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Daimler Launches New EV Truck Brand for U.S. Market

Daimler Truck has launched a new brand, Rizon, dedicated to Class 4 and 5 medium-duty battery-electric vehicles for the U.S. market. Making its public debut at the Advanced Clean...

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Energy

High-Performance Hybrid Headlines Lexus’s Re-Engineered RX Lineup

Electrification is a pillar of Lexus’s “next chapter.” The fifth-generation Lexus RX progresses this objective, offering four new powertrains including a...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Cadillac's Future-Tech Flagship

Restoring the Cadillac brand to its golden-age pinnacle, when it stood equal among Europe’s ultra-luxury greats, has long been an intermittent dream within GM. The grandiose ‘Sixteen’ concept in...

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Manned Systems

Electric-Truck Battery Enclosures Balance Demands

Manufacturers of battery-electric commercial trucks have similar requirements for their battery enclosures as do their passenger-vehicle counterparts. Lightweight construction is very...

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Manned Systems

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Tesla Casts a New Strategy for Lightweight Structures

Aluminum is synonymous with “weight-saving” in most contemporary automotive-engineering reference points. But apart from a few applications – most notably Ford’s F-Series...

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Unmanned Systems

Origin of the Species

“I was a vehicle-dynamics engineer my entire career—but maybe not a good one, because they put me in charge of a self-driving car!” jokes Jason Fischer, chief engineer for the Cruise Origin, the autonomous...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Volvo Safety Guru Lotta Jakobsson on AV Crash Tech

It’s been 60 years since Nils Bohlin, the legendary Volvo safety engineer, invented the three-point safety belt, which remains the single most important safety feature of today’s...

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Power

The New Gas Tank: Constellium Preps Its First OEM Battery Tray

The “gas tank” is about to get a lot more sophisticated. Electric vehicle (EV) battery trays are highly-engineered components that barely existed a few years ago but...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Honda Brings ‘Totalled’ SUV to Auto Show Floor to Highlight Latest Advances in Crash-Safety Engineering

Most of the gleaming product gracing auto shows has been meticulously prepared for public display. In an unusual move, Honda...

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Test & Measurement

Honda E Prototype Makes It Simple, Again

In 2017, Honda’s Urban EV concept pointed the way for the brand to escape its current busy and contrived design language in favor of clean, modern forms and at the recent Geneva International...

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Unmanned Systems

Safety Testing for AVs Is Just Beginning

NHTSA’s plan to eventually update its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) with new crash-test protocols is good news for both consumers and the mobility safety-systems industry. A revised NCAP...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Ford and Its Suppliers Take Top Honors at the 48th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition

Ford Motor Co. took home top honors at this year's 48th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition, winning the Grand Award for...

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Technology Report
Design

Autonomous Vehicles Present Passive-Safety Challenges

Reclined and rotated seating positions are commonly depicted for autonomously driven vehicles. But for the Autoliv engineers tasked with developing occupant safety for tomorrow’s...

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Design

US Government Accountability Office Finds Gaps in Military Helicopter Mishap Data

This month, during an ongoing review of military training for rotary-wing aircraft, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report...

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Propulsion

2019 Acura RDX Brings World’s-First Chassis Tech

Few words are as inspiring to an engineering team as “all-new.” For the 2019 Acura RDX, the engineers behind the compact SUV’s third-generation had a host of all-new to manage,...

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What We’re Driving
Imaging

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

WIAMan

The newest crash test dummy in development is actually a blast test dummy. WIAMan (Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin) is a ground-breaking anthropomorphic test device (ATD) being developed by the U.S. Army. It’s the first...

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Briefs
Information Technology

Multi-Temporal Analysis of Underbody IED Theater Events on Ground Vehicles

Recently, modeling and simulation (M&S) engineers have made impressive strides in improving ground vehicle reliability and soldier safety. This work involved...

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