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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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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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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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Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty in U.S. diesel-emissions coverup

2016-09-12
A veteran Volkswagen AG engineer pleaded guilty in federal court to a criminal charge for his involvement in the German automaker’s ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, marking the first criminal charge to date in the year-long investigation into the company’s efforts to circumvent diesel-engine emissions regulations in the United States and Europe.
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Creating a ‘green’ value stream with LPPD

2016-09-12
The practice of building compatibility checks into your development process ensures that designs are compatible with all system requirements right from the start. Just look at Toyota.
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Mazda's 2017 G-Vectoring Control brings dynamic refinement

2016-09-10
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.
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Mahindra connects vehicles via cloud-based technology platform

2016-09-09
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.
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