Drive System Design presents design methodology for accommodating future uncertainty in EV powertrain design: ePOP

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UK-based automotive engineering specialist Drive System Design (DSD) will present a system-level approach for EV powertrain design in a paper at the 17 th CTI China Symposium in Shanghai from 23-25 September.

2019 91

Researchers design nanoparticles for cost-effective hydrogen production process

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Researchers at the U of A have designed nanoparticles that act as catalysts, making the process of water electrolysis more efficient.

2019 144

Robert Allan and MTU partner to develop first LNG-fueled shallow-draft pushboat design

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and MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH have developed the first LNG-fueled shallow-draft pushboat design: the RApide 2800-G pushboat. This challenging project is a preliminary design which utilized the proven shallow draft RApide 2800-Z2 pushboat that currently operates on the Amazon River system.

2019 107

Yamaha Sports Ride: Carbon-Fiber Structure From Designer Gordon Murray

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When it comes to car design, Gordon Murray has had a highly varied career. He designed the McLaren F1 supercar, as well as the lightweight Rocket single-seat sports car and numerous race cars. Throughout his career, Murray has always emphasized lightweight construction in his designs, and his latest work is no different. Tokyo Motor Show Carbon Fiber Gordon Murray Gordon Murray Design Yamaha

Mathematically-designed graphene has improved electrocatalytic activity for hydrogen production

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They designed a mathematically-predicted graphene electrocatalyst, and confirmed its performance using high resolution electrochemical microscopy and computational modelling. An international research group has improved graphene’s ability to catalyze the hydrogen evolution reaction, which releases hydrogen as a result of passing an electronic current through water.

2019 97

Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL produce bulk carrier design to meet IMO 2030 environmental targets; -50% EEDI; LNG, solar, storage, sail

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At the recent Nor-Shipping exhibition held in Norway, the project partners announced a next-generation 62,000 dwt Ultramax Bulk Carrier design that is optimized according to actual operating profiles, and that will meet coming emissions legislation.

2019 129

Novelis creates first aluminum sheet battery enclosure solution; flat-rolled, cost-effective design

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Available globally, this design for next-generation automobiles provides a more sustainable mobility solution in battery electric vehicles, a market that is expected to more than triple globally by 2025. Novelis Inc.

2019 107

UK Consortium in £8M project to design EV powertrain for global market

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GKN Automotive, Drive System Design and the University of Nottingham are collaborating on an £8-million (US$10 million) project to design and develop a world-leading electric vehicle powertrain for the global market.

2019 102

GM using Autodesk generative design software for lightweighting work

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GM is using new generative design software technology from Autodesk to support its vehicle lightweighting efforts. Generative design mimics nature’s evolutionary approach to design. GM is utilizing the innovative technology on future product designs.

2018 97

Wärtsilä introducing portfolio of hybrid tug designs

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The technology group Wärtsilä is introducing a new portfolio of tug designs, to be known as the Wärtsilä HYTug series, with the emphasis on environmental sustainability. Notably, the enhanced efficiency enables the total installed main engine power to be less than with conventional designs.

2017 78

NVIDIA introduces Xavier AI supercomputer designed for autonomous driving

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At the inaugural GPU Technology Conference Europe, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled Xavier, an all-new AI supercomputer designed for use in self-driving cars.

2016 135

Nissan teases aerodynamic design of new LEAF

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In its ongoing series of teasers leading up to the reveal of the new LEAF EV in September, Nissan has released a rendering of the car’s improved aerodynamic design. The new design improves efficiency, and thus range on a single charge.

2017 78

Volkswagen tests AI-informed design process to cut weight—and flaunt it

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Electric vehicle makers face a weight dilemma. Shoppers want more range, and each extra kilowatt-hour of lithium-ion battery-pack capacity adds as much weight as carrying 2 or 3 gallons of extra gasoline around all the time.

2019 95

ESA completes further design validation of Reaction Engine’s air-breathing SABRE rocket engine

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UK-based Reaction Engines has received further endorsement of its SABRE (Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine) design ( earlier post ) via its collaboration with ESA and the UK Space Agency (UKSA).

2019 101

Volvo Technology Award for wave piston design

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The Volvo Group’s new truck engines are more fuel efficient as a result of their new piston design which adds waves to the piston crown to improve the use of oxygen. The new wave design has now been patented.

2017 78

Hyundai EV concept for Frankfurt show to highlight new design language

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Hyundai will show a concept car “envisioning its future EV design direction” at next month’s Frankfurt auto show.

2019 61

GE Aviation completes initial design of supersonic engine for Aerion AS2

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GE Aviation has completed the initial design of the first supersonic engine purpose-built for business jets. It is designed to enable efficient supersonic flight over water and efficient subsonic flight over land, without requiring modifications to existing compliance regulations.

2018 107

Ian Callum: The greatest car designer for a generation?

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How many car designers can you name? Perhaps Chris Bangle for his controversial mark on BMW or Marcello Gandini if you’re a fan of Lamborghini

2019 66

Volkswagen set for massive overhaul with new design and logo

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The upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show will be a big one for Volkswagen

2019 62

Alstom and Eversholt Rail unveil a new hydrogen train design for the UK

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Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of a new hydrogen train for the UK market. Alstom and Eversholt Rail also confirmed that their initial, comprehensive engineering study is now complete, and the train design concept finalized.

2019 102

Hyundai 45 EV concept for Frankfurt show to highlight new design language

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Hyundai announced last week that it will show a concept car “envisioning its future EV design direction” at next month’s Frankfurt auto show.

2019 56

Volkswagen introduces near-series design study of the MEB-based flexible quick charging station at Geneva

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The Volkswagen Group Components brand will be showcasing the near-series design study of its flexible quick charging station at the Geneva Motor Show. The charging station is based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) and is designed to use its cell modules.

2019 91

“WaterBone” design wins grand prize in ARPA-E LITECAR Challenge

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The winning design: “WaterBone”. 254 conceptual designs were submitted. The envelope’s material is a polymer composite, which provides desirable characteristics of a monocoque design. The monocoque-spaceframe design is built using additive manufacturing (3D printing) technology.

2015 121

EU-Live project unveils electrified 3-wheeler; designed by Groupe PSA

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Groupe PSA was involved as the only automaker in the project, and as a result has expanded its design expertise beyond the automotive industry.

2017 85

Robert Allan Ltd. designs new battery-electric pilot boat

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The entire design is eligible for Class approval such a Lloyd’s, ABS, or Bureau Veritas. Vancouver, Canada-based naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd. has developed a new all-electric pilot boat aimed at service applications in which the run to the ship is 5 nautical miles or less.

2018 78

Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop preliminary design study

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Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk released the preliminary design study for what he call “The Hyperloop”—a new high-speed electric transportation system targeted for the the specific case of high-traffic city pairs (e.g.,

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All-electric Jaguar XJ flagship due in 2021, with unconventional design

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Jaguar teased an all-electric XJ sedan at the Frankfurt auto show Tuesday, confirming reports that the company's flagship four-door will take the fight to Tesla in 2021. This announcement confirms electrification for Jaguar's large sedan, which Jaguar has been teasing for quite some time. It still remains unclear, however, whether the XJ will be. Frankfurt Future Cars

2019 49

Pininfarina's Italian design may be good Karma for plug-in carmaker

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Fisker, the luxury plug-in hybrid car company that went bankrupt in 2013, was founded by a car designer. Henrik Fisker, the brand's namesake was a designer at BMW before forming his own company. Now that venture, renamed Karma after is primary product, following the company's revival at the hands of Chinese investors, has hired a new design firm.

2019 70

Infiniti QX Inspiration concept sets design direction for brand’s electric future

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With entirely new proportions allowed by electric powertrains, a cleaner, simplified exterior design direction, and a warm, lounge-like interior, the. The future of Infiniti is electric. And today at the Detroit auto show the brand previewed the direction of a future electric Infiniti SUV—and the brand—with the QX Inspiration concept.

2019 79

Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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A coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels, and invest proceeds from the program into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure.

2018 89

Kia EV concept showcases brand’s future, more electrified design direction

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With its "Imagine by Kia" concept car revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show, Kia aims to show that electric cars don’t have to look boring—that, actually, they can look exciting and emotional. The concept is, as Kia puts it, “a visual embodiment of Kia’s desire to move forward in the exciting world of

2019 87

Sandia-led team designs feasible hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel; implications for large hydrogen-fueled vessels

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The Zero-V project evolved from earlier Sandia work on the SF-BREEZE, a hydrogen-powered passenger ferry designed to operate in the San Francisco Bay. Ensuring the ferry could achieve that speed meant adopting a 100-foot, slightly longer than usual catamaran design.

2018 130

Aluminum Association introduces first material designation system for 3D printing; “Purple Sheets”

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The “purple sheets” will provide clear chemical designations for aluminum powder used in 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. The purple sheets are the newest addition to the Aluminum Association’s long-running “rainbow sheet” series, which provides alloy designations and chemical composition limits for various types of aluminum. The association’s designation system was officially recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1970.

2019 70

Wärtsilä designing first hybrid propulsion system for fish farming ship

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Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver the ship design for a new processing and transportation vessel to be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain on behalf of Hav Line AS of Norway.

2017 78

British designers create new electric sports car

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has been created as a result of a partnership between British car designers Gordon Murray Design and Japanese chemistry group Toray Industries. The two-seater sports car has been designed to use the Toray carbon fibre component system meaning it has a low weight of 850kg (including [.]. Electric cars Latest news British designed electric sports car electric vehicles Gordon Murray DesignA new prototype electric sports car called Teewave AR.1

Argonne team identifies optimized engine designs for a given fuel

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have pinpointed optimized engine designs for a given fuel.

2017 78

Tesla solar rentals, more VW ID concepts, Hyundai EV design: Today's Car News

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Hyundai plans a new design language to identify its EVs. Tesla plans to rent solar panels. Volkswagen is sizing up some EV-adoption barriers, and a new piece of the ID electric-car lineup is coming to this fall's Los Angeles Auto Show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. As its works to expand the solar business it bought with Solar City. Today in Car News

2019 47

ORNL VIBE open-architecture framework for improved EV battery design

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VIBE provides an open architecture framework for pre-experimental design simulation as part of the CAEBAT program. We want to be able to have an idea implemented in a model, see the efficacy of it and then help guide how companies design battery cells using that concept.

2015 112

Millbrook designated RDE testing provider for type approval

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In the UK, Millbrook Group, the leading independent vehicle testing and validation services provider, is designated to provide real driving emissions (RDE) testing on behalf of Dutch approval authority, RDW.

2017 78

BMW i3 Tear-Down Videos Show Electric Car's Radical Design

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Back in January, engineering firm Munro & Associates orchestrated a "tear-down" of a BMW i3 electric car at its facility near Detroit. The company--which specializes in disassembling new cars, analyzing them, and selling the information to competitors--even posted a video of the process.

2015 114

British engineering firm brings lightweight race car design to production cars

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British race car design company Gordon Murray Design showed off its new lightweight race car body last week at the Low Carbon Vehicle Show in England. The company calls its body-in-white—an industry term for a car body with no components attached—iStream, and it says it's the result of a new process it patented to make lightweight. weight reduction

2018 71

Volvo Cars debuts its first 3-cylinder engine in new XC40 compact SUV; designed for PHEV applications

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The new three-cylinder powertrain has been deliberately designed for integration into Twin Engine plug-in hybrid cars. This compact engine design provides the flexibility we need as we introduce more powertrain options for XC40 customers.

2018 95

NASA electric research plane designated the X-57, nickname: “Maxwell”; SCEPTOR

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NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.” The X-57 features 14 electric motors turning propellers, all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing.

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