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2015-01-21
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Tech Mahindra Ltd. recently launched its Automotive Aftermarket Suite, which enables the company to offer solutions in telematics and sensor-based predictive maintenance for thousands of cars on the road worldwide.
2015-01-16
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Maruti Suzuki’s recent refresh of the Swift resulted in a 10% improvement in the car’s fuel efficiency, owing largely to powertrain refinements. With a certified fuel efficiency of 25.2 km/L, up by 10%, the Swift Diesel is powered by the 1248cc DDiS 190 compression-ignition engine returning a claimed 190 N·m (140 lb·ft) at 2000 rpm and 75 ps (55 kW) at 4000 rpm.
2015-01-12
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Oxford Performance Materials launched in December the first two grades of its OXFAB 3-D printing technology—OXFAB-N and OXFAB-ESD—suitable for aerospace and other industrial markets, including transportation, energy, and semiconductor applications. The company claims this is the first time PEKK is being used for 3-D printing in aerospace and industrial applications.
2015-01-08
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Jet Aviation Basel recently received CAR-145 approval from the Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India to provide full maintenance services to Indian-registered Dassault Falcon 7X, Falcon 900 (series), and Falcon 2000 (series) aircraft.
2015-01-05
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Current products from 3M can be used to repair aluminum- and carbon fiber-intensive vehicles, but the company is working with OEMs such as General Motors to develop optimized solutions for multi-material structural applications.
2015-01-05
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Treating molten metal with ultrasound is cleaner and more efficient than using argon rotary degassing to produce high-quality castings, according to scientists at Brunel University London. Cost reduction is another benefit, demonstrated in the research team's pilot-scale trials.
2014-12-17
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At any one time, up to 80 new steel grades are under development at ArcelorMittal. The person responsible for these advanced-development activities is Greg Ludkovsky, Vice President of Global R&D. Ludkovsky spoke with Automotive Engineering this fall at the AM/NS Calvert plant in Alabama, which the company touts as “the world’s most advanced steel finishing facility.”
2014-12-03
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Toho Tenax has developed a new prepreg that offers super-high-heat and -oxidation resistance suited to aircraft and automotive engine compartments. The supplier also recently released a new rapid-curing prepeg for increased productivity.
2014-11-25
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Allison Transmission is offering a new option to fully electrify components used with its H 40/50 EP hybrid propulsion system for transit buses and coaches. Co-developed with Vanner Inc., Increased Accessory Power II provides power from the hybrid system to accessories such as electric air conditioning, electric air compressors, and power steering systems.
2014-11-20
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Bridgestone Americas announced on Nov. 18 the opening of its off-highway radial tire plant in Aiken County, SC—the first plant of its kind for Bridgestone outside of Japan, according to a company spokesperson. 
2014-11-17
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Among the many premium interior features in the 2015 Hyundai Genesis is a “world-first” safety technology—an in-cabin CO2 sensor control system, located under the glove box, that combats occupant drowsiness.
2014-11-17
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Mazda is developing the 2016 MX-5 as an affordable, turnkey, "ready-to-race" platform for global competition.
2014-10-29
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NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on an advanced rocket-engine thrust chamber assembly using copper alloy additive manufacturing technology. Full-scale demonstration is the next step in the technology’s development path.
2014-10-23
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Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd. and Magna International Inc. recently entered into a 50/50 joint venture agreement to provide seating systems to the Indian commercial vehicle (CV) and bus industries. According to a Magna spokesperson, these seats will be newly designed, developed, and manufactured in India for the India market—not current “off-the-shelf” products.
2014-10-22
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WABCO Holdings Inc. recently opened its fifth manufacturing facility in India, located in Lucknow. The new plant will supply advanced braking technologies, including antilock braking systems (ABS), actuators, and a range of braking valves, for multiple global heavy-truck and bus manufacturers operating in India.
2014-10-08
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Continuing with design themes established with last year’s Q30 concept, the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration hybrid concept that debuted at the 2014 Paris Motor Show also showcases what’s on the horizon from the luxury brand in the powertrain and connectivity realms.
2014-10-07
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The crossover concept is an important vehicle for Toyota, demonstrating the Japanese automaker's desire for more "engaging" design—a key attribute particularly in the highly competitive European C-segment market.
2014-10-07
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Revealed at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the concept is based on the XL1 but gets performance touches such as the powerful Ducati V2 engine and a racing-inspired chassis.
2014-09-12
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The new RR25 rotary speed sensor from Dynapar, which targets agricultural applications in the off-highway vehicle market, uses proven Hall-IC technology to provide reliable service in demanding environments where contaminants, corrosive chemicals, and high vibration are commonplace.
2014-09-08
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The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a prototype tractor-trailer developed to demonstrate the possibilities of future transport, and the truck is not the only place where innovation reigns. The trailer body is built almost exclusively with carbon fiber, and it incorporates other technologies such as advanced adhesives and low-profile LED lighting.
2014-08-18
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Volvo Bus and Swiss technology group ABB are collaborating to develop and commercialize hybrid- and full-electric buses that employ “open standards-based” dc fast-charging systems. Buses will be charged quickly through an automatic roof-top connection system at bus stops, or through cabled charging systems overnight.
2014-08-13
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Rick Phillips, Senior Director, Commercial and OTR Sales, for Yokohama Tire Corp., provides his thoughts on the company's first U.S. commercial tire plant, scheduled to open in October 2015, as well as what the market can expect in the coming years.
2014-08-12
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Replacing the TSX and TL models, the all-new 2015 TLX is positioned at the heart of the Acura sedan lineup, boasting two advanced new powertrains, including a “world’s first” eight-speed DCT with torque converter, and next-generation handling technologies.
2014-07-24
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WABCO recently opened a new Application Engineering Center in Pune, the supplier’s second such facility in India. The new center will allow WABCO’s team of application and test engineers to work closely with global commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturers in India to jointly develop customized products and solutions across a broad range of vehicle platforms, the company said in a release. 
2014-07-24
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Troy, MI-based Meritor, Inc. and brake system supplier Brakes India, Ltd. have signed a licensing and technology assistance agreement for the manufacture and sale of Meritor ELSA air disc brakes in India.
2014-06-20
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Autonomous vehicles are a hot topic, most noticeably in the automotive world. But automated driving/operation is making significant headway in the off-highway realm as well, especially in mining applications. John Williamson of Komatsu America Corp. and Serge Lambermont of Delphi Electronics & Safety provide some insights on the topic.
2014-06-17
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Industry experts at Hyundai and Ford address the opportunities and challenges involved with moving toward composite-intensive vehicles. The Ford Multi-Material Lightweight Vehicle project, a collaboration with the U.S. DOE and Vehma International, illustrates the automaker's efforts to move toward lighter-weight materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum, and advanced high-strength steels.
2014-06-09
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igus has developed what it claims is the world’s first tribologically enhanced plastic filament for 3D printers, which are used to print full-size, three-dimensional objects. Specifically created for motion control applications, the low-friction material is 50 times more resistant to wear and abrasion than conventional 3D printer materials, according to the German plastics company.
2014-05-22
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Shell engineer Howard Hill shares with SAE Magazines the results of a field-test engine teardown using an experimental Rotella heavy-duty engine oil that can improve fuel economy and points to a new diesel engine oil category, PC-11, expected in 2016.
2014-05-20
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ViCANdo from Zuragon is a multimedia software tool for development, physical testing, and validation of various applications such as vehicle fleets, hybrid-electric systems, active safety systems, autonomous vehicles, and HMI systems.
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