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Akasol packs industry-leading energy density into new battery design

SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: December 2019

Bill Visnic
  • Magazine Article
  • 19TOFHP12_08
Published 2019-12-01 by SAE International in United States

Projecting the market for full-electric and hybrid-electric commercial vehicles will continue to expand, Germany-based lithium-ion battery specialist Akasol recently announced production-readiness of a newly-developed battery pack that sets an energy-density benchmark. The company's president also confirmed Akasol will build a manufacturing facility in the Detroit area targeted to begin production in mid-2020.

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Editorial

Autonomous Vehicle Engineering: December 2019

Editorial Director-Bill Visnic
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AVEP11_01
Published 2019-11-01 by SAE International in United States

After digesting some of the fascinating insights from surveys taken of automated-vehicle test riders - most of them first-timers - who participated in SAE International's Demo Days program (see pg. 31), you've got to conclude that the only thing predictable about the new-mobility landscape is its unpredictability.

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STATE OF CHARGE

Automotive Engineering: November/December 2019

Bill Visnic
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP11_01
Published 2019-11-01 by SAE International in United States

With just 16 hours to complete a three-state, 600-plus-mile roundtrip, we judge whether the nation's non-Tesla fast-charging network is a match for the new breed of long-range EVs like Jaguar's inspired 2019 I-Pace.

It's a trip we've done scores of times with barely a thought. From our home near SAE International headquarters in western Pennsylvania to the metro Detroit area is approximately 300 miles (483 km) of highway driving. We often do it in four-and-a-half hours without a stop of any kind, much less for fuel. Some diesels and hybrids, and even a few conventional gasoline vehicles, can knock off the entire roundtrip on a single tankful.

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Battery experts: solid-state EV tech could be five years out

Automotive Engineering: November/December 2019

Bill Visnic
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP11_11
Published 2019-11-01 by SAE International in United States

Solid-state batteries are the “reach” energy-storage technology slated to take electric vehicles (EVs) - and to a lesser extent, other consumer-electronic products - to the next level. And at September's 2019 Battery Show of North America, speaker panels and presentations about solid state certainly were in abundance. Just one problem: experts at the show's Solid State Battery Feasibility roundtable discussion where brutally realistic in agreeing the technology won't meet criteria for mass-production EVs for at least five years.

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You've Lost That Queasy Feeling…

Autonomous Vehicle Engineering: December 2019

Stuart Birch, Bill Visnic
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AVEP11_06
Published 2019-11-01 by SAE International in United States

Transcontinental research aims to understand the complexities of motion sickness to help improve the automated-vehicle experience.

As concerns mount regarding how occupants of automated vehicles (AVs) will react to being detached from the actual driving experience, researchers are trying to better understand how and why humans are affected by motion sickness. Aided by sophisticated tools and measuring apparatus, multinational research efforts are quantifying the causes of motion sickness - while grappling with the intensely individual nature of the problem.

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Familiarity Breeds Respect

Autonomous Vehicle Engineering: December 2019

Bill Visnic
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AVEP11_08
Published 2019-11-01 by SAE International in United States

SAE surveyed participants in its recently concluded AV ride-along program. Their responses reinforce positive perceptions about the automated-driving experience.

If there's one takeaway from SAE International's groundbreaking Demo Days program that took place in various U.S. cities over 18 months, it's that everyday people who've had the opportunity to ride in an automated vehicle (AV) on real roads are the antithesis of Chaucer's familiar phrase, “Familiarity breeds contempt.”

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Chevy reveals 2020 Corvette Stingray convertible, C8.R racer

Automotive Engineering: November/December 2019

Bill Visnic
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP11_14
Published 2019-11-01 by SAE International in United States

Reinforcing the Corvette's long association with astronauts, Chevrolet unveiled the convertible version of its all-new, mid-engine-layout 2020 Corvette Stingray in Cape Canaveral in early October. Executive chief engineer Tadge Juechter, underscoring the car's no-compromises performance and comparatively affordable price, called it a “no-lose proposition” for enthusiasts considering the new Corvette but also desiring a more open-top experience. When it goes into production in the first quarter of 2020, the Corvette Stingray convertible will start at $67,495 - $7,500 more than the 2020 Stingray coupe, which was widely celebrated for its aggressive $59,995 base price.

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Honda ready with new injury-reducing airbag

Automotive Engineering: October 2019

Bill Visnic
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP10_08
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

Starting next year, Honda will begin fitting vehicles with a new, advanced-design passenger-side front airbag that its engineers said is designed to mitigate brain and neck injuries by cradling the head like a baseball in a catcher's mitt. The design is particularly effective, Honda said, for angled impacts or when an occupant is not in optimal position when the crash occurs, reducing rotational acceleration of the head that can traumatize the brain.

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Ford revisits OHV layout, big displacement for new commercial-truck V8

SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: October 2019

Bill Visnic
  • Magazine Article
  • 19TOFHP10_09
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

In a still-heated market for highly profitable heavy-duty pickups and commercial vehicles, Ford doesn't intend to be outdone by General Motors' and FiatChrysler's recently-launched new efforts, announcing the power and torque figures for its all-new 7.3-L gasoline V8 for its 2020 models and reminding that major revisions for 2020 for its Power Stroke diesel V8 also portend to increased power.

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EDITORIAL: Losing the plot of the Engineering story?

Automotive Engineering: October 2019

Editorial Director-Bill Visnic
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP10_05
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

I think we all will agree that passenger vehicles are “technical” consumer products.

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