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2010-01-04
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Linear Technology’s LT3652 is a solar-power directed monolithic-buck battery charger integrated circuit for modern battery chemistries.
2009-12-17
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The cast-iron overhead valve 1.6-L Ford Kent engine that has been the foundation of Formula Ford racing in the U.S. for more than 40 years has long since gone out of production, leaving racers with few replacement parts. The Honda Fit subcompact car employs a similarly tiny engine, a single-overhead cam 1.5-L engine that engineers at Honda Performance Development thought could be a good candidate to replace the hoary Kent motor.
2009-12-16
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Caterpillar Inc. has opened a new multifunctional R&D center in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, that will focus on engine and component product and process development, validation, localization, and technological training.
2009-12-03
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Performance parts long have been available for heavy-duty diesel trucks, and a leading aftermarket supplier believes there could be a market for them in the European cars being sold in the U.S. A Jetta TDI diesel car is outfitted as a showcase for the technology.
2009-12-02
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Using open standards developed by an industry association and SAE, "Shop of Tomorrow" offers independent garages the ability to upgrade to electronic systems that minimize data entry, assist diagnosis, order parts, and even print the customer bill. The garage gets a choice of service and hardware providers at each step, with the standards designed to ensure compatibility.
2009-11-30
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Delphi has entered the European digital tachograph market with the EFAS 3 device, produced in partnership with EFKON of Germany, a company better known for telecommunication and electronic vehicle tolling systems. Delphi has also launched a European diagnostic tool for trucks and buses, including braked trailers, designed for independent service providers.
2009-11-20
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The Center for Automotive Research forecasts that even at $6/gal in 2011, diesels would represent just 5% and gasoline hybrids just 10% of the market, and by 2015 hybrids perhaps only would double the 2011 level.
2009-11-17
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NUCAP Industries’ rubber-coated NU-LOK piston cushion snaps into the caliper piston and acts as a noise-damping buffer by absorbing movement between the piston surface and the brake pad.
2009-11-17
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System development using silicon-carbide DPFs shows major fuel savings, while fleet testing continues.
2009-11-12
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The future of automotive connectivity, which entails the further integration of automotive and consumer electronics as well as vehicle infrastructure integration, was discussed at a Driving Connected technology briefing seminar at the 2009 SEMA Show. Paramount for that integration to occur is open architectures.
2009-11-12
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Ford Racing unveiled 2009 turnkey racing packages for two of its highest-profile production vehicles: the Mustang and F-150.
2009-11-11
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California owners of “specially constructed vehicles” can rest easier now thanks to the efforts of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), with General Motors, through its Performance Parts Division, being the first OEM to offer an emissions-compliant crate engine alternative.
2009-10-20
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Corsa Performance Exhausts’ Xtreme exhaust systems for the 2009-2010 Dodge Challenger, 2005-2010 Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, and Dodge Magnum, including SRT8 and 5.7-L engines, are designed to give Mopar owners the option for a more aggressive sound level.
2009-10-07
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The first aluminum diesel piston recently rolled off the line at Federal-Mogul Corp.’s 50:50 joint venture with Kamaz, a manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks in Russia. Located in Tatarstan, Russia, Federal-Mogul Naberezhnye Chelny will produce pistons, piston rings, and cylinder liners for Kamaz’s OE and OES (original equipment spares) products and serve the Russian and global automotive and aftermarket industries.
2009-10-07
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SPATCO DEF will manufacture and distribute patent-pending diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) dispensing systems to more than 800 Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The equipment allows DTNA customers to dispense DEF—a nontoxic mixture of 67.5% water and 32.5% urea—into their diesel vehicles, enabling them to meet the EPA’s deadline for reduced NOx emissions starting Jan. 1.
2009-10-06
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Osram Sylvania’s EcoBright headlamp bulbs feature down-road and side-road visibility while reducing environmental impact.
2009-10-06
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Commercial Vehicle Group's ComforTEK high-performance flooring system uses a layer of bonded, flexible polyurethane foam substructure that maximizes thermal properties for driver comfort and increased operating economy.
2009-10-06
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While there were countless fuel- and emissions-saving automobiles debuting at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the green theme extended to the suppliers to those vehicles as well. Tire manufacturer Bridgestone used the occasion to unveil an eco-friendly model for the high-volume segment.
2009-09-03
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Corsa Performance Exhausts designs an exhaust system complementary to the exterior styling of the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V.
2009-07-24
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Sabic Innovative Plastics introduced a new shield made of Lexan polycarbonate (PC) sheet and coated with Exatec’s E900 plasma technology at Exatec’s facility in Wixom, MI, to enhance the protection of transit operators.
2009-07-24
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Ford Motor Co. has selected Goodyear’s new Assurance Fuel Max tire in size P205/60R16 as original equipment for the 2010 Fusion S. The Assurance Fuel Max features a fuel-saving tread compound that helps reduce energy loss as the tire rolls.
2009-07-22
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By converting 92 delivery vans to hybrid-electric propulsion, FedEx expects a 44% fuel economy improvement with significantly reduced emissions.
2009-07-06
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AC Schnitzer designs a high-performance brake system for the BMW M3.
2009-07-06
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The ShockWave titanium series air suspension from Air Ride Technologies features a high-pressure monotube design and remote oil reservoir, enhancing ride and handling control.
2009-06-05
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Beyond “fueling” auxiliary power systems, solar energy could be harnessed in the future for vehicle lighting. Imagine walking outside with a light strip, slapping it on the side of your vehicle, and that’s it—no holes, no wires, no maintenance—while meeting federal requirements. Rick Bozich of Grote Industries shared that scenario in discussing the possibilities of its new 1-mm (0.04-in) -thick LightForm LED technology.
2009-06-04
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Fuel economy and safety—and more accurately, improvements in those two areas—are the main drivers behind a subscription-based service that GreenRoad Technologies offers to drivers and fleet operators to help improve driving behavior. “It’s a combination of real-time feedback with a suite of Web-based applications... with the result being a 10% improvement in fuel economy and 50% reduction in crashes,” said GreenRoad's Eric Weiss.
2009-05-13
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Increasing fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions are not entirely dependent on the long-term development of alternative technologies. Infrared (IR) reflective film laminated into automotive glass is an ancillary load-reduction technology that can, by reflecting the sun’s heat and maintaining a cooler cabin temperature, reduce A/C power consumption up to 20% and increase overall mpg by up to 5% while lowering emissions.
2009-05-08
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The light-metal RB rim by Dezent supports the design of sporty compact and midsize vehicles.
2009-05-04
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The 19-in IS-ONE light alloy wheel from Cargraphic features a sporty Y-spoke design together with the center lock.
2009-05-01
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When the 11-month development cycle started for the latest generation Roush Mustang, the sports car's chief engineer expected to see a mostly carryover 2009 engine. Reality skewed the expectation.
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