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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
ARIEL MOORE EXHALED sharply and lifted her arms to the sky. “I have arrived alive!” she said to no one in particular. “I have arrived alive!”

This should not be notable. Moore just took a half-mile ride in a six-seat shuttle, one of several that run in a loop between her office in downtown Detroit and the garage where she parks her car. But on that sunny June day, she and her colleagues at real estate company Bedrock also did something quietly remarkable. They become the first American customers to take a trip on a self-driving shuttle—for a fee.
Wired | 2018-12-04
Powertrain
Following the reveal of a redesigned Corolla Hatchback at the start of the year, Toyota has now followed up with the reveal of a redesigned Corolla sedan.

The covers came off at a private reveal late on Thursday but the general public will be able to get up close with the car later this month at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. The new compact sedan is confirmed to reach showrooms next spring as a 2020 model.
Motor Authority | 2018-11-16
Powertrain
A few months ago, McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt provided some insight on the future lineup at the English carmaker. He told Autocar we could expect the next generation of sportscars to feature hybridpowertrains and some measure of self-driving capability. 
AutoBlog | 2018-07-16
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
Bosch powertrain image
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