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Switches under pressure?

2015-02-19
As the proliferation of and demand for “smart” technology in off-highway vehicles has risen, so has the notion that sensors are the only suitable solutions for these control loops. The switch, meanwhile, tends to be viewed as an antiquated and irrelevant technology of legacy systems.
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Image sensor

2015-02-16
Melexis introduces the MLX75421 Blackbird third-generation high dynamic range automotive image sensor with on-chip functional safety supports.
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Mini sensors

2015-02-16
Vishay Intertechnology offers epoxy-coated mini sensors optimized for automotive temperature probes.
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Real-time control accelerator

2015-02-16
C2000 Piccolo F2807x multipoint control units from Texas Instruments improve execution speeds of control tasks in hybrid-electric and electric vehicles.
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Electromechanical joining system

2015-02-16
Kistler offers a joining system comprising maXYmos numeric control (NC), the IndraDrive servo amplifier, and NC joining modules monitors and controls.
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Ford accelerates research on 48-V mild hybrid systems

2015-02-12
Company engineers see the 48-V ISG system as the "sweet spot" between 200-V capability and 12-V economy, and compatible with gasoline and diesel powertrains in both passenger vehicle and light commercial truck applications.
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GKN develops electric flywheel hybrid system for buses

2015-02-12
The core of GKN’s Gyrodrive flywheel hybrid system was developed by Williams Hybrid Power for a kinetic energy recovery system designed for the Williams F1 team. GKN acquired the technology in April 2014 and has developed it for both endurance racing and heavy commercial vehicle use.
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Redesigned, re-engineered 2016 Honda Pilot

2015-02-12
From its panoramic roof to its platform, the third-generation Honda Pilot is vastly different from its predecessor. The SUV made its world premiere at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.
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Ford’s top EV engineer advocates more inclusive charging tech

2015-02-12
Kevin Layden called for the industry to get behind a single battery-charging standard and hardware for PHEVs and EVs. He criticized Tesla's decision to develop its unique Supercharger equipment in the wake of SAE's J1772 protocol and Combo Connector.
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Audi lightens new generation Q7

2015-02-11
The new SUV, based on the MLB matrix, is up to 325 kg lighter and is packed with technology including all-wheel steering, many driver-assistance options, and an e-tron electrified version is on the way.
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F-35 gets cold treatment in step toward IOC remedy

2015-02-11
At the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin AFB, an F-35 will ultimately be tested in all the meteorological conditions representative of those locations from which it will operate, ranging from the heat of northern Australia to the bitter cold of the Arctic Circle.
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