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2012-05-09
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Thomas & Betts' Blackburn KUBE motor lead disconnects provide a fast, snap-together connection that saves time in changing out electric motors, eliminating the need to cut through insulating tape and unbolt conventional lugs.
2012-04-30
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U. S. roads could become a web of vehicles communicating with each other automatically by 2025, bringing about improvements in safety and congestion.
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.
2012-04-17
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The recent reveal of two Wrangler-based concept trucks again raises the question as to whether Jeep will add a production pickup to its lineup.
2012-04-02
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The all-electric HTA hone from Sunnen offers increased part capacity and stroker torque for bore resurfacing of hydraulic actuators in construction, mining, farming, and forestry equipment.
2012-03-27
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The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one example, using a cast-iron rotor. An improved carbon-ceramic manufacturing process is sought to increase production and reduce cost. Fixed caliper design provides more uniform lining wear, reduced hysteresis, and better ABS response.
2012-03-27
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The car's driver information center displays a “Christmas tree” and provides readouts of acceleration and braking times and distances. All data are derived from existing vehicle sensors and sophisticated algorithms developed by Ford engineers.
2012-02-24
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TMD Friction’s premium air disc brake pad friction material, Textar T3070, has met the FMVSS 121 dynamometer requirements of TMC’s Recommended Practice #628 – “Aftermarket Brake Lining Qualification.” Compatibility issues arising from different brake designs on front and rear axles were a major reason TMD developed and certified a disc brake pad formulated to replicate the performance of drum lining material.
2012-02-20
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Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners has begun construction on the company's new facility at Singapore's Seletar Aerospace Park. The new, approximately 15,000-m² manufacturing facility and office building will be the latest addition to Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners' comprehensive suite of businesses in Singapore, with an office area housing production management, various support functions, and Global Services Engineering–Asia, which provides aftermarket repair design innovation to provide airline customers optimum air-worthy, high-quality, cost-effective material reuse solutions.
2012-02-08
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As Head of the Interior Division at Continental AG and Member of the Executive Board, Helmut Matschi oversees a range of technology areas for the supplier. Matschi shared his insights on some of the trends impacting vehicle interiors with AEI and other select media this past fall in Frankfurt.
2012-01-19
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Safety, longevity, and fuel efficiency are the three performance cues of the new Michelin Defender passenger vehicle tire, which goes on sale in retail outlets this April.
2012-01-13
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Organization finds members’ interest in electric vehicles and looks to develop road service system to provide 15 miles of range in 15 minutes. AAA is working with generators powered by CNG, PTO hydraulic takeoffs, lithium-ion battery packs, and diesel engines.
2012-01-13
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First-year production run of 10 units in a Series I is planned. Price is $225,000 for model with 7.0-L V8 rated at 620 hp. Ricardo supplies six-speed manual transmission.
2011-12-13
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Manufacturers of passenger cars are increasingly utilizing structural adhesives to provide added strength, durability, weight savings, and design benefits to vehicle body structure. And now the trend has extended to the commercial transportation market, according to an expert from Dow Automotive Systems.
2011-12-01
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Eaton Corp. has been awarded an engineering services contract from the U.S. Coast Guard, in conjunction with Integrated Marine Services, valued at approximately $20 million. Under the contract, Eaton will provide electrical infrastructure preventative maintenance services for up to 12 Coast Guard cutter vessels in San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, and Hawaii.
2011-12-01
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China Zenix Auto International Ltd. has won a contract from Sany Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. to supply wheels for its mobile construction equipment. Zenix also will provide service and aftermarket support to Sany’s customers through its network of more than 5300 distributors throughout China.
2011-11-21
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NHTSA requires aftermarket parts to be in compliance with FMVSS 126 as of September 2012. The cost of physical testing may make extensive use impractical for makers of aftermarket performance parts, but a SEMA-backed simulation program, with vehicle stability module in the physical loop, has demonstrated an ability to replicate with much lower investment.
2011-11-17
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The trend to independent shops reflects the aging of car fleets, independents' improved access to OE service information and real-world “fix” data, plus a lower operating cost structure. Dealers counter with “quick service” lanes and older-car service discounts, but some prefer finding profit in selling parts and discounted reflashing of modules to independents.
2011-11-15
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Paul Mascarenas, Ford Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering, issued the challenge in his opening address for the recent SEMA Show. The remainder of the week, exhibitors showed they are ready for future car developments, including installation of compatible feature content in models already on the road.
2011-11-04
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Dow Automotive Systems' AERIFY diesel particulate filters (DPFs) provide very low backpressure for improved engine performance while reducing fuel consumption and lowering carbon dioxide emissions as compared with other DPF technologies, claims the company.
2011-10-04
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Plug Power says lead-acid batteries have the disadvantage of requiring a large infrastructure for recharging.
2011-09-20
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Real time operating systems are expanding their role in infotainment. OnStar FMV, an aftermarket rearview mirror, uses software made by QNX Software Systems.
2011-09-10
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TI Automotive provides a high-performance aftermarket version of its dual-channel, single-stage (DCSS) 39/50 fuel pump for engines with more than 500 hp (373 kW).
2011-09-07
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Tennessee-based Diesel Engine Parts Corp. (or DHPS, for company’s founding name Diesel Head and Parts Service) has expanded its diesel-engine cylinder head remanufacturing capacity using its refined fusion-welding process, which helps commercial, military, and governmental organizations meet “reuse and recycle” goals.
2011-08-26
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TP-3940 Dye-Lite Rite-Blend from Tracer Products is a blended fluorescent leak detection dye that can be used for both extended-life and conventional coolants.
2011-06-14
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Caterpillar Inc. has opened a new 20,000-m2 (215,000-ft2) remanufacturing facility in Singapore that will serve as the regional source for remanufactured major components—including engines, transmissions, final drives, and torque converters—for large off-highway trucks and other mining equipment.
2011-05-05
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Dana Holding Corp. has launched a new line of SVL drivetrain components for the automotive, commercial-vehicle, and off-highway aftermarkets. Designed specifically for post-warranty vehicles with lower usage cycles, SVL products will initially launch in North America and feature universal joints for the light- and commercial-vehicle markets as well as ring and pinion gear sets for heavy-duty applications.
2011-04-18
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SAE 2011 World Congress panel notes that as OEs add vehicle electronics, the effect on off-roading must be considered. And as OEs look to the aftermarket for niche sourcing, the two segments of the industry must learn to work together.
2011-03-21
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A group of seven companies wanting to provide OEMs and other enterprises in the heavy vehicle and equipment industry with a turnkey telematics solution recently formed the Rugged Telematics Alliance and announced its new Rugged Telematics Quick Start Kit.
2011-03-17
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Flux Power Inc. has introduced a new lithium (Li) battery upgrade kit for Polaris Ranger EVs that lasts up to 10 years or 3000 cycles. The new Flux Power kit is targeted at customers wanting better performance from their existing Polaris Ranger EV ATVs.
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