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High-performance redundant Linear Hall sensor

2017-07-17
The new TDK-Micronas HAL 24xy Linear Hall-effect sensor family offers extended distance measurement, improved robustness and state-of-the-art diagnostic functions for applications under stringent conditions.
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2018 Honda Accord drops mass, adds turbos and 10-speed

2017-07-14
Designed in Japan with exterior surfacing finalized at Honda’s California studio, the 2018 Accord is up to 176 lb (89 kg) lighter than the outgoing model, depending on trim level. Key technical features include two new turbocharged gasoline engines, the first use of a 10-speed automatic transaxle (Honda’s own 10AT) in front-drive sedan, and the return to the low-cowl/thin pillar body architecture.
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Flexible high-temperature hose

2017-07-14
Conti Excelsus from ContiTech (Louisville, KY) is an extremely flexible high-temperature hose with external reinforcement for truck and off-highway applications.
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Connected commercial vehicles bring cybersecurity to the fore

2017-07-14
Connectivity, automation and electrification: Three inexorable trends that will largely drive on- and off-highway vehicle developments in the coming years, according to industry experts presenting keynotes at the revamped 2017 SAE COMVEC event. And with greater connectivity comes greater cyber concerns, they warn.
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Audi details new A8 active suspension

2017-07-14
Audi's new active suspension uses a Mobileye monocular camera to generate vertical information from the road with a resolution of 1.2 to 6 inches. Combined with new all-wheel steering and an e-booster, the car greatly benefits from 48-V electrical power.
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Appraising the potential for platooning in the U.S.

2017-07-13
Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory perform statistical analysis based on a large collection of real-world U.S. truck usage data to estimate the fraction of total miles that are technically suitable for platooning.
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Smart sensors drive automated systems in off-highway

2017-07-13
Over the next several years, more equipment will add automated systems that pave the way to autonomous operations. Much of the control technology will be borrowed from passenger cars. However, the challenges facing design engineers creating off-highway equipment sensor systems are far more complex.
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Model maturity assessment and certification—a vision

2017-07-12
Performance, reliability, and safety assessments performed using predictive capability for electromechanical systems are on the rise, yet no standard exists in the truck and off-highway engineering design industry for representing the degree to which a model has been validated. Such a standard can enable engineers and managers with a tool to assess the maturity of predictive capability itself.
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Active Aero takes flight

2017-07-10
Reconfigurable aerodynamic aids are stretching performance-car envelopes in every direction.
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SwRI-led AC2AT consortium pushes diesel emission control systems development

2017-07-07
Stringent fuel-efficiency and criteria-pollutant standards call for new combustion strategies. The Advanced Combustion Catalyst and Aftertreatment Technologies consortium led by Southwest Research Institute reinvents existing technologies and experiments with new catalysts to meet standards.
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USAF works toward smoother landings, no plane required

2017-07-07
The 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base is currently assessing a new parachute for the Advanced Concept Ejection Seat II that will improve safety and expand the acceptable personal weight range of aircrew.
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Flaw detector

2017-07-06
Optimized for single-handed operation, Olympus’ EPOCH 6LT flaw detector combines an ergonomic design with powerful ultrasonic functionality in an instrument built specifically for rope access and high portability applications.
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