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2017-10-15
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Continental 's new electronically-controlled three chamber air suspension system it claims is lighter, more compact and energy efficient than rival systems, aimed at EVs and autonomous vehicles.
2017-09-05
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The ITT Smart Pad is a brake pad technology concept from ITT Inc. that offers an approach to friction designed to empower the entire brake system with real-time data.
2017-08-22
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The wheel rim consists of two aluminium (Al) parts, the inner Al carrier star with the Al brake disk and the outer Al rim well with the tyre. Unlike a conventional disc brake, the New Wheel Concept brake engages the Al disk from the inside. This allows it to have a particularly large diameter, enhancing braking performance.
2017-08-21
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The Activac system debuted on 2017MY Ford F-150s powered by the second-generation 3.5-L EcoBoost V6. Weighing 1.82 lb, the vacuum-generation system, including hoses, replaced a 2.27 lb cam-driven mechanical pump.
2017-08-10
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New compact utility leverages Fuji Heavy Industries' latest global platform for improved ride, handling, NVH attenuation and crashworthiness. But power and torque are lacking.
2017-08-02
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The American Chemistry Council and researchers at Michigan State University have demonstrated that a new “reversible” adhesive for multi-material joining actually gets stronger after use and repair/rebonding.
2017-07-31
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Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Limited announced delivery of the first crown and tailcone assembly for the Indian configuration of the CH-47F Chinook helicopter.
2017-07-24
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The new DRiV damping system makes pickups and SUVs drive and ride as well as they haul and tow
2017-07-14
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Designed in Japan with exterior surfacing finalized at Honda’s California studio, the 2018 Accord is up to 176 lb (89 kg) lighter than the outgoing model, depending on trim level. Key technical features include two new turbocharged gasoline engines, the first use of a 10-speed automatic transaxle (Honda’s own 10AT) in front-drive sedan, and the return to the low-cowl/thin pillar body architecture.
2017-07-14
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Audi's new active suspension uses a Mobileye monocular camera to generate vertical information from the road with a resolution of 1.2 to 6 inches. Combined with new all-wheel steering and an e-booster, the car greatly benefits from 48-V electrical power.
2017-07-10
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Reconfigurable aerodynamic aids are stretching performance-car envelopes in every direction.
2017-06-22
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Marmon-Herrington’s new 90,000 lb Sisu tandem axle set and new 136,000 lb Sisu tridem axle set are double reduction planetary drive axles designed for heavy-duty applications within the North American truck market.
2017-06-02
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Kenworth and Peterbilt vehicles will feature a new proprietary front axle using an innovative tapered kingpin roller bearing, beginning in the third quarter of 2017.
2017-05-15
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Lightweighting, direct fuel injection and turbocharging have been vital to achieving significant improvements in performance and efficiency; however, mechanical solutions alone cannot solve these challenges, says Dana CTO George Constand. Integrated electronics and software solutions are key for overall system design strategies.
2017-05-09
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Equipped with Continental sensor technology, the height of ContiTech’s air springs can now be adjusted electronically, the internal pressure monitored and the internal temperature measured.
2017-05-03
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Volvo Buses has started the global launch of its latest chassis powered by the 8-L Volvo engine. The Volvo B8R and B8RLE replace the top-selling Volvo B7R and B7RLE, which saw a production run exceeding 40,000 units and sales in 65 countries.
2017-05-01
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With smaller exterior dimensions, 200-lb less mass and unique chassis tuning, the 2017 Rogue Sport crossover utility is called Qashqai in other markets.
2017-04-17
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More on-board processing power is needed to enable the next generation of vehicle systems, said Dr. Holger Klein, ZF's Head of Car Chassis Technology.
2017-03-22
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Replacing the decade-old Jeep Compass is the new-for-2017 Jeep Compass, FCA’s (and Jeep’s) first truly global vehicle program. Styled to resemble a slightly scaled-down Grand Cherokee, the new C-segment SUV is being produced in four plants (Mexico, China, India and Brazil) and offered in 17 powertrain combinations including diesels and 6-speed manual gearboxes.
2017-03-13
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Startup-company Twin Spring Coupling features its new power transfer coupling that is warrantied to 300 lb·ft (407 N·m) of torque.
2017-02-09
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UQM Technologies signed a development agreement with Meritor to jointly develop E-axles for the medium- and heavy-duty EV commercial market, according to a February 2 announcement. Prototypes are expected by early fall of 2017.
2017-01-25
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Dr. Christian Wiehen, Chief Technology Officer for WABCO, discusses ADAS, platooning and automated future for trucks.
2017-01-23
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Volvo Construction Equipment offers increased payload capacities among other features on the new A45G articulated hauler.
2017-01-06
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Active flow control devices based on electric plasmas can smooth the turbulent wakes that sweep off the rear edges of truck trailers travelling at highway speeds.
2016-11-16
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BWI is developing what it believes will be a cost-effective system that would improve ride quality at lower cost than employing magneto-rheological (MR) suspension units.
2016-11-15
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Hyliion's electric-drive system hybridizes the trailer portion of the tractor-trailer combination and uses regenerative braking to capture power, possibly saving the trucking industry billions in fuel costs. The company recently won the grand prize in the 2016 "Create the Future" Design Contest for the technology.
2016-10-20
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Leveraging junior racing to interest youngsters in engineering careers gets a boost in Europe as Renault launches a UK Clio Cup Junior Championship for 2017.
2016-10-13
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Ram's latest concept truck, the Rebel TRX, is clearly aimed at Ford's production 2017 Raptor which features a new twin-turbocharged 3.5-L V6.
2016-10-10
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Nachi America’s automotive hydraulics division has developed a 2-way automatic transmission valve that supports the increased OE demands for large volumes of transmission fluid.
2016-10-06
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Peugeot used the 2016 Paris Show for the public launch of the 3008 and 5008 models, now re-defined as SUVs. Both models use the PSA Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2).
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