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2008-07-21
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The QNX Aviage multimedia suite from QNX Software Systems combines the sophistication of a full-featured media player for the car with an intuitive user experience.
2008-03-31
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Offering improved efficiency, flexibility, and integration, the RTT DeltaGen 7.0 3-D design and visualization software package from RTT USA features a real-time raytracer that runs on a standard single-CPU computer at rapid images-per-second speed.
2008-04-25
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FANUC Robotics’ five-axis LR Mate 200iC/5H robot, which is designed especially for small part assembly applications typically handled by SCARA-type robots, meets the needs of a variety of industries including electronics, plastics, and machinery.
2009-08-19
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Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems is strongly encouraging its supply chain to explore the use of Siemens' Sinumerik 840D solution line CNC and Sinumerik Volumetric Compensation System (VCS) to achieve high-tolerance machined parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Aero Engines GmbH signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly pursue business opportunities in the European UAV market. Under the five-year agreement, P&WC and MTU will cooperate in positioning themselves for participation in future European UAV programs.
2008-04-11
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General Motors is making energy conservation a key part of its strategic focus, with a number of programs designed to cut fuel consumption in all parts of the globe. And though Vice Chairman Bob Lutz is confident that GM can gain a lead position in the new focus on green vehicles, he’s not shy about criticizing government regulations that are helping drive the transition.
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.
2008-08-19
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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.
2008-07-25
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Automakers rely on various metrics to gauge customer satisfaction, and reports like J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study provide a snapshot of things gone wrong on new vehicles.
2008-06-10
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PSA’s R&D Director, Pascal Henault, talks about super-efficient new powertrains in development, and the challenge of an OEM doing niche vehicles.
2008-06-10
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Reinert, that is. And he has not yet joined the plug-in-electric bandwagon.
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.
2008-06-24
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Seventeen college teams re-engineered a Chevrolet Equinox with the goal of improving fuel economy and reducing emissions without compromising the key attributes of the SUV. The final year of the Challenge X event wrapped with Mississippi State University winning the 2008 competition.
2008-05-13
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The automobile is now entering the “always-connected” world, rapidly becoming the ultimate mobile computing platform. Denis Griot, Senior Vice President and Chairman, Europe, Middle East & Africa Region, Freescale Semiconductor, says that three key “mega trends” are having an enormous impact on the global automotive industry.
2008-07-10
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The Formula SAE open-wheel racecar competition puts college teams on a quest to excel in engineering design and lay claim to victory in a number of static and dynamic events, including acceleration, skid pad, and autocross.
2008-06-30
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Volvo Aero has acquired Linköping, Sweden-based composite company Applied Composites AB (ACAB) with the intention of using its technology to develop and manufacture lightweight aircraft engine components made of composite materials.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Airlines Technic signed a joint-venture agreement to build an aircraft engine overhaul center in Istanbul, Turkey. The joint-venture facility, to be named Pratt & Whitney Turkish Technic Aircraft Engine Maintenance Center, will overhaul V2500 and CFM56 engines.
2008-06-19
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Northrop Grumman Corp. and Oshkosh Corp. selected Plasan, a developer and manufacturer of add-on armor systems for the military and commercial market, to assist with the design and engineering of the armor for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.
2008-06-19
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The Manitowoc Co., Inc. formed a joint venture with the shareholders of TaiAn Dongyue Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd. for the production of mobile and truck-mounted hydraulic cranes. The joint venture is located in TaiAn City, Shandong Province, China.
2008-06-19
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Modine Manufacturing Co. has won programs from Great Wall Motor in Baoding, Hebei Province, China, valued at $14 million to supply exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers for 2.0-L diesel engines. These programs will begin in 2009 and extend over the next five years.
2008-06-19
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The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command awarded a $185 million contract modification to BAE Systems for the manufacture of 90 Army-configured M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicles, four U.S.
2008-06-19
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Raytheon Co.’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) has formed Seapower Capability Systems to provide solutions for domestic and international navy customers. Seapower Capability Systems was formed by consolidating two former IDS naval business areas.
2008-06-19
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Caterpillar Inc. and Claycrete Ltd. signed a marketing agreement to provide a roadway and pad construction solution to operators of mines and oil and gas sites as well as to owners and builders of unpaved and paved roads.
2008-10-10
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“Designers and engineers can actually build more waste into a product in one afternoon than an army of manufacturing engineers can take out in an entire life cycle of that vehicle,” said John Waraniak, Vice President of Vehicle Technology at SEMA, driving home the point that OEMs need to collaborate with the aftermarket upfront to achieve what he calls “lean customization.”
2008-06-24
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As moderator for an SAE World Congress panel session, Michael Robinet, Vice President of Global Vehicle Forecasts for CSM Worldwide, presented some interesting data about the shifting landscape of the global customer. He noted that wealth for the average global citizen is expected to increase 75% by 2030, driven mainly by emerging markets such as Russia, China, and India.
2008-06-19
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Bucyrus and Huainan Mining Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. have established the basis for the potential creation of a joint venture in the Huainan mining area of Anhui province, China. The preliminary agreement contemplates Bucyrus owning a controlling interest in a joint venture that would involve the building of a new manufacturing facility in the Huainan mining area that would initially manufacture belt systems and armored face conveyors for resale to Huainan Mining, as well as to other third parties in China and elsewhere.
2008-06-19
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Komatsu Utility Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. that produces and sells forklift trucks and mini construction equipment, is restructuring its operations in Japan. In February 2009, the company will transfer the production of mini hydraulic excavators from the Kawagoe Plant in Kawagoe City, Saitama prefecture, to the Tochigi Plant in Oyama City, Tochigi prefecture, to consolidate its domestic production.
2008-06-24
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As might be expected at the “Globalization and the Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility” session at the SAE World Congress, the panelists truly reflected the global nature of the topic. Executives from Germany, India, Russia, a German company in Brazil, and a Japanese company in the U.S. shared their expertise on globalization and where it’s headed.
2008-06-19
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Veri-Tek International Corp.’s Manitex subsidiary signed an agreement with Dostavka-Service Corp. Ltd. (DSC), a Russian distributor with retail sales and crane rental fleets headquartered in Moscow, to distribute its 50- and 30-ton (45- and 27-t) Manitex boom trucks beginning in July 2008.
2008-06-19
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Amerityre Corp., a developer of polyurethane tire technologies and tire products, has initiated commercial production of solid polyurethane elastomer tires. Amerityre has been issued a contract by Oxbo International Corp. to supply 15 x 13-in solid polyurethane elastomer gage tires for use in farm implements employed in chopping or baling alfalfa or hay.
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