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2008-03-31
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AlSiC (aluminum silicon carbide) is a metal matrix composite from CPS that is suited for base plates material for insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) used in high-power traction, power control, hybrid-electric vehicle power systems, and fly-by-wire applications.
2008-03-31
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At a recent session of the World Forum for the Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (also known as WP.29), amendments to ECE Regulation No. 13 were adopted that will mandate the fitment of electronic stability control (ESC) systems to all goods vehicles and trailers with a gross vehicle weight greater than 3500 kg and to all buses and coaches with more than nine seats, according to InterRegs.
2008-03-31
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ETAS’ ES4440 compact failure simulation module is used to insert electrical faults in the wire harness of a powertrain electronic control unit to verify the software and hardware passes diagnostics tests, like OBDII.
2008-03-31
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The UltraView roof for the new Cadillac CTS (pictured), designed by Cadillac and Webasto Roof Systems, is one of the largest of its kind in a sedan—almost 70% of the car’s roof is glass that allows in natural sunlight for both front- and rear-seat passengers.
2008-03-31
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A high-volume vehicle gets fully functional LED headlamps, making it one of the first vehicles in the world to adopt this lighting technology.
2008-03-31
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Robert Bosch GmbH and Mahle GmbH have agreed to set up a 50/50 joint venture to develop, manufacture, and market exhaust-gas turbochargers. Set to begin in April 2008 pending antitrust approval, Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems will be headquartered in Stuttgart to develop and manufacture turbochargers for gasoline and diesel engines.
2008-03-31
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ContiTech Power Transmission Group features an expanded line of complete belt kits: the multiple V-ribbed belt kits with torsional vibration dampers (TVD) and torsional vibration damper isolators (TVDi). The task of the TVD is to absorb vibrations from the crankshaft.
2008-03-31
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The HybriDyne series of hybrid-vehicle driveline test systems from Sakor Technologies is designed for calibrating the performance, efficiency, and durability of all aspects of hybrid-drivetrain systems, including electrical assist, diesel electric, and even fully electric vehicle systems.
2008-03-31
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In response to more stringent emissions requirements and increases in power and torque, BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems has developed a regulated two-stage turbocharger, dubbed the R2S, for the North American diesel pickup truck market.
2008-03-31
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The FM25040A-GA from Ramtron International is a 4 Kb, 5-V nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) with a high-speed serial peripheral interface.
2008-03-31
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Offering improved efficiency, flexibility, and integration, the RTT DeltaGen 7.0 3-D design and visualization software package from RTT USA features a real-time raytracer that runs on a standard single-CPU computer at rapid images-per-second speed.
2008-03-31
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AutomationDesk 2.0 is a completely reworked version of dSpace¿s test automation software that provides new user-interface options and enhanced usability.
2008-03-31
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The chatter about China-made vehicles being sold in the U.S. has always been in the scope of someday soon, and that someday soon promise looks to become reality later this year.
2008-03-31
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Mercedes-Benz debuted its latest SUV at the 2008 Detroit auto show.
2008-03-31
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Mitsubishi previews possible Eclipse direction with turbodiesel power on display through the top of the hood.
2008-03-31
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"Why can't a minivan look as good as a sports car?" lead exterior designer Joel Baek asked, then answered pointing to the Nissan Forum.
2008-03-31
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COMSOL Multiphysics 3.4 from COMSOL features an engineering and scientific software environment for modeling and simulating any physics-based system.
2008-03-31
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For more than 30 years, TRW owned and operated a proving ground in a state with more than 1 million tail-tossing, teeth-hammering reptiles. Now, the supplier has a proving ground that is in close proximity to the shakers and movers that matter: executives from automakers with an operational base in southeast Michigan.
2008-03-31
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Modern automotive subsystems depend on an integrated mix of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and software technologies. To help account for this mix of technologies, General Motors Powertrain, with some help from Synopsys, pioneered a Signal Delivery Subsystem development process to design electronic controls and analyze technology interactions.
2008-03-31
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The planet wheels in Voith Turbo’s new DIWA.5 automatic gearboxes rotate against DuPont Vespel thrust washers separating them from the planet-wheel carrier. Developed for public transit buses by Voith Turbo, of Heidenheim, Germany, the thrust washers made of DuPont Vespel SP21 polyimide provide a low-abrasion function while working in an environment with high relative rotating speeds of more than 20,000 rpm between the components.
2008-03-31
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More and more vehicles are entering the dealer showroom loaded with advanced safety and convenience features such as lane-departure warning and parking assistance. Valeo has revealed two aftermarket products—the Guideo advanced multivision module and the Beep∥k/Keeper parking-assistance system with anti-bump alert—that offer such functions and more.
2008-03-31
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Last October at its annual conference in Boston, Comsol released the latest version of its engineering and scientific software environment for modeling and simulating physics-based systems, Comsol Multiphysics 3.4.
2008-03-31
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To rid a vehicle cabin of unwanted noise, it is necessary to know how the sound arrived at the interior destination, which is why many companies feature a variety of NVH detection tools. Here is a snapshot of what some suppliers are offering in their acoustic product portfolio, as well as how some businesses are adjusting their technical sound strategies.
2008-03-31
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Kolbenschmidt Pierburg, a supplier of engine components and systems, is pumping up its pump business, focusing on high-growth world markets, and getting the lead out of some of its products to meet upcoming European and U.S. lead-free mandates.
2008-03-31
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A muffler operates in a high-temperature environment bathed in water and acids, which underscores why passenger vehicles are fitted with metal—not plastic—exhaust systems. By the end of the decade, though, vehicles could be adorned with a plastic exhaust system.
2008-03-31
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Volvo places great emphasis on manufacturing quality, safe, comfortable, and environmentally friendly cars. To this end, the company has placed added emphasis and research into the manufacturing of its seats.
2008-03-31
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In today’s highly competitive racing industry, driver skill and engine/drivetrain performance are not the only ingredients of a winning race team. Suspension and chassis design can be the deciding factor in a team’s success.
2008-03-31
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The design software tools that have changed the development cycle are now revamping the way prototype proposals are analyzed by executives, who now view virtual movies rather than scouring over clay mockups. Renault is using these visualization tools to boost the number of new models it introduces.
2008-03-31
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During the recent SAE Commercial Vehicle Congress & Exhibition, Jack Curcio—former President and CEO of Mack Truck—received the Inaugural Commercial Vehicle Sector Lifetime Achievement Award. In a conversation with Jack, who over the years has significantly contributed to both SAE and the industries we serve, he attributed his success in life to always doing the best job possible.
2008-03-31
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At October’s SEMA convention in Las Vegas, Ford kicked off a string of announcements with news that it is now offering customers an affordable, factory-built racecar for those seeking to make inroads to professional racing. The Mustang FR500S is based on a production-line Mustang built on a special assembly line at AutoAlliance International in Flat Rock, MI.
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