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Ford Engineered the 2022 Bronco to Give Jeep the Willies

Ford engineers refused to utter a single bad word about Jeep Wrangler during the course of the week-long 2022 Bronco media drive event in Austin, Texas. In fact, some among that...

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Aerospace

Model-Based Analysis of E-Motor Designs

In the auto industry’s shift toward electric vehicles (EV), permanent magnet motors (PMMs) are increasingly serving a variety of roles, including the vehicle’s traction motor and various...

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Propulsion

Suppliers Face the Electrified Future

Suppliers face critical decisions on a daily basis. Crises come and go. Dealing with erratic production schedules driven by semiconductor supply shortages and coping with rising prices for strategic...

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Propulsion

After a 30-Year Hiatus, Jeep Remakes the Wagoneer

You won’t have a hard time distinguishing the all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer from the old one. Automotive design and engineering have moved on dramatically in 30 years, even if the...

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Propulsion

Optimizing Hybrids for Cost and Efficiency

The electrification of the powertrain is a prerequisite to meet future fuel consumption limits, while the internal combustion engine (ICE) will remain a key element of most...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Aptiv’s Satellite Route to ‘Democratizing’ Autonomous Tech

Despite the myriad challenges the world faced in 2020, it was a "great year of growth” for Aptiv, the technology company formerly known as Delphi Automotive, according...

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Design

Dana’s Twin-Clutch Axle Boosts Bronco Sport’s Off-Road Cred

Bandwidth is the Holy Grail of global vehicle development. Its measure of success includes the ability to derive genuinely diverse products and even entire brands from a...

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Answering the Fuel-cell Compressor Question

What’s the optimum way to feed air to a hydrogen fuel cell? Since industry interest in fuel-cell (FC) propulsion for ground vehicles was kindled in the 1990s, development engineers have...

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Motion Control

Tula DMD Aims for More-Efficient E-Machines

The race is on among OEMs and suppliers to optimize the efficiency, performance and cost of electric-vehicle (EV) propulsion systems. Electric machines have moved to the front of the...

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Electronics & Computers

Supercharging the Fuel Cell

Management of air has long been a salient aspect of vehicle design. It’s also vital for the operation of hydrogen fuel cells (HFC) as those propulsion systems continue to gain favor for commercial-vehicle...

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Manned Systems

Cummins, Tula Test ‘Dynamic’ Cylinder Deactivation for Diesels

Tula Technology has supplied the control software for “dynamic” cylinder deactivation in gasoline engines since 2018, launching in General Motors’ 5.3- and 6.2-L...

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Materials

New Ampere EV Motor Aims for Power, Torque Benchmarks

Consider an EV traction motor rated at 220 kW and weighing 10 kg (22 lb). Is it too good to be true? “We’ll find out within nine months when we build it,” said Ian Foley,...

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Propulsion

What We’re Driving: 2020 Acura RDX

Acura’s RDX midsize crossover has established itself as an industry benchmark in body engineering, vehicle dynamics, cabin design and related metrics. All this basic goodness has helped this 2-row...

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Propulsion

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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Propulsion

Electrifying GM

General Motors’ long, convoluted journey toward vehicle electrification has finally arrived at an earlier-than-expected destination: total commitment to a battery-electric future. GM is officially “all in” on BEVs...

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Propulsion

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

More sting for the STINGRAY

Instead of heaving decades of small-block V8 expertise out the window, GM Propulsion engineers led by chief engineer Jordan Lee leveraged past success to create a new-for-2020 V8.

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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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Mechanical & Fluid 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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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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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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Propulsion

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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Automotive

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Manned Systems

NASA Highlights Material and Coating Technology Ready for Commercial Applications

Innovations in materials and coatings have enabled countless NASA missions since the agency’s inception. The research that goes into developing these...

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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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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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