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Editor's Picks

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

Troubles at lidar company Quanergy point to difficulties in a highly-hyped industry.
Bloomberg | 2018-08-13
Cutting costs, improving logistics chains, and making drivers’ lives easier: with technology to automate, connect and electrify commercial vehicles, Bosch is aiming to improve efficiency and safety in logistics. At the 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover, the company is presenting its innovations for tomorrow’s freight traffic at booth A01 in hall 16.
AM News | 2018-08-03
While autonomous and electric vehicles garner headlines, automakers are still making a concerted effort to refine the internal combustion engine, according to attendees at the University of Michigan conference on “Powertrain Strategies for the 21st Century.”

“The internal combustion engine will be around for a long time,” said Bruce Belzowski, managing director of the Automotive Futures at the University of Michigan and the organizer of the conference. At the same time automakers are facing tough new regulations on efficiency and emissions, he said. “It’s a global demand,” he said.
The Detroit Bureau | 2018-08-02
Even though the Taycan, Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle formerly known as the Mission E, is still a year away from production, the German automaker has been sharing a lot of information ahead of the launch.
Electrek | 2018-07-31
Leading German automotive parts manufacturer and supplier Continental is carrying out a restructuring exercise as part of which it will make its powertrain business a separate legal entity.
Tires and Parts | 2018-07-30