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2015-09-22
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Without idling the truck’s main engines, an auxiliary power unit can provide heating and cooling to maintain a comfortable temperature in the cab and sleeper, as well as power laptops, gaming machines, and microwaves. Fleets need to provide drivers with the ability to maintain their wanted comfort level on the road while also ensuring resources are being used wisely.
2015-07-23
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Based in Frankfurt, Pierre Juan manages sales and technical teams across 19 countries as the Global Automotive Vice President at Styrolution. The company describes itself as the leading global styrenics supplier. He discusses the future of plastics in the automotive industry, including opportunities and challenges.
2015-07-01
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The system, to be offered on nearly all Ford SUVs globally by 2020, uses real-time video from 1-megapixel wide-angle-lens cameras mounted in the vehicle’s grill and lift gate to help drivers see around corners.
2015-07-01
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Its programs include driver brain wave analysis, heart and respiration monitoring, safer autonomous driving, and added driver support.
2015-06-30
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Off-highway machine mounting systems, especially the cab mounting system, significantly affect the operator comfort in the cab by providing enough damping for a good ride and isolating the structure-borne forces from traveling into the cab.
2015-06-23
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Elektrobit releases an easier-to-use toolkit that enables development of multimodal user interfaces with advanced graphics, plus voice-, touch-, and gesture-based commands, for sophisticated human-machine interface (HMI) systems.
2015-06-18
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Passenger Experience automates cabin completion processes with essential intelligent “building blocks” capturing rules, regulations, and manufacturing knowledge to automate cabin interior design, development, and delivery.
2015-06-09
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Hand gesture transfer of information from the center console screen to the head-up display or gauge cluster display is a featured capability shown in a demonstration vehicle.
2015-06-09
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Touch screens have become a common interface between drivers and their vehicle. But touch screens can also be distracting. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at Continental Automotive's new haptic feedback display.
2015-06-04
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The company has put its first complete touch display with haptic feedback into demonstrator vehicles as a prelude to production. The unit is a touch-sensitive 8-in flat screen with an integrated haptic actuator system.
2015-06-04
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Motorists may soon be able to point the headlamps of their cars with just their eyes to see better at night.
2015-05-27
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A second coolant loop in a Fiat Grande Punto prototype provides liquid cooling of the A/C condenser and turbo intercooler, with potential for including air coolers for engine and transmission oil, power steering fluid and other heat exchangers. Engineers measured a 5% improvement in fuel economy during A/C-on operation during NEDC testing.
2015-04-30
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A key to connecting smart phones to third-party software developers' mind-boggling array of mobile applications is the application programming interface. The husband and wife team behind Road Rules discuss discuss a range of topics from car hacking that is mostly overblown to apps that use more car data.
2015-04-24
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Car buyers want a human-machine interface that lets them bring in personal devices and perform all kinds of tasks whenever they want, and they don’t want to have to read a manual or spend time learning how to manage their many options. Panelists grappled with solutions to this vexing challenge during a 2015 SAE World Congress panel.
2015-04-17
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The new 8.4-in XGA developed by NLT Technologies is an amorphous-silicon thin-film-transistor LCD module with a "Wet & Glove" projected capacitive (PCAP) touch sensor bonded to the front.
2015-04-13
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Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. (HVCC) recently began production at its new facility in Sanand, in the state of Gujarat, India. The full-line supplier of automotive thermal management solutions is using the Gujarat facility to support its growing business with global vehicle manufacturers and to cater to the requirements of OEMs in the state of Gujarat and western India.
2015-04-13
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Southco's Bob Straka believes the desire for increased ergonomics and streamlined, aerodynamic equipment designs are leading factors influencing the future of off-highway design.
2015-04-01
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GM's all-new premium flagship sedan is about 200 lb (91 kg) lighter than the BMW 5 Series but offers the interior volume of the short-wheelbase 7 Series, thanks to what is arguably the industry’s most aggressive combination of lightweight materials, forming technologies, and new joining methods in a non-exotic sedan.
2015-03-24
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Southco introduces the AC-50 squeeze-handle actuator, featuring a squeeze-to-operate actuation and a curved design.
2015-03-23
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Lesswire’s Wi4Upro is an updated long-term evolution (LTE) Wi-Fi router with built-in media server for high-speed Internet and entertainment in vehicles.
2015-03-12
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BASF offers low-emissions Acrodur Power 2750 X binder for lightweight automotive composites with integrated functions.
2015-03-05
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Developed in partnership with IBM and location cloud company HERE, Continental’s latest evolution of its eHorizon software uses digital mapping and cloud-based data analytics to give drivers real-time information on dynamic events such as weather, accidents, and traffic jams.
2015-03-05
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Mentor Automotive's XSe ANC (active noise control) technology is a high-performance noise cancellation solution offering an enhanced audio experience in the vehicle. By carefully placing microphones and accelerometers inside the vehicle, synthesized signals from ANC generate anti-noise to create “quiet zones” for both driver and passenger.
2015-03-03
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Recent concepts have shown the possibilities of gesture for controlling infotainment functions but the need for industry standards and control simplification complicate development.
2015-01-30
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New approach to HVAC case design incorporates an optimized center section and side sections that can be shaped and sized for specific performance and packaging. Blower fan remains in separate case and a dual-fan design is available for more precise airflow management between outside air and recirculating air.
2015-01-23
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At the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the company showed a conceptual diorama and illustrations of its Smart City developments and offered visitors a "ride" in its V2X simulator.
2015-01-23
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Demonstrated at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new infotainment solution has more-responsive capacitive touch screen, upgraded voice recognition, and new apps.
2015-01-14
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More than 30 innovations ranging from production-ready to exploratory are featured in a luxury-oriented concept interior aimed at autonomous vehicles.
2014-12-23
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Plastic composite parts outnumber bio-based material vehicle applications, but "green" projects are making inroads by overcoming various hurdles.
2014-12-16
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Ford recently unveiled its Sync 3 in-car infotainment system that will launch in select vehicles next year. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at Ford's new system and its improvements over the previous version. 
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