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Asset-monitoring app

2014-01-17
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.
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Schaeffler tech demonstrator achieves 15% CO2 reduction

2014-01-14
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.
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Bose, NXP team up to hush powertrains

2014-02-06
The team offers its noise-management capabilities to automakers so they can implement Bose Active Sound Management technology on vehicles that don’t have Bose speakers and amplifiers.
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Real-time jobsite management

2014-01-17
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.
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Custom wheel rims

2014-01-06
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.
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Sprint Velocity adding cloud-based features, offering retrofit

2014-01-06
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.
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Falcon 5X gets advanced avionics

2014-01-08
Dassault Aviation has built into its upcoming Falcon 5X flight controls and displays experience not only from the Falcon family of business jets but also from the Rafale multi-role combat fighter.
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Voice processor

2014-01-14
Fortemedia Inc.’s FM1388 voice processor supports multiple interfaces and enables flexible system integration with voice tracking capability for in-car applications.
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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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Boeing examines expanded metal foils for lightning protection of composite structures

2014-01-08
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.
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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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