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2009-04-29
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UIEvolution, a software platform provider focused on mobile phones, is expanding its reach with MyCar, which brings in a range of content and also lets owners unlock or start their car using the pho­ne.
2009-04-29
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TorqSense RWT330/340 series from Sensor Technology was designed for limited-space applications and provides noncontact measurement of torque, speed, power, and position of rotating shafts.
2009-04-29
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Curtiss-Wright Corp. received a Japan Ministry of Defense contract, through Mitsubishi Corp., for the supply of a Recovery Assist, Secure, and Traverse (RAST) Mark VI helicopter handling system to be integrated onboard the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force 20DD destroyer platform.
2009-04-29
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SAE International has updated what it calls a critical standard that helps engineers identify flaws in the design and assembly of ground vehicles. Understanding these flaws leads to their prevention, ensuring a better product for the consumer.
2009-04-29
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The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking input for the development of a five-year intelligent transportation systems (ITS) strategic plan. Comments are due to the DOT by May 20 and will be used to shape a research agenda to be released in October 2009.
2009-04-28
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The U.S.-based transmission manufacturer has gained license rights to U.K.-based Torotrak’s infinitely variable transmission (IVT) and options over global manufacturing and sales exclusive rights in the light- to medium-duty truck and bus sectors.
2009-04-28
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The European Commission opened its new vehicle emissions laboratory for commercial vehicles and buses at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) at Ispra, Italy, in March. Known as VELA7 (Vehicle Emissions Laboratory 7), the facility will accommodate vehicles with a simulated gross combination weight of up to 40 t (44 ton) and measuring up to 12 m (40 ft) long.
2009-04-28
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“Configuration complexity of electrical systems for commercial trucks is one of the major problems confronting OEMs like Daimler Trucks,” said Nick Smith, Business Development Director, Integrated Electrical Systems Division for Mentor Graphics. Daimler Trucks has deployed Mentor’s CHS electrical design software at Mercedes-Benz in Germany, and CHS is also used at subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso in Japan.
2009-04-23
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Beryllium is not a new material in the aerospace and military sectors. It has long been used in support of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) programs begun over a half century ago, before branching into other applications such as satellites and airborne systems. And more recently, the metal is still branching into new areas, a notable one being in UAVs.
2009-04-23
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Vistagy AeroSuite enables manufacturers to optimize parts and assemblies by taking an integrated approach to aero structures development.
2009-04-23
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Lasers such as the ones used by Vought on the 747-8 program are particularly effective at measuring components for reverse engineering, and are also adept at measuring large components such as wings that are too big to fit on a CMM machine.
2009-04-23
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The task of loading aerospace fasteners into a press would seem to be ideally suited for automation with a vibratory bowl feeder and a pick-and-place robot. The problem is that if hundreds of parts are involved, it would require dozens of different feeders. Rixan solved the matter with Cognex machine vision.
2009-04-23
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Hexagon Metrology rolled out two new products at the recent Westec conference in Los Angeles—one a portable measuring arm, the other a moving bridge coordinate measuring machine.
2009-04-22
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Making the case for partnerships in the automotive industry is not hard, but getting it right isn't always easy, panelists said during a Wednesday discussion at the April 20-23 SAE World Congress in Detroit.
2009-04-22
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As the 2009 SAE World Congress comes to a close, SAE International has announced proposed changes for its signature automotive event in 2010, making it a “shorter, smaller, and smarter environment.”
2009-04-22
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As automakers race to develop electrified vehicles, consumers are balking at the cost of battery-powered powertrains. Continuing advances in battery technologies and electronic controls are going to play a major role in reducing the pricing premium associated with lithium-ion batteries.
2009-04-22
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Having a sustainable business model is what keeps a company going through the good and the bad economic times.
2009-04-22
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With an eye toward near-term powertrain solutions, the attendees at Tuesday’s opening AVL Technology Leadership Theater session could all agree that despite the multitude of options on the powertrain horizon, there is still significant potential for further improvement with the conventional engine and transmission.
2009-04-22
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A major funk plagues the overall economy and that bad mood is definitely leaving its mark on the people tied into the automotive sector.
2009-04-22
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The ever-changing world of automotive production begs for flexible solutions.
2009-04-21
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“Horsepower and green power can coexist,” stressed John Waraniak, Vice President of Vehicle Technology at SEMA, in his opening remarks of the Making Green Cool While Staying in the Black session at the SAE 2009 World Congress. “You don’t have to give up the cool factor.”
2009-04-21
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The push to displace petroleum with biofuel is progressing, with much research and a growing infrastructure. However, the ethanol industry is still undergoing major shifts as suppliers attempt to move away from corn.
2009-04-21
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Just because the industry is making green vehicles does not mean customers will buy the products.
2009-04-21
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Control of exhaust gas recirculation and stratified fuel delivery are keys to productionizing CAI engines.
2009-04-21
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Rapid-prototyping equipment played an important role for Bombardier as it prepared to debut its Learjet 85 interior. As the company scrambled to prepare for a trade show last year, large and highly visible passenger service units were created in days using machines that are playing a bigger role throughout the aerospace industry.
2009-04-21
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What the automotive industry will look like in 30 days is difficult enough to know; so trying to conceive what it will entail 30 years from now seems downright impossible. But “impossible” is not in the lexicon of those visionaries who participated in the Green Mobility – The Long View panel at the AVL Technology Leadership Theater on opening day of the SAE 2009 World Congress.
2009-04-21
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Soon to enter a test regime at Southwest Research Institute, the novel Split-Cycle engine promises greater thermodynamic efficiency and excellent power density.
2009-04-20
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The economy, politics, and the electric vehicle were hot conversational points during a Monday afternoon panel discussion among automotive industry thought-leaders.
2009-04-20
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There appeared to be a consensus among the panelists at Monday’s introductory FEV Powertrain Innovation Forum panel discussion during the SAE World Congress that the difficulty of meeting the CAFE target of 35 mpg by 2020 no longer lies purely in the technology arena. All could also agree, however, that there will still be plenty of difficulty in meeting that goal.
2009-04-20
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The technical teasers at last year's SAE World Congress left a gaping hole as to the vehicle's identity, but this year's exhibit floor saw Raser Technologies and FEV, Inc. unveil the Hummer H3 range-extended electric vehicle (ReEV).
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