Komatsu America Corp. has released a mobile app that allows owners to see critical machine information from the KOMTRAX fleet monitoring system on their Apple or Android smartphones or tablet devices in daily, weekly, or monthly time increments.
An independent testing institute recently confirmed a fuel-economy improvement of more than 15% on a MY2013 Ford Escape retrofitted with Schaeffler's AWD disconnect clutch and a number of other technologies that were designed and developed in North America.
Topcon Positioning Group launched in 2013 a new web portal, Sitelink3D.net, designed specifically for general construction and engineering companies. The subscription web-based service—accessible via computer, tablet, or smartphone—is a real-time visualization and communications tool that allows users to access jobsite status, create new or update jobsite parameters, and view movement of machines on the job.
Wheel rim components made of 3/4-in steel plate in diameters to 40 in (1016 mm) and larger for use on tractors and other off-highway vehicles are fabricated by Acme Metal Spinning. Available in quantities of five to a few hundred or more, these components are fabricated using Acme’s advanced metal spinning processes.
Its CalAmp-supplied module, which plugs into OBD II connector, can access vehicle data such as from the powertrain, but if given OE access, can offer more, including voice command of texting and browsing. With Access Via Mobile coming to Chrysler products later in 2014, popular smartphone apps also will be available on touchscreen.
The rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan embodies the first realization of Hyundai’s new design direction—“fluidic sculpture 2.0”—that was previewed last year with the HCD-14 Genesis concept. Beneath the “clean,” flowing exterior panels, the 2015 Genesis features a completely redesigned platform to accommodate a new available HTRAC all-wheel-drive system.
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.
A widely used material for lightning strike protection of CFRP structures within the aerospace industry is expanded metal foil (EMF). An issue with EMF is micro cracking of the paint, which can result in corrosion of the metal foil and subsequent loss of conductivity. Boeing researchers examined the issues of stress and displacement in the composite structure layup, which contribute to paint cracking caused by aircraft thermal cycling.