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Congestion, autonomy, and connectivity key issues for MY 2054 cars

2014-10-28
Flying cars got short shrift. Panelists at SAE 2014 Convergence event instead predicted that vehicles of model year 2054 will be extremely connected and will largely drive themselves. Dealing with urban gridlock was also a key concern during the Wednesday session.
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MTU develops new turbine blade material in record time

2015-04-06
Turbine blades in TiAl are about half the weight of comparable nickel-alloy components but boast the same reliability and durability. The high aluminum content also makes the material resistant to oxidation and corrosion.
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2016 Optima gets upgraded UVO

2015-04-10
The twins-under-the-skin Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata are fraternal only, as they share nothing in terms of external and interior styling. The product planning teams for each brand also get to introduce other differentiators, in the case of Optima a markedly different infotainment systems than Sonata.
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Smart collaboration results in new Fortwo

2015-04-08
It's the same length, has some carryover styling cues, but the 2016 U.S. model is a new engineering execution co-developed by Mercedes-Benz and Renault. It features a new 0.9-L turbocharged three-cylinder, a choice of two transmissions, and better ride quality.
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Efficient mid-range alternator

2015-03-31
Remy International introduces the Delco Remy 38SI high output alternator featuring remote sense to reduce battery charge time and a stator design that improves horsepower requirements and fuel savings.
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The good, the bad, and the biodiesel

2015-04-15
Biodiesel fuel is a viable supplement for traditional fossil fuels, as long as manufacturers make the necessary changes in equipment to accommodate these new types of fuels, according to Freudenberg-NOK's Joe Walker.
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Leading Ford’s drive for innovation

2014-10-22
Charged with overseeing the development and execution of the company’s technology strategy and plans, Dr. Ken Washington will pull from research and advanced engineering experience gained over the course of his 28-year career at Lockheed Martin and Sandia National Laboratories in the areas of nuclear engineering, information systems, super-computing, information privacy, and R&D space technologies.
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Modeling and simulation platform

2014-11-17
The new release of MapleSim from Maplesoft makes it substantially easier to explore and validate designs, create and manage libraries of custom components, and use MapleSim models within the engineering toolchain.
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