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Cummins’ New Mid-Displacement Turbos Quieter and More Efficient

Cummins announced its seventh-generation series HE250 and HE300 wastegate turbochargers for medium displacement on- and off-highway commercial engines. The turbos are...

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Mazda’s Revived Rotary Engine Starts Production

Mazda, the automaker with the longest and richest history of using the Wankel rotary engine announced on June 22, 2023 that it resumed mass production of rotary engines for a new variant...

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Original Equipment
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Mercedes-Benz Details All-New Platform for EV Vans

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its electrification strategy for its commercial and private van lineup. SAE Media was in attendance for the company’s online presentation in May that...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

GM Follows Ford to Adopt Tesla EV Charging Connector, Join Supercharger Network

Just a fortnight after Ford issued the surprising news that it will adopt the Tesla-designed “North American Charging Standard” (NACS) charging...

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Europe Steps Back from 2035 ICE Ban

In a surprising move that paves the way for the European Union’s adoption of a mandate to eliminate vehicle CO2 emissions, on March 25 the EU reached an agreement with Germany to step back from a...

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Energy

E-Fueling for the Future

Synthetic and bio-based liquid “e-fuels” have in various forms enjoyed fits and starts of industry attention and R&D investment in recent years, but got the most significant boost ever in March 2023 when...

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VW’s Newest Battery Pack Facility Is Production-Line Adjacent

The Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) is set begin localized production in the United States in early 2022. The MEB-platform, 2-row SUV will share an assembly line with...

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Electronics & Computers

2022 Toyota Tundra: V8 Out, Twin-Turbo Hybrid Takes Over

The voice of the customer was clearly heard during Toyota’s development of the all-new, third-generation Tundra pickup. “We had multiple focus groups early on to hear directly...

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Labor Cost, OEM Complexities Pressure Suppliers

Fast-food restaurants are paying hourly wages similar to starting rates at automotive assembly plants, and the accelerating shift to electric vehicles (EVs) promises a wholesale...

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Power

Autonomous Timeline: Following the Money

Acquisitions, mergers and outright departures from the sector serve as almost weekly reminders not just that significant consolidation of autonomous-vehicle (AV) development is underway. Right in...

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Electronics & Computers

Hyundai Reveals Market-Sized 2022 Tucson SUV

Hyundai has revealed its 2022 Tucson SUV, which has been upsized for the North American market. The C-class Tucson is Hyundai’s top-selling SUV, and the all-new 2022 model will feature...

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Volkswagen Details Plan for New EV Battery Cell, Manufacturing

Volkswagen announced on March 15 a new development and business model for the production of batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) that is projected to yield as much as a 50%...

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Unmanned Systems

Volkswagen Readies Its ‘People’s’ EV

The parallels between Volkswagen’s 2021 ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) and the brand’s icon, the Beetle, are unmistakable – particularly the rear-mounted powerplant driving the rear wheels....

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Connectivity

OTA and the End of Vehicle Ownership

I write and talk about automated and connected vehicles every day for a living. But my personal ride is a first-generation Mazda Miata built 31 years ago this month. I know that as long as I maintain...

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Energy

FEV and the Art of EV Testing

Before the impending flood of electric vehicles (EV) expected for the 2025 timeframe enters the market, every one of them – and their subsystems – must be fully tested, validated and calibrated....

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Energy

2021 ID.4 Is Volkswagen’s First U.S.-Market Dedicated EV

Volkswagen revealed its 2021 ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) on September 23, the brand’s first-ever dedicated EV for the U.S. market. The ID.4 is the initial model in an eventual...

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Bollinger Expanding Planned EV Lineup with the Deliver-E Commercial Van

Class-3 EV startup Bollinger Motors has announced an addition to its future lineup of vehicles – a delivery truck. The cleverly named Deliver-E concept is an...

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Q&A: Bollinger Still Expanding in Heavy-Duty EVs

Things are very busy right now for heavy-duty electric vehicle (EV) startup Bollinger Motors. The company, founded in June 2015, recently moved into significantly larger digs in Oak Park,...

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Nissan Reveals Production Ariya EV SUV

Nissan has revealed the production version of its Ariya electric vehicle (EV), a 5-door SUV with an intended range of 300 miles. Nissan claims the Ariya will go on sale in Japan next year, with...

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Energy

Increasing Connectivity, Leveraging Intelligence

Like so many other companies, Parker Hannifin’s plans to share its latest solutions at ConExpo/Con-Agg and IFPE in March were dashed due to the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 did not...

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Test & Measurement

New Best Practice Establishes Commonly Defined Terms, Conceptual Framework for ADS ODD

The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC), an industry program of SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC), released a new best practice in...

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Manned Systems

The Ford Performance Racing School Settles a New Location out West

The Ford Performance Racing School (FPRS) has a new home out west. After running programs for eight years at the facility previously known as Miller Motorsports Park...

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Manned Systems

New Ultium Battery System Underpins GM’s EV Future

General Motors on March 4 gave media, investors and key dealers the first look at the electric-vehicle (EV) onslaught it is readying for production, along with related propulsion,...

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Energy

Isuzu Simplifies Fuel Changeovers

Isuzu is making it easier for equipment owners to switch fuels from natural gas to liquid propane, letting users switch by merely sending a signal to the engine. Released in October 2019, the dual-fuel...

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Energy

New GM, LG Chem Joint Venture to Build EV Battery Plant in U.S.

General Motors and longtime battery partner LG Chem announced the companies are forming an equally-owned joint-venture (JV) company to mass-produce lithium-ion batteries...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Commercial-Vehicle Battery Producer Sets up in U.S. as Electrification Takes Hold

Projecting the market for full-electric and hybrid-electric commercial vehicles will continue to expand, Germany-based lithium-ion battery specialist...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Chevy Tweaks 2020 Bolt’s Battery Chemistry to Add Range

In late 2016, the Chevrolet Bolt became a breakthrough vehicle for long-range EV affordability. At the time, no other electric car came close to offering the Bolt’s 238 mi (383...

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2019 VW Beetle Convertible Final Edition

Here it is: 2019 is the swan song for the Beetle. There’s baggage that goes along with Volkswagen’s “new” Beetle soldiering along many years longer than it should have, but this Final...

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Motion Control

Volvo's Tricks of the EV Trade

Volvo first demonstrated its Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show. Replacing the starter-motor and alternator with the ISG allows a gas engine to shut off at will — mainly...

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