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Content tagged with Automotive
posted in July 2011
Carbon Composites Achieve Auto Breakthrough
News 
7/29/2011  7 comments
Carbon composites will play a major role in reducing car weight as a result of a new process technology that improves quality and cuts production time by 75 percent.
How Do We Engineer Autos for 54.5 MPG?
Wolfe's Den 
7/29/2011  123 comments
Lighter automotive materials and hybrid engines are two engineering approaches towards meeting the Obama administration's goal of 54.5 mpg CAFE standards for automakers by 2025.
The Case of the Hot Desk
Sherlock Ohms 
7/28/2011  10 comments
Called to a mechanical calculator that was giving off tingle shocks, Sherlock found an unexpected problem.
Datasheets.com Components Search Site Launches
News 
7/28/2011  10 comments
The new electronics parts search website, Datasheets.com, has just launched as a partnership between UBM Electronics and SiliconExpert Technologies.
Design Tool Sector Soars
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/27/2011  6 comments
The product lifecycle management (PLM) and design tool sector has returned to peak growth levels, according to a new CIMdata report.
Salary Survey Says You Make $93,465
Wolfe's Den 
7/26/2011  8 comments
The results of Design News annual salary survey are in and they say design engineers received their first increase in average base salary in two years.
Embedded Multicore Goes Mainstream
Blog 
7/26/2011  4 comments
Multicore designs of four or more processors on a single chip are cheap enough for embedded and industrial applications, but not all multicore processors are appropriate for the task.
Crumbled Plastic Intake Manifold Strands Motorist
Made by Monkeys 
7/25/2011  12 comments
The monkeys came out when Ford engineers were designing the company's 4.6-liter engines.
What's Your Favorite Engineering Movie?
Electronic News & Comment 
7/25/2011  41 comments
Design News looks at the best and worst science and engineering movies.
Chemical Additive Protects Plastics From Rats
News 
7/25/2011  9 comments
An Indian company has developed a proprietary chemical additive that repels rodents and insects from plastic wire and cable at a lower cost than sheathing.
My Chevy Volt Test Drive
Features 
7/22/2011  15 comments
The Chevrolet Volt accelerates better, offers more space, and costs more than you might expect.
Monkeys Designed My Ford E-150 V-6 Motor
Made by Monkeys 
7/21/2011  5 comments
Finally, an honest used car dealership – they were willing to take my monkey-infested van back.
EV Sets Record at Pikes Peak Hill Climb
Captain Hybrid 
7/21/2011  8 comments
Using a powertrain designed by AC Propulsion, an electric placed 21st out of a field of 71 cars at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Local Motors Shifts Crowd-Sourcing Into High Gear
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/21/2011  11 comments
Billing itself as an open-source car company, Local Motors is challenging the traditional automotive design paradigm with a new model that leverages the collective design power of a community to "co-create" limited-run vehicles.
Old Tires & Soy Seed Ford's Gaskets
Engineering Materials 
7/20/2011  7 comments
Ford continues its leadership in development of natural automotive materials with use of recycled tires and soy oil to make seals and engine gaskets.
Mitsubishi Electric Car Could Offer AC Plug-In
News 
7/19/2011  9 comments
Mitsubishi Motors’s forthcoming electric vehicle might incorporate an AC adapter, allowing owners to power electrical devices ranging from rice cookers to microwave ovens.
NHTSA Wants Hybrids & EVs to Be Louder
News 
7/18/2011  24 comments
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to propose regulations that would call on manufacturers of electric cars and hybrids to add special sounds to their vehicles to make them safer for pedestrians.
Terrafugia Transition Inches Closer to Flight
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/18/2011  17 comments
The so-called flying car reached another milestone, having been granted key exemptions by government safety agencies that were critical due to the engineering challenges around a dual-purpose design.
Looking for the Inside Story on Injection Molding?
Engineering Materials 
7/18/2011  3 comments
Plasticstoday.com is holding a virtual event on plastics molding technology September 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.
Hot Off the Presses: Design News July Digital Issue
Wolfe's Den 
7/15/2011  6 comments
Design News's July issue is available in digital form, as an online e-magazine or a downloadable pdf.
In-Mold Assembly Process Boosts Automotive Seal
News 
7/15/2011  10 comments
Officials say there are other quality improvements in the process, which is in production on the new Ford C-Max, in addition to weight and cost savings.
California Should Mandate the Purchase of EVs
Captain Hybrid 
7/14/2011  25 comments
Is it time for California to tell its residents they have to buy electric cars?
Automakers Balk at California ZEV Plan
Captain Hybrid 
7/13/2011  10 comments
A looming California emissions plan and a proposed federal fuel economy standard are combining to create consternation among automakers.
Are You an Interdisciplinary Engineer?
Wolfe's Den 
7/13/2011  9 comments
Are specialist designers on the wane, being replaced by generalists who can work comfortably across the boundaries of hardware, software, and embedded?
Auto Engineers Look to an Ethernet Future
Electronic News & Comment 
7/8/2011  6 comments
Ethernet could see action in automotive applications involving cameras and infotainment.
Ford's Glucose Monitor & the New Infotainment Model
Electronic News & Comment 
7/7/2011  18 comments
Ford's glucose monitoring systems shows how the infotainment engineering model has changed over the past decade.
Micro Parts Aren't Just Tiny -- They're Top Secret
Engineering Materials 
7/7/2011  5 comments
Only a handful of companies are actively producing micro-molded components in the United States, and they aren't your usual suspects.
iNEMI Releases Lead-Free Process Book
Lead-Free Zone 
7/7/2011  2 comments
iNEMI has teamed up with Wiley and IEEE to produce a reference volume that covers a wide swath of information on lead-free solder.




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