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SAE and TARDEC create new military-tech consortium

2016-09-25
The new organization, DATC, is aimed at reducing the time and cost of vehicle-technology transfer while minimizing the bureaucracy and risks typically associated with government contract awards.
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Tech-heavy Iveco Z Truck concept spawns 29 patents

2016-09-22
Iveco debuted its world premiere Z Truck concept at IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany, revealing an array of technologies including a next-gen LNG engine, waste heat recovery, automated driving and enhanced aerodynamics.
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New Valeo clutch disc a 'downspeeding enabler'

2016-09-22
Engineers at Valeo have developed a high torque, low stiffness (HTLS) clutch disc for heavy trucks and buses that increases damping performance by 40% and allows a reduction of engine speed by up to 200 rpm.
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A how-to for car hackers

2016-09-22
The automotive cyber wars are just getting started. Regardless of what side of the battle you’re on, there are valuable insights into the other guy’s strategies and tactics in an excellent new book, The Car Hacker's Handbook .
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Volvo S90: Niche for now, but…

2016-09-18
Volvo isn't trying to be BMW or Mercedes-Benz, promoting the all-new 2017 S90 sedan as a true luxury car with an emphasis on technology and safety rather than searing performance.
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In search of higher-energy-content batteries

2016-09-17
As the auto industry develops higher-performance battery components aimed at increasing the range of electric vehicles, current advanced batteries are edging closer to the end of their electrified vehicle lifespan.
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Bussmann series electric vehicle fuses

2016-09-16
Eaton’s (St. Louis, MO) new Bussmann series electric vehicle (EV) fuses are specifically designed to protect sensitive electric and hybrid automotive equipment, including high-voltage, high-capacity batteries, power-conversion equipment, contactors, cabling and other auxiliary circuits.
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Estimation of excavator manipulator position in real time

2016-09-16
Manipulator position sensing is a key issue in the study of hydraulic excavator automation. A neural network-based vision system was developed to estimate the boom, arm, and bucket cylinder displacements of an excavator manipulator during a grading operation simulation.
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