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Samsung test-drives 'see-through' truck

2015-07-23
The company is looking at adjacent markets for its large video screens and sees the truck industry as a potential opportunity. The Safety Truck prototype was developed with the aim of improving road safety.
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Lighter Volvo XC90 is engineered for "premium cool"

2015-07-15
The all-new 2016 XC90 is built on the mixed-materials SPA chassis and includes PHEV propulsion among its 4-cylinder-only powertrain packages. It shows the future direction of Volvo cars—including automated driving.
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Bluetooth embedded amplifier for fluid power

2015-06-05
Sun Hydraulics Corp. has announced a new way to configure embedded amplifiers without using a PC or connecting with wires, calling the development “a major advance in the fluid power industry.”
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Software toolkit for HMI development

2015-06-23
Elektrobit releases an easier-to-use toolkit that enables development of multimodal user interfaces with advanced graphics, plus voice-, touch-, and gesture-based commands, for sophisticated human-machine interface (HMI) systems.
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JLR reveals some R&D secrets

2015-07-01
Its programs include driver brain wave analysis, heart and respiration monitoring, safer autonomous driving, and added driver support.
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Hino tweaks materials to improve wear resistance of synchromesh gears, sleeves by 45%

2015-06-04
Automatic transmissions with a synchronized mesh mechanism are becoming more commonplace in commercial vehicles, but there is a strong need to increase the wear resistance of sleeves and dog gears, which are subject to impact loads at high surface pressures. Hino Motors engineers achieved a 45% reduction in wear in actual parts with B, Ti-Nb added to steel.
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Compact motors

2015-06-25
Benefiting from Poclain Hydraulics’ know-how in turret rotation solutions, the new range of MZ motors are more “concentrated” for integration into machines like mini and medium-sized excavators, where space for hydraulic features is limited.
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Relieving the pressure on fleet managers, installers

2015-05-15
A tire pressure monitoring chipset can help fleet managers improve fuel economy and tell when vehicles are overloaded while also simplifying setup times. The Freescale Semiconductor device is said to be the industry’s smallest sensor, yet it has a broad operating range of 100-1500 kPa, exceeding the levels normally required for heavy commercial trucks.
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New pulse lines for LEAP engine production

2015-07-16
Snecma is preparing its supply chain and industrial capabilities for an unprecedented production ramp-up of its LEAP engine, already considered the best selling new engine ever a year before entry into service.
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