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Editorial: The off-highway system

2015-03-06
In a speech given in late February, Samuel R. Allen, Chairman & CEO of Deere & Co., had some good words for 2014, and some cautious words for 2015.
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NFC looks to score big in cars

2015-03-06
Near field communication appears poised to expand beyond cell phones to automotive applications. Chipmakers are unveiling devices that will form the basis of systems that will help pair phones, personalize settings and unlock doors.
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FEV shows compact DCT for FWD vehicles

2015-03-05
The new generation of dual-clutch transmissions, called the xDCT family, is claimed to offer reduced transmission mass, lower complexity/cost, improved fuel consuption, and better launch characteristics for front-drive vehicles.
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Wheel motion sensor

2015-03-05
Applus IDIADA listened to customer feedback in developing its new DynaWheel-III device, focusing on making the system even more reliable and easy-to-use. The wheel position measurement system is composed of two separate parts: the mechanical arms with six absolute optical encoders and the new electronic box (DW-Box), providing real-time calculation of wheel position.
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Case N Series goes Tier 4 Final

2015-03-05
The new 580N EP backhoe loader provides the power and performance features of other N Series backhoes in a practical, cost-effective machine.
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AVL transmission aims at best-in-class PHEV performance

2015-03-05
For its new 7-Mode transmission, AVL focused on key requirements for hybrid drivetrains including best-in-class fuel consumption in NEDC charge-sustaining mode and full drivetrain functionality with a depleted battery.
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Editorial: High-voltage developments

2015-03-05
Tightening vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations and increasing demand for onboard electrical power means that higher voltages, in the form of supplemental 48-volt subsystems, may soon be nearing production.
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Cummins in production with 'simplified' Tier 4 Final engines

2015-03-05
The QSF and QSB engines use filter-free, flow-through exhaust aftertreatment systems and a clean-combustion formula focused on fuel efficiency, providing a lower cost of operation and higher uptime availability as rental companies in particular transition their fleets to Tier 4 Final-compliant equipment.
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Slimmer, stronger A- and B-pillars

2015-03-05
One of the main goals of ThyssenKrupp’s InCar plus (phase 2) project is weight reduction, which experts achieved with new A- and B-pillar concepts.
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Dana Rexroth completes validation testing on R2 HVT

2015-03-05
A product of the joint venture between Dana Holding and Bosch Rexroth, the HVT R2 features a modular design that can be adapted for a variety of off-highway applications with net input power from 135 to 195 kW (180 to 260 hp),
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Active noise control

2015-03-05
Mentor Automotive's XSe ANC (active noise control) technology is a high-performance noise cancellation solution offering an enhanced audio experience in the vehicle. By carefully placing microphones and accelerometers inside the vehicle, synthesized signals from ANC generate anti-noise to create “quiet zones” for both driver and passenger.
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Control system development platform

2015-03-03
dSPACE has launched a new, compact control system development platform for laboratory use, MicroLabBox, that offers high computing power and comprehensive functionalities.
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Audi’s tunnel of light leads to the future

2015-03-03
To sharpen a significant aspect of its marque identity, a tunnel is at the heart of company’s new €4.5 million Lighting Assistance Center (LAC) at its Ingolstadt, Germany, headquarters is helping it develop new technologies including matrix laser forward lighting.
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