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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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Case N Series goes Tier 4 Final

2015-03-05
The new 580N EP backhoe loader provides the power and performance features of other N Series backhoes in a practical, cost-effective machine.
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FEV shows compact DCT for FWD vehicles

2015-03-05
The new generation of dual-clutch transmissions, called the xDCT family, is claimed to offer reduced transmission mass, lower complexity/cost, improved fuel consuption, and better launch characteristics for front-drive vehicles.
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AVL transmission aims at best-in-class PHEV performance

2015-03-05
For its new 7-Mode transmission, AVL focused on key requirements for hybrid drivetrains including best-in-class fuel consumption in NEDC charge-sustaining mode and full drivetrain functionality with a depleted battery.
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Dana Rexroth completes validation testing on R2 HVT

2015-03-05
A product of the joint venture between Dana Holding and Bosch Rexroth, the HVT R2 features a modular design that can be adapted for a variety of off-highway applications with net input power from 135 to 195 kW (180 to 260 hp),
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Active noise control

2015-03-05
Mentor Automotive's XSe ANC (active noise control) technology is a high-performance noise cancellation solution offering an enhanced audio experience in the vehicle. By carefully placing microphones and accelerometers inside the vehicle, synthesized signals from ANC generate anti-noise to create “quiet zones” for both driver and passenger.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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