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CES: Sumitomo Sensing Core Is a Sensor-Free Smart Tire

Sumitomo Rubber Industries first announced its Sensing Core technology in 2017. But it wasn’t until 2024 that the Japanese tire maker used its debut appearance at CES to promote...

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Technical Innovation
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Yokohama Rolls out Latest Off-Highway Radial

Yokohama announced a new off-highway radial tire as well as new sizes for existing tire families at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. The Galaxy Hippo all-steel radial high-traction loader tire was...

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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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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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Power

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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Power

Volvo CE Previews ConExpo 2023 Display

Volvo CE previewed its display for ConExpo 2023 in Las Vegas with a teaser of the new DD25 electric compact double-drum asphalt compactor.

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Technology Report
Manufacturing & Prototyping

BMW Plans Move to Structural Battery Packs and ‘46120’ Cells

The technology below the smooth skin of BMW’s i Vision Dee concept car, unveiled at CES 2023, marks a major step forward in the company’s electric-vehicle...

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Technology Report
Test & Measurement

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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Road Ready
Power

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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Articles
Automotive

Tire Pressure Impact on EV Driving Range

Electric-vehicle development teams have made great advances in improving vehicle range, mitigating “range anxiety” for the end customer. While much focus has been on advances in battery...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave

The aftermarket driven by Jeep Wrangler is reportedly north of $1 billion and I like to think that my dad had something to do with kickstarting that phenomena. After purchasing a new 1947 Willys CJ2A...

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Technology Report
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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Technology Report
Unmanned Systems

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
Data Acquisition

Industry Veteran and SAE Member Shares a Lifetime of Aerospace Experience, from Bombers to Space Suits

Looking back on an organization’s history can help to give perspective and chart the path forward. SAE International, initially...

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What We’re Driving
Electronics & Computers

2020 Toyota Supra Launch Edition

Toyota sought to channel its 2000 GT and Supra sportscar heritage with the introduction of the 2020 Supra, but in the process the company also forecast the future.

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Technology Report
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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Unmanned Systems

Bridgestone Joins JAXA and Toyota on International Space Exploration Mission

Bridgestone Corp. in Tokyo and Nashville, Tennessee, is joining Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corp. in an international space...

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Original Equipment
Test & Measurement

2019 Ram Chassis Cab: More Capability, More Driver-Assist Tech

The 2019 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cab commercial trucks herald class-leading capability in towing, payload, and Gross Combined Weight Ratings (GCWR). “We drove our...

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What We’re Driving
Mechanical & Fluid 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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Propulsion

2019 Genesis G70 RWD

The G70 is the fledgling Genesis brand’s entry into the age-old “BMW 3-Series-fighter” category.

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Technical Innovation
Test & Measurement

Tekscan Goes Fast-Track with Its High-Speed Tire Scanning

A new electronic testing method lets engineers analyze the impact of speed, motion, and inertial forces that high-speed tires experience, a vast departure from what was previously...

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Articles
Weapons Systems

DATC Spells Progress for Defense Prototyping

A slogging bureaucracy, miles of “red tape,” and a sea of acronyms are just some of the hurdles that keep many suppliers from working with the U.S. defense industry on ground vehicle...

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Manned Systems

McLaren Applied Technologies’ All-Electric, AI-Infused Vision of Formula 1 Racing

McLaren Applied Technologies of Woking, United Kingdom unveiled their “MCLExtreme” (MCLE) vision for the future of grand prix racing. While McLaren...

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Road Ready
Manufacturing & Prototyping

2019 Hyundai Nexo: Fuel-Cell Refinement, SUV Luxury

The 2019 Hyundai Nexo is a distinctively styled and luxurious C-class SUV based upon Hyundai’s first fully dedicated fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) platform. A technological...

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Power

Extending EV Range with AV Programming

Increasing the range of electric vehicles (EV) in a practical cost-effective way has become a primary challenge for the industry. However, current efforts to increase EVs’ market acceptance, via...

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Articles
Manned Systems

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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What We’re Driving
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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AR/AI

McLaren Earns Its Ph.D. in Handling

Following its 2017 launch at the Geneva International Motor Show, the McLaren 720S has received adulation and awards, garnering particular praise for its ride quality, handling and driver engagement....

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Power

Volvo’s Polestar Unveils 600-Hp Performance Hybrid

Polestar, Volvo Car Group's performance brand, unveiled its first car, the 600-hp (448-kW) Polestar 1 performance hybrid. Available in mid-2019, it is the first of three vehicles from...

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