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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.
2012-04-27
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Webasto Product North America's Aftermarket Sunroof division features a new switch design for its new and improved Hollandia 700-II Sunroof series.
2012-04-25
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Stefan Land, Vice President of Roof Systems at Inteva Products, sees the market for panoramic roof systems expanding, particularly in China and North America. At the SAE 2012 World Congress, Land discussed with SAE Magazines a range of roof-system technology trends.
2012-04-23
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Dawar’s multi-touch projected capacitive touch (PCT) screen technology provides functionality and advanced optics in an all-glass solution suitable for industrial applications.
2012-04-19
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With the aim of becoming a center of excellence in electric vehicle development, Applus IDIADA is bringing its technical capability in that arena to the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit April 24-26.
2012-04-18
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Automotive seat specialist Johnson Controls is entering into what it plans to be a long-term cooperation agreement with the German Fraunhofer Research Institution for Polymeric Materials and Composites (PYCO).
2012-04-17
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The MV-1 from Vehicle Production Group is a purpose-built body-on-frame vehicle for wheelchair use with an access ramp and greater interior room than converted taxis.
2012-04-16
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The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.05 billion, five-year contract to provide more than 200 digital cockpits and integrated mission systems and sensors for the Navy MH-60R "Romeo" and MH-60S "Sierra" helicopters.
2012-04-13
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Functionality cannot be compromised inside heavy trucks, but their cabs increasingly mesh practicality with passenger-car sensibilities for comfort and ambience.
2012-04-13
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Two advanced heavy-truck concepts revealed at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show—the Freightliner Revolution Innovation Truck and Peterbilt’s Model 587 Technology Truck—attempted to capture what the truck interior of the future will look and feel like. Personal connectivity is a big part of that future.
2012-04-10
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Called GoGoLink and featured at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, it is priced at $50 and links smartphones to the cars' 7.0-in MyLink dashboard display screen. Maps are held in smartphone memory, so data connection can be turned off.
2012-04-04
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The industry's first production driver's seat to use directional tactile sensation to warn of potential crashes will debut on 2013 XTS, ATS, and SRX models.
2012-04-03
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Ametek Vehicular Instrumentation Systems offers a series of gauges for use with its C-COM instrument systems.
2012-04-03
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Merging electronic and ergonomic components, Grammer offers the Innovation Star Maximo evolution active premium seat for large tractors.
2012-04-03
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Axiomatic’s family of electronic controls adds the AX05030 color display for operator interface to machine control networks.
2012-04-03
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The flexible VDO-CAN CompactView 270 SAE J1939-based engine data display from Continental centralizes engine data and readings and improves display functions.
2012-04-03
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TRW Automotive Holdings’ second-generation scalable airbag control unit (ACU) is designed for the growing low-cost vehicle and emerging markets.
2012-04-02
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J.R. Merritt’s rugged CS3HD joystick was designed from the company’s CS3 joystick and provides a Hall-effect sensor in a compact, heavy-duty package.
2012-04-02
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Maxima Technologies offers the front-sealed World Compattino instrument cluster and message display designed for tractors, utility and specialty vehicles, and off-highway equipment.
2012-04-02
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Styron expands the PULSE GX series of tailor-made solutions for automotive interiors to include the PULSE GX70 and GX90.
2012-03-27
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The CX-5, replacing the CX-7 in the U.S., has window sticker EPA numbers as high as 26/35 mpg. Although 5.6 in (143 mm) shorter, it has a larger interior package than the CX-7. The AWD unit is redesigned to save 86 lb (39 kg), and the vehicle is at least 220 lb (100 kg) lighter, up to 575 (261 kg) lighter for heaviest models.
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