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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.
2013-02-27
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Mitsubishi Electric’s prototype display system with an optical engine can project images on curved, oval, or triangular screens to suit a wide range of vehicle interiors.
2013-02-26
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Continental's Driver Focus Vehicle concept uses a streaking comet of interior lights to direct a driver's wandering eyes back to the road.
2013-02-25
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Although German carmakers express concern over R-1234yf safety, others remain nominally committed. But work on AC6 blend (R-445A) continues, and R-744 (carbon dioxide as a refrigerant) is back in the picture. The industry also faces preparation for challenges from new EPA AC17 drive cycle that measures A/C fuel consumption for future CAFE credits.
2013-02-25
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General Motors on Feb. 25 announced a global strategy that to embed 4G LTE mobile broadband into its models to improve enhance vehicle connectivity. The first GM cars, trucks, and crossovers to get 4G LTE will be most 2015 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac models available in 2014 in the U.S. and Canada.
2013-02-22
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Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC (RTSC), together with teammate Thales Visionix Inc. (TVI), has won an award valued at $3.5 million for the engineering and manufacturing development of Common Helmet Mounted Display (CHMD) systems for the U.S.
2013-02-22
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Boeing and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) reached an agreement to launch joint research and development programs. In addition, Boeing and ITU announced their first joint project: a one-year effort to research and develop an advanced air-filtration system to enhance air quality for passengers in commercial airplane cabins.
2013-02-12
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Confidence in the safety of R1234yf as an automotive A/C refrigerant continues to grow in the ranks of an SAE International Cooperative Research Project team as it continues to review relevant research and testing to finalize risk assessment.
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