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New Sandvik stainless tubing enables higher-pressure GDI

2014-03-14
To assist the automotive industry in its quest to develop ever more fuel-efficient technologies, Sandvik Materials Technology is launching two grades of seamless stainless tubing—Pressurfect and Pressurfect XP—to handle higher fuel pressures in gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines.
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Carbon and stainless steel solutions

2014-03-13
Out of the nearly 1500 technical papers being presented this year at the SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition, about 200 of them will focus on materials, and from a wide range of angles. In all, there will be 38 technical sessions with an emphasis on materials.
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FEV/DGE system automates HMI validation process

2014-03-12
DGE Inc.'s HMIts, which simulates a user’s speech and touch and then validates the response of the infotainment system, enables OEMs and Tier suppliers to perform repetitive testing on any HMI/infotainment system in a controlled environment, ensuring accurate results and eliminating the need for time-consuming and labor-intensive manual test plans.
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dSPACE enhances environment for electric motor controller testing

2014-03-12
dSPACE’s latest solution for electric motor testing combines SCALEXIO hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation technology with an DS2655 FPGA base module and a scalable electronic load to enable users to test electric motor control systems in a more realistic environment by emulating the real motor and generator currents.
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High-efficiency compression-ignition engine technology

2014-03-11
Aramco Services Co. (ASC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco), Saudi Aramco, and Saudi Aramco’s European subsidiary Aramco Overseas Co. (AOC), continues to develop a high-efficiency compression-ignition engine technology designed to use less processed fuels and will feature the technology at the SAE 2014 World Congress April 8-10 in Detroit.
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48-V system

2014-03-11
IAV will showcase its 48-V system at the SAE 2014 World Congress April 8-10 in Detroit.
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It takes two

2014-03-11
When electronic systems take control of an autonomous car, they need to perform perfectly every time. That’s prompting developers to build fault tolerance into systems.
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Tata Elxsi focuses on ADAS as bridge to autonomy

2014-03-11
Auto industry watchers are giving plenty of attention to the advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs) that will one day be linked together to provide autonomous driving. As design teams around the globe strive to improve safety with these standalone systems, Tata Elxsi is leveraging its digital signal processing to build a presence in ADAS development.
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Multi-fuel analyzer

2014-03-11
The Miniscan IRXpert analyzer from AMETEK Petrolab Co. is a portable multi-fuel analyzer for gasoline, diesel, and biodiesel blends incorporating mid-IR and near-IR spectroscopy to achieve accuracy of fuel properties. It will be displayed a the SAE 2014 World Congress in Detroit April 8-10.
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Browser-based automation software

2014-03-11
Elysium Inc.’s CADfeature 11.3 is a new browser-enhanced, feature-based program for repairing, migrating, and reporting on product engineering data that is exchanged within manufacturing organizations and their supply chains.
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Color multi-material 3-D printer

2014-03-10
The Objet500 Connex3 color multi-material 3-D printer from Stratasys is the first and only 3-D printer to combine colors with multi-material 3-D printing, according to the company.
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Enabling high-strength composites to reach their full potential

2014-03-10
The continued use of composite materials in aerospace has revealed other challenges that need to be addressed while the solutions to material and manufacturing cost are reduced. Before the widespread use of the material in transportation vehicles can be realized, safety challenges surrounding the material must be addressed.
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Vetting a better NASCAR window net mounting system

2014-03-10
Engineers at NASCAR's Research & Development Center in Concord, NC, recently performed three separate window net and window net mounting tests and used them to design an improved window net mounting system for the 2013 season.
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FlexRay, Ethernet vie for role as safety systems share data

2014-03-10
Changes in networking are likely to occur as safety systems are linked together to further reduce accidents and pave the way for autonomous driving. Many developers feel that the bandwidth of CAN (Controller Area Network) systems won’t meet emerging demands, so they’re moving toward Ethernet and FlexRay.
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LifeBelt prevents submarining

2014-03-10
LifeBelt is a webbing strap placed in the seat base, just below the seating surface, which is continuous with the standard seat belt and is loaded when the seat belt loads. Its effect is to form a loop around the upper leg area which encloses the pelvis and prevents submarining.
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