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2012-07-16
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Disruptive technology usually means something so uniquely different that it requires manufacturers to adapt to it in sometimes significant ways. The trade-off is the promise of substantial advantages in cost, time, or performance.
2012-07-06
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Trelleborg Group inaugurated a new facility in Xingtai, Hebei, China, on June 27 to manufacture high-performance specialty tires, primarily for the agricultural industry. The manufacturing site produces both radial and bias technology tires for farming, forestry, and agro-industrial applications, and Trelleborg expects the facility to strengthen its competitiveness in markets other than the Chinese, by broadening its range and through more efficient production.
2012-06-25
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EuroNCAP says that from 2014, new cars in Europe will almost certainly need to be equipped with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to gain a 5-star safety rating. From November 2013, the European Type Approval of new commercial vehicles will require AEB to be fitted.
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.
2012-06-08
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The supplier's newest commercial-truck tire provides long tread life without dinging an over-the-road vehicle's fuel economy numbers.
2012-05-25
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Electric power steering (EPS) specialist Nexteer has developed a flexible electronic architecture designed to allow OEMs to adapt and upgrade vehicle platforms throughout their production life cycle.
2012-05-23
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Michelin North America broke ground in April on a new earthmover tire manufacturing plant in Anderson County, SC, and is also expanding its existing earthmover tire facility in Lexington, SC. The two projects represent a $750 million investment.
2012-05-18
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NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) on May 16 proposed a rule to require that new large commercial truck tractors and buses be equipped with an electronic stability control (ESC) system.
2012-05-15
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Preventing virus-compromised codes from causing disarray in the automated machines that handle crucial welding, assembly, and other tasks on the factory floor is gaining traction as an industry priority.
2012-04-24
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AEI spoke with Google's Anthony Levandowski at the SAE 2012 World Congress about his company's interest in autonomous vehicles.
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.
2012-04-02
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The chassis and braking system specialist company works to improve ride/handling compromise via hydraulic rebound stop technology, allowing passive suspension to compete with adaptive systems.
2012-03-29
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A new model in high-volume entry-luxury area, the RDX's ride is improved and its EPA fuel economy is 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway for the front-drive model thanks to a cylinder deactivation system and a six-speed automatic that replaces the five-speed. It is joined by the ILX line as Acura begins its makeover.
2012-03-27
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The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one example, using a cast-iron rotor. An improved carbon-ceramic manufacturing process is sought to increase production and reduce cost. Fixed caliper design provides more uniform lining wear, reduced hysteresis, and better ABS response.
2012-03-27
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MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions has announced the formation of the new Engineered Plastics Company (EPC)—a merger of its Polymer Technologies business in Whitewater, WI, with EPC of Menomonee Falls, WI.
2012-03-21
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The drawings done by collegiate students for a steel wheel design competition had industry professionals thinking about future production possibilities.
2012-03-14
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Bridgestone is undertaking research in the United States to develop the Guayule plant as an alternative source of rubber. The company says the perennial shrub native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico produces natural rubber in its bark and roots.
2012-03-14
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The supplier introduces a new, compact braking system that is faster, quieter, and more efficient. It is designed for use in both conventional and hybrid powertrains.
2012-02-24
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TMD Friction’s premium air disc brake pad friction material, Textar T3070, has met the FMVSS 121 dynamometer requirements of TMC’s Recommended Practice #628 – “Aftermarket Brake Lining Qualification.” Compatibility issues arising from different brake designs on front and rear axles were a major reason TMD developed and certified a disc brake pad formulated to replicate the performance of drum lining material.
2012-02-21
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Mico says its Full-Power Brake System provides added control for multiwheeled vehicles operated both on- and off-highway. As many as eight wheels can be controlled independently of the others.
2012-02-20
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Electric motors are becoming more widespread in vehicles as electric power steering and stop-start add to the volumes used by hybrid and electric vehicles. This growth is driving demand for power handling devices that are smaller yet still provide high current capabilities.
2012-02-13
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Lola-Drayson’s 850-hp Formula E prototype sports active aerodynamics, wireless charging, and regenerative suspension dampers.
2012-02-10
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A TARDEC team has been working with a suspension OEM to assess the possible improvement and feasibility of integrating a magneto-rheological semi-active damper suspension into the Stryker Family of Vehicles.
2012-01-30
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Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co., Ltd. has ordered 375 trucks from Scania that will be used as a platform for mobile concrete pumps. The deliveries are scheduled to occur in April. The Swedish heavy truck and bus maker has delivered trucks to Zoomlion since 2008, including Zoomlion’s largest mobile concrete pumps, which have a span up to 80 m (262 ft) and are mounted on Scania’s four- and five-axle truck chassis with six-cylinder, 420- to 470-hp (313- to 351-kW) engines.
2012-01-30
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Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Michigan-based REL Inc. on Jan. 17 announced that they are working on a one-piece aluminum-composite brake rotor that they estimate will shave about 30 lb (14 kg) from a midsize sedan while offering triple the brake life expectancy. 
2012-01-27
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Using design for Six Sigma, SKF redesigned its MacPherson suspension bearing unit to meet increased performance demands, in terms of higher reliability and increased operating life, to withstand higher levels of severe driving conditions.
2012-01-26
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Canadian researchers are finding ways to reduce landing noise in a facility designed to study the sounds that come from the interaction of certain airplane parts and wind.
2012-01-24
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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. submitted a mission concept study to NASA for the storage and transfer of cryogenic propellants in space. Ball Aerospace was one of four companies awarded a six-month contract by NASA to develop a mission concept that demonstrates long-duration, in-space storage and transfer of cryogenic propellants.
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