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Transforming Transportation Manufacturing: Unlocking Growth with Sustainable Energy Solutions

In the U.S., traditional manufacturing processes are being disrupted by various factors, including new technologies, incentives to onshore...

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News
Regulations/Standards

SAE International Announces CEO Termination

SAE International’s Board of Directors today announced the dismissal of Dr. David Schutt from his role as CEO. The decision, reached yesterday and voted on unanimously by the board, follows a formal investigation that revealed behaviors and actions inconsistent with the organization’s code of conduct, culture, and values.

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Technology Report
Information Technology

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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News
Transportation

SAE ITC EVPKI Consortium™ Welcomes New Member Rivian

We’re thrilled to announce that Rivian has joined the Electric Vehicle Public Key Infrastructure Consortium (EVPKI Consortium)

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News
Design

WCX 2024: The ‘What’s Next?’ Rollercoaster Ride Can Be Problematic for Engineers

Uncertainties swirl as the automotive industry transitions to electrified and automated vehicles, and that rollercoaster ride can be very unsettling...

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Articles
Energy

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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Original Equipment
Transportation

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

2024 Lexus GX ready for Off-road Adventure with New Platform, E-KDSS

Once Toyota finally updated the Tundra to its third generation in 2022 after 15 years on the last-generation platform, the next model that would logically contend for...

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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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Q&A
Transportation

Alternative Fuels Overshadowed in EV Era

“I’m a very big believer in alternative fuels,” SAE Fellow Andrea Strzelec, Ph.D., told former SAE Update editor Patrick Ponticel. “I see that in the push towards all things electric, this...

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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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Technical Innovation
Robotics, Automation & Control

Digital Transformation of the Construction Jobsite

There has been talk in recent years of an oncoming digital transformation coming to the construction jobsite. While there are some components of this transformation that have yet to be...

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News
Transportation

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
Transportation

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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Articles
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
Transportation

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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Road Ready
Automotive

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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Technical Innovation
Energy

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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News
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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News
Unmanned Systems

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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Technical Innovation
Energy

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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Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

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
Automotive

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
Automotive

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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Articles
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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