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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.
2012-09-13
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The U.S. government, via several of its transportation-related agencies, is sponsoring the project, which it claims is the largest-ever road test of connected-vehicle crash-avoidance technologies.
2012-09-13
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Elimination of moving parts is just one advantage TRW is citing about its new Electric Horn System (EHS) announced Sept. 12. The company employs a special coating by which the steering-wheel airbag cover is rendered touch-sensitive.
2012-09-09
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In-plant process starts at Marysville, OH, on 2013 Accord. Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. assumes responsibility for manufacturing procedures for all Honda vehicle production worldwide, as North America becomes top Honda production location.
2012-09-06
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One of the many system components of concern to OEMs and aftermarket service providers is the elastomeric seals used at the different joints in automotive air-conditioning. One critical aspect of seal performance is permeation, and the material compatibility issues likely to arise in relation to it, due to the new refrigeration chemistry.
2012-09-05
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Once aircraft are linked to satellites or ground-based stations, the design challenge shifts to disseminating signals to passengers.
2012-09-04
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QNX Software Systems says Car 2 is the first pre-integrated software stack for car infotainment that leverages the power of HTML5 on a software foundation proven in more than 30 million vehicles worldwide.
2012-08-29
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Preh’s central controller concept offers an integrated touchpad.
2012-08-23
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The Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) solution called Mentor Embedded IVI Base Platform from Mentor Graphics includes new GENIVI 2.0 features such as audio manager support and lower-level system management functions.
2012-08-20
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T/CCI’s QP7H15 model Advanced Durability Compressor is designed for the heavy-duty market including heavy construction equipment, farm machinery, and on-highway trucks.
2012-08-02
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ASA’s Voyager ToughCam WVOS7MDCL1B digital wireless observation system offers a clear view of a heavy-duty vehicle’s surroundings.
2012-07-31
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  Parker Hannifin Corp. announced in mid-July that it had acquired the hydraulics manufacturing division of PIX Transmissions Ltd. based in Nagpur, India. PIX manufactures a range of hydraulic and industrial hose, hose assemblies, and fittings primarily used in general engineering, marine, agriculture, mining, construction, and HVAC markets.
2012-07-25
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Before designing the new Kenworth T680, engineers made sure they knew the expectations for the Class 8 truck, including the vehicle's HVAC package that features the commercial-truck industry's first automatic temperature control system.
2012-07-02
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Manufactured and developed by Allegro MicroSystems' subsidiary Sanken Electric, the LC5540LD/LF single-stage, power-factor-corrected, off-line LED driver integrated circuit (IC) series has robust functions developed to simplify system designs.
2012-06-22
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J.R. Merritt Controls’ MG9, MG9-4, and MG25 palm grips are suitable for industry users operating overhead, container, and gantry cranes, as well as mining dredges, draglines, and shovels.
2012-06-21
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The front seats in the redesigned Altima midsize sedan position each occupant very similarly to what a body experiences in outer space.
2012-06-11
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DELO Industrial Adhesives offers adhesives for bonding industrial displays and touch panels.
2012-06-11
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Less noise and more smoothness are important design attributes for operators of most every type of vehicle, including passenger vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles, and off-road equipment. Synthetic noise-damping lubricants such as the Molykote brand solutions from Dow Corning can be economical, long-lasting answers to achieve these attributes in powertrain, body, chassis, and interior applications.
2012-06-04
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A touch-sensitive smart surface and other innovative technologies are being showcased in a concept cockpit demonstrator that aims to reshape how the driver interacts with various in-vehicle systems.
2012-06-01
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In addition to a conventional rear camera function, the wide-angle lens looks sideways to provide images for blind-spot and moving-object detection, and vehicle alignment with driving lane markings for lane-departure warning of forward drift.
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