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2015-01-30
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Freescale Semiconductor’s FXTH87 tire-pressure monitoring system family provides low-power consumption and functional integration in a compact package.
2015-01-14
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Car put on display is based on electrical and mechanical components from a Renault electric vehicle "city car" simply as a proof of process. Much testing and refinement remain. Help is being provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SABIC.
2015-01-12
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Oxford Performance Materials launched in December the first two grades of its OXFAB 3-D printing technology—OXFAB-N and OXFAB-ESD—suitable for aerospace and other industrial markets, including transportation, energy, and semiconductor applications. The company claims this is the first time PEKK is being used for 3-D printing in aerospace and industrial applications.
2015-01-05
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Current products from 3M can be used to repair aluminum- and carbon fiber-intensive vehicles, but the company is working with OEMs such as General Motors to develop optimized solutions for multi-material structural applications.
2014-12-29
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Packing a 640-hp supercharged LT4 V8 under its muscular, CFD-designed hood, Cadillac's new performance flagship strikes many developmental balances, said Chief Engineer Tony Roma.
2014-12-17
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At any one time, up to 80 new steel grades are under development at ArcelorMittal. The person responsible for these advanced-development activities is Greg Ludkovsky, Vice President of Global R&D. Ludkovsky spoke with Automotive Engineering this fall at the AM/NS Calvert plant in Alabama, which the company touts as “the world’s most advanced steel finishing facility.”
2014-12-05
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Renesas Electronics’ new RH850/P1x-C series is a high-end version of its RH850/P1x series of 32-bit automotive microcontrollers.
2014-11-24
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Kia says it calls the completely redesigned MY2015 offering a multipurpose vehicle, rather than a minivan, “because there’s nothing mini in here.”
2014-11-20
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TRW stockholders representing 79% of the company's shares outstanding have voted to allow the proposed acquisition of the company by ZF to proceed. Under the terms of the agreement, ZF will acquire TRW in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $12.4 billion based on equity value.
2014-11-20
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Bridgestone Americas announced on Nov. 18 the opening of its off-highway radial tire plant in Aiken County, SC—the first plant of its kind for Bridgestone outside of Japan, according to a company spokesperson. 
2014-11-18
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"Craft shop" approach of low-volume, all-aluminum, high-end makes is too restrictive for America's best-selling vehicle. SEMA Show training classes by I-CAR demonstrate special techniques necessary and the learning curve for mainstream body shop technicians.
2014-10-29
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Making the most of new materials is the aim of every automaker: Audi is among those demonstrating how it can be done—for example, by employing glass-fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) springs on its A6 Avant.
2014-10-23
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To debut in 2016 on a front-drive-based vehicle, the lightweight Flex4 features new axle-disconnect clutch technologies.
2014-10-22
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WABCO Holdings Inc. recently opened its fifth manufacturing facility in India, located in Lucknow. The new plant will supply advanced braking technologies, including antilock braking systems (ABS), actuators, and a range of braking valves, for multiple global heavy-truck and bus manufacturers operating in India.
2014-10-08
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Among the new products WABCO displayed at the IAA Hanover CV Show was an electrically driven compressor for heavy duty air-braking systems and a new energy saving engine driven compressor.
2014-10-03
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Polymer composites reinforced with the "wonder material" graphene could cut structural weight by a third or more, researchers claim.
2014-09-30
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The industry outlook for 2021 underscores engineering efficiency and flexible, modular architectures, according to industry forecasters IHS Automotive.
2014-09-16
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A racecar fitted with a prototype rear suspension will compete in the Sports Car Club of America's 2015 season as a proof-of-concept demonstrator for using thermoplastic composite suspension components in future light-duty vehicle production applications.
2014-09-15
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Germany's ZF has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire U.S.-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. for $13.5 billion, according to a Sept. 15 TRW press release. ZF has stated that TRW will be operated as a separate business division within ZF.
2014-09-04
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Mazda Motor Corp. on Wednesday evening unveiled the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata, which adopts both SkyActiv technology and Mazda’s “Kodo” (or "Soul of Motion") design language. The MX-5, first introduced 25 years ago, maintains Mazda’s original aim of offering the pure driving fun that only a lightweight sports car can provide.
2014-08-29
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NIRA Dynamics AB has developed friction algorithms for where the rubber meets the road, and is seeking partners to put them into action for improved safety. Existing driver-assistance systems are “steps in the right direction, but with the new algorithms by NIRA cars can take a large step further and get even smarter,” the company says in an Aug. 28 press release.
2014-08-15
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To achieve weight savings in vehicles, OEMs and component suppliers are increasingly using ultra-high-strength steel, aluminum, magnesium, plastics, and composites. One strategy is to develop components using a multi-material concept. Ashok Leyland researchers used this approach when developing a bimetal brake drum with cast-iron inner ring and aluminum outer shell.
2014-08-13
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Rick Phillips, Senior Director, Commercial and OTR Sales, for Yokohama Tire Corp., provides his thoughts on the company's first U.S. commercial tire plant, scheduled to open in October 2015, as well as what the market can expect in the coming years.
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.
2014-08-01
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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.
2014-07-25
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ZF Friedrichshafen AG has formed a joint venture with YTO, a leading manufacturer of construction and agricultural machines, on the production of tractor steering axles for vehicles from 25 to 230 hp (19 to 172 kW).
2014-07-24
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WABCO recently opened a new Application Engineering Center in Pune, the supplier’s second such facility in India. The new center will allow WABCO’s team of application and test engineers to work closely with global commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturers in India to jointly develop customized products and solutions across a broad range of vehicle platforms, the company said in a release. 
2014-07-24
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Troy, MI-based Meritor, Inc. and brake system supplier Brakes India, Ltd. have signed a licensing and technology assistance agreement for the manufacture and sale of Meritor ELSA air disc brakes in India.
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.
2014-04-29
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Despite the burgeoning success of highly effective single platform modular solutions, hardware variation is not falling, warns BWI Group global technology executive Olivier Raynauld.
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