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Electro-hydraulic steering unit

Concentric AB's new electro-hydraulic steering (EHS) unit is designed primarily for servo steering applications in trucks, buses, and off-highway applications.

Electronic governor option

Kohler Engines has introduced an electronic governor as a new option on the company’s Command PRO horizontal shaft gasoline-powered engines.

Alternative starter

Mitsubishi Electric has launched its new, full-featured Diamond Power S60 (DPS60) starter as an upgrade for Freightliner and Western Star trucks using the Detroit DD15 and DD16 engines.

Specialty-material seal

An innovative seal design from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in a specialty material ensures long life and reliability in hydraulics.

Low-alloy steel for injection molding

Product designers and engineers can now get injection-molded low-alloy steel prototypes and low-volume production parts at Proto Labs, Inc., to complement the company’s existing stainless steel materials for injection molding.

Digging deep for cyber security solutions

Connected vehicles bring many of the benefits gained with Internet access, but they also bring security issues including the threat of cyber attacks. That’s forcing design teams throughout the automotive supply chain to focus on a broad range of security technologies that create a holistic defense strategy. Defense in depth is the watchword.

Volvo Penta debuts two new off-highway engines

Developed in coordination with the Volvo Group, the D5 and D8 engines feature a newly designed platform with a larger displacement compared to previous versions. The new engines offer improved an engine block stiffness and higher torque at low speed.

High-performance roto-translating valve for fault-tolerant applications

Researchers from Imamoter have developed a new concept hydraulic spool valve that allows the design of new safer and more compact hydraulic circuit architectures, ensuring higher safety performance levels. The architecture presents advantages both from performance (precision, fastness) and operational points of view.

Styrolution targets interiors for styrenics growth

Based in Frankfurt, Pierre Juan manages sales and technical teams across 19 countries as the Global Automotive Vice President at Styrolution. The company describes itself as the leading global styrenics supplier. He discusses the future of plastics in the automotive industry, including opportunities and challenges.

Accelerated testing of embedded software code leverages AUTOSAR and virtual validation

The AUTOSAR standard is all about improving embedded electronic systems in vehicles, but did you know that it also promotes the early testing of software code? The early testing and validation of embedded software reduces the number of ECU prototypes and additional test systems needed down the road, and it benefits the whole development process.

Mitsubishi puts NVH in 2016 Outlander's crosshairs

Two years after the third-generation Mitsubishi Outlander arrived in the U.S. market, the crossover utility vehicle was revised for the 2016 MY with new signature front-end styling and 100-plus engineering and design changes.

Battling the high cost of EV batteries

Huge factories and technical improvements are slowly pushing battery pack costs down toward the $100/kW·h turning point that's expected to democratize electrified vehicles.

Low-thermal-expansion epoxy

EpoxySet Inc. has released the EB-315 low-thermal-expansion epoxy, which can be used as an adhesive or encapsulant for semiconductors and other microelectronics, a gasket sealing compound, wire bonder, or for any application where temperature cycling between -55 and +230°C (-67 and +446°F) is required.