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2013-01-11
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The number of patents and patent applications related to automotive alternative powertrains has increased dramatically in the past few years, according to a report by Thomson Reuters. Published patent applications and granted patents for alt-powered vehicles totaled 22,255 in 2011, the last year for which figures were available.
2013-01-11
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Visteon Corp. and its longtime Korean affiliate Halla Climate Control Corp. have signed an agreement under which the latter will purchase most of the former's climate-control business to create the world's second largest supplier of automotive climate-control components and systems.
2013-01-11
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Capacitive switches, paddle shifters, TFT displays, and Sport and Eco driving modes are among the many technology features of the fourth-generation Avalon. The car was engineered for much sportier driving compared to its predecessor.
2013-01-11
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For its latest Avalon program, Toyota gave unprecedented development direction to its U.S. engineering team. Their boss Randy Stephens reveals the agenda.
2013-01-11
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Vecdor Nano-Clear from Nanovere Technologies is wipe-on clear nanocoating that offers the ability to permanently restore original color, gloss, and surface hardness back into oxidized textured plastics, highly oxidized fiberglass, and highly oxidized paint surfaces while reducing surface maintenance by 60%, claims Nanovere.
2013-01-11
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Fuel economy in the U.S. increased from 22.3 mpg in 2011 to 23.1 mpg in 2012, according to a report by automotive pricing and analysis company TrueCar. It says the increase of 0.8 mpg translates into a reduction in fuel consumption of 348 million gal (1.3 trillion L) and savings at the pump of about $1.2 billion.
2013-01-10
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MESSRING Systembau’s compact impact simulator (CIS) is designed to test vehicle components, such as safety belts, airbags, seats, or roof carriers, effectively, precisely, and reproducibly within a relatively small floor space without requiring a complete crash test facility.
2013-01-10
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Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is set to eclipse the airbag, antilock brakes, and even electronic stability control as one of the most significant developments in automotive safety, believes Andrew Miller, Research Director at Thatcham Research in the U.K.
2013-01-10
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Xtrac's fuel-saving hybrid automated manual transmission is lighter and smaller than dual-clutch designs, while providing more driver involvement for supercars.
2013-01-09
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Turning a hybrid into a plug-in hybrid takes a lot more development than simply adding cells to the battery pack, reflashing the controller, and installing a charging system. Here is insight into how Ford created its hybrid 2013 C-Max and its PEHV cousin, the C-Max Energi.
2013-01-08
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Cars being driven on battery power represent a danger to pedestrians—especially the blind and visually impaired—because the vehicles produce no engine noise. To mitigate that danger, NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) will require that electrified vehicles emit sound at low speed (less than 18 mph).
2013-01-07
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An Integrated Climate System Module is the prime design driver for Visteon's e-Bee concept, a vehicle interior vision for the year 2020.
2013-01-04
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Arnite PET XL-T, the thermally conductive thermoplastic polyester from DSM Engineering Plastics, offers automotive electronics developers and designers a solution in overcoming heat management issues in such components as fog lamp housings, lens holders, and adaptive forward lighting frames.
2013-01-04
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Cost remains the most significant challenge to overcome for composites to be more widely deployed in high-volume vehicles, according to a recent poll posted on AEI Online. Repairability was second, manufacturing/assembly third.
2013-01-03
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The Ford urban delivery vehicle gets a six-speed automatic, electric power steering, a 1.6-L EcoBoost that offers 30-mpg highway fuel economy, and a 2.5-L four that can be prepped for CNG and LPG. Short- and long-wheelbase models, as with minivan versions announced earlier, will be offered.
2013-01-03
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Annual global sales of electrified vehicles will reach 3.8 million by 2020, Pike Research forecasts in a new report. The company, part of Navigant's Energy Practice, projects the compound annual growth rate for hybrid vehicles at 6% for the remainder of the decade.
2013-01-03
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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is expressing gratitude to the U.S. Congress for including extensions and modifications of the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Credit and the Special Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property in final passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
2013-01-02
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Ecco’s Stick-A-LED warning lights are compact, high-intensity auxiliary LEDs designed to provide a strong warning signal with improved installation.
2013-01-02
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J.R. Merritt’s PRO-6H Hall-effect joystick offers the same heavy-duty mechanical construction as its PRO-6 with the improved life cycle of a noncontacting Hall-effect proportional output device.
2013-01-02
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Bonded hoses from Parker Hannifin are available in a twin- or multi-line configuration.
2013-01-02
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Set to launch on the 2014 CLA 45 AMG, a high-performance A-segment car, the new 4Matic features fully variable torque distribution and a PTO integrated into the 7-speed DCT.
2013-01-02
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A small Road Load Data Acquisition team counts on the highly efficient solution to perform more than 25 campaigns annually.
2013-01-02
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RheoSense’s µVISC TC, which is the newest member of the company's viscometer-rheometer-on-a-chip (VROC) family, is a precise temperature controller for the handheld µVISC viscometer.
2012-12-29
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Massachusetts specifically names SAE J2534 in “Right to Repair” law approved overwhelmingly by voters on Election Day. Law aims to enable independent garages to have full access to OE service information, reprogramming, and diagnostics.
2012-12-28
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Ford's recently announced plan to invest $733 million in southeastern Michigan plants is part of a larger plan to invest $6.2 billion in U.S. plants by 2015. The single largest investment for southeastern Michigan will be $305 million for facility modernization, new press lines, a scrap conveyor system, and other machinery and equipment at the Dearborn Stamping Plant.
2012-12-28
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The hybrid technology used in the 336E H was developed by Caterpillar in-house and is used to move the machine's upper structure.
2012-12-28
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Schaefer adds 19-in (483-mm) rack mount configurations to the Raptor Series of military power supplies.
2012-12-28
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Sensata Technologies offers two switchable thermal circuit breakers for the truck, bus, specialty vehicle, electric vehicle, and marine markets.
2012-12-28
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dSpace’s SystemDesk version 4.0 is a tool for completely modeling electronic control unit software in compliance with AUTOSAR R4.0.
2012-12-27
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She began her career as a co-op student at General Motors Assembly Division in Los Angeles more than 30 years ago, and now Grace Lieblein is GM Vice President of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. Previously, she was President and Managing Director of GM Brazil, overseeing the launch of nine new products in 15 months.
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