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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.
2012-01-20
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Though supportive of the decision by NHTSA, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to close its investigation related to cases of unintended acceleration in some Toyota models, an arm of the National Academies has issued a report describing as "troubling" NHTSA's inability to convincingly address public concerns about the safety of automotive electronics.
2012-01-19
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Safety, longevity, and fuel efficiency are the three performance cues of the new Michelin Defender passenger vehicle tire, which goes on sale in retail outlets this April.
2012-01-19
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Bridgestone and Yokohama unveil non-pneumatic concept tires.
2012-01-18
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Volvo Construction Equipment’s Hauler Chassis can be fitted with an array of superstructures that enable an endless range of applications to be conducted over difficult terrain.
2012-01-13
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First-year production run of 10 units in a Series I is planned. Price is $225,000 for model with 7.0-L V8 rated at 620 hp. Ricardo supplies six-speed manual transmission.
2012-01-10
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Special emphasis was placed on achieving a torsionally rigid body to attain the desired driving dynamics.
2012-01-09
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Adapted from Alfa Romeo Giulietta platform, the Dart's body and aero package is designed for class-leading Cd. Three four-cylinder engines are offered, a 1.4-L Fiat turbo Multi-Air, and two naturally aspirated Tiger Shark engines, which are versions of the Chrysler “world” engine modified for lower NVH and more torque at low rpm.
2011-12-16
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Researchers from Hyundai-Kia detail a disc-adapter-integrated hub to which the avoidance of braking heat and thermal radiation is applied. They also reveal that a weight reduction as well as a capacity increase on the front axle are achieved in comparison with the conventional wheel end module.
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