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Insurers define what they want from an automated vehicle

2017-12-03
The advent of AVs and their associated new technologies takes vehicle safety and associated insurance issues into a new dimension. In the insurance industry the challenge has been dubbed “autonomous ambiguity.” Now, a features "must" list has been defined.
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Caterpillar launches first-ever UTV

2017-12-01
Built from the ground up in response to customer and dealer feedback, Caterpillar’s first-ever utility vehicle (UTV) models will be available in summer 2018 in both gasoline- and diesel-powered versions.
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Hybrid propulsion to get closer with the E-Fan X

2017-11-29
The E-Fan X demonstrator will look at and explore all the challenges of developing a high-power propulsion system, including thermal effects, electric thrust management, altitude and dynamic effects on electric systems, and other issues such as electromagnetic compatibility. The objective is to push forward and mature the technology, performance, safety, and reliability of hybrid-electric technology.
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Dual-band front-end module

2017-11-29
Skyworks‘ SkyOne WiFi is a new family of highly-integrated wireless networking solutions for mobile and IoT ecosystems.
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Arconic and Airbus cooperate on 3D printing research

2017-11-22
Arconic and Airbus recently announced a multi-year cooperative research agreement to advance metal 3D printing for aircraft manufacturing. Together, the companies will develop customized processes and parameters to produce and qualify large, structural 3D printed components.
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GE Additive unveils Project ATLAS program’s first 3D printer

2017-11-18
The meter-class, laser powder-bed fusion machine was developed to provide manufacturers of large parts and components with a scalable solution that can be configured and customized to specific industry applications. It builds on technology previously developed by GE and combines DMLM expertise from the German 3D printer manufacturer, Concept Laser—which GE acquired in December 2016.
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Hardide Coatings to construct two additional U.S.-based reactors

2017-11-16
Hardide has recently completed raising funds for the construction of two additional reactors at the company’s U.S. facility. This comes shortly after Hardide gained Nadcap accreditation for its Hardide-A coating as a replacement for toxic hard-chrome plating.
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Navistar, VW pursue common electric powertrain, global connectivity platform

2017-11-13
Navistar president and CEO Troy Clarke recently signaled an acceleration of new product offerings and integrations stemming from its partnership with Volkswagen Truck & Bus. Chief among these activities is to converge the two companies’ connectivity activities and to develop an electric-powered, medium-duty vehicle for the U.S. by late 2019 or early 2020.
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Anti-vandal switches

2017-11-13
CIT Relay & Switch, a division of Circuit Interruption Technology, Inc., offers 16-amp UL-approved anti-vandal pushbutton switches in 25 mm, 28 mm or 30 mm (0.984 in, 1.10 in or 1.18 in) sizes.
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