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Continental advances driver assistance towards future autonomy

2014-03-25
The company is continuing to develop foundation tools for future autonomous driving by advancing the fundamentals of sensing, planning, and then acting to guide vehicle response. Mimicking a human-like response is requiring new algorithm and systems engineering that better exploits existing sensors.
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Subaru carefully reworks Outback on new platform

2014-04-22
Fuel economy was one focus and is up to 33 mpg highway on 2.5-L four-cylinder model, with a continuously variable transmissions now standard on four- and six-cylinder models. The twin-camera Eye Sight pre-collision system has a wider-angle capability, and a continuation of IIHS Top Safety Pick + rating is expected.
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RCCI engine begins in-vehicle demonstration testing

2014-05-12
Higher fuel efficiency and reduced exhaust emissions are two potential benefits associated with Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI), a dual-fuel combustion strategy being spearheaded by a team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Nylon shapes and custom parts

2014-04-16
TECAST cast nylon stock shapes and custom parts from Ensinger offer a combination of physical and wear properties, along with inherently lighter weight, to provide users with a cost-effective alternative to metal parts.
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Airframe drilling and countersinking book

2014-06-02
Offers a stepped approach for evaluating possible areas for applying automation and a detailed description of the process for choosing, acquiring, and transitioning the right machinery for success.
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Walking through some ideas for improved pedestrian safety

2014-05-13
Vehicular traffic deaths decline, but pedestrian fatalities unchanged. Proposed solutions range from greater use of roundabouts, new signaling, and vehicles with pedestrian detection and auto-braking. Some success found with driver and pedestrian education. "Vision Zero" program adopted in New York City.
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Camry's mid-cycle "refresh" more than just front and rear panels

2014-04-17
The body of the U.S. market's best-selling sedan is almost all-new, with atypically aggressive front treatment. Toyota expects the car, which comes to market as 2015 model in the Fall, to carry a Top Safety Pick + rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, along with a NHTSA 5-star rating.
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Rugged pressure switches

2014-04-21
Ashcroft pressure switches offer a selection of features to meet the requirements of most industrial applications.
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