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FirstElement Opens America’s First High-Volume, Fast-Fill Hydrogen Station for HD Trucks

It may be missing the food and hospitality trappings of what most would consider a proper “truck stop,” but the nation’s first high-volume,...

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Electronics & Computers

EV Energy-Management Powers-Up

Future electric vehicles will be more efficient, more powerful and will be able to hold more energy in their batteries than today’s EVs. Those big “mores” require countless small improvements beyond...

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Power

Addressing Thermal Management for EVs

When General Motors unveiled the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ, the electric sport utility vehicle with a 24-module Ultium battery pack providing more than 200 kWh of energy that contributes to an...

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Test & Measurement

Autonomous Testing Calls for Massive Computing Power

As humans, we are quite good at driving, which, curiously, is one of the issues facing the development of autonomous vehicles (AVs). Another is the development of testing equipment...

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Connectivity

ZF Premieres AxTrax 2 Electric Axle Platform at ACT Expo

ZF unveiled its all-new AxTrax 2 electric axle platform at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Anaheim, California. The fully integrated and modular e-powertrain...

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Power

Mahle Advances 3D Printing Capabilities

Slashing the time to produce prototypes for complex components, from several months to a few days, explains in part why Mahle’s technology group decided to build a new facility for additive...

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Materials

German OEMs Flex 3D Manufacturing Muscle

A chief impediment for wider adoption of additive manufacturing long has been its potential for application in high-volume and high-throughput production. But continuing process and technique...

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Design

Getting to the ‘Core’ of AV Thermal Management

The universal understanding of autonomous vehicle (AV) safety is one of the most critical keys to broad adoption of self-driving technology. For AVs, what is “safe enough?” This...

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Materials

New Ampere EV Motor Aims for Power, Torque Benchmarks

Consider an EV traction motor rated at 220 kW and weighing 10 kg (22 lb). Is it too good to be true? “We’ll find out within nine months when we build it,” said Ian Foley,...

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Power

Leak Testing of Commercial-Vehicle AC Systems Critical as Move to HFO Refrigerants Looms

Passenger car and light-truck makers in the U.S. already have switched to more environmentally friendly hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) refrigerants from...

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Connectivity

Air Exchange System Shows Potential to Reduce Winter BEV Range Loss

Battery-electric vehicle (BEV) range loss from winter use of PTC (positive temperature coefficient) heating has become a source of major concern as the industry works...

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Power

Updating an SAE Standard—one Committee’s Contribution to the Clean Air Act

SAE standards automatically come up for review every five years, which forces the sponsors to review the documents to see if they require updating. In the...

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Energy

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: Hyundai Unveils the 2020 Palisade Midsize SUV as Its Flagship

The three-row 2020 Hyundai Palisade is the brand’s biggest SUV yet, providing more passenger room and more thermal-management performance to...

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Energy

Air- or Water-Cooling Resistors for EVs: The Case for H2O

The choice between water cooling and air cooling for internal-combustion engines was for decades a very real debate in the auto industry, with Volkswagen and Porsche for years...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

2019 Dodge Challenger: Deceased Demon Seeds Stronger and Wider Muscle-Car Lineup

The 2019 Dodge Challenger lineup sees a savvy refresh that keenly redistributes its muscle-car strengths. With the one-model-year-only Demon passing into...

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Weapons Systems

Parker Aerospace and GKN Aerospace to Develop Passive Cooling Solutions for Next-Generation Aircraft Engines

Parker Aerospace, a business group of Cleveland-based Parker Hannifin Corporation, has reached a collaborative technology...

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Energy

Studies Seek to Reduce Range Impact of EV Cabin Conditioning

If the battery-electric vehicle (BEV) is to enter the affordable mainstream, it has to overcome the challenge of 50-60% loss of range from the impact of cabin heating,...

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