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Audi TT quattro sport

2014-03-25
The concept has a EA888 2.0-L four-cylinder pumped up to an astounding 420 hp.
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Magnetic filtration solutions

2014-03-27
FilterMag International offers the FilterMag product family to prevent erosive contaminants in critical assets for mining, oil and gas, construction, and manufacturing.
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Tilt mount

2014-03-31
Southco expands its tilt display mount (T Series) product line with the AV-D25 mount basic that provides proven tilt positioning and offers a solution for moving heavy panels and displays.
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New Sandvik stainless tubing enables higher-pressure GDI

2014-03-14
To assist the automotive industry in its quest to develop ever more fuel-efficient technologies, Sandvik Materials Technology is launching two grades of seamless stainless tubing—Pressurfect and Pressurfect XP—to handle higher fuel pressures in gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines.
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First look: GM’s new Modular Ecotec engines

2014-03-20
GM has revealed technical and development details of its all-new Modular Ecotec family of long-stroke 1.0- to 1.5-L three- and four-cylinder gasoline engines that the company expects will eventually power about 25% of the automaker’s global vehicle production in the A through C/D segments.
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Relief valve

2014-03-22
A direct-acting, normally closed control proportional valve family is being piloted from Comatrol.
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Polyurethane seals

2014-03-27
Hydratech Industries features a polyurethane sealing solution from Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies on its hydraulic piston accumulators.
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dSPACE enhances environment for electric motor controller testing

2014-03-12
dSPACE’s latest solution for electric motor testing combines SCALEXIO hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation technology with an DS2655 FPGA base module and a scalable electronic load to enable users to test electric motor control systems in a more realistic environment by emulating the real motor and generator currents.
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Prodrive process 'clips' carbon-composite costs by up to 40%

2014-03-24
The technology organization has developed an innovative process to help reduce the cost of composite component use. Features normally added in a separate operation, such as clips and inserts for threaded fasteners, can now be molded directly onto the back of high-quality composite panels, producing a more cost-effective part than a conventional bonded assembly.
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Current transducers

2014-03-22
American Aerospace Controls offers a line of reliable ac and dc standard and custom electrical transducers for rail, heavy locomotive, high-speed train, and light rapid transit monitoring.
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Jewel-like lens highlights Ford F-150 LED headlamp

2014-03-19
Ford is using a highly engineered lens with 16 precision optical surfaces and 80 facets in the upcoming 2015 F-150's headlamp to re-create as much as possible a daytime quality of light after the sun goes down. The automaker says no other light-duty pickup truck on the road today uses LED headlamps.
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Methodology developed for safer hood design

2014-02-12
The methodology enables material selection and design optimization of energy absorbers for pedestrian protection based on a simple laboratory test and FE model, eliminating the need for extensive vehicle testing.
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CARB: 54.5 mpg CAFE not enough to spur EV technologies

2014-02-12
The new "oil boom" is causing California's air-quality regulators to develop new policies to stimulate the industry's investments in ZEV technologies, and hopefully accelerate hybrid and EV sales, a member of the Air Resources Board told the 2014 SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium audience.
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Driver distraction and inattention book

2014-02-26
Driver Distraction and Inattention: Advances in Research and Countermeasures, Vol. 1 published by SAE International and Ashgate Publishing Co. explores the definition and meaning of driver distraction and inattention, the mechanisms that characterize them, the measurement of their effects, strategies for mitigating their effects, and recommendations for further research.
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