Automotive http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8207/more en Unique Chemistry Blend Ushers in New Generation of Metal Cleaning http://machinedesign.com/metals/unique-chemistry-blend-ushers-new-generation-metal-cleaning <div class="field-byline"> Machine Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An innovative, non-flammable vapor-degreasing fluid cleaner offers an environmentally friendly alternative to hydrocarbon degreasers. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/unique-chemistry-blend-ushers-new-generation-metal-cleaning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/unique-chemistry-blend-ushers-new-generation-metal-cleaning#comments Automotive Medical Metals Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:11:00 +0000 69551 at http://machinedesign.com Ford Reincarnates the GT Supercar http://machinedesign.com/blog/ford-reincarnates-gt-supercar <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Two years ago, the new Ford GT was a sleek and shiny concept car that consumers didn&rsquo;t know would eventually reach production. Here’s a look at what Ford will show us of the new GT.</p></div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/ford-reincarnates-gt-supercar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/ford-reincarnates-gt-supercar#comments Automotive Editorial Comment News A Skeptical Engineer Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:10:00 +0000 69391 at http://machinedesign.com Concept Cars for 2017, Part 2 http://machinedesign.com/automotive/concept-cars-2017-part-2 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Automakers roll out concept vehicles that include coupes, SUVs, and crossover trucks, as well as hybrids and all-electric offerings, revealing what they might be selling over the next decade.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/concept-cars-2017-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/concept-cars-2017-part-2#comments Automotive News Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:38:00 +0000 69171 at http://machinedesign.com Concept Cars for 2017, Part 1 http://machinedesign.com/automotive/concept-cars-2017-part-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Automakers are rolling out concept vehicles that include coupes, SUVs, and crossover trucks, as well as hybrids and all-electric offerings, revealing what they might be selling over the next decade. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/concept-cars-2017-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/concept-cars-2017-part-1#comments Automotive Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:06:00 +0000 69131 at http://machinedesign.com Low-Temp Gasoline Combustion Research Could Boost Engine Efficiency http://machinedesign.com/news/low-temp-gasoline-combustion-research-could-boost-engine-efficiency <div class="field-deck"> Trapping some exhaust in an engine's combustion chamber could lead to auto-ignition designs that replace spark plugs. But ensuring compression stability at low loads remains a challenge. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trapping some exhaust in an engine's combustion chamber could lead to auto-ignition designs that replace spark plugs. But ensuring compression stability at low loads remains a challenge. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/low-temp-gasoline-combustion-research-could-boost-engine-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/low-temp-gasoline-combustion-research-could-boost-engine-efficiency#comments Automotive News Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:55:00 +0000 69091 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Sandia researchers Isaac Ekoto (pictured) and Benjamin Wold are part of a team&nbsp;researching&nbsp;automotive engines that replace sparkplugs with auto-ignition devices. The research could help meet automotive engine goals for cleaner emissions and a 54.5 miles per gallon fuel economy&nbsp;by 2025.&nbsp;</p> Deep-Learning Software Company Closes $14-Million Funding Deal http://machinedesign.com/embedded/deep-learning-software-company-closes-14-million-funding-deal <div class="field-deck"> The company currently works with Motorola Solutions on video, image, and audio analytics for public safety. Its software kit has been used in drones from companies like Teal Drones and Parrot. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The company currently works with Motorola Solutions on video, image, and audio analytics for public safety. Its software kit has been used in drones from companies like Teal Drones and Parrot.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/deep-learning-software-company-closes-14-million-funding-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/deep-learning-software-company-closes-14-million-funding-deal#comments Automotive Embedded Robotics News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:20:00 +0000 68911 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Deep learning neural networks can receive various inputs and apply different weights during analysis to produce an output. They can be taught to alter the weights based on an error reading to generate the desired output after a series of iterations.&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of Wikipedia 3 Myths about Manual and Automatic Transmissions http://machinedesign.com/blog/3-myths-about-manual-and-automatic-transmissions <div class="node-body blog-body">Auto enthusiasts, seemingly a dying breed, have long argued that manual transmission, or stick shifts (though some of you might remember shifters on the steering column as well), are the “only” way to drive....</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/3-myths-about-manual-and-automatic-transmissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/3-myths-about-manual-and-automatic-transmissions#comments Automotive Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:30:00 +0000 68891 at http://machinedesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock)</p> Optimizing a NASCAR Racing Machine http://machinedesign.com/automotive/optimizing-nascar-racing-machine <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Meet Anthony Kumpen, together with Koen Beyers, CEO of Voxdale BVBA, a successful CFD engineering consultancy, to see what</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/optimizing-nascar-racing-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/optimizing-nascar-racing-machine#comments Automotive White Papers Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:15:00 +0000 68571 at http://machinedesign.com Overconstraint: The Hidden Killer http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/overconstraint-hidden-killer <div class="node-body article-body">When bearings in overconstrained rotating elements, be it a door hinge or complex crankshaft, become misaligned, it can lead to fatigue failure or excessive loading.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/overconstraint-hidden-killer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/overconstraint-hidden-killer#comments Automotive Bearings Manufacturing Equipment Linear Motion Motors/Drives Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:35:00 +0000 68321 at http://machinedesign.com Batteries from Electric Vehicles Should Be Recycled, Not Reused http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/batteries-electric-vehicles-should-be-recycled-not-reused <div class="field-byline"> Anthony Vicari and Chris Robinson, Researchers, Lux Research Inc,. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Reusing batteries from plug-in vehicles for home energy storage is an appealing idea, but the economics don’t make sense. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recycling, rather than reuse, is likely to be the more attractive option for the 65-GWh of second-life batteries poised to enter the market in 2035...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/batteries-electric-vehicles-should-be-recycled-not-reused" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/batteries-electric-vehicles-should-be-recycled-not-reused#comments Automotive Batteries/Power Supplies Guest Commentary Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:02:00 +0000 67821 at http://machinedesign.com