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Will pairing the 10R80 with the 3.0-L diesel V6 push a 2WD +Ford Motor Company F-150 over the 30-mpg highway threshold?
Less than 200 feet after leaving my home driveway, the F-150's transmission is already in 3rd gear. A half-block later it has upshifted into 5th. Merging into the main drag on light throttle, the transmission upshifts two gears at a time. The gear changes up and down are so seamless and hushed, I have to ...
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30% faster gear-change response time, a claim made by Tom Sladek, principal engineer at +Honda R&D on the 2018 Odyssey. 
Honda 10spd.JPG. Tom Sladek Honda 10spd.JPG. Torque converter Honda 10spd.JPG. Honda's 2018 Odyssey offers room for eight passengers and its transaxle is packed with 10 forward gears. Developed in-house over a three-year period, the new automatic is the industry's first production 10-speed ...
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Here's how the high cost of batteries is affecting electric car profit.
There isn't a single automaker in the world who believes it can earn profit from electric cars in the short term. The reason is the high cost of batteries that are needed to give the range drivers expect. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Brooke looks at the cost of vehicle electrification.
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This +rFpro simulation software could help all-electric Formula E racers make best use of the battery pack.
15204_25295_ACT.jpg. ChrisHoyle.jpg. Jaguar01-17thepanasonicjaguarracingitypeformulaecar1 (2).jpg. 15204_25297_ACT.jpg. "Range anxiety" is not just affecting electric vehicle drivers on the road—it is also a significant hurdle for Formula E teams on the track. Highly accurate energy consumption ...
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42.5% weight savings made possible with this new ultralight door architecture.
A new ultralight door architecture nets a 42.5% weight savings compared to a current production door—and that's enough to put this lightweight concept in an enviable position. “This lightweight door module has a great opportunity to be commercialized. It's not just high-tech. It's also at the right cost,” ...
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66% of all people have experienced motion car sicknessin non-autonomous vehicles. This +Ansible Motion technology can help overcome motion sickness in both conventional and #autonomous vehicles.
Ansible Motion's Phil Morse (right) with an engineer in the company's driver-in-the-loop (DIL) simulator. Its technology can help overcome motion sickness in both conventional and autonomous vehicles, according to the company. Ansible01-17 Phil Morse right.jpg. Ansible Motion's Phil Morse (right) with ...
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After four decades of development, here's a run down of +Caterpillar Inc.'s approach to #autonomy.
Basic building-block strategies and necessary subsystems for successful autonomous or semiautonomous solution implementation are presented.
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Automated driving reality check from CEO of +TOYOTA Research Institute, “It’s very likely we’ll get to Level 4 within the decade.” #CES2017
Toyota_Concept_i_16_A2C77497CE6DC48F7520D5662213839B81308AB8.jpg. Toyota_Concept_i_05_03C728FB0474F5795D5A54A940A5AFCFFC002EC1.jpg. CES2017_Toyota_Display_1_3F3028DF3981776E13DEED81E58570DFC39EE4D7.jpg. When Gill Pratt, the CEO of Toyota Research ...
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Is the future of farming autonomous? Based on CNH’s concept tractors, farm equipment will use Big Data, like real-time weather satellite information, to automatically make best use of ideal conditions.

In the future, CNH's concept tractors will use Big Data such as real-time weather satellite information to automatically make best use of ideal conditions. The New Holland T8 NHDrive autonomous concept tractor with the 2085 air disc drill is pictured. Case IH Magnum Autonomous Concept Tractor.jpg.
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Could +Volkswagen USA's 21st century Microbus contribute to the company's 2025 goal of selling one million EVs annually?
id_buzz_concept_6743.jpg. It's a VW Microbus for future generations, an electric van capable of fully autonomous driving. But at this point, it's only a concept. “We want to re-ignite America's love for Volkswagen. And we are fully committed to the future of mobility—smart, sustainable, affordable—that is ...
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Select a mode: driving, family, meeting, lounge. #NAIAS 
The driver's experience of being in a vehicle—but not driving—means opportunities for working or relaxing as envisioned in a vehicle cabin concept from the world's largest supplier of automotive interiors. It was a two-year development process for the Experience in Motion concept demonstrator 2017 ...
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GKN’s new electric drive module integrates a water-cooled electric motor and inverter with a single-speed eAxle reduction gearbox for improved system efficiency and increased packaging and assembly options.

GKN Driveline's (Auburn Hills, MI) complete electric-drive system for plug-in hybrid vehicles will help automakers more easily incorporate eDrive systems into their vehicle lines and eliminates the integration of individual components from multiple suppliers. Tighter integration of electric drivelines ...
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