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Alt fuels make inroads despite obstacles

2017-03-17
Commercial vehicles are beginning to adopt alternative energy sources, but the transition remains slow. Batteries and an array of renewable fuels are seeing more usage, but costs and infrastructure remain hindrances for these fragmented technologies.
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The New Supplier Invasion

2017-03-17
The geographic and system expansion of the supply base includes an influx of China and India-based suppliers quietly setting up shop in North America – mainly in Mexico and the U.S.
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Dual-core lockstep processors

2017-03-16
Synopsys, Inc.’s DesignWare ARC EM Safety Island IP dual-core lockstep processors simplify development of safety-critical applications and accelerate ISO 26262 certification of automotive system-on-chips (SoCs).
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Insert molding

2017-03-16
Proto Labs Inc. (Maple Plain, MN) now offers insert molding service, expanding on the company’s rapid injection molding offerings.
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DSD’s low-cost 12V hybrid aims for small cars

2017-03-15
Mathematical modeling has demonstrated that a 12V machine on a small car could achieve over 60% of the energy recovery of a complex full hybrid system, obviating the need for an additional high-voltage battery pack, DC-DC converter and associated control systems.
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Ford sets tech-paper record as SAE boosts quality standard

2017-03-15
As SAE's tech paper review process has become more rigorous, the industry has responded with an increased number of manuscripts submitted over the last five years. For 2017 Ford engineers will have over 200 technical papers published—a record number from a single OEM.
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Alternative powertrain tech for CO2 reduction a focus at ICPC 2017

2017-03-14
Various levels of electrification, connected solutions and alternative fuels are among the technology pathways that will lead to reductions of CO2, according to AVL's Dr. Marko Dekena. He spoke with Truck & Off-Highway Engineering about a variety of topics ahead of this year's AVL International Commercial Powertrain Conference.
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International develops new, lighter A26 engine to replace N13

2017-03-14
International Truck recently unveiled its all-new engine for the Class 8 market called the International A26, in addition to a new initiative called Project Alpha, which brought together a small team of powertrain engineers dedicated to a new perspective on engine development.
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Power transfer coupling

2017-03-13
Startup-company Twin Spring Coupling features its new power transfer coupling that is warrantied to 300 lb·ft (407 N·m) of torque.
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Model-based development tool

2017-03-13
UniPhi from SimuQuest, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI) is an intelligent power tool that frees up time for innovation by automating error-prone manual tasks in the design and development of vehicle control systems and software.
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Camera and sensor wash system

2017-03-13
Foreign materials like dust, mud, road salt, snow and other related debris can cause lens or sensor obstruction that will lead to degraded or non-functional system performance.
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Long-body LED indicators

2017-03-13
Wilbrecht LEDCO, Inc., a Microprecision Electronics SA company, offers a long-body, nickel-plated, panel mount LED suitable for various applications, including industrial control panels, transportation dashboards, gaming/vending machines and aircraft/military instrumentation.
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Simulation consultants

2017-03-13
Noumenon Multiphysics simulation consultants use an advanced understanding of physics and mathematics to build new simulation platforms or help customers use simulation platforms optimally.
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Vibration and acceleration simulation

2017-03-13
Mentor Graphics Corp.'s Xpedition vibration and acceleration simulation product for printed circuit board (PCB) systems reliability and failure prediction addresses the challenges of harsh environments for today’s electronics.
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High-temperature conduit and fittings

2017-03-13
Harnessflex TempGuard conduit and fittings from ABB Electrification Products are designed specifically to protect and route high-temperature cables, providing an integrated system for engine wiring in temperatures up to 392°F (200°C).
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