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2017-09-05
The ITT Smart Pad is a brake pad technology concept from ITT Inc. that offers an approach to friction designed to empower the entire brake system with real-time data.
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2017-08-21
The Activac system debuted on 2017MY Ford F-150s powered by the second-generation 3.5-L EcoBoost V6. Weighing 1.82 lb, the vacuum-generation system, including hoses, replaced a 2.27 lb cam-driven mechanical pump.
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2017-08-22
The wheel rim consists of two aluminium (Al) parts, the inner Al carrier star with the Al brake disk and the outer Al rim well with the tyre. Unlike a conventional disc brake, the New Wheel Concept brake engages the Al disk from the inside. This allows it to have a particularly large diameter, enhancing braking performance.
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2015-08-25
Semi-solid casting is a near-net shape casting process that is capable of producing extremely high-quality castings. It differs from all other casting processes as it does not use fully liquid metal to produce the castings, instead using a feed material that is preferably about 50% solid and 50% liquid.
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2016-03-06
The electric-powered compressor complements a pair of sequential turbos. The flagship SQ7 also boasts 48/12V electrical system to power the e-booster and the car's EAWS.
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2016-03-14
The new GTC4 Lusso is able to send up to 20% more torque to the front axle with a maximum 1400 N·m to either wheel and up to 90% of torque to the outer wheel during cornering, according to Michael Leiters.
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2014-11-20
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2017-02-09
UQM Technologies signed a development agreement with Meritor to jointly develop E-axles for the medium- and heavy-duty EV commercial market, according to a February 2 announcement. Prototypes are expected by early fall of 2017.
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2014-11-20
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2014-04-29
Despite the burgeoning success of highly effective single platform modular solutions, hardware variation is not falling, warns BWI Group global technology executive Olivier Raynauld.
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2014-03-19
Bridgestone's M854 wide-base radial all-position tire is fabricated for severe on/off highway applications.
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2014-03-19
Dana Holding updates technology to support the Spicer central tire inflation system with a mechatronic control unit option.
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2014-03-18
Webb Vortex brake drums from Webb Severe Duty are suitable for high frequency stopping applications such as refuse trucks and other fleets that carry heavy loads and make repeated stops throughout their daily operation.
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2014-03-04
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2014-02-18
Grede is developing lightweight chassis, powertrain, and drivetrain components—including safety-critical systems—for several heavy-equipment manufacturers using a patented ductile iron alloy called SiboDur.
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2014-02-17
Turning circle greatly improved using a model implemented in MapleSim, holding out promise for better active-tilting designs that can improve vehicle maneuverability in congested cities.
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2014-03-24
A sophomore nabbed the top spot in a steel wheels competition focused on eye-appealing, lightweight-structure concept renderings from Lawrence Technological University design students. The 2014 competition required student designers to use the engineering results from the Steel Market Development Institute’s Lightweight Steel Wheel Project.
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2014-03-18
The TII Group manufactures heavy transport vehicles for the heavy load and road transport sector including the Scheuerle InterCombi highway trailer.
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2014-03-19
Meritor’s P600 Series planetary axles, including the P610 and P614, are engineered for global heavy-haul, oil field, logging, and mining applications.
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2014-03-18
The RL45 and RL51 off-road radial tires from Yokohama Tire feature durable and long-lasting treads for demanding applications.
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