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Automotive

2018 Porsche Cayenne Rides High on Air Suspension and a Lighter Unibody.

Porsche’s pioneering Cayenne crossover SUV enters its third generation in 2018 following six-year runs of both the first- and second-generation models. In its...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

PSA’s Plan of Action for Opel/Vauxhall: Electrification, Shared Platforms, Global R&D Center in Germany

One hundred days after France's PSA group bought GM’s Opel/Vauxhall European operations, the first and crucial detailed plan of...

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Electronics & Computers

Dual-Band Front-End Module

Skyworks' (Woburn, MA) SkyOne WiFi is a new family of highly-integrated wireless networking solutions for mobile and IoT ecosystems. The new devices incorporate all the key radio frequency (RF) blocks between the...

SAE Standards News
Regulations/Standards

Moving Swiftly to Define the Shared-Mobility Future

Public and private partnerships to standardize data, share data, and protect sensitive data are being formed to help understand—and at the same time define—shared-mobility’s...

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Electronics & Computers

ZF’s CES Blitz Underscores Industry Shifts

The Consumer Electronics Show has become a centerpiece for advanced automotive technologies, highlighting the huge industry transition driven connectivity and convenience. Partnerships are now...

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Using Ground Sensors to Defend Aircraft Against Laser Strikes

A growing safety concern for pilots and aircraft passengers is laser strikes, or the aiming of high-power laser pointers at aircraft. To address the present lack of effective...

Technology Report
Automotive

Kiekert Unveils Automatic-Door Tech for Autonomous Vehicles

A new electronic side door latch is the prelude to vehicle side doors that automatically open and close on command.

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Aerospace

Unmanned Helicopter Enables Rapid Resupply

Autonomy options for the Marine Corps have taken a major step forward, as the Office of Naval Research completed a helicopter flight demonstration with autonomous capability that will enable the...

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Aerospace

NASA Tests 3D-Printed Rocket Part

Engineers successfully hot-fire-tested an RS-25 rocket engine with a large 3D-printed part for the first time, marking a key step toward reducing costs for future engines that power NASA’s new...

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Propulsion

Powertrain Mix for CVs in Europe Set to Diversify, but Cost Is Critical

The European Commission looks set to continue its move away from diesel, prompting manufacturers to assess future powertrain options for commercial vehicles.

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Design

2019 XC40 Spearheads Volvo's New CMA Platform

While some larger OEMs have lagged behind the bulging crossover curve, Volvo is launching its third in two years. The 2019 XC40, Volvo’s first premium compact CUV and its first global...

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Propulsion

Plug-In Hybrid Brings Honda into Sharper Clarity

Honda’s recently introduced Clarity plug-in hybrid sedan is the third variant of this revitalized and electrified nameplate. It joins the Clarity Fuel Cell, which debuted in December...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Toyota Unveils Autonomous E-Commerce Concept Vehicle, Development Alliance

Toyota used the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to reveal an all-new, battery-electric commercial vehicle targeted for emerging e-commerce and mobility...

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Nvidia’s Newest AV Processor: 30 Trillion Operations per Second on 30 Watts

It was two “P’s”—processing and partnerships—that headlined the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show for graphics-processing giant Nvidia, as the company...

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Transportation

Chevy Unveils Larger, Lighter 2019 Silverado at Detroit Auto Show

With chief rival Ford setting sales records with its F-Series pickups and FCA’s Ram brand prepared to unveil an all-new Ram light-duty pickup at the 2018 Detroit auto...

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Transportation

2019 Ford Ranger Returns as a Midsize with 10-Speed and Turbo Four

Ford has been content for years to allow other automakers to profit from midsize pickup trucks. When the company discontinued the compact Ranger in 2011, after a 27-year...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Gaining the Manufacturing 4.0 Advantage with Data-Driven In-Process Testing

Manufacturing is changing thanks to the increasingly sophisticated and intelligent use of data to make a production line smarter and more efficient. For...

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Automotive

2019 Jetta Gains Space and Tech with Move to MQB

As some automakers are ditching the U.S. sedan market in favor of more profitable crossovers and trucks amid moderate retail fuel prices, Volkswagen is continuing to see the compact market...

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Aerospace

Global Supplier Opens Headquarters in Detroit

Automotive acoustic and textile solutions global supplier Auria Solutions, Ltd. (Southfield, MI) has established its headquarters facility in metro Detroit. Located in Southfield, the site will serve as the company’s global operational headquarters and regional North American headquarters. Auria's...

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Aerospace

Army Partners with Marine Corps on 3-D Printed Drones

Army researchers are working with the Marines to develop 3-D printed drones as materials science, aviation technology and software development merge to deliver new capabilities.

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Defense

Air Force Research Lab and Industry Advance Multi-Junction Solar Cells

Experts at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) continue to expand the scope of their technological expertise, rising above the Earth’s surface to meet the...

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Communications

‘Quantum Radio’ May Aid Communications Indoors, Underground, Underwater

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated that quantum physics might enable communications and mapping in...

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Electronics & Computers

SAE Connect2Car: Smart Cities Bring Connectivity Challenges

Connectivity has become a central focus for automakers—providing myriad benefits today while paving the road for self-driving vehicles. But the challenges associated with...

Technology Report
Propulsion

Achates Power OP Engine Begins Real-World Test Phase

In 2016, Achates Power received a $9 million award from the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s ARPA-E program to develop its opposed-piston gasoline compression ignition (OPGCI) engine. Through...

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Connectivity

Paccar Reveals New and Future Tech at CES 2018

Although 2018 marked its first-ever presence at the enormously influential Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Paccar made sure it fit right in with the show’s technology- and...

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Aerospace

NASA Takes Aviation Research to the ‘Max’

NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are studying what happens with engine performance, emissions, and contrail formation when using different types of fuels in jet engines. The...

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Aerospace

Drone Flies Freely with Independently Controlled Wings

A research team designed the main wings of the Nsphere aerial vehicle to be controlled separately and independently. The drone with independently controlled wings can take off and...

Technical Innovation
Aerospace

ChemSEI-Linker Extends Lithium Battery Life, Increases EV Range

New technologies continue to push the boundaries of battery technology. As electrification becomes more prevalent in the heavy-duty and off-highway...

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Defense

FL Technics Completes Major Upgrade Project for Airbus A321s

FL Technics, which specializes in specializes traditional MRO areas such as line maintenance, component support, and engine management, has recently completed major...

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Transportation

What We’re Driving: 2018 Toyota C-HR

Owing to its sharky-oddball styling, you’ll be in your share of gas-station conversions with the C-HR. Apparently originally meant to be a member of Toyota’s Scion youth brand, the C-HR striking...

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Transportation

2018 Kia Stinger

The 2018 Kia Stinger is one of the year’s biggest new-vehicle surprises for me. It showed its mettle by earning a finalist spot in the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year voting, of which I took...

What We’re Driving
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4Matic+

It isn’t every car maker that introduces its new car with a session on a tight and slippery test track. But when it’s a 1955-kg (4090-lb) sedan with 450 kW (603 hp) and 850...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Boeing Method Accelerates Turbulence Modeling Uncertainty Analysis

Boeing has long used computational tools as part of its aircraft design process, but now engineers at the world’s largest aerospace company are increasingly...

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Aerospace

New Research Finds Cause of Alloy Weakness

Sometimes calculations don’t match reality. That’s the problem that has faced materials scientists for years when trying to determine the strength of alloys. There has been a disconnect...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Sandia Computer Modeling Aids Solder Reliability in Nuclear Weapons

Solder isn’t the first thing that comes to mind as essential to a nuclear weapon. But since weapons contain hundreds of thousands of solder joints, each potentially a...