The connected car’s emergence is as disruptive for insurance companies as it is for automakers. Usage based insurance (UBI) holds a major role in future plans, prompting insurers to partner with OEMs and create apps that provide services that make UBI more attractive to customers.
The G-Vectoring Control name is a bit of a misnomer. It is not a torque-vectoring system aimed at dramatically improving race-circuit lap times. Rather, the purpose of the system is to endow the vehicle with refined and natural smoothness in normal day-to-day driving environments.
Mahindra & Mahindra recently launched DiGiSENSE, an open-architecture solution that connects Mahindra vehicles, tractors, trucks and construction equipment to the cloud, providing real-time data about the performance and location of the vehicles.
The WLTP and other 'real-world' vehicle test cycles offer new lubrication opportunities for engine designers striving to make further improvements to power units. BP Castrol's chief engineer details what can be done.
John Deere recently updated the 135G and 245G LC reduced-tail-swing excavators with new emissions equipment and standard features including a rearview camera and auxiliary hydraulics with proportional control.
As a new option, YXLON provides ASTM E2973 digital reference images for aluminum and magnesium die castings in its imaging software Image2500 and Image3500 of X-ray inspection systems, including Y.MU2000-D and MU60 AE.
Time of flight (ToF) cameras are ready to let drivers control some of the many options of today’s infotainment systems with a mere wave of their hand. ToF-based systems can also monitor drivers to see if they’re drowsy or not watching roadways.
UQM Technologies, Eaton and Pi Innovo are developing a full electric drivetrain system to include motor, 2-speed transmission and inverter with transmission control unit for the medium- and heavy-duty EV markets.
The SPR process can join aluminum, steel, plastics, carbon fiber, composites, and combinations of materials without the need for a pre-drilled hole. And SPRs don’t require heat to complete the assembly process.
To optimize the fan-shroud shape to maximize cooling air mass flow rates through the heat exchangers of heavy-duty trucks, researchers from Argonne National Lab, Cummins and CD-Adapco used the Adjoint approach to optimization.
FEV researchers conducted a study to understand the challenges of downsizing a diesel engine from a six-cylinder 7.5-L to a four-cylinder 5.0-L while maintaining performance. They pursued four technology paths.