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2013-01-29
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A highly integrated, 8-bit RGB laser driver, Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX3601 is suitable for pico laser projectors in automobiles.
2013-01-25
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The Taurus/Explorer front-drive platform with all-wheel drive and V6 engines has replaced the iconic police car: the rear-drive Crown Victoria with 4.6-L V8. Sedan and utility vehicle versions are offered, with many police-specific changes, although powertrains are virtually the same as civilian models.
2013-01-17
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The new NSX Concept, revealed at the NAIAS in Detroit, shows “one possible direction” for the next-gen supercar’s interior design and packaging.
2013-01-16
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Radio head units are evolving rapidly as more consumers want to have access to most, if not all, their infotainment options while in their vehicles. Hardware developers are responding with more computing horsepower while they examine a number of wireless technologies that will play a significant role in radio head units.
2013-01-16
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Ford and GM look to speed creation of head-unit apps with simpler development tools and easier collaboration
2013-01-15
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Satisfaction with factory-installed navigation systems among car owners fell while the number of owners using a nav app on their smartphone in the vehicle rose over the course of a year, according to J.D.
2013-01-15
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The HCD-14 Genesis concept, revealed at the NAIAS in Detroit, is the “spiritual guide” for all of the Korean automaker’s future premium vehicles, said John Krafcik, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.
2013-01-15
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Coining a British term that describes well-tailored attire, the Bespoke interior concept represents Johnson Controls' design pitch for a premium vehicle.
2013-01-11
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Visteon Corp. and its longtime Korean affiliate Halla Climate Control Corp. have signed an agreement under which the latter will purchase most of the former's climate-control business to create the world's second largest supplier of automotive climate-control components and systems.
2013-01-07
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An Integrated Climate System Module is the prime design driver for Visteon's e-Bee concept, a vehicle interior vision for the year 2020.
2013-01-03
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The Ford urban delivery vehicle gets a six-speed automatic, electric power steering, a 1.6-L EcoBoost that offers 30-mpg highway fuel economy, and a 2.5-L four that can be prepped for CNG and LPG. Short- and long-wheelbase models, as with minivan versions announced earlier, will be offered.
2013-01-02
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J.R. Merritt’s PRO-6H Hall-effect joystick offers the same heavy-duty mechanical construction as its PRO-6 with the improved life cycle of a noncontacting Hall-effect proportional output device.
2012-12-19
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Daimler's decision to halt use of the new refrigerant on safety concerns leads to a product defense by joint-venture suppliers Honeywell and DuPont, citing SAE studies and their own tests. Although GM is the only U.S. maker with R-1234yf cars, Ford also backs the refrigerant's use.
2012-12-18
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A significant uptick in cabin storage, new seats, and the debut of a next-generation in-vehicle connectivity system head the features list of an all-new interior on the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup trucks.
2012-12-14
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A further improvement of TRW’s DI10 family of airbag inflators, the DI10.1G45 inflator is the company’s lightest and smallest inflator to date.
2012-12-12
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Most aircraft still carry multiple radios even though many suppliers tout the benefits of SDR.
2012-12-11
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A low-cost system on the 2013 Spark and Sonic introduces Apple's Siri and $50 BringGo navigation. The 2014 Impala has upscale Cadillac CUE-derived MyLink with embedded navigation and a screen resembling a smartphone.
2012-12-04
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The key to executing great vehicle infotainment systems is so much more than designing the screen. Two experts from Altia create a scenario with an OEM customer to explain how they develop the user-interface experience.
2012-11-20
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The electrified powertrain, a newly developed regenerative braking system, and Bio-Fabric seating material in Honda's new Fit EV all stem from developments in the FCX Clarity fuel-cell car and other EV forebears.
2012-11-17
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In response to a recent press statement from Germany that CO2 is the "right" automotive air-conditioning refrigerant, SAE International President Frank O. Klegon invites all automobile manufacturers to join in an industry collaborative effort to fully evaluate CO2 in such use.
2012-11-15
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Igus’ iglide GV0 polymer plain bearing material is fire retardant and is classified according to UL94 with V0 standards.
2012-11-09
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The drive to move commercial technologies such as Ethernet and open source software into vehicles is gaining momentum. A number of companies are basing plans on the ubiquitous network, and two consortia recently teamed up to focus on boosting interest in using Ethernet in infotainment systems.
2012-10-30
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Valeo and V. Johnson Enterprises have formed a joint venture named Detroit Thermal Systems (DTS) to acquire the last operation in Ford's Automotive Components Holding unit—the climate-control business on Sheldon Road in Plymouth, MI.
2012-10-22
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Autoliv said Oct. 19 that it will expand its technical center for active safety and vehicle restraint development in Shanghai, China. The expansion will enable the company to increase its crash testing, engineering of passive and active safety systems, and global core airbag development in China.
2012-10-19
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SAE International is working with global automakers to investigate the formation of a new Cooperative Research Program (CRP) regarding 1234yf refrigerant. The formation of the group is in response to a Daimler AG press release on Sept. 25 that questioned the safe use of the refrigerant.
2012-10-19
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Faurecia engineers and other personnel recently completed occupation of new offices in Southfield, MI. The Southfield Customer Center covers 50,000 ft² (4600 m²) and is dedicated to engineering, product development, program management, sales, and marketing in support of Ford.
2012-10-08
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To improve cabin conditioning for hybrid and electric vehicles, Visteon Corp.’s heat pump system transfers energy contained in the ambient air to cool and heat the cabin.
2012-09-25
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Denso Corp.’s Cold Storage (CS) Evaporator limits the increase in vehicle cabin temperature during an idle stop when stop-start technology is employed.
2012-09-24
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Dr. Roger F. Wells’ Occupant Protection and Automobile Safety in the U.S. since 1900, published by SAE International, offers a look at the progression of automotive safety systems and examines how automotive companies, consumers, and political leaders affected that development.
2012-09-14
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Currently working on the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro, Jeremy Kearney is an Interior Design Release Engineer at General Motors Co. He also mentors GM's JumpStart Employee Resource Group and has been instrumental in organizing the Future Leader Program at SAE Convergence 2012.
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