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2011-11-18
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Where the high end brands go, the mass market will be quick to follow.
2011-11-17
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In the race to improve EV traction motors, engineers are looking beyond the two popular incumbent technologies: interior-permanent magnet and induction machines.
2011-11-17
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The global auto industry uses more than 80% of the world’s dysprosium, the total annual production of which is about 1000 t (1100 ton)—“and it’s all mined in Szechuan, China,” said SAE International E-Motors Symposium speaker Jack Lifton, Founding Principal of Technology Metals Research.
2011-11-17
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Aircraft makers are teaming with cellular and satellite service providers to let consumers access the Web at any elevation regardless of weather conditions.
2011-11-17
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The trend to independent shops reflects the aging of car fleets, independents' improved access to OE service information and real-world “fix” data, plus a lower operating cost structure. Dealers counter with “quick service” lanes and older-car service discounts, but some prefer finding profit in selling parts and discounted reflashing of modules to independents.
2011-11-17
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The Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) has begun its first helicopter ab-initio technician training class with 15 students, signaling the start of a long-term plan devised by Eurocopter and CAFUC to develop a pool of qualified helicopter technicians to meet China’s future needs in the expanding general aviation sector.
2011-11-17
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Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) have partnered to add additional flight training capability in Baku, Azerbaijan. The long-term agreement adds the new AZAL Aviation Training Center to Boeing’s global network of flight training campuses.
2011-11-17
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SORL Auto Parts Inc. is claiming a technology breakthrough with a new electronic foot brake valve for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. Compared with conventional foot brake valves, the company's new product uses both traditional air pressure and electronic brake signals.
2011-11-17
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Honda on Nov. 8 held a ceremony in Guangzhou, China, to commemorate the start of demonstration testing of electric vehicles (EVs). The model to be used is the Fit, equipped with electromotive technologies such as an advanced lithium-ion battery and coaxial motors that Honda has used in development of the FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle.
2011-11-17
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“We expect increases in raw material prices—there will be no relaxation in the future,” warned Dr. Wolfgang Bernhart, a partner with strategy consultants Roland Berger.
2011-11-16
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The laptop world has nothing on the automotive industry when it comes to meeting rigorous battery specs.
2011-11-16
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So for the sake of expediency, I thought it might be useful to pull what I believe are significant and frank quotes and comments out of my Reporter’s Notebook and offer them here.
2011-11-16
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One may complain about whether the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) proposal formally released by the U.S. government on Nov. 16 goes too far or not far enough, but no one will be able to complain that not enough time elapsed from when the proposal was made to when it went into effect.
2011-11-16
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ThermoEnergy Corp., a supplier of wastewater recovery technology and systems, has teamed with Envirogen Ireland Ltd. to pursue European markets for the recovery and recycling of aircraft deicing fluids (ADF) from storm water.
2011-11-16
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Vistagy’s SyncroFIT streamlines the communication of fastener data to manufacturing systems.
2011-11-16
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Boeing formed a collaborative agreement to work with Hawai'i BioEnergy on renewable energy sources for creating aviation fuel. Boeing and Hawai'i BioEnergy will look at various crops including sorghum and eucalyptus as potential sources that can be grown locally and converted to jet fuel.
2011-11-16
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Caterpillar Inc. plans to build a mining truck facility in Batam, Indonesia, to produce a range of chassis and bodies that will be shipped to customers throughout Asia-Pacific. Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman announced the growth plans for mining at the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit “because much of the global demand for commodities today is being driven by the positive economic growth and development that is taking place in the growth markets of the Asia-Pacific region.”
2011-11-16
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Raytheon Co. won a $31.1 million contract to design lighter, power-efficient devices that the U.S. military uses to securely transmit voice and data traffic. It is the first technology upgrade to the shoebox-shaped devices in more than two decades.
2011-11-16
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The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a $383 million contract to maintain, operate, and sustain the Persistent Threat Detection Systems (PTDS). The tethered aerostat provides real-time, around-the-clock reconnaissance and surveillance of broad geographic areas for warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan.
2011-11-16
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TransDigm Group Inc., a designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components for commercial and military aircraft, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Harco Laboratories Inc., for approximately $84 million in cash.
2011-11-16
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Purpose-designed for EVs, the permanent-magnet-type motor will see its production launch in a few months.
2011-11-15
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The cathode is the "energy-carrying heart" of the lithium-ion battery, according to Umicore's Tom Van Billinghen, and rethinking its materials and design is key to helping to reduce Li-ion battery costs.
2011-11-15
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SHANGHAI, CHINA—Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2011—“Me-chem-tronics” is the convergence of mechanical, chemical, and electrical/electronics engineering skills that are defining automotive product development jobs now and in the future, due to new vehicle designs, powertrains, and materials.
2011-11-15
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A standard automatic transmission that holds the gear in manual mode operation until the driver shifts and an in-vehicle system for tracking linear and lateral acceleration take the 2013 Ford Mustang and its stable of variants into a new performance arena.
2011-11-15
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SHANGHAI, CHINA—Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2011—One of the auto industry’s most respected battery experts is cautiously optimistic that a Chevrolet Volt battery fire that occurred weeks after a government crash test won’t affect the public’s attitude toward EVs.
2011-11-15
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Paul Mascarenas, Ford Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering, issued the challenge in his opening address for the recent SEMA Show. The remainder of the week, exhibitors showed they are ready for future car developments, including installation of compatible feature content in models already on the road.
2011-11-15
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Blog from the 2011 SAE International Batteries and E-Motors Summit SHANGHAI, CHINA, Monday evening, Nov. 14, 2011—China’s bold plan to produce 1 million electric vehicles per year by 2015 is being reevaluated by the Beijing government, with much work to be done on a revised plan, according to a top Chinese automotive official in his Nov. 14 keynote address at the 2011 SAE International Vehicle Battery Summit.
2011-11-14
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Engineers will be so successful at improving the internal-combustion (IC) engine that global oil use will decline even as the number of vehicles in the global car fleet increases by 80% from 2010 to 2035.
2011-11-14
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Though shy of taking the leap to CATIA V6, the Canadian aircraft OEM put substantial investment in a new PLM infrastructure around V5.
2011-11-14
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Southwest Microwave’s SSBP-20 miniature microwave coax contact assemblies fit into the small, standard size 20 contact cavities of D-subminiature connectors and also size 20 (and larger) contact cavities for standard MIL-DTL-38999 circular connectors.
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