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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.
2012-08-30
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General Motors is advancing the state of the art in testing of rear-seat crash test dummies. One of its crash-test engineers, Barbara Bunn, recently developed and conducted tests to evaluate the ability of a new dummy named BioRID to produce consistent measurements when subjected to identical tests.
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.
2012-05-31
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Among the technologies company engineers are working on are wireless charging of electronic devices and electric vehicle batteries.
2012-05-29
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Audi reveals that it has developed a rearview mirror for its R18 Le Mans racecar using digital technology that may eventually prove to be a viable solution for road cars. The system's first application in a closed cockpit LMP sports prototype will be the Le Mans 24-hour race on June 16-17.
2012-05-18
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New Denso system, Hyundai EV project demonstrate efficiencies from separate zones for climate control. A Delphi/General Motors project with a DOE grant evaluates use of thermoelectric modules for spot cooling in front-seat occupant zones.
2012-05-18
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The European Union in April adopted two regulations designed to enhance the safety of trucks with a gross vehicle weight exceeding 3500 kg and buses with more than eight passenger seats, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations.
2012-05-15
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Honeywell patent for R-1234yf revoked by European Patent Office, but company appeals and files additional patents. R-1234yf supply situation unlikely to improve until October. Cost issue creates possible opportunity for blend refrigerants. Refrigerant counterfeiting problems hit military.
2012-05-15
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Idle-stop may add to city fuel economy and is eligible for 2.9 g/mi carbon credits, so it is starting to appear as a U.S. option. Need for A/C operation leads to evaluation of evaporators with thermal storage in waxes. Delphi promises U.S. OE installation for 2015, following low-volume Behr system in European BMW 7 Series.
2012-05-11
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Osram has developed a Web-based smart phone app for designers of exterior automotive lighting called the Automotive Signal LED Selector. Available for the iPhone, Android, or Blackberry OS, or any device with a Web browser, the tool provides lighting designers and engineers with a mobile, convenient, and easy-to-use tool to select the right LEDs for the application. 
2012-05-09
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Head of Fiat and Abarth Design, Roberto Giolito, regards multipurpose vehicle design as being "under-explored" and explains what Fiat is doing about it via the new 500L.
2012-05-09
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A seatbelt innovation from Autoliv covers the shoulder that is unprotected in the conventional three-point belt. The company's vertically oriented two-point belt supplements the three-point, the latter of which is very effective in frontal crashes but less so in other types such as side-impact, rollover, and crashes in which the vehicle rotates.
2012-05-09
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SABIC Innovative Plastics expands its Lexan polycarbonate portfolio with three new engineered film grades to help satisfy the growing demand for cost reduction, greater design flexibility, higher performance, and compliance with global environmental regulations.
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