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VinFast Confident VinES Battery-Tech Merger Will Make for Better EVs

In October, Vietnam’s EV newcomer VinFast announced that it would merge with VinES Energy Solutions JSC, the battery-development and -manufacturing arm of its...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Clarios Sees Low-Voltage Electricals as Vital in EV, AV Future

In an increasingly electrified world, there’s still a need for 12-volt batteries and a low-voltage electrical architecture in vehicles. Clarios, which provides the...

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Energy

Volvo’s Ambitious Goal: 50% Zero-Emission Trucks by 2030

Volvo Trucks’ target is to be completely fossil-free by 2040. “If we stop selling products that rely on CO2 by 2040, it means that our running population [of...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Managing the Evolution of the EV Charging Standard

SAE International announced in late June, 2023, that it intended to standardize the Tesla-developed North American Charging Standard (NACS) EV charging connector for North America. SAE...

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Unmanned Systems

Hitachi-Astemo and the Electrified Future

Tim Clark became Hitachi Astemo’s CEO and president of the Americas in April 2023 after seven years as the company’s head of European operations. During a recent SAE Media interview, Clark...

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Connectivity

Defining the Software of ‘Software-Defined’ Vehicles

The phrase “software-defined vehicle” has embedded in the vehicle-development lexicon as the catchall for a new era of digitally driven products. But there is persistent...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Scaling the Solid-State Battery FEST

Start-up battery developer Factorial Energy’s workforce of engineers, chemists and other technology specialists has topped 100 with recent hirings in the Asia-Pacific region. A pilot manufacturing...

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Transportation

Making H2 Fuel Cells Happen

Over a 23-year career Rob Del Core has led more than 20 programs related to zero-emissions vehicles and subsystems, most of them related to developing hydrogen fuel-cell power, at companies including Hyzon...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Kubota Engine High on HVO, Hydrogen and Hybrids

As part of its path to carbon neutrality, Kubota Engine engineers have developed a new 3.8-liter hydrogen engine that was introduced at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. The 4-cylinder...

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Automotive

Making over the World’s Leading Hybrid

Its markedly upgraded power and performance take it to a driving-dynamics place difficult to believe could be achieved.

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Power

Perkins Tackles Decarbonization of Off-Highway Machines

Decarbonization is currently one of the biggest buzzwords in the off-highway sector. OEMs around the globe are now offering and researching solutions for their customers so that...

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Electronics & Computers

Gearing Dana for the EV Future

As Dana Inc. transitions further into electrified systems, it pays to have a Mechatronics engineer leading the company’s technology charge. Giulio Ornella, Dana’s VP of Global Engineering, has been...

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Power

Liebherr Goes All in on Hydrogen Fuel

At the Bauma conference in late October, Liebherr displayed two prototype H2-fueled engines, the H964 and H966, to showcase its hydrogen-engine technology. Each prototype employed a different...

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Power

COMVEC 2022: Electrification Is the Future for Defense Vehicles

The M1 Abrams main battle tank developed for the U.S. Army in the late 1970s remains the best tank in the world, according to Allison Transmission’s VP of Defense...

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Energy

Hyundai’s ‘Edgy’ New Ideas for Safety Testing

In June 2022, Hyundai Motor America broke ground for its Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory (STIL), an industry-unique testing facility dedicated to root-cause crash...

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Power

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Executive Chief Engineer: New EV Her ‘North Star’

At the Cadillac Lyriq’s media drive program in Utah, SAE Media spoke one-on-one with Jamie Brewer, Lyriq executive chief engineer, about developing the...

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Transportation

Allison Advances Commercial-Vehicle Electronic Controls

Allison Transmission continues to invest in and accelerate its electric-vehicle propulsion solutions, but it also remains committed to its conventional product portfolio, which the...

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Power

Bosch Tunes Its Business to Face Mobility’s Challenges

Components and systems that make up the heart of combustion-engine powertrains have long reigned as a major profit center for Bosch, and the company’s commitment to sustaining...

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Automotive

Integrating a Plug-In Hybrid Jeep

At no other time in the auto industry’s history has the role of vehicle integration and synthesis been so important. The growth of electronic content, the melding of mechanical and electrical...

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Automotive

Uhnder Dives Into the Ocean With Digital Radar

As the semi-conductor shortage continues to make headlines, a radar-technology company is readying a first-to-market digital radar chip application.

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Regulations/Standards

Commercial Vehicles Begin Shift to R-1234yf Refrigerant

R-1234yf refrigerants for mobile air-conditioning systems have been widely used in passenger vehicles the past several years, but they are just now gaining traction in medium- and...

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Materials

Establishing Closed-Loop EV Battery Recycling

Last spring, Clarios, the world’s largest automotive battery maker formerly known as Johnson Controls, emerged a winner in the second phase of the Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize...

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Power

Electrons, Combustion, and Bosch

"We expect to reach 5 billion [euros] in a few years. We are well prepared for all the battery-electric vehicles that will be built in the future."

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Unmanned Systems

Sensors Evolve to Satisfy CV Demands

Sensor technology is evolving to satisfy increasingly connected and automated commercial vehicles (CVs). As vehicle management and operation transition from humans to sensors and algorithms, the...

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Electronics & Computers

Thermal Challenges of Electric Commercial Vehicles

Vehicle electrification poses new challenges for thermal management, driving development of new systems and components specific to battery and fuel-cell electric vehicles (EVs). Key...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

VW’s Newest Battery Pack Facility Is Production-Line Adjacent

The Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) is set begin localized production in the United States in early 2022. The MEB-platform, 2-row SUV will share an assembly line with...

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Data Acquisition

Driving DAQ Product Development with the Customer’s Voice

Dewesoft is engineering its data acquisition tools for the new rigors of vehicle electrification and autonomy.

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Transportation

Electrification and the Other “E” – E-Fuels

PACCAR executive Phil Stephenson discussed at SAE COMVEC 2021 the why, how and when of commercial-vehicle electrification, but also put in a plug for e-fuels.

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Unmanned Systems

Labor Cost, OEM Complexities Pressure Suppliers

Fast-food restaurants are paying hourly wages similar to starting rates at automotive assembly plants, and the accelerating shift to electric vehicles (EVs) promises a wholesale...

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