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2019 Hyundai Nexo: Fuel-Cell Refinement, SUV Luxury

The 2019 Hyundai Nexo is a distinctively styled and luxurious C-class SUV based upon Hyundai’s first fully dedicated fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) platform. A technological...

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Power

Extending EV Range with AV Programming

Increasing the range of electric vehicles (EV) in a practical cost-effective way has become a primary challenge for the industry. However, current efforts to increase EVs’ market acceptance, via...

Technology Report
Propulsion

BorgWarner Demos Next-Step Electrification Components

Anyone questioning whether a substantial portion of the light-vehicle market will imminently feature some form of powertrain electrification need look no further than the product...

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Unmanned Systems

Porsche Practices the Art of Updating with the Eighth-Generation 911

Regularly updating and evolving the Porsche 911’s aesthetic signature might seem an impossible task. But more than half a century after its birth, the unveiling of...

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Energy

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: Hyundai Unveils the 2020 Palisade Midsize SUV as Its Flagship

The three-row 2020 Hyundai Palisade is the brand’s biggest SUV yet, providing more passenger room and more thermal-management performance to...

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AR/AI

Ford Investing $45 Million in New Advanced Manufacturing Center to Speed Production Innovations

Ford Motor Company is investing $45 million in its new Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) in Redford Township, Michigan, to help quickly...

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Energy

2018 LA Auto Show, Nissan Futures Showcase Mobility’s Next Phases

The next decade will likely see an explosion of ‘what-if’ scenarios for personal mobility. It’s also likely that many of today’s visions will materialize in a...

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Imaging

2018 Lexus LS500

The Lexus flagship’s design may not appeal universally, but it’s hard to argue the addition of the F SPORT package’s extra bodywork tweaks impart a more assertive presence that also seems to bring better flow to...

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Connectivity

Predicting the Road to Efficiency

Delphi Technologies isn’t coming right out to say most of us aren’t very good at driving efficiently, but there’s no getting around that’s what’s implied by the company’s new Intelligent...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Ford and Its Suppliers Take Top Honors at the 48th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition

Ford Motor Co. took home top honors at this year's 48th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition, winning the Grand Award for...

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Materials

Ford Engineers a Tech Barrage with 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Ford Motor Co. officially launched its 2020 Lincoln Aviator at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, with the all-new three-row midsized luxury SUV featuring a barrage of equally new and...

What We’re Driving
Power

What We’re Driving: Mercedes-AMG E 53 4Matic+

Select “Sport+”, floor the gas pedal, listen to the engine and exhaust notes, and the essence of Mercedes-AMG’s latest E 53 sedan is sensationally clear. But shouldn’t this combo...

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Automotive

Jeep’s Gladiator Takes up Arms in Midsize-Pickup Battle

Maybe the only thing more surprising than the fact it’s been more than a quarter-century since FiatChrysler’s Jeep brand sold a pickup truck is that it’s taken so long to...

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Unmanned Systems

J3016 Automated-Driving Graphic Update

SAE International recently unveiled a new visual chart (below, and in gallery) that is designed to clarify and simplify its J3016 “Levels of Driving Automation” standard for consumers. The...

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Unmanned Systems

Shifting Focus to Rising Costs

Welcome to 2019, a new year that’s already brimming with challenges for mobility-industry suppliers. As they deal with escalating technology investments, unpredictable product-launch cadences, an influx...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

The Navigator: The Not-So-Hidden Cost of “Free”

There is no such thing as a free lunch, as the old truism goes. For more than a century, the auto industry business model has been to sell it and forget it. Once you drove off the lot...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

BP’s Nexcel Sealed-Cell Oil System an Alternative for Controlling GHG Emissions

The automotive industry is broadening its spectrum of technology to support the reduction of global greenhouse gases not just via electric drivetrains and...

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Connectivity

JLR Uses Predictive Technology to Reduce Motion-Sickness Risk

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has revealed that a specialist “wellness research” team has created an algorithm to help reduce vehicle motion sickness by up to 60%. The...

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Connectivity

StreetDrone: Rolling R&D Vehicle for Small-Scale AV Developers

Even for well-funded automakers, suppliers, start-up businesses and academic institutions, the cost of developing specific technologies needed to support autonomous-vehicle...

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Electronics & Computers

MIPI Phone Alliance Standard Aims at Automotive Sensors

Smartphones may expand their burgeoning role in the automotive industry. The MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) Alliance, which created interface standards for smartphone...

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Power

BEV Heat Pumps Recovering Cost Investments

Can a heat pump-equipped battery electric vehicle (BEV) overcome major energy losses for cabin heating comfort in cold ambient conditions –and at reasonable system cost? These questions were...

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Aerospace

NASA Experiments Fly on Virgin Galactic Spacecraft

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo successfully flew to suborbital space last month with four NASA-supported technology payloads onboard. NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program purchased...

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Aerospace

Foldable Drone Flies Through Narrow Holes

A new drone was developed that can retract its propeller arms in flight and make itself small to fit through narrow gaps and holes. This is particularly useful when searching for victims of...

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Aerospace

Porous and Stiff Material for Aircraft Lightweighting

Researchers have developed and manufactured a family of architectures that maximizes the stiffness of porous, lightweight materials. 3D printing and other additive production...

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Communications

Byton Details Its EV, Autonomy Vision at CES 2019

The 48-in (1219-mm) LCD screen atop the Byton M-byte concept car’s instrument panel is not only the auto industry’s largest in-vehicle display. It also signals what could be a radical...

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Manned Systems

Auto, Tech Industries Launch PAVE Coalition for Autonomous-Vehicle Education

Acknowledging the need for enhanced public and policymaker understanding about automated-vehicle (AV) technology, a new coalition of 26 industry, academic and...

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Manned Systems

Honeywell Aerospace Launches B2B E-Commerce Site for Aerospace Components

Honeywell Aerospace, a division of Honeywell International, has rolled out a new business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce platform for buying and selling aerospace...

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Power

China’s NIO Making EV Battery Swapping Work

Emergent electric-vehicle automaker NIO believes battery swapping makes sense for EVs and the company’s customers almost universally agree. In front of 10,000 guests at the 2018 NIO Day in...

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Motion Control

2019 E-Tron SUV: Audi Goes Electric

Audi has made its ambitious electromobility goals clear, saying it will offer 10 all-electric and 10 plug-in hybrid models by 2025, accounting for at least one-third of its sales. To help achieve...

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Power

Ricardo Reveals Details of Latest E-Motor and EDCT

United-Kingdom engineering specialist Ricardo recently revealed extensive development details of its latest automotive 48-V 25-kW e-motor and associated inverter, which it claims can...

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Propulsion

NAIAS 2019: The Tech-Savvy Next-Generation Ford Explorer

The 6th-generation Ford Explorer looks to retain its all-time best-selling-SUV in America status by adding driver assist and other technologies, while dropping its former FWD/AWD...

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Energy

Ford Returns to Midsize-Pickup Game with 2019 Ranger

The roads east of San Diego twist and rise through the mesa hills towards the Laguna Mountains, providing an ideal drive for any sports car, but Ford boldly chose these winding paths...

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Materials

Dürr Builds Advanced Paint Shop for EV Startup Byton

China-based automotive startup Byton, fresh from beguiling attendees of the recent Los Angeles auto show and the subsequent CES at the start of 2019, confirmed it intends to begin...

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Unmanned Systems

NAIAS 2019: Three-Row Cadillac XT6 SUV Makes Global Debut

Cadillac has added another SUV to its lineup with the global debut of the all-new three-row XT6 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The XT6 joins the two-row...

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Electronics & Computers

Navy Launches Virtual Training Tech for Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Crews

One of the most dangerous environments in the U.S. Navy is the deck of an aircraft carrier. Catapult systems that can remove limbs, furious engines, whipping...

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Propulsion

Discovery Could Lead to Munitions That Go Further, Much Faster

Researchers from the U.S. Army and top universities discovered a new way to get more energy out of energetic materials containing aluminum, common in battlefield systems, by...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

NIF Experiments Support Warhead Life Extension

It was a normal morning for design physicist Madison Martin at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). At 7:45 a.m., she settled into her classified workstation with a cup of tea to...

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Aerospace

Study Could Help Aircraft Avoid Dynamic Stall

University of Illinois researchers are studying the physics of dynamic stall so that it can be used beneficially and reliably by aircraft. The problem has been studied at low speeds but at...

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Aerospace

Cartilage-Like Material Enables Structural Battery

A structural battery prototype incorporates a cartilage-like material to make the batteries highly durable and easy to shape. The idea behind structural batteries is to store energy in...

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Unmanned Systems

ZF Debuts Enhanced CPUs, Adjusts Autonomous Focus

Electrified and autonomous-vehicle (AV) technologies have seen heavy investments from automotive suppliers, but sales haven’t yet begun to support the expenditures. That’s a major...

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Automotive

ZF’s Current Innovations Build for EV, AV Future

As the product-development landscape for light-vehicle electrification and automated-driving technologies begins to become less cluttered, it’s apparent that established automotive...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

The F-22 Raptor Gets Its First Metallic 3D-Printed Part

Maintainers from the U.S. Air Force 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) have installed the first titanium additively manufactured titanium component on an operational...

Articles
Software

Commercial Vehicle ADAS: Testing, Testing and More Testing

When it comes to testing advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), comprehensive is the word. Hours and hours and hundreds of thousands of miles are spent testing to ensure a...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Northrop Grumman and Airbus Partner on “Wing of Tomorrow” Program

Northrop Grumman Corporation recently finalized a Cooperation and Research Agreement to work closely with Airbus on the Wing of Tomorrow program. The three-year...

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Aerospace

Customizing Computer-Aided Design

MIT researchers have devised a technique that “reverse engineers” complex 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models, making them far easier for users to customize for manufacturing and 3-D printing...

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Aerospace

Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre Find New Life for Airplane Structure Material

Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre recently announced a partnership to recycle excess aerospace-grade composite material, which will be used by other companies to make...