Bridging the gap between today’s gas-fueled cars and powerful, hybrid vehicles of the future is a major challenge in the automotive industry. At Clemson University, however, an automotive engineering student program aims to do just that. For the Deep Orange 9 program at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), students are building a first-ever, high-performance, ultra-tough motorsports vehicle with a clean, fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain, advanced technical features and highly dynamic handling and acceleration.
Call it the real-life R2-D2. A robot that made its South Carolina debut in Greenville on Monday follows shoppers around a store, just as the lovable “Star Wars” droid followed Luke Skywalker around a galaxy far, far away.
Students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) unveiled their newest Deep Orange concept vehicle, sponsored by the BMW Group. The 18-student team unveiled the fully-functional, drivable concept vehicle at the BMW Zentrum in Greer, South Carolina, on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Srikanth Pilla of Clemson University is receiving the Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society. Pilla, an assistant professor of automotive engineering, was set to accept the award at the society’s 24th annual meeting in Albany, California. His labs and offices are at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville. […]
The quick rise of electric cars amid a global crackdown on tailpipe emissions is driving Clemson University to strengthen ties to India in a series of moves that some officials said could lead to new businesses in South Carolina.
Fast growth in the state’s automotive industry is one of the driving forces behind a new Clemson University program that gives workers an opportunity to stay on the job while learning the skills they need to advance their careers and earn higher pay.
Engineers shouldn’t be expected to be proficient at marketing, nor should marketers be assigned the task of building prototype automobiles. That’s why students in Clemson University’s automotive engineering master’s and marketing undergraduate programs are collaborating on a year-long project that will produce a cutting-edge motorsports car that includes a design component aimed at driving younger […]
A highly accomplished Clemson University automotive engineer is receiving the latest in a string of honors with his election to the SME College of Fellows. Laine Mears serves as the BMW SmartState Chair in Automotive Manufacturing and is a founding member of Clemson’s Department of Automotive Engineering at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive […]
The award winners were: Molly Kennedy, Sez Atamturktur, Garrett Pataky, Amy Apon, Ronnie Chowdhury, John DesJardins and Simona Onori.
New research at Clemson University could improve a technology that many experts see as crucial in helping automakers meet increasingly rigorous fuel economy and exhaust-emission requirements around the world.
Robert Prucka was still too young to legally drive a car by himself but not too young to work on engines when one of his favorite NASCAR drivers, Alan Kulwicki, died in a plane crash. With the crash’s 24th anniversary approaching this Saturday, Prucka is taking on a new position at Clemson University named for his fallen childhood hero.
South Carolina is strengthening its advanced manufacturing credentials with the help of a Clemson University professor who has won an award that goes to a chosen few mechanical engineers.
A Clemson researcher is testing an intelligent traffic controller system that communicates with cars and may mean you would never have to stop at red lights again.
Many students come to Clemson University for the opportunity to learn through hands-on experiences in an academically challenging setting, but for graduate students in automotive engineering, who are learning how to optimize vehicle production, being hands-on is a little more challenging.
South Carolina’s automotive industry and Clemson University’s reputation are receiving a double shot of prestige with the news that two automotive engineers are bringing home high-profile awards that recognize their educational achievements.