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2008-04-11
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A number of 2008 production vehicles feature interior components from a supplier whose name may be less familiar than the names attached to recent acquisitions.
2008-01-18
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Caterpillar has acquired the assets of Blount’s Forestry Division, and in a separate transaction, six Cat dealers agreed in principle to acquire certain assets of Pioneer Machinery, a distributor of forestry products in the southeastern U.S.
2008-06-19
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Perkins announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in China to produce small- and medium-size diesel engines. The manufacturing facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, would initially produce the Perkins 400 Series, a range of three- and four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, and turbocharged indirect-injection engines.
2008-06-19
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Carraro has opened a new plant in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. The new production site, representing an investment of €15 million, covers a total area of 23,000 m² (248,000 ft²) and is assigned to the production of transmission systems for stationary applications (such as escalators), integrated transmissions for forklift trucks and material handling, and axles for agricultural trucks and earth-moving machines.
2008-01-18
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Club Car‘s newest electric vehicle, the Carryall 252 IQ Plus, incorporates a high-output charger and eight 6-volt battery configuration that provides a range of up to 86 mi (140 km) on a single charge.
2008-06-19
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MAN Nutzfahrzeuge opened a new assembly plant for heavy trucks in Niepolomice, near Cracow, Poland. The new plant will build heavy MAN trucks with gross weights over 16 t (18 ton), mostly from the MAN TGA WW range.
2008-08-04
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Navistar signed a joint-venture agreement with Mahindra & Mahindra to produce diesel engines for medium and heavy commercial trucks and buses in India. The joint venture, to be named Mahindra International Engines, will be 51% owned by Mahindra & Mahindra and 49% owned by Navistar.
2008-06-19
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ZF signed a long-term contract with Hino Motors, a company in the Toyota Group, to supply 16,000 medium- and heavy-duty truck transmissions per year. The sales volume of the order will gradually increase from the current €24 million to more than €100 million in 2012.
2008-06-19
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The Eberspaecher Group, a supplier of automotive exhaust systems, has acquired Purem, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler, based in Unna, Germany. Purem has 135 employees and specializes in medium- and heavy-duty truck exhaust aftertreatment systems and exhaust system integration.
2008-01-18
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Boeing and Textron have formed a teaming agreement to compete in the technology demonstration and system development phases and ultimately the production phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program for the U.S.
2008-03-31
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COMSOL Multiphysics 3.4 from COMSOL features an engineering and scientific software environment for modeling and simulating any physics-based system.
2008-03-31
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AutomationDesk 2.0 is a completely reworked version of dSpace¿s test automation software that provides new user-interface options and enhanced usability.
2008-03-31
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For more than 30 years, TRW owned and operated a proving ground in a state with more than 1 million tail-tossing, teeth-hammering reptiles. Now, the supplier has a proving ground that is in close proximity to the shakers and movers that matter: executives from automakers with an operational base in southeast Michigan.
2008-08-05
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Diesel, gasoline, and hybrid powertrains will have dedicated testing environments when an engineering service provider opens a new technical center later this year.
2008-03-31
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The European Union recently published a draft regulation containing proposed emissions limits for heavy-duty vehicles, known as Euro VI. According to InterRegs, the requirements will be applicable to all goods vehicles with a GVW exceeding 3500 kg and to all passenger vehicles with more than nine seats. 
2008-03-31
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Modern automotive subsystems depend on an integrated mix of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and software technologies. To help account for this mix of technologies, General Motors Powertrain, with some help from Synopsys, pioneered a Signal Delivery Subsystem development process to design electronic controls and analyze technology interactions.
2008-05-13
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Programmable logic devices (PLDs) that were once used primarily for prototyping are now seeing use in production vehicles. Altera Corp. is among the PLD makers responding to this new market opening, producing more automotive-grade FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) and complex PLDs.
2008-05-09
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Body panels on two different sports cars make a flashy styling statement for non-metal materials. Plasan provides the carbon-fiber panels for the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, while Meridian supplies the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10's SMC hood.
2008-05-13
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The two companies are strengthening their partnership in powertrains, extending it to hybrid controls. The move comes as Freescale hits a number of milestones during its transition to a new CEO.
2008-06-09
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Two automakers are preparing for the future by spending substantial money to beef up their operations in India.
2008-08-05
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Although automotive plants are increasingly becoming populated with robots, humans are still relied upon to perform many tasks for proper vehicle assembly. Volkswagen AG has begun using Dassault Systèmes’ Delmia V5 Human software to ergonomically design its human assembly-line functions.
2008-03-31
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On April 30, I will retire from SAE International after 34 years of service. In this, my penultimate “Focus” article, I thought that an appropriate subject would be change.
2008-06-05
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According to General Motors, aerodynamic drag accounts for 20% of the energy consumed in an average vehicle, making a direct impact on vehicle fuel efficiency. GM designers are increasingly looking to aerodynamics as a way to improve fuel economy across the brand’s range of vehicles, most notably for the next-generation Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle.
2008-08-19
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Specialty vehicle maker Saleen has turned many mass-produced automobiles into high-performance alternatives. A current example is the transformation of the 300-hp (224-kW) V8 Ford Mustang into an extreme street machine.
2008-04-25
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The first modern automotive accessory drive belt to operate without a tensioning device is making its debut on the 5.3-L V8 in the 2008 Hummer H3. The ribbed belt is sufficiently “stretchy” to be installed without permanent deformation, yet can maintain the required tension for as long as a conventional belt with a tensioner, while transferring the power required to operate the compressor.
2008-06-30
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Most people are familiar with the expression, “Trying to build a better mousetrap,” and yet no one has really been able to do it. What we tend to see, more often than not, is that an invention’s design principles serve as the basis to take that invention into new realms of possibilities and technological advancements.
2008-04-25
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GM’s 2010 Duramax 4.5-L V8 is now in its Gamma development phase and Charlie Freese, Director of Diesel Engineering, is pleased with its progress. Freese recently gave AEI a status report on the new light-truck diesel program, including details of its innovative cylinder heads which improve performance and save cost. The heads feature inboard-facing exhaust ports feeding a single turbocharger nestled in the valley of the 72-degree CGI block.
2008-08-07
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Two topics of high interest to the auto industry—the decline of U.S. automakers and the push for energy conservation—are at the forefront of research projects at Argonne National Laboratory. The research lab will spend around $40 million for transportation research this year, and its research efforts could help to determine what projects the U.S. Department of Energy suggests Congress should consider supporting.
2008-08-04
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Vögele America is expanding its product family in North America with the introduction of the Vision Series, its next generation of asphalt pavers. The series includes the tracked Vision 5200-2 and the wheeled Vision 5203-2, and it also features a number of Vögele Super Series technologies.
2008-03-31
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Ford’s Explorer America is the automaker’s first glimpse of how it plans to move the Explorer nameplate onto a smaller, unibody, more fuel efficient crossover-utility (CUV) architecture beginning in 2010.
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