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Can Solid-State Batteries Commercialize by 2030?

Automakers are increasingly focusing on the long-delayed promise of solid-state batteries. With no liquid electrolyte, these batteries can be lighter, safer (with reduced fire risk), faster to recharge, and more energy dense while still being able to deliver ranges of 600 miles (965 km) or more.

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Transportation

AI, Digital Twins Reshaping Advertising and Car Creation at JLR

Better digital twins powered by more powerful AI are going to change not just how car commercials are created in the future, but could open the door to entirely new design and engineering methods.

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Original Equipment
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Yanmar CE Adds to Growing Compact Track Loader Segment

The market for compact construction equipment is growing in North America, driven in part by high demand for compact track loaders (CTLs). CTLs and compact excavators have the highest demand, together generating nearly 68 percent of compact-equipment sales in the market.

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Road Ready
Transportation

Ford Refines Interior, Exterior on 2025 Explorer

The Ford Explorer will celebrate its 35th anniversary for the 2026 model year, and it is highly likely that America’s best-selling SUV will meet the occasion with a complete redesign....

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Supplier Eye
Transportation

History Is a Great Teacher

History is a great teacher. There are lessons from the past that we should never forget. Lessons that are often the difference between success and failure in business. In the auto industry, some of the...

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Technology Report
Transportation

Ford EV Engineers ‘Always On’ for Customer Feedback

Engineers like to know what customers think about a vehicle. Now, drivers of the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E can oblige via a new system that channels...

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Unmanned Systems

Ford Approved for Hands-Off Driving on German Autobahn

Ford announced in late August that its Blue Cruise (SAE Level 2 driver-assistance) ADAS that allows for hands-free driving in certain situations was approved by the German Federal...

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INSIDER
Energy

DIU to Evaluate Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in New Army Reserve Program

The Army Reserve continues to implement clean energy solutions to increase sustainability, enhance mission readiness, and maintain the pace with the evolving...

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Design

Software-defined... Headache?

The “software-defined vehicle” is the auto industry’s latest fascination. Probably with due cause, as engineers and other experts and analysts understand that the vehicle-electrification transformation rests on the back of software.

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Editorial
Automotive

Infineon Semiconductor Technology Helps Makes Electrified Vehicles Greener, Smarter and More Secure

Electrified vehicles are growing in popularity exponentially. For this Expert Insight interview, SAE’s Automotive Engineering spoke with Bill Stewart of Infineon on how his company helps automakers meet climate and government pressures.

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Editorial
Energy

Engineering the ‘Sustainability Thing’

Sustainable and sustainability are words that are fast becoming industry vernacular. They’re woven into executive speeches, press releases, marketing, and engineers’ messaging.

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Propulsion

Toyota Stretches SUV Line-Up with World Debut of Grand Highlander

The new Grand Highlander is a three-row midsize SUV, just like Highlander. So it’s not surprising that the Toyota siblings share two powertrains.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Danfoss and Sany Extend Electrification of Off-Highway Machines

At Bauma 2022 in Munich, Germany, Danfoss revealed that its electrified powertrain system was driving a new electric crawler crane, the Sany SCE800TB-EV. This will be...

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Original Equipment
Transportation

Hyundai CE Debuts Hydrogen and Electric Excavators at Bauma 2022

The Hyundai HW155H hydrogen-powered excavator concept made its debut in late October at the Bauma expo in Munich, Germany. Hyundai Construction Equipment displayed the...

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Manned Systems

TRD Spells Capability for Toyota’s Latest Tundra

When Toyota decided it was time to update their capable but aging Tundra, the company knew that the new truck needed to be far more than just a quick reskin. To stay competitive in the...

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Lighting

Freightliner’s Medium-Duty Makeover

Circling the highway loop at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the enhancements Freightliner engineers made to the new Plus series medium-duty and vocational trucks are...

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Manned Systems

Electrification’s Impact on Commercial-Vehicle Chassis Design

Electrification in the commercial and off-highway truck sectors is ramping up at an increasingly rapid pace. This fundamental change in propulsion will be one of the most...

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Transportation

Sensors Step Out While Startups Stutter

The Michigan Science Center in downtown Detroit was an appropriate venue for the recent 2022 AutoSens conference and exhibition.

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The Navigator
Unmanned Systems

We Finally Have Some Data on ADAS!

For too long, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration took a laissez-faire approach to advanced driver-assistance systems and automated-driving systems.

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Supplier Eye
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Inflation Ignites Another Supplier Squeeze

For more than 100 years, OEMs and suppliers have partnered to build components, engineer and integrate systems, offer servicest, and even manufacture complete vehicles.

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Transportation

The Indy Autonomous Challenge

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) is a technical competition involving 9 teams from 21 universities competing for a $1-million grand prize to develop software and systems capable of controlling fully autonomous race cars at speed. SAE Media Group editor Bruce A. Bennett sat down with Paul Mitchell, CEO of Energy Systems Network and the driving force behind the IAC, to learn more about the project.

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Energy

Manufacturing Advances in Solid-State Batteries

Battery engineers targeting electric vehicles (EVs) continue to research designs with solid-state electrolyte because of the alluring twin promises of significantly higher energy...

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Energy

Leading the Charge: Fast 40

From multinational battery developers to commercial-vehicle components manufacturers merging new-age motors with established power-transfer technologies, Battery & Electrification Technology's Fast 40...

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Transportation

The Rechargeable Renaissance

After years of lukewarm reception and limited funding, it looks as if the battery electric vehicle (BEV) market is finally going full throttle. According to a recent Forbes article, Schmidt Automotive...

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Transportation

Developing a Better Way to Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries

Decarbonizing transportation is key for meeting U.S. greenhouse gas reduction targets because moving people and goods is the largest direct source of climate-altering emissions....

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Power

Ultracapacitor Solutions to Address Energy-Storage Needs of Vehicles

As the electrification of automobiles continues to accelerate, the need for a safe, reliable, high-power energy-storage technology is greater than ever....

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Unmanned Systems

AV Powers Bring May Flowers

May Mobility is the professional boxer of the autonomous-vehicle tech space. It hit the ring in 2017 as an ambitious welterweight, full of capability, veteran AV leadership and a hint of swagger.

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Unmanned Systems

Navigating Deep Learning to Improve ADAS

The sensory information – massive amounts of data – is used to navigate, avoid obstacles, and read road markers necessary for safe driving.

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