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Transportation

Making Strides in Sustainable Transportation

A material scientist by training working on processing, manufacturing, and characterization development for advanced energy storage systems, Claus Daniel, Ph.D., organized the Lightweighting...

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Propulsion

Fuel Efficiency SUV Notches 10 Mpg Improvement Vs. Baseline Vehicle

A demonstrator SUV has achieved a 35 mpg combined city/highway rating following a phase-two technology retrofit. Schaeffler’s fuel efficiency demonstrator is based on...

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Propulsion

Cross Coupé GTE Previews Seven-Seat SUV from VW Chattanooga

Volkswagen officials have acknowledged that the company’s sales have suffered in the U.S. from a lack of offerings in the rapidly growing crossover/SUV market, so it is...

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Automotive

Recycled Content and Bio-Based Polyols Featured in Suppliers' Concept Car

The Concepts for Advanced Sustainability in Polyurethanes (CASP) vehicle features polyurethane foams made from recycled content and bio-based polyols.

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Automotive

3-D 'Printed Car' Displayed at NAIAS

The idea of using 3-D “printing” to perform rapid prototyping of many automotive parts has become a well-established technology to save time and money. But Local Motors, an ambitious startup that...

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Automotive

Johnson Controls Presents Interior Concept for Autonomous Driving at 2015 NAIAS

More than 30 innovations ranging from production-ready to exploratory are featured in a luxury-orientated concept interior aimed at autonomous vehicles.

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Transportation

Ford Aims 2017 GT Supercar at the Street and Le Mans

Ford’s ongoing development of a green image does not mean ignoring the performance market, and at the 2015 North American International Auto Show it introduced new editions of the...

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Automotive

Quick Infotainment Start-Up

OpenSynergy releases its Fast-boot Android solution to decrease time-to-market for human-machine interface (HMI) products and to shorten start-up delays for drivers. Android offers automakers a robust framework,...

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Automotive

Virtualized Graphics for Software Platform

Green Hills Software adds virtualized, accelerated graphics support for Renesas R-Car H2 processors in the Integrity Multivisor virtualization solution, targeting graphics-intensive automotive...

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Electronics & Computers

Infotainment at CES Shows Rapid Evolution

Infotainment systems are evolving rapidly, with chips that shrink radios, systems that isolate sound zones for individuals, and software that makes it easier to link smart phones to vehicles....

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Advanced Steels Making Inroads

Expect to see more body-in-white and other vehicle applications using advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) in future model years.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Honda Introduces 'Industry First' Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control

Automatic crash avoidance and braking systems have become central to automotive safety. Now Honda has introduced a new dimension: an intelligent cruise control that...

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Electronics & Computers

The Ever-Changing Mobility Landscape

A smart phone can serve as the illustrative connection between distracted driving and autonomously driven vehicles.

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Automotive

Virtual Road Traffic

A model for traffic and environment simulations from dSPACE supports the testing of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). ASM Traffic 3.0, part of the Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) library, simulates active...

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Automotive

High-Capacity Shock System

Intertek recently acquired an ETS Solutions 26,000 lbf (115,655 N) vibration and mechanical shock system that will enable the company to double its existing capacity on high payload testing to up to 1900 lb (862...

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Automotive

2016 Volt: GM Gives Its PHEV Longer Range, less Weight, Easier Charging

The world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle has been re-engineered from a clean sheet, on a new vehicle architecture, giving the 2016 Chevrolet Volt 30%...

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Electronics & Computers

Denso Shows Readiness for V2X and Smart City

Denso, a major player in a number of markets from home to automotive, displayed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit an electronically activated diorama of a city and...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Miniature Flush Diaphragm Pressure Transducers

GP:50 Corporation Ltd.’s Model 188/288/388 miniature flush diaphragm pressure transducer series’ unique flush diaphragm design makes possible accurate pressure measurements of...

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Aerospace

Acrylic Foam Tape

3M offers the new 3M Acrylic Plus Tape Series EX4500 designed for primerless application of trim components for global automakers and supplier customers. The EX4500 series allows for robust adhesion to medium surface...

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Semiconductors & ICs

Control System Development Platform

dSPACE has introduced a new, compact control system development platform for laboratory use, MicroLabBox, that offers high computing power and functionalities for creating, optimizing, and testing...

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Test & Measurement

Wheel Motion Sensor

Applus IDIADA listened to customer feedback in developing its new DynaWheel-III device, focusing on making the system even more reliable and easy-to-use. The wheel position measurement system is composed of two separate...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

FEV Shows Compact DCT for FWD Vehicles

Current production dual-clutch transmissions (DCTs) are limited by their inherent mechanical complexity, according to FEV engineers. In addition, most conventional DCTs are characterized by drivers as...

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Propulsion

AVL Transmission Aims at Best-In-Class PHEV Performance

For its new 7-Mode transmission, AVL focused on key requirements for hybrid drivetrains including best-in-class fuel consumption in NEDC charge-sustaining mode, full drivetrain...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Active Noise Control

Mentor Automotive’s XSe ANC (Active Noise Control) technology is a high-performance noise cancellation solution that can perform a host of functions with fewer hardware components, requiring less tuning and...

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Defense

New Devices Could Help Soldiers Detect Chemicals and Bio Threats

Researchers are refining for Army use a commercial technology that will allow soldiers to accurately and rapidly detect an array of chemical and biological hazards - from...

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Defense

Researchers Develop New Maritime Target Detection System

SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific has developed RAPIER® full motion video (FMV), a maritime target detection, tracking, and identification solution that quickly and automatically analyzes...

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Defense

DOD-funded Technology Lets Muscles Control Prosthetic Hand

After years of intense research and support from Defense Department agencies and a private foundation, a Marine who lost his right hand in Afghanistan is testing new technology that...

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Automotive

Slimmer, Stronger A- and B-Pillars

One of the main goals of ThyssenKrupp’s InCar plus (phase 2) project, which the company claims is the largest manufacturer-independent development project by an automotive supplier, is weight reduction....

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Materials

Lightweight Steel Is Stronger Than Titanium

Owing to its strength, formability, joinability, and affordability, steel has been the structural material of choice for mass-produced motor vehicles since it replaced wood in the 1920s, but...

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Power

Daimler and Renault-Nissan Marriage Bears Rear-Engined Offspring

Engineering and design collaborative projects between OEMs have become relatively commonplace regarding powertrains and components, but such relationships also can be...

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Semiconductors & ICs

Semiconductor Power-Device Analyzer

Keysight Technologies, an electronic measurement company that recently split from Agilent Technologies, has enhanced its B1505A power-device analyzer/curve tracer, allowing it to characterize key...

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Energy

Deere Offers up Supersized Crawler Dozer

Deere's new 1050K crawler dozer was designed and is being built in Iowa, after "years of research and extensive customer feedback," according to the company. It is the largest and most powerful dozer ever built by Deere and it is geared toward mining, quarrying, road building, and other large-scale...

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Defense

Talking Drone Converses With Air Traffic Controllers

Researchers have developed and demonstrated an autonomous capability that would allow a drone to verbally interact with air traffic controllers. The development is a critical step...

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Photonics/Optics

Quantum Radar Detects “Invisible” Objects

A prototype quantum radar has the potential to detect objects that are invisible to conventional systems. The new breed of radar is a hybrid system that uses quantum correlation between microwave...

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Aerospace

Sound Waves Detect Aircraft Structural Defects

A system for using sound waves to spot potentially dangerous cracks in pipes, aircraft engines, and nuclear power plants has been developed by a University of Strathclyde researcher. A study...

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Automotive

High-Temperature Alloy

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies provides high-temperature alloy (HTA) metal materials for use in its automotive stamped gaskets product division. Originally developed and used by the aerospace industry, HTA...

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Automotive

Efficient Mid-Range Alternator

Remy International's Delco Remy 38SI high output alternator features remote sense to reduce battery charge time and a unique stator design that improves horsepower requirements and fuel savings. According to...