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Tested: 2025 Mercedes-Benz G 580 Spins up a Winner

I’m used to spinning wheels while testing cars, but the 2025 Mercedes-Benz G 580 is making a spectacle.

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Power

Hyundai’s Uni Wheel Creates Space for EV Powertrains

Hyundai Motor Group’s visual design team has been on a roll in creating unusual and attractive passenger vehicles. Now, the automaker’s engineering team has come up with its own...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Multimatic ‘Legs’ for Ferrari’s New Thoroughbred

The Ferrari Purosangue scurries up the snowbound pitches of Italy’s Monte Bondone, the Alpine peak whose auto-hillclimb exploits date to 1925. Ferrari’s first “SUV” —...

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Aerospace

Chevrolet Unveils 2024 Corvette E-Ray Hybrid

Rather than toasting their sports car’s 70th birthday with polite champagne sips, Chevy yanked the wraps off another edition of the eighth-generation Corvette: the 2024 hybrid E-Ray which...

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Q&A
Automotive

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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Technical Innovation
Unmanned Systems

Volvo CE Targets Jobsite Safety with Collision Mitigation for Wheel Loaders

Volvo Group announced its vision for zero accidents long ago and has launched several advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for its commercial trucks in...

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Power

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

TDK Unveils Power-Generating Wheel Sensor

Electronics maker TDK in January introduced its InWheelSense piezo-electronic “energy harvesting and sensing module” that it said can generate power from vehicle wheel movement while also...

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News
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Raptor 4-Door-Only for 2021; R Version Coming Next Year

Ford has unveiled its new Raptor, the third generation of the high-speed, off-road version of the F-150 pickup truck. Available only in a four-door SuperCrew configuration, the...

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What We’re Driving
Manned Systems

2020 Toyota Camry TRD

There was more than a little scoffing when Toyota revealed there would be a TRD (Toyota Racing Development) variant of the Camry. Already strange enough that Toyota established TRD mostly as toughened-up trim for...

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Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Tips for Choosing CBN Grinding Wheels

Learn about the most common bond systems for CBN wheels: resin, vitrified, and electroplated matrixes.

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News
Motion Control

All-Composite EV Wheel Heads to Production

Designed for EV and niche applications, the first commercially viable, low cost, lightweight, all-composite wheel moves to the next phase of development with a pilot production run. The...

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News
Manned Systems

The Ford Raptor’s Front Drivetrain Is Pulling for You

The second-generation of Ford’s F-150 Raptor, which launched in 2016 for MY17, is available with an exclusive set of front drivetrain hardware that endows it with exceptional...

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Propulsion

Driving the 2020 Corvette Stingray

Grasping the true beauty of Chevy’s new 2020 Corvette supercar demands a deep dig. You must venture beyond the exciting-to-a-fault exterior skin and the lavish stitched-leather, buffed-metal, and...

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Semiconductors & ICs

Continental Tire Rolls Towards a Smart and Connected Future

It is difficult to become emotional about tires except when they – literally – let us down. But tires are set to get smarter, communicate more effectively and react to...

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News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Protean Electric Aims for Pirouetting Autonomous EVs

Designing and engineering 360º steering capability for a production autonomous electric vehicle (EV) is no mean feat. But Protean Electric also combines this pirouetting capability...

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What We’re Driving
Power

Volkswagen T-Cross

Volkswagen Group’s applications of its remarkably versatile modular MQB chassis stretch from its little Polo hatchback to the large Atlas SUV. Now there is a new addition to the family, the Polo-based T-Cross compact...

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Materials

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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News
Materials

Michelin, GM Partner on Airless Wheel for 2024

Michelin has partnered with General Motors to test the tire company’s “airless” wheel technology, which will it says will improve safety and reduce waste by eliminating the possibility...

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News
Manned Systems

2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Toyota pickups fitted with gonzo oversize tires, long-travel suspensions and M1 Abrams-quality skid plates have been part of the U.S. off-roading scene since before “Ironman Ivan” Stewart won the Baja 1000...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

BorgWarner Integrated Drive Module in Testing Phase

BorgWarner’s new integrated Drive Module (iDM - left), currently in development, takes key propulsion-system elements for electrified vehicles and bundles those into a self-contained...

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Technology Report
Communications

Nexteer Readies Steering Technologies for Autonomous and Mixed-Mode Driving

Steering-technology engineers continue to consider different solutions to the issue of whether a driver will be prepared to instantly take control from an...

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News
Transportation

New 2019 Yamaha Niken Steers a Radical Path

When Yamaha debuted the MWT-9 concept three-wheeler at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2015, many were impressed by its technology and almost unnerving, mantis-like visual presence. Yamaha has...

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News
Propulsion

2018 Ford Fiesta Active

When a company adds the title “Active” to the name of a best-selling model it might generate the expectation of all-wheel-drive, chunky tires and a general “take me to the mud” image.

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News
Motion Control

Ford Gives 2019 Raptor Smarter Shocks, New Trail Control Electronics

Electronically controlled shocks and a new Trail Control system that automatically adjusts power and braking at each wheel lead the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor’s...

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News
Materials

Citroen C4 Cactus

Its birth may have been way back in 1955, but any mention among auto-industry technology aficionados of Citroën’s then startlingly radical DS will generate a sigh of admiration that echoes the sighs of the car's radical...

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Briefs
Software

GPS Enabled Semi-Autonomous Robot

The primary objective of this research is to integrate GPS and local sensory data to allow a robot to operate semi-autonomously outside of a laboratory environment. The Pioneer 3-AT, a robust platform...

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Aerospace

Design of a Multi-Segmented Magnetic Robot for Hull Inspection

Hull, deck plate, and tank inspection for corrosion, deformation, and fractures is a necessary part of ship maintenance to ensure functional integrity and proper operation of the...

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Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Miniature Wheel-Leg Mobile Robots

Mini-Whegs™ are small mobile robots, designed according to abstracted cockroach locomotion principles, that can run and can climb obstacles taller than themselves. Mini-Whegs are derived from larger mobile...

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