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CASTING AROUND FOR lightweight solutions

Automotive Engineering: October 2019

Stuart Birch
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP10_02
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

The United Kingdom's Grainger & Worrall is introducing and perfecting “new and imaginative” casting-technologies.

“Get more [efficiency] from less [weight, time, cost],” is a mantra that will be chanted sotto voce by many an automotive designer and engineer facing the latest list of a new vehicle's “requirements.”

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The new gas tank: Constellium readies its first OEM EV battery tray

Automotive Engineering: October 2019

Paul Seredynski
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP10_04
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

Global Tier-1 aluminum specialist Constellium's first OEM EV battery enclosure is a far cry, engineering-wise, from the century-old fuel tank.

The “gas tank” is about to get a lot more sophisticated. Electric vehicle (EV) battery trays are highly-engineered components that barely existed a few years ago but play a wide role in an EV's safety, rigidity and weight - and therefore efficiency. They also need to be watertight. The enclosures typically reside within an EV's wheelbase and often serve double duty as the vehicle's underbelly, housing the complement of batteries, control and monitoring electronics along with cooling and high-voltage circuits.

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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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SUPPLIER EYE

Automotive Engineering: October 2019

  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP10_06
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

Fourth quarter 2019 has arrived, and with it comes a fast-growing anxiety among suppliers. Many of them tell me they can't recall a period when they've faced so many critical decisions that will impact their competitiveness, profitability and strategic direction in the 2020s.

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Cutting weight seen as less vital for automated and shared vehicles

Automotive Engineering: October 2019

Paul Weissler
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP10_10
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

After long demonstrating lightweighting with steel for contemporary passenger vehicles, the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) is slightly changing the tune for a future of Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared (ACES) vehicles.

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Roush opens Advanced Durability Lab

Automotive Engineering: October 2019

Kami Buchholz
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP10_12
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

The auto industry's steady march toward electrified and automated vehicles has many suppliers affixed to the digital-testing environment rather than using traditional hardware validation.

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New-generation Nissan Versa breaks for higher ground

Automotive Engineering: October 2019

Kami Buchholz
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  • 19AUTP10_14
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

Subcompact cars hardly are spotlight-grabbers at the moment, but Nissan's nonetheless delivered up an all-new 2020 Versa that notches higher fuel economy, quicker acceleration, tighter S-curve poise and a quieter cabin compared to the outgoing Versa.

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Q&A

Automotive Engineering: October 2019

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  • 19AUTP10_16
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

Swamy Kotagiri is Magna's chief technology officer and head of the company's Power & Vision segment. Automotive Engineering contributor Sebastian Blanco spoke with him at the 2019 opening of Magna Electronics' new manufacturing facility near Holly, Michigan. There, the company will be consolidating production lines to make and fully test around 12 million automotive-grade cameras a year. Some highlights of our conversation:

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CONTI SUITS UP

Automotive Engineering: October 2019

Lindsay Brooke
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  • 19AUTP10_01
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

A team of young innovators aims to transform a critical piece of safety equipment - and create new business - through collaboration.

Few colors shock the human brain into attention more than high-visibility Yellow. “Hi-viz” as it's known in the safety-apparel industry, is an on-the-job requirement for first responders, road workers, tow-truck drivers, linesmen, loggers, couriers, coast guard deck crews - any all-weather vocation for which being seen in low-visibility situations can make the difference between life and death. Included are overnight package-delivery drivers who must sprint across busy city streets - at night, in the fog and rain - to deliver the goods.

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Optimizing NVH for EVs

Automotive Engineering: October 2019

Lindsay Brooke
  • Magazine Article
  • 19AUTP10_03
Published 2019-10-01 by SAE International in United States

Unique acoustic and harmonic challenges require an integrated approach to simulation and analysis. An expert at Adaptive Corp. explains.

Despite global sales market share stuck at single-digit levels, electric vehicles (EVs) are steadily filling the development pipelines at major OEMs. And as engineers are acutely aware, EVs bring a paradigm shift in the noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) arena. Their harmonic spectra are dramatically different than those of even the smoothest, most refined combustion-engine vehicles and hybrids.

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