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Electronic Torque Limiting Boosts Machine Productivity

Electrification isn’t just a matter of switching out the diesel engine for an electric motor. It requires a thorough review of connected systems – particularly the hydraulic...

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Electronics & Computers

Mercedes-Benz Product Boss: Europe, North America EVs, EV Charging to Rapidly Get Better

When it displayed its Concept CLA Class for the first time in North America at CES 2024, Mercedes-Benz focused on the car’s merging of novel...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Daimler and Linde Announce Liquid-Hydrogen Refueling Technology

Daimler Truck and Linde Engineering recently announced sLH2, a jointly developed refueling technology for subcooled liquid hydrogen. The companies claim that subcooled...

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Power

Overcoming EV Drivetrain Testing Challenges

Transportation markets have seen a tremendous surge of interest in hybrid and electric vehicle technology. To gain the promised efficiency benefits and green profile of these vehicles, it is...

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Unmanned Systems

2025 Kia Carnival MPV Hybrid Brings Unplugged PHEV Power

The 2025 Kia Carnival MPV is acquiring a hybrid powertrain as part of the minivan’s model year update that debuted at the Chicago Auto Show. The internal-combustion engine...

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Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Modine Targets Off-Highway EVs with ‘Plug-And-Play’ BTMS

Suppliers increasingly are developing and integrating thermal-management solutions to meet the specific demands of off-highway EVs. Deutronic, for instance, develops...

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Energy

2024 Honda Prologue Is a Cautious Invitation to Drive Electric

Despite the inherent potential of electric motors to offer blazing acceleration, Honda decided to smooth things out for its first serious all-electric vehicle for North...

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Materials

CES 2024: Magna Puts Multiple Innovations in New, More Efficient 800v E-Motor

Ahead of its press conference this week at CES in Las Vegas, Magna International showed journalists a brand new 800-volt e-drive motor that it said sets new...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Fuel-Cell Power for Monster Mining Trucks in GM, Komatsu Deal

In the latest announcement from GM regarding commercialization of its longstanding hydrogen fuel-cell research and development, it and commercial-vehicle specialist Komatsu...

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Power

NVH-Fighting Plastic EV Motor Mount Wins Lightweighting Award

Most motor mounts, even for EV applications, are made of metal alloys. It makes intuitive sense: It’s a vibration-intensive mounting application that demands durability...

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Technical Innovation
Transportation

Tevva & ZF Integrate Brake-By-Wire Regen System for Last Mile BEV

UK-based EV manufacturer Tevva recently completed development of a regenerative braking system on the company’s 7.5-ton battery-electric truck. Tevva collaborated with...

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Motion Control

Tremec-Trification

Tremec is charting a future in vehicle electrification that leverages the company’s gear-manufacturing history while clearly departing from its intrinsic connection to internal combustion engine. Tremec, a...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Schaeffler Heads Back to CES with New Acquisition, Capabilities

Schaeffler Group, energized by a new acquisition and a new tagline “we pioneer motion,” will showcase new capabilities at CES in January — its first appearance at the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Modeling Considerations for Optimizing EV Motors

Optimizing EV motors before they hit the market is crucial. As the demand for clean energy vehicles grows, customers need assurance that their chosen vehicle is reliable and fulfills sustainability promises.

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Energy

LA Auto Show 2023: Revenge of the Hybrids

Electrification was still a thing at mid-November’s 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show, but there was no lack of ICE and hybrid powertrains sprinkled throughout the various debuts and unveilings. The...

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Honda Ready with First North American Crossover EV

Honda knows what U.S. buyers like: crossovers. So it makes perfect sense that the company chose a crossover SUV configuration for its first “mainstream” U.S.-market EV, the 2024...

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Power

Schaeffler Promotes E-Motor Manufacturing Flexibility

Global auto supplier Schaeffler Group has a message for the EV motor market: the company is capable of building custom solutions for many different EV drivelines and use cases. And...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Kia’s 2024 EV9 Stands as First Mainstream 3-Row EV

It may be time for Kia — or its Hyundai and Genesis siblings — to deliver a lousy vehicle. It’s becoming a broken record to praise every new Kia for its sophisticated and often...

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Motion Control

Yamaha Unveils AWD and Electric Power Steering for Concept E-Bikes

If driving all four wheels of an automobile has advantages, it seems sensible that driving both wheels of a motorcycle or bicycle also would offer certain performance...

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Unmanned Systems

Acura’s 2024 ZDX Latest Example of Honda, GM Joint Engineering

The auto industry still seems to be a generation or two away from vehicles that check every box for being a ‘software-defined vehicle.’ That is, a vehicle — combined...

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Motion Control

The First Modern EV Was … a Corvair?

The production EV1 by General Motors in the 1990’s gets some credit for being, technology-wise, one of the first viable EVs. The limitation was its heavy lead-acid battery storage and short...

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Cadillac Counts on 2025 Escalade IQ for EV Sizzle

General Motors said it’s all-in on transitioning its entire passenger-vehicle lineup to EVs and there may be no more critical litmus test of the strategy than the reception for the...

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Power

Vinfast Needs to Stop Digging

Startups are famous for moving quickly. Vinfast may want to slow things down.

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Technical Innovation
Transportation

Altair Honors Innovations in Automotive Lightweighting and Sustainability

Toyota and its segment-first IsoDynamic Performance Seat were big winners in this year’s Altair Enlighten Awards, honored during an awards ceremony at the 2023...

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Propulsion

Magna Shows off Electric Offroad Powertrain, In-Cabin Tech

If a mid-20th century engineer could time travel and see Magna’s electric off-road powertrains, they might ask “why is the rear differential so gigantic?” But that’s no...

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Propulsion

2024 Land Cruiser Returning to Roots

After three years away from the U.S. market with its range-topping SUV, the Land Cruiser, Toyota unveiled the redesigned 2024 Land Cruiser in Salt Lake City on Aug. 1. The model, long known around...

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Connectivity

VW Introduces Singular ID.Buzz in Three-Row Layout

As automakers keep rolling out new EV models, a kind of sameness has crept into the proceedings. Put a four-door sedan or crossover on a skateboard platform with a 90-kWh-or-so battery,...

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Power

Honda Showcases Electrified Future of Motorsports

Honda North America has long had a presence in racing and motorsports at every level in the United States. The company has continually supported programs aimed at the highest levels of...

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Original Equipment
Propulsion

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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