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2010-12-06
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Nexteer Automotive has developed a lightweight, flexible plastic coupling as an alternative to steel for electric power steering (EPS) systems.
2010-12-06
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The supplier is developing integrated sensor technology—including a polarization camera—that can help “recognize” road surface rain, snow, and ice, and act as an early warning system.
2010-12-03
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Airbus selected Goodrich Corp. to provide the main landing gear for the -1000 variant of the A350 XWB aircraft. This selection covers the design, test, manufacture, and in-service support of the main landing gear.
2010-11-30
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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) has published new requirements on tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations.
2010-11-15
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The federal safety regulation (No. 126) that is driving OE installations of electronic stability control systems also applies to aftermarket parts. A SEMA task force is developing a vehicle test simulation program to enable members of the trade group to provide a "do no harm" assurance for their add-on and replacement parts.
2010-11-13
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General Truck Tire's Grabber OA (off-road, all-position) wide base tire in size 445/65R22.5 improves on- and off-road durability.
2010-11-13
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Spartan Motors Chassis Inc. has been awarded a subcontract order from BAE Systems to support the production of 32 Armored Utility Vehicles under the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) program. The Michigan-based custom chassis manufacturer will supply and integrate key chassis components for the U.S.
2010-10-18
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Enhancing pedestrian safety is a significant aspect of vehicle design, with a need to achieve cost-effective and not overly complex solutions. Continental and Trelleborg have each come up with new technologies.
2010-10-07
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Ford's 2011 F-150 is the industry's first high-volume full-size pickup truck to use the vehicle's 12-V power supply for Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS).
2010-09-30
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AxleTech International, a General Dynamics company that provides axles, suspensions, brake systems, and aftermarket components for heavy-duty commercial and military vehicles, opened its new world headquarters on Sept. 17 near its previous headquarters in southern Troy, MI.
2010-09-29
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The propshaft boot with integrated splash protection designed by ContiTech Vibration Control protects the bearings of the propshaft.
2010-09-10
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CGS Tyres has announced a $43.81 million investment to build a new agricultural tire production plant in Charles City, IA. Representatives of CGS Tyres and the Iowa Department of Economic Development recently signed an investment agreement marking the end to negotiations that began in 2009.
2010-09-08
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The wraps are about to come off a program under which wheel makers whose aftermarket rims meet SAE's J2530 standard get an opportunity to distinguish themselves and their products from wheel makers and products that do not meet the standard.
2010-08-26
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Scoma specializes in the design, dynamic tests, and manufacturing of safety parts for large, medium, and small series products.
2010-08-26
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Alto Products offers Carbonite G2, a non-asbestos, organic-based friction material with impregnated carbon graphitic particles.
2010-08-25
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Wolverine's MicroCool Division and Niagara Thermal Products have entered into a strategic collaborative alliance, focusing on the joint development of custom-engineered, aluminum cold plates for liquid cooling systems in complicated electronic devices for the global aerospace and defense markets.
2010-08-06
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The OpenECU M250 and OpenECU M220 vehicle electronic control units (ECUs) from Pi Shurlok are designed for applications requiring compact enclosures with low to medium input/output connections.
2010-08-06
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MicroAutoBox II from dSPACE is the next generation of the company’s compact rapid control prototyping platform for in-vehicle use.
2010-07-28
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Scania AB and MAN SE are conducting feasibility studies regarding potential collaboration in four strategic areas that are not brand-related. The studies cover the potential for Scania to adapt its manual gearbox for use in MAN trucks; Scania to use MAN’s rear axle for heavy applications—36 to 40 t (40 to 44 ton)—and its transfer cases in Scania trucks; commodities without affecting brand identity; and joint research on hybrid components for heavy trucks and buses.
2010-07-22
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Bosch designs a new steering-angle sensor that recently went into series production.
2010-07-13
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Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC) selected Honeywell to provide the wheels and brakes, brake control system, and tires for the new C919 airliner. Honeywell’s carbon brake solution will reduce aircraft weight, translating into decreased operating costs from a lower fuel burn and a longer brake life.
2010-07-12
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Trendsetter dB Super E-spec tires from Yokohama are comprised of 80% orange oil and renewable raw materials.
2010-06-25
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Continental’s Emergency Steer Assist interacts with other technologies already available and on board some production vehicles, such as electronic stability control, electric power steering, electronic air suspension, and actively steered rear axles, to help the driver keep his or her vehicle on the optimum trajectory during an avoidance maneuver.
2010-06-03
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At 5 kg (11 lb) for the complete underbody of a luxury saloon, Röchling Automotive is setting the benchmark for covers using Seeberlite structural material applied with a new process called Softlofting.
2010-05-13
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Spartan Motors Chassis Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors Inc., has been awarded a $6.8 million subcontract order from defense contractor BAE Systems to support the production of advanced tactical vehicles under the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) program.
2010-04-28
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ArvinMeritor may have exited the light-vehicle business, but it has not abandoned the knowledge and engineering expertise acquired from that segment. To achieve positive results in its three key areas of innovation—efficiency, safety, and durability—the commercial-vehicle supplier is investing in engineering and R&D and drawing upon its previous work on the light-duty side, said CEO Chip McClure at a breakfast during the SAE 2010 World Congress.
2010-04-23
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The Lockheed Martin-led team developing the Orion crew exploration vehicle has completed fabrication of the world’s largest heat shield structure. The high-temperature composite material system, which is also suitable for commercial applications such as automobiles and heavy vehicles, was developed by the Lockheed Martin Orion thermal protection system team in partnership with TenCate Advanced Composites.
2010-04-16
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AxleTech offers an axle for empty heavy-duty material handling trucks that incorporates wheel-end technology to reduce tire wear by as much as 60%.
2010-04-16
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An annual college student design competition aims to erase the stodgy views about steel wheels.
2010-04-16
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Drivetrain control technology originally developed for high-performance rally cars competing in the World Rally Championship (WRC) has been adapted for heavy-duty, off-highway, all-wheel-drive systems, with the objective of improving safety and driveability while reducing maintenance costs.
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