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2014-08-25
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Infineon Technologies AG will buy International Rectifier Corp. under a definitive agreement announced Aug. 20. The acquisition combines two semiconductor companies with leadership positions in power-management technology.
2014-08-15
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Shiloh Industries claims to offer the industry’s lightest aluminum door blank for mass production without compromising part integrity or formability, allowing automakers to further reduce mass compared to existing methods.
2014-08-12
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Replacing the TSX and TL models, the all-new 2015 TLX is positioned at the heart of the Acura sedan lineup, boasting two advanced new powertrains, including a “world’s first” eight-speed DCT with torque converter, and next-generation handling technologies.
2014-08-06
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European Union proposals affecting the length of semi-trailer trucks and cabs are set to have a dramatic effect on European cab-over truck designs and will also allow for folding aerodynamic aids to be fitted to the rear of trailers.
2014-08-04
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One of the four headlamps on the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT has a hidden role as a cool air intake pathway for the supercharged 707 hp "Hellcat" Hemi V8.
2014-08-01
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Researchers aim to develop a composite crashbox suitable for 1000 parts/day production at low cost and adapted to current mass-market vehicle design. Various matrixes, preform types, and manufacturing processes have been evaluated by axial and 15° off-axis crash tests. Solutions for short-term development are proposed, with 66% weight reduction compared to current steel parts, and an estimated price of less than €5 per saved kg.
2014-07-29
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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)'s all-new Ingenium modular, turbocharged gasoline and diesel engine range targets significant internal friction reduction by using rolling-element bearings to support camshafts and balance shafts.
2014-07-14
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Engineers from Nissan Technical Center NA detail the automaker's efforts to advance composite structural closures by developing and producing a high-volume, fully recyclable composite liftgate with low metal content, which debuted on the 2014 Rogue.
2014-06-17
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Industry experts at Hyundai and Ford address the opportunities and challenges involved with moving toward composite-intensive vehicles. The Ford Multi-Material Lightweight Vehicle project, a collaboration with the U.S. DOE and Vehma International, illustrates the automaker's efforts to move toward lighter-weight materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum, and advanced high-strength steels.
2014-05-28
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ROHM Semiconductor's new 16-model lineup of low-dropout regulators (LDOs) are optimized for MCU power supplies in automotive body and powertrain systems.
2014-05-22
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Novel nanostructured AHSS sheet is readily cold-formable on existing production systems. NanoSteel, which developed the new AHSS alloys, is working to provide samples for trial by automakers such as General Motors as the new metals near the end of performance trials by domestic and foreign steel mills.
2014-05-12
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The limited-edition R8 LMX will be the first production car in the world to come equipped with laser high beams when it debuts this summer, says its maker Audi. The VW brand has been a leader in automotive lighting, with the R8 being the first production car to boast all-LED headlights.
2014-04-22
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The company celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mustang's launch with the introduction of the 2015 convertible and a 50th anniversary special edition at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Refreshed Focus gets dynamic and electronic improvements.
2014-03-19
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Solar Flex GP-FLEX series panels from Go Power use monocrystalline cells to increase energy per square foot when powering tools, lighting, lift gates, and truck-mounted equipment.
2014-03-19
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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. offers a new series of power MiniLEDs in ultra-compact surface-mount device packages.
2014-03-19
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Ford is using a highly engineered lens with 16 precision optical surfaces and 80 facets in the upcoming 2015 F-150's headlamp to re-create as much as possible a daytime quality of light after the sun goes down. The automaker says no other light-duty pickup truck on the road today uses LED headlamps.
2014-03-10
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The company’s laser-diode high beams have three times the luminosity of LED-type high beams, but don't hit oncoming drivers like a Sci-Fi movie death ray.
2014-03-05
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SAE International’s “Theory and Applications of Aerodynamics for Ground Vehicles” provides an introduction to ground vehicle aerodynamics and methodically guides the reader through the various aspects of the subject.
2014-03-03
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One of the subject areas garnering the most attention at the SAE 2014 World Congress is aerodynamics because of its effect on vehicle efficiency through drag reduction and the potential for real-world fuel economy gains.
2014-03-03
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Emphasizing aerodynamics more than ever, the resulting design innovations are making the 2015 a Mustang fit for the world’s highways.
2014-02-26
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President Barack Obama on Feb. 25 announced that the creation of two “manufacturing innovation hubs” in which the public and private sectors will work together to “bridge the gap between applied research and product development by bringing together companies, universities, and other academic and training institutions.”
2014-02-25
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Its redesigned body structure includes sides with wide use of high-strength steel. The SUV receives Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Acceptable rating in small overlap front test, Good ratings in other crash tests, and Advanced rating for optional precollision system with automatic braking.
2014-02-24
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Constellium N.V. and UACJ Corp. recently announced their intention to form a joint venture for production of aluminum automotive sheet for body-in-white (BIW) applications. The companies plan to invest $150 million in a new plant that will include a continuous heat treatment and conversion line with an initial target capacity of 100,000 t (110,000 ton) supplied by cold-rolled coils from both partners’ rolling mills.
2014-02-24
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Rooftop solar cells and lens canopy enable the C-MAX to go 21 battery-only miles after an 8-h recharge.
2014-02-12
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The methodology enables material selection and design optimization of energy absorbers for pedestrian protection based on a simple laboratory test and FE model, eliminating the need for extensive vehicle testing.
2014-02-11
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Researchers from Graz University of Technology consider the aerodynamic characteristics of general modifications to the outer contour of long-distance haulage trailers, including a new approach for the realization of a variable trailer rear end.
2014-02-03
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Boeing makes a leap forward in manufacturing automation with a portable orbital drilling tool that is, at its core, indistinguishable from a fully autonomous robotic system.
2014-01-22
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The patented V-Raptor Bucket from Leading Edge Attachments, Inc. is a ripper/bucket combination for excavators and backhoes that allows the operator to rip rock, coral, or frozen ground with the maximum breakout force; pry out and carry stumps or cradle boulders; rip a clean narrow V trench for laying utilities; plus scoop and load material.
2014-01-21
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Deister Machine plans to launch its new BFO-11224-EX2 mine-duty screen at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The 12- x 24-ft (3.7- x 7.3-m) horizontal, single-deck unit delivers reliability and high-volume capacities in a variety of hard rock mining and mineral processing applications, the company claims.
2014-01-14
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Volvo’s new SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) will make a major contribution to the company’s aim that by 2020, no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo.
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