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2008-04-25
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The Iveco Massif is built by Santana in Spain and powered by an Iveco 3.0-L common-rail diesel. The model is based on the 60-year-old Land Rover; the principal differences between the Defender and the Massif are in the materials, suspension, and powertrain.
2008-06-19
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Hydraulic engineers who know a lot about fluid pressure and other topics may not understand the intricacies of the software that's transforming hydraulic systems. They'll still be able to create programs using a range of new tools coming from vendors.
2008-04-25
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Michelin has launched the latest version of the Agilis light commercial vehicle (LCV) tire, designed for vehicles with a gross vehicle weight between 2800 kg (6173 lb) and 3500 kg (7716 lb). The new design was driven by a number of factors, including the development of increasingly powerful LCVs.
2008-04-24
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Mercedes-Benz has launched the third generation of its Actros European heavy-truck range, featuring a series of changes while retaining the same basic cab and V6 and V8 powertrain options. The most significant change is the adoption of the PowerShift 2 twelve-speed automated manual transmission as standard equipment.
2008-06-19
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Trimble, which provides GPS services to a number of off-highway equipment companies, is expanding its reach by adding control and monitoring capabilities. The complete system, the CCS900 compaction control system, includes a display with human machine interface, along with GPS hardware and an accelerometer.
2008-06-19
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Ecliptek, a supplier of frequency-control products to the electronics industry since 1987, is just one company to have embraced the fast-growing MEMS resonator timing market, including the EMO product family of programmable oscillators. The oscillators include 12 different product series encompassing four industry-standard package sizes and three supply voltages.
2008-06-19
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Composites have replaced metals in a wide range of applications, realizing considerable weight savings as well as associated cost and performance improvements. One factor that can limit the use of composites is their thermal or electrical conductivity properties. In particular, composites based on unidirectional tapes or 2-D laminates are often not suitable in areas where heat is generated.
2008-04-24
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Packaging heat-sensitive components in an underhood environment can be a challenge for design engineers. Specialist coating company Zircotec has just conducted what it terms “independent testing by one of the U.K.’s leading test and development centers” to confirm that the use of advanced flame-sprayed ceramic coatings can reduce heat transfer by up to 26.7%.
2008-06-19
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Inprox Technology and NASA’s Glenn Research Center are developing silicon carbide (SiC)-based position sensors for potential uses in future turbine engine controls, ground-vehicle engine applications, and space flight. SiC electronics are capable of operating at temperatures as extreme as 600°C (1112°F).
2008-06-19
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The ability to receive a real-time status report about what is happening with a trailer being towed by a vehicle fitted with a system that combines electronics, power switching, and connectors is edging closer to mass-production reality.
2008-06-19
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The trend in the marketplace for molded silicone rubber parts clearly favors the increased use of injectable liquid silicone rubber (LSR) due to its ease of processability, design versatility, excellent quality, and lower system costs. A new class of highly fluorinated LSRs provides added fuel, oil, and solvent resistance for the most demanding mobility applications.
2008-06-19
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The battery-powered hybrid technology used throughout the automotive industry is making its way into the off-highway marketplace. Volvo Construction Equipment demonstrated a prototype of its L220F hybrid wheel loader at ConExpo, saying the vehicle can save fuel and extend engine lifetimes.
2008-06-19
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One of the most unusual aspects of Caterpillar's upgraded M series motor graders was replacing the steering wheel and other controls with a joystick, reducing operator motion by 78%. The design features over 100 patents.
2008-05-14
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Visibility into the details of an automotive program is one of the toughest challenges a program team faces. To help tame the problem, Volkswagen selected Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter as the core technology for its K-PDM product data management system.
2008-08-06
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Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Formula One (F1) racing’s governing body, announced its plans late last year to reduce costs within the sport. Included in those plans are a series of measures to restrict aerodynamic testing.
2008-06-30
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MPC Products, headquartered in Skokie, IL, is completing the final testing phase on a NASA project to develop an actuator control system that will mechanically operate a cavity door drive system for what is considered to be the largest telescope to ever to be placed in an aircraft.
2008-06-19
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When it came to entering the military market, International Truck and Engine found that speed and safety were as closely intertwined in vehicle design as they are in the animal kingdom. Using a modular technique shortened time until shipments while also enhancing safety.
2008-04-25
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Key to the ultimate success of plug-in hybrids, as well as other hybrids and all-electric vehicles, is the battery technology, with lithium-ion batteries garnering much attention from automakers and suppliers, including lesser-known companies working with nanomaterials to enhance performance. One such company is Altair Nanotechnologies, which has developed a nano-lithium titanate (nLTO) spinel material for batteries.
2008-06-19
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When several sensors are added throughout a vehicle, setup and calibration are far less of a problem than in the past. That is if off-highway test engineers use sensors that employ a standard that stores identification data on the sensor, bringing plug-and-play to the testing field.
2008-04-25
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Nanostellar uses Rational Catalyst Design, which combines computational nanoscience and advanced synthetic chemistry, to overcome the limitations of materials currently being used in emissions-control technologies. The company determined that the addition of gold to the platinum/palladium alloy used in more recent diesel catalytic converters is beneficial in terms of cost and performance.
2008-04-25
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Volvo Trucks has invested in a Swedish company, Datachassi, that is developing a system to reduce theft from trucks. By using sensors connected by radio technology, the system can link the truck and trailer together. Volvo has also extended its hybrid-truck testing program by adding two hybrid refuse trucks to its test program ahead of planned series production in 2009.
2008-04-25
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Nissan is re-introducing its pickup model formerly known as the Nissan Pickup in Europe. The model was withdrawn when Euro-IV emissions regulations came into effect in 2006, mainly because the rotary injection pump-equipped, YD25 2.5-L, direct-injection, turbodiesel engine could not be readily adapted to meet the latest European emissions regulations. Now the model is powered by a common-rail injection version of the YD25 engine.
2008-08-06
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The green theme continues as suppliers and automakers stay focused on developing eco-friendly powertrains.
2008-05-13
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According to SAE 2008 World Congress panelists, safety advocates are trying to determine what potential technologies are the most substantive and what technologies do not meet the hype.
2008-09-04
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"The best way to get that understanding of your customers and their market is to simply go and see," said Robert Sump, Vice President of Component Engineering for the Nissan Technical Center North America. Engineers learn lessons from technical libraries, meetings, and seeing the world-at-large.
2008-04-25
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For the past 30 years, aluminum content per vehicle has grown every year. "I think [in the future] we'll see increased aluminum content in structural chassis parts -- everything from engine cradles to A-pillars, B-pillars, full spaceframes, etc.," said Alcoa's Kevin Kramer. A technology the company is confident will make further inroads is its proprietary Alcoa Vacuum Die Casting.
2008-08-06
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Considered to be the largest of its kind in the world, Toyota Motor Corp.’s new driving simulator at its Higashifuji Technical Center in Shizouka, Japan, uses an actual vehicle inside a 23-ft (7.0-m) diameter dome, with a 360° concave video screen simulating a realistic driving environment.
2008-06-30
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Machine tool makers, software developers, and companies involved in other facets of manufacturing are gearing up for the Westec show later this month in Los Angeles.
2008-08-06
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Testing is not just about proving or improving vehicle mechanical integrity and capability. It is also about saving money for OEMs and suppliers. A significant example of that is the outcome of the initial program for SUV crash testing using a newly designed “dipping sled” system at the Millbrook research and development facility in the U.K.
2008-06-30
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Delivering ahead of schedule, GKN Aerospace recently supplied Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) with the first blended winglets for the Boeing 737-300/500. Under a multi-year agreement finalized in April 2007, GKN is to deliver 200 737-300/500 blended winglet aircraft sets over several years.
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