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Conti revives an old concept for its New Wheel for EVs

2017-08-22
The wheel rim consists of two aluminium (Al) parts, the inner Al carrier star with the Al brake disk and the outer Al rim well with the tyre. Unlike a conventional disc brake, the New Wheel Concept brake engages the Al disk from the inside. This allows it to have a particularly large diameter, enhancing braking performance.
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A secure attachment to 3D printing

2017-08-21
Additive manufacturing (AM) is seemingly the cure-all for the manufacture of complex products, but as the potential for AM continues to increase, so too does the cyber target on its back.
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Honeywell’s new sensors self-diagnose internal failures

2017-08-21
Honeywell says the sensors were designed to improve the performance of aircraft systems and reduce maintenance costs associated with false readings. The Integral Health Monitoring aerospace proximity sensors can detect when a sensor has been damaged or impacted.
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Venturi effect powers Dayco's new brake-assist system

2017-08-21
The Activac system debuted on 2017MY Ford F-150s powered by the second-generation 3.5-L EcoBoost V6. Weighing 1.82 lb, the vacuum-generation system, including hoses, replaced a 2.27 lb cam-driven mechanical pump.
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Delphi adds to autonomy arsenal

2017-08-18
Delphi positions itself for wider access to emerging autonomous-driving technology with an investment in Israel-based Lidar developer Innoviz Technologies.
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Vehicle sound-generating system

2017-08-18
Bruël & Kjær’s VSound Type 3115 vehicle sound-generating system—from both interior and exterior perspectives—enables virtual NVH prototype evaluation in the context of a real vehicle, without the need for a PC in the vehicle.
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High-strength aluminum alloys

2017-08-17
Constellium HSA6 from Constellium N.V. is a new generation of high-strength 6000-series alloys designed to help automakers meet growing demand for lighter-weight vehicles. It is in production for several 2017 and 2018 model year vehicles, including the Mini Countryman.
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High-speed camera

2017-08-17
Fastec Imaging’s IL5 5MP high-speed camera enables users to record high-speed events for airbag and automotive component testing, troubleshooting and safety using slow motion replay.
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Positioning for hybrid growth

2017-08-15
BorgWarner is targeting P2 hybrid applications with its new modular systems portfolio to give OEMs optimal electrified-driveline flexibility.
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PEM fuel cell ScanEagle UAV completes test flights

2017-08-12
A Protonex and Insitu development team focused on packaging and integrating existing PEM fuel cell technology with the airframe. The resulting design comprised a redundant double stack design that produces 1.2 kW of power.
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Irkut's MC-21 takes first flight, thanks to a global team

2017-08-12
Eaton manufactured engine-driven pumps for the first flying MC-21 prototype and supplied additional system sub-components including thermal bypass valves, while Pratt & Whitney supplied its PW1000G GTF engine and Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, and Elbit supplies various avionics systems.
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U of M-Dearborn students engineer new autonomous shuttle system

2017-08-09
A recent Engineering program at the University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus jettisoned lectures and text books and replaced them with a fresh Design, Build, and Test curriculum including new lean-Startup courses addressing customer discovery techniques.
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