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Ford GT prototypes "run naked" in public-road testing phase

2015-08-19
The 2017 GT development program has begun testing in southeastern Michigan, with the exotic American supercars running “naked” as they rack up miles amid daily commuter traffic. Automotive Engineering encountered and photographed one of the off-tool prototypes recently.
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Battling the high cost of EV batteries

2015-08-14
Huge factories and technical improvements are slowly pushing battery pack costs down toward the $100/kW·h turning point that's expected to democratize electrified vehicles.
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Lightweighting focus for TE's connectivity solutions

2015-08-12
TE Connectivity’s aluminum COPALUM Lite sealed terminals and splices provide fast, easy terminations for aerospace applications, while reducing weight up to 60%. The company's INSTALITE RoHS-compliant braid, which offers high electrical performance over a range of frequencies, is up to 50% lighter than traditional braid.
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Jaguar Design Director on the shape of things to come

2015-08-11
Ian Callum joined Jaguar in 1999, where he and his team created, among others, the R-Coupe, RD-6, C-X75, and C-X17 concepts. His Jaguar production model list spans, chronologically, the last generation XK (2006), followed by the XF, XJ, and the F-Type, in coupe and convertible forms. Now, Callum has led his team to create the new XF and future Jaguars.
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Cat pipelayers offer power and comfort to operators

2015-08-06
New PL72, PL83, and PL87 pipelayers feature differential steering and an electronically controlled hydraulic system that places total control of lifting functions into a single joystick. A dash-mounted LCD display provides onboard diagnostic information for the operator.
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Supercharging advances with clutches

2015-07-31
With an electromagnetic clutch located between the drive pulley and supercharger rotors, the blower can be disengaged during idle, light throttle, and cruising situations.
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V-Charging aims to add muscle to downsized engines

2015-07-31
Can a supercharger with a mechanical variable speed drive give a downsized engine the performance “feel” of a larger-displacement, naturally-aspirated unit without sacrificing efficiency? A joint U.K. research project aims to find out.
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Ford focuses on cameras

2015-07-31
The company is beefing up its use of cameras and expanding their roles. Imagers can help drivers peer around corners and help back up trailers in addition to basic functions like lane keeping.
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Northrop Grumman and Green Hills Software part of H-1 upgrades

2015-07-28
The lightweight, open-architecture FlightPro Gen III mission computer integrates advanced mission, weapons, and video-processing capabilities into a conduction-cooled, high-performance airborne computer capable of driving four independent, multi-function displays.
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Compact high-shock 6DOF sensor

2015-07-28
The 6DX PRO for gathering kinematic data for research and engineering validation was designed by DTS specifically for occupant dynamics and human injury assessment.
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Light-metal shot blasting

2015-07-27
Walther Trowal’s new continuous feed tumblast machines have been specially adapted for shot blasting of light metals like aluminum and magnesium.
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