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Schaeffler Tech Demonstrator Achieves 15% CO2 Reduction

Technical specialists retrofitted a MY2013 Ford Escape with Schaeffler technologies, and the payback is a double-digit-percentage fuel-economy improvement compared to the production...

Original Equipment
RF & Microwave Electronics

BYD Electric Bus Provides 30-H Service on Single Charge

BYD Motors and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently announced some findings from a two-month pilot test on a 40-ft (12-m) BYD battery-electric bus...

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Propulsion

Flex-Fuel Snowmobile Challenge Results in Improved Efficiency and Lower Emissions

The Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC), which is part of the Collegiate Design Series of SAE International, was created to challenge students to reduce the...

Global Vehicles
Automotive

New Angle on Mercedes-Benz’ S-Class Coupe

Among the veritable plethora of technologies encased within the new 4.7-L bi-turbo Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe (replacing the CL) at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, one stood out as something very...

Global Vehicles
Automotive

First Italy-Built Jeep Has GM Platform Roots

One of the stars of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show is the subcompact 2015 Jeep Renegade, the first model in Jeep history to be based on a platform co-developed by Opel and made in Italy.

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Electronics & Computers

V2X Communications Face Many Challenges Before Deployment

Mainstream media outlets heavily touted vehicle-to-vehicle/-infrastructure (referred to as V2X) communications after a recent NHTSA endorsement. Often overlooked are technical...

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Defense

Army Researchers Inspire Commercial Rifle Fire Control Systems

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory go about their business every day working on projects to help better serve the military and its members who protect our country....

Technology Report
Power

GM’s Nitz Gets New Dual Role of EV and Transmission Engineering Director

Transmission-engineering management is gaining strategic clout within OEMs as new transmissions increasingly become a key technology for meeting new vehicle CO2 and...

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Propulsion

Next Steps for Fuel Cell Technology

“No company in the automotive industry yet has the processes and designs to ramp up production of fuel-cell electric vehicles [FCEV] to 100,000 units per year by 2025," noted fuel-cell technology...

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Software

Mazda Hazumi B-Segment Concept Previews Mazda2

Since the 2011 Mazda Minagi concept closely resembled the production CX-5 that followed, and the Takeri Concept that appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show that year gave rise to the Mazda6...

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Software

Hyundai Trials Lightweight Construction Techniques with Intrado Concept

Intrado, according to Hyundai, is the area on the underside of an airplane’s wing where lift is created. So it is assumed that the construction of a modern...

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Electronics & Computers

FlexRay, Ethernet Vie for Role as Safety Systems Share Data

Changes in networking are likely to occur as safety systems are linked together to further reduce accidents and pave the way for autonomous driving. Many developers feel that...

Technical Innovation
Power

Fuel Savings Modeled for Hybrid-Electric Front Wheel Loader

Fuel efficiency and reduced emissions are two of the top considerations in all organic fuel power generation, including diesel engines. Alternative powertrain concepts including...

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Software

DSPACE Enhances Environment for Electric Motor Controller Testing

dSPACE’s latest solution for electric motor controller testing combines SCALEXIO hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation technology with a DS2655 FPGA base module and a...

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Electronics & Computers

CPT's Switched-Reluctance Motor-Generator Seen as Path to 48-V Systems

Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) will demonstrate two technologies in booth 422 (and in technical paper presentations) at the SAE 2014 World Congress April 8-10 in...

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Automotive

Ricardo’s Scalable TorqStor Flywheel System Promises FE Gains at Reduced Cost

Increased fuel efficiency—by as much as 10% or more—and reduced cost are two compelling reasons to consider any new technology. And these are two of the...

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Software

FEV/DGE System Automates HMI Validation Process

With a multitude of infotainment system options currently on the market, and more coming soon, ensuring that these systems perform as intended in the vehicle prior to release is of utmost...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Titanium Auto Parts 3D-Printed from Low-Cost Metal Powders

Sterling strength-to-weight ratios and corrosion resistance make titanium ideal for building lightweight vehicles. The problem has always been cost; it takes great quantities of...

Original Equipment
Propulsion

Hyundai CEA Unveils Prototype Excavator

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas took the opportunity at ConExpo to unveil to North America its R220LC-9 HI-POSS excavator prototype. This concept model, which first debuted at Bauma in 2013, features Hyundai’s next-generation power system that it says provides improved fuel consumption and...

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Tubing & Extrusion

New Sandvik Stainless Tubing Enables Higher-Pressure GDI

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...

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Automotive

ZF's CEO Talks About Lightweight Vehicle Applications

The debut of a brake pedal and its housing unit made from fiber-reinforced thermoplastics on a MY2014 German sports car serves as a vivid example of weight-conscious products reaching production application.

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Automotive

First Look: GM’s New Modular Ecotec Engines

GM Powertrain engineers have revealed technical and development details of their company's all-new Modular Ecotec family of long-stroke 1.0- to 1.5-L three- and four-cylinder gasoline engines...

Technical Innovation
RF & Microwave Electronics

Bosch Rexroth Leverages Automotive Experience for Construction Equipment

Bosch has developed a number of technologies to improve the efficiency of the internal-combustion engine. One of these is start-stop technology, which contributes...

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Aerospace

Shape-Changing Wing Flap Reduces Drag and Noise

A milestone for the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) project at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center occurred with the delivery of two revolutionary experimental flaps designed and...

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Aerospace

Flying Robot Would Monitor Environmental Health

With a contract from the U.S. Army, the University of Nevada, Reno is partnering with NevadaNano to develop a robotic flying vehicle that can be used for environmental health and safety...

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Aerospace

System Enables Unmanned Aircraft to Detect Another in Flight

Queensland University of Technology Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) researchers have made what's believed to be a world-first breakthrough for small unmanned aircraft (UA),...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

SAE Committee to Work with VDA on R-744 A/C Standards

R-1234yf may be the choice of most car manufacturers worldwide as the new low-global-warming (LGW) A/C refrigerant to replace R-134a, but as many in the industry have learned, there...