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NAIAS 2022: Seventh-Generation of Ford Mustang Is Highest Performer Yet

The exterior visuals still emphasize a long hood and a short deck, but the V8-powered 2024 Mustang GT’s mammoth air intakes are a telltale that things have...

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Test & Measurement

Tula’s DMD Promises Gains in EV Efficiency

Nestled in San Jose, California just south of the San Francisco Bay, the small but mighty team at Tula Technologies continues to develop advancements for optimizing the efficiency of ICE and...

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Unmanned Systems

First Electrified Dodge Arrives for 2023 MY

The industry’s red-hot and crowded compact-utility vehicle market gets a newcomer for the 2023 model year with an electrified, top-of-the-line version of the Dodge Hornet. “It’s...

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Unmanned Systems

New 300-Mm Wafer Fab Is Key to Bosch’s Chip Future

A new semiconductor plant is the single largest investment made by Robert Bosch AG in the 122-year-old company’s history. The facility, in Dresden, Germany, is welcome news to...

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Automotive

Lotus Breaks out with New Eletre Electric SUV

Lotus Cars recently revealed its first SUV, which is itself a radical step for the purist British sportscar icon. But the new battery-electric Eletre also breaks ground in being Lotus’s...

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Imaging

Cadillac Lyriq Spearheads GM’s EV Assault

The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq isn’t the first of GM’s new-age EVs to use the company’s all-encompassing Ultium lithium-ion battery “system” and all-new family of traction motors. That...

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Software

Real-Time Processors Key to the Zonal E/E Revolution

OEMs face major challenges with their vehicle architectures as they become more complex and unwieldy. They also want to speed up their innovation cycles while supporting intelligent...

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Energy

Hyundai Engineers a Multi-Modal Electrified Mobility Future

Here’s a Hyundai vehicle that you’re likely not familiar with: It has LED headlamps at the front, a lithium-ion battery to drive its motor, a digital interface and is...

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Unmanned Systems

Volvo Gets 'Gamey' with Info, Driver-Assist Warnings for Future EVs

As vehicles gain more and more technology such as infotainment, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and electrification, there’s a corresponding need for ways...

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Motion Control

Hyundai Puts the N in Performance

Just a decade ago, the idea of Hyundai challenging the industry’s established performance brands would have elicited snickers from many executives and engineers. Hyundai’s best effort in the sports...

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Propulsion

VinFast Continues Assertive Expansion Plan

If the name VinFast seems unfamiliar, that’s no surprise. The Vietnamese automaker has been around for barely half a decade, its first product going on sale in its home market in 2019. But as...

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Connectivity

BMW Engineers for the EV-Transition Reality

When the time comes for the debut of a new generation of a German flagship sedan, it’s best to expect the incremental. Sure, there will be technology stretches and conveniences so impressive...

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Power

Making the Torque-Transfer Transition

A reckoning has arrived at suppliers whose product portfolios, engineering resources, and R&D activities are not aligned with the EV horizon. The challenge of pivoting their focus to...

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Propulsion

Electric Radiant Heat for EV Cabin Comfort

Vehicle OEMs have been steadily increasing the range of their electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV), but the ranges they claim publicly are in ideal thermal conditions. Now comes...

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Manned Systems

Spawning an All-New Gasoline Engine, Stellantis’ Hurricane Is Coming

Although Stellantis has announced its intent to have EVs account for at least 50% of its sales mix by 2030, this week the company’s Head of Propulsion Systems...

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Software

SAE WCX 2022: Internal-Combustion’s Life Extension

Whichever way you “slice” it, the future of the 150-year-old internal combustion engine is moving steadily into the hands of global emissions-policy regulators. New ICE programs...

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Unmanned Systems

SAE WCX 2022: ICE Won’t Melt amid Shift to EVs

The transition to electrified vehicles in OEM portfolios is progressing, but internal combustion engines (ICE) will continue to power millions of new vehicles for a still undetermined...

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Electronics & Computers

GM: Ultium Heat-Pump System Boosts EV Range, Reduces Charge Times

On the same day that General Motors president Mark Reuss confirmed there will be a fully electric version of the company’s Corvette along with a hybrid model, the...

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Airing on the Side of Innovation

Is there a proven formula for creating a top-notch engineering organization and benchmark product from scratch? Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson shared his approach at the company’s Newark, Calif,...

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Regulations/Standards

Keeping Combustion in the Conversation

The signals are everywhere that the days are numbered for internal-combustion engines (ICE) for passenger vehicles. Volkswagen CEO Ralph Brandsteatter told a German magazine in early 2021 that VW...

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SAE WCX 2022: Driveline Flexibility Is Key for Electrification

The electrification of light-vehicle powertrains is now not just probable, it is inevitable. OEMs and suppliers around the world are looking at all possible means to reduce...

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Automotive

Driving Electrified Powertrain Systems Design

The risks that come with electrification leave OEMs and Tier 1s little room for miscalculation in their product planning and development. The costliest mistakes loom largest in the...

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Propulsion

Engine Technology a Decade Later

A securities analyst from New York called me recently, to ask about the future of powertrain. Specifically, she wanted my prediction for a timeframe for the demise of both gasoline and diesel IC engines....

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Energy

GM details Corvette’s new and mighty LT6 V8

If the end of the internal-combustion epoch truly is within sight, General Motors intends to see it out with a bang. It’s latest — who’s to say whether it’s the “last?” —...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Powertrain, Propulsion Lead Tech-Paper Topics at SAE’s WCX 2022

For 2022, advanced powertrain/propulsion-related topics continued to dominate the categories of published SAE technical papers, more than doubling the number of papers in...

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Light-vehicle Horsepower Hits Historic High in 2021

Full-electric propulsion for the U.S.’s light-vehicle market segments is gaining momentum, but developers of the internal-combustion engine aren’t throwing in the towel just yet....

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Manned Systems

Wheel-Hub-Motor Innovations in Flux

The packaging and design of electric motors has, not surprisingly, come under scrutiny in recent years as the pace of vehicle electrification has accelerated. Wheel hub motors, once dismissed as too...

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Power

EV Motor Development Is on the Move

It’s happening – the transition to EVs is undeniably underway. Recent launches such as Ford’s Mustang Mach-E, versatile-body-style EVs from mainstream brands Hyundai and Kia and forthcoming...

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Connectivity

The Bi-Directional Bonus for EVs

Although other automakers have talked about the potential for electric vehicles (EVs) to use their increasingly powerful batteries for purposes beyond propelling the vehicle, it was Ford that brought the...