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2012-09-13
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New tandem ball bearings from Schaeffler Group are said to have about half the friction of traditional tapered roller bearings, which allows tandems to run with higher overall efficiency and lower operating temperatures. Schaeffler selected Stanyl from DSM Engineering Plastics for the advanced bearing application.
2012-09-04
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Plastic foam-core/aluminum-skin sandwich components developed by Inrekor in collaboration with JSP cut the weight of a prototype EV chassis by 30%.
2012-08-31
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Webb Wheel introduces the Vortex Unlimited cast brake drum for common steer, drive, and trailer axle applications.
2012-08-30
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Reducing a vehicle's mass opens the door for a downsized engine and transmission, a lighter cradle and body structure, smaller wheels and brakes, as well as a weight-slimmed suspension. The start point for this ripple effect is materials.
2012-08-27
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Lightweight vehicles of the future will require strong carbon-fiber composite structures, but low-cost fibers are needed for market viability. Overcoming the challenges to cheaper carbon fiber is exactly what a research team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is aiming to do at its new Carbon Fiber Technology Facility in Tennessee.
2012-08-27
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A wider, longer radar beam range and the ability to detect stationary objects are key upgrades to a collision mitigation system, one of three safety products recently unveiled by Meritor WABCO for the commercial-vehicle market.
2012-08-23
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A V-beam setup in the rear suspension with integrated stabilizer bar in the Elantra Coupe and GT allows bracing of the arms for greater stiffness and improved body roll control.
2012-08-20
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Consolidated Metco has introduced its next-generation wheel end technology, PreSet Plus, which adds features to address the requirements of heavy-duty trucks and trailers.
2012-08-20
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T/CCI’s QP7H15 model Advanced Durability Compressor is designed for the heavy-duty market including heavy construction equipment, farm machinery, and on-highway trucks.
2012-08-03
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The supplier claims that up to 75% of the weight of conventional steel pistons is saved thanks to the use of plastic and a new simulation method. The end result is a potential weight reduction of up to 12 kg (27 lb) per axle.
2012-07-20
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Bridgestone Commercial Solutions’ M853 is an on-/off-highway all-position radial for regional hauls that combines wear resistance with extra load capacity.
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.
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