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In-sight software

2014-02-17
Cognex Corp.’s In-Sight Explorer 4.9 software offers an expanded set of inspection tools and an enhanced Cognex Connect communications suite that features the iQ Sensor Solution network (iQSS).
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Volvo CE’s road to the future

2014-02-14
As Vice President of Product Platforms for Volvo Construction Equipment, Alan Berger (SAE member, 2013) is responsible for the life-cycle management of the product line, its profitability, commercial performance, evolution, and strategy.
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Forming a strong bond between materials

2014-02-14
Multi-material vehicles are becoming more prevalent as automakers attempt to reduce vehicle weight and boost fuel efficiency. Selecting the proper adhesive is critical when bonding dissimilar materials.
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Kia Soul EV unveiled in Chicago

2014-02-14
The 2015 Soul EV debuts as Kia's first all-electric vehicle for the U.S. market. With its 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery and 81.4-kW electric motor, the expected driving range is 80-100 miles (129-161 km).
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PEEK wear compounds

2014-02-14
The LUVOCOM 8000 series of PEEK wear compounds from Lehvoss North America incorporates proprietary additives that further elevate the wear resistance of PEEK compounds.
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Nano circular connector

2014-02-14
TE Connectivity’s CeeLok FAS-T nano circular connector is a nano-miniature, rugged I/O connector capable of meeting 10 gigabit Ethernet performance.
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Integrated servo motor

2014-02-14
Designed for battery-powered and low-voltage applications, the MAC402 from JVL is the V dc version of the MAC400 400-W integrated servo motor.
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Hard chrome process

2014-02-14
The ANKOR Hydraulics hard chrome process from Enthone delivers corrosion resistance while offering a more sustainable alternative to other high-efficiency, etch-free hard chrome processes for hydraulics/fluid power applications.
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Inline caster

2014-02-14
Hamilton Standard custom engineered an all-stainless inline caster for a major aerospace supplier.
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CARB: 54.5 mpg CAFE not enough to spur EV technologies

2014-02-12
The new "oil boom" is causing California's air-quality regulators to develop new policies to stimulate the industry's investments in ZEV technologies, and hopefully accelerate hybrid and EV sales, a member of the Air Resources Board told the 2014 SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium audience.
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Methodology developed for safer hood design

2014-02-12
The methodology enables material selection and design optimization of energy absorbers for pedestrian protection based on a simple laboratory test and FE model, eliminating the need for extensive vehicle testing.
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Variable trailer design drastically cuts aerodynamic drag

2014-02-11
Researchers from Graz University of Technology consider the aerodynamic characteristics of general modifications to the outer contour of long-distance haulage trailers, including a new approach for the realization of a variable trailer rear end.
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Tools, partnerships provide security for software

2014-02-11
Security is becoming a major factor for automakers, driven by several of the dominant industry trends. Connectivity and increasing volumes of software are among the factors prompting many design teams to partner with security specialists.
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Bose, NXP team up to hush powertrains

2014-02-06
The team offers its noise-management capabilities to automakers so they can implement Bose Active Sound Management technology on vehicles that don’t have Bose speakers and amplifiers.
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Denso joins driver distraction consortium

2014-02-04
In teaming with Honda, Subaru, Jaguar Land Rover, MIT AgeLab, and Touchstone Evaluations to do basic research, Denso's Doug Patton says objective is "toolkit" for developing new HMIs.
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Refining heavy-duty diesel fuel systems

2014-02-03
How are heavy-duty diesel fuel systems likely to evolve in Europe, now that Euro-VI, the tightest yet emissions regulations applied to heavy trucks and buses in the European Union, have come into force for all new vehicles? Delphi's Heavy-Duty Diesel Systems Engineering Director, David Draper, offers his insights.
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