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Durable fastening method

2015-03-13
Delo partners with Bollhoff to develop the Onsert fastening method, which securely connects elements and provides fast joining of removable screw connections using light-cured adhesive.
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Lexus unveils A-segment crossover concept

2015-03-13
Crossover concepts were not in short supply at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, and the LF-SA concept, the product of Lexus ED2 design studio based in Nice, France, was undoubtedly the smallest.
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Mitsubishi PHEV concept destined for production?

2015-03-12
The company hints that the Concept XR-PHEV II unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show could be the basis of a second plug-in hybrid electric vehicle model, following the Outlander PHEV of 2012.
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Sikorsky to provide an ALIAS to DARPA

2015-03-12
The objective of DARPA’s ALIAS program is to develop and insert new automation into existing aircraft to enable operation with reduced onboard crew. Sikorsky is leading a team for Phase 1 development.
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Editorial: The off-highway system

2015-03-07
In a speech given in late February, Samuel R. Allen, Chairman & CEO of Deere & Co., had some good words for 2014, and some cautious words for 2015.
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AVL transmission aims at best-in-class PHEV performance

2015-03-06
For its new 7-Mode transmission, AVL focused on key requirements for hybrid drivetrains including best-in-class fuel consumption in NEDC charge-sustaining mode and full drivetrain functionality with a depleted battery.
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Wheel motion sensor

2015-03-06
Applus IDIADA listened to customer feedback in developing its new DynaWheel-III device, focusing on making the system even more reliable and easy-to-use. The wheel position measurement system is composed of two separate parts: the mechanical arms with six absolute optical encoders and the new electronic box (DW-Box), providing real-time calculation of wheel position.
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FEV shows compact DCT for FWD vehicles

2015-03-06
The new generation of dual-clutch transmissions, called the xDCT family, is claimed to offer reduced transmission mass, lower complexity/cost, improved fuel consuption, and better launch characteristics for front-drive vehicles.
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Editorial: High-voltage developments

2015-03-06
Tightening vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations and increasing demand for onboard electrical power means that higher voltages, in the form of supplemental 48-volt subsystems, may soon be nearing production.
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Active noise control

2015-03-06
Mentor Automotive's XSe ANC (active noise control) technology is a high-performance noise cancellation solution offering an enhanced audio experience in the vehicle. By carefully placing microphones and accelerometers inside the vehicle, synthesized signals from ANC generate anti-noise to create “quiet zones” for both driver and passenger.
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Slimmer, stronger A- and B-pillars

2015-03-06
One of the main goals of ThyssenKrupp’s InCar plus (phase 2) project is weight reduction, which experts achieved with new A- and B-pillar concepts.
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Switches under pressure?

2015-02-20
As the proliferation of and demand for “smart” technology in off-highway vehicles has risen, so has the notion that sensors are the only suitable solutions for these control loops. The switch, meanwhile, tends to be viewed as an antiquated and irrelevant technology of legacy systems.
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Old is new in powertrain laser welding

2015-02-20
While the newer fiber laser and solid-state lasers offer distinct advantages, it is not time to close the book on the venerable CO2 laser, especially for high-volume, precision powertrain components. An attachment from Advanced Nozzles eliminates expensive helium, making the cost-benefit ratio even better for precision CO2 welding applications.
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Mini sensors

2015-02-17
Vishay Intertechnology offers epoxy-coated mini sensors optimized for automotive temperature probes.
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