CEO John Krafcik told the Automobili-D audience in Detroit that Waymo is building its own hardware suite with a fully top-to-bottom, full-stack approach. The classic auto industry vertical integration includes all vision sensors, radars and LiDAR, along with related “AI compute” artificial-intelligence platform.
GKN Driveline’s complete electric-drive system for plug-in hybrid vehicles will help automakers more easily incorporate eDrive systems into their vehicle lines and eliminates the integration of individual components from multiple suppliers.
Combined with standard stop-start, the first-ever diesel powered F-150 will be shooting for an EPA fuel economy rating that exceeds 30 mpg—the Holy Grail for full-size trucks—when it enters production later this year as a 2018 model.
The Merritt Synergy system from J.R. Merritt Controls is engineered for continuous use in a variety of machine and industrial cabin applications from cab-operated cranes and mining dredges to drills and maintenance-of-way equipment.
Ford Motor Company plans to introduce hybrid versions of its iconic F-150 and Mustang in the U.S. by 2020, the company announced at a press conference at its Flat Rock, MI, Assembly Plant on January 3.
Qultimax proprietary elastomers and thermoplastics portfolio developed by Minnesota Rubber and Plastics is suitable for application in custom-molded parts greater than 3 in (7.62 cm) in diameter that require durability, chemical resistance, or low coefficient of friction properties while maintaining quality and high precision.