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2008-11-04
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Quality improvements, fresh design, and a major racing title are sharpening the Spanish brand, says Erich Schmitt.
2008-10-31
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Designing a city car that meets a spread of criteria from frugality to safety, and low emissions to practicality, has spawned many theoretical and some practical solutions over the past two decades in Europe, notably the smart from Daimler.
2008-10-31
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Cosma International, an operating unit of Magna International, has announced that it will build a plant in Pune, India, bringing the number of Cosma operations in that country to two. The company has a fully equipped product and process engineering services group in Bangalore.
2008-10-31
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Traditionally smaller than its nearest midsize competitors—the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry—the Mazda6 has, since its introduction in 2003, been unable to rightfully shine.
2008-10-28
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Autoliv’s new "Light-Pack Anti-Sliding" airbag is equipping the coupe version of Renault’s second-generation Mégane range.
2008-10-28
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The electric gear-driven toy vehicles emblazoned with SAE International in bold blue lettering convey a hands-on message to students that math and science equals creative fun.
2008-10-28
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Diesel technology becomes even more efficient as Mercedes-Benz reveals its C250CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition model at the Paris Motor Show.
2008-10-27
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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) will cease truck manufacturing operations at the St. Thomas, Ontario, plant in March as part of its decision to kill the Sterling truck brand. Workers at the plant currently manufacture Sterling medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
2008-10-27
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According to InterRegs, the introduction of hydrogen-fueled vehicles into the European market came a step closer to reality recently when the European Parliament adopted a draft European Commission regulation on hydrogen fuel systems.
2008-10-27
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Visteon Corp. recently opened an office in St. Petersburg, Russia, to provide customers with a local interface to the company's global engineering and manufacturing resources and to be a center for new business development.
2008-10-27
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The company introduced a new hydrodynamic interface between engine and transmission for heavy trucks at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show.
2008-10-27
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Better known as a producer of motorhomes in Europe, German manufacturer Hymer unveiled a prototype electrically powered light cargo van at the recent IAA Commercial Vehicles show. Designed around what the company refers to as a boat chassis, the spaceframe construction would accommodate the complete electric drivetrain beneath the sandwich floor toward the rear of the chassis.
2008-10-27
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The supplier revealed its medium- and heavy-duty diesel fuel injection systems, designed to meet the needs of engine manufacturers for Euro 6, U.S. EPA 2010, Japan PNLTR, and future emissions requirements, at the recent IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany.
2008-10-24
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Volkswagen announced its intention to enter the pickup truck market in fall 2009, at the IAA Hannover Show. The unnamed pickup was shown as a concept coastguard search-and-rescue vehicle. It will be built in VW’s Pacheco plant in Argentina.
2008-10-24
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WABCO Vehicle Control Systems demonstrated at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in September an extension to the OnGuard collision mitigation system with active braking that was launched earlier this year in North America. OnGuardMax, claims the Tier 1 supplier to heavy-duty commercial vehicles, is the industry’s first system for autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in collision-imminent situations with moving or stopped vehicles.
2008-10-24
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Many of the key issues currently affecting the passenger-car industry are impacting the commercial-vehicle industry as well. Likewise, a good many of the technologies suppliers come up with for one industry can also benefit the other. That is indeed the case with BASF and some of its material solutions that were on display at September’s IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany.
2008-10-24
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Claims of "firsts" come thick and fast in the auto industry, and now there is a new one for series production cars: a weight-saving oil-pan module made from a thermoplastic polymer—"for the first time in automotive history," according to DuPont. Mercedes-Benz is fitting the polymer oil pan to its new 2.2-L diesel engine.
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.
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