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2008-10-06
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VaST's CoMET and METeor version 6.1 are integrated into the Eclipse 3.3 (Europa) Framework.
2008-10-06
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SensorDynamics' SD755 integrates a gyrometer and accelerometer in a single package.
2008-10-06
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Kavlico's in-cylinder pressure sensor optimizes engine combustion, thus increasing fuel efficiency while reducing emissions.
2008-10-06
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The MLX71122 receiver IC from Melexis is designed for applications in the unlicensed industrial-scientific-medical and short-range-devices frequency bands of 300 to 930 MHz.
2008-10-06
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Planetics custom planar transformers and inductors from Payton America are suited for use in power converters for electric, hybrid, and industrial vehicles.
2008-10-03
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Sensata Technologies' CMOS-based Avocet image sensor comes in monochrome, RGB, and RGBi versions and enhances the wide dynamic range Autobrite technology to provide a dynamic range up to 154 dB.
2008-09-25
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PSA Peugeot Citroën engineers worked with vibration-damping experts at Trelleborg Rubore to tackle the diesel engine's well-known and often criticized "noise" by employing Duru-LAM (durable rubber laminate) material, which consists of two steel layers with a rubber layer in between.
2008-09-25
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A provider of surface materials for automotive interiors is expanding its global footprint with its first manufacturing plant in North America.
2008-09-24
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The electrical-power-management and control strategies of the extended-range electric vehicle and Chevrolet's Equinox fuel-cell vehicle underscore the relevance of technology transfer among fairly distinct platforms and technologies.
2008-09-24
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BMW's Mini brand is set to expand its range. At the Paris Motor Show, the all-wheel drive Crossover Concept was revealed, signaling a production version expected to slot into the company's MY2010 model plan.
2008-09-24
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A significant appearance at October’s Paris Motor Show will be Mercedes-Benz’s ConceptFASCINATION based on the next-generation E-Class architecture. The company describes its proportions as "unconventional" and regards it as a coupe with "shooting brake" (station wagon) overtones.
2008-09-22
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Jaguar Land Rover, now part of the Indian Tata organization, is using an advanced Virtual Reality Center that it estimates will cut new model development time by at least three months and lead to significant cost reductions.
2008-09-18
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"T­he new Fiesta is a blueprint for the future," said Darren Palmer, Ford’s Project Manager, Global B-Car. "It will be built on three continents and sold on five. The cars produced across the world will share core technologies but will be specially tuned for each region."
2008-09-18
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The crew had a challenge: make sure that one of the most technically advanced sports cars ever developed by General Motors could flat-out race on ethanol fuel. Developed to compete in ALMS races on E85 racing fuel, GM's LS7.R engines were modified from the E10 specifications of the 2007 race season.
2008-09-18
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Building a three-dimensional physical buck to evaluate a future production vehicle interior is virtually history at Ford Motor Co. now that designers and engineers are relying on near-reality.
2008-09-17
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One typical limit to using plastics underhood is the exposure to heat. Smaller engines, higher turbocharging pressures, and exhaust gas recirculation keep raising the temperature level in the engine compartment. The problem is thermal oxidation, which can reduce the mechanical properties of thermoplastic materials to a point where they fail. Some new material offerings overcome this and other limitations.
2008-09-17
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Fuel and emissions regulations are spreading into the high end of the industry, impacting even specialty providers known for racing prowess as well as street performance. Callaway Cars is continuing to push for speed, but it’s also increasing its focus on emissions compliance.
2008-09-16
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While most automakers move toward implementation of camera systems for lane detection, BMW is bundling three vision features in a multifunction system. The BMW 7 Series uses technology from Continental and Mobileye N.V.
2008-09-16
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As automakers struggle to find ways to unite cars and consumer electronics, many are expected to turn to a new standard. The Digital Living Network Alliance has developed a standard that is being used by a number of major consumer-product suppliers to help all types of products communicate and interact.
2008-09-16
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Functional safety management is becoming a hot topic due to the increasing complexity of vehicle electronics and new driver-assistance functions being based on more complex networking of existing systems. With the IEC 61508 standard in place since 2000, the increasing importance of ensuring functional safety in the car has led to the community draft of the specific automotive safety standard.
2008-09-05
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National Instruments has beefed up its design and testing tools, making it simpler for engineers to create and test prototypes. Its upgrade of the LabVIEW graphical system design software will help engineers move to multicore architectures and utilize wireless technologies.
2008-09-05
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Lotus Engineering, Jaguar, and Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, are collaborating on a variable compression ratio research engine project targeted at maximizing fuel efficiency when burning renewable fuels.
2008-09-05
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A heavy-heaving hood shaker from Saleen gives a sports car fitted with the new technology an extra performance kick. The company's new SuperShaker mates a twin-screw supercharger with a two-stage water-to-air intercooler and a ram-air induction system.
2008-09-04
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Thousands of feet above ground level, specially equipped airplanes are acquiring data that are used to create 3D road geometries, and those terrain profiles could become a viable tool for tailoring a vehicle's powertrain control strategies for better fuel efficiency.
2008-09-04
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­Hella has given details of the Opel Eye system for the new General Motors Europe Opel/Vauxhall Insignia, stating that it can read both speed-limit and no-passing signs and even notify drivers when speed restrictions have been lifted.
2008-09-04
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The first official test house for the Euro NCAP rear impact (whiplash) ratings program will be the U.K.-based Motor Insurance Repair Research Center (Thatcham).
2008-09-04
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As dual-clutch transmission systems with their green credentials gain market presence, torque converter technology is fighting back. ZF Sachs stated that the use of special clutches with torsional dampers is providing improved fuel consumption and acceleration values.
2008-09-04
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Production of Delphi’s Direct Acting Diesel Common Rail (DADCR) system has started, following a five-year development program in France, Luxembourg, and the UK. The system incorporates direct-acting piezo injectors—claimed by the company as a "world first" that can operate at pressures up to 2000 bar (29 ksi) and will help meet Euro 6 emissions standards.
2008-09-04
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A driver is leaning over the steering wheel with eyes practically glued to the windshield in a desperate attempt to see the lane markings through a dense fog, but this driving situation vastly improves with the aid of an enhanced vision system under development.
2008-09-04
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General Motors, the U.S. Department of Energy, and Natural Resources Canada have picked the participants for EcoCar, a contest that lets college students customize an SUV to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. The three-year contest is the successor to the ChallengeX contest that ended last year.