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News Article | December 5, 2016
Site: www.businesswire.com

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today announced its Tunable Matching Network (TMN) technology to drive global interoperability and adoption of wireless charging for electric and autonomous vehicles. TMN technology allows the wireless charging system to automatically optimize energy transfer between the ground and vehicle in a wide range of real world operating conditions including parking misalignment, differing vehicle ground clearance and varying battery voltage conditions. This flexibility enables wirelessly charged vehicles to interoperate more easily with standards-based charging sources made by different automakers, Tier 1 suppliers and infrastructure suppliers. With TMN based systems, drivers can park their wirelessly charged electric vehicles (EVs) and be assured of rapid, efficient and safe charging, without having to handle charging cables or park their vehicle with precision. The WiTricity TMN technology was recently tested by Idaho National Laboratory (INL), with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, to support validation of the SAE Technical Information Report (TIR) J2954. SAE TIR J2954 is a guideline for the wireless charging of plug-in electric vehicles that was published by the SAE International (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers) earlier this year. SAE International, through its J2954 Committee, is at the forefront of defining standards for wireless charging. WiTricity collaborated with Nissan, the global leader in EV sales, to submit a 7.7 kW system with TMN technology for testing as both a stand-alone system and interoperating with systems provided by other suppliers, including WiTricity licensee Toyota. Results of the testing will be used by the J2954 Committee to help establish global standards for wireless charging. WiTricity’s system – which delivers superior end-to-end efficiency of 91%-94%, as efficient as and often more so than plug-in charging – combines TMN technology with a “circular coil” design that is favored by most automakers due to the design’s high degree of interoperability, intrinsically low emissions, high efficiency and low materials and assembly cost. WiTricity’s TMN technology is delivered as a compact electronics module embodying proprietary hardware and software algorithms, to be incorporated into both the wireless charging source on the ground and the wireless power capture device on the vehicle. TMN is available as part of WiTricity's DRIVE series of wireless charging systems based on the company's patented magnetic resonance technology. WiTricity’s DRIVE systems, rated at 11 kW, 7.7 kW and 3.7 kW, are provided to carmakers, Tier 1 suppliers and charging infrastructure suppliers as an evaluation and development platform to accelerate development of production units by the carmaker’s supply chain partners. Automakers around the world are now preparing vehicles for wireless charging, including all-electric and hybrid-electric cars and light trucks. Standardization and interoperability are key catalysts for widespread adoption of wireless charging. “Delphi is an established licensee and development partner of WiTricity. TMN technology is a real breakthrough in efficiency, interoperability, and cost,” said Randy Sumner, Director, Global Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Business & Technology Development, Delphi Automotive. “This solution will help boost Delphi’s wireless power offerings and those of our customers." "The electric vehicle market is at an inflection point with global automakers increasing their commitment to EVs," said Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity. "In order to achieve their vision, WiTricity is delivering innovative wireless charging solutions that work seamlessly with different vehicles, surfaces and power levels. We're proud to be enabling the standardization of EV wireless charging technology and enabling a future where any electric car can drive into any parking spot–even autonomously–and automatically charge up." WiTricity works directly with major automakers and Tier 1 suppliers including Nissan, Toyota, Delphi, TDK, IHI, Prodrive Technologies, BRUSA and others that cannot yet be disclosed due to confidentiality obligations. The company is also involved in the global standards development activities led by SAE International, ISO/IEC, Project STILL-E, The German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (DKE) and China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) to promote interoperability of compliant wireless charging systems. WiTricity Corporation provides technology to enable wireless power transfer over distance using magnetic resonance. Through deep domain expertise, semiconductor offerings, a strong IP portfolio and an extensive reference design library, WiTricity works with innovative companies to incorporate WiTricity technology in their products and solutions. With a growing list of global customers in the consumer electronics, automotive, medical devices and industrial markets, the company has emerged as the leader in wireless power transfer over distance. For more information, visit www.witricity.com, or follow WiTricity on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


News Article | October 28, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

XALT® Energy has become the first North American manufacturer of Lithium Titanium Oxide (LTO) battery cells to be certified under China’s new GB/T quality control standard. The new and more stringent standards are issued by the Standards Administration of China and replace the QC/T standard, under which XALT Energy’s LTO cells were previously certified. Certification testing was performed entirely in China by China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), an independent third-party laboratory qualified by the Chinese government. XALT Energy’s LTO cells were confirmed to meet the requirements of all three relevant standards, GB/T 31484-2015, 31485-2015 and 31486-2015. XALT’s 60 ampere-hour LTO cell is the largest cell in the world to have been certified to these standards. "This is a major accomplishment in our continuing strategy to market XALT cells in China,” says Subhash Dhar, XALT Energy CEO. XALT launched the LTO cell in China last year and was steadily ramping up production volumes to meet the demands of bus manufacturers there when the Chinese government abruptly changed qualifying requirements this past April. “The new GB/T standard was a big part of China’s regulatory changes,” Dhar says. “We had the confidence in our cell design to begin testing immediately. The positive and timely test results validated our confidence, our technology and our customer’s choice in selecting XALT’s LTO cells for their pure electric, fast-charge buses.” XALT Energy’s LTO cell has demonstrated better cycle life performance over a wider range of operating conditions than any lithium-ion cell ever built. The cells are ideally suited for long life, rapid charge and discharge applications in all temperature environments. The Li-Ion LTO cells are produced in XALT Energy’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Midland, Michigan. The flexible facility offers a highly automated process in which human hands touch the product only during final inspection before packaging. About XALT Energy Based in Midland, Michigan, XALT Energy is a leading developer and manufacturer of prismatic, large-format lithium ion battery cells and packs. Based on its proprietary technology and using its state-of-the-art high volume battery manufacturing technology, XALT has become the leading innovative lithium ion cell manufacturer in America. For more information visit xaltenergy.com.


« Volkswagen Group launches standalone mobility services company MOIA; initial focus on ride-hailing | Main | US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles » Wireless power transfer company WiTricity announced Tunable Matching Network (TMN) technology, which allows the wireless charging system automatically to optimize energy transfer between the ground and vehicle in a wide range of real-world operating conditions including parking misalignment, differing vehicle ground clearance and varying battery voltage conditions. This flexibility enables wirelessly charged vehicles to interoperate more easily with standards-based charging sources made by different automakers, Tier 1 suppliers and infrastructure suppliers. WiTricity’s TMN technology is delivered as a compact electronics module embodying proprietary hardware and software algorithms, to be incorporated into both the wireless charging source on the ground and the wireless power capture device on the vehicle. The WiTricity TMN technology was recently tested by Idaho National Laboratory (INL), with funding from the US Department of Energy, to support validation of the SAE Technical Information Report (TIR) J2954. SAE TIR J2954 is a guideline for the wireless charging of plug-in electric vehicles that was published by the SAE International (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers) earlier this year. (Earlier post.) SAE International, through its J2954 Committee, is at the forefront of defining standards for wireless charging. WiTricity collaborated with Nissan to submit a 7.7 kW system with TMN technology for testing as both a stand-alone system and interoperating with systems provided by other suppliers, including WiTricity licensee Toyota. Results of the testing will be used by the J2954 Committee to help establish global standards for wireless charging. WiTricity’s system—which delivers end-to-end efficiency of 91%-94%, as efficient as and often more so than plug-in charging—combines TMN technology with a circular coil design that is favored by most automakers due to the design’s high degree of interoperability, intrinsically low emissions, high efficiency and low materials and assembly cost. TMN is available as part of WiTricity’s DRIVE series of wireless charging systems based on the company’s patented magnetic resonance technology. WiTricity’s DRIVE systems, rated at 11 kW, 7.7 kW and 3.7 kW, are provided to carmakers, Tier 1 suppliers and charging infrastructure suppliers as an evaluation and development platform to accelerate development of production units by the carmaker’s supply chain partners. Automakers around the world are now preparing vehicles for wireless charging, including all-electric and hybrid-electric cars and light trucks. Standardization and interoperability are key catalysts for widespread adoption of wireless charging. WiTricity works directly with major automakers and Tier 1 suppliers including Nissan, Toyota, Delphi, TDK, IHI, Prodrive Technologies, BRUSA and others that cannot yet be disclosed due to confidentiality obligations. The company is also involved in the global standards development activities led by SAE International, ISO/IEC, Project STILL-E, The German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (DKE) and China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) to promote interoperability of compliant wireless charging systems.


WOOD DALE, Ill., Nov. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Power Solutions International, Inc. (PSI) (NASDAQ:PSIX), a leader in the design, engineer and manufacture of emissions-certified, alternative-fuel power systems, has achieved China GB IV for the heavy duty gasoline emission standard of China after successfully completing emission and durability testing for its 4.8-liter, V8 gasoline engine at China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC). CATARC is the independent research institution tasked with carrying out the standardization, technical regulation, testing and inspection of vehicles and on-road engines required by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). With the completion of the emission certification test, PSI becomes the first non-automotive engine manufacturer from outside China to be listed as “Manufacturer of Record” (MOR) for a heavy duty gasoline engine for on-road use in the MIIT vehicle engine catalogue. MIIT and MEP have implemented increasingly stringent standards for commercial vehicles including buses in China. One result has been substantially higher costs and greater complexities for diesel vehicles in particular. OEMs have responded by exploring alternative platforms, including gasoline, essentially creating a new, large commercial vehicle category in China, where diesel has long been the norm. PSI is targeting this growing on-road market with its 4.8-liter, V8 gasoline engine. “This latest step in our long-term growth strategy positions PSI to deliver engine and technology solutions into on-road markets in China where clean emission alternatives to diesel are trending,” said Gary Winemaster, PSI’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This trend has created a growing interest in our low emission, competitively priced, gasoline engines. We are pleased to be working with several China-based OEMs who are leading the shift away from diesel.” PSI has already signed supply and development agreements with several of China’s largest bus manufacturers, including Yutong Bus, JAC Motors/AnKai Bus, Xiamen Golden Dragon Bus and AVIC Silver Bus. The company believes that the new certification makes its 4.8-liter, V8 gasoline engine an even more attractive option, potentially paving the way for additional agreements and further penetration into China’s on-road market with new partners and new applications. For more information on PSI, visit http://www.psiengines.com. About Power Solutions International, Inc. Power Solutions International, Inc. (PSI) is a leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of emissions-certified, alternative-fuel power systems. PSI provides integrated turnkey solutions to leading global original equipment manufacturers in the industrial and on-road markets. The Company's unique in-house design, prototyping, engineering and testing capacities allow PSI to customize clean, high-performance engines that run on a wide variety of fuels, including natural gas, propane, biogas, diesel and gasoline. PSI develops and delivers complete .97 to 22-liter power systems, including the 8.8-liter engine designed for industrial markets and on-road applications such as medium duty fleets, delivery trucks, school buses, RVs and commercial chassis. PSI power systems are currently used worldwide in power generators, forklifts, aerial lifts, and industrial sweepers, as well as in oil and gas, aircraft ground support, arbor, agricultural and construction equipment.


Zhu Z.-W.,China Automotive Technology and Research Center | Zhu Z.-W.,CATARC Tianjin Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co.
Neiranji Gongcheng/Chinese Internal Combustion Engine Engineering | Year: 2015

A smart injector drive program combined software and hardware was proposed which was based on the Infineon TC1766 microcontroller layered architecture and rich peripheral modules. The software and hardware architectures of the program were described in detail. The injector drive module based on the architectures was the core of the self-research of common rail diesel engine ECU. The engine experiment results indicate that the smart injector drive program is of strong flexibility, high performance/price ratio and high drive current stability, and it can also meet the requirements of multiple injections in fuel system. ©, 2015, Chinese Society for Internal Combustion Engines. All right reserved.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience—SAE International’s completely transformed, signature event taking place April 4-6, 2017 at the Cobo Center in Detroit—has selected Mr. Yu Kai, President of China Automotive Technology and Research Center, Vice Chairman of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, Deputy Chairman of SAE-China and Committee Member of China Machinery Industry Federation as the keynote speaker for Wednesday, April 5. During his presentation, Mr. Kai will go in depth about the latest developments and prospects of the burgeoning Chinese auto industry. Facing challenges such as increasing traffic and environmental concerns, the Chinese market has, after 10 years of rapid development, shifted to a slower rate of growth. Engineers in China are working toward vehicle electrification, smart and connected vehicles and sustainable development surrounding new energy vehicles. “We’re honored to have such a forward-looking, respected thought leader address WCX,” says David L. Schutt, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of SAE International. “The technical innovation coming out of the Chinese mobility sector is fascinating and I look forward to hearing more about what the future holds.” Mr. Kai’s vast experience includes time as President of the Fifth Design Institute under the Ministry of Machinery Industry, Board Member and Vice General Manager of China United Engineering Corporation, Vice General Manager of China Automotive Industry Engineering Corporation, among other positions. He began his career as an engineer and researcher. Serving as a global nexus for industry leaders, inventors, and disruptors from Detroit to Silicon Valley and everywhere in-between, WCX promises a full-spectrum, full-sensory interactive experience, uniting the mobility industry’s best talent from innovation hubs around the world for three days of active learning, high-powered collaboration, and technological discovery. In 2016, SAE World Congress drew more than 11,000 attendees from the automotive industry. As the event evolves into WCX: SAE World Congress Experience spanning the entire mobility industry, even more engineers, engineering managers, executives, academics, government/military officials, and consultants will attend. Ford Motor Company will provide Executive Leadership and DENSO will serve as the Tier One Strategic Partner for WCX. For more information, or to register: http://www.wcx17.org/register/ SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.


Xu D.,Hunan University | Yu Q.,China Automotive Technology and Research Center | Zhou J.,Hunan University | Bishop S.R.,University College London
Journal of Sound and Vibration | Year: 2013

This paper presents a nonlinear magnetic low-frequency vibration isolator designed with the characteristic of quasi-zero stiffness (QZS). An approximate expression of the magnet repulsive force is proposed and a unique analytical relationship between the stiffness of vertical spring and initial gap settings of the magnet springs is derived for the QZS system. Based on the harmonic balance (HB) method, the force transmissibility is formulated and the jumping frequencies, effect of excitation force and damping ratio are discussed for characteristic analysis. An experimental prototype is developed and tested. The performance of the QZS system is verified through a series of experimental studies showing that the new model greatly outperforms standard linear isolation systems especially in low-frequency domain. The tuning techniques for adapting to the change of loading mass and adjusting the QZS property in practice are also addressed. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Hou Y.,Tongji University | Shen C.,Tongji University | Yang Z.,SAIC | He Y.,China Automotive Technology and Research Center
Renewable Energy | Year: 2012

During the operation of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell, water is easy to accumulate in the anode side, particularly if the fuel cell system is being controlled in 'dead ended' mode. The hydrogen purge operation prevents the anode being jammed by excessive water. It is observed that the voltage experiences a recovery and linear degradation after the hydrogen purge operation. In this paper an empirical dynamic voltage model for PEM fuel cell stack is introduced based on the result of experimental investigation. Compared with previous model, the suggested model indicates a better agreement between test and simulation, especially when the effect of hydrogen purge operation is obvious. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.


Wang Z.,China Automotive Technology and Research Center | Jin Y.,China Automotive Technology and Research Center | Wang M.,Argonne National Laboratory | Wua W.,China Automotive Technology and Research Center
Energy Policy | Year: 2010

A new fuel consumption standard for passenger vehicles in China, the so-called Phase 3 standard, was approved technically in 2009 and will take effect in 2012. This standard aims to introduce advanced energy-saving technologies into passenger vehicles and to reduce the average fuel consumption rate of Chinese new passenger vehicle fleet in 2015 to 7 L/100 km. The Phase 3 standard follows the evaluating system by specifying fuel consumption targets for sixteen individual mass-based classes. Different from compliance with the Phases 1 and 2 fuel consumption standards, compliance of the Phase 3 standard is based on corporate average fuel consumption (CAFC) rates for individual automobile companies. A transition period from 2012 to 2014 is designed for manufacturers to gradually adjust their production plans and introduce fuel-efficient technologies. In this paper, we, the designers of the Phase 3 standard, present the design of the overall fuel consumption reduction target, technical feasibility, and policy implications of the Phase 3 standard. We also explore several enforcement approaches for the Phase 3 standard with financial penalties of non-compliance as a priority. Finally, we estimate the overall effect of the Phase 3 standard on oil savings and CO2 emission reductions. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.


Yu G.X.,China Automotive Technology and Research Center
Applied Mechanics and Materials | Year: 2014

The paper check external projections of the SUV to provide measurement methods, design methods and design basis,research how to meet the regulations beyond to the example to analysis the request of GB basing on GB11566-2009 «External projections for passenger car». © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

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