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Brembo’s New Octyma Brakes Provide 8 Reasons for Better Deceleration

As the 2024 Range Rover Sport SV barrels down the front straight of the Portimão circuit, it’s fair to ask: What the heck is a 5,532-pound (2,509-kg) luxury SUV...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Tevva & ZF Integrate Brake-By-Wire Regen System for Last Mile BEV

UK-based EV manufacturer Tevva recently completed development of a regenerative braking system on the company’s 7.5-ton battery-electric truck. Tevva collaborated with...

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Energy

Vinfast Needs to Stop Digging

Startups are famous for moving quickly. Vinfast may want to slow things down.

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Automotive

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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Power

Tuning the 2024 Corvette E-Ray for Exceptional Drivability

The challenge with any hybrid-electric vehicle is programming two propulsion sources to provide seamless response in every driving mode—acceleration, braking, cruising, etc....

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Power

GM’s Hummer EV Is Still like Nothing Else

The revival of the Hummer brand has produced a vehicle that is concurrently of its time and a throwback to conspicuous consumption from the decade that spawned its predecessor. Like the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Mercedes Kicks off Dedicated EV Lineup with Flagship EQS

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the all-new 2022 EQS EV sedan. The EQS is the first all-electric luxury 4-door model from Mercedes built upon a dedicated (and modular) EV platform. The...

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Original Equipment
Manned Systems

Western Star Ups Vocational-Truck Ante with All-New 49X

Purpose-built from the ground up, the next-generation Western Star 49X vocational truck is underpinned by a stronger, lighter chassis and equipped with a new X-series...

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Energy

Lightweight Design Beyond CAD

Automakers have been focused on lightweighting their vehicles for years, motivated by fuel economy, performance and safety. This engineering task is becoming increasingly difficult as the areas to trim...

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Test & Measurement

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

2020 Ford Explorer: Knockout Styling Caches All-New Engineering

Already America’s all-time best-selling SUV, the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer is cast on an entirely new global rear-wheel-drive (RWD) architecture and boasts the first...

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Road Ready
Energy

2019 S60 and V60 Volvo’s Newest Chips in the Transformation Game

They’re not the crossovers buyers in almost all major world market currently crave, but Volvo’s 2019 S60 midsize sedan—and to a lesser extent, its V60 station wagon...

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Power

2019 E-Tron SUV: Audi Goes Electric

Audi has made its ambitious electromobility goals clear, saying it will offer 10 all-electric and 10 plug-in hybrid models by 2025, accounting for at least one-third of its sales. To help achieve...

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Energy

Mercedes Doubles down on Electric Vans, Considers Fuel Cells

As the demonization of diesel continues across much of Europe, manufacturers are rushing to introduce a range of options to power tomorrow’s delivery vehicles. While petrol...

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Materials

Top Mass-Cutting Innovations Receive Altair Enlighten Awards

Employing a mixed-material strategy that includes the latest advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) and shedding 450 lb (205 kg) compared to its predecessor are major reasons why...

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Global Vehicles
Electronics & Computers

Engineering a 1000-Mph Car

Engineering a car designed for a 0-1000 mph (1610 km/h) time of 55 seconds is one of the world’s most unlikely, most daunting, and most exciting challenges. That is the task of Mark...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Parallel Hybrid Vehicles Using Fuzzy Logic Control

A fuzzy logic controller for hybrid vehicles with parallel configuration was proposed. Using the state-of-charge (SOC) of the energy storage, the driver command, and the motor/generator speed, a set of rules was developed. The fuzzy logic controller can determine the split between the electric...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Using a Steering Shaping Function to Improve Human Performance in By-Wire Vehicles

Currently, there is a performance issue regarding vehicle control at higher speeds for some indirect-vision, by-wire military vehicles; that is, those...

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Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Fuzzy System for Fault Diagnostics in Power Electronics-Based Brake-by-Wire System

Research in fuzzy diagnostics of brake-by-wire systems focuses on the power electronics switches, since they are often considered to be the weakest link in...

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