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All-new 2015 Chrysler 200 debuts in Detroit

2014-01-13
The new car's interior and exterior styling complements a segment-first standard nine-speed automatic transmission with electronic shifter and the segment's first application of a fully disconnecting AWD system.
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4G LTE-enabled information module

2014-01-12
Huawei’s 4G LTE-enabled HUAWEI ME909T mobile broadband product supports web surfing, data analysis, and information transmission within vehicles.
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SAE committee to work with VDA on R-744 A/C standards

2014-01-30
Interior Climate Control Committee reactivates development of standards for R-744 mobile air-conditioning (carbon dioxide as a refrigerant), after several German automakers choose to renew work on a system. R-1234yf maintains worldwide lead as low-global-warming refrigerant choice to replace R-134a. German association of the auto industry (VDA) assigns R-744 development work to automakers.
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Ashok Leyland pursues stainless steel for bus ‘super structures’

2014-01-12
Researchers at Ashok Leyland make a case for choosing stainless steel over galvanized steel and aluminum for the complete bus structure. Although the initial material cost is higher for stainless steel, it scores better in other areas including mechanical and thermal properties and optimized structure weight. On the whole, the lower life cycle cost (LCC) offsets the initial material cost and yields rich dividends to the end customer, they claim.
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Tier 4 Final engines

2014-01-22
Cummins’ latest generation of engines ready to meet EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations extend from 49 to 675 hp (37 to 504 kW). New engines on display at ConExpo 2014 will include the QSF3.8 suited for compact equipment and the heavy-duty QSG12 for high-output machines.
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Electrical connectors

2014-01-21
LADD Distribution has expanded its product offerings to include TE Connectivity’s AMPSEAL and AMPSEAL 16 connectors that are designed for harsh environment and critical applications in the off-highway, mining, and engine industries.
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Mine-duty screen

2014-01-21
Deister Machine plans to launch its new BFO-11224-EX2 mine-duty screen at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The 12- x 24-ft (3.7- x 7.3-m) horizontal, single-deck unit delivers reliability and high-volume capacities in a variety of hard rock mining and mineral processing applications, the company claims.
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Steer radial tire

2014-01-06
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has launched the Bridgestone R244 all-position steer radial tire. The new tire meets the demands of dump trucks and concrete mixer truck fleets that spend a higher percentage of their miles in on-highway use.
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Heavy-duty wheeled vehicles the focus of new SAE book

2014-01-24
A new SAE International book narrates the history of heavy-duty wheeled vehicles and presents the theory and calculations required to design them. Translated from Russian, the book summarizes the results of the authors’ academic research and experience, and presents innovative technical solutions used for electric and hydrostatic transmissions, steering systems, and active safety of these vehicles.
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Eaton CTO assumes SAE VP post

2014-01-22
Thomas R. Stover, Chief Technology Officer for Eaton Corp.’s vehicle operations, recently began his term as SAE International’s 2014-2016 Vice President–Commercial Vehicle.
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Suzuki solves CAE data-storage challenge

2014-01-15
Working with SCSK Corp. to address challenges of its Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) storage system, Suzuki Motor Corp. has deployed a DataDirect Networks (DDN) Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) high-performance storage engine and GRIDScaler parallel file system.
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Axial piston pump

2014-01-21
Bosch Rexroth is displaying its size 18 and 35 A1VO axial piston pumps at ConExpo. The pumps were developed specifically for price-sensitive applications and markets.
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