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Leveraging connectivity to drive business

2017-05-08
Connectivity in regard to hydraulic systems involves the utilization of “smart” components, which communicate with one another on a common system. The commonality of being connected—from using Wi-Fi, cellular or satellite connection wherever we go to syncing all our devices—is an expectation in the off-highway equipment industry, says Danfoss' Henrik V. Joergensen.
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NASA to establish new Space Technology Research Institutes

2017-05-05
NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led Space Technology Research Institutes (STRIs) that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence deeper into our solar system. The new STRIs will bring together researchers from various disciplines and organizations to collaborate on the advancement of cutting-edge technologies in bio-manufacturing and space infrastructure.
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Driving business value on-highway and off with IoT

2017-05-05
Heavy-duty trucks have been using telematics for years to communicate a relatively narrow view of engine status. Manufacturers and fleet operators are now looking at the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide an expanded view of truck health, says Bsquare's Dave McCarthy.
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Volvo Buses launches B8R chassis globally

2017-05-03
Volvo Buses has started the global launch of its latest chassis powered by the 8-L Volvo engine. The Volvo B8R and B8RLE replace the top-selling Volvo B7R and B7RLE, which saw a production run exceeding 40,000 units and sales in 65 countries.
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VW adds gesture control to new Golf

2017-05-01
In Volkswagen's Virtual Engineering Laboratory, designers use gesture control to modify concepts via augmented reality. Now, it can also be used by owners of the new Golf; claimed as a first in its segment,.
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Aurora Flight Sciences partners with Uber in contested airspace

2017-04-27
Uber announced a partnership with Aurora Flight Sciences to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for its Uber Elevate Network. Aurora’s eVTOL concept is derived from its existing XV-24A LightningStrike VTOL X-Plane subscale vehicle demonstrator aircraft.
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Medium-duty engines, transmissions shift focus to software

2017-04-24
New engines and transmissions for medium-duty truck applications are evolving rapidly in response to ongoing demands for improved fuel consumption. Software is playing a major role in these advances while also helping improve diagnostic capabilities.
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