The AD2410 transceiver from Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI) is the first in a family of devices that enables ADI’s new automotive audio bus, which significantly reduces the weight of existing cable harnesses, resulting in improved vehicle fuel efficiency while delivering high fidelity audio.
Terex says its new line of skid steer loaders and compact track loaders were specifically designed for rental stores and contractors working in site preparation, construction, landscaping, infrastructure development, and demolition applications.
Connected vehicles bring many benefits, helping both drivers and traffic managers. However, it can be difficult for traffic managers to analyze and use the enormous amounts of data collected when every vehicle constantly transmits speed, direction, and other data points. That’s prompting many groups to see how big data schemes can be adapted for the transportation industry.
A number of product introductions at SAE 2014 Convergence highlighted growing industry support for Ethernet. Support from chip makers and tool providers will help expand the infrastructure for the ubiquitous architecture.
Chinese vehicle makers are altering their market strategies to cope with slower growth and increased competition. Many are focusing on services, often partnering with others to make this transition more swiftly.
Major changes to the car’s battery, Voltec electric drive system, and gasoline-engine generator—all are essentially new—are expected to increase its overall driving range and energy use by up to 12% compared with the current Volt.
Making the most of new materials is the aim of every automaker: Audi is among those demonstrating how it can be done—for example, by employing glass-fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) springs on its A6 Avant.
China’s commercial-vehicles industry is poised for a transformation as suppliers focus on services and clean energy. These changes are occurring amid market shifts as China attempts to reduce pollution and congestion in cities.