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Wheel motion sensor

2015-03-05
Applus IDIADA listened to customer feedback in developing its new DynaWheel-III device, focusing on making the system even more reliable and easy-to-use. The wheel position measurement system is composed of two separate parts: the mechanical arms with six absolute optical encoders and the new electronic box (DW-Box), providing real-time calculation of wheel position.
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Slimmer, stronger A- and B-pillars

2015-03-05
One of the main goals of ThyssenKrupp’s InCar plus (phase 2) project is weight reduction, which experts achieved with new A- and B-pillar concepts.
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Audi’s tunnel of light leads to the future

2015-03-03
To sharpen a significant aspect of its marque identity, a tunnel is at the heart of company’s new €4.5 million Lighting Assistance Center (LAC) at its Ingolstadt, Germany, headquarters is helping it develop new technologies including matrix laser forward lighting.
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Control system development platform

2015-03-03
dSPACE has launched a new, compact control system development platform for laboratory use, MicroLabBox, that offers high computing power and comprehensive functionalities.
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Cybersecurity, safety issues require government/industry cooperation

2015-03-02
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx discussed a wide range of technology and safety issues following his SAE Government/Industry Meeting keynote speech, including cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, and international harmonization of safety standards.
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Western Star focuses on efficiency for new 5700XE

2015-02-27
The new Class 8 on-highway truck for North America combines proven Daimler Truck aerodynamic technology with what the truck maker claims is the most fuel-efficient powertrain available, a downsped Detroit DD15 engine and standard DT12 fully automated manual transmission with Intelligent Powertrain Management.
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Automatic collision avoidance added to inspection software

2015-02-25
Delcam’s 2015 version of its PowerINSPECT inspection system includes automatic collision avoidance, faster import of large CAD files, quicker preparation of longer inspection reports, and improved display of results from point-cloud data, plus many other customer-requested enhancements.
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SanDisk targets infotainment with automotive-grade flash

2015-02-25
Conventional vehicle radios are morphing into increasingly powerful infotainment systems, prompting a need for storage to hold apps, navigation, and other data. Flash storage supplier SanDisk is beefing up its automotive portfolio with automotive grade chips and memory cards to satisfy that need.
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Counterfeit electronic parts: Manufacture of and avoidance

2015-02-25
The inventors of semiconductor chips or electronic parts most likely never imagined that over 50 years later, the aviation, space, and defense industries would be faced with the availability or proliferation of counterfeit electronic parts in their supply chains.
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Focus on alternative powertrain technologies for ICPC 2015

2015-02-23
Dr.-Ing. Marko Dekena, Executive Vice President, Global Business Development, Sales and International Operations Powertrain Systems, AVL, recently spoke with SAE Off-Highway Engineering about some of the strategic and technical issues likely to be discussed at this year’s event.
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Old is new in powertrain laser welding

2015-02-19
While the newer fiber laser and solid-state lasers offer distinct advantages, it is not time to close the book on the venerable CO2 laser, especially for high-volume, precision powertrain components. An attachment from Advanced Nozzles eliminates expensive helium, making the cost-benefit ratio even better for precision CO2 welding applications.
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