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Squeeze-handle actuator

2015-03-24
Southco introduces the AC-50 squeeze-handle actuator, featuring a squeeze-to-operate actuation and a curved design.
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Variable frequency drive

2015-03-24
The EFC 3600 variable frequency drive from Bosch Rexroth offers a solution for efficient process control application.
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Cadillac pursues aluminum/steel mix for new CT6 luxury sedan

2015-04-01
To equip its flagship sedan for the challenge, Cadillac designers and engineers have built the CT6 on a unique vehicle architecture, an aluminum-intensive body structure that is fully one-third steel. Twenty-one patents are pending for the new full-size, rear-wheel-drive, transverse-engine configuration, a variation of GM’s Omega II platform.
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Audi details piloted driving technology

2015-04-01
Before autonomous vehicles make drivers obsolete, electronic technologies will depend on people to make decisions when something unusual happens.
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Kia Soul EV unveiled in Chicago

2014-02-14
The 2015 Soul EV debuts as Kia's first all-electric vehicle for the U.S. market. With its 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery and 81.4-kW electric motor, the expected driving range is 80-100 miles (129-161 km).
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Refining heavy-duty diesel fuel systems

2014-02-03
How are heavy-duty diesel fuel systems likely to evolve in Europe, now that Euro-VI, the tightest yet emissions regulations applied to heavy trucks and buses in the European Union, have come into force for all new vehicles? Delphi's Heavy-Duty Diesel Systems Engineering Director, David Draper, offers his insights.
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In-sight software

2014-02-17
Cognex Corp.’s In-Sight Explorer 4.9 software offers an expanded set of inspection tools and an enhanced Cognex Connect communications suite that features the iQ Sensor Solution network (iQSS).
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New Highlander first mid-size SUV to get IIHS Top Safety Pick + rating

2014-02-25
Its redesigned body structure includes sides with wide use of high-strength steel. The SUV receives Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Acceptable rating in small overlap front test, Good ratings in other crash tests, and Advanced rating for optional precollision system with automatic braking.
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Hot for Powertrain

2014-02-18
With over 800 technical papers focused on powertrain, and three days of high-value expert discussions, the 2014 SAE World Congress is a must for anyone working to advance vehicle fuel efficiency and emissions reduction. And there’s a two-day advanced ICE symposium to kick it off.
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The e-up! points way to VW’s electric future

2014-02-24
For those doubters able to see beyond the (at present) minuses of electric motive power, the practical little car may help to generate an automotive epiphany on the rugged road to powertrain reformation.
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V2X communications face many challenges before deployment

2014-03-06
Mainstream media outlets heavily touted vehicle-to-vehicle/-infrastructure (referred to as V2X) communications after a recent NHTSA endorsement. Often overlooked are technical challenges that still must be overcome before V2X can make any real impact.
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Variable trailer design drastically cuts aerodynamic drag

2014-02-11
Researchers from Graz University of Technology consider the aerodynamic characteristics of general modifications to the outer contour of long-distance haulage trailers, including a new approach for the realization of a variable trailer rear end.
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CARB: 54.5 mpg CAFE not enough to spur EV technologies

2014-02-12
The new "oil boom" is causing California's air-quality regulators to develop new policies to stimulate the industry's investments in ZEV technologies, and hopefully accelerate hybrid and EV sales, a member of the Air Resources Board told the 2014 SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium audience.
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Methodology developed for safer hood design

2014-02-12
The methodology enables material selection and design optimization of energy absorbers for pedestrian protection based on a simple laboratory test and FE model, eliminating the need for extensive vehicle testing.
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