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Jaguar’s making of a sports sedan

2015-09-29
Senior engineering executives demonstrated to Automotive Engineering, on the fast Circuito de Navarra racetrack in northern Spain, that its new lightened, aerodynamically efficient 2016MY XF really is a “sports sedan.”
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Opel designs a new Astra

2015-09-29
At the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Malcolm Ward, Opel/Vauxhall Exterior Design Director, talked to Automotive Engineering on how the new car uses the Opel design language dubbed "Sculptural Artistry."
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Acoustical spray for improved NVH

2015-09-23
Baytec AS is a new acoustical spray technology from Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience. There is a patent pending for this innovative new approach, which uses a higher level of sound-blocking fillers than current solutions.
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Cloud PLM solution

2015-09-23
Infor Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Accelerate, powered by Aras, is a new PLM solution designed for automotive, industrial manufacturing, high-tech, and aerospace and defense customers.
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APUs save fuel, serve as driver retention tool

2015-09-22
Without idling the truck’s main engines, an auxiliary power unit can provide heating and cooling to maintain a comfortable temperature in the cab and sleeper, as well as power laptops, gaming machines, and microwaves. Fleets need to provide drivers with the ability to maintain their wanted comfort level on the road while also ensuring resources are being used wisely.
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Fuel-saving KERS for big-rig trucks

2015-09-22
French start-up Adgero aims to retrofit rail-compatible semi-trailers with ultracapacitor-based hybrid drive units. The Adgero Hybrid System, it is claimed, is the first kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) for heavy-duty trucks.
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SsangYong takes on European challenge with Tivoli

2015-09-21
SsangYong is set on making meaningful inroads into the challenging European market, where aesthetics and engineering need to cohere convincingly to achieve real success. UK CEO Paul Williams describes it as a "challenger brand."
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PLM mobile strategy

2015-09-21
Aras Flow features a new Windows 8 mobile tablet app that helps companies accelerate product realization with visual collaboration.
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Mercedes' concept stresses connectivity, record-breaking aerodynamics

2015-09-16
The Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile), which the German automaker also calls the “Digital Transformer,” was developed in less than 10 months thanks to Mercedes' advances in "digitalization." The car is claimed to have a record-breaking Cd value for a four-door, four-seater of 0.19, and also enables autonomous driving and car-to-x communication.
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