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2014-09-08
Additional $35 million will fund the company’s unique research center an additional five years, concentrating on a ‘safe transition’ to future of automated and connected vehicle technologies.
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2014-08-18
Material laws and orientation information are coupled in a single finite element analysis to predict the performance of the hybrid composite beam under a dynamic three point bending load.
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2014-08-18
LC411-USBH low-profile compression load cells from Omega enable 1000 readings per second and feature a USB output to connect directly to a computer.
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2014-08-13
Model 3340 G-Logger three-channel, portable data acquisition system from Silicon Designs, Inc. (SDI) offers powerful Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) analysis and display, as well as real-time acceleration and GPS data collection and viewing, all within the same compact package.
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2014-08-12
AC17 test reporting begins in 2015. Initially it "gifts" applicable CAFE A/C efficiency credits, but leads to mandatory use. Industry also looks to reduce A/C-induced EV range loss from solar loading using films, glass, pre-ventilation.
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2014-08-12
Johnson Controls has opened a new crash test facility at its automotive seating headquarters in Plymouth, MI. One of the highlights of the facility is a Seattle Safety ServoSled that allows the automotive supplier to offer what it claims is the most accurate, standardized safety testing of seats globally through collaboration with its other testing facilities located in Burscheid, Germany; Changchun and Shanghai, China; and Yokohama, Japan.
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2014-08-04
HBM Inc.’s new industrial measurement amplifier enables users to make precise, dynamic measurements of raw and filtered torque, frequency, pulse, speed, and angle of rotation.
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2014-08-04
The SAB 32 shield connection clip from Conta-Clip provides a quick, simple connection when cables require shielding from interference.
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2014-08-04
The R&S SMW200A high-end vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz supports frequencies up to 20 GHz.
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2014-08-04
Sonoscan’s AW322 200 automated system for ultrasonic inspection of MEMS wafers images and identifies internal gap-type defects down to 5µm in size.
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2014-08-04
The Model XLUS88 subminiature, bidirectional tension/compression load cell from tecsis LP operates from 150 g to 1000 lb.
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2014-07-30
The Electric Power Research Institute has announced a collaboration with 8 automakers and 15 utilities to develop and demonstrate an open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).
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2014-07-29
To develop an electric powertrain with a minimum noise level and minimized whining it is necessary to have accurate CAE simulation and precise criteria to assess whining noise.
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2014-07-23
In development of an advanced test engine to demonstrate fuel-saving and emissions-reducing technologies, the EPA is using ANSYS FORTÉ CFD software, giving its engineers the ability to quickly and inexpensively make multiple design iterations.
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2014-07-16
Ram’s official move to adopt the SAE J2807 towing standard for validating all three (1500, 2500, and 3500) of its pickup weight classes raises the competitive bar for the industry's other pickup players. Meanwhile, Ford has engineered its latest F-450 with half the GCVW capability of a Class-8 tractor-trailer.
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2014-07-15
Opel recently broke ground on a €210 million expansion of its Rüsselsheim International Technical Development center (ITDC) that will be used to develop and test engines. The 36,000-m² (400,000-ft²) expansion will be completed in 2017.
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2014-07-15
Northrop Grumman Corp. broke ground on a new $20 million Maryland Space Assembly and Test (M-SAT) facility on its Baltimore campus adjacent to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
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2014-07-15
VPT Inc. has added a comprehensive radiation laboratory and test services facility to its Chelmsford, MA, facility. The 5000-ft² VPT Rad facility, which will serve the radiation and related test needs of aerospace electronics manufacturers, provides specialized environments and equipment for evaluating electronics used in applications where ionizing radiation can degrade device performance.
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2014-07-07
Recently, with increased vehicle safety requirements, vehicle manufacturers are installing cutting-edge testing equipment in their own crash test facilities.Chrysler Group LLC partnered with Messring Systembau GmbH to upgrade Chelsea Proving Grounds, the central testing facility in Chelsea, MI.
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2014-06-30
Camber Corp. signed an agreement with Texas A&M–Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) to be the lead systems and business integrator for the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (LSUASC) Test Site. The LSUASC is one of six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites identified by the FAA.
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2014-06-20
Omega’s PR-21 series of RTD (resistance temperature detector) sensors with M12 connector feature a welded 316L stainless steel housing and an integral 4-pin M12 connector for easy connection.
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2014-06-12
The cause of the issue was an error in the process Ford engineers used to correlate wind-tunnel testing into their Total Road Load Horsepower (TRLHP) factor that is key to the vehicle fuel economy models that are ultimately submitted to the U.S. EPA.
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2014-06-11
Reaction Design worked with a German premium automotive company to build cylinder-combustion simulations for a high-performance diesel engine with the goal of accurately and quickly predicting combustion performance and the effects of varied operating conditions on soot emissions.
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2014-06-03
The LC411-USBH series high-speed USB load cells from Omega connect directly to your computer and offer up to 1000 readings per second.
Article
2014-05-31
Hexagon Metrology’s Leica T-Scan 5 handheld system for laser trackers is said to operate more than 15 times faster than the previous model.
Article
2014-05-30
PCB Piezotronics’ surface microphone for R&D testing features a low-profile design ideal for testing in confined spaces and windy environments.
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2014-05-30
Supercritical Fluid Technologies’ SFT-250 supercritical fluid extractor is designed to perform extractions in supercritical fluid and meets the rigors of the research lab.
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2014-05-20
ViCANdo from Zuragon is a multimedia software tool for development, physical testing, and validation of various applications such as vehicle fleets, hybrid-electric systems, active safety systems, autonomous vehicles, and HMI systems.
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2014-05-14
Michael Duoba (SAE Member, 1993), Vehicle Test Engineer and team leader for the Advanced Powertrain Research Facility at Argonne National Laboratory, discuss his career progression and the type of work conducted at his lab.
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2014-05-08
The first ever Airbus A350 XWB to visit the U.S., MSN2, arrived the second week in May at McKinley Climatic Lab at Eglin Air Force base in Florida. Over several weeks the aircraft and its various systems and cabin installations will be subjected to the extreme hot and cold temperatures that the facility can sustain in a testing environment.
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