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2008-06-19
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Perkins announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in China to produce small- and medium-size diesel engines. The manufacturing facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, would initially produce the Perkins 400 Series, a range of three- and four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, and turbocharged indirect-injection engines.
2008-06-19
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Case Construction Equipment formed a strategic alliance with the Construction Equipment Division of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The relationship will result in the extension of the Case lineup to include higher-capacity wheel loaders.
2008-06-19
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Introducing a unique combination of lifting performance and the 360°-swing functionality of an excavator, Volvo Construction Equipment will soon deliver to the market a new product class of pipelaying machines. Developed from a patented adaptation of Volvo excavator machines combined with modern lifting technology, the new pipelayers offer a number of technical advantages over traditional pipelaying dozers with side-based booms.
2008-06-19
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Used to feed pre-cut flat sheets through a configuration of four position-controlled programmable rollers, AddisonMckee’s ShellRoller machine can form the outer shell of a muffler or catalytic converter in virtually any round, oval, or asymmetrical configuration and is suitable for use with carbon steel, stainless steel, and titanium.
2008-06-19
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By some accounts, off-highway equipment engineers have been struggling to grasp the impact that the EPA Tier 4 standards—and the resulting compulsory phase-in of compliant equipment scheduled for 2008 to 2015—will have on their engineering design and development.
2008-06-18
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Visteon and 3M team up to produce a demonstration concept showing what is possible today and tomorrow in vehicle interiors.
2008-06-17
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If only vehicles could run off the steam being created by the fevered reaction of consumers to high fuel prices. For now, though, the spotlight is on ethanol and other altern­ative fuel choices.
2008-06-10
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As pressure mounts on OEMs and suppliers to develop more practical and longer range electric vehicles, Volkswagen has announced that it is to work with Sanyo on high-performance energy-storage systems.
2008-06-10
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The pace of research into low-carbon technology is growing, with significant financial inputs by governments. In the U.K., sixteen low-carbon vehicle-development projects are being funded by the Government's Technology Strategy Board.
2008-06-10
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PSA’s R&D Director, Pascal Henault, talks about super-efficient new powertrains in development, and the challenge of an OEM doing niche vehicles.
2008-06-10
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Reinert, that is. And he has not yet joined the plug-in-electric bandwagon.
2008-06-09
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The government, as part of the country’s 10th Five-year plan in 2001, has urged automakers to familiarize themselves with all types of alternative powertrain and alternative fuel technology.
2008-06-09
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Yet another application is poised to switch from metal to plastic. Mann+Hummel unveiled a plastic oilpan at April’s SAE World Congress, saying the technology is already designed into a model year 2009 North American vehicle.
2008-06-09
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The Tau V8 engine powering Hyundai’s Genesis sedan is the first in a family of “premium” engines up to 5.5 L.
2008-06-09
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“World firsts” are rife in the automotive industry and BMW M has come up with another, claiming the accolade for its new seven-speed double-clutch gearbox (M DCT) with Drivelogic control.
2008-06-09
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Work by the Innovatial project, which is supported by the European Commission through the Sixth Framework Program for Research and Development, involves 24 high-profile European partners in the automotive and aerospace sectors focused on developing innovative processes and materials for components such as diesel injection.
2008-06-09
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Two automakers are preparing for the future by spending substantial money to beef up their operations in India.
2008-06-05
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According to General Motors, aerodynamic drag accounts for 20% of the energy consumed in an average vehicle, making a direct impact on vehicle fuel efficiency. GM designers are increasingly looking to aerodynamics as a way to improve fuel economy across the brand’s range of vehicles, most notably for the next-generation Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle.
2008-06-05
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BMW continues to plan further developments of its Mini brand and has announced that a sports activity vehicle (SAV) version will be built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.
2008-06-02
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposed CAFE (corporate average fuel economy) standards for MY2011-2015 announced in late April are “aggressive but achievable,” said Transportation Secretary Mary Peters.
2008-06-02
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The U.S. EPA’s new ozone standard will force every state in the country except possibly California to consider a number of steps that could have an important impact on automobile component design, especially with regard to onboard diagnostic (OBD) controls, the engine, and the catalytic converter.
2008-06-02
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U.S. government officials are disappointed by the slow rate at which ethanol is being introduced info the U.S. automotive fuel infrastructure.
2008-06-02
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In the wake of its denial of California’s request to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from tailpipes at the state level, the U.S. EPA sometime soon may issue a rulemaking setting out regulatory options for doing so on a national level.
2008-06-02
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The energy bill approved in December calls for a 40% increase in CAFE levels—to 35 mpg by 2020 for passenger cars and light trucks.
2008-05-28
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BMW is banking on its new 1 Series to open doors for new customers seeking a lower-cost sporty machine with a badge of exclusivity.
2008-05-28
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The Asian market is providing high-volume growth for the motorcycle industry as emerging countries such as Vietnam consume many scooters and low-power cycles. Though these low-end vehicles already boast high fuel-economy ratings, manufacturers are striving to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions with hybrid technologies.
2008-05-19
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Ricardo and partners have completed testing on a prototype engine designed to switch between two- and four-stroke modes.
2008-05-18
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A new road traffic simulation model provides a way for engineers to replicate driving environments that can test the effectiveness of pre-crash and driver assistance systems in the virtual world.
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.
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