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2009-06-01
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Automotive companies that want to create technology demonstrators to showcase their capabilities usually base them on four wheels and either a high-performance (or highly fuel efficient) powertrain. But John Bailey, Managing Director of racecar electronics’ specialist Beru F1 Systems, decided to use only two wheels.
2009-06-01
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As proponents of the 1394 high-speed serial databus, also called FireWire, gear up their efforts to try to become the backbone architecture for interior systems, products are rolling out rapidly. Chips, connectors, and other devices created for automotive environments are beginning to ship.
2009-06-01
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Limits on life-cycle emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the production and use of certain types of renewable fuel are proposed as a new requirement in the EPA's updating of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS1).
2009-06-01
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The Boeing Co. selected B/E Aerospace as manufacturer of cabin lighting for the next-generation Boeing 737 aircraft program. This supplier furnished equipment (SFE) system will become standard equipment on all next-generation Boeing 737 aircraft and is part of B/E Aerospace’s $2.3 billion unbooked SFE backlog.
2009-05-22
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A software-laden vehicle is commonplace today, but in the next decade that digital car could be talking to ­other vehicles as easily as two people conversing on the telephone.
2009-05-22
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Front-wheel drive and high power and torque outputs are not always easy technology associates, despite advances in electronic traction control systems. The new Focus RS returns exceptional figures for a front-wheel driver, including 224 kW (300 hp) and 440 N·m (325 lb·ft), a combination that calls for special control solutions.
2009-05-22
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As the automotive world looks to change to a low-global-warming refrigerant, teams of engineers are looking beyond those systems to solid-state air-conditioning—with no refrigerant and no compressor. The principle is familiar—Peltier effect thermoelectric cooling and heating, with its history in picnic coolers and more recently in temperature-controlled car seats.
2009-05-22
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John Force Racing, Ford Motor Co., and the NHRA collaborate to improve the safety of Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars in the wake of the fatal crash of Force's team driver Eric Medlin.
2009-05-22
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Hidden in the back of the lower deck of the Javitz Convention Center at the 2009 New York International Auto Show was a modest kiosk that displayed the latest home-grown, prototype electric car designs from EV Innovations (EVI), a 60-employee company in Mooresville, NC.
2009-05-22
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Fuji Heavy Industries recently renewed the quest with the unveiling of an all-new, fifth-generation 2010 Subaru Legacy flagship, as well as its high-stepping wagon offshoot, the 2010 Outback.
2009-05-22
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NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) will hold compliance workshops/demonstrations in late June for new rules covering roof strength and vehicle footprint (as it relates to vehicle classification for corporate average fuel economy).
2009-05-21
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Polaris Industries Inc. and Bobcat Co. have formed a long-term strategic alliance to pursue work-related market segments globally. The alliance will include technology sharing, co-development, and supply of highly differentiated work vehicles with a planned launch by the second half of 2010.
2009-05-21
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Following new agreements established with the local government, Case New Holland (CNH) has developed new production areas with the aim of further improving its activity in Uzbekistan as a strategic position in central Asia.
2009-05-21
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Manitowoc Cranes and ORBCOMM, a global satellite data communications company focused on machine-to-machine communications, have formed a partnership to provide CraneSTAR, an asset-management system that helps owners monitor crane fleets nearly anywhere in the world.
2009-05-21
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The U.S. Army Contracting Command in Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a contract for $37 million to produce reactive armor tile sets that fasten to the exterior of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, allowing it to better withstand a direct hit from a variety of anti-armor munitions.
2009-05-21
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The U.K. Ministry of Defence finalized a deal with Navistar Defense LLC for the purchase of 262 tactical wheeled vehicles and parts and support for an estimated value of $180 million. The International MXT-based units were procured through the U.K.’s Tactical Support Vehicle (TSV) program and are designated Husky.
2009-05-21
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JLG Industries Inc. received an order from the U.S. Army for 214 All Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS) II telehandlers. This contract is valued at $33.7 million, with the first units scheduled for delivery in September.
2009-05-21
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Komatsu Ltd. purchased all shares of Red Australia Equipment Pty Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corp. and a distributor of Komatsu forklift trucks, through Komatsu Australian Holdings Pty Ltd.
2009-05-21
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As part of a $28.5 million contract with the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command, Mack Trucks Inc. recently delivered 36 Mack Vision Elite model tractors with 70-in (1778-mm) High-Rise sleepers.
2009-05-21
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Oshkosh Corp.’s Defense business received a $122 million order to supply its TAK-4 independent suspension system for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The supply order was issued by Force Protection Inc. as a result of a contract action from the MRAP Joint Program Office.
2009-05-21
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Embraer has established a four-year partnership with Volvo Aero Services, naming the company as an official distribution center for Embraer OEM aircraft parts. Based in Boca Raton, FL, Volvo Aero Services will promote and sell spare parts as an Embraer outlet.
2009-05-21
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Cessna Aircraft Co. announced plans to build a new European Citation Service Center at Valencia Airport in Spain. The Valencia Citation Service Center will be similar in size and capacity to the recently inaugurated Citation Service Center in Mesa, AZ, with approximately 5800 m² of hangar space and 3500 m² of office and administration space.
2009-05-21
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Airbus and the Russian Technologies State Corp.’s integrated structure VSMPO-AVISMA Corp. signed an agreement for the supply of titanium to Airbus and other EADS divisions until 2020. The contract, considered to be the biggest and longest-term deal in the history of the Airbus/EADS cooperation with the Russian industry, includes the supply of titanium and covers die forging parts for all existing Airbus aircraft, including new programs such as the A350XWB.
2009-05-21
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The U.S. Army awarded BAE Systems an $81.4 million contract to produce 39 M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicles and spare parts. Work under the contract will be done by the existing workforce at BAE Systems and is expected to be completed by May 2012.
2009-05-21
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ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Continental have signed an agreement for cooperation related to the development and production of commercial vehicle hybrid drives. ZF, as the systems supplier, is in charge of the system integration for the hybrid system; the latter is made up of a parallel hybrid transmission by ZF, a lithium-ion battery accumulator, and system electronics by Continental.
2009-05-21
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Manitex International Inc. received an order from Allied Crane & Machinery for 20 17-ton (15-t) boom truck cranes worth approximately $2 million. Delivery of the cranes began in April. The order is the first under a recently initiated strategic marketing alliance with the Mesa, AZ-based company that is intended to increase the penetration of Manitex boom truck cranes to end users in North America through a re-rent program.
2009-05-21
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Spartan Chassis and Force Protection Inc. have entered into a contractor team arrangement and will combine service capabilities and infrastructure to more effectively support future customer needs related to spare parts and sustainment for Force Protection’s fleet of Cougar vehicles.
2009-05-21
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Hypertronics Corp. was awarded a contract by BAE Systems to supply customized electrical connectors for the Traction Drive System (TDS) for the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) Manned Ground Vehicles (MGV) program.
2009-05-21
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Specifics have not been released, but motor coaches sold in the U.S. will be required, at some point, to have seatbelts. An official proposal to that effect is expected sometime this year, according to testimony given May 18 to the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection by the Acting Deputy Administrator of NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), Ronald Medford.
2009-05-21
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ANSYS Inc. and Clemson University have announced an agreement under which ANSYS software will be deployed as the preferred solution for engineering simulation at the Clemson University Computational Center for Mobility Systems (CU-CCMS) in Greenville, SC.