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Do autonomous vehicles suffer from the Segway fallacy?

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  In today’s world, new technological inventions are being introduced to make life considerably easier. The auto industry has also been a subject to new groundbreaking technologies. The invention of the autonomous vehicle concept has been subject to debate in the auto industry circles. The billion-dollar question remains: How long before…

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Key takeaways from ORC conference

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Here are key take aways from the Engine ORC Consortium in Plymouth MI in November 2017. The Engine ORC Consortium is an open forum for technology sharing and learning about mobile and stationary ORC systems up to 100 kW output power. The conference was well represented by many key players…

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“What are we doing on hybrids and electric vehicles?”

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What are we doing on hybrids and electric vehicles? was question that was brought up one of our quarterly strategy meeting. Surely, we had been actively working on technology assessment on conventional vehicles (such as assessment of thermal management strategies and waste heat recovery), but our strategic advisor was concerned about…

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What you missed at 2017 VTMS13 conference…

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I just got back from the 2017 VTMS13 (Vehicle Thermal Management Systems) conference in London from May 17th-18th. The conference attendance was lighter than 2 years ago (VTMS12 in Nottingham in 2015) and majority of the attendees for this year’s conference were from UK OEMs and academia. The topics discussed…

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What you missed at SIAT 2017

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BS VI standards that are coming up in 2020 were a big topic of discussion at SIAT 2017 especially in light of the fact that India has the 30 of the top 100 most polluted cities in the world, according to the World Health Organization. There is some distant hope…

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What you missed at 2016 SAE World Congress…

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Here is what you missed on thermal management at the 2016 SAE World Congress Honda showed how they doubled the power and halved their costs of the Thermo-Electric Generator module with some very clever packaging and design on the Civic. Most of us in this area know that moving the…

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3 takeaways that made 2015 SAE TMSS worth it

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2015 SAE Thermal Management Symposium wrapped up few days ago to its highest attendance ever in Troy, MI. I presented a joint work we did with Ricardo titled “Cold-ambient Warm-up Predictions and Improvements Using a 1D Computational Model”. (email me for the pdf if interested) In addition, these are the…

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