Webb Vortex brake drums from Webb Severe Duty are suitable for high frequency stopping applications such as refuse trucks and other fleets that carry heavy loads and make repeated stops throughout their daily operation.
Using gasoline in modified truck diesel engines can result in more than 50% efficiency if the combustion process is done correctly, according to research conducted at Lund University in Sweden. By employing a partially premixed combustion (PPC) process, fuel consumption for gasoline engines could be cut in half, the researchers claim.
To assist the automotive industry in its quest to develop ever more fuel-efficient technologies, Sandvik Materials Technology is launching two grades of seamless stainless tubing—Pressurfect and Pressurfect XP—to handle higher fuel pressures in gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines.
Out of the nearly 1500 technical papers being presented this year at the SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition, about 200 of them will focus on materials, and from a wide range of angles. In all, there will be 38 technical sessions with an emphasis on materials.
dSPACE’s latest solution for electric motor testing combines SCALEXIO hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation technology with an DS2655 FPGA base module and a scalable electronic load to enable users to test electric motor control systems in a more realistic environment by emulating the real motor and generator currents.
Increased fuel efficiency—by as much as 10% or more—and reduced cost are two compelling reasons to consider any new technology. And these are two of the major benefits Ricardo claims for its new TorqStor advanced flywheel energy storage system.
DGE Inc.'s HMIts, which simulates a user’s speech and touch and then validates the response of the infotainment system, enables OEMs and Tier suppliers to perform repetitive testing on any HMI/infotainment system in a controlled environment, ensuring accurate results and eliminating the need for time-consuming and labor-intensive manual test plans.
Auto industry watchers are giving plenty of attention to the advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs) that will one day be linked together to provide autonomous driving. As design teams around the globe strive to improve safety with these standalone systems, Tata Elxsi is leveraging its digital signal processing to build a presence in ADAS development.
The Miniscan IRXpert analyzer from AMETEK Petrolab Co. is a portable multi-fuel analyzer for gasoline, diesel, and biodiesel blends incorporating mid-IR and near-IR spectroscopy to achieve accuracy of fuel properties. It will be displayed a the SAE 2014 World Congress in Detroit April 8-10.
Aramco Services Co. (ASC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco), Saudi Aramco, and Saudi Aramco’s European subsidiary Aramco Overseas Co. (AOC), continues to develop a high-efficiency compression-ignition engine technology designed to use less processed fuels and will feature the technology at the SAE 2014 World Congress April 8-10 in Detroit.