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2008-10-17
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Since beginning as SAE International’s Executive Vice President, I have had the pleasure of talking with members and customers in many towns, cities, universities, and businesses across the U.S. and around the world. I can say that there has been no shortage of beliefs, opinions, and ideas along the way.
2008-10-17
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The AUTOSAR standard is expected to make a big change in the software world during the next decade, changing the way software and hardware interact. Developers of autocoding tools are ramping up, planning to make sure that AUTOSAR’s acceptance helps broaden the reach of these software development tools.
2008-10-15
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An electric Porsche 911 prototype has been announced by RUF Automobile in Germany. Step-off acceleration to 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 7 s is claimed, and its single charge range is described as being better than 300 km (186 mi).
2008-10-15
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Valeo displayed a range of new and revised technologies at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.
2008-10-15
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Scooters a­re seeing solid growth as fuel prices rise, but there is also growing concern over their emissions. Several companies are addressing this environmental concern with battery-powered systems and fuel-injection techniques on vehicles in Europe and Asia, including those used at the Beijing Olympics.
2008-10-15
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Hybrids represent a small segment of the auto industry, but electric-­powered vehicles represent a huge growth op­portunity for battery manufacturers. That is prompting global interest from both governments and corporations who want to build a strong market share base.
2008-10-14
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Michelin unveiled its electric drive system for the future at the recent Paris Motor Show. Named the Michelin Active Wheel, the system integrates a drive motor, electrical active suspension components, and a brake disc in a single wheel. The system is designed to provide either two- or four-wheel drive, according to OEM requirements.
2008-10-14
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Engineers have made huge strides in recent years regarding end-product quality, and it is not just a matter of improvements on the plant floor. Eliminating or reducing problems has become a team effort that includes representatives from all parts of a company, often with input from suppliers and customers.
2008-10-14
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General Motors debuted its important new Chevrolet Cruze sedan and a related concept MPV called the Orlando at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The company hopes the all-new car will finally make it a respected contender in this hotly contested segment.
2008-10-14
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General Motors previously debuted its important new sedan at the London Motor Show, but it introduced new variants in Paris, including a high-efficiency version and a station-wagon body style.
2008-10-14
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Renault unit Dacia showed a new version of its Logan MCV (multi-convivial vehicle) at the Paris Motor Show in October. Initially launched in October 2006, the updated version will go on sale in Europe beginning in November without a price increase for entry-level units in most countries.
2008-10-14
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Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled the third-generation D-Segment Avensis, its flagship European model, at the Paris Motor Show. Designed at ED2, the company’s European Design studio in southern France, the car will be available as a sedan and wagon.
2008-10-14
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Continuing its effort to establish an identity, Saab unveiled an open version of the 9-X concept car it showed in Geneva, the 9-X Air.
2008-10-14
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Cadillac strengthened its bid to compete for European customers with the extension of the CTS line with a new Sport Wagon variant, which launches with the company’s direct-injected 311-hp (232-kW) 3.6-L gasoline V6.
2008-10-14
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The U.K. has one of the lowest ratios of robots per employees in the world, according to Kuka Automation + Robotics. At 40 robots per 10,000 employees, it trails by a large degree countries such as Japan (320 per 10,000) and Germany (250 per 10,000).
2008-10-14
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GKN Aerospace has seen automation bring major improvements to composites production. Five years ago, the company began to introduce automation into its composites’ manufacturing processes, initially replacing traditional hand lay-up. The potential economic viability was soon realized and deposition rates rapidly increased.
2008-10-14
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Robots are ideal for replacing manual labor in dangerous or tedious operations. This is not always possible, however, due to technical limitations in robotic movements and accuracy. Robotic capability is growing, though, and robots can be expected to take over more awkward and dangerous tasks.
2008-10-14
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Providing design engineers with a robust device suitable for various high-voltage, harsh environment applications, TT Electronics offers a thick film chip resistor with resistance values to 100 Mohm.
2008-10-14
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Deere & Co. announced plans to establish a European Technology & Innovation Center (ETIC) in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Deere plans to have the center, which will accommodate up to 200 engineers, operational in the spring of 2010.
2008-10-14
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A company that helps manufacturing plants become more productive is spotlighting more than 100,000 products in a traveling technology facility being towed by barge to various U.S. destinations.
2008-10-14
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A European Union project team called Intelligent Logistics for Innovative Product Technologies (ILIPT) has stated that by 2015 an eco-friendly car could be built in five days.
2008-10-14
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Details of a new process developed by international steel company Corus and applied in the manufacture of the Jaguar XF sedan are now emerging.
2008-10-13
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After being showcased on two recent concept vehicles, a hybrid thermoplastic composite gets its commercial launch as the first SABIC Innovative Plastics and Azdel-developed grade appropriate for offline painting, with future grades intended for uses in online painting operations.
2008-10-13
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The route to a different material solution begins with an idea. In the plastics composite arena, researchers and engineers at General Motors are flush with ideas.
2008-10-13
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Hyundai Motor Co. unveiled an all-new B-segment car at the Paris Motor Show in early October. Designed at Hyundai’s European headquarters in Russelsheim, Germany, for European customers, the i20 replaces the Getz and offers more of everything, according to the company.
2008-10-13
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Hybrid was a powerful theme at the Citroën booth at the Paris Motor Show, featuring a range of technologies from micro-hybrid stop/start in the C3 Picasso to the concept hybrid rally car of the C4 WRC HYmotion4. The C3 Picasso made its public debut at the show, and the company used its latest model to showcase the next step in its stop/start micro-hybrid technology.
2008-10-13
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The materials company Bac2 is now making available to OEMs a range of sample quantities of blank bipolar plates for use in polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel-cell stacks.
2008-10-13
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It's getting a bit simpler to mill and machine complex parts. Five-axis machines are moving toward the mainstream, providing lower costs and simpler setup.
2008-10-13
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The Association for Manufacturing Technology is trying its hand at simplifying communications in the complex manufacturing world, developing a standard that could eliminate so-called islands of automation. MTConnect, developed with input from equipment makers, users, and other standards bodies, aims to help data flow throughout a production environment.
2008-10-13
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Within a year, BMW AG plans to produce a production version of its compact SAV, the X1, which it premiered in concept form at the Paris Motor Show in early October.