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2017-01-1756 | 2017-06-05
Journal Article
This paper presents a systematic approach to interior engine sound design for enhancing sound character of car interior sound effectively. Nowadays an active noise control technology is widely used in vehicle industry. Particularly, an active sound design (ASD) technique using vehicle’s audio sys…
2017-01-2275 | 2017-10-08
Technical Paper
In order to meet increasingly stringent emission regulations and reduce fuel consumption, development of modern powertrain is becoming more complicated, combining many advanced technologies. Gasoline engine downsizing is already established as a proven technology to reduce vehicle fleet CO2 emiss…
2017-01-2307 | 2017-10-08
Technical Paper
Lift-off length is defined as the distance from injector hole to the location where flame stabilized on a high injection pressure direct injection (DI) diesel spray. In this paper we used the high-speed (40 kHz) Schlieren and time-averaged OH chemiluminescence imaging technique to simultaneously …
2017-01-2414 | 2017-10-08
Technical Paper
The new Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) engine, an evolution of the 2.3L 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine from Saab, was designed, built, and tested with close collaboration between BAIC Motor Powertrain Co., Ltd. and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI®). The upgraded engine…
2017-24-0021 | 2017-09-04
Journal Article
One of the key technologies for the improvement of the diesel engine thermal efficiency is the reduction of the engine heat transfer through the thermal insulation of the combustion chamber. This paper presents a numerical investigation on the effects of the combustion chamber insulation on the h…

In The News

Powertrain
First teased in December, the Infiniti QX Inspiration concept is a design study vehicle meant to represent the future of the Japanese automaker's design, specifically with regard to high-performance electric vehicles (EVs). According to Infiniti, electric powertrains' different packaging requirements allow space to be freed up in an EV's interior, making interiors more cavernous and "lounge-like."
The Drive | 2019-01-06
Powertrain
In college, I studied to become an engineer. However, my inability to pass calculus thanks to an abysmal math program in high school made becoming an engineer improbable. And when you’re paying your way through college, the cost of retaking math courses over and over again weighs on you. 
GM Authority | 2018-12-27
Cyber hacks might cost the auto industry $24 billion within five years, according a new study released by Upstream Security, the first and only cloud-based Smart Mobility Cybersecurity provider.

Upstream issued its first comprehensive report studying the impact of more than 170 documented, Smart Mobility, cyber incidents reported between 2010-2018 and projects future trends based on that eight-year history.
Benzinga | 2018-12-27
Powertrain
Cummins acquired Silicon Valley-based Efficient Drivetrains, a designer and manufacturer of hybrid and fully-electric power solutions for commercial markets.
Mining.com | 2018-07-13
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Tesla always had a fairly simple badging scheme for its vehicles since the introduction of the Model S and later on the Model X.
Electrek | 2018-06-29