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2012-12-13
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Significant vehicle mass reduction—up to 20%—is achievable if weight reduction is pursued as part of a "full-vehicle approach," according to a study by FEV Inc. released Dec. 13. The company used a 2010 Toyota Venza for its research because that model was used in an earlier, related study.
2012-12-13
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The City of Raleigh is the first municipality nationwide to join a special program to test wireless electric vehicle charging technology. It joins six other participants to date in the second phase of Evatran's so-called Apollo Program launching early in 2013 to further demonstrate the company's technology, which it brands Plugless Power.
2012-12-13
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While John Deere is enjoying success with its existing JDLink connectivity technology, it is exploring new forms of connectivity such as mobile devices.
2012-12-12
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Two heavyweights in the automotive and aerospace industries are joining minds on lighter materials. BMW and Boeing on Dec. 12 announced they would do joint research on carbon-fiber recycling and share knowledge about the material and its manufacture.
2012-12-12
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Most aircraft still carry multiple radios even though many suppliers tout the benefits of SDR.
2012-12-11
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A low-cost system on the 2013 Spark and Sonic introduces Apple's Siri and $50 BringGo navigation. The 2014 Impala has upscale Cadillac CUE-derived MyLink with embedded navigation and a screen resembling a smartphone.
2012-12-11
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DAF Trucks unveiled its first Euro-VI compliant vehicle, the DAF XF heavy truck, at the recent IAA Hanover Show and has now revealed further details.
2012-12-11
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New model range begins with a 2.5-L Skyactiv gasoline engine but adds a 2.2-L Skyactiv diesel with 14.0:1 compression ratio after mid-2013. The car also features a Mazda U.S. first, regenerative braking with capacitor energy capture.
2012-12-11
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The luxury sedan has rear steering with a separate motor at each wheel, and its new engine features I-VTEC valvetrain integrated electronically with re-engineered control of a cylinder deactivation system and computer-controlled engine mounts.
2012-12-11
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Just one year since the 2012 all-new model, Honda performs major changes to overcome styling and interior criticism, with most hard plastic interior trim replaced. Structural changes are intended to ACE the new frontal crash test.
2012-12-11
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It will be available in two wheelbases, one close to the 1984 Chrysler minivan's. Rear suspension will be changed to improve ride, and new engines will be offered for better performance, up to 30 mpg highway fuel economy. Commercial variants are to come.
2012-12-11
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Base engine is 2.5-L naturally aspirated unit, and fuel economy is up 17% and highway number is 32 mpg as Subaru replaces four-speed automatic with CVT that has adaptive learning. The 2.0-L turbo is rated at 250 hp (187 kW). Vehicle size is almost unchanged, but rear-seat legroom is increased and cargo area is larger.
2012-12-11
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An extension of the EPCOS multilayer varistors product range, TDK Corp.’s new E series protects from current surge pulses in automotive electronics.
2012-12-11
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Osram Opto Semiconductors’ Oslon LX is an affordable LED for widespread application in the automotive sector, providing visual and technical enhancements to automobiles from high-end to entry-level segments.
2012-12-10
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Although about 96% of today's passenger vehicles already are equipped with black boxes (formally called event data recorders, or EDRs), NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is proposing to require their fitment to all new light passenger vehicles of less than 8500 lb.
2012-12-10
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ARPA-e program involves several companies, government labs, and universities developing solutions so the U.S. can take advantage of its abundant natural gas reserves.
2012-12-10
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The SV-20 honing system combines Sunnen’s new linear servo-stroking technology with the power and capacity to drive multistone diamond tools for OEM-quality bore geometry on automotive/truck blocks, cylinder liners, and similar large parts.
2012-12-07
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By the year 2025, fully autonomous driving could be a reality, according to the Tier 1 supplier of advanced driver assistance systems. Its development will be spurred by safety concerns, insurance industry incentives, and even regulation.
2012-12-06
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The growing use of electronics is driving equipment makers to focus on improving safety and reliability.
2012-12-06
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Annual growth in biofuels has been strong but is expected to slow in the near future.
2012-12-06
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OEMs and their suppliers are creating new hydraulic systems and components, using new fluids and remanufacturing to save energy and reduce the environmental impact of off-highway equipment.
2012-12-05
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Along with optimized design, including the integration of functions for individual components, new materials for heavy-truck applications are leading ZF’s lightweight charge. One example on display at the IAA show was a “study” of a four-point link made from glass-fiber-reinforced plastic that reduces weight by 25% compared to the standard cast component.
2012-12-05
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The automotive industry was more than twice as innovative in 2012 than it was in 2011, according to the 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list compiled by the IP & Science unit of Thomson Reuters. The full report released Dec. 4 listing the awards and describing the selection methodology is available here.
2012-12-05
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A Prodrive-led consortium is focusing on developing the technology for electrified vehicles, bringing meaningful weight and cost savings.
2012-12-05
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The prototype, sans body panels, was produced in less than two years. The six-passenger design, reflecting Gen Y social values, was exhibited at the 2012 SEMA Show. It uses a 1.5-L turbocharged four-cylinder for front drive and adds hybrid electric drive in the rear for power, economy, and all-wheel-drive capability.
2012-12-04
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New York City’s Lincoln Center served as the backdrop for Ford's “reboot” of its luxury brand as the Lincoln Motor Company. The revival begins with the MKZ midsize sedan, but further differentiation could come from more exclusive high-performance versions of existing powerplants, plus perhaps European engines. And Ford’s rear-drive architecture, used by the Mustang, and it is being evaluated for luxury performance car use.
2012-12-04
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Lightweight combustion chamber walls stay cool because hot-burning propellant remains confined to a central cyclone
2012-12-04
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The key to executing great vehicle infotainment systems is so much more than designing the screen. Two experts from Altia create a scenario with an OEM customer to explain how they develop the user-interface experience.
2012-12-04
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The fourth generation of the pioneering compact crossover utility also gains a conventionally hinged rear liftgate and has an upgraded AWD system. Fuel economy increases to a claimed 31 mpg highway.
2012-12-04
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The Series SW44863 split-image switch series from Electro-Mech Components is suitable for high-density instrumentation panels and display areas.
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