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What We’re Driving: 2020 Lincoln Aviator Reserve

For my experience of Lincoln – and I’m not particularly young – I haven’t been able to understand the “sell” of the brand. Low sales numbers and decades of declining...

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Motion Control

Inside Tremec’s Corvette Dual-Clutch Transmission

Explaining Corvette’s move to one transmission for all buyers, global chief engineer Tadge Juechter notes, “Our customers began requesting a dual-clutch automatic transmission...

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Energy

Mahle and Partners Develop Super-Efficient Engine for Stationary Power

Mahle Powertrain, with partners Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Kohler Co., Louthan Engineering and Intellichoice Energy, has developed a prototype single-cylinder...

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Manned Systems

Bollinger Motors Reveals Second-Gen Class-3 EV Prototypes

Bollinger Motors recently unveiled its second-generation Class-3 EV prototypes. The start-up, based in Ferndale, Michigan, revealed the latest beta of its B1 SUV and B2 truck...

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Manned Systems

GKN Spreads Premium Propshaft Tech to Quiet Pickup Cabins

It may seem a long way in engineering and NVH terms from premium European cars such as Audi’s A5 and A7 to light duty trucks, but GKN Automotive has bridged that gap with its...

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Energy

Mahle’s Pre-Chamber MJI Technology Is Sparking Ignition Advances

Any technology transfer between the racetrack and the road is usually a one-way street, with motor racing leading and humble production machinery way back on the...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Mercedes-AMG Extracts World-Record Power from New Four-Cylinder Engine

Mercedes-Benz engineers delight in setting new technology records—because they can then start a new program to break them. At Mercedes-AMG—the out-and-out...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Extending the ICE Age: Hyundai Optimizing Engines and Fuels

As part of the cover story on the future of vehicle propulsion in the July/August 2019 edition of Automotive Engineering magazine, this article is one of four that examines the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II, 2nd Edition Has Been Expanded to Include New Images and Information

Originally published in 1995 and held in high regard, Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II is Graham White’s...

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Propulsion

Pratt & Whitney Develops Digitally Curated Maintenance Solutions for General Aviation

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation based in East Hartford, Connecticut, has launched a new data-rich mobile application...

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Communications

Wind River and Airbiquity Partner to Update Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Software Through Cloud-Based, Over-The-Air Technology

Wind River Systems, Inc. is partnering with Airbiquity, Inc. to develop a solution to proactively manage the...

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Propulsion

Engine Researchers: 50% Gasoline-Engine Efficiency in Sight

Speaking at the SAE High-Efficiency IC Engine Symposium preceding this week’s WCX19 conference in Detroit, the lead researcher for a long-running, Delphi Technologies-directed...

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Energy

Why JLR Is Giving Its Newest Range Rover Straight-6 Power

The market may have been surprised by Jaguar Land Rover’s decision to offer the latest Range Rover with an I-6 gasoline engine, but it’s been on the company’s development...

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Software

Ford Demos Latest Digital Tools at Flagship Transmission Plant

Ford recently provided media with a look at some of its latest digital manufacturing tools, opening up the floor at one of the world’s largest transmission plants to...

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Powering Back to the Future

Credit Leonardo DaVinci for creating what many historians believe was the first depiction of a self-powered vehicle. It was powered by springs. And in the centuries since then, engineers have found...

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Propulsion

2019 Chevrolet Blazer: Sharply Styled and Right-Sized for the Voracious SUV Market

Leaving its dirt roots in the past, the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is a stylish, on-road-focused 2-row SUV that slots between Chevy’s Equinox and...

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What We’re Driving: 2018 BMW M5

I’d read the early reviews of the new sixth-generation (F90) M5’s towering accelerative abilities, but still was in no way prepared for the reality: the viciousness of this car’s performance...

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BorgWarner’s Dual-Volute Turbocharger Enables First-Ever 4-Cylinder Power for GM Fullsize Pickups

The first four-cylinder gasoline engine ever offered in a full-sized pickup truck brings V6-beating power and torque, with fuel...

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2019 Dodge Challenger: Deceased Demon Seeds Stronger and Wider Muscle-Car Lineup

The 2019 Dodge Challenger lineup sees a savvy refresh that keenly redistributes its muscle-car strengths. With the one-model-year-only Demon passing into...

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Propulsion

GKN Turns the CV Joint Inside-Out

GKN Driveline is developing an innovative driveshaft concept that literally turns inside out the traditional configuration of the constant-velocity joint (CVJ), bringing potential benefits to both...

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All-New, Unibody 2019 Chevy Blazer Aims for Stylish On-Road Capability

Chevrolet took the wraps off its all-new 2019 Blazer in mid-June, as the front-engine, FWD/AWD D-segment midsze SUV is charged with filling a gap in the Chevy lineup,...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Eaton Goes Internal with Its Next-Generation EGR Solution

Eaton’s Internal Exhaust Gas Recirculation (iEGR) solution production-debuts in the 2020MY as a next-generation technology providing near-instantaneous heating of the selective...

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Motion Control

Chevrolet Delivers a Bombshell with First-Ever 4-Cylinder for Fullsize Pickups

The latest act in the carefully-choreographed unveiling of the 2019 Chevy Silverado that goes on sale this fall is the first four-cylinder engine ever offered...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Le Mans 2018: Can Anyone Beat Toyota’s Hybrids?

Arguably the pinnacle of auto racing technology, the World Endurance Championship’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is in a period of transition for 2018-19. The FIA sanctioning body has dubbed...

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Automotive

Nissan Variable-Compression Engine Gets First Shot at Volume with New 2019 Altima

Nissan’s all-new, sixth-generation Altima midsize sedan arrived at its 2018 New York auto show reveal with several innovations, but probably its most...

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Propulsion

Powertrain Analyst: Light-Vehicle Fleet Needs Big Gains to Meet Tightening Emissions Regs

As American drivers increasingly show a preference for light trucks instead of cars, one widely known industry powertrain researcher and analyst...

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Toyota Unveils More New Gasoline ICEs with 40% Thermal Efficiency

Toyota is well-regarded for its advances in electric drive technology with its hybrid-electric Prius models, but the company also continues to make progress with internal...

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Propulsion

All-New 2019 Ram 1500 Launches with a Bed-Load of Innovations

FiatChrysler’s Ram 1500 pickup doesn’t top the fullsize-pickup sales charts (never mind the Detroit Three automakers still insist on obfuscating what to everyone else...

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Cadillac Unveils All-New V8

In the latest signal that automakers aren’t shutting off investment in internal-combustion just yet, General Motors’ Cadillac premium-vehicle brand unwrapped an all-new V8 roughly four years in the making....