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2012-05-15
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Honeywell patent for R-1234yf revoked by European Patent Office, but company appeals and files additional patents. R-1234yf supply situation unlikely to improve until October. Cost issue creates possible opportunity for blend refrigerants. Refrigerant counterfeiting problems hit military.
2012-05-15
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Idle-stop may add to city fuel economy and is eligible for 2.9 g/mi carbon credits, so it is starting to appear as a U.S. option. Need for A/C operation leads to evaluation of evaporators with thermal storage in waxes. Delphi promises U.S. OE installation for 2015, following low-volume Behr system in European BMW 7 Series.
2012-05-15
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Preventing virus-compromised codes from causing disarray in the automated machines that handle crucial welding, assembly, and other tasks on the factory floor is gaining traction as an industry priority.
2012-05-14
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Ford on May 3 celebrated the opening of Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM), a new $450 million state-of-the-art passenger-vehicle manufacturing plant in Rayong. The first product out of FTM will be the Focus.
2012-05-14
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As Vehicle Engineering Manager for the Ford Escape, Ron Razzano is used to overcoming obstacles, managing hundreds of often-conflicting vehicle attributes. In his free time, Razzano also goes to great lengths to face challenges, often the peaks of some of the world’s top mountain ranges.
2012-05-14
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For commercial truckers and fleet owners, communications between vehicles could improve both fuel economy and safety. While the benefits can be significant, regulators question whether the technology will be adopted if it’s not required.
2012-05-14
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The first GTL knowledge product to launch focuses on ground vehicle electrification. Built from the ground up using agile-development techniques, with multiple interactions with industry-based testers, SAE’s GTL-EV is a unique subscription product.
2012-05-14
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In PPI's 2012 study on OEM-supplier relations, two OEMs gained higher marks in dealing with Tier 1s, and two OEMs declined.
2012-05-11
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The company says the philosophy behind the new pavers is threefold: lower consumption, lower emissions, and lower costs.
2012-05-11
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Osram has developed a Web-based smart phone app for designers of exterior automotive lighting called the Automotive Signal LED Selector. Available for the iPhone, Android, or Blackberry OS, or any device with a Web browser, the tool provides lighting designers and engineers with a mobile, convenient, and easy-to-use tool to select the right LEDs for the application. 
2012-05-09
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Head of Fiat and Abarth Design, Roberto Giolito, regards multipurpose vehicle design as being "under-explored" and explains what Fiat is doing about it via the new 500L.
2012-05-09
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Changing from alloy to composite materials for engine fan blades is an identified path to reducing overall engine weight by a significant amount—typically up to 1000 lb.
2012-05-09
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BASF, Voestalpine, and Bekaert are working together to develop steel-cord-reinforced injection molded parts that the companies believe will make a significant contribution to vehicle safety.
2012-05-09
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Atmel’s fully automotive-qualified maXTouch family of controllers enable touch capabilities for in-car control systems, extending its range of supported maXTouch applications from consumer and industrial into automotive.
2012-05-09
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Geartronics is working with Penny+Giles, a business group of Curtiss Wright Controls, to improve shift times and reliability of its motorsport paddleshift system for semi-automatic gearboxes.
2012-05-09
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A seatbelt innovation from Autoliv covers the shoulder that is unprotected in the conventional three-point belt. The company's vertically oriented two-point belt supplements the three-point, the latter of which is very effective in frontal crashes but less so in other types such as side-impact, rollover, and crashes in which the vehicle rotates.
2012-05-09
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Thomas & Betts' Blackburn KUBE motor lead disconnects provide a fast, snap-together connection that saves time in changing out electric motors, eliminating the need to cut through insulating tape and unbolt conventional lugs.
2012-05-09
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Autonet Mobile, a provider of applications and connectivity platforms for vehicles, has entered into a strategic partnership with Bosch's Car Multimedia Division on an Internet-Protocol-based telematics control unit (TCU).
2012-05-09
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SABIC Innovative Plastics expands its Lexan polycarbonate portfolio with three new engineered film grades to help satisfy the growing demand for cost reduction, greater design flexibility, higher performance, and compliance with global environmental regulations.
2012-05-09
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Texas Instruments' ADS1115-Q1 is the industry's most highly integrated automotive-qualified 16-bit delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter (ADC), claims the company.
2012-05-09
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Melexis’ MLX90620 FIRray sensing device uses the company’s noncontact temperature measurement technology to create a cost-effective thermography solution that is suitable in applications such as pedestrian detection, close-range blind-spot detection, and occupancy classification.
2012-05-07
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Test World Oy is building what it claims is the world's first year-round indoor winter test center, just where one would expect it—within the Arctic Circle. The facility “will remove one of the biggest bottlenecks in the development of vehicles: winter test dependence on the season and prevailing weather,” Harri Eskelinen, President and CEO of the Finland-based company, said in a news release.
2012-05-04
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Rolls-Royce's first manufacturing facility outside of the U.K., the new Seletar industrial campus, contains research and training, wide-chord fan blade production, and assembly and test facilities, along with other resources to support the 1000 staff who will work there.
2012-05-03
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SAE International's J1772 “combo connector,” which will allow for both slower ac charging and faster dc charging of plug-in vehicles using a single vehicle electrical inlet, gets its first North American public demo next week after months of internal testing by automakers.
2012-05-03
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Mike Mansuetti has been named President of Robert Bosch LLC, effective July 1. In this position he will work closely with the business units and sales organizations to guide the regional growth strategy with a focus on cross divisional business opportunities and new business areas.
2012-05-03
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The 2012 release of Delcam’s PowerINSPECT hardware-independent inspection software includes a number of extra options to make inspection easier, as well as features the addition of basic reverse engineering functionality to the point-cloud module.
2012-04-30
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Linear variable differential transformers (LVDTs) from RDP Electrosense are electromechanical transducers used to monitor railway tracks.
2012-04-30
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Honeywell adds the SS39ET integrated circuits series to its linear Hall-effect magnetic position sensor product line.
2012-04-30
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U. S. roads could become a web of vehicles communicating with each other automatically by 2025, bringing about improvements in safety and congestion.
2012-04-30
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Ford invited SAE Magazines to its German crash-test center to witness a B-Max side-impact demonstration to show that the car's Easy Access Door System "is as safe as it is innovative”.
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