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2011-12-19
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As voice recognition becomes a de facto control technique for many tasks, there’s a growing move to handle some of the processing via cloud computing. This shift comes as software providers strive to make voice recognition even easier for automakers to deploy.
2011-12-16
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The use of “smart” special materials—in this initial case, tiles—has the potential to radically alter the way military platforms are defended, and used.
2011-12-16
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Ford Motor Co. is prepping a next-generation Transit van for the North American market as part of ongoing upgrades to its commercial vehicle (CV) lineup. Ford is also working with Azure Dynamics to develop a plug-in hybrid-electric Super Duty F-450/F-550, with production likely starting in 2014.
2011-12-16
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Daimler's engineering subsidiary will broaden its scope beyond the automotive industry if the agreed-upon acquisition by Paris-based AKKA Technologies of a 65% stake in MBtech is approved by regulatory authorities.
2011-12-16
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Caterpillar Inc. plans to build a new, $150 million engine manufacturing facility in India that will produce Perkins-branded 4000 Series engines. A company spokesman told SAE Off-Highway Engineering that Caterpillar is “still not in a position to publically announce the location of the new facility,” and he declined to share the plant’s expected production volume.
2011-12-16
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Researchers from Hyundai-Kia detail a disc-adapter-integrated hub to which the avoidance of braking heat and thermal radiation is applied. They also reveal that a weight reduction as well as a capacity increase on the front axle are achieved in comparison with the conventional wheel end module.
2011-12-16
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At its plant in Wayne, MI, Ford in 2012 will add two hybrid variants to the assembly mix, joining two gasoline and one battery-electric variants of the Focus.
2011-12-15
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Innovation Network Corp. of Japan (INCJ), Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate their forklift businesses into a new company to be established and operated mainly by INCJ.
2011-12-14
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E-Max 903-E, a joint launch from Ellsworth Adhesives and Dymax, is a light-cure conformal coating engineered to cure with UV and visible light using Dymax’s broad spectrum and LED curing equipment.
2011-12-13
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Manufacturers of passenger cars are increasingly utilizing structural adhesives to provide added strength, durability, weight savings, and design benefits to vehicle body structure. And now the trend has extended to the commercial transportation market, according to an expert from Dow Automotive Systems.
2011-12-13
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Continental tests 120,000 tires a year globally; the company's Scott Armstrong reveals technology and techniques.
2011-12-12
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BorgWarner's centrifugal electro-hydraulic (CEH) actuator offers a reduced bill of material while delivering greater control accuracy and quick response.
2011-12-08
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In a highly unusual admission by an auto company, Lotus officials say bluntly that the first-generation Evora, introduced in 2008, wasn’t good enough; criticism has been heeded and evaluated, and major efforts made by the company to ensure the MY2012 car is much improved.
2011-12-08
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The average car finds use for about 5000 capacitors, according to Kemet, one of the world’s largest suppliers of the types used in automobiles.
2011-12-08
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Intelligent machine control and considered ergonomics can significantly improve performance and enhance safety.
2011-12-08
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If applied as power source to electric drives on an implement, the ZF-­TERRA+ system can yield fuel savings and increased available power up to 5-10% on the tractor through better efficiency when compared to conventional hydraulic drives.
2011-12-08
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The RTV900XT features an all-new hydrostatic transmission that offers high torque to optimize towing and hauling performance.
2011-12-08
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Mentor Graphics' Inflexion user interface (UI) technology is now integrated with the GENIVI Alliance-compliant Mentor Embedded in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) base platform.
2011-12-08
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R&S RTO oscilloscopes from Rohde & Schwarz have a new option that offers all the features needed for fast and reliable FlexRay debugging.
2011-12-08
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Steel is a staple in the design of heavy-duty equipment and vehicles that carry heavy loads for a living. But that doesn’t mean these machines can’t stand to shed a few pounds here and there, especially if it means increasing fuel efficiency or upping payload capacity at no penalty to durability. That's exactly what Caterpillar is pursuing.
2011-12-08
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General Motors patented the ferritic-nitro carburizing (FNC) process and will apply it to 80% of its U.S. production brake rotors by 2016. Shiny, hard-wearing rotors are the result.
2011-12-07
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Engineers show that a pre-turbine aftertreatment system offers clear and distinct benefits in terms of compact, cost-effective emissions reductions.
2011-12-06
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Regulations developed by committees are among the factors behind the expanding focus on safety. The committees that create standards are also playing a big role in the effort to improve safety.
2011-12-05
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BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corp. on Dec. 1 signed a memorandum of understanding for mid- to long-term collaboration on next-generation environment-friendly technologies. One definite area of collaborative research is next-generation lithium-ion battery technologies.
2011-12-05
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American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AAM) has expanded its existing joint venture (JV) with Hefei Automobile Axle Co., Ltd. (HAAC), a subsidiary of the JAC Group (Anhui Jianghuai Automotive Group Co., Ltd.), to include 100% of HAAC’s light commercial axle business.
2011-12-01
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Poclain Hydraulics offers a joystick dedicated to agricultural applications and designed for use with electronic controllers.
2011-12-01
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Dana's Spicer Central Tire Inflation System was designed to maximize the mobility of agricultural equipment by adjusting tire pressure to provide the optimum footprint on any terrain.
2011-12-01
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Molex offers a sealed Mizu-P25 miniature wire-to-wire waterproof connector solution for transportation and other rugged applications requiring improved mating and protection against dust and water.
2011-12-01
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A class of modular open standards approach (MOSA)-compliant packaged commercial off-the-shelf (PCOTS)-distributed computing subsystems from Curtiss-Wright Controls addresses DOD targets for military ground vehicle hardware.
2011-12-01
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BAE Systems and Visteon Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop in-vehicle electronics technology for the automotive and defense markets. The cooperation combines BAE Systems’ advanced scientific and engineering expertise with Visteon’s range of automotive electronics solutions and system-integration knowledge.
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