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Mercedes-Benz Product Boss: Europe, North America EVs, EV Charging to Rapidly Get Better

When it displayed its Concept CLA Class for the first time in North America at CES 2024, Mercedes-Benz focused on the car’s merging of novel...

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Propulsion

Yamaha Unveils AWD and Electric Power Steering for Concept E-Bikes

If driving all four wheels of an automobile has advantages, it seems sensible that driving both wheels of a motorcycle or bicycle also would offer certain performance...

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Energy

GM Defense Adapts Hummer EV for Military Concept Vehicle

GM Defense announced in July 2022 that the U.S. Army selected it to provide a battery-electric vehicle for analysis and demonstration. As a subsidiary of General Motors, that...

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Power

Battle for the Box

Whether you call them packs, boxes, or trays, the structures that envelop and protect EV battery cells and their supporting electrical and thermal-management hardware are among the industry’s top subsystem...

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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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Energy

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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Energy

CES 2023: Ram Unveils 2024 Electric Pickup Concept

Stellantis’ Ram brand is late to the ranks of full-size battery-electric pickup trucks, following the Ford F-150 Lighting EV and Rivian R1Tin 2022, GM’s Silverado EV due in fall...

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BMW Previews an HMI Future Without Dashboard Screens

The BMW i Vision Dee is an electric tease, dialed up to Las Vegas wattage for a provocative unveiling at CES 2023: A novel digital grille, wrapped with Kindle-style “E-ink”...

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Data Acquisition

Accessibility: The Future of Mobility

In August 1975, I headed west from Michigan in my new Chevy Van, personally customized for living on the road. My destination was the University of California, Berkeley, where I was enrolled to...

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Dodge Debuts Charger Daytona SRT Concept Electric Musclecar

If it looks like a Dodge, sounds like a Dodge, and drives like a Dodge, it must be a Dodge. That “must-be” vision has been the perpetual mantra behind the development of a...

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Materials

Airflow Concept Presents Chrysler EV Direction

In a far corner of the main exhibition hall of the 2022 New York International Auto Show, its display flanked by the latest products from Ram and Jeep, Stellantis rolled out a second...

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Power

Budget Airline Car Concept Is the Short-flight Alternative

Short-haul airline flights can be a great convenience for travelers, but they produce more CO2 emissions – about 250 g/km per person – than any other form of passenger...

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Automotive

IAA Munich and the Future of ‘Mobility’ Shows

Enormous anticipation guided me as I entered the expansive Munchen Messe on Sept. 7, the inaugural media day and official kickoff for the first IAA – Germany’s combination auto show...

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Electronics & Computers

Vermeer Concept Targets Autonomous Baling

Vermeer Corp. is expanding the off-highway industry’s push to remove drivers, bringing autonomous operations to the arduous task of retrieving baled hay with a concept vehicle that carries up...

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Power

Jeep Engineers a Wrangler EV with Manual Gearbox

For 4x4 enthusiasts who see the electric-vehicle (EV) future as the conclusive death-blow to manual transmissions, there is hope. Jeep engineers have unveiled the first battery-electric...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

UX Designers and “Engineering Chefs” Cook up Unique User Interfaces

Cabin interiors will continue to transform in the coming years, largely driven by the advanced UI/UX (user interface/user experience) development taking place in...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

CES 2020: Mercedes VISION AVTR Concept a Beacon for Sustainability

At the keynote for the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its VISION AVTR concept vehicle, which represents a far-forward look at...

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Imaging

Autonomy Already Influencing Vehicle Interior Design

Just about everyone’s seen a recent rendering of future vehicle interiors, but high-function driver assistance, automated driving and mobility as a service (MaaS) are new dimensions...

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Unmanned Systems

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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Materials

Volkswagen Turns Classic Van into Innovative, Retro-Ride EV

“Hello, Eric,” said the vehicle. “Are you ready to go?” responded Eric Glaser, a principal product designer at Volkswagen’s Innovation and Engineering Center...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Engineering Artifact: Ford Mustang Boss 351 V10 Concept

Manufacturers are constantly prototyping by leveraging existing engineering assets to improve their products. Clean-sheet designs are expensive and rare, so advanced engineering...

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Energy

2019 Frankfurt Auto Show: Porsche Unveils Taycan Electric Sedan

After four years of teasing and meticulously-metered release of technical details, Porsche unveiled the production version of its Taycan electric vehicle (EV) at this...

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Connectivity

Mercedes-Benz EQS Concept: The S-Class of Electric Vehicles?

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class for decades helped form the automotive definition for “flagship.” With electric propulsion seemingly set to revolutionize the industry, the...

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Nanotechnology

A View Inside Volkswagen's Silicon Valley Lab

On July 1, Volkswagen renamed its Silicon Valley outpost. The former Electronics Research Lab (ERL) based in Belmont, Calif., now is the Innovation and Engineering Center California (IECC)....

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Transportation

Israeli Startup REE Reinvents the Wheel with a Modular Approach to Future EV Design

REE – an Israeli startup – has debuted a flat, modular platform for electric vehicles (EVs) which could fundamentally changes the way they are built....

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Motion Control

A Brief History of Chevrolet Corvette Concepts

In the Spring of 1957, while pondering the demise of Chevrolet’s Corvette Super Sports racer at Sebring’s 12-hour endurance race, legendary Corvette godfather Zora Arkus-Duntov...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

WCX 2019: Start Your Self-Driving Racecars

The world’s first electric driverless racecars are about to hit the accelerator pedal. “In order to create this new type of motorsport, we had to design and build vehicles—because they...

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Power

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

Citroën Wants Its EV Urban Concept to Be Everybody’s Ami

The Geneva Motor Show is an event for airing concept vehicles spanning the spectrum from “actual” (close to production) to the zany (will never see the light of media camera...

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