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Shedding light on lightweight castings

2016-05-11
Driven by rising demand for lighter weight components in automotive, heavy-duty trucks and off-highway vehicles, a new wave of technology and operational initiatives is taking center stage in the iron castings industry, explains Grede's Jay Solomond.
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Greener, meaner, leaner drive systems for off-highway

2016-05-10
Bernd Krüper, head of the Construction & Agriculture business, and Frank Dräse, program manager for EU Stage V at MTU, talk about the world’s strictest off-highway emissions directive and the solutions being developed by MTU for the power range from 100 to 480 kW (134 to 643 hp).
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Moving hydraulics forward with smarter machinery

2016-05-05
Rather than localized smart components, truly intelligent equipment features an integrated system that can communicate from component to component, as well as externally, according to Eaton Hydraulics' Astrid Mozes.
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Raising the bar on engine performance at emissions changes

2016-05-05
While the European Union’s upcoming Stage V standards will not be applicable in North America, product improvements made to meet the regulations are expected to be made available for the North American market, explains Cummins' Vice President Engineering – Engine Business, Jim Fier.
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Volvo CE launches its largest excavator and articulated hauler

2016-05-04
At the recent Bauma 2016 in Munich, Volvo Construction Equipment President Martin Weissburg revealed the largest excavator and articulated hauler the company has ever produced, and provided his thoughts on connectivity trends and the market in China.
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Two-stroke future for heavy-duty engine braking

2016-05-03
Despite the greater efficiencies of engine brake designs, increasing gross weights, lower rolling resistance, and engine downsizing have driven the need for more auxiliary braking power on heavy trucks and buses. Jacobs Vehicle Systems' response is the High Power Density (HPD) engine brake.
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Jaguar puts a brave Pace on testing its new crossover

2016-04-27
Take-it-to-the-limit testing is typically reserved for vehicle development teams, but Jaguar's route and the sensational topography clearly gave Automotive Engineering good insight into F-Pace's dynamic capabilities and its four-year development.
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Pseudo satellite, potential disrupter, flies on sunlight

2016-04-26
Zephyr 8 has a wingspan of 25 m and can carry 50% more batteries than the earlier version, yet is 30% lighter. This translates into a UAV that can carry a heavier payload and is designed to, typically, stay in the air continuously for over a month
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Send in Yamaguchi!

2016-04-25
Jack Yamaguchi, SAE's veteran Japan Editor, is considered the “dean” of Japan’s automotive journalists. Over a career spanning 50 years, Jack has conducted hundreds of interviews with engineering leaders including the new President of Honda R&D in the May issue.
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Rolls-Royce, Purdue partner on jet engine design

2016-04-24
Rolls-Royce will designate Purdue as a University Technology Partnership, which will initially encompass two research centers in the areas of advanced thermal management systems and advanced compressor systems.
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Shell Oil unveils radical city car concept

2016-04-24
Days ahead of the 2016 Beijing Motor Show, Shell OIl unveiled its collaboration with Gordon Murray Design and Geo Technology, a city car concept that's all about efficiency.
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CO2 air conditioning development comes alive in Germany

2016-04-24
Consortium of OEMs and suppliers worked on all fronts, while the SAE Interior Climate Control Committee reopened a suite of draft standards to prepare for possible importation of cars with R-744: CO2 as a refrigerant.
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