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RF & Microwave Electronics

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...

Global Vehicles
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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Automotive

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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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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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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Electronics & Computers

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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Power

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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Energy

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

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

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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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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Test & Measurement

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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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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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.