Founded in 1992, USCAR
is the collaborative automotive technology organization for Chrysler, Ford and GM, Its goal is to further strengthen the technology base of the US auto industry through cooperative R&D.
Consisting of DOE and USCAR
and building on a nine-year-old Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles, it aimed to emphasize research on hydrogen and fuel cells.
was formed to conduct "precompetitive" research.
Argonne, the APC and USCAR
intend to pursue an aggressive research agenda that will focus on the development and demonstration of technologies to recover and recycle automotive materials within the existing recycling infrastructure.
With 30 research teams, hundreds of projects and thousands of researchers, USCAR
has learned about the pros and cons of collaboration among competitors.
includes unfilled and glass-reinforced PBTs that reportedly retain exceptional levels of elongation at break, tensile strength, and other crucial mechanical and electrical properties in USCAR
tests at 120 C.
producing something that we aren't smart enough to do alone quickly--we have numerous research joint ventures with Ford and Chrysler under the banner of USCAR
, including a joint effort with national labs and the federal government called PNGV or Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles
Some examples of Molex automotive solutions include the CMC Connection System, used in powertrain applications including engine-control units (ECUs), compartment applications, gearboxes, electronic parking brakes and suspension controllers; the MX150 Sealed Connector System, which supports low-level signal and power applications for on-engine automotive applications; and the Mini50 line of connection systems, which achieve 50% space savings over traditional USCAR
Penton Gold Medal for pioneering work and his willingness to explore new technologies in aluminum, magnesium and metal matrix composite alloys, and leadership within AFS, USCAR
, and the premium aluminum casting industry.
For materials suitable for applications in EVs, the hydrolysis-resistant PBT Ultradur HR from BASF not only stands out positively in customary static tests for damp-hot environments, but also passes the demanding climatic cycling tests of USCAR
standard class 5.
Archer says that work is being done at the USCAR
consortium to try to develop direct tension measurement for factory applications.
structural cast magnesium development project worked on a Corvette front engine cradle.