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Porsche 3D-prints lightweight pistons for 911 GT2 RS
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18th Jul 2020
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Porsche 3D-prints lightweight pistons for 911 GT2 RS

Pistons inside the Porsche 911 GT2 RS are being manufactured using 3D printing, with the technology slowly being introduced in different areas of the automaker's offerings. Porsche says the process of 3D printing has allowed engineers to create a stronger and lighter piston, as well as creating a cooling duct to lower temperatures.
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Ben Zachariah
Ford releases autonomous driving data to research community
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7th May 2020
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Ford releases autonomous driving data to research community

US car giant Ford will share data from an entire year of driving from two of its self-driving cars to the wider academic research community to help fast-track autonomous driving technology. In particular, the extra data will help researchers gain important insights into how the vehicles identify objects and hazards in a wide variety of driving conditions.
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Liam Murphy
Haval wants world-leading drivetrain R&D
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30th Apr 2018
5 min read

Haval wants world-leading drivetrain R&D

Great Wall Motor (GWM) — parent of the eponymous ute brand, plus Haval, Wey and Ora — has lured engineers from big European OEMs and invested billions into R&D, with the ambitious goal of being a world-leading drivetrain producer and supplier.
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Mike Costello
Autonomous cars are 'the vaccine that will cure deaths on the road', says industry figurehead
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6th Jan 2017
4 min read

Autonomous cars are 'the vaccine that will cure deaths on the road', says industry figurehead

People die on the roads, that’s a fact of life. But it doesn’t have to be, according to the head of an energy industry watchdog in the US. Robbie Diamond, CEO of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), addressed media at CES 2017 overnight in Las Vegas, where he said autonomous vehicles could be a way of dramatically cutting down the road toll on a global level.
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Matt Campbell