2013 SAE World Congress http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/621911/more en CAFE Opens Door to More Potent Turbos http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/cafe-opens-door-more-potent-turbos <div class="field-deck"> 2013 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An EPA executive says today’s turbochargers generally are limited to 261 psi of brake mean effective pressure, but that 348-psi units will be in the market by 2016 and used widely by 2025. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/cafe-opens-door-more-potent-turbos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/cafe-opens-door-more-potent-turbos#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford General Motors Honda Suppliers Politics 2013 SAE World Congress Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy corporate average fuel economy standards Edward Nam Lumped Parameter Ricardo SAE World Congress simulation Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:10:00 +0000 757231 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>EPA&rsquo;s Edward Nam speaks with attendees at Ricardo event.</strong></p> 54.5 MPG Surprisingly Close But Demands Electrification, Experts Say http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/545-mpg-surprisingly-close-demands-electrification-experts-say <div class="field-deck"> 2013 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">David Johnson, CEO of Achates Power, says loopholes in the CAFE regulations water down the seemingly insurmountable minimum. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/545-mpg-surprisingly-close-demands-electrification-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/545-mpg-surprisingly-close-demands-electrification-experts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BorgWarner Bosch Ford General Motors 2013 SAE World Congress Diesel Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Achates Power Andreas Schamel AVL Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Christopher Thomas corporate average fuel economy Daimler David Johnson FEV Guenter Fraidl Hakan Yilmaz Michael Harpster Nissan-Renault Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:43:00 +0000 757151 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Lofty 2025 fuel-economy rules within reach, says David Johnson of Achates Power.</strong></p> Space Could Be New Frontier for Auto Engineers http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/space-could-be-new-frontier-auto-engineers <div class="field-deck"> 2013 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We need to be producing hundreds if not thousands of (space) vehicles per year. And in the world of space, we have no idea of how to do that,” Virgin Galactic’s CEO says. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/space-could-be-new-frontier-auto-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/space-could-be-new-frontier-auto-engineers#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. 2013 SAE World Congress Elon Musk NASA Richard Branson Space X Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:43:00 +0000 756951 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides.</strong></p> Lutz Pans Diesels on Day Chevy Reveals Cruze 46-MPG Rating http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/lutz-pans-diesels-day-chevy-reveals-cruze-46-mpg-rating <div class="field-deck"> 2013 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Cruze diesel, due in the fall at dealerships, marks GM’s first car diesel in some 20 years. The auto maker says it expects consumers will gravitate to diesel technology for more than fuel economy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/lutz-pans-diesels-day-chevy-reveals-cruze-46-mpg-rating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/lutz-pans-diesels-day-chevy-reveals-cruze-46-mpg-rating#comments Public Auto Makers SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet 2013 SAE World Congress Diesel American Automobile Association Bob Lutz Bosch Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel corporate average fuel economy standards Mazda6 Society of Automotive Engineers Volkswagen Jetta TDI Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:51:00 +0000 755931 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Diesel cars make no economic sense, Lutz says.</strong></p> Reporter Notebook: Who Says Engineers Aren’t Funny? http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/reporter-notebook-who-says-engineers-aren-t-funny <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2013 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto writers pass along the buzz at this week’s SAE World Congress being held in Detroit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/reporter-notebook-who-says-engineers-aren-t-funny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/reporter-notebook-who-says-engineers-aren-t-funny#comments Public SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. 2013 SAE World Congress Emissions Fuel Economy Vehicles & Technology SAE World Congress Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:58:00 +0000 755271 at http://wardsauto.com WardsAuto Announces Finalists in Interiors Student-Design Competition http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/wardsauto-announces-finalists-interiors-student-design-competition <div class="field-deck"> 2013 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Young stylists were given the task of creating a roomy, practical family-sedan cabin aimed at first-time buyers in the year 2025. The finalists were selected by top auto industry designers at Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and GM.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/wardsauto-announces-finalists-interiors-student-design-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/wardsauto-announces-finalists-interiors-student-design-competition#comments Public SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers IAC Lear 2013 SAE World Congress Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:30:00 +0000 755151 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Merrill Mathew one of four finalists in <em>WardsAuto</em> Student Design Competition.</strong></p> Auto Makers Take Systems Approach to Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/auto-makers-take-systems-approach-fuel-economy-emissions-reduction <div class="field-deck"> 2013 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Auto makers are studying ways to mitigate losses and improve efficiencies of all vehicle systems, including engines and transmissions, while developing new technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/auto-makers-take-systems-approach-fuel-economy-emissions-reduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/auto-makers-take-systems-approach-fuel-economy-emissions-reduction#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler Ford Nissan 2013 SAE World Congress Aerodynamics Automatic Electric Vehicles Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Turbocharger Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:18:00 +0000 755171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chrysler&rsquo;s Lee: &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve gone through the technologies and made huge investments.&rdquo;</strong></p> Engineers Look for Ways to Cut Energy Waste http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/engineers-look-ways-cut-energy-waste <div class="field-deck"> 2013 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Auto makers have the added task of balancing fuel efficiency with reducing emissions, but both can be compromised as electronic systems become more complicated.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/engineers-look-ways-cut-energy-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/engineers-look-ways-cut-energy-waste#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Chrysler Ford General Motors 2013 SAE World Congress Electronics Product Development Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:59:00 +0000 755161 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Ford&rsquo;s Nizar Trigui says customer demands a challenge for electrical engineers.</strong></p> Better Behavior, Autonomous Driving Cures for Distraction, Experts Say http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/better-behavior-autonomous-driving-cures-distraction-experts-say <div class="field-deck"> 2013 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distracted driving was blamed for more than 3,300 deaths on U.S roadways last year, according to government estimates. Another 387,000 motorists were injured as a result of the phenomenon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/better-behavior-autonomous-driving-cures-distraction-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/better-behavior-autonomous-driving-cures-distraction-experts-say#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Continental Delphi Denso Honda Nissan 2013 SAE World Congress Autonomous Vehicles National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Christian Schumacher distracted driving Jay Joseph Kazuoki Matsugatani Paul Sweatman Robert Yakushi University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:43:00 +0000 755081 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Honda&rsquo;s Joseph: Targeting smartphones may not be wisest use of resources in battle against distracted driving. </strong></p> Developer Protean Says In-Wheel Electric Motors Nearing Production http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/developer-protean-says-wheel-electric-motors-nearing-production <div class="field-deck"> 2013 SAE World Congress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The first applications likely will be in light-commercial vehicles in China, CEO Bob Purcell tells WardsAuto.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/developer-protean-says-wheel-electric-motors-nearing-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sae-world-congress/developer-protean-says-wheel-electric-motors-nearing-production#comments Public Suppliers Asia Pacific SAE World Congress Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. Suppliers 2013 SAE World Congress Electric Vehicles Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:02:00 +0000 754601 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Purcell: Electric drive &ldquo;not nice to do, it is a necessity.&rdquo;</strong></p>