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2013-11-21
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The Colorado weighs 900 lb less than the full-size Silverado and features a number of significant segment firsts: aluminum hood, active grille shutters to improve highway fuel efficiency, available forward collision-alert, lane-departure warning, and an optional diesel engine.
2013-11-15
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Engineering students have until Feb. 14, 2014, to submit entries into a contest sponsored by Valeo and designed to bring out the best ideas to make cars more intelligent and intuitive by 2030. The winning team will receive a grant of €100,000, with the first and second runners-up each receiving €10,000.
2013-11-13
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Graco Supply now offers extended shelf-life options on pre-mixed frozen sealants for aircraft applications.
2013-11-13
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A forum at the 2013 SEMA Show discussed three approaches to ensure performance parts compliance with federal safety standard No. 126. Panelists also explained how simulation data, and kinematics and compliance measurements, can improve performance parts design.
2013-11-13
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The auto industry is facing a capacity shortage at the shops making the stamping dies and molding tools needed to produce vehicles, according to the Harbour Results, Inc. 2013 North American Automotive Vendor Tooling Study.
2013-11-13
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If batteries could be integrated directly into car structures such as doors and body panels, EVs could weigh less and travel farther on a single charge, according to Emile Greenhalgh, a researcher at The Composites Center of Imperial College London. Volvo recently demonstrated in an S80 sedan a prototype underhood plenum panel that is made of carbon-fiber composites that contain lithium-ion batteries.
2013-11-13
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The large cylindrical pressure tanks typically used for onboard CNG (compressed natural gas) storage are notorious for compromising passenger and cargo volume in light-duty vehicles. Chrysler is exploring the idea of using multiple smaller tanks to conquer the packaging challenge.
2013-11-12
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Kia will begin selling an all-electric vehicle based on the Soul in 2014, the company announced Nov. 11. Called the Soul EV and equipped with a 27-kW·h lithium-ion battery pack, it has a target range of 120 mi (193 km) and is geared for city commuters.
2013-11-12
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MESSRING offers the new M=BUS in-dummy data acquisition system for the WorldSID (Worldwide Harmonized Side Impact Dummy) 5th Small Female Dummy.
2013-11-12
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Altium Limited's Software Platform Builder delivers ultra rapid prototyping and development for ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers.
2013-11-06
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Regulatory authorities in Germany decided to develop a new aircraft category called volocopter to accommodate the new 18-motor VC200.
2013-11-06
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From new vehicles to new technologies and shared production capacity, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and the Renault-Nissan Alliance will greatly broaden their current level of collaboration, the two Japanese automakers announced Nov. 5.
2013-11-05
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The latest Z/28, a fixture at this year's SEMA Show, is a stripped-down car with minimal conveniences and maximum precision and durability on the track.
2013-11-05
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An all-carbon-fiber truck bed helps a full-size pickup realize a triple-digit mass reduction in comparison to its production sibling. The Cheyenne is one of 39 vehicles Chevrolet has at the 2013 SEMA Show.
2013-11-04
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The system, called MatrixBeam, runs permanently on high beam with subtleties that include the ability to dim down for multiple “targets,” providing long-range high beam illumination that can straddle both an approaching vehicle and one traveling ahead, without dazzling the occupants of either.
2013-11-04
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With its new line of automotive fabric and leather concepts for customers worldwide, Lear’s seat surface material capabilities now extend to a full range of custom finishing techniques, including laser etching, embroidery, embossing, perforations, and polymer printing.
2013-11-02
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VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. (VECV), a Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture, is commercially producing engines at what it calls the most “technologically advanced engine manufacturing plant in India.”
2013-11-01
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Company's new hot-rolling and cold-rolling lines in Oswego are part of major initiative to increase its already large market share.
2013-10-31
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New R-1234yf production is promised by Arkema. SAE Cooperative Research Group shows R-445A blend has potential, and vehicle prototype charging equipment for assembly line and service shop is undergoing testing. German automakers resurrect the R-744 (carbon dioxide as a refrigerant) development program.
2013-10-31
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Combustion simulation has the potential to help engine manufacturers design better engines in less time with less cost.
2013-10-31
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The interior supplier showed five concept seats featuring customization via various secondary processes at its fall 2013 fashion show. One such advanced technology, polymer printing, enables Lear designers to create a unique look that is then laminated onto the leather as a 3-µm (118-µin) thick film.
2013-10-30
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In an attempt to achieve a balance between Reynolds number, model scale, and tunnel blockage issues, a 1:3 scale heavy-vehicle testing program has been initiated at the Monash University 1.4-MW wind tunnel.
2013-10-30
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Tata Steel announced plans to build a vacuum induction melting (VIM) furnace at its Stocksbridge site in South Yorkshire, U.K., to enable it to tap into new market opportunities and develop innovative new products for the aerospace and oil and gas industries.
2013-10-30
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Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group flagship, has sold Defiance Testing & Engineering Services (DTE) to Exova, a provider of testing, calibration, and advisory services. Located near Detroit, DTE was acquired by Ashok Leyland in 2007 and since has experienced consistent and profitable growth, according to the Indian OEM, through a combination of operational efficiency, new customer capture, and focus on adjacent sectors such as construction and off-highway, and defense.
2013-10-30
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Panasonic Corp. will supply almost 2 billion lithium-ion battery cells to Tesla Motors over four years under an agreement announced today. The cylindrical cells (18650 form factor) will be used in the Model S and the Model X—the latter slated for production start-up by the end of 2014. 
2013-10-29
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Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has renamed its truck and bus division post buyout of the Navistar equity in the joint venture, with Mahindra Navistar Automotive Ltd. becoming Mahindra Trucks and Buses Ltd. (MTBL), a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the Mahindra Group.
2013-10-28
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Heavy use of automation, a strong concern for environmental impact, and innovation in materials and processing technologies are major elements in the BMW i3 body manufacturing story.
2013-10-28
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Lower emissions and component mass are on the front burner at Delphi's new advanced diesel technology center in Luxembourg.
2013-10-27
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It is the "automation and tooling partner" who offers a performance-based and advanced manufacturing systems integration approach that offers the next step-change, say Bombardier Aerospace and AIP Aerospace Odyssey.
2013-10-25
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Carbon-fiber-reinforced thermoset composites continue to be difficult to recycle, as they are a complex mixture of different materials such as thermosetting polymers, carbon fibers, and fillers. Researchers from the Universite Du Quebec at Montreal, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, and the National Research Council Canada investigated using carded recycled carbon-fiber mats and epoxy resin to fabricate thermoset composite plates.
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