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Q&A: Owl AI Making Better ADAS Systems with Help from Drones

Owl AI has steadily been improving the SWaP-C (Size, Weight, Power and Cost) of the electronics in its thermal camera sensors while also improving capability. The company’s...

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Cat Reveals All-New 255 and 265 Compact Track Loaders

Caterpillar revealed its next-generation 255 and 265 compact track loaders at its Edwards Demonstration and Learning Center in Peoria, Illinois, in October. Based on D3 series, the...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

2024 Ford F-150 Sports Flashy Tailgate, Better Raptor Ride

To say Ford believes it has lightning in a bottle with the Pro Access tailgate debuting on the refreshed 2024 Ford F-150 would be an understatement. “We’re going to end the...

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Technology Report
Green Design & Manufacturing

Sustainability Shines in Asahi Kasei Electric Shuttle Concept

Asahi Kasei’s latest concept vehicle is a rolling showcase of the supplier’s materials and electronics innovations, with a strong focus on sustainability. Dubbed the...

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Energy

BMW Previews an HMI Future Without Dashboard Screens

The BMW i Vision Dee is an electric tease, dialed up to Las Vegas wattage for a provocative unveiling at CES 2023: A novel digital grille, wrapped with Kindle-style “E-ink”...

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Connectivity

Jeep Springs Its First BEVs

Four all-new, battery-electric models will spearhead Jeep’s plan to electrify 100% of its product lineup by 2025, the Stellantis brand announced on Sept. 7. The quartet of BEVs includes the 4-door Jeep...

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Budget Airline Car Concept Is the Short-flight Alternative

Short-haul airline flights can be a great convenience for travelers, but they produce more CO2 emissions – about 250 g/km per person – than any other form of passenger...

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Software

Inkjet Innovation for the Automotive Paint Shop

Robotics specialist ABB has developed painting robots that use an inkjet-type printer head with over 1,000 individually controllable nozzles, enabling higher accuracy and transfer...

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Power

When a Van Beats a Pickup

As a utilitarian tool, the 2021 Great American Pickup truck has some fundamental flaws. Its open bed jeopardizes any cargo that’s valuable (exposing your payload to the world) or not waterproof. Worse,...

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Road Ready
Design

Nissan’s 2021 Rogue Is a COVID Beater

Nissan staff truly pulled out the stops to get the all-new 2021 Rogue into the market during the global pandemic. Rogue is the company’s best-selling product in North America, by far – a...

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Road Ready
Power

Chevy Reveals 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible, C8.R Racer

Reinforcing the Corvette’s long association with astronauts, Chevrolet unveiled the convertible version of its all-new, mid-engine-layout 2020 Corvette Stingray in Cape...

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Materials

Volkswagen Turns Classic Van into Innovative, Retro-Ride EV

“Hello, Eric,” said the vehicle. “Are you ready to go?” responded Eric Glaser, a principal product designer at Volkswagen’s Innovation and Engineering Center...

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What We’re Driving
Power

2018 Ford EcoSport

I’ll concede I might not have thought the EcoSport so irredeemably awful if our test vehicle had been fitted with the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that comes standard with all-wheel-drive for any of EcoSport’s (more on...

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Propulsion

Cadillac Pulls the Wraps off Two New V-Series Sedans

Cadillac has added two more sedans to its V-Series performance lineup, the all-new 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V. The CT4-V will square off against established C-segment players such as the...

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Connectivity

Jeep Revives Its Pickup Mojo with 2020 Gladiator

Get ready for the fractionalization of the U.S.’s raucous pickup-truck market.

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Manned Systems

Jeep’s Gladiator Takes up Arms in Midsize-Pickup Battle

Maybe the only thing more surprising than the fact it’s been more than a quarter-century since FiatChrysler’s Jeep brand sold a pickup truck is that it’s taken so long to...

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Articles
Unmanned Systems

Just Say the Words: What3words

If you’re standing in the middle of New York’s Rockefeller Center or on beachside road outside Cape Town, how do you tell a rideshare where to pick you up? Most places on our planet, from fields and...

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Articles
Propulsion

'Electrifying' New Range Rover Evoque

At first glance, it may take the shrewd eye of a Land Rover aficionado to notice the difference between the new Range Rover Evoque luxury crossover and its predecessor (which debuted 2010), but every...

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Power

Toyota Launches Second-Gen Fuel-Cell Class 8

At a late-July auto-industry conference in Michigan, Toyota revealed the second generation of its Project Portal prototype Class 8 heavy-duty truck driven electrically from fuel-cell power....

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Test & Measurement

2018 Toyota Corolla

What do you get for $20,000 these days? How about a Toyota Corolla—one of the most proven and reliable compacts whose nameplate stands on over 40 million units sold to date. While this year’s big Corolla news...

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What We’re Driving
Unmanned Systems

2018 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD

Volvo is becoming increasingly technology centric. By the middle of the next decade, it expects to generate half of all sales annually from electric cars, with one third of all its cars sold to be autonomous.

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Power

Nissan Kicks Entry-Level CUV Makes Its U.S. Debut

Two years after debuting in Brazil, Nissan’s smallest utility vehicle, the Kicks, arrives in the U.S. market with alterations to the suspension and a quieter interior.

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Propulsion

What We’re Driving: 2018 Chrysler 300 S AWD

Selling a car, any kind of car, is tough business in a time when everyone wants crossovers. It’s always seemed particularly difficult for FCA, so in more than one sense you can see the...

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What We’re Driving
Manufacturing & Prototyping

BMW 440i

When reviewing a new BMW, it’s important to note the car’s most vital attribute first. And that would be…powertrain performance? Steering precision? Chassis reflexes? The optional ($1700) M Sport brakes? While all are...

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Automotive

Former FCA ‘Viper’ Plant in Detroit to Become Multi-Use Facility

FiatChrysler announced in mid-March that its “sundowned” Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit will be converted to a new multi-use display and meeting space. The...

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Application Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Joint Effects Targeting System

U.S. Army Operational Test Command
Fort Hood, TX
254-287-9993
www.otc.army.mil

Forward observers, experts in directing artillery and mortar fire onto enemy targets, have been testing a new...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Ford Sets Tech-Paper Record as SAE Boosts Quality Standard

SAE International and its industry partners are continually improving the quality and topicality of technical papers published annually. And as the paper review process has become...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

OEMs and Tier 1s Prepare for China Uncertainty, Disruptions

As headwinds buffet China's economy, automotive OEMs and Tier 1s are expecting many changes in the near term. At the recent Global Automotive Forum in Chongqing, experts...

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Editorial
Power

Send in Yamaguchi!

Ted Klaus is not given to hyperbole. So when the Chief Engineer of Honda’s 2017 NSX says something is “the best,” he means it. And that’s how Klaus described hearing Jack Yamaguchi’s first impressions of the...

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