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2011-03-16
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released dramatic video of recent testing to underscore its call for the U.S. government to beef up standards on rear underguards on tractor-trailers.
2011-03-16
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A consortium coordinated by Better Place and including Renault, Continental, Ernst & Young, TÜV Rheinland, KEMA, and five leading European institutions announced on March 2 formal approval from the European Commission of an R&D program on battery swapping.
2011-03-15
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Work between the groups is already under way, with completion targeted for next year when ZigBee Smart Energy version 2.0 is scheduled for completion.
2011-03-14
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Raytheon Co. selected Downey, CA, as the location for its new Public Safety Regional Technology Center. The company is planning to open the facility in the next three months. Occupying 27,000 ft² and employing up to 150 people, the new center will serve as the focus of Raytheon's civil communications business in the Western U.S and provide test and research facilities, training, maintenance and logistics, and customer and systems support.
2011-03-14
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Wyle has teamed with Northrop Grumman to perform two task orders valued at nearly $2 million under the A-10 Thunderbolt Life-cycle Program Support contract. Wyle will perform critical systems component analysis on both task orders.
2011-03-14
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In a first for the reusable suborbital launch vehicle industry, the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has purchased six suborbital flights from XCOR Aerospace to carry SwRI experiments as pathfinder missions for other SwRI suborbital clients.
2011-03-14
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The Boeing Co. received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to build the next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft that will replace 179 of the service's 400 KC-135 tankers. (To view a video about the announcement, click here.)
2011-03-14
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Altair Engineering Inc., a provider of simulation technology and engineering services, announced plans to expand its presence in Huntsville, AL, by opening a field office and launching Aero Academy training programs for local aerospace engineers.
2011-03-14
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Airbus has selected Goodrich Corp. to provide the nacelle system for a new engine for the Airbus A320 family of single-aisle airplanes. Under the agreement, Goodrich will design the nacelle and thrust reversers for the Pratt & Whitney PurePower 1100G engine that will power the Airbus A320 family, designated the A320neo (new engine option).
2011-03-14
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The Boeing Co. awarded Elbit Systems of America LLC a contract for the development of the C-17 Replacement Head Up Display ("RHUD") for the U.S. Air Force. The contract also contains options for recurring production, depot support, and repairs.
2011-03-14
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The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded TASC Inc. a one-year $9 million contract to support the agency's Concept Development Division of the Development Planning Directorate. TASC will provide the division— known as XRD—with engineering, analysis, and concept development support.
2011-03-14
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Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI), a manufacturing and service corporation, has acquired Skytronics Inc., an aircraft component manufacturer and maintenance repair organization located in El Segundo, CA.
2011-03-14
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EnerSys has purchased the lithium-ion battery business ABSL Power Solutions Ltd. from CIP Industries L.P. Inc., which was represented by XMS Capital Partners in the transaction. ABSL has been supplying lithium-ion cells and batteries for defense and aerospace applications in Europe and the U.S. since 2000, drawing on the scientific and industrial traditions of the U.K.'
2011-03-14
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SAE International’s AS-2 Embedded Computing Systems Committee has completed SAE AS6003–TTP Communication Protocol for deterministic high-speed communication in safety-critical systems.
2011-03-14
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The MC 726/MT-2C twin-spindle mill/turn (MT) from Stama America is suitable for automotive as well as other applications that require parts to be milled and turned in production operations.
2011-03-14
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Cobasys, Maxwell Technologies, and SK Energy have won contracts from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) for battery development and technology assessment. The competitively bid contract awards are co-funded by the U.S.
2011-03-14
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Carpenter Technology’s Temper Tough ultrahigh-strength steel (UHSS) is an air-melted, cobalt-free quench and tempered alloy.
2011-03-14
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Scratch resistance has been one of the major technical challenges for automotive engineers working with interior parts made of polypropylene (PP) resins or compounds, according to researchers at Hyundai, who have established guidelines to achieve a desirable level in such applications and will present their findings at the SAE World Congress.
2011-03-14
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Cosma International engineers have produced a bimetallic engine cradle that meets General Motors' design and performance requirements.
2011-03-14
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That's all it took for the design team to progress from the first sketches to the finished Alfa Romeo concept.
2011-03-14
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For those who think that the latest Mini products are Mini only in name, the Mini Rocketman Concept at Geneva could provide a breath of fresh air. Measuring 3.4 m compared with the 1959 original at 3.05 m, the Rocketman concept offers a return to the small, lightweight city car that Alec Issigonis conceived.
2011-03-14
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The changes will be as profound as the growing trend of semiconductors replacing electromechanical components in applications stretching from headlights to tailpipe.
2011-03-14
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Industry cooperation is turning to competition as Ford aims to lead in vehicle-to-vehicle communications to provide better safety and new customer benefits.
2011-03-14
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The city car concept gets a 2.6-m (8.5-ft) turning circle radius thanks to Torotrak technology.
2011-03-14
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Incorporating advanced fuel spray models and high-fidelity fuel chemistry models, the company's FORTÉ CFD package boasts accurate results in hours—one to two orders of magnitude faster than current CFD tools, according to the company.
2011-03-14
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The 2011 Geneva Motor Show concept is designed around a gasoline/hybrid drivetrain derived from the recently launched Infiniti M35h, combining a supercharged 2.5-L four-cylinder engine in parallel with an electric drive motor/generator using a continuously variable transmission.
2011-03-14
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The PhoeniX gave 2011 Geneva Motor Show visitors a glimpse into future thinking from the car manufacturer. Its powertrain is being developed for future Saab models, as are many of its other design and technical features.
2011-03-11
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The European Parliament has adopted new CO2 emissions limits for light trucks and vans. The regulation passed on Feb. 15, 2011, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations.
2011-03-11
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The U.S. Department of Transportation's NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) unit has decided not to pursue a rule that would require automatic reversal systems (ARS) for power windows, and it has re-opened the comment period for its proposal to require an expanded field of view for all vehicles weighing 10,000 lb or less.
2011-03-11
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Automobiles traditionally have been assembled using either unitized or body-on-frame construction. Uni-Chassis from Theodore & Associates provides an alternative by connecting stressed front and rear powertrain/suspension structures to a rigid backbone, eliminating the frame. The proof-of-concept chassis will be displayed for the first time at the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit.
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