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Society of Women Engineers Awards More Than $3M to Date

September 23, 2014 1:18 pm | by Society of Women Engineers | News | Comments

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to encourage more women to pursue rewarding careers in engineering through a host of scholarship opportunities. With a single application, traditional and returning engineering students can make ...

Safely on the Road in Electric Cars

September 23, 2014 10:38 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

Efficient, subcompact vehicles with electric drives provide an excellent opportunity to push...

Polaris Announces Grand Opening of Manufacturing Facility

September 23, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Polaris Industries has announced the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Opole,...

License Plate Scanner Networks Capture Movements

September 23, 2014 10:04 am | by Tami Abdollah & Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | News | Comments

A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police...

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Rexroth's GoTo Products App Version 4.0 Supports Customers Throughout North America

September 22, 2014 10:34 am | by Bosch Rexroth | News | Comments

Bosch Rexroth has just released version 4.0 of its popular GoTo Products app, a convenient mobile app for customers of Rexroth’s GoTo Focused Delivery Program. The latest version, available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, now offers ...

'Chrysler Should Recall Them All,' Says Safety Advocate

September 22, 2014 10:12 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall. But a safety advocate says the recall doesn't cover enough models, contending the same ...

GM Recalls 221,558 Sedans for Fire Risk

September 20, 2014 6:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they're not needed, increasing the risk of a fire. The recall involves Cadillacs from the ...   

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3U VPX 2 Slot Enclosure with INTEL I7

September 19, 2014 11:28 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Combined with PCI Systems’ IGUANA OpenVPX 3U switch module or Juniper Networks LN-1000 rugged router, the HAWK is a very small but fully ruggedized networking platform. Combined with the 3U VPX Intel I7 CPU module it can be ...

The History of the Electric Car

September 19, 2014 10:55 am | by Rebecca Matulka, energy.gov | News | Comments

Not an invention of modern times, the electric car has a long and storied history. Travel back in time as we explore the history of the electric car. Introduced more than 100 years ago, electric cars are seeing a rise in popularity today for ...

Component Reliability in the Automotive Industry

September 19, 2014 10:22 am | by Ed Nakauchi, Technical Consultant, Orbel Corporation | News | Comments

Today’s cars are incorporating more and more electronics into vehicles, from engine control units to anti-collision controls to driver information to entertainment systems that enhance the overall driving experience with Bluetooth ...  

AutomationDirect Expands AC Motor Line

September 19, 2014 10:03 am | by PD&D Staff | Automationdirect | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect has expanded its Marathon AC motor line to include lower-cost, high-performance 0.5 to 5 HP Marathon Max+ series AC motors with integrated encoder. The 230/460 VAC Max+ inverter-duty motors are designed to ...

Hexagon Metrology Debuts TESA Wireless Inductive Probes

September 19, 2014 9:54 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hexagon Metrology has announced their new line of Brown & Sharpe/TESA wireless inductive probes with technical features that are unique to the metrology marketplace. The new inductive probes introduce wireless bidirectional ...   

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Japanese Automakers Compete With Google for Autonomous Car

September 19, 2014 9:14 am | by Japan Economic Newswire | News | Comments

Competition is heating up among Japanese and U.S. manufacturers to invent and refine autonomous car technologies that reduce the human driver's role in controlling the vehicle with the steering wheel and the brake ...     

GM to Introduce New, High-End Cadillac Next Year

September 19, 2014 7:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors will begin building a new, top-end Cadillac sedan late next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The auto maker said Friday that the rear-wheel drive car will make its debut in the first half of 2015, and that it will reveal ...

Engineering Newswire 108: The World's 'First' 3D-Printed Car

September 18, 2014 11:02 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re designing the office of the future, bounding untethered in the great outdoors, and 3D printing the worlds first, or second printed car ...            

What Would Henry Ford Think?

September 18, 2014 10:19 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

General Motors has released a statement about the “Super Cruise,” a new feature to be implemented in Cadillacs within the next two years. According GM CEO Mary Barra this new system would “increase the comfort of an attentive driver on ...

Photos of the Day: A Fully Functional 3D-Printed Car

September 18, 2014 10:15 am | by Local Motors | News | Comments

The Strati was 3D-printed in just 44 hours, in one piece, using direct digital manufacturing. The design for the 3D-printed car was first submitted during the Local Motors 3D-printed Car Design Challenge when over 200 entries were accepted ...

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Crash Testing Car Seats

September 18, 2014 9:34 am | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

Kid car seats are notoriously tricky. They’re a pain to put in, and often don’t seem to fit quite right. The problem isn’t the parent, it’s the lack of coherence between the design of the car and safety seat. Researchers at the ...  

Redesigned 2015 Escalade Remains Breed All its Own

September 18, 2014 9:23 am | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cadillac's flagship Escalade sport utility vehicle keeps its bold, distinctive style and immense proportions after a major redesign for 2015. The luxury, full-size SUV adds more tech features, a more powerful V-8, a quieter interior and ...

Hyundai Motor to Pay $9.6 Billion for Gangnam Land

September 18, 2014 2:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A consortium led by Hyundai Motor Co. has offered 10 trillion won ($9.6 billion) for land in Seoul's tony Gangnam district where it will build a new headquarters. State-owned Korea Electric Power Corp. said Thursday that the consortium outbid ...

Electric Cars Batteries That Easily Switch Out

September 17, 2014 2:31 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Imagine being able to switch out the batteries in electric cars just like you switch out batteries in a photo camera or flashlight. A team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are trying to accomplish just that, in ...

Energy Storage Increased in Promising Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

September 17, 2014 2:05 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

A fevered search for the next great high-energy, rechargeable battery technology is on. Scientists are now reporting they have overcome key obstacles toward making lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries, which have the potential to ...   

The Security Threat Facing Our Cars

September 17, 2014 11:23 am | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

The car of the future will be safer, smarter and offer greater high-tech gadgets, but be warned without improved security the risk of car hacking is real, according to a QUT road safety expert. Professor Andry Rakotonirainy will ...  

Novel Capability Enables First Test of Real Turbine Engine Conditions

September 17, 2014 10:18 am | by DOE/Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Manufactures of turbine engines for airplanes, automobiles and electric generation plants could expedite the development of more durable, energy-efficient turbine blades thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy’s ... 

Water-Based Nuclear Battery Generates Electrical Energy

September 17, 2014 9:55 am | by University of Missouri-Colombia | News | Comments

From cell phones to cars and flashlights, batteries play an important role in everyday life. Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency. Now, for the first time using ...   

A Tech Fix for Texting While Driving

September 17, 2014 9:39 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

By now, almost everybody with a cellphone and a car knows that it's a bad idea to text while you're driving. But people still do it, and some of those people die in text-related car crashes and take innocent victims with them. What if technology ...

House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM Recall

September 16, 2014 4:42 pm | by Joan Lowy & Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged in a report ...

Nissan Sponsers 'National Drive Electric Week'

September 16, 2014 4:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 60,000 U.S. consumers have “kicked gas” and are now driving the all-electric Nissan LEAF. To celebrate National Drive Electric Week, held Sept. 15-21, Nissan is the exclusive automotive sponsor for more than 130 grassroots ...  

Audi Receives First Autonomous Driving Permit

September 16, 2014 4:27 pm | by Audi USA News | News | Comments

Audi will be the first company to receive a newly established autonomous driving permit issued by California. A range of new regulations that govern the testing of automated driving on the state’s roads take effect today ...    

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