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Unmanned aircraft must rise above barriers for commercial applications

2014-05-09
For years, the most sophisticated UASs have employed “autonomous” algorithms that allow them to operate for hours without human intervention or control. This autonomy can be perceived as true intelligence but also as dangerous—raising concerns about accidents and moral and legal accountability.
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Prius is re-engineered on Toyota New Global Architecture

2016-01-11
The 2016 Prius is longer, lower, and wider, and special attention was paid to the gasoline portion of the car’s gasoline-electric drivetrain with a claimed 40% thermodynamic efficiency for the Atkinson cycle 2ZR-FXE 1.8-L I4 naturally aspirated gasoline engine, a number that rivals turbodiesels.
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Field-deployable computing platform

2014-06-19
Elma Electronic Inc.’s S50J computing platform is a reliable and rugged, field-deployable system with abundant configurable I/O for maximum design versatility.
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Dual-use heater core contributes to better vehicle fuel economy

2014-05-08
CSEG has designed, and filed a patent for, a cooling pack and fan that would allow for extreme driving conditions while downsizing the cooling pack, increasing fuel economy, and reducing costs for the OEM as well as the customers who do the driving.
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High-performance plastics

2014-07-10
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics' custom-designed, high-performance plastic seals for vehicle driveline applications offer critical sealing, wear resistance, and long operating life.
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Polycarbonate film grade

2015-09-29
Covestro’s Makrofol SR906 is a polycarbonate film that offers good scratch and weathering resistance, making it suitable for use in automotive instrument panels.
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SsangYong takes on European challenge with Tivoli

2015-09-21
SsangYong is set on making meaningful inroads into the challenging European market, where aesthetics and engineering need to cohere convincingly to achieve real success. UK CEO Paul Williams describes it as a "challenger brand."
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TRB turns composites focus to aerospace sector

2015-10-12
TRB Lightweight Structures recently released an aerospace-grade lightweight honeycomb composite panel designed for interior applications, expanding the application areas for its range of composite flat panels. Recent investments for manufacturing composites include the procurement of a new 3- x 1.5-m autoclave system.
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KC-46A tanker completes its first flight

2015-10-02
Boeing test pilots performed operational checks on engines, flight controls, and environmental systems of the new tanker being developed to replace the USAF's fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers.
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