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2011-05-13
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Managing battery packs for electrified powertrains is a major challenge, but battery management has been relatively ignored by teams designing the majority of cars with internal combustion engines. That’s changing swiftly as stop start technology begins to gain market acceptance.
2011-05-13
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Continental has come up with a new center stack module concept that it claims provides harmonious surfaces and greater freedom of design. One of the on-screen driver information sources is tire pressure monitoring, and Continental has just issued a recommendation that OEMs should use direct measuring technology with a sensor in each tire.
2011-05-13
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The shift to digital broadcasting and the emergence of vehicle-to vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications may drive a shift to software defined radio (SDR). NXP Semiconductor is promoting these computer-like radios, which use software to handle a range of radio frequencies.
2011-05-13
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Everspin Technologies, a fledgling supplier of a new type of memory chips, has begun shipping automotive grade devices as part of a move to make automotive one of its mainstay markets. The magnetic memory supplier highlighted its market entrance by highlighting usage on a BMW team racing motorcycle.
2011-05-13
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As news of cyber attacks and viruses sent over networks becomes increasingly more common, the auto industry is starting to put more emphasis on security. Chipmakers are adding encryption technologies that will help prevent hackers from altering code.
2011-05-12
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Kent E. Helfrich, Executive Director, Electronics Integration & Software, GM Powertrain, and Executive Lead, EcoCAR Challenge, meets with AEI to discuss the use of modeling tools in the three-year collegiate engineering competition.
2011-05-11
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A123 Systems, developer and manufacturer of Nanophosphate lithium-ion batteries and systems, has signed a production agreement with Smith Electric Vehicles to supply battery modules for Smith’s lineup of zero-emission, all-electric commercial vehicles (CVs).
2011-05-10
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The Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) is comprised of a core research facility, with capability for full climatic, durability, and life-cycle testing, and an integrated research and training facility, with space dedicated for research, education, and training.
2011-05-10
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Mohamed Alamgir, Research Director, LG Chem Power Inc., updates on how the Chevrolet Volt battery systems are performing in the field and discusses cell replacement concerns and forthcoming vehicles to feature LG Chem battery cells.
2011-05-09
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Classroom walls adorned with dimensional paper models and foam cutouts helped convey the creative language of the college students competing in a steel wheels design challenge.
2011-05-09
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A new family of Lotus-designed, mechanically simple gasoline engines would be produced by a commodity-component supplier for high-volume OEM applications.
2011-05-09
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Jay Iyengar, Chrysler's Global Director and Chief Engineer of Electrified Powertrain Systems, talks about her company's hybrid and EV developments in this AEI video interview from April's 2011 SAE World Congress.
2011-05-06
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Shigeki Terashi, 57, has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America (TEMA). He also has been appointed President of the Toyota Technical Center (TTC), also located in Ann Arbor, MI.
2011-05-05
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Dana Holding Corp. has launched a new line of SVL drivetrain components for the automotive, commercial-vehicle, and off-highway aftermarkets. Designed specifically for post-warranty vehicles with lower usage cycles, SVL products will initially launch in North America and feature universal joints for the light- and commercial-vehicle markets as well as ring and pinion gear sets for heavy-duty applications.
2011-05-05
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Not every design project can afford its own Skunk Works, but using team-like power and superior management to explore multiple parameters is not only possible but practical.
2011-05-05
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As part of an "aggressive growth strategy," and to take advantage of southeastern Michigan's highly "skilled" technical talent pool, lighting supplier Grakon has opened an engineering and design center in Northville, MI.
2011-05-04
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TRW Automotive Holdings has developed a vacuum sensor that measures and reports the level of vacuum available in the brake booster.
2011-05-04
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Boeing selected Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to help mature the design of its Service Module and integrated Launch Abort propulsion system for the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft. The propulsion system is a critical element for a safe, affordable, and near-term commercial crew transportation system to low-Earth orbit.
2011-05-04
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Saab selected Eaton Corp. to design complete ducting systems for the Gripen Next Generation (NG) fighter aircraft’s bleed air and environmental control systems. Components manufactured by Eaton for the Gripen Next Generation aircraft include pneumatic ducts, rigid and flexible joints, and V-band couplings.
2011-05-04
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The Defense Industry Executive Committee (DIEC) has selected Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for a contract involving 109 derivative Black Hawk helicopters for multimission use by the Turkish government. The aircraft will be assembled in Turkey by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) as the prime contractor and will include components supplied by Sikorsky and other American and Turkish companies.
2011-05-04
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ATK has received a $110 million contract from Lockheed Martin to produce composite components for low rate initial production (LRIP) Lots 5 through 9 of the F-35 Lightning II—Joint Strike Fighter. The contract includes production of multiple components through the LRIP 9 phase of the program.
2011-05-04
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Cleveland, OH-based Aero-Instruments has acquired SpaceAge Control's air data product line. Aero-Instruments manufactures air data sensors for large commercial transport, general aviation, rotorcraft, defense, business jet, and UAV markets.
2011-04-29
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The Chinese government has made electric vehicles a focus area for investment, which may make the nation a key player in electrified powertrains, according to a recently released study. China is investing $15 billion to develop an infrastructure for vehicle manufacturing and operation.
2011-04-29
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Southwest Research Institute will launch a cooperative research project, called the Energy Storage System Evaluation and Safety (EssEs) consortium, to help vehicle manufacturers and battery suppliers develop precompetitive, detailed cell-level test data on electrochemical storage systems and perform research to advance testing methodologies for battery evaluation.
2011-04-29
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Meggitt Sensing Systems’ Endevco model 7251A series is a family of small, lightweight, hermetically sealed piezoelectric accelerometers with integral electronics.
2011-04-29
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Meldin 7000 from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is a high-temperature solution for aerospace finished parts.
2011-04-29
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Seco Tools’ Super Turbo chamfer mills provide high metal removal rates while reducing production costs.
2011-04-29
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MM-M and MW-M series parts from Aurora Bearing are made with a low-carbon-steel raceway that offers ball/race durability greater than brass race parts.
2011-04-29
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JST’s LEB Series wire-to-board, board-to-board, crimp-style connectors offer subminiature size and reliable contact construction for applications such as LED light bars.
2011-04-29
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Modine Manufacturing Co. and OneGene Inc. have signed a 50:50 joint venture agreement to develop and manufacture powertrain cooling modules and components for the South Korean off-highway equipment market.
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