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HMI’s simple challenge: control everything possible without any difficulty

2015-04-24
Car buyers want a human-machine interface that lets them bring in personal devices and perform all kinds of tasks whenever they want, and they don’t want to have to read a manual or spend time learning how to manage their many options. Panelists grappled with solutions to this vexing challenge during a 2015 SAE World Congress panel.
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Top speed on Mars: 0.1 mph

2015-04-24
The six-wheeled Curiosity rover exploring Mars' surface gets its instructions from a lead driver working inside the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Matt Heverly, Curiosity’s lead driver, spoke to 2015 SAE World Congress attendees gathered Wednesday afternoon inside the Tech Hub on the main show floor.
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CPT expects hiring binge

2015-04-21
In advance of the 2015 SAE World Congress, Controlled Power Technologies said it could triple its current 50-person workforce as its portfolio of advanced technologies edge closer to commercialization reality.
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Laser distance meter

2015-04-21
Schmitt Industries announces availability of the AR 2000 line, with special capabilities for distance measurement on hot surfaces—e.g., red hot, glowing steel, and for outdoor use in bright lighting conditions with high constant or stray light levels.
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Annual traffic safety forum looks at NHTSA data, OE teen driving aids

2015-04-21
Although 30% of traffic fatalities are alcohol-related, and electronic Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety has appeal, more targeted approaches to reducing them are being taken by car makers. Programs aimed at reducing teen driver accidents and death were described at the 25th annual World Traffic Safety Symposium during the New York Auto Show.
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Mitsubishi refreshes Outlander

2015-04-21
The 2016 seven-passenger crossover redesign reflects Mitsubishi's new design language and its powertrain features a new CVT with ratio spread of 7.0 for improved performance and fuel economy.
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Unearthing the solutions: The road ahead

2015-04-19
FPT Industrial's Massimo Siracusa says it is likely that emissions regulations imposed on countries where there is less economic opportunity for tomorrow’s innovations will be required to upgrade to existing technologies in response to demand.
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Multiphysics modeling and simulation apps

2015-04-18
COMSOL Multiphysics version 5.1 supports the creation of multiphysics models and simulations as well as the building and sharing of easy-to-use simulation apps.
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EtherCAT slave controller

2015-04-18
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the LAN9252 standalone EtherCAT slave controller with two 10/100 PHYs.
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DEF filters

2015-04-18
Donaldson's new filter protects selective catalytic reduction systems on vehicles and equipment by maintaining DEF quality to industry standards.
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Projected-capacitive touch panel

2015-04-17
The new 8.4-in XGA developed by NLT Technologies is an amorphous-silicon thin-film-transistor LCD module with a "Wet & Glove" projected capacitive (PCAP) touch sensor bonded to the front.
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Conveyor coating system

2015-04-17
mycon developed a new coating system that is suitable for coating and painting longer parts, e.g., wires, belts, tubes, rods, and profiles.
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Comprehensive CAD program

2015-04-17
Delcam will launch in May the 2015 R2 version of its PowerSHAPE Pro software, which includes new options for reverse engineering as well as improvements to speed up and simplify the editing of product designs to make them more suitable for manufacture.
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Simulation-driven design

2015-04-17
PowerINSIGHT 2.0 from Exa Corp. provides real-time collaboration to reduce the risk of product compromise and costly late-stage design changes. The upgrade derives compelling presentations from terabytes of simulation data rapidly and accurately, the company claims.
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Dual-clutch transmission

2015-04-17
Eaton's Procision transmission uses a wet clutch system and the transmission needs one type of oil for the entire unit.
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