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Energy

Batteries & Recycling: The Next Frontier

Recycling electric vehicle batteries has been a goal of the auto industry for many years, but the infrastructure to make that a widespread reality is still in the early stages. As the amount of...

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Power

WCX 2024: The Technologies That Will Define Future Mobility

The migration to vehicle electrification and autonomy is ushering in product development changes with software coding and artificial intelligence (AI) performing disruptor...

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Technology Report
Information Technology

AI, Digital Twins Reshaping Advertising and Car Creation at JLR

Better digital twins powered by more powerful AI are going to change not just how car commercials are created in the future, but could open the door to entirely new design and engineering methods.

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Energy

Are We Stuck with Lithium-Ion?

There’s no shortage of alternatives to lithium-ion EV batteries in development. From lithium-iron phosphate to sodium-ion to multiple solid-state chemistries, companies are racing to perfect these...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Cloud Simulation Assists Active-Safety Development for Electric Refuse Truck

North America’s first electric, fully integrated custom cab and chassis refuse collection vehicle — slated for initial customer deliveries in mid-2024 —...

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Road Ready
Test & Measurement

2024 Lincoln Nautilus: The Brand’s First Global SUV

While there is a tendency for new vehicles to have a focus on ride, handling, performance and other dynamic elements, the model year 2024 Lincoln Nautilus team added another element...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

NXP S32 CoreRide Platform Simplifies Development of Software-Defined Vehicles

A new industry-first open platform for developing the software-defined vehicle (SDV) combines processing, vehicle networking and system power management with...

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Technology Report
Energy

All-Electric Nissan Ariya Handles Ultra-Cold Temps on Pole to Pole Trek

Chris and Julie Ramsey covered more than 33,000 km (20,505 miles) across three continents in an all-electric passenger vehicle from 1823’s magnetic North Pole to...

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Software

Simulation Developer RFpro Mimics Vehicle Sensors

U.K.-based simulation systems developer rFpro recently launched its new ‘ray-tracing’ simulation rendering technology, designed to replicate the way that vehicle sensors “see”...

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Energy

Getting EV Battery Gigafactories Up to Speed

The term “gigafactory” has become common lexicon for a manufacturing facility constructed to produce the almost incalculable number of individual battery cells required for the millions of...

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Communications

NXP Processors Evolve to Enable Software-Defined Vehicles

As efforts to develop software-defined vehicles (SDVs) intensify, the technology that powers vehicles loaded with increasingly sophisticated computing, networks, connectivity,...

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Design

A Formula for Real-World Experience

On a hazy, cool day in late May, a massive throng of thousands of collegiate engineers and hundreds of volunteers descended on Michigan International Speedway to put the teams’ engineering,...

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Design

Advanced Electrical Architectures Demand New Developmental Strategies

A few days after speaking with Danny Shapiro, vice president, automotive at NVIDIA, a developer of systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) with performances measured in trillions of...

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Technology Report
Automotive

Study: Information Desert Leaves Many Suppliers in EV Dust Bowl

Inadequate information about domestic and Japanese automakers’ product timelines and strategic plans relating to the transition from ICE-powered vehicles to EVs has...

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Design

Simulation Vs. Organizational Inertia

At VI-grade’s Zero Prototypes Summit in Udine, Italy, 270 of the company’s partners, customers and suppliers shared their successes using the company’s simulators in tire, ADAS and full...

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Executive Viewpoints
Design

Driver-In-The-Loop for Off-Highway Development

Driver-in-the-loop (DIL) simulators have become an essential tool for passenger-car OEMs and suppliers, for cutting development time and cost and delivering a better product. In the past 20...

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Original Equipment
Manned Systems

Hyundai’s Fuel-Cell Dreams Remain Xcient

Hyundai’s fuel-cell truck fleet is growing. The company is about to bring a fleet of hydrogen-powered 6x4 Xcient Fuel Cell Class 8 tractors to the U.S. It displayed one of the large cabs at...

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Energy

Engineering at the New NVH Frontier

The complex science of analyzing and abating noise, vibration, and harshness has entered a “new frontier” as the industry transitions to electrified vehicles, experts in the NVH field tell SAE...

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Technical Innovation
Power

ZF Premieres AxTrax 2 Electric Axle Platform at ACT Expo

ZF unveiled its all-new AxTrax 2 electric axle platform at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Anaheim, California. The fully integrated and modular e-powertrain...

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Design

Defrosting Tech Saves EV Battery Energy

Turning on the heater in most EVs can be a range-killing decision due to the power draw of the vehicle’s HVAC. But while cold feet reluctantly is a better option than not arriving at your...

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Design

Sustainability in Strong Supply

Sustainability no longer is a vague aspiration for OEMs and suppliers looking for a ‘green’ veil. It’s rapidly become a guiding tenet of product innovation, and ESG progress, as the industry pushes...

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Technology Report
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Honda to Reveal Autonomous Work Vehicle at CONEXPO

Honda will be revealing the prototype of its third-generation electric Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. Accord to the company’s press release, Honda aims to...

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Automotive

WCX 2023: Software-Defined Vehicle Development an Ongoing Headache for Industry

An auto industry wedded to its ingrained methods needs to adapt its engineering processes to develop the software that is increasingly central to nearly...

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Propulsion

WCX 2023: Can You Drive like SAE J3300

A valid driver’s license from any country put attendees in the driver’s seat at SAE WCX 2023, allowing them to test their driving skills using SAE J3300, the driving skills standard used to...

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Software

Powertrain, Electronics Lead Tech-Paper Topics at SAE’s WCX 2023

With engineers converging in mid-April for the 2023 WCX conference in Detroit, technical-paper presentations continue as the backbone of SAE’s annual congress.

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Unmanned Systems

Spelling Ford with an ‘E’

One year ago, Ford Motor Co. kicked off a new era in its long history when it bifurcated into two strategically interdependent auto businesses. Ford Blue, the “traditional” business, is responsible for...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

John Deere 3D-Prints Production Fuel Valves for Tractors

HP launched its new commercial Metal Jet S100 Solution in September 2022 and two months later showcased the 3D printer for the first time publicly at the Formnext exhibition in...

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AR/AI

The Road to Zero Prototypes

The concept of designing, engineering and manufacturing a new vehicle without physical prototypes is typically viewed as either impractical or mythical. Even as virtual development processes have become...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

The Ford We Didn’t Know

Ford CEO Jim Farley exposed significant product-development lapses during his company’s fourth-quarter-2022 earnings call on February 2. Ford’s 4Q profit performance was no-excuses dismal. Its causes, he...

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