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The good, the bad, and the biodiesel

2015-04-15
Biodiesel fuel is a viable supplement for traditional fossil fuels, as long as manufacturers make the necessary changes in equipment to accommodate these new types of fuels, according to Freudenberg-NOK's Joe Walker.
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Confidence comes free with new-technology training programs

2015-04-15
With any new technology, there comes a learning curve, says MTU's Andy Suda, and it has become clear that the service and maintenance methods of yesteryear may not be best suited for today’s streamlined engineering advancements.
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Making the revolution--Driver assistance systems

2015-04-15
Imagine a company being able to deliver feature-packed products at a competitive price and saving important R&D dollars along the way. A healthier bottom line for this company will lead to even more R&D to create the next generation of features and, ultimately, successful autonomous vehicles, says dSPACE's Mahendra Muli.
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Innovation is at the core of engine design

2015-04-14
Cummins' Jim Trueblood says the company's Tier 4 Final program was driven by the core philosophy to utilize new or improved technologies, systems, and components that would meet the durability and reliability levels demanded for tough high horsepower applications.
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Electronic governor option

2015-04-13
Kohler Engines has introduced an electronic governor as a new option on the company’s Command PRO horizontal shaft gasoline-powered engines.
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As equipment innovations evolve, tires must keep up

2015-04-13
The basic concept of the tire hasn’t changed since stone rollers used to help build the pyramids--it’s the way we make them and the design that has changed, says Ydo Doornbos of Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas.
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Ohio State's ‘Bullet’ EV has a short range, but could surpass 400 mph

2015-04-13
The Ohio State University student team revealed the vehicle it will use to try to break its own world land speed record—307 mph—with an over 400-mph mark. The 38-ft-long (11.6-m) vehicle contains 2000 A123 pouch cells and runs a four-wheel-drive system with two motors design-rated at 3000 hp (2238 kW).
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Designing toward future-proof technology

2015-04-13
Demands for optimized fuel usage, higher efficiency, and cost reduction set the trends for innovation in the off-highway sector, says ZF's Hermann Beck.
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Separating the right signals from the noise

2015-04-13
Telematics has become a megatrend as more companies of every size see value in having a 24/7, real-time overview of their machines, according to Danfoss Power Solutions' Marc Weston.
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Severe-duty transmissions

2015-04-13
Allison Transmission Holdings' new 9832 Oil Field Series model offers 3200 hp (2386 kW) for pressure pumping in tough environments.
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2016 Optima gets upgraded UVO

2015-04-10
The twins-under-the-skin Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata are fraternal only, as they share nothing in terms of external and interior styling. The product planning teams for each brand also get to introduce other differentiators, in the case of Optima a markedly different infotainment systems than Sonata.
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