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2008-03-31
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In a move to protect the environment through self-regulation, SAE International, on behalf of industry, is pursuing a voluntary program under which automakers could tout compliance to an evaluation procedure outlined in an SAE standard (J2727) aimed at reducing refrigerant leakage from vehicle A/C systems.
2008-06-18
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Visteon and 3M team up to produce a demonstration concept showing what is possible today and tomorrow in vehicle interiors.
2008-03-31
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The arrival of the LoneStar signals Navistar’s bid to mesh a customized look with an aerodynamic design.
2008-04-11
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Sound-reproduction specialist and Jaguar supplier Bowers & Wilkins has developed a new rear-of-speaker spiral diffuser designed to improve sound-system performance in cars and trucks. The first production system will be used in Jaguar's XF.
2008-04-11
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The Toyota Land Cruiser may be thought of as just a rugged hunk of off-roading SUV. But the 2008 model has a Denso air-conditioning system with the first automotive use of ejector-cycle technology, an advancement that provides a low-cost way to improve energy efficiency.
2010-07-21
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Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. (CVG) has been selected by XCMG, a leading Chinese construction machinery manufacturer, as one of two key seat suppliers for the XCMG family of products. CVG will provide a range of construction seating products for multiple XCMG vehicle lines including mobile cranes, rollers, wheel loaders, excavators, graders, truck cranes, and concrete pumps.
2008-08-07
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Jeep's stylish diesel-electric concept features simplified fabrication and assembly and no wiring, making it easy to recycle.
2008-04-11
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The design theme of a Johnson Controls' concept interior accents the idea of good things coming in threes. Called the I3—which stands for interface, integration, and ingenuity—the vehicle includes "industry-first technologies for vehicle interiors."
2008-04-11
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The Toshiba Storage Device Division has boosted the capacity of its automotive-grade disk drive to 80 GB and improved its operating range. The move comes as market analysts predict that drives will remain a niche product in the U.S.
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.
2008-05-13
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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.
2008-06-19
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Eberspächer's Hydronic M II water heaters feature double the service life, faster heating performance, and "extremely quiet operation," compared to previous models, says the company. The heaters are available in 8-, 10-, and 12-kW models. Diesel fuel required for heating is drawn directly from the onboard fuel tank.
2008-06-19
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The number of electronic elements on today’s vehicles is soaring, and operators are being challenged to manage the many functions they bring. Bosch Rexroth is addressing each of these trends with controllers that offer high I/O counts and advanced graphics capabilities.
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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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.
2008-07-09
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Intel is making a concerted effort to gain a foothold in the nascent telematics market, unveiling an open Linux-based architecture that helps automakers respond to rapid changes in the marketplace. The company plans to leverage its expertise with mobile devices, augmenting those capabilities through partnerships.
2008-06-19
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The Step Well LED WhiteLight lamp from Grote Industries offers a well-lit vehicle entry point by improving visibility in floor lighting for buses and other vehicle step well applications.
2008-06-19
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Cinch Connectors has introduced a breather option for the ModICE Modular Integrated Connector Enclosure system.
2008-06-19
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The Golden Dragon ARGUS White LED from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors combines ThinGaN (indium gallium nitride) technology for improved brightness and uniformity with a high efficiency backlighting and illumination lens and chip level conversion technology.
2008-06-19
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Technology advances help to make equipment operators more comfortable--and more productive--in the field, in the pit, and on the job site.
2008-05-13
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The expansion of electronics and software continues almost unabated, bringing both benefits and challenges for automakers and their suppliers. As engineers develop new safety, infotainment, and powertrain systems, they are looking at a variety of techniques to manage hardware and software development.
2008-05-13
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The partnership with Naim Audio has resulted in what the duo claims is the world’s most powerful in-car production amplifier, at 1100 W, combined with a “state-of-the-art” speaker system.
2008-06-19
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Superior Signals adds high-intensity LED modules to the Meteorlite product line.
2008-06-19
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GLT Products offers Vinaflex, a line of noise barrier products designed to meet the physical and performance requirements of acoustical soundproofing applications.
2008-06-19
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Elobau Sensor Technology offers the Model 145MA Hall-effect micro push-button device with linear analog output designed for integration into an industrial joystick knob or control panel.
2008-06-19
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A touchscreen from Glacier Computer permits operation in condensation-intense environments and on the company’s rugged Everest line of all-in-one computers designed for forklifts, carts, pallet jacks, and yard jockeys.
2008-07-07
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Electroluminescent foils could be used to create new spatial lighting effects in cars, says Christian Schreiner, Managing Director of Schreiner VarioLight. To demonstrate some options of using electroluminescent lamps, the company worked together with automotive textile supplier Strähle+Hess to add blue ambient electroluminescent (EL) lighting to the interior compartment of a Porsche Cayenne.
2008-06-30
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Boeing entered into an agreement with India-based TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors, for manufacturing structural components for the 787 Dreamliner program. Under the agreement, TAL will build floor beams for the 787 using new technology with advanced titanium and composite materials.
2008-06-30
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In a contract valued at more than $125 million, Airbus selected B/E Aerospace to supply passenger and crew oxygen systems for the new A350 XWB aircraft. B/E Aerospace’s passenger and crew oxygen systems utilize the company’s patented Pulse system as well as chemical oxygen generation.
2008-06-30
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Sikorsky selected Eaton to design, develop, and supply the lighted control panels and dimming controllers for Sikorsky’s new military heavy-lift helicopter, the CH-53K, currently under development for the U.S.
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