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FCEVs and hydrogen strategies target 2017

2014-12-03
At the recent 2014 L.A. Auto Show, various OEMs put their latest hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles on stage. Engineers developing FCEVs are working against overlapping regulatory clocks, and OEM collaborations are taking the some of the sting out of development time and costs.
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Connected/driverless car future seen in any of four scenarios

2014-12-03
"Futurist" Peter Schwartz at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show says car makers must gain enough of the increased value from connected car for the industry to succeed in producing an "intelligent fleet." Failure to take a leadership role was viewed as comparable to IBM leaving the development of the PC operating system to Microsoft.
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No 'shaky start' for Opel/Vauxhall’s new Corsa triple

2014-12-03
Thorsten Kniesa likes a quiet life, and as a senior member of the team that created Opel Group’s (Opel and Vauxhall) three-cylinder Ecotec gasoline engine, he has helped ensure that buyers of the just launched Corsa hatchback can also have one.
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Cybersecurity issues pondered at Connected Car Expo

2014-12-03
Although in-vehicle vulnerabilities have been identified, others exist in cloud-based systems. Public facilities, from traffic-light-controlling central computers to non-automotive infrastructure, may have little or no protection, speakers asserted.
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Chinese automakers focus on 'Internet mind-set'

2014-12-02
China’s automakers are gearing up to take advantage of smartphones and Internet services as they attempt to match the connectivity capabilities of their international competitors. Expanding their development programs and partnering with outsiders are key elements in the efforts.
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3-D tools help development teams collaborate

2014-12-01
Design and manufacturing challenges are becoming more complex and multi-dimensional, prompting design teams to expand their efforts to collaborate. This change is being aided by a shift to 3-D models, but that transition has issues that highlight the complexity of linking various groups.
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Laser measurement

2014-11-25
Ophir Photonics’ 1000WP-BB-34 high-power water cooled thermal sensor is designed with the requirement that all materials coming in contact with the cooling water are either copper or nonmetallic.
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Simulation software

2014-11-25
AVX has released a new version of its SpiCalci simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for its switch mode power supply capacitors.
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Micro machining center

2014-11-25
The YASDA YMC 430 Ver. II micro machining center from Methods Machine Tools, Inc. is suitable for the ultra-precise manufacturing and high surface finishes required on small, complex features in components and dies or molds.
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