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CMOS image sensor

2015-11-23
Toshiba America Electronic Components has unveiled its newest CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras. The CSA02M00PB is claimed to be the industry’s first 2-megapixel CMOS image sensor to be equipped with LED flicker (pulsed LED) mitigation circuit to minimize image flicker caused by LED light sources.
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Magnetostrictive position sensors

2015-11-23
MTS Sensors has increased the scope of its GB-Series of highly accurate, programmable magnetostriction-based linear position sensors, which now exhibit strong corrosion resistance due to their stainless steel design.
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New-generation Audi R8: the race driver’s view

2015-11-19
It is possible to look at Audi’s new-generation aluminum/carbon fiber-constructed V10 R8 supercar in two ways: its entire technology comprises 50% of the latest R8 LMS (Le Mans Series) GT3 racecar; alternatively, the racecar comprises 50% of the road car. Oliver Jarvis, Audi’s motorsport team driver, provides insights to both cars.
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Fiat 124 Spider returns after more than 30 years

2015-11-18
With the flair and flavor of its Italian ancestor, the Fiat 124 Spider returns after a multi-decade absence sporting a powerful powertrain and the underpinnings of the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata.
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2017 Lincoln MKZ gets exclusive 400-hp twin-turbo V6, torque-vectoring AWD

2015-11-18
Still based on Ford's CD4 platform, the MKZ will pack a Lincoln-exclusive (at least for the short term) twin-turbocharged V6 packing an SAE-rated 400 hp (298 kW) and 400 lb·ft (542 N·m), the new Ford-GM “alliance”-engineered 9-speed automatic, and torque-vectoring AWD driveline.
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Fleet services in a competitive environment

2015-11-13
A book from SAE International, Fleet Services—Managing to Redefine Success, combines the interests of fleet managers and their customers to achieve a higher level of business performance.
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Crash testing advances on many fronts

2015-11-11
Traffic fatalities have declined significantly over the last several years, but the U.S. is on track to have its deadliest year since 2007, according to the National Safety Council. That’s shining the spotlight on crash testing, according to industry experts in a Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE.
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Motor driver IC for engines

2015-11-10
Toshiba America Electronic Components has released a small-sized motor driver IC for brushed dc motors used in vehicle engine applications such as electronic throttles and valve controls.
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Daimler Trucks' lessons learned from SuperTruck program

2015-11-09
Daimler Trucks North America has referred to its $40 million, five-year SuperTruck program that concluded earlier this year as “a playground for our engineers.” Overseeing this playground’s development and integration activities was Derek Rotz, the Principal Investigator who was hired in 2010 when the program kicked off. He spoke with SAE Magazines about the challenges, lessons learned, and their ongoing work.
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