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2009-06-15
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Mercedes-Benz has revealed its S-Class hybrid-based ESF (Experimental Safety Vehicle) 2009, which brings a new dimension to airbag applications.
2009-06-15
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Ford's imported van/wagon, the Transit Connect, will be converted to all-electric at a U.S. plant by Smith Electric Vehicles. It will be offered with two different-capacity battery packs, one rated for 70 miles, one for 100 miles. Availability is scheduled for start of second quarter of 2010.
2009-06-15
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With its new-generation Polo, Volkswagen has concentrated on introducing technology that will advance the car in almost every respect and raise its overall quality level.
2009-06-15
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The new European Commission regulation introducing mandatory CO2 emissions limits for passenger cars was published on June 5, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations.
2009-06-15
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President Stephanie Burns said Dow Corning will concentrate its research efforts on finding innovative, sustainable “solutions linked to global megatrends such as the drive for efficiency, increased focus on alternative energy and clean water, and the rapid urbanization in fast-growing emerging geographies.”
2009-06-12
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SKF's portfolio of customized bearings can improve powertrain efficiency by reducing friction up to 30% and in the process cut CO2 emissions.
2009-06-12
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The Kubota 07 Series from Kubota Engine includes the V2607-DI-Turbo, a new engine that follows the same design concept as the existing V3307-DI-Turbo.
2009-06-12
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John Deere Power Systems has developed technology solutions to meet the Interim Tier 4/Stage IIIB mobile off-highway emissions regulations for its lineup of industrial diesel engines.
2009-06-12
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Traditionally, acrylic has been only used in transparent applications, such as head and taillights. However, the recent use of opaque acrylic has expanded areas in which acrylic is used on a vehicle to include pillars, spoilers, roof and window trim, quarter and body panels, as well as emblems and logos. Integrating acrylic into these “nontraditional” parts can lead to a number of manufacturing and aesthetic advantages.
2009-06-12
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A new compounding additive that cuts rolling resistance is the key to Goodyear’s Fuel Max tire, the company’s recent upgrade of its midprice Assurance line. The compounding agent means a car needs less fuel to keep a set of Fuel Max tires rolling, which can boost fuel economy by 4%.
2009-06-08
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Perkins Engines’ 1200 Series Tier 4 Interim/Stage IIIB compliant engines offer not only specific power outputs but also a choice of engine configuration and options that provide OEMs with the ability to design-in the engine into an application with minimal re-engineering.
2009-06-08
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Both proton exchange membrane (PEM) and solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) types present new opportunities for stainless steel—for example, in heat exchangers, humidifiers, combustors, and plates. “All of those different components could be made up of metallic materials, and very often stainless steel represents the best optimal point between costs and performance,” said Scott Weil, a staff scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
2009-06-05
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Beyond “fueling” auxiliary power systems, solar energy could be harnessed in the future for vehicle lighting. Imagine walking outside with a light strip, slapping it on the side of your vehicle, and that’s it—no holes, no wires, no maintenance—while meeting federal requirements. Rick Bozich of Grote Industries shared that scenario in discussing the possibilities of its new 1-mm (0.04-in) -thick LightForm LED technology.
2009-06-05
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Hundreds of college engineering students recently experienced the thrill of Formula SAE (FSAE), SAE International's series of competitive challenges for open-wheel racecars that were designed and built by school teams from around the world. Nearly 100 FSAE racecars doted the infield of the Michigan International Speedway on May 13-16.
2009-06-05
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Bright Automotive, a year-and-a-half-old start-up company based in Anderson, IN, recently introduced a prototype plug-in hybrid van for commercial fleet use that is expected to travel 50 mi (80 km) on 0.5 gal (1.9 L) of gasoline. Stoked on government loans, the start-up projects yearly sales of 50,000 IDEA light commercial trucks by 2013.
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.
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