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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.
2014-03-24
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A sophomore nabbed the top spot in a steel wheels competition focused on eye-appealing, lightweight-structure concept renderings from Lawrence Technological University design students. The 2014 competition required student designers to use the engineering results from the Steel Market Development Institute’s Lightweight Steel Wheel Project.
2014-03-19
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Bridgestone's M854 wide-base radial all-position tire is fabricated for severe on/off highway applications.
2014-03-19
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Dana Holding updates technology to support the Spicer central tire inflation system with a mechatronic control unit option.
2014-03-19
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Goodyear G731 MSA and G751 MSA tires for mixed-service applications enable construction, dump, cement mixers, and other fleets to travel across challenging surfaces.
2014-03-19
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Meritor’s P600 Series planetary axles, including the P610 and P614, are engineered for global heavy-haul, oil field, logging, and mining applications.
2014-03-18
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The TII Group manufactures heavy transport vehicles for the heavy load and road transport sector including the Scheuerle InterCombi highway trailer.
2014-03-18
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Webb Vortex brake drums from Webb Severe Duty are suitable for high frequency stopping applications such as refuse trucks and other fleets that carry heavy loads and make repeated stops throughout their daily operation.
2014-03-18
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The RL45 and RL51 off-road radial tires from Yokohama Tire feature durable and long-lasting treads for demanding applications.
2014-03-04
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TRW Automotive's steering-wheel concept being shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show supports semi and fully automated driving via several multifunctional features including hands on/off detection. The steering wheel is featured in Rinspeed's steer-by-wire XchangE electric vehicle concept.
2014-02-18
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Grede is developing lightweight chassis, powertrain, and drivetrain components—including safety-critical systems—for several heavy-equipment manufacturers using a patented ductile iron alloy called SiboDur.
2014-02-17
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Turning circle greatly improved using a model implemented in MapleSim, holding out promise for better active-tilting designs that can improve vehicle maneuverability in congested cities.
2014-01-24
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A new SAE International book narrates the history of heavy-duty wheeled vehicles and presents the theory and calculations required to design them. Translated from Russian, the book summarizes the results of the authors’ academic research and experience, and presents innovative technical solutions used for electric and hydrostatic transmissions, steering systems, and active safety of these vehicles.
2014-01-24
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Knorr-Bremse has expanded its production capacity in India in both the rail- and commercial-vehicle (CV) sectors with the opening of two new facilities in Palwal and Pune, as well as a new Development Center in Pune to be shared by its two divisions.
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