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GM’s new 8-speed automatic may enable 30-mpg Corvette in 2015

2014-01-29
The all-new 8L90 was developed in house. GM claims it improves the Corvette’s powertrain efficiency by up to 5% versus the 6L80 and provides faster gear changes. It is over 8 lb (3.6 kg) lighter than the 6-speed while being equivalent in overall size.
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Avionics software enhancement

2014-09-29
The FAA has granted Technical Standard Order approval for Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management System / Multi-Missions Management System Software Control Number 1001 / 1101.
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Supercritical fluid extractor

2014-10-17
Supercritical Fluid Technologies’ bench top supercritical fluid extractor, the model SFT-110, provides an alternative to traditional extraction methods that use organic solvents.
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Connected vehicles, cloud services bring big data issues to vehicles

2014-11-05
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.
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Polymer-cathode tantalum capacitors

2014-09-17
With the recent focus on the efficiency of vehicle electronics, automotive manufacturers are looking for tantalum capacitors with lower equivalent series resistance.
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Chillers and heat exchangers

2014-10-17
Advanced Thermal Solutions’ portable chiller systems and liquid-to-air heat exchangers aid in controlling fluid temperatures in looped liquid cooling systems.
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Leading Ford’s drive for innovation

2014-10-22
Charged with overseeing the development and execution of the company’s technology strategy and plans, Dr. Ken Washington will pull from research and advanced engineering experience gained over the course of his 28-year career at Lockheed Martin and Sandia National Laboratories in the areas of nuclear engineering, information systems, super-computing, information privacy, and R&D space technologies.
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