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Concept Car to Production in Six Months Fits 007’s Timeline

Daniel Craig won’t have to share marquee billing with the Aston Martin DB10, but the usual gadgets and an extended chase scene give the car a major role in Spectre, the...

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Transportation

Honda’s All-New Global 2016 Civic Targets Mercedes Refinement

Honda appears to have committed the resources where it counted to create the 2016 Civic. With a 4-link independent rear suspension mounted on a subframe, hydraulic...

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Transportation

Jaguar Enters Performance Crossover SUV Segment

In a bid to combat flagging market share due to declining consumer interest in its signature coupes, roadsters, and sedans, Jaguar is making its first move into the booming market for...

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Software

Peugeot Fractal Demonstrates a New Take on Sound Design

Peugeot used the 2010 SR1 concept to introduce its i-Cockpit touchscreen-based system, designed to control heating and ventilation, navigation, audio, connectivity, and the trip...

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Electronics & Computers

Johnson Controls, Faurecia Envision Interiors for Autonomous Driving

As the automotive industry moves to more autonomous driving, the requirements for vehicle interiors and seating will “radically change” as well, according to...

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Laser Distance Meter

Schmitt Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of laser distance meters under the Acuity product brand, announces availability of the AR 2000 line, with special capabilities for distance measurement on hot surfaces—e.g., red hot, glowing steel, and for outdoor use in bright lighting conditions with high constant or stray light...

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Energy

Fuel Cell Futures No Longer a Dream

The knock on fusion power is that “It is the energy source of the future, and it always will be.” It has seemed like the same criticism could be levied against fuel cell vehicles, as their...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Drive Me, Paint Me: Volvo Accelerates Its Tech Trajectory

Ask car buyers what they would list as Volvo’s distinguishing selling points and it’s odds-on that safety will still be at the top. But the company is rapidly moving towards a...

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Test & Measurement

BorgWarner Tech Center Adds Testing Muscle, Engineering Resources

Additional in-house testing capabilities and the hiring of 180 engineers and technicians at BorgWarner’s newly expanded Auburn Hills, MI, Powertrain Technical Center...

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Power

Doosan Introduces Tier 4 Final Wheeled Excavator

Doosan has expanded its wheeled excavator lineup with the Tier 4 Final DX210W-5 excavator, which replaces the -3 Tier 4 Interim model.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Cadillac CT6 Debuts Polyamide Chassis 'First'

In collaboration with General Motors, ContiTech Vibration Control has developed a strut mount for the new 2016 Cadillac CT6 in which fiberglass-reinforced BASF Ultramid polyamide is used as the...

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Automotive

Challenger GT AWD Concept Debuts at 2015 SEMA Show

A two-door muscle car prepped for year-round road conditions is the driving influence behind the Dodge Challenger GT AWD Concept.

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Army Engineers Develop Anti-Drone Technology

Army engineers, who are seeking to adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could threaten soldiers, successfully shot down two aircraft as part of their final technology...

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Lab Research Mimics Blast-Induced Brain Trauma in Soldiers

Researchers have developed a procedure to mimic in laboratory experiments a form of brain trauma commonly seen in combat veterans, and findings suggest a new diagnostic tool for...

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Sandia Works on Nuclear Weapon Life Extension Program

Sandia National Laboratories is doing what it hasn’t done in decades: extending the life of a nuclear warhead at the same time the U.S. Air Force develops a replacement cruise missile...

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Manned Systems

SABIC Showcases Customizable Sheet, 3D Seat for Aircraft Interiors

SABIC recently showcased various material solutions for aircraft interiors that it believes can help airlines to reduce weight, differentiate their brands, minimize...

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Defense

Pratt & Whitney's PW1900G Engine Takes Off

In early November, Pratt & Whitney's PW1900G PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine for the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft, successfully completed its first flight, initiating the...

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Lockheed Martin Determined to Keep the F-16 Viable

It was around the middle of October when Lockheed Martin's F-16V completed its maiden flight. It was also the first time any F-16 flying equipped with Northrop Grumman’s APG-83 Active...

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Test & Measurement

Uncovering Safer Solutions for Aircraft Corrosion Prevention

Working with aircraft maintainers at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Environmental Technology (EnviroTech) Program and...

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Defense

BAE Systems Reacts to Reaction Engines' SABRE with Collaboration

It seems the geniuses behind Reaction Engines Ltd. (REL) may finally be getting their wish. What is described as "a strategic investment and working collaboration" by BAE...

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Aurora Flight Sciences, Stratasys Debut at Dubai Jet-Powered, 3D Printed UAV

Stratasys and Aurora Flight Sciences unveiled at this week’s Dubai Airshow an aircraft built using lightweight Stratasys materials to achieve speeds in excess...

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Daimler Trucks' Lessons Learned from SuperTruck Program

Daimler Trucks North America has referred to its $40 million, five-year SuperTruck program that concluded earlier this year as “a playground for our engineers.” Overseeing this...

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Electronics & Computers

Motor Driver IC for Engines

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. has released a small-sized motor driver IC for brushed dc motors used in vehicle engine applications such as electronic throttles and valve controls. The new TB9051FTG,...

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Transportation

JLR Lightweight Materials Research Blends Flax, Carbon Fiber and Cashew-Nut Oils

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is literally intent on harvesting energy saving solutions. “We are researching a range of new technologies to drive even more...

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Automotive

Crash Testing Advances on Many Fronts

Traffic fatalities have declined significantly over the last several years, but the U.S. is on track to have its deadliest year since 2007, according to the National Safety Council. That’s shining...

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A “Drag” No Longer: New Vision Systems Close to Replacing Exterior Mirrors at No Cost Penalty

Aerodynamic experts at General Motors are cautiously optimistic that a long-awaited leap in vehicle fuel efficiency is advancing toward...

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Design

Fleet Services in a Competitive Environment

A book from SAE International, Fleet Services—Managing to Redefine Success, combines the interests of fleet managers and their customers to achieve a higher level of business performance. The...

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Fiat 124 Spider Returns After More Than 30 Years

With the flair and flavor of its Italian ancestor, the Fiat 124 Spider returns after a multi-decade absence sporting a powerful powertrain and the underpinnings of the fourth-generation...

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Automotive

2017 Lincoln MKZ Gets Exclusive 400-Hp Twin-Turbo V6, Torque-Vectoring AWD

Lincoln’s 2017 MKZ enters production next year wearing the brand’s new “face”— the classy semi-rectangular grille with raised Lincoln badge unveiled on...

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Automotive

New-Generation Audi R8: The Race Driver’s View

It is possible to look at Audi’s new-generation aluminum/carbon fiber-constructed V10 R8 supercar in two ways: its entire technology comprises 50% of the latest...

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Transportation

New Compact PEMS Aims to Plug the Emissions-Compliance Gap

A patented emissions assessment system for on-the-road testing is coming to market just as governments expand their vehicle test procedures in the wake of the Volkswagen cheating...

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Electronics & Computers

Two-Way Communication System

The Sensear Heavy Vehicle Communication Solution (HVCS) enables clear transmission of two-way radio communications and stereo audio for operating heavy vehicles at industrial sites. The combination of noise from...

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Defense

GE’s Clean-Sheet Turboprop Engine to Launch with Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation has opted for GE Aviation’s all-new turboprop engine to power its single engine turboprop (SETP). The 1300 shaft horsepower (SHP)-rated turboprop...

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Aerospace

NASA Studies How Volcanic Ash Affects Airplane Engines

NASA researchers are poring over data from a recent test that involved sending volcanic ash through an airplane engine. The primary issue, according to NASA, is that volcanic ash forms...

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Aerospace

Army’s “Robo-Raven” UAV Flies with Flapping Wings

In the future, it's possible that some unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) might sport wings that flap like a bird or a butterfly. The Army Research Lab has been testing such a UAV, known...

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Aerospace

Remotely Piloted Plane Bridges Gap Between Wind Tunnel and Crewed Testing

A new modular, subscale remotely piloted aircraft offers NASA researchers more affordable options for developing a wide range of cutting edge aviation and space...

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