor testing combines SCALEXIO hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation technology with an DS2655 FPGA base module and a scalable electronic load to enable users to test electric motor control systems in a more realistic environment by emulating the real motor and generator currents.
The technology organization has developed an innovative process to help reduce the cost of composite component use. Features normally added in a separate operation, such as clips and inserts for threaded fasteners, can now be molded directly onto the back of high-quality composite panels, producing a more cost-effective part than a conventional bonded assembly.
Ford is using a highly engineered lens with 16 precision optical surfaces and 80 facets in the upcoming 2015 F-150's headlamp to re-create as much as possible a daytime quality of light after the sun goes down. The automaker says no other light-duty pickup truck on the road today uses LED headlamps.
The methodology enables material selection and design optimization of energy absorbers for pedestrian protection based on a simple laboratory test and FE model, eliminating the need for extensive vehicle testing.
The new "oil boom" is causing California's air-quality regulators to develop new policies to stimulate the industry's investments in ZEV technologies, and hopefully accelerate hybrid and EV sales, a member of the Air Resources Board told the 2014 SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium audience.
Driver Distraction and Inattention: Advances in Research and Countermeasures, Vol. 1 published by SAE International and Ashgate Publishing Co. explores the definition and meaning of driver distraction and inattention, the mechanisms that characterize them, the measurement of their effects, strategies for mitigating their effects, and recommendations for further research.