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McLaren Faces the Electrified and Autonomous Future

Pressing the engine start button of a McLaren ignites a cacophony of sound that signals its place in the vanguard of ultra-high performance supercars.

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Electronics & Computers

Centimeter-Accurate GPS for Self-Driving Vehicles

The list of technologies that could deliver the expected level of real-world performance and safety for robotic cars and trucks is long. Beyond today's advanced driver assistance systems...

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Technical Innovation
Propulsion

Enhanced Cat 3500 Engine Boosts Power 20%, Trims Fuel Usage by 10%

The 3500E, the latest iteration of Caterpillar’s venerable 3500 engine family, provides up to 20% greater power density, 10% greater fuel efficiency, enhanced...

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Energy

Mercedes EQ Concept Previews 2019 Electric SUV

Mercedes-Benz officially revealed its comprehensive electrified-mobility strategy at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, while unveiling a new electric concept vehicle, the Generation EQ, that...

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Transportation

New Peugeot SUVs Jump to Modular Platform, Increase Composites Use

PSA Peugeot Citroën used the 2016 Paris Motor Show for the public launch of the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 models, now re-defined as SUVs. The 3008 accommodates five...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

2017 Nissan Rogue Adds Hybrid System with EV-Only Mode

Nissan gives its Rogue compact crossover utility a hybrid-electric powertrain option for model year 2017, boosting the estimated fuel efficiency of the front-drive model to 33 mpg...

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Propulsion

Mercedes Extensively Electrifies Its New ICEs

Mercedes-Benz is not generally given to hyperbole to detail its technology, so when company engineers describe a program as “the biggest strategic engine...

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Software

CAE Tools Advance for Engine Design

Gamma Technologies, maker of the well-known GT POWER modeling tool for engines and its GT SUITE for powertrain and vehicle-level simulations, has seen the growing complexity in off-highway engines over...

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Electronics & Computers

Nissan Debuts New Series-Type Hybrid for 2017 Note

Nissan’s recently unveiled 2017 Note, a Japan-market 5-door, is powered by what the company claims is the world’s first series-type hybrid propulsion system in a compact automobile....

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Electronics & Computers

Pre-Heater System

The Eberspaecher (Ontario, Canada) Hydronic S3 Economy 5-kW (6.7 hp) engine pre-heater offers compact dimensions and flexible installation options for retrofitting in a large number of day cabs, sleepers, off-highway and...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

UPS Launches Hydraulic-Hybrid Propulsion into Chicago Service

United Parcel Service (UPS) has begun converting 50 of its gasoline-engine delivery trucks in the Chicago-metro area to hydraulic-hybrid propulsion. The first converted...

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Defense

Fragment Tracking Gives Insights Into What Happens In Explosions

A bang and a swirl of dust from detonating 9 pounds of plastic explosive in the desert signaled the beginning of tests that — thanks to advances in high-speed cameras,...

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Materials

‘Nano-Kebab’ Fabric Breaks Down Chemical Warfare Agents

Researchers have created a fabric material containing nanoscale fibers that are capable of degrading chemical warfare agents (CWAs). Uniform coatings of metal-organic frameworks...

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Transportation

First Stryker Vehicle Prototype With 30mm Cannon Delivered to Army

The first prototype Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle, outfitted with a 30mm cannon, has been delivered to the U.S. Army. The upgraded Stryker vehicle will be known as the...

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Transportation

U.S. EV Charging Infrastructure Set to Accelerate

If you build it, will they come? The prospect of coast-to-coast travel in a battery-electric vehicle may have brightened with the Obama Administration's recently announced details to...

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Electronics & Computers

Fan Selection Application

The OPTIMISER 10 Fan Specification App, from supplier of high-performance axial-flow fans Multi-Wing America (Burton, OH), is a resource for original equipment engineers to specify the most-efficient, tailor-made...

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Automotive

Audi's New Compact Q2 Blends 3-Cylinder Efficiency, Agile Chassis

Audi continues to expand its SUV line-up as the latest, the Q2, enters global markets joining the Q3, Q5 (a new, Mexico-built generation is about to be launched), and...

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Propulsion

Hybrid and Electric Powertrain Microcontroller

Silicon Mobility’s (Sophia-Antipolis, France) OLEA T222 automotive microcontroller is a dedicated solution for hybrid and electric powertrain control. According to company claims, it is the...

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Energy

Biodiesel Hoses

GH100 and GH101 hoses from Eaton (Eden Prairie, MN) are suited for high-percentage biodiesel blend and high-temperature oil applications. Engineered for maximum performance in systems with a variety of fuel types, the hoses...

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Propulsion

Deutz and Liebherr Form Diesel-Engine Strategic Alliance

Engine manufacturer Deutz AG and Liebherr Machines Bulle S.A., developer and producer of diesel and gas engines, recently agreed on the key aspects of a strategic alliance for...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Arc Suppressors

NOsparc arc suppressors from Arc Suppression Technologies (Bloomington, MN) are designed for both AC and DC power applications. The AC products are currently produced to operate between 100-V AC and 480-V AC while DC...

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Electronics & Computers

Inductive Sensor Technology

Baumer's (Southington, CT) inductive sensor technology measures a distance on a target with high speed and high precision, enabling equipment condition assessment. Thus maintenance, output quality and cost of...

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Electronics & Computers

Toyota Sticking with Measured, ‘Teammate’ Approach to Autonomous Development

One might expect Japan’s largest automaker to be “all-in” on promoting autonomous-driving technology, but Toyota has rather conspicuously avoided...

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Electronics & Computers

Tech Start-Ups Maneuver to Work with OEMs

Lengthy development and production cycles in the automotive industry have long prevented automakers and startups from working together. That’s changed a bit as digital technologies gained in...

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Power

Hyliion Develops Add-On Hybrid System for Semi-Trailers That Reduces Fuel Consumption by 30%

Hyliion has developed an add-on hybrid system for tractor-trailers that will reduce fuel consumption by about 30% with a return on investment of...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Continental’s First Production 48-V System on 2017 Renault Scenic

The industry’s race to deploy 48-V hybrid systems has begun. Renault is the latest OEM to announce incorporation of the “mild” low-voltage hybrid technology,...

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Automotive

What’s Old (And Revered) Is New Again

Apart from top brass and various other engineering true believers at Mercedes-Benz, perhaps no one was more delighted than me when it was confirmed a couple of years ago that Mercedes was...

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Transportation

LA Show 2016: Jaguar Reveals Electric I-Pace, Ford Shows EcoSport for U.S.

The 2016 Los Angeles auto show kicked off with Ford confirming longstanding speculation the company will sell a version of its EcoSport subcompact crossover in...

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Propulsion

Engines, Transmissions and Alternative Drives Seals

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (Plymouth, MI) has expanded its LESS (Low Emission Sealing Solution) lineup to include new products designed to address challenges associated with powertrain friction, smaller spaces, lighter weight vehicles and growth in the electric mobility vehicle arena....

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Need for Cybersecurity Awareness for Managers Grows

Automotive security has rapidly evolved from door locks and remote keyless entry to the complex world of cybersecurity. Top executives and engineering managers must quickly get up to...

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Propulsion

John Deere Emphasizes Drivetrain Electrification for Mining, Construction

John Deere has invested in the integration of its engines, drivetrain components and power electronics into complete electric powertrain solutions for mobile...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Renault’s Kids’ Racer

The strategy of using junior racing to interest youngsters in automotive engineering careers gets a boost in Europe with Renault’s decision to launch a UK Clio Cup Junior Championship for 2017.

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Software

Aircraft Arrival Technology Will Reduce Flight Delays

Flight Deck Interval Management (FIM) promises to safely increase the number of airplanes that can land on the same runway at busy airports by more precisely managing the time, or...

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Defense

New Ice-Repellant Material Could Improve Aviation Safety

Icy conditions can be deadly when flying into bad weather. Researchers at the University of Houston have discovered a material that can be applied to any surface to repel ice. The...

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Software

New Web-Based Software Enables Quick Drone Design

A Utah State University aerospace engineer is offering the public a free software tool that could revolutionize the drone industry. Doug Hunsaker, an assistant professor of mechanical and...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

LED and ADAS Technologies Fuel Growth for Taiwan's Suppliers

Emerging markets and technologies are both creating openings for Taiwanese suppliers. China’s burgeoning automotive market is a primary target for companies that focus on OEM...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Tech-Heavy Iveco Z Truck Concept Spawns 29 Patents

Designed in collaboration by CNH Industrial’s Design Center and Innovation department, the Iveco Z Truck concept that debuted at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany,...

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Power

Eaton Demonstrates Waste Heat Recovery, Variable Valve Actuation for HD Diesels

Eaton demonstrated a range of waste heat recovery (WHR) technologies for heavy-duty diesel engines at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Noise and Vibration-Resistant Rotary Latch

Southco, Inc. (Concordville, PA) has launched the stainless steel R4-10 rotary latch with integrated bumper that can be combined with the company’s line of mechanical and electronic actuators and...

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Software

Alfa Romeo's First SUV Shares New RWD Sedan Platform, Engines

Alfa Romeo's first SUV made its global debut at the 2016 L.A. Auto Show. The Stelvio is based on the Giulia, launched last year, and shares the same architecture and engine...

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