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Wheel motion sensor

2015-03-05
Applus IDIADA listened to customer feedback in developing its new DynaWheel-III device, focusing on making the system even more reliable and easy-to-use. The wheel position measurement system is composed of two separate parts: the mechanical arms with six absolute optical encoders and the new electronic box (DW-Box), providing real-time calculation of wheel position.
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FEV shows compact DCT for FWD vehicles

2015-03-05
The new generation of dual-clutch transmissions, called the xDCT family, is claimed to offer reduced transmission mass, lower complexity/cost, improved fuel consuption, and better launch characteristics for front-drive vehicles.
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AVL transmission aims at best-in-class PHEV performance

2015-03-05
For its new 7-Mode transmission, AVL focused on key requirements for hybrid drivetrains including best-in-class fuel consumption in NEDC charge-sustaining mode and full drivetrain functionality with a depleted battery.
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SanDisk targets infotainment with automotive-grade flash

2015-02-25
Conventional vehicle radios are morphing into increasingly powerful infotainment systems, prompting a need for storage to hold apps, navigation, and other data. Flash storage supplier SanDisk is beefing up its automotive portfolio with automotive grade chips and memory cards to satisfy that need.
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Counterfeit electronic parts: Manufacture of and avoidance

2015-02-25
The inventors of semiconductor chips or electronic parts most likely never imagined that over 50 years later, the aviation, space, and defense industries would be faced with the availability or proliferation of counterfeit electronic parts in their supply chains.
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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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Altair optimizes 3D-printed structures for complex, lightweight designs

2015-04-02
The company expects to better support the use of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, by releasing new OptiStruct solver capabilities for topology optimization. The company claims this new technology is the first tool developed specifically for designers of lattice structures.
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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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Flight propulsion goes electric

2015-06-12
Small, electrically driven propellers spaced along wing leading-edges could benefit both small and medium-size aircraft
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Simulation-driven design

2015-04-17
PowerINSIGHT 2.0 from Exa Corp. provides real-time collaboration to reduce the risk of product compromise and costly late-stage design changes. The upgrade derives compelling presentations from terabytes of simulation data rapidly and accurately, the company claims.
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Ohio State's ‘Bullet’ EV has a short range, but could surpass 400 mph

2015-04-13
The Ohio State University student team revealed the vehicle it will use to try to break its own world land speed record—307 mph—with an over 400-mph mark. The 38-ft-long (11.6-m) vehicle contains 2000 A123 pouch cells and runs a four-wheel-drive system with two motors design-rated at 3000 hp (2238 kW).
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Virtual road traffic

2015-02-02
A model for traffic and environment simulations from dSPACE supports the testing of advanced driver assistance systems.
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Mitsubishi refreshes Outlander

2015-04-21
The 2016 seven-passenger crossover redesign reflects Mitsubishi's new design language and its powertrain features a new CVT with ratio spread of 7.0 for improved performance and fuel economy.
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