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2011-12-13
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Continental tests 120,000 tires a year globally; the company's Scott Armstrong reveals technology and techniques.
2011-12-08
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Steel is a staple in the design of heavy-duty equipment and vehicles that carry heavy loads for a living. But that doesn’t mean these machines can’t stand to shed a few pounds here and there, especially if it means increasing fuel efficiency or upping payload capacity at no penalty to durability. That's exactly what Caterpillar is pursuing.
2011-12-08
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General Motors patented the ferritic-nitro carburizing (FNC) process and will apply it to 80% of its U.S. production brake rotors by 2016. Shiny, hard-wearing rotors are the result.
2011-12-05
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American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AAM) has expanded its existing joint venture (JV) with Hefei Automobile Axle Co., Ltd. (HAAC), a subsidiary of the JAC Group (Anhui Jianghuai Automotive Group Co., Ltd.), to include 100% of HAAC’s light commercial axle business.
2011-12-01
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Dana's Spicer Central Tire Inflation System was designed to maximize the mobility of agricultural equipment by adjusting tire pressure to provide the optimum footprint on any terrain.
2011-12-01
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China Zenix Auto International Ltd. has won a contract from Sany Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. to supply wheels for its mobile construction equipment. Zenix also will provide service and aftermarket support to Sany’s customers through its network of more than 5300 distributors throughout China.
2011-11-21
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NHTSA requires aftermarket parts to be in compliance with FMVSS 126 as of September 2012. The cost of physical testing may make extensive use impractical for makers of aftermarket performance parts, but a SEMA-backed simulation program, with vehicle stability module in the physical loop, has demonstrated an ability to replicate with much lower investment.
2011-11-17
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SORL Auto Parts Inc. is claiming a technology breakthrough with a new electronic foot brake valve for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. Compared with conventional foot brake valves, the company's new product uses both traditional air pressure and electronic brake signals.
2011-11-11
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The 02 series of amendments to UN ECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) Regulation No. 117 recently have been published, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations. 
2011-10-13
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Eck Industries Inc. has teamed with military- and specialty-vehicle axle manufacturer AxleTech International to deliver lightweight cast components made from A206 aluminum alloy, including a new steering knuckle that saves about 60 lb (27 kg) per axle on a military vehicle (the specific truck, OEM, and vehicle details could not be disclosed).
2011-10-05
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The latest version of the Bentley GTC convertible, unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, incorporates a number of developments including an extensively redeveloped structure and body elements that make strategic use of steel, aluminum, composites, and magnesium.
2011-10-03
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United Technologies Corp. has reached agreement to purchase Goodrich Corp. for $127.50 per share in cash, equating to a total enterprise value of $18.4 billion, including $1.9 billion in net debt assumed.
2011-09-30
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Lord Corp.’s heat-reflective coatings (HRCs) are designed for use on automotive suspension systems.
2011-08-26
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Systron Donner Inertial (SDI)’s SDD3000 digital quartz MEMS single axis rate combines an advanced sense element with digital signal processing technology to provide performance in noise, bias stability, scale factor linearity and stability, and vibration rectification.
2011-08-15
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Advanced measurement platforms are leading a growing trend in synchronization that reduces cabling, adds absolute time referencing, and optimizes data correlation for large systems.
2011-08-10
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Caterpillar Inc. plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, China, with construction and modification of pre-existing buildings beginning this year and production scheduled to start in mid-2012.
2011-08-09
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Version 7 of nCode GlyphWorks graphical test data processing software system from HBM features optimized testing.
2011-08-03
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Electric power steering (EPS) applications are spreading beyond small cars and starting to find design and engineering favor for large models including light commercial vehicles. Nexteer has solutions with its rack-assist system.
2011-07-29
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SORL Auto Parts Inc., a global Tier 1 supplier of brake and control systems to the commercial vehicle industry, has entered into a supply agreement with Changsha Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of construction machinery equipment.
2011-07-25
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Bosch's PWG pedal travel sensor features contactless and thus entirely wear-free travel measurement using a magnetic field sensor as well as redundant signal recording.
2011-07-25
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In its "first real-world look at an advanced crash-avoidance technology," the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has found that in low-speed traffic the Volvo XC60 and its City Safety forward collision-avoidance system (view Volvo video here) resulted in 27% fewer property damage liability coverage claims than other vehicles in its class (midsize luxury SUV).
2011-07-12
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Hutchens Industries' Hutch 9800 series of heavy-duty trailer slider systems can fit requirements for a standard 49-in (1245-mm) tandem axle or a widespread axle application.
2011-06-19
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Thermacore recently delivered Constant Conductance Heat Pipes (CCHPs) to NASA in support of its Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, as well as high thermally conductive k-Core structural components for the agency's Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) program supporting the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM).
2011-06-11
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Metso’s Lokotrack ST3.5 mobile screen classifies rock-based recyclable materials with an output of about 130 ton/h (118 t/h).
2011-05-31
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The HSC1 (heavy steer construction) and HDC1 (heavy drive construction) are two medium-sized radial truck tires from Continental designed for severe-duty applications.
2011-05-18
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Bourns’ combined torque and angle sensor is designed for electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) applications and other automotive systems.
2011-05-13
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Continental has come up with a new center stack module concept that it claims provides harmonious surfaces and greater freedom of design. One of the on-screen driver information sources is tire pressure monitoring, and Continental has just issued a recommendation that OEMs should use direct measuring technology with a sensor in each tire.
2011-05-05
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Dana Holding Corp. has launched a new line of SVL drivetrain components for the automotive, commercial-vehicle, and off-highway aftermarkets. Designed specifically for post-warranty vehicles with lower usage cycles, SVL products will initially launch in North America and feature universal joints for the light- and commercial-vehicle markets as well as ring and pinion gear sets for heavy-duty applications.
2011-05-04
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TRW Automotive Holdings has developed a vacuum sensor that measures and reports the level of vacuum available in the brake booster.
2011-04-29
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Meldin 7000 from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is a high-temperature solution for aerospace finished parts.
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