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2017-08-14
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New technology and wider distribution of its new 10-speed automatic transmission hike fuel-economy and power for the 2018 F-150 lineup.
2017-08-12
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Eaton manufactured engine-driven pumps for the first flying MC-21 prototype and supplied additional system sub-components including thermal bypass valves, while Pratt & Whitney supplied its PW1000G GTF engine and Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, and Elbit supplies various avionics systems.
2017-08-12
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A Protonex and Insitu development team focused on packaging and integrating existing PEM fuel cell technology with the airframe. The resulting design comprised a redundant double stack design that produces 1.2 kW of power.
2017-08-08
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The two new electric-powered buses incorporate the latest technologies in electric motors, batteries and control systems. The electric power option comes on top of a varied assortment of fuel sources that Blue Bird offers.
2017-08-01
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Keeping exhaust heat only where it is wanted is a fresh challenge for the commercial vehicle and off-highway equipment industries.
2017-07-24
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The new Volvo VNL series is the beneficiary of the truck maker's SuperTruck program, applying lessons learned and advanced technology to achieve an up to 7.5% improvement in fuel efficiency. Driver comfort and productivity, active and passive safety systems and enhanced vehicle uptime through over-the-air updates were other high priorities for engineers and designers of the next-generation long-haul tractor.
2017-07-22
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Dr. Xinqun Gui, manager of technology, control systems and emissions compliance for John Deere Power Systems, considers himself to be “fairly conservative” in terms of his powertrain outlook: “I think the internal combustion engine as we know it today still has a pretty long life ahead.” Even so, his expectations for improvements in engine “intelligence,” aftertreatment packaging, and machine electrification are anything but conservative.
2017-07-20
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With its Ride Assist technology, Honda R&D moves two-wheelers toward autonomous capability.
2017-07-19
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After 2020 the number of ‘new’ engine family introductions will decline, as industry switches its investment over to e-propulsion. Suppliers need to be prepared for this shift.
2017-07-19
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A U.K.-based consortium led by Nissan is aiming at greater energy density with advanced energy management from Hyperdrive Innovation.
2017-07-18
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The SmartCap telematics device can be used to monitor new and existing Perkins mechanical and electronic engines, sending data directly to the Perkins My Engine App.
2017-07-17
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The new TFSI V6 features a 90-degree cylinder splay, balance shaft, turbocharger located in the vee, strategic cooling and hybridization.
2017-07-14
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Connectivity, automation and electrification: Three inexorable trends that will largely drive on- and off-highway vehicle developments in the coming years, according to industry experts presenting keynotes at the revamped 2017 SAE COMVEC event. And with greater connectivity comes greater cyber concerns, they warn.
2017-07-14
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It is clear that as each new airplane design emerges, the trend toward more electrically powered systems is going to gain momentum. EPSs offer improved performance and reliability while saving weight.
2017-07-07
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Stringent fuel-efficiency and criteria-pollutant standards call for new combustion strategies. The Advanced Combustion Catalyst and Aftertreatment Technologies consortium led by Southwest Research Institute reinvents existing technologies and experiments with new catalysts to meet standards.
2017-07-05
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The truck maker has announced the first intelligent axle that actively controls oil regulation inside the unit, which boosts fuel economy by up to 0.5%.
2017-07-03
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Tesla pegs July 28 for the first customer deliveries of its heavily-anticipated $35,000 Model 3 compact sedan.
2017-07-02
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A physical transfer of Safran Nacelles’ A340 nacelle parts inventory has been made from the company’s Paris support center to Satair Group’s Copenhagen facility. The A340-500 and -600 nacelles house Rolls-Royce Trent 553 and 556 turbofan engines, respectively.
2017-06-30
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Advances in engineering knowledge and CAE led to Achates Power's transformative engine design.
2017-06-30
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Pinnacle Engines signed a technology partnership agreement with Greaves Cotton in India to deliver a BS VI-compliant engine to the three-wheeler OEM market in India.
2017-06-27
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Automotive suppliers and companies from other fields are jockeying to team up with the right group of partners to provide services for the growing "ecosystem" of connected vehicles and smart cities.
2017-06-27
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The new vehicle test center in Auburn Hills, MI, will feature a chassis dyno for emissions testing, powertrain development programs and benchmarking.
2017-06-19
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One of the leaders in the diesel engine market is broadening its portfolio to include electric, fuel cell and other alternative power sources.
2017-06-16
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In a production vehicle that Tula tested, conventional operation yielded what was termed an “objectionable” audible boom at 47 Hz with production calibration. However, under DSF operation all firing patterns resulting in frequencies between 44 Hz and 48 Hz were avoided.
2017-06-13
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Low Speed Pre Ignition (LSPI) is an abnormal combustion event with the potential to cause catastrophic damage to pistons and other components in downsized engines.
2017-06-13
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Multi-disciplinary teams from three global software-engineering facilities model the system’s physics and graphically create control algorithms to embed into a microprocessor.
2017-06-10
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Metamaterial Technologies looks to enter the solar power market by providing advanced photovoltaic technology to the aerospace and defense industry.
2017-06-09
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Known for its compact diesel engines below 100 hp (75 kW), Kubota unveils its first diesel engine above that threshold, the 5-L V5009 with an output of 210 hp (157 kW). The new 4-cylinder engine will be Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V ready when mass production begins in 2020.
2017-06-01
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With a high compression ratio and a comparative abundance of low-rpm torque, VW's new, efficiency-enhancing B-Cycle 4-cylinder engine makes a convincing diesel substitute.
2017-05-31
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The costs of building and running prototype engines are high, but they’re extremely daunting when each cylinder of a marine engine provides more than 1000 kW (1340 hp). That’s prompted Wärtsilä to invest heavily in hardware and software so modeling, simulation and virtual testing can be used to shorten development time and ensure that all design requirements are met.
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