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2012-03-27
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The car's driver information center displays a “Christmas tree” and provides readouts of acceleration and braking times and distances. All data are derived from existing vehicle sensors and sophisticated algorithms developed by Ford engineers.
2012-03-16
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As smart phones become a mainstay in the strategies throughout the infotainment industry, suppliers are racing to create techniques that let drivers use apps safely. This effort works on two levels: minimizing distraction and ensuring that apps don’t carry viruses that impact the vehicle.
2012-03-16
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The intertwining of the automotive and consumer industries is fostering new ways to get the latest technologies into vehicles. Application software developers and automotive companies are currently employing a range of distribution models to bring the benefits of apps to the auto industry.
2012-03-16
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Personal navigation device makers are being forced to alter their strategies as the PND market plummets. The growing use of consumer products in cars is also changing automakers’ strategies for in-vehicle navigation and rechargers for portables.
2012-03-14
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Based on Nissan NV200 compact van, the new taxi could boost fuel economy 37% over the Ford Crown Victoria, the widely-used choice today. The 10-year contract with NYC includes provision for an all-electric version to be introduced by 2017.
2012-03-08
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TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. announced the first production contract for its Active Buckle Lifter (ABL) seatbelt technology. The contract is with a major European vehicle manufacturer and will start production in 2013.
2012-02-20
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Jeju Air, the fastest-growing low-cost carrier (LCC) in South Korea, selected Honeywell Aerospace to provide a full suite of avionics for its new fleet of Boeing 737-800 NG passenger aircraft. This contract covers six aircraft that are expected to be delivered between 2013 and 2017.
2012-02-20
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Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America is supplying a rear-seat entertainment (RSE) system and new radio system to Mercedes-Benz for its 2012 M-Class and GL-Class vehicles. The system pushes technology, using optical networking, 2.4-GHz wireless headphones, and a compact six-disc DVD player.
2012-02-20
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Taking aim at upscale vehicles, which have many features squeezed into their doors, the chip eliminates the electromechanical relays now used for window control.
2012-02-20
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The number of communication channels coming into vehicles is growing as digital radio expands and automakers show more interest in vehicle-to-vehicle communications. That’s sparking more interest in software defined radio (SDR), which uses a single chipset to handle all these inputs.
2012-02-14
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The Cadillac model comes out in late spring, with ATS to follow in mid-summer also with R-1234yf. Paperwork regulatory issues delay production from DuPont-Honeywell joint venture plant in China. SAE committee chairman asks EPA to expedite approvals for service equipment.
2012-02-08
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As Head of the Interior Division at Continental AG and Member of the Executive Board, Helmut Matschi oversees a range of technology areas for the supplier. Matschi shared his insights on some of the trends impacting vehicle interiors with AEI and other select media this past fall in Frankfurt.
2012-02-08
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The 2013 midsize crossover SUV will offer seven energy-absorbing cushions including a front center airbag.
2012-02-01
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Johnson Controls on Jan. 31 announced that it has formed a development relationship with luxury mattress manufacturer Harrison Spinks to integrate pocketed coil spring mattress technology into an automotive seat concept called ComfortThin.
2012-02-01
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In response to industry and consumer requests, SAE International has developed a new program to provide conformance measures for the mobile air-conditioning (MAC) industry. Overseen by SAE International's Interior Climate Control Standards Committee, the program offers a procedure for certifying compliance with appropriate SAE International technical standards.
2012-01-30
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Joysticks provide more functionality, programmable displays provide more data, and switches work in conjunction with software to help off-highway operators do many tasks with minimal effort.
2012-01-23
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The drive to provide vehicle owners with more information that’s easy to understand is prompting display providers to unveil products that offer more depth of field than conventional units. Taking vastly dissimilar approaches aimed at different applications, Johnson Controls and TRW Automotive recently demonstrated displays designed for instrument clusters and keypad entry.
2012-01-20
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In an industry where saving a few cents on a control module provides huge benefits, there’s always interest in what a module costs. IHS iSuppli recently pulled apart electronic modules on a Ford Edge to determine the manufacturing costs in its first teardown of a full vehicle.
2012-01-17
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Takata Corp. recently entered an agreement for the purchase of the BAE Systems Safety Products Inc. and Schroth Safety Products GmbH businesses from BAE Systems for cash consideration of approximately $32 million.
2012-01-17
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Magna International Inc.’s Magna Seating operating unit has acquired the assets and business of Vogelsitze GmbH in Karlsruhe-Stupferich, Germany, a company that specializes in the development and production of seats for the bus and light train industries.
2012-01-11
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TRW Automotive Holdings’ patented multigraphic rear projection display allows different symbols to appear on a surface in the same physical space at different times.
2012-01-09
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IQ has seating for 3-4 people. HVAC case has blower integrated into center section case with evaporator and heater core, and glove box is removed, two design features that permit forward curvature of dashboard on passenger's side. This permits asymmetrical front seating so right side passengers have larger-car legroom.
2012-01-09
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The interior features two 12.3-in LCD screens, one serving as an instrument cluster and the other as a navigation/infotainment display.
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.
2012-01-06
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Federal-Mogul’s ultrathin lighting combines LEDs and a specially designed lamp lens to reduce the profile of vehicle interior lamps by up to 60%, claims the company.
2011-12-28
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The supplier's Pret-a-Porter demonstrator dresses interior touch points in a cocoon of luxurious accents and novel technologies.
2011-12-20
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It has a bigger screen than Apple's IPad, its screen's pixel rating is 1280 x 480 (VGA level) with high color definition, and it comes with a suite of voice-controlled, cloud-based apps. Is it the latest tablet computer? Well, in a sense it is, but this 12.3-in screen tablet is firmly mounted in the center of the dashboard on the 2013 Lexus GS and LX models, which will be on the market in February.
2011-12-20
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In response to past cases of unintented acceleration, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing to standardize the propulsion-system shutdown timing of vehicles with a keyless ignition system.
2011-12-19
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Telematics suppliers in the commercial segment are making strategic moves as analysts predict solid double-digit growth for fleet management technologies. New product rollouts and mergers are occurring as suppliers try to expand their market share.
2011-12-19
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As the connection between consumer products and cars tightens, changes in consumer software will have a greater impact on development projects for automotive markets. The rise of HTML5 is rapidly becoming a common language used in smart phones and other products, so many automotive designers are expected to adopt the new language.
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