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2012-08-27
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Lightweight vehicles of the future will require strong carbon-fiber composite structures, but low-cost fibers are needed for market viability. Overcoming the challenges to cheaper carbon fiber is exactly what a research team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is aiming to do at its new Carbon Fiber Technology Facility in Tennessee.
2012-08-20
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Ron Moore, retired Division Chief of the McKinney (TX) Fire Department, has literally written the book on extrication involving vehicles with advanced high-strength steel structures, and he shared some of the challenges of this practice at the Great Designs in Steel seminar in Livonia, MI.
2012-08-16
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has raised the bar with its new small overlap frontal crash test. With a 50th percentile male Hybrid III dummy in the driver seat, 25% of the car’s front end on the driver side strikes a 5-ft-tall rigid barrier at 40 mph.
2012-07-26
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Dow Automotive Systems has expanded its capabilities in composite processing technology with two new development facilities—one in Freienbach, Switzerland, and the other in Midland, MI. The labs support global automotive and commercial transportation customers with an emphasis on carbon-fiber composites.
2012-07-23
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Johnson Electric’s new door lock motor product line for the automotive industry delivers high performance with the lowest power budget.
2012-07-09
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Galvanic corrosion in aircraft is important as it occurs whenever dissimilar metals or certain types of composites are joined or are located close to each other. SICOM, a recent project involving Airbus, EADS, BEASY, and a number of research centers, investigated how the “find it and fix it” approach can be replaced by a more fundamental approach based on computer modeling.
2012-07-02
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Manufactured and developed by Allegro MicroSystems' subsidiary Sanken Electric, the LC5540LD/LF single-stage, power-factor-corrected, off-line LED driver integrated circuit (IC) series has robust functions developed to simplify system designs.
2012-06-22
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Dromone Engineering’s multilock coupler was designed to improve safety and allows operators to complete attachment changes without leaving the cab.
2012-06-22
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NanoSteel’s new advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) feature a combination of high strength and high ductility for automotive structures.
2012-06-20
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Fredsert threaded inserts feature a unique external thread profile to deliver a combination of friction fit and material compression to reliably lock in place, while also providing an airtight, watertight seal.
2012-06-11
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Less noise and more smoothness are important design attributes for operators of most every type of vehicle, including passenger vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles, and off-road equipment. Synthetic noise-damping lubricants such as the Molykote brand solutions from Dow Corning can be economical, long-lasting answers to achieve these attributes in powertrain, body, chassis, and interior applications.
2012-06-05
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A voluntary agreement reached among the world's major automakers in 2003 to reduce the risk of injury and death in collisions between passenger cars and larger light vehicles (LTVs) has produced questionable results, according to the NHTSA (U.S.
2012-05-29
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Boeing awarded Magellan Aerospace Corp. a contract for the continuation of the production of complex, hard metal structural assemblies for the next-generation 737, 747-8, 767, 777, and the production of such assemblies for the new 787 Dreamliner airplanes.
2012-05-29
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Boeing and Mubadala Aerospace signed a 10-year direct contract for Strata Manufacturing, Mubadala Aerospace's advanced composite aerostructures facility in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, to produce commercial composite aerostructures for the 777 and 787 Dreamliner.
2012-05-11
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Osram has developed a Web-based smart phone app for designers of exterior automotive lighting called the Automotive Signal LED Selector. Available for the iPhone, Android, or Blackberry OS, or any device with a Web browser, the tool provides lighting designers and engineers with a mobile, convenient, and easy-to-use tool to select the right LEDs for the application. 
2012-05-09
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Head of Fiat and Abarth Design, Roberto Giolito, regards multipurpose vehicle design as being "under-explored" and explains what Fiat is doing about it via the new 500L.
2012-05-09
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BASF, Voestalpine, and Bekaert are working together to develop steel-cord-reinforced injection molded parts that the companies believe will make a significant contribution to vehicle safety.
2012-04-25
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AEI spoke with SCM Metal Products’ Tom Pelletiers at the SAE 2012 World Congress about the North Carolina-based company’s next-generation lightweight materials.
2012-04-25
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Stefan Land, Vice President of Roof Systems at Inteva Products, sees the market for panoramic roof systems expanding, particularly in China and North America. At the SAE 2012 World Congress, Land discussed with SAE Magazines a range of roof-system technology trends.
2012-04-17
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The MV-1 from Vehicle Production Group is a purpose-built body-on-frame vehicle for wheelchair use with an access ramp and greater interior room than converted taxis.
2012-04-11
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With folding wings to reduce width to garageable status, the Terrafugia Transition Roadable Aircraft fits into the “light sport plane” category and delivers 35 mpg fuel economy on the road. The company claims 100 orders with $10,000 deposits for the $279,000 vehicle.
2012-04-11
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It's the first Toyota car that not only was completely designed in North America at Calty, but also is being carried all the way through to production by the engineering team in Ann Arbor, MI. The new car takes a new direction in styling, is lighter, and puts more emphasis on handling.
2012-04-03
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The car's development director and aerodynamics specialist reveal the finer design and engineering points of the two-seat, high-performance, folding hardtop luxury cruiser.
2012-03-28
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A climate wind tunnel that opened March 27 in Shanghai is notable for several reasons, according to the joint venture behind it, PATAC. According to PATAC (Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center) JV partners General Motors and SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.), it is the first climate wind tunnel in China that can provide rain and snow simulations.
2012-03-27
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The CX-5, replacing the CX-7 in the U.S., has window sticker EPA numbers as high as 26/35 mpg. Although 5.6 in (143 mm) shorter, it has a larger interior package than the CX-7. The AWD unit is redesigned to save 86 lb (39 kg), and the vehicle is at least 220 lb (100 kg) lighter, up to 575 (261 kg) lighter for heaviest models.
2012-03-14
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Jaguar has never before produced a station wagon variant of a large model, with the only previous station wagon in the company’s history being the X-Type. That gap was filled with the unveiling of the XF Sportbrake at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, based on the revised 2012 model year variant of the XF saloon.
2012-02-23
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While the blades need periodic replacement, the wiper system itself is considered one of the most reliable of vehicle devices, with a design life average of 1.5 million wipes. Reliability and motorist safety are key tenets of Hyundai Motor Co., so it comes as no surprise that the windshield wiper has been the focus of considerable attention at the company’s R&D center.
2012-02-20
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Taking aim at upscale vehicles, which have many features squeezed into their doors, the chip eliminates the electromechanical relays now used for window control.
2012-02-15
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A new concept for a 100% plastic prototype door panel has the potential to provide a weight reduction of up to 40% compared to conventional steel door panels but with equivalent performance (static strength), according to two JSP engineers who will present details of the prototype at the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit.
2012-02-13
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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) on Jan. 4 published the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 29 on commercial vehicle cab safety which introduces some significant amendments to the pendulum impact test procedures, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations.
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