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2008-08-04
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Efforts to set up a national network to let vehicles communicate with each other and with roadside stations are continuing. Highway tests for the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration system are finishing, and techniques for funding production networks are beginning to take shape.
2008-08-04
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The U.S. Department of Defense awarded John Deere Construction & Forestry an estimated $125 million to build up to 540 medium crawler tractors (MCTs). The MCTs are being built for the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA, for delivery to military bases throughout the U.S. and overseas.
2008-08-04
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Navistar signed a joint-venture agreement with Mahindra & Mahindra to produce diesel engines for medium and heavy commercial trucks and buses in India. The joint venture, to be named Mahindra International Engines, will be 51% owned by Mahindra & Mahindra and 49% owned by Navistar.
2008-08-04
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Vögele America is expanding its product family in North America with the introduction of the Vision Series, its next generation of asphalt pavers. The series includes the tracked Vision 5200-2 and the wheeled Vision 5203-2, and it also features a number of Vögele Super Series technologies.
2008-08-01
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Integrating heated-cooled seat with vehicle HVAC system saves electrical energy and compressor work.
2008-08-01
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Flexible manufacturing systems are widely established across the motor industry, but installed equipment may not be easily adapted to new or updated models. At the Nissan plant at Sunderland in the U.K., a new mechanical centralizer was put into place for automated glass installation on the latest Micra and Note models.
2008-08-01
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Autoliv Inc. has agreed to acquire the automotive radar-sensors business of Tyco Electronics Ltd. for $42 million. The Tyco unit designs and manufactures­ active radar proximity and attribute sensor systems used in vehicle driver assist and safety applications for the global automotive market.
2008-08-01
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The Hyundai brand is not one that would come to mind when the subject is a highly rigid body in a sports sedan for the entry-luxury market. However, the new rear-drive Genesis, Hyundai's first model to compete in that class, was benchmarked against the competition it would be facing and against cars with which it would like to be compared.
2008-08-01
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With only 3.8 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) reported by consumers, Trim Masters Inc. tops J.D. Power and Associates' recent seat quality survey. Rounding out the top 10 were, in order: NKH Sring Co.
2008-08-01
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FlexRay is inching forward, with more vehicles moving into production and a growing infrastructure. However, the high-speed network is still on a very slow ramp up due in part to its complexity.
2008-08-01
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When founded in 1999 with 13 Bosch employees under the initial name of Asset GmbH, the start-up company focused on Bosch gasoline system applications for vehicle makers such as Ferrari. Today the focus "is on anything that moves," says Bernhard Bihr, Managing Director of the engineering service company.
2008-07-30
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Lamborghini is using automotive coating specialist Zircotec’s new thermal barrier for its Reventón model. The new plasma-sprayed Diamond Black coating is applied to the exhaust and inhibits heat transfer from the tailpipe, protecting heat-sensitive components from damage.
2008-07-30
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The 18-lb steel blade of an F-class industrial gas turbine survived a series of resonant spin tests, and that bodes well for the component's manufacturer, a global energy services company looking to improve engine durability by redesigning the blade.
2008-07-29
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Carbon nanotubes have been around for centuries, but drawbacks such as expense and material impurity have hindered their use. Now, the tide has turned for carbon nanotubes with an initial $2 million contract awarded to Nanocomp Technologies by the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Systems Center.
2008-07-29
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A supplier of automotive leather has facilities in numerous locales around the world.
2008-07-29
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High fuel prices may force Congress to add dollars to the automotive research budget of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for fiscal 2009.
2008-07-29
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When Renault revealed its Laguna Coupe concept, it was clear that it was a potentially serious production design. Now, the company has announced the production version and stated that it will make its first public appearance in September.
2008-07-29
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There is usually a crazy concept at most international motor shows but Toyota has cleverly dubbed its latest concept the Aygo Crazy. Based loosely on the front-engined Aygo hatchback built in the Czech Republic, it is a fully operational vehicle and acts as a technology demonstrator – although not with production in mind.
2008-07-28
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The heavy-duty QSX engine from Cummins has been revamped to displace 16 L, and will be available with a fully integrated air intake to exhaust aftertreatment system to meet EPA Tier 4 Interim and European Stage IIIB off-highway emissions regulations in January 2011.
2008-07-28
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The company announced last year that its diesel-hybrid program was going ahead and it invited AEI to drive early prototype vehicles using parallel hybrid systems. But costs of diesel-hybrid technology have always been a very difficult hurdle, and the challenge continues.
2008-07-28
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The strengthening link with VW will expand Porsche’s potential. At present, Wolfgang Dürheimer, the company’s Executive Vice President, Research and Development is not saying too much about it, although he did allude to VW’s diesel capability when questioned about the possibility of a diesel Porsche.
2008-07-28
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It is unusual for a Japanese concept car to be revealed at a UK motor show, but Honda did just that at the 2008 British International Motor Show in London in July when it took the wraps off a sports car study to demonstrate that low-emissions technology does not have to equal dull design.
2008-07-28
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A team of specialist engineers working under the direction of Jost Capito, Ford of Europe Performance Vehicles’ Line Director, created the new Focus RS that made its public debut at the 2008 British International Motor Show in London in July.
2008-07-28
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Show stars are sometimes difficult to define, but General Motors Europe's Opel/Vauxhall Insignia was definitely one of them at the 2008 British International Motor Show opening in July. Replacing the worthy but unexceptional Vectra, GME decided to brave a sector shift and move the new Insignia toward the premium category.
2008-07-25
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Sakai, the self-proclaimed “Masters of Compaction,” has introduced a new series of dirt rollers to further its product lineup. Designed for compacting large areas, the SV510-III series machines are single-drum compactors with pneumatic tires at the rear.
2008-07-25
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Surface mining equipment is designed for durability and large payloads, and the new Komatsu HD605-7 is no exception. Developed with efficiency in mind, the truck offers mechanical and electronic improvements over the previous version.
2008-07-25
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The domestic U.S. automakers have nearly eliminated the productivity gap vs. the Japanese OEMs’ North American manufacturing operations, according to the 2008 Harbour Report, the industry’s annual benchmark on automotive productivity.
2008-07-25
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Tracked excavators are stable and powerful enough for almost any project. Rental agencies especially like small models that can be profitable pieces of equipment. With the market in place, Wisconsin-based Wacker has launched five new compact tracked excavators.
2008-07-25
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Automakers rely on various metrics to gauge customer satisfaction, and reports like J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study provide a snapshot of things gone wrong on new vehicles.
2008-07-25
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Mack trucks have long been known for their abilities in rough service use. The military has used the M-123 for many years. The new Titan model, designed for heavy transport and construction applications, is the most powerful truck in Mack’s 108-year history.
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