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Electric Vacuum Pump for Brake Systems

HELLA’s electrically driven vacuum pump for vehicle brake systems is designed to provide on-demand brake-system vacuum for high-efficiency gasoline engines, diesels and turbo- and super-charged...

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Automotive

2017 FiatChrysler: More Dodge Muscle, Fewer Fiat Models

At a mid-summer media program to reveal its 2017 model lineup, nobody from FiatChrysler Automobiles said anything about some fizzy rumors speculating the company might have...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Delphi Launches Driverless Pilot Program in Singapore, Aims for Level 4 Operation by 2019

Delphi Automotive on August 1 announced an extensive autonomous-vehicle pilot program in Singapore, aimed at demonstrating cloud-based fully automated...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Digital Reference Images for Die Castings

As a new option, YXLON (Hamburg, Germany) provides ASTM E2973 digital reference images for aluminum and magnesium die castings in its imaging software Image2500 and Image3500 of X-ray inspection...

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Propulsion

Inside Porsche's New V8 and V6 Powertrains

Porsche broke a “golden rule” of automotive engineering when it began development of the second generation Panamera: Never develop a new car, a new powertrain and a...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Miniature Pressure Sensor

Model ASUH miniature hybrid high-integrity pressure transducer from KA Sensors (Danbury, CT) is designed for use in rugged environments from -65 to +300ºF (-54 to +149ºC) and vibration levels of more than 20 g....

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Software

Foam-Fill Simulation of Polyurethane Systems

BASF (Florham Park, NJ) offers an additional service for polyurethane (PU) systems in automotive interiors. The Ultrasim simulation tool has been expanded so that the behavior of PU systems...

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Test & Measurement

Signal Analyzer Software Upgrade

To speed up noise and vibration data analysis for vehicle manufacturers and industrial machinery, Brüel & Kjær (Norcross, GA) offers RT Pro 7.3 enhanced software for its Photon signal analyzer. The RT...

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Software

Digital Factory Solution for Smart Manufacturing

With FASTSUITE Edition 2, CENIT (Auburn Hills, MI) provides an efficient Digital Factory solution for smart manufacturing. The latest generation of CENITs’ universal software platform,...

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Transportation

Citroën to Unveil CXperience Concept at 2016 Paris Show

Having shrugged off the inhibiting effects of conventional design that took it into the category of the mundane for many years, PSA Citroën’s latest...

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Automotive

Auxiliary Hydraulics Highlight Productivity Focus for Deere Reduced-Tail-Swing Excavators

John Deere recently updated the 135G and 245G LC reduced-tail-swing excavators, which are designed to maneuver in tight spots for projects such as...

Original Equipment
RF & Microwave Electronics

Electric Power to Revolutionize Heavy-Duty Distribution Trucks

Daimler Trucks will display its Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck concept vehicle at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, this September. The company claims the...

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Transportation

Mazda's 2017 G-Vectoring Control Brings Dynamic Refinement

Spend time with Mazda's talented vehicle-dynamics engineers as they fine-tune a new model before production release and you may hear the Japanese term jinba ittai—the concept...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Creating a ‘Green’ Value Stream with LPPD

James Morgan, Ph.D, is a senior advisor for lean product and process development at the Lean Enterprise Institute. A former global director of Body Exterior, Safety, and Stamping Engineering at...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Volkswagen Engineer Pleads Guilty in U.S. Diesel-Emissions Coverup

A veteran Volkswagen AG engineer pleaded guilty in federal court to a criminal charge for his involvement in the German automaker’s ongoing diesel-emissions scandal,...

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Photonics/Optics

Shrinking the Inside of an Explosion

Testing explosions is epic science. The most detailed studies of explosive charges have been conducted at national laboratories using a gun as big as a room to fire a flat bullet – the flyer plate,...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Alternative Found for Nuclear Weapon Detection

One of the most critical issues the United States faces today is preventing terrorists from smuggling nuclear weapons into its ports. To this end, the U.S. Security and Accountability for...

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Defense

Standing Still May Improve Antennas That Scan in All Directions

Antennas often need to trace circles in the sky. For example, radar arrays atop air-traffic control towers rotate to sweep signals in all directions. But spinning large...

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Communications

SAE Survey: Mobility Engineers Getting Younger

SAE International recently released the results of its 2016 Mobility Engineering Professionals Salary Survey that also includes an interactive online Salary Calculator. Among the survey's...

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Aerospace

Non-Hazardous Specialty Polymers

EpoxySet Inc. (Lincoln, RI) has released SetWORX specialty polymers, a line of high-performance materials. According to the company, SetWORX was developed to be non-hazardous for shipping, therefore reducing...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Jaguar Land Rover Constructs Slovakian Manufacturing Plant to Support 'A Truly Global Business'

Construction has started on a new Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing facility in Nitra, Slovakia. According to the company, the 300,000 m²...

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Aerospace

Anti-Friction Coating

Dow Corning Corp. (Midland, MI) offers a new silver-metallic color for a proven Molykote brand anti-friction coating (AFC) to enhance design options for reducing friction, noise and wear on various automotive components. According to Dow, the new silver-colored Molykote D-709 anti-friction coating offers the same...

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Software

The Evolving Tire-Development Paradigm

Engineers working in today’s vehicle-development environment are faced with a unique challenge in relation to prototype vehicles: the cost of constructing prototypes and assemblies limits their...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Cummins Goes for Big Power, Low Emissions with All-New X-Series Heavy-Duty Diesels

Calling its new-generation X series heavy duty diesel engines symbolic of a “new era at Cummins,” executives and engineers for the Columbus, IN-based...

Global Vehicles
Propulsion

With 2017 Fusion Sport, Ford Pushes Further Toward Audi

Nobody’s ever had much trouble liking the slinky look and agreeable driving dynamics of Ford’s Fusion midsize sedan since the second-generation model was launched for the 2013...

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Propulsion

DEF Tank Drain Solution

A full stainless-steel version of EZ Drain Valve from Global Sales Group (Redmond, WA), the manufacturer of the EZ Oil Drain Valve, is now available for diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank applications. Unlike a plastic...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Power Connector Line

Able to withstand harsh environments, Positronic’s (Springfield, MO) new power connector family provides IP65/IP67 sealing capability. According to the company, the new Panther line of rugged electronic connectors is...

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Propulsion

Volvo S90: Niche for Now, But…

It’s no secret the reconstituted Volvo, since 2010 owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely, is doing interesting and innovative things—one of the most intriguing, maybe, being that it’s survived and in...

Technical Innovation
Materials

NanoSteel Confident Its New AHSS Is Ready for Volume Production

Steel-technology development specialist NanoSteel is expanding its customer base for the new advanced high-strength alloys currently undergoing testing by OEMs and Tier 1s,...

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Imaging

U.S. DoT Chooses SAE J3016 for Vehicle-Autonomy Policy Guidance

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation's policy guidance released Sept. 20 on the testing and deployment of automated vehicles validates SAE International's J3016 standard as the...

Editorial
Electronics & Computers

A How-To for Car Hackers

The new vehicle you’ve just spent 40 months engineering, testing and validating, that’s soon to be in customer hands, is now a big, fat target. The hackers want in.

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Aerospace

NASA Shines Lasers on Future Aircraft Concept

As NASA aeronautics engineers prepare to develop a series of greener, quieter, faster X-planes, they are already testing concepts that could be candidates. One of those is a Boeing blended...

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Aerospace

Existing Navigation Data Can Help Pilots Avoid Turbulence

Detecting turbulence remains the Achilles' heel of modern-day aviation. The reports submitted by pilots, subjective and often very inaccurate, are the least expensive and the most...

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Materials

Morphing Nanotubes into Tougher Carbon for Aerospace

Rice University materials scientists are making nanodiamonds and other forms of carbon by smashing nanotubes against a target at high speeds. The process will enrich the knowledge of...

Product Briefs
Materials

Mixed-Service Tire

The all-new Armor Max Pro Grade MSD tire from The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH) builds on the toughness of the Goodyear G177, while providing enhanced traction, miles to removal and retread ability....

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Autonomous Solutions in Agriculture

Advances in vehicle electronics and satellite navigation technologies have resulted in automatic guidance systems in agriculture that enable increased productivity and convenience. Systems such as John...

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Automotive

Pneumatically Shifted Air Suspension Loading on 6x2 Trucks

Trucks with a 6×2 axle configuration are lighter in weight compared to their 6×4 counterparts and can achieve greater fuel efficiency (FE) due to reductions in frictional...

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Design

Volvo, Uber Share the Ride to Safety with Autonomy

The news that Volvo Cars, renowned for its safety focus, and ride-sharing company Uber, are working together to develop next generation autonomous driving (AD)...

Articles
Green Design & Manufacturing

Optimizing Waste Heat Recovery for Long-Haul Trucks

A waste heat recovery (WHR) system for a long-haul truck application was examined via simulation, test bench, and public road vehicle testing as part of a joint project between CNH...

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Test & Measurement

Real-Time Validation

dSPACE (Wixom, MI) and BTC Embedded Systems (Oldenburg, Germany) offer a solution that improves test depth for the real-time validation of safety-critical applications with extension of classical test methods, easier...

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Automotive

Fan-Shroud Optimization for Enhanced Thermal Performance

Tighter emissions requirements and underhood packing due to higher power demands from engines necessitate more optimized cooling packages. Fan and fan-shroud design is crucial for...

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Transportation

Downsizing a HD Diesel Engine for Off-Highway Applications

Many off-highway applications demand a relatively high low-end torque compared to on-highway applications. Because of this, applying downsizing strategies for non-road...

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Design

Scania Debuts Heavy-Truck Safety First: Rollover Side-Curtain Airbags

Scania’s new truck generation can be equipped with rollover side-curtain airbags integrated into the headliner molding above the doors. The manufacturer claims the...

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Automotive

SAE and TARDEC Create New Military-Tech Consortium

Signaling a trend toward closer and more efficient technical collaboration between the U.S. government and private industry, officials from SAE International and TARDEC, the U.S. Army...

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Automotive

Automotive Influence on Off-Highway Cabs

Describing new features and technologies for off-highway vehicles as “automotive-style” sometimes comes off as marketing hype—words meant to tap into views that passenger vehicles are more...