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2017-01-04
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After teasing the media and consumers with a racecar concept at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, for the 2017 CES Faraday Future has launched the real thing.
2016-12-05
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SAE International is working with the joint-venture initiative looking to deploy a high-powered DC fast-charging network for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) covering long-distance travel routes in Europe.
2016-01-06
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At the 2016 CES in Las Vegas, Volkswagen provided a glimpse into its electric future with an all-electric BUDD-e minivan concept. It would be the first model based on a new company "technology matrix" for electric vehicles called MEB, short for Modular Electric Drive Kit.
2015-11-09
Book
Kevin Jost
Development of higher-voltage electrical systems in vehicles has been slowly progressing over the past few decades. However, tightening vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations and increasing demand for onboard electrical power means that higher voltages, in the form of supplemental 48 V subsystems, may soon be nearing production as the most cost-effective way to meet regulations. The displacement of high-wattage loads to more efficient 48 V networks is expected to be the next step in the development of a new generation of mild hybrid vehicles. In addition to improved fuel economy and reduced emissions, 48 V systems could potentially save costs on new electrical features and help better address the emerging needs of future drivers. Challenges to 48 V system implementation remain, leading to discussions by experts from leading car makers and suppliers on the need for an international 48 V standard. Initial steps toward a proposed standard have already been taken.
2015-03-05
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For its new 7-Mode transmission, AVL focused on key requirements for hybrid drivetrains including best-in-class fuel consumption in NEDC charge-sustaining mode and full drivetrain functionality with a depleted battery.
2015-03-05
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The new generation of dual-clutch transmissions, called the xDCT family, is claimed to offer reduced transmission mass, lower complexity/cost, improved fuel consuption, and better launch characteristics for front-drive vehicles.
2015-03-05
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Tightening vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations and increasing demand for onboard electrical power means that higher voltages, in the form of supplemental 48-volt subsystems, may soon be nearing production.
2015-01-14
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The plug-in hybrid concept “is the ambassador of a new design language developed by Volkswagen for the U.S." said Klaus Bischoff, VW Chief Designer. At its Chattanooga plant, VW will produce a version of it in 2016, followed by a long-wheelbase Tiguan in 2017.
2014-05-12
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The limited-edition R8 LMX will be the first production car in the world to come equipped with laser high beams when it debuts this summer, says its maker Audi. The VW brand has been a leader in automotive lighting, with the R8 being the first production car to boast all-LED headlights.
2013-09-04
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The 2013 event promises to be a tour de force of technology as the industry in Europe tries to innovate its way out of recession.
2013-04-29
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Using motors that fit within a pair or all wheels of a vehicle, it is designed to be an integral part of a hybrid powertrain system when paired with a traditional internal-combustion engine, or it could be the only source of traction drive in pure electric vehicles. The plug-and-play nature of the concept can offer a transitional solution for automakers.
2013-04-04
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The MicroHiL is believed to be the first portable hardware-in-the-loop solution developed specifically for testing engine components at the system level.
2013-03-06
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Technology innovations on the Evora 414E include a multimode virtual seven-speed shift with regenerative braking control, torque-vectoring stability control, and novel energy and power management and optimization techniques.
2013-01-25
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The recent trials and tribulations of The Boeing Co. with its 787 Dreamliner—specifically, potential thermal runaway concerns with its lithium-ion batteries—are being closely watched by the automotive engineering community. By most expert accounts, the potential for lithium-ion batteries is great, but it must be remembered that the technology is still in its infancy.
2013-01-25
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GM's Opel brand recently unveiled a new 1.6-L four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that represents the second of GM's three new downsized engine families to be introduced after the recent gasoline 1.6-L SIDI Ecotec.
2013-01-16
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The six-seat hybrid concept unveiled at the 2013 NAIAS in Detroit is meant to test the water for what may be a Volkswagen seven-seat entry into the midsize SUV market in North America. The vehicle, if produced, would slot between the Tiguan and Touareg in VW’s lineup.
2012-09-21
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Autonomous vehicles may be here sooner than anyone thought, according to a new report by KPMG and the Center for Automotive Research, but ABI Research Vice President and Practice Director Dominique Bonte believes that synergies among three connectivity categories will need to be established.
2012-06-22
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Upcoming fuel economy and emissions regulations around the world, notably in the U.S. and Europe, are forcing OEMs to think drastically about vehicle efficiency.
2012-04-25
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The company's Vice President of Business Development provides insight into the electric in-wheel motor system powering the Mercedes-Benz E-Class-based Brabus Hybrid at the SAE 2012 World Congress. Protean's Chairman and CEO Bob Purcell also announced several new global partners that will help the company launch its systems into volume production.
2012-04-25
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The latest tests indicate efficiency gains of 15 to 30% without an increase in costs.
2012-04-19
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The ultra-efficient engine design is based on a four-stroke, spark-ignited (SI), opposed-piston, sleeve-valve architecture using conventional engine manufacturing technology. The architecture, developed in-house in conjunction with FEV, incorporates two old efficiency ideas into one package, improving both in the process.
2012-02-22
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Government EV mandates don't necessarily match with consumer demand, but hybrid enthusiasm among Gen Y consumers might swing future car buying in the electrified direction. Until then the regulatory authorities may need to help persuade a skeptical public.
2012-01-10
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Volkswagen chose the 2012 NAIAS in Detroit to debut a hybrid version of its new Jetta with a 1.4-L TSI four-cylinder engine, a seven-speed DSG transmission, and a 20-kW electric motor.
2011-06-17
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The Michelin Challenge Bibendum, the international forum devoted to sustainable road mobility, officially opened its doors on May 19, setting up shop for four days at Berlin’s former Tempelhof Airport. Executives from Associate Sponsor Royal Dutch Shell predicted that two-thirds of vehicles will still use current engine technologies and conventional liquid fuels in 2050.
2011-03-31
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At the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit, the company will show the 1:4-scale pickup truck designed and developed with an innovative drivetrain called DualX E-Drive. The concept's body-in-white employs several materials and a solar module divided into two parts—the roof module and the mobile solar top.
2011-03-31
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A practical engine configuration has been created, an analysis model developed, patents awarded, and a prototype engine designed (and almost ready to run), according to its creator.
2011-02-09
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In early February officials of the Euro NCAP, the European car-safety assessment organization, announced the five best performing cars of 2010. To be selected as safest cars in their categories, the vehicles had to achieve a high overall score and attain the coveted five-star rating.
2011-01-24
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The migration of consumer interest from basic mobile phones to smartphones is having a dramatic impact on automotive infotainment systems, as many OEMs and their suppliers scramble to develop connectivity solutions to keep up. With many more third-party apps inevitably coming to vehicles, minimizing driver distraction must be a top priority.
2010-12-14
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With the Sesto Elemento concept car, Lamborghini says it is the first vehicle manufacturer to master the complete carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) process across a range of technologies, from 3D design through simulation, validation, production, and testing.
2010-10-19
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Today's automotive and electronics technologies are evolving so rapidly that educators and industry are both challenged to re-educate the technological workforce in the emerging EV arena. During SAE's 2010 Convergence event, the University of Detroit Mercy and Ford Motor Co. outlined a recent certificate program developed to address the industry's vehicle-electrification needs.
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