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2013-07-17
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The potential for electromagnetic interference (EMI) is increasing due to many factors: an increased number of embedded control units, higher onboard diagnostic (OBD-II) data rates, increased number of controller area network lines, etc. A new generation of simulation tools makes it possible to predict and correct in advance major things that can go wrong with the electronics.
2013-07-17
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Simulation technology has enabled the Swedish manufacturer to test more vehicle configurations at a lower cost and with less disruption than it took to test just one configuration using its previous process, according to MSC Software.
2013-07-15
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A Sika researcher examines the performance characteristics of, and OEM requirements for, competing acoustic cavity fillers used in a range of vehicles including heavy-duty trucks.
2013-07-12
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SAE International offers a scholarly journal that focuses on accident prevention and occupant protection—specifically accident reconstruction, injury investigation, intra-vehicle safety mechanisms, and mitigation related to human travel.
2013-06-26
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Southco expands its R4-EM electronic rotary latch product class to include a version suitable for outdoor applications where a moisture- and corrosion-resistant electronic latch is required.
2013-06-24
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There are many different lightweighting materials and methods, but which one to pursue? Various recent studies try to sway automakers to choose one material over another.
2013-06-21
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Dr. Blake Zuidema, Director of Automotive Product Applications, ArcelorMittal Global R&D, discusses with AEI the results of a comprehensive study evaluating various lightweighting materials’ abilities to help OEM fleets meet the 2025 fuel-economy target.
2013-06-11
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Designed for mirror control in automotive and industrial applications, C&K Components’ CS-41001E Series four-way adjustable direction switches feature customizable wire harnesses and connectors to ease the assembly process.
2013-06-10
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Mechanical CVTs on LE-Eco and S-Grade models are U.S. firsts for a Toyota. LE-Eco model's 1.8-L four-cylinder engine, with infinitely variable intake-valve lift and timing and higher compression ratio, is said to deliver "over 40 mpg" fuel economy.
2013-06-07
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Its new platform has a redesigned bumper beam that ties in to frame rail and body side stiffener ring for front doors to enable the heaviest Acura to pass IIHS small overlap barrier crash test. Major improvements in body sealing, structural changes, and new suspension and subframes are incorporated to reduce NVH.
2013-05-24
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Southco’s E6-600 constant-torque position-control hinge, which features increased torque and lightweight aluminum construction, allows the user to hold a door or panel securely at any desired angle, and it delivers twice as much torque to support larger, heavier items.
2013-05-22
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Novelis and ThyssenKrupp Tailored Blanks on May 22 announced the signing of a cooperation agreement for the development of tailored aluminum blanks. Individual aluminum sheets of different grades, thicknesses, and coatings will be joined to produce customized stamping blanks used by automakers for the production of lightweight body parts such as doors and hoods, as well structural components such as crossmembers and longitudinal members.
2013-05-09
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Hella adds a robust, high-performance worklamp with the Power Beam 5000.
2013-05-09
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Truck-Lite designed a custom plug-and-play LED headlight to improve visibility and vehicle longevity.
2013-05-06
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Alcoa recently announced a second major North American expansion to meet the growing demand for light, durable, and recyclable aluminum sheet for automotive production. Alcoa will invest $275 million to expand and convert capacity at its rolling mill in Alcoa, TN.
2013-05-03
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Climate control can reduce electric-vehicle range by up to 46% from A/C usage in hot weather and up to 68% from electric heaters in cold temps. Tests of a solar glass windshield at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory show 4% savings in required A/C cooling capacity, providing an up to 1.0 mi (1.6 km) increase in vehicle range.
2013-04-22
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Magna International’s Magna Exteriors and Interiors (MEI) operating unit, along with Zoltek, offers a low-cost carbon-fiber sheet molding compound (SMC) through their global partnership.
2013-04-22
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Kevin Woock, Henkel's Global Market Segment Manager for Automotive, explains how the Bonderite Flex Process, which uses zirconium oxide pretreatment instead of conventional zinc phosphating, enables processing of up to 85% aluminum content on vehicles vs. 25% with zinc phosphate coating.
2013-04-15
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The truck maker's Project Horizon concept showcases technology related to aerodynamics, lighting, and chassis that could be on the road within 24 to 36 months.
2013-04-01
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Phillips Industries’ STA-DRY QCMS2 system was designed to prevent corrosion build-up in the electrical systems of commercial vehicles.
2013-03-18
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Mercedes-Benz has achieved a 0.22 Cd with the base version of its new CLA four-door coupe, claiming it as the most aerodynamic production car on sale in the world. It is the result of the company's most intense aerodynamic program for a series car.
2013-03-18
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In support of the U.S. Department of Energy SuperTruck program—an initiative that aims to increase the fuel efficiency of Class 8 trucks by 50%—a research team developed a group of low-energy, high-output LED lamps for forward lighting that could be retrofitted into the current incandescent headlamp housing and lens.
2013-03-11
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The Cadillac ATS development team used a new GM visibility evaluation technique involving "hedgehog" visualization to create a corporate Driver Visibility Calculator. It enables vehicle-development teams to quickly study how structural design areas, such as pillar cross-section, affect the driver’s field of vision.
2013-03-04
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NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is seeking input into a just-released report on the effectiveness of LEDs as used in taillights. The agency noted in the Feb. 28 Federal Register that the report "does not support a firm conclusion about whether LED stop lamps and LED CHMSL are more effective than incandescent lamps."
2013-02-28
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Advanced Machine & Engineering (AME) offers Amlock power-off mechanical rod locks.
2013-02-25
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Working with Volkswagen, BASF created a front-end carrier for the new Golf Mk. VII that saves weight, assembly time, and costs. The carrier uses only plastic, eliminating the use of sheet steel parts.
2013-02-21
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David Mason, Vice President of Global Automotive for Altair Engineering, discusses how modeling and FE analysis tools can help engineers optimize their structural composite designs—and ultimately "catalyze composites growth" in the automotive sector.
2013-02-12
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While no driver injuries have been suffered from debris striking the windshield, an opportunity for improvement was identified, pursued, and implemented for the 2013 NASCAR racing season.
2013-02-11
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Honda R&D has developed an aluminum/steel sheet hybrid door—debuting on the 2014 Acura RLX—that is more effective in reducing weight than an all-aluminum door. Details on the hybrid door’s development will be presented at the SAE 2013 World Congress in April.
2013-02-11
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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) on Jan. 8, 2013, published a new regulation on LED light sources, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations. 
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