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2008-06-19
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The Golden Dragon ARGUS White LED from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors combines ThinGaN (indium gallium nitride) technology for improved brightness and uniformity with a high efficiency backlighting and illumination lens and chip level conversion technology.
2008-06-19
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The Step Well LED WhiteLight lamp from Grote Industries offers a well-lit vehicle entry point by improving visibility in floor lighting for buses and other vehicle step well applications.
2008-06-19
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The number of electronic elements on today’s vehicles is soaring, and operators are being challenged to manage the many functions they bring. Bosch Rexroth is addressing each of these trends with controllers that offer high I/O counts and advanced graphics capabilities.
2008-06-19
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Technology advances help to make equipment operators more comfortable--and more productive--in the field, in the pit, and on the job site.
2008-06-19
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One of the most unusual aspects of Caterpillar's upgraded M series motor graders was replacing the steering wheel and other controls with a joystick, reducing operator motion by 78%. The design features over 100 patents.
2008-06-19
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Trimble, which provides GPS services to a number of off-highway equipment companies, is expanding its reach by adding control and monitoring capabilities. The complete system, the CCS900 compaction control system, includes a display with human machine interface, along with GPS hardware and an accelerometer.
2008-06-19
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Eberspächer's Hydronic M II water heaters feature double the service life, faster heating performance, and "extremely quiet operation," compared to previous models, says the company. The heaters are available in 8-, 10-, and 12-kW models. Diesel fuel required for heating is drawn directly from the onboard fuel tank.
2008-06-18
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Visteon and 3M team up to produce a demonstration concept showing what is possible today and tomorrow in vehicle interiors.
2008-05-13
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The partnership with Naim Audio has resulted in what the duo claims is the world’s most powerful in-car production amplifier, at 1100 W, combined with a “state-of-the-art” speaker system.
2008-05-13
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The expansion of electronics and software continues almost unabated, bringing both benefits and challenges for automakers and their suppliers. As engineers develop new safety, infotainment, and powertrain systems, they are looking at a variety of techniques to manage hardware and software development.
2008-05-13
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Programmable logic devices (PLDs) that were once used primarily for prototyping are now seeing use in production vehicles. Altera Corp. is among the PLD makers responding to this new market opening, producing more automotive-grade FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) and complex PLDs.
2008-04-11
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The design theme of a Johnson Controls' concept interior accents the idea of good things coming in threes. Called the I3—which stands for interface, integration, and ingenuity—the vehicle includes "industry-first technologies for vehicle interiors."
2008-04-11
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A number of 2008 production vehicles feature interior components from a supplier whose name may be less familiar than the names attached to recent acquisitions.
2008-04-11
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Sound-reproduction specialist and Jaguar supplier Bowers & Wilkins has developed a new rear-of-speaker spiral diffuser designed to improve sound-system performance in cars and trucks. The first production system will be used in Jaguar's XF.
2008-04-11
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The Toyota Land Cruiser may be thought of as just a rugged hunk of off-roading SUV. But the 2008 model has a Denso air-conditioning system with the first automotive use of ejector-cycle technology, an advancement that provides a low-cost way to improve energy efficiency.
2008-04-11
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The Toshiba Storage Device Division has boosted the capacity of its automotive-grade disk drive to 80 GB and improved its operating range. The move comes as market analysts predict that drives will remain a niche product in the U.S.
2008-03-31
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The arrival of the LoneStar signals Navistar’s bid to mesh a customized look with an aerodynamic design.
2008-03-31
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In a move to protect the environment through self-regulation, SAE International, on behalf of industry, is pursuing a voluntary program under which automakers could tout compliance to an evaluation procedure outlined in an SAE standard (J2727) aimed at reducing refrigerant leakage from vehicle A/C systems.
2008-03-31
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To rid a vehicle cabin of unwanted noise, it is necessary to know how the sound arrived at the interior destination, which is why many companies feature a variety of NVH detection tools. Here is a snapshot of what some suppliers are offering in their acoustic product portfolio, as well as how some businesses are adjusting their technical sound strategies.
2008-03-31
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Volvo places great emphasis on manufacturing quality, safe, comfortable, and environmentally friendly cars. To this end, the company has placed added emphasis and research into the manufacturing of its seats.
2008-03-31
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Brilliant black exterior paint with hints of shimmering purple makes this aged Czechoslovakian passenger sedan look brand new, but transforming this unique oldie into a focal point for modern interior technologies required 4 km (2.5 mi) of wiring and plenty of brainpower.
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