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2013-09-24
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Body styling, color, and engine power may have to start sharing their role as key differentiators with yet another vehicle attribute—the human-machine interface (HMI). A growing number of companies are focusing on HMIs amidst predictions that more car buyers will make decisions based on these electronic controls.
2013-09-19
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Autoliv’s adaptable seatbelt features improved safety for all occupants, especially children.
2013-08-30
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TRW Automotive’s new anchor seatbelt pretensioner in a rotary configuration features a lightweight design and compact packaging for easy integration in vehicle interiors.
2013-08-30
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Ford engineers and university research partners are exploring adsorption-based thermal batteries that could provide power for HVAC systems and lessen the load on battery packs, allowing electric vehicles to travel farther.
2013-08-15
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Panasonic Avionics signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Telecom Satellite Communications Ltd. to jointly develop, implement, and support in-flight connectivity solutions for the Chinese market.
2013-08-13
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In a move to strengthen its hand in vehicle climate control and electronics, Visteon on Aug. 13 announced it has agreed to sell its 50% stake in a interior systems joint venture with a Chinese supplier and to increase its stake in an electronics joint joint venture with the same company.
2013-08-05
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The Connected Farm mobile fleet app from Trimble was designed to give managers and technicians access to fleet information from any location.
2013-07-12
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Technomelt XPO 1050 polyolefin-based hotmelt from Henkel can bond a variety of interior-related substrates without the need for pretreatment of the plastic surface.
2013-07-02
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Partitioned evaporator and heater cores, unique case airflow pattern, and in-dash welded ductwork aid packaging and eliminate the need for rear HVAC in the three-row crossover vehicle. Performance is claimed to be equal to the previous dual HVAC. The system was developed at Honda R&D Americas and is supplied by Delphi.
2013-06-25
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The risk of a vehicle occupant being exposed to a fire due to use of the new refrigerant R-1234yf is conservatively estimated at 3 x 10-12 event per vehicle operating hour—almost six orders of magnitude less than the current risk of vehicle fire due to all causes and "well below risks that are commonly viewed as acceptable by the general public," according to a cooperative research project (CRP) administered by SAE International and referred to in a June 25 press release from the organization.
2013-06-06
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Johnson Controls has acquired full ownership of Tata Johnson Controls, the now defunct 50-50 joint venture with Tata Automotive Components that supplied automotive seat systems and components in India to most major OEMs.
2013-06-04
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North America's largest supplier of vehicle interior coverstocks expects the production-debut of its new sustainable synthetic covering in the 2017 model year.
2013-05-14
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The new 89 series Toggle Link Vertical suspension from Sears features many improvements over the earlier TLV suspension, including cast steel scissors, cast toggles, and linkages.
2013-05-14
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Eberspächer revealed its new Ebercool X-Treme stationary cooling system for agricultural and construction vehicles at Bauma.
2013-05-14
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The Fritzmeier-App enables the programming of all cab controls using a standard tablet PC.
2013-05-10
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Advanced insulation packages, solar reflective film, and other thermal-management technologies enable heavy vehicles to reduce idle climate control loads, as demonstrated by NREL's CoolCab project in collaboration with industry OEMs and suppliers.
2013-05-10
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Behr America, Inc.’s analysis tools help automakers reduce climate-control-system blower noise by predicting vehicle noise levels from subsystem measurements, analyzing, and combining input from a large number of systems and locations within a vehicle.
2013-05-09
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Arens Controls’ latest off-highway throttle pedal is suitable for construction and agricultural vehicles and offers a 17° arc of travel with a robust steel treadle arm.
2013-04-29
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Otto Engineering releases the Contour Grip, a modular ergonomic grip incorporating controls on the front, side, and back.
2013-04-25
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Air-conditioning is essential for comfort and safety (defrost), but it uses fuel that could move the car, so it also is a target for improving vehicle fuel economy. New EPA test will give it the chance of proving it has developed fuel-sipping ways.
2013-04-24
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NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is recommending that in designing their vehicles, automakers disable manual text entry for text messaging and Internet browsing if the vehicle is not stopped and in park.
2013-04-17
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The lab runs fuel-economy tests with A/C on maximum vs. A/C "comfort level," A/C-off and with windows open and closed. Some results are surprising, including an unexpected "crossover" point in testing on a Toyota Corolla.
2013-04-04
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Engineers consider many factors when deciding on the location of driver controls in the cockpit. Ergoneers wants to be part of the equation.
2013-04-04
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"Softex," a new Toyota artificial leather, has both good breathability and reflects infrared rays, so it has significant cooling properties. First applications are on Prius V, where it also is used for the steering wheel instead of a natural leather wrap, and new RAV-4.
2013-04-03
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The SC5012Q 4-channel, high-brightness LED driver for infotainment and navigation display backlighting and the SC220Q 20-MHz buck regulator with X-EMITM inductor technology expand Semtech’s electronics product offerings.
2013-04-03
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EAO offers Series 57 products for passenger access, drivers' desks, and rail vehicle control panels.
2013-04-03
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Next-generation Mini Topled and Topled LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors produce white light in varying tones suitable for the interior illumination of buses, trains, aircraft, and automobiles.
2013-03-11
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The Cadillac ATS development team used a new GM visibility evaluation technique involving "hedgehog" visualization to create a corporate Driver Visibility Calculator. It enables vehicle-development teams to quickly study how structural design areas, such as pillar cross-section, affect the driver’s field of vision.
2013-03-06
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Responding to what it called an erroneous report, Johnson Controls said March 6 that it is exploring the possible sale of its automotive electronics business, but not its automotive interiors business.
2013-03-01
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Called eServices, the feature uses Bluetooth connectivity and includes enhancement to road service call, automatic 911 call and GPS data transmission if airbag deploys, parked car locator, vehicle diagnostics, and maintenance alerts.
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