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GM, Autocar to Build Fuel-Cell Commercial Vehicles

General Motors announced this week that it entered a joint development agreement with Alabama-based Autocar Industries to build a range of all-electric commercial trucks powered by...

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Energy

Commercial-Truck EV Fleets Slow to Grow

Environmental regulations and corporate sustainability goals are driving commercial fleets to adopt electric trucks in all classes. But the still-evolving charging infrastructure is stymying their...

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Materials

Magna Introduces 100% Melt-Recyclable Foam for Seating

Magna last week announced the development of EcoSphere, which it calls an industry-first product that will prevent one category of material — seat foam padding and trim covers —...

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Editorial
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Smart Engineering for Sustainability

Sustainability extends beyond just decarbonization. A term popping up more and more in executive and engineering-focused presentations is “circular economy,” referring to a closed-loop production...

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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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Test & Measurement

Turning the Vehicle into a Giant Microphone

When an emergency vehicle is approaching but its blaring siren isn’t heard by nearby motorists, all are put at risk. Engineers at Harman International have developed novel sensor technology...

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Power

Response to More-Rigid NOx and GHG Regs

The new low-NOx standards are part of the EPA’s Clean Trucks Plan that also includes “Phase 3” greenhouse gas standards for HD vehicles beginning in MY 2027.

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Design

Unzipping the Future of Sustainable Electronics

Electronic-systems designers are facing a serious reckoning: How to significantly reduce the environmental impact of more and more electronic content in new vehicles?

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Materials

Altair Honors Innovations in Sustainability and Lightweighting

Ford follows up its top prize in last year’s Sustainable Product category – for the Mustang Mach-E – with another electric-vehicle winner, the 2022 F-150 Lightning....

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Imaging

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Briefs
Green Design & Manufacturing

Pulsed Exposure Toxicity Testing: Method Development and Initial Evaluation for Stormwater Compliance

Preliminary research into modifying whole effluent toxicity testing protocols designed for continuous flow discharges as applied to episodic and/or ephemeral discharges such as those associated with storm water runoff.

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Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Unmanned Aircraft Systems to Support Environmental Applications within USACE Civil Works

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) flood risk management (FRM) mission strives to reduce the nation's flood risk and increase resilience to disasters. FRM is inherently interdisciplinary, requiring accurate identification of environmental, physical, and infrastructure features that can reduce risk from flood and coastal storm disasters.

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Technology Report
Software

SAE WCX 2022: Internal-Combustion’s Life Extension

Whichever way you “slice” it, the future of the 150-year-old internal combustion engine is moving steadily into the hands of global emissions-policy regulators. New ICE programs...

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Regulations/Standards

SAE Government/Industry Meeting — Back in Action

After pivoting to a Digital Summit in 2021, the SAE Government/Industry Meeting was back in action for 2022, bringing engineers, policy makers, students, and the Washington Auto Show...

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Design

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Valeo Equips Buses with COVID-Killing Air-Sterilization System

The coronavirus pandemic has changed how we live our daily lives as we take various safety precautions to social distance and protect ourselves and others from the virus....

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Manned Systems

Plastics Exec Calls for Standards to Drive New Material Opportunities

The plastics industry is rethinking its next generation of automotive materials to meet new demands in what it calls “the ACCESS framework” – Autonomy,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

New Roles for Lidar in Autonomy’s Lower Levels

Laser-based li ght d etection a nd r anging (lidar) sensors were only recently thought to be applicable within the realm of fully automated vehicles (AVs). The spinning lidar...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Paving the Way to Improved Truck Fuel Efficiency

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving fuel efficiency are much-sought-after goals in the commercial-vehicle industry. Various methods have been proposed to achieve these...

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Articles
Materials

Moving Metal AM Forward

The global 3D-printing metals market was estimated to be US $774 million in 2019, according to a recent research report by MarketsandMarkets. The research company projects the market to reach more than US $3.1...

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Articles
Power

SAE Symposium Covers New Approaches in Thermal Management

Vehicle thermal management, once almost exclusively about safely rejecting powertrain heat, continues to evolve to dealing with two extremes in operation of battery electric...

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Technology Report
Manufacturing & Prototyping

CES 2020: Mercedes VISION AVTR Concept a Beacon for Sustainability

At the keynote for the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its VISION AVTR concept vehicle, which represents a far-forward look at...

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Regulations/Standards

Diesel Darkness Won’t Go Away

Although it may takes years to avoid instantly associating the words “diesel” and “scandal,” Volkswagen – the auto company most closely linked with the diesel emissions-cheating scheme that...

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Regulations/Standards

Canadian Automotive Manufacturers Support Aligning Canadian and U.S. Vehicle Emissions Standards

While focused on offering vehicles that consumers are demanding, member companies of the Toronto-based Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers'...

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Regulations/Standards

Global Automakers in Canada Want an Industry Impact Assessment Before Shifting to a Single North American Emission Standard

Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) – which represents the Canadian interests of its 15 member companies from...

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Propulsion

Boeing Reports on Its Environmental Efforts

In its 2019 Global Environment report, the Boeing Company provides an update on the environmental strategy the company unveiled last year. The strategy identifies 2025 as a target year to...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Cleaner Trucks Initiative Starts NOx-Reduction Journey

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the beginning stages of establishing new NOx regulations for heavy-duty on-highway trucks. The agency is spurred by advances in...

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Energy

United Ups Commitment to Sustainable Aviation Biofuel, Extends Contract with World Energy

United Airlines officials in Chicago have strengthened their commitment to ensuring United is an environmentally conscious carrier by expanding its...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

SAE International Releases New Process for Measuring Aerosols in Aircraft Exhaust

SAE International, based in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, has published a new recommended practice for assessing the amount of nonvolatile particulate matter...

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