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2008-05-18
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AVL, a provider of powertrain engineering, test systems, simulation software, and instrumentation products, expects to double its Michigan-based staff in the next five years in order to meet industry needs.
2008-05-18
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The engineering services provider has been busy the past year doing an assortment of projects—ranging from managing a major vehicle-model refreshing to handling the complete class A surfacing work on an all-new vehicle—and more projects are en route.
2008-05-18
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Nearly six years ago, a three-person staff handled the business of running the U.S. operations of Pierburg Inc., selling emissions-control devices, air management units, various pumps, and other passenger vehicle products. Business has grown and so has the workforce, but additional help is still needed beyond the present 70 engineers.
2008-05-15
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With model-based design continually taking on greater importance in the automotive-engineering community as a way to improve time to market, communication, and cost-efficiency, The MathWorks came to the world’s largest annual gathering of automotive engineers to make a couple of key announcements.
2008-05-15
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Reaction Design’s new software tool, Chemkin-Pro, increases the speed of accurate combustion simulation to meet the needs of engineers designing clean, efficient engines and aftertreatment systems.
2008-05-15
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Windshear is set to open just the third full-scale rolling road wind tunnel in the world and the first of its kind in North America. Perhaps more notable is the fact that the facility is also set to become the only commercially available wind tunnel of its type in existence.
2008-05-14
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The Abaqus 3D BioRID II (Biofidelic Rear Impact Dummy II) finite element model, created by Dassault Systèmes’ Simulia brand, simulates the crash dummy used for rear testing.
2008-05-14
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Visibility into the details of an automotive program is one of the toughest challenges a program team faces. To help tame the problem, Volkswagen selected Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter as the core technology for its K-PDM product data management system.
2008-05-13
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The partnership with Naim Audio has resulted in what the duo claims is the world’s most powerful in-car production amplifier, at 1100 W, combined with a “state-of-the-art” speaker system.
2008-05-13
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One of the keys for reducing the number of processors and sensors in vehicles is to share information. That is going to require more bandwidth, opening the door for FlexRay.
2008-05-13
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The automobile is now entering the “always-connected” world, rapidly becoming the ultimate mobile computing platform. Denis Griot, Senior Vice President and Chairman, Europe, Middle East & Africa Region, Freescale Semiconductor, says that three key “mega trends” are having an enormous impact on the global automotive industry.
2008-05-13
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Freescale Semiconductor is expanding its presence in China, teaming up with Chery Automobile Co. Ltd. to create a virtual automotive lab. The two will combine to create silicon, software, and systems for vehicles sold in China and later for export.
2008-05-13
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Microchip Technology is taking aim at the electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) market, the company developing a new bus architecture and devices that support it. EEPROM is a small segment of the burgeoning market for nonvolatile memory, which is dominated by flash memory, but it is a critical niche in areas for which only very small capacities are needed.
2008-05-13
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The standard has seen a slow start, but it looks as if momentum for the interface between hardware and software is starting to grow. A number of electronics suppliers and their tool providers are ramping up, and automakers continue to show support.
2008-05-13
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The two companies are strengthening their partnership in powertrains, extending it to hybrid controls. The move comes as Freescale hits a number of milestones during its transition to a new CEO.
2008-05-13
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The expansion of electronics and software continues almost unabated, bringing both benefits and challenges for automakers and their suppliers. As engineers develop new safety, infotainment, and powertrain systems, they are looking at a variety of techniques to manage hardware and software development.
2008-05-13
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According to SAE 2008 World Congress panelists, safety advocates are trying to determine what potential technologies are the most substantive and what technologies do not meet the hype.
2008-05-13
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Programmable logic devices (PLDs) that were once used primarily for prototyping are now seeing use in production vehicles. Altera Corp. is among the PLD makers responding to this new market opening, producing more automotive-grade FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) and complex PLDs.
2008-05-09
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Body panels on two different sports cars make a flashy styling statement for non-metal materials. Plasan provides the carbon-fiber panels for the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, while Meridian supplies the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10's SMC hood.
2008-05-07
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Schneider Electric recently launched what it calls the Automation and Control Innovation Center, a hands-on demonstration area at its facility in Raleigh, NC, designed to highlight the company’s ability to provide industrial solutions, not just products.
2008-04-25
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Nanostellar uses Rational Catalyst Design, which combines computational nanoscience and advanced synthetic chemistry, to overcome the limitations of materials currently being used in emissions-control technologies. The company determined that the addition of gold to the platinum/palladium alloy used in more recent diesel catalytic converters is beneficial in terms of cost and performance.
2008-04-25
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Key to the ultimate success of plug-in hybrids, as well as other hybrids and all-electric vehicles, is the battery technology, with lithium-ion batteries garnering much attention from automakers and suppliers, including lesser-known companies working with nanomaterials to enhance performance. One such company is Altair Nanotechnologies, which has developed a nano-lithium titanate (nLTO) spinel material for batteries.
2008-04-25
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Michelin has launched the latest version of the Agilis light commercial vehicle (LCV) tire, designed for vehicles with a gross vehicle weight between 2800 kg (6173 lb) and 3500 kg (7716 lb). The new design was driven by a number of factors, including the development of increasingly powerful LCVs.
2008-04-25
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Ford debuted a four-pronged productivity enhancer aimed at construction contractors and business owners. Called Ford Work Solutions, one of the offerings is an in-dash computer, developed with Magneti Marelli and powered by Microsoft Auto, that provides high-speed Internet access via the Sprint mobile broadband network, as well as navigation via Garmin. A tool tracking system, developed in partnership with DeWalt, is another offering.
2008-04-25
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Nissan is re-introducing its pickup model formerly known as the Nissan Pickup in Europe. The model was withdrawn when Euro-IV emissions regulations came into effect in 2006, mainly because the rotary injection pump-equipped, YD25 2.5-L, direct-injection, turbodiesel engine could not be readily adapted to meet the latest European emissions regulations. Now the model is powered by a common-rail injection version of the YD25 engine.
2008-04-25
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The Iveco Massif is built by Santana in Spain and powered by an Iveco 3.0-L common-rail diesel. The model is based on the 60-year-old Land Rover; the principal differences between the Defender and the Massif are in the materials, suspension, and powertrain.
2008-04-25
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For the past 30 years, aluminum content per vehicle has grown every year. "I think [in the future] we'll see increased aluminum content in structural chassis parts -- everything from engine cradles to A-pillars, B-pillars, full spaceframes, etc.," said Alcoa's Kevin Kramer. A technology the company is confident will make further inroads is its proprietary Alcoa Vacuum Die Casting.
2008-04-25
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Volvo Trucks has invested in a Swedish company, Datachassi, that is developing a system to reduce theft from trucks. By using sensors connected by radio technology, the system can link the truck and trailer together. Volvo has also extended its hybrid-truck testing program by adding two hybrid refuse trucks to its test program ahead of planned series production in 2009.
2008-04-25
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Featuring halogen-free requirements, high performance, durability, smaller size, and recyclability, Delphi’s halogen-free cable can reduce both cable mass and harness diameter by more than 20% in automotive applications.
2008-04-25
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FANUC Robotics’ five-axis LR Mate 200iC/5H robot, which is designed especially for small part assembly applications typically handled by SCARA-type robots, meets the needs of a variety of industries including electronics, plastics, and machinery.
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