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2017 Ford Escape Gains Major NVH, Powertrain, Connectivity Upgrades

Ford’s 2017 Escape gains a new "face" and many technologies under the skin, as part of a significant mid-cycle refresh as the compact utility enters its 15th year of...

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Test & Measurement

GM and TARDEC Co-Developing Fuel Cell Powered Chevrolet Colorado for Military Evaluation

General Motors recently announced that its fuel-cell engineering team is working with TARDEC (the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development...

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Electronics & Computers

Magnetostrictive Position Sensors

MTS Sensors has increased the scope of its GB-Series of highly accurate, programmable magnetostriction-based linear position sensors so that further applications can be addressed. For these latest additions...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

CMOS Image Sensor

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. has unveiled its newest CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras. The CSA02M00PB is claimed to be the industry’s first 2-megapixel CMOS image sensor to be equipped with LED...

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Transportation

Sports Cars Take Center Stage in Tokyo

Once upon a time, the Tokyo Motor Show was considered one of its biggest. However, not anymore, in terms of its acreage, numbers of exhibit brands, and visitors; it is now dwarfed by such Asian...

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Electronics & Computers

Angular Rate Sensor

Diversified Technical Systems, Inc. (DTS) offers the ARS PRO high-performance angular rate sensor, which is designed for a range of applications including vehicle handling, crash, biomechanics, and even high-rate...

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Automotive

LED Matrix Manager IC for Adaptive Headlights

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced what it claims is the industry’s first fully integrated high-brightness LED matrix manager IC for adaptive automotive headlight systems. The TPS92661-Q1...

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Automotive

Aluminum Welding: The Next Frontier for Technicians

For automotive designers and manufacturers, finding ways to increase fuel economy has become a primary—and increasingly complicated—goal. In the U.S., regulations now focus on a...

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Transportation

Porsche and Bentley Plan Electric Future

Porsche and Bentley, two of the Volkswagen Group’s star premium performance players and now positioned to share advanced technologies, are heading for pure-electric production models, each...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Decoupling Solutions for RWD and AWD

TrelleborgVibracoustic announces two new decoupling solutions for RWD and AWD vehicles that the company claims offer durability, weight, packaging, and tuning advantages. Decoupling elements in the...

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Defense

From 3D Printer to Practice

Conventional 3D printers create objects layer-by-layer from the bottom up, which can be a challenge when printing parts with enclosed electronics and overhanging or protruding features. Such features must be...

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Transportation

Airbus Looks to Expand Military Product Lines

Airbus Defense & Space (Airbus DS) Chief Salesman Antonio Rodriguez Barberan recently said the company’s aim is to be present in most military market segments and to be number one or...

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Defense

Clamoring for a Connection

Many of today’s constantly connected consumers balk at spending a few hours without Web access. Commercials airlines are responding by forging links with satellite providers that give flyers the same...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

UCLA Researchers Develop New Strong and Lightweight Metal Nanocomposite

A team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a super-strong yet light structural metal with a very...

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Defense

Mentor Graphics Updates CFD Tool for Improved Productivity

Mentor Graphics recently released the latest version of its general-purpose computational fluid dynamics (CFD) FloEFD solution with updated features such as improved mesh...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Cyber Security Issues, Need for College Curriculum Raised at Connected Car Expo

Automotive cyber security is moving to the front of the line of industry concerns, and panelists at the recent 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show's Connected Car...

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Energy

Volvo Launches First Hybrid Buses in India

The first Volvo hybrid city bus pilot will start in the first half of 2016 in Navi Mumbai with Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT). To promote environmentally friendly vehicles, the Indian...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Faraday Future Unveils Exotic “Testbed” for New Range of EVs

Faraday Future, the start-up Chinese EV maker that has been compared to Tesla Motors, at the 2016 CES in Las Vegas on January 5 unveiled its first concept vehicle that...

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Automotive

Ford Looks to Spread Corning’s New Lightweight Gorilla Glass Beyond the 2017 GT

While many supercar enthusiasts have “gone ape” over the Ford 2017 GT, the program development engineers have done the same for a new lightweight glazing...

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Design

Toyota Introduces Its “Dream Team” for Vehicle Autonomy and Advanced Research

Toyota Research Institute (TRI), the automaker’s new advanced research group based in the U.S., on January 5 introduced the initial technical team that...

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Automotive

BUDD-E Concept Forecasts What VW Zero-Emission Van Could Be in 2019

At the 2016 CES in Las Vegas, Volkswagen attempted to focus attention away from its diesel engine emissions challenge by providing a glimpse into its electric future...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

CES Rollouts Extend Connectivity, App Integration

The tightening links between autos and consumer electronics were in evidence at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as several automakers and suppliers unveiled infotainment...

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Automotive

Magneti Marelli Opens Indian Plant to Produce Automated Manuals

Magneti Marelli, through its Magneti Marelli Powertrain India Private Ltd. joint venture with Maruti Suzuki and Suzuki Motor Co., recently inaugurated a new industrial site...

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Automotive

Tech Mahindra Buys Controlling Stake in Pininfarina

Tech Mahindra Ltd. and Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) have jointly entered into an agreement with Pincar S.r.l. to purchase a controlling stake in Pininfarina S.p.A., an Italian...

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Electronics & Computers

Ford Scores Greater Autonomous Capability with New Velodyne Ultra Puck LiDAR

Ford Motor Co. was widely expected to announce an autonomous-vehicle production deal with Google during the 2016 CES in Las Vegas. Instead, Ford CEO Mark Fields...

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Power

HydraForce Strengthens Electrohydraulic-Controls Position in India

HydraForce, a manufacturer of hydraulic cartridge valves, manifolds, and electrohydraulic controls, has established a new LLC corporation in India. HydraForce India LLC,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Rockwell Collins Expands India Operations

Rockwell Collins recently opened a new, expanded facility in Bangalore, India, that bolsters the company’s presence in the country. The company has signed a 15-year lease for the Bangalore...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

HMIs Offer Something for Everyone

Equipment buyers typically focus on factors like horsepower and lifting capability, but human-machine interfaces may be the most important factor for off-highway vehicle operators. Differentiating these...

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Propulsion

Hybrid Variety in Off-Highway

Perhaps the most interesting point about hybrids in the off-highway market is the sheer variety of architectures and energy storage choices.

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Propulsion

Electrified Off-Highway Powertrains Search for Marketing Power

Electrified powertrains have seen success in commercial applications like buses and small vehicles, but in many fields, they’ve seen only limited success. Today’s low...

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Automotive

Buick Stuns, Delights NAIAS with Avista Concept

With a smiling GM CEO Mary Barra and top Chinese executives from SAIC looking on, GM President Dan Ammann unveiled the Buick Avista, a stunning 2+2 GT coupe concept in a Dark Sapphire Jewel...

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Electronics & Computers

Connectivity a Core Pillar at Navistar

Navistar announced last year its plans to offer over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules in 2016 for International trucks powered by its N9, N10, and N13 proprietary engines. This...

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Automotive

Redesigned 2017 Infiniti Q60 Gets New Engine

Infiniti’s third-generation Q60 sports coupe packs a 400-hp (298-kW) performance punch when equipped with the new VR30 V6 twin-turbo engine, a lively compliment to the car’s sporty body...

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Automotive

Nissan Titan Warrior Concept Previews a Raptor Competitor

With its all-new Cummins-powered Titan XD arriving in showrooms, Nissan didn't waste any time unveiling a concept that points to future variants. The Titan Warrior, prepped for...

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Motion Control

Bentley's Technology Future: Stone Trim, Smaller SUV and EVs

Bentley’s design, engineering and R&D programs are expanding as never before in the company’s near 100 year history. Not satisfied with introducing the super-premium...

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Automotive

Schaeffler on a Full-Tilt Hiring Blitz

Last year’s double-digit hiring spree continues for 2016 at Schaeffler Group as demand in North America intensifies for the supplier’s engine, transmission, and chassis technologies.

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Aerospace

Wireless Sensor Enables Study of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A new system that uses a wireless implant has been shown to record – for the first time – how brain tissue deforms when subjected to the kind of shock that causes blast-induced...

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Aerospace

Researchers Discover Salty Solution to Better, Safer Batteries

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have devised a groundbreaking “Water-in-Salt” aqueous lithium ion...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Soldiers Field-Test Robotics Technology

Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these soldiers are...

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Transportation

Lexus Previews 2018 LC 500 Luxury Coupe

Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda used the Detroit show to tout his plan for a more emotional Lexus brand in place of the “well made, but boring” brand consumers see it as today.

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Aerospace

Researchers Advance Propulsion Toward Low-Carbon Aircraft

Just as hybrid or turboelectric power has improved fuel efficiency in cars, boats and trains, aeronautical engineers are exploring how planes can be redesigned and configured with...

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Materials

Lightweight, Strong Metal Could Make Airplanes More Energy Efficient

Researchers have created a lightweight, but very strong, structural metal made of magnesium because it is a light metal with two-thirds the density of aluminum, is...

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Aerospace

NASA Flies Drones in Aircraft Noise Test

Microphones strung together on an unmanned aircraft system runway were used to record the sounds of remotely piloted aircraft flying overhead as part of a NASA project to measure full-scale...

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Automotive

Lutz and Fisker Introduce New Viper-Powered Force 1 Supercar

The Force was strong with industry icons Bob Lutz and Henrik Fisker and industrialist Gilbert Villarreal, as they introduced a new supercar at the 2016 North American...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Volvo's 2017 S90 Has Standard Semi-Autonomous Driving System

An important next step toward the self-driving car was taken at the 2016 North American International Auto Show with the introduction of the all-new 2017 Volvo S90—a...

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Electronics & Computers

Why Audi Boss Stadler Believes in a Hands-Off Future

Braking a 412-kW (552-hp) lightened Audi RS7 very hard from 210 km/h (130 mph) deep into a downhill tight corner on a racetrack—with feet off the pedals and hands off the steering...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Motiv Electric Powertrain Paired with Ford Chassis, Starcraft Bus Body

Motiv Power Systems and bus dealership Creative Bus, Inc. recently announced a partnership to build a new all-electric school bus, which will have a similar look and...

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Automotive

Latest Michelin Pilot Tire Has Racing Pedigree

A new Michelin tire is an all-season street grabber with technical attributes derived from endurance racing.

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Defense

Promise for an Electric Propulsion Aircraft Future

At first glance, it may seem that the excessive weight (i.e., low specific energy) of today’s batteries limits electric aircraft to, at best, a few trivial niches. However, the...

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Defense

Innovative GKN Wing Structure Contributes to Clean Sky Next-Gen Aircraft

GKN Aerospace announced in January that it has delivered wing components as part of a major research program to test and measure the benefits of natural laminar...

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Transportation

Boeing's Pegasus Makes First Refueling Flight

Boeing and U.S. Air Force aircrews successfully completed the KC-46A tanker’s first refueling flight in late January. The KC-46A is a multirole tanker based on the 767 that Boeing is...

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Defense

NASA Vocal About Sharing Technologies to Reduce Noise, Emissions

NASA has much faith in "green-related technologies" developed and refined by its aeronautics researchers during the past six years within NASA’s Environmentally...

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