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Cummins reveals all-electric heavy-duty truck—just ahead of Tesla

2017-08-30
The fully operational Urban Hauler EV daycab tractor unveiled Aug. 29 can travel up to 100 miles (160 km) on a charge, from its 140-kWh battery pack. An engine-generator option, employing Cummins B4.5 or B6.7 engines, can extend the range to about 300 miles (480 km).
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High temperature, flexible epoxy

2017-08-29
EpoxySet EC-1030FL is a flexible, two-part epoxy designed to replace silicones for potting, encapsulating and casting applications where temperatures up to 200°C (392°F) are required.
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Polyether polyols

2017-08-28
BASF offers an improved process for manufacturing Lupranol (polyether polyol) so that car components made of BASF polyurethane systems emit an average of 20% less aldehyde.
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CubeSat prototype to use water as propellant

2017-08-27
A new type of micropropulsion system for miniature satellites, or CubeSats, uses tiny nozzles that release precise bursts of water vapor to maneuver the spacecraft.
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Continental unveils new 3D display cluster

2017-08-24
The new display features optically bonded, topographical elements. The usual air gap between the display surface and front is eliminated, enabling better visualization.
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New vision @ Gentex

2017-08-23
Creating a vital ADAS partner through home-grown R&D and manufacturing in (of all places) western Michigan.
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Conti revives an old concept for its New Wheel for EVs

2017-08-22
The wheel rim consists of two aluminium (Al) parts, the inner Al carrier star with the Al brake disk and the outer Al rim well with the tyre. Unlike a conventional disc brake, the New Wheel Concept brake engages the Al disk from the inside. This allows it to have a particularly large diameter, enhancing braking performance.
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BorgWarner prepares manual gearchange for ADAS vehicles

2017-08-22
Electrification was supposed to spell death for the manual transmission. The same has been said for manuals and automated driving systems. But BorgWarner is in the final stages of developing a new clutch-automation technology that allows electrification with a Manual transmission.
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Digitalization extends simulation into factories

2017-08-22
Digital data is expanding to include equipment on the factory floor, making it possible for designers and manufacturers alike to model and simulate nearly everything before vehicles and their production lines exist in the real world.
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Venturi effect powers Dayco's new brake-assist system

2017-08-21
The Activac system debuted on 2017MY Ford F-150s powered by the second-generation 3.5-L EcoBoost V6. Weighing 1.82 lb, the vacuum-generation system, including hoses, replaced a 2.27 lb cam-driven mechanical pump.
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Honeywell’s new sensors self-diagnose internal failures

2017-08-21
Honeywell says the sensors were designed to improve the performance of aircraft systems and reduce maintenance costs associated with false readings. The Integral Health Monitoring aerospace proximity sensors can detect when a sensor has been damaged or impacted.
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A secure attachment to 3D printing

2017-08-21
Additive manufacturing (AM) is seemingly the cure-all for the manufacture of complex products, but as the potential for AM continues to increase, so too does the cyber target on its back.
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Vehicle sound-generating system

2017-08-18
Bruël & Kjær’s VSound Type 3115 vehicle sound-generating system—from both interior and exterior perspectives—enables virtual NVH prototype evaluation in the context of a real vehicle, without the need for a PC in the vehicle.
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Delphi adds to autonomy arsenal

2017-08-18
Delphi positions itself for wider access to emerging autonomous-driving technology with an investment in Israel-based Lidar developer Innoviz Technologies.
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