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SwRI-led AC2AT consortium pushes diesel emission control systems development

2017-07-08
Stringent fuel-efficiency and criteria-pollutant standards call for new combustion strategies. The Advanced Combustion Catalyst and Aftertreatment Technologies consortium led by Southwest Research Institute reinvents existing technologies and experiments with new catalysts to meet standards.
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Flaw detector

2017-07-07
Optimized for single-handed operation, Olympus’ EPOCH 6LT flaw detector combines an ergonomic design with powerful ultrasonic functionality in an instrument built specifically for rope access and high portability applications.
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Senate proposes funding days ahead of OA-X experiment

2017-07-03
On June 28, 2017, days ahead of the July 2017 U.S. Air Force light attack aircraft experiment, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed a preliminary vote for a proposed annual defense budget that included $1.2 billion for “a fleet of Light Attack/Observation aircraft.”
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In pursuit of networked drone operations

2017-06-28
Recently NASA researchers were officially cleared to begin formal feasibility studies on advanced Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) concepts under NASA’s Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) project. The investigations, three in total, are expected to take between 24 and 30 months to complete.
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Automated Guided Vehicle platform

2017-06-28
Agile1500 Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) platform from Comau features the flexibility to be deployed across a wide range of manufacturing and non-manufacturing scenarios.
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IP battle not expected in PSA takeover of GM Europe

2017-06-28
Unraveling GM ktechnology from Opel to prepare for PSA's takeover means dealing with many issues from platforms to electrified propulsion and plants. Expert Dr. Paul Nieuwenhuis provides insight.
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Vehicle connectivity demands teamwork

2017-06-28
Automotive suppliers and companies from other fields are jockeying to team up with the right group of partners to provide services for the growing "ecosystem" of connected vehicles and smart cities.
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Pedestrian headforms

2017-06-25
Used for pedestrian safety testing, Diversified Technical Systems’ pedestrian headforms (which emulate a human head) embedded data acquisition solution are instrumented with a triaxial accelerometer and miniature SLICE NANO data recorder inside and then launched at a vehicle’s hood and windshield to test for potential injuries that may be sustained by pedestrians.
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Heavy-haul planetary drive axles

2017-06-23
Marmon-Herrington’s new 90,000 lb Sisu tandem axle set and new 136,000 lb Sisu tridem axle set are double reduction planetary drive axles designed for heavy-duty applications within the North American truck market.
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