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2009-06-04
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Once reserved for pricey applications such as flight training for pilots, simulators now utilize PCs, so they are quite affordable. Today’s powerful processors and sharp displays let equipment owners provide operator trainees with realistic training.
2009-06-04
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Hitachi claims to have developed a lithium-ion battery having the world's highest power density for onboard applications at 4500 W/kg—1.7 times the output of the company's current mass-produced, automotive Li-ion batteries.
2009-06-04
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The new version of the wagon joins VXR versions of the Insignia hatch and sedan but with emphasis on both high performance and load-carrying capability. Its technical specification includes a turbocharged 2.8-L V6 gasoline engine producing 239 kW (320 hp), Adaptive 4x4, and an electronic limited slip differential (eLSD).
2009-06-04
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Data security is becoming a bigger factor in vehicles as more consumer products connect to vehicles, and it may loom larger when cars connect to the outside world. Discretix Technologies Ltd. is focusing on automotive security, leveraging technology it developed for portable consumer devices.
2009-06-04
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Component makers are chipping in on the drive to cut costs. Sensor maker Austriamicrosystems has unveiled a magnetic rotary encoder IC that includes electrical and magnetic protection that can trim costs by as much as 60 cents.
2009-06-04
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The veteran head of engineering for GM’s LAAM operation, Pedro Manuchakian, has built a product-development powerhouse that is key to GM’s global growth.
2009-06-04
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Mentor Graphics is the late­st tool provider to support AUTOSAR, rolling out the first of a suite of products that helps designers move from architectural exploration to implementation. The family will help engineers weigh the trade-offs and make decisions early in the design cycle.
2009-06-04
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Fuel economy and safety—and more accurately, improvements in those two areas—are the main drivers behind a subscription-based service that GreenRoad Technologies offers to drivers and fleet operators to help improve driving behavior. “It’s a combination of real-time feedback with a suite of Web-based applications... with the result being a 10% improvement in fuel economy and 50% reduction in crashes,” said GreenRoad's Eric Weiss.
2009-06-04
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A joint venture between Proton Motor Fuel Cell, UJV Nuclear Research Institute, and Skoda Electric has produced a bus powered by a “triple-hybrid” fuel-cell system. Triple-hybrid refers to the combination of hydrogen fuel cells, batteries, and ultracapacitors used to power, store, and capture energy on the vehicle.
2009-06-04
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The auto industry needs to lead the technology debate, keep legislation and science ratios in balance, and prepare for the production of costly, complex vehicles in the 2020s, warns renowned economist and professor Garel Rhys.
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).
2009-05-22
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Using a single vehicle fitted with a water-spewing contraption, engineers are able to replicate the vehicle dynamics associated with a car-to-car crash.
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.
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