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Deal Gives Fiat 100% Ownership of Chrysler

Fiat S.p.A. on Jan. 1 announced an agreement under which its wholly owned subsidiary Fiat North America LLC will acquire 100% ownership of Chrysler Group LLC by month’s end. Fiat currently own...

Original Equipment
Power

Volvo CE’s New Short Swing Radius Excavator

With a weight of 2.5 ton (2.3 t), the ECR25D compact excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment achieves greater breakout and tearout forces—8453 lb (38 kN) combined—than the 2.8-ton...

Global Vehicles
Manned Systems

2015 F-150: Ford Drops an Aluminum Blockbuster

Ford's 2013 Atlas concept provided a glimpse of the 2015 F-150's basic design form. The new truck will not be a radical departure except in its aluminum-body construction.

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Electronics & Computers

Chevy to Offer 'Performance' Data Recorder for MY2015 Corvette

Chevrolet is claiming an industry first with its "performance data recorder" (PDR) for the MY2015 Corvette Stingray, touting it as the first of such capability to be...

Technical Innovation
Software

Identifying Operating States for Equipment and System Diagnostics

Machinery diagnostics require analysis of the time series of sensor and control signals. To analyze the time series data, different operating states that describe the...

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Transportation

Ashok Leyland Pursues Stainless Steel for Bus ‘Super Structures’

The design approach for bus body architecture has gone through different phases—namely, chassis based, semi integral, integral, and monocoque. Equally varied is the...

Original Equipment
Transportation

Deere's Updated Skid Steers and Compact Track Loader

John Deere’s newest additions to its E-Series line of skid steer loaders and compact track loaders (CTLs) include two skid steer models (318E, 320E) and two compact track loader...

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Transportation

All-New 2015 Chrysler 200 Debuts in Detroit

Chrysler’s next-generation 200 midsize sedan transforms itself with an entirely new interior and exterior that packages a segment-first standard nine-speed automatic transmission with an...

Global Vehicles
Power

Chevrolet Ups the Performance Ante with MY2015 Corvette Z06

General Motors engineers have continued to wring still more performance from a Chevrolet Corvette design package that remains very consistent.

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Automotive

Volvo’s New Scalable Architecture Puts Emphasis on Safety

Scalable architecture is commonly associated with chassis adaption for track or wheelbase dimensions and suspension characteristics, plus other facets...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Eaton CTO Assumes SAE VP Post

Thomas R. Stover, Chief Technology Officer for Eaton Corp.’s vehicle operations, recently began his term as SAE International’s 2014-2016 Vice President–Commercial Vehicle. A 22-year member of SAE...

INSIDER
Aerospace

Research Aircraft Measures Climate Effects on Clouds

Which climate effects do clouds have? Under what conditions do they warm or cool the atmosphere? The research aircraft HALO (High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft) is measuring...

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Aerospace

NASA Powers Up Avionics System for Newest Rocket

The modern avionics system that will guide the most powerful rocket ever built was integrated and powered up for an inaugural run. When completed, the Space Launch System (SLS) will be capable...

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Aerospace

Army Counters Unmanned Aircraft System Threats

As the military use of unmanned aircraft systems has increased dramatically, including by entities that may pose a threat to the United States, scientists at Picatinny Arsenal are part of the...

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Automotive

GM’s New 8-Speed Automatic May Enable 30-Mpg Corvette in 2015

General Motors engineers are quietly optimistic that their all-new 8L90, the automaker’s first 8-speed planetary automatic transmission developed in house, will be the...