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With connectivity comes cyber security concerns

2015-04-24
As connectivity expands throughout the transportation industry, it’s transforming security from door locks to firewalls and antivirus programs. Aircraft and ground vehicle representatives discussed the topic during the “Technical Expert Panel Discussion: With connectivity, comes risks - cybersecurity and safety” at the 2015 SAE World Congress.
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Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 757 used to get the bugs out

2015-04-24
Boeing is in the midst of several months of flights with its ecoDemonstrator 757 in a first-round effort to evaluate new technologies in 2015 that are expected to reduce environmental effects on natural laminar flow as a way to improve aerodynamic efficiency while reducing noise and carbon emissions.
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High-temp fluorosilicone elastomers

2015-04-27
Dow Corning unveiled a significant enhancement to its Silastic fluorosilicone rubber (FSR) portfolio at the SAE 2015 World Congress, developing a more heat-resistant technology for applications in which temperatures exceed 220°C (428°F).
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Connectivity forces business model changes

2015-06-04
As connectivity and eventually autonomous driving become more common, the auto industry may evolve to focus more on car sharing and gaining revenue from connected services. That will require changes in human machine interfaces and business models, according to panelists at SAE World Congress.
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Open-circuit piston pumps

2015-04-30
Eaton’s X20 portfolio of open-circuit piston pumps now has inverse proportional pressure control and remote pressure control options for improved system efficiency in construction, mining, and agriculture applications.
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High-strength steels

2015-04-27
SSAB has launched Strenx, a new high-strength structural steel product brand that offers an extensive portfolio of high-strength steels designed for sectors where structural strength and weight savings are key competitive factors.
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Voltage controlled oscillator

2015-04-29
Crystek’s CVCO55CCQ-3500-3500 VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) operates at 3500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 to 4.9 V.
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Trimming wiring harnesses becomes design focus

2014-08-29
Wires and cables help design teams add electronic features and functions, but networks and wiring harnesses add a fair amount of weight while their connections can be the cause of failures. That’s prompting developers to examine ways to reduce the size and weight of wires and cables.
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Caterpillar updates its D7E diesel-electric dozer

2014-12-15
After first appearing on jobsites in 2009, Caterpillar’s latest D7E dozers feature three new “productivity boosting” dozing features for optimized performance during grading work.
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Low-alloy steel for injection molding

2015-04-27
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.
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Top speed on Mars: 0.1 mph

2015-04-24
The six-wheeled Curiosity rover exploring Mars' surface gets its instructions from a lead driver working inside the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Matt Heverly, Curiosity’s lead driver, spoke to 2015 SAE World Congress attendees gathered Wednesday afternoon inside the Tech Hub on the main show floor.
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Current sense resistor

2015-04-29
KOA Speer Electronics introduced the new SLN3 molded current sense resistor, featuring a 3-W power rating in 4528 size.
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HMI’s simple challenge: control everything possible without any difficulty

2015-04-24
Car buyers want a human-machine interface that lets them bring in personal devices and perform all kinds of tasks whenever they want, and they don’t want to have to read a manual or spend time learning how to manage their many options. Panelists grappled with solutions to this vexing challenge during a 2015 SAE World Congress panel.
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