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2008-10-23
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Nissan displayed the NV200 concept cargo van at the IAA Hannover Show, before beginning production for Europe next year.
2008-10-23
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There is no shortage of opinions as to what brought about the current economic climate and what should be done to "fix" the situation. While SAE International cannot solve the global economy, we are and will remain your business partner for the journey, regardless of how challenging the times become.
2008-10-23
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Passenger-vehicle sales in China dropped in the month of August—the first monthly decline in three and a half years, according to Automotive Resources Asia (ARA). The market-research firm projects flat or falling sales for the remainder of the year.
2008-10-23
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Teamwork is a critical element in all NASA flights, but never was it more important than when Apollo 13 came perilously close to disaster in April of 1970.
2008-10-23
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Congress rushed to provide two important incentives to the auto industry in early October, and more lifelines are probably on the way when Democrats and Republicans return to Washington, D.C., in November.
2008-10-23
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The widespread downsizing that continues to plague the automotive industry means lots of out-of-work technical specialists, and that’s a good thing for recruiters.
2008-10-23
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Honda on Oct. 9 began production of the four-cylinder Civic at a new $550 million plant in Greensburg, IN, which has ultimate capacity of 200,000 units/year. And in a move designed to reduce Accord imports to the U.S. from Japan and to align plant capacity with consumer demand, the company on Oct. 13 announced its plans to shift production of the majority of V6-equipped Accords from its plant in Marysville, OH, to its plant in Lincoln, AL, in mid-2009 while increasing production of Accords equipped with four-cylinder engines at the Marysville plant.
2008-10-23
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ZF and Beiqi Foton Motor recently signed an agreement under which the former will supply transmission technology for a new delivery vehicle being developed by the Chinese truck maker. The light-commercial vehicle using ZF's manual 5S400 transmission will be launched next year, according to the German supplier.
2008-10-23
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Supplying components to affordable cars sold in emerging markets occurs in "an entirely different environment," says Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, Chairman of the Executive Board of Continental AG.
2008-10-23
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Although the company had almost completed its "mother" plant for the Nano "$2500 car," India's Tata Motors has decided to build the diminutive car at another location to avoid continued "agitation" from the local populace.
2008-10-23
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NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) in early October issued a final rule that spells out more clearly for consumers which seats in a vehicle afford full safety. The agency took action to better define what constitutes a designated seating position (DSP) because of concerns that it's not clear in some vehicles; an example is a vehicle with a second or third row that has room for three passengers but has only two seating positions that provide full safety protection.
2008-10-20
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In an illustration of the increasing impact China is exerting in today’s global economy, Airbus officially opened its first final assembly line outside of Europe there on Sept. 28. The final assembly line in Tianjin is a joint venture between Airbus and a Chinese consortium comprising the Tianjin Free Trade Zone and China Aviation Industry Corp.
2008-10-18
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Currently there are four types of power installed in aircraft: electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical. Higher levels of electrification in aircrafts are likely to come and so will continued advances in fuel-cell technology.
2008-10-18
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Euro NCAP is to tighten its testing procedure for 2009.
2008-10-18
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Fuel conservation took center stage at the National Business Aviation Association Convention as vendors attempted to hold onto sharp growth in the business jet market.
2008-10-18
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When Boeing asked Avtron Aerospace Inc. to design a test stand for its 787 Dreamliner, there was one major hurdle to overcome: the type of hydraulic hose needed to plumb the test stand did not exist. To meet its needs, Boeing searched for a manufacturer willing to design and deliver a new type of hose within the constraints of its extremely demanding production schedule.
2008-10-18
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An investigative program to re-use scrap material generated during the leather-making process could potentially prevent more than 2,100 tons of leather shavings from being dumped into landfills each year.
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.
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