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2013-09-30
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The next-generation Rogue and the European-badged X-Trail are the first Nissan vehicles to use a co-developed Nissan-Renault architecture.
2013-09-30
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Vehicle-to-pedestrian accident prevention gets a research-assist from smartphones as Honda engineers study the practicality of using advanced technology to reduce the risk of collision.
2013-09-30
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Featuring a 1.6-L turbocharged GDI engine with hybrid-electric drive, the Niro subcompact crossover was designed in the same city in which it was revealed: Frankfurt, Germany.
2013-09-29
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ZF Friedrichshafen AG has opened its 21st plant in China, the latest one beginning production of passenger car axles on Sept. 25 in Beijing. The German company invested €15 million in the facility, which employs about 350 and covers an area of about 32,000 m² (350,000 ft²).
2013-09-27
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Using AM techniques, materials can be fused to form objects from 3-D models, building up structures iteratively instead of taking forgings and then machining material away.
2013-09-27
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As the bandwidth of cellular links rises, off-highway suppliers and users alike are striving to get more and more functionality.
2013-09-25
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The Forte redesign effort took only 3.5 years but resulted in a car very distinct from the outgoing model in NVH, driving characteristics, ride, and comfort/convenience.
2013-09-25
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Chemical reaction-based "thermal batteries" could provide HVAC services to lighten the load on electrochemical batteries.
2013-09-25
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Kubota sets its sights on the hayfield with the M7060 12-speed, 4WD model that offers reduced engine emissions and high-capacity hydraulics.
2013-09-25
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An expert explains how to best leverage VCT/VVT, DI, VCR, DoD, and HCCI for your engine designs, in an SAE International seminar.
2013-09-25
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Jaguar Land Rover is the key partner in a "large-scale collaborative research environment" to be created in a new public-private automotive tech center to be constructed at the University of Warwick. With the opening of the National Automotive Innovation Campus (NAIC) in 2016, Jaguar Land Rover will double the size of its advanced research team to about 500 people.
2013-09-24
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Balqon Corp. and Polar Power Inc. have entered into a Joint Development Agreement to develop a series plug-in hybrid system for Balqon’s line of heavy-duty electric trucks and buses. Development of a 40-kW onboard dc hybrid generator to charge lithium batteries during the daily drive cycle is expected to increase driving range.
2013-09-24
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Europe is now ready for electric vehicles, believes Dr. Roland Krüger, head of Ford of Europe’s (FoE) electric powertrain development. But significant hurdles remain for EVs, plug-ins, and FCVs.
2013-09-24
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Body styling, color, and engine power may have to start sharing their role as key differentiators with yet another vehicle attribute—the human-machine interface (HMI). A growing number of companies are focusing on HMIs amidst predictions that more car buyers will make decisions based on these electronic controls.
2013-09-24
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One of the largest communications companies is moving to gain a position in the rapidly emerging field of connected vehicles. Joint programs with Continental and NXP Semiconductors highlight Cisco’s plans to make the automotive industry part of its Internet of Everything strategy.
2013-09-24
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As apps providers, Tier 1s, and OEMs race to bring apps into vehicles, parking is shaping up as one of the hottest competitive fields. A range of companies are forging agreements with parking space providers, while app providers roll out new offerings that include paying by phone.
2013-09-24
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Volvo’s stand at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show left no doubt about the design influence for the Concept Coupe unveiled at the show. It was billed as the next-generation P1800, and a version of the 1960s coupe was on prominent display on the Volvo stand, overlooking the concept.
2013-09-24
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Renault unveiled the Initiale Paris concept at Frankfurt, designed as a replacement model for the Renault Espace and also to show Renault’s thinking for future high-end vehicles.
2013-09-24
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BMW officially launched the i3 electric car at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and also showed a prototype of the plug-in hybrid sports car, the i8. This variant of the i8, which was first seen as a concept four years ago, is due to enter production later this year.
2013-09-24
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Texas Instruments (TI) expands its automotive motor driver family, which is intended to help customers design automotive applications to meet the functional safety requirements of ISO 26262, with three new devices.
2013-09-24
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Allegro Multisystems announces production of programmable multi-output LED driver.
2013-09-24
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Atmel Corp.’s new maXTouch family enables single-layer shieldless designs in automotive center stacks, navigation systems, radio interfaces, or rear-seat entertainment systems.
2013-09-24
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TDK Corp.’s two new series of narrowly toleranced EPCOS NTC thermistors in EIA 0402 and 0603 surface-mounted device case sizes feature a rated resistance of 10 kΩ in tolerance classes ±1%, ±3%, and ±5%.
2013-09-24
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As an expansion of its Stac64 product family, Molex Inc. offers the 14-circuit hybrid connection system designed to meet the increasing terminal requirements for expanding in-vehicle functionality in automotive and commercial vehicles.
2013-09-23
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Southwest Research Institute says it has deployed the first electric-vehicle aggregation system using SAE International’s J1772 standard for dc fast charging. The system, part of the Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) Phase II program, is controlling five fast-charge stations at the Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado Springs, CO.
2013-09-23
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NASA has selected six companies to participate in a government/industry partnership to advance composite materials research and certification; the project seeks to reduce the time for development, verification, and regulatory acceptance of new composite materials and structures.
2013-09-23
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BASF basecoats' XSpark, a new automotive OEM special-effect coating, contains very fine glass particles that reflect light with greater precision, thus creating a pronounced sparkle.
2013-09-23
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A new BorgWarner manufacturing facility is under construction in the zone of Lanheses, Viana do Castelo, Portugal. The new facility is 31 mi (50 km) away from the facility it currently rents in Valença.
2013-09-23
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“It starts with the sketch. You have to have the killer sketch,” explained GM Europe Vice President of Design Mark Adams, for the car that is destined to inspire future cars from Opel and Vauxhall.
2013-09-20
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Japan’s status as the leading Asian economic driver may have been overshadowed in recent times by China, but it has been the major regional aerospace manufacturer for decades, producing license-built U.S. aircraft.
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