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Flight Testing Microvanes and Riblets

The Air Force Operational Energy Office (SAF/IE), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) have partnered together in seeking well-developed, commercially viable technologies to reduce drag, and therefore fuel consumption, on a number of USAF legacy aircraft, including the C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules, and KC-135 Stratotanker.

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Technical Innovation
Power

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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News
Propulsion

Cadillac Reveals 2025 CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing with More Tech

While Cadillac is hurtling toward its electric-only future with five EVs either in-production or announced, the V-series of ICE performance vehicles — celebrating its...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Westport Awarded LNG Development Program

Westport Fuel Systems announced that it has been awarded a development program by a global heavy truck manufacturer to adapt its LNG HPDI fuel system to meet Euro 7 emissions requirements for...

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SAE Standards News
Energy

SAE Updates Gasoline Fuel-Injection Standards, Additions Expected

The Gasoline Fuel Injection Standards Committee (GFISC) plays a pivotal role in developing and maintaining SAE’s Standards, Recommended Practices (RP) and Information...

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Energy

Perkins Bets Big on Smaller Engine for Off-Highway Machines

Perkins Powertrain announced its all-new engine series for off-highway applications, launching the 2600 Series 13-liter engine at a press event in London where SAE Media was in...

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News
Propulsion

Ford’s Latest Mustang Improves the Breed

Ford’s seventh-generation Mustang continues the tradition of improving the breed with each iteration. While the changes under the skin may seem incremental, the latest Mustang has been bred...

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Technology Report
Energy

Fully Charged in Six Minutes?

Battery technology company Nyobolt and UK-based design and engineering consultancy Callum are collaborating on a demonstration of new lithium-ion battery tech that would permit the full charge of a vehicle...

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Technology Report
Energy

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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Technical Innovation
Power

Vanguard Swappable and Fixed Batteries Aim to Electrify the Jobsite

Briggs & Stratton has joined the age of electrification with its line of Vanguard swappable and fixed lithium-ion batteries. Two series of packs are available. The...

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News
Power

The Gas Station Paradigm for EV Charging

One evening earlier this year, I found myself at a convenience-store gas station with eight pumps and one EV fast-charger. I’d been vectored there by the charge provider’s phone app. As I...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

AGCO Goes Clean and Green with CORE75 Engine

New diesel ICE powertrains for on- and off-highway applications have been rolling out at a rapid pace over the past year. Navistar recently launched its clean-sheet S13 integrated powertrain...

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Road Ready
Power

Toyota Launches Longer-Range 2023 Prius Prime

Toyota’s rollout of the 2023 Prius is a two-phase affair. Although the company didn’t say it outright, the launch seems targeted to address two distinct Prius customers. Those who just...

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Energy

JCB Debuts Clean-Sheet Hydrogen Combustion Engine

JCB unveiled their clean-sheet hydrogen combustion engine, the 448 ABH2, at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. The company is touting their engine as a zero-emissions solution for construction...

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Energy

Caterpillar Unveils New C13D Off-Highway Engine Platform

Caterpillar has launched its new off-highway 13-liter diesel engine platform, the C13D, at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. Cat states that the C13D was “purpose-built for rugged,...

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Q&A
Power

Making over the World’s Leading Hybrid

Its markedly upgraded power and performance take it to a driving-dynamics place difficult to believe could be achieved.

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Technology Report
Green Design & Manufacturing

The Electrofuels That Reduce Amazon’s Fleet Emissions

Amazon has a goal of having 50% of its shipments being made net-zero carbon by 2030. In 2021, more than 100 million packages were delivered to customers with zero-emissions...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Navistar’s ‘Ground Up’ Approach to All-New Diesel Engine

Though electrification has taken center stage for the commercial trucking industry, diesel ICE powertrains will continue to serve as the preferred propulsion system of many...

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Q&A
Power

Liebherr Goes All in on Hydrogen Fuel

At the Bauma conference in late October, Liebherr displayed two prototype H2-fueled engines, the H964 and H966, to showcase its hydrogen-engine technology. Each prototype employed a different...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Kohler Doubles down on ICE Development

Kohler announced a new strategy at the Bauma 2022 expo – the company aims to transform itself from a power producer into an energy supplier. “Our business transformation is focused on providing...

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News
Power

Ford Puts More ‘Super’ into the All-New 2023 Super Duty

Customer woes had the full attention of the teams developing Ford’s 2023 Super Duty. But when the all-new truck reached the testing phase, another human stressor surfaced....

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Road Ready
Green Design & Manufacturing

NAIAS 2022: Seventh-Generation of Ford Mustang Is Highest Performer Yet

The exterior visuals still emphasize a long hood and a short deck, but the V8-powered 2024 Mustang GT’s mammoth air intakes are a telltale that things have...

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Supplier Eye
Power

The Battle over EV Value-Add Has Begun

A critical industry transition is underway that some already are viewing as an impending battle. At stake is supplier value-add share versus that of OEMs as light-vehicle propulsion formats shift...

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Road Ready
Connectivity

Hyundai Puts the N in Performance

Just a decade ago, the idea of Hyundai challenging the industry’s established performance brands would have elicited snickers from many executives and engineers. Hyundai’s best effort in the sports...

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News
Power

EV, Give Me Heat!

Cabin heating and cooling, and their negative impact on vehicle efficiency and range, are among the challenges still to be solved in battery-electric vehicles. For drivers and passengers, interior comfort — being...

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News
Power

Powertrain, Propulsion Lead Tech-Paper Topics at SAE’s WCX 2022

For 2022, advanced powertrain/propulsion-related topics continued to dominate the categories of published SAE technical papers, more than doubling the number of papers in...

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Technology Report
Energy

Jeep Engineers a Wrangler EV with Manual Gearbox

For 4x4 enthusiasts who see the electric-vehicle (EV) future as the conclusive death-blow to manual transmissions, there is hope. Jeep engineers have unveiled the first battery-electric...

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Supplier Eye
Software

A Hard Look at New Sourcing Strategies

From COVID to chips: Just as the industry was beginning to put 2020 in the rearview mirror, it gets slammed with more supply-chain disruptions. Severe chip capacity issues out of China, Taiwan and...

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Articles
Power

Ultrasonics to Keep Lidar Clean

Mobility engineers often note that autonomous vehicles are only as good as their sensors and the algorithms within. But the reliability and driving precision of an AV involves an equally important factor:...

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