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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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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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Slimmer, stronger A- and B-pillars

2015-03-05
One of the main goals of ThyssenKrupp’s InCar plus (phase 2) project is weight reduction, which experts achieved with new A- and B-pillar concepts.
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Editorial: High-voltage developments

2015-03-05
Tightening vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations and increasing demand for onboard electrical power means that higher voltages, in the form of supplemental 48-volt subsystems, may soon be nearing production.
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Cummins in production with 'simplified' Tier 4 Final engines

2015-03-05
The QSF and QSB engines use filter-free, flow-through exhaust aftertreatment systems and a clean-combustion formula focused on fuel efficiency, providing a lower cost of operation and higher uptime availability as rental companies in particular transition their fleets to Tier 4 Final-compliant equipment.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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