Apr 2006

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--- ICOP In-Car Video Added for South Haven Police
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--- dSPACE 2006 User Conference Features Hansen Report Publisher
Discussion Focuses on Embedded Controls Industry more...
--- Linux Networx Partners with CEI to Power Two Times the Visualization Power of Legacy Supercomputers
Delivering Fully Tuned and Tightly Integrated Compute and Visualization Systems more...
--- Ford Taps Hella to Join Family of Strategic Suppliers
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--- New York State Senator Commends Torvec on Solution to Oil Crisis
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--- Synopsys Qualifies Automotive Industry Standard VHDL-AMS Models for Use With Saber Simulator
VDA / FAT-AK30 Expands Reference Simulator Support of Mechatronic Libraries more...
--- Ford Motor Company Deploys UGS' In-Vehicle Software Data Management Solution on 57 Worldwide Vehicle
Solution Built on UGS' Teamcenter Software Drives Dramatic Cost Savings for Industries Managing Embedded Software Associated With Electro-Mechanical Systems more...
--- MTI to Speak at Two Upcoming Financial Conferences
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--- Nissan Announces Plans for New Manufacturing Plant in St.Petersburg, Russia
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--- Toyota Logistics Services Presents Horizon Lines With On-Time Performance and Customer Service Honor
Awards mark the Company's seventh consecutive year as top logistics partner for Toyota more...
--- NAVTEQ Continues Mapping of Eastern Europe
Maps Available for Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia & Montenegro more...
--- Auto Interiors: It's the Tie Breaker
Magna President Mark Hogan to be Keynoter at the 13th Annual Auto Interiors Show, June 7-8 at Detroit's Cobo Center more...
--- Quick Lubes Driving Growth in the Chinese Installed Oil Market, According to Kline Study
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--- Magna Powertrain, New Process Gear Chooses Altair's Engineering Framework for Product Design
Altair HyperWorks technology fortifies Magna's technology leadership position in the automotive supplier marketplace more...
--- Die & Mould China 2006
The International Exhibition on Die & Mould Technology and Equipment more...
--- 'Beat the Traffic' With Cutting Edge Technology
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--- Radio Address by President Bush to the Nation
Presedent Bush visits California Fuel Cell Partnership to take a closer look at hydrogen fuel cells more...
--- Dana Corporation to Feature Fuel-Cell Technologies at Hannover Fair
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--- Earth Day Success Story - One Billion Dollars, 1.2 Million Miles and 60,000 Gallons of Fuel
DaimlerChrysler Fuel Cell Vehicles Save More Than 60,000 Gallons of Fuel with Zero Emissions Technology more...
--- Ford Chairman and CEO Bill Ford Comments on First Quarter Results
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--- Bill Ford Honoured with 2006 Automotive Industry Executive of the Year Award
Chairman & CEO Bill Ford accepts the 2006 Automotive Industry Executive of the Year Navigator Award from Robert Djurovic more...
--- Plastics Play a Growing Role in the Look and Feel of Auto Interiors
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--- City of Barstow Takes the Lead on Alternative Fuels
City Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Ultra-Clean Fuel Provider Hythane more...
--- Hayes Lemmerz South Africa Operations Earns Top Supplier Award
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--- JCB Aims for the Title of World's Fastest Diesel
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--- Visiprise Inks Deal with AT&S for Global Business Solution
Agreement expands Visiprise's growing international customer list more...
--- Shanghai General Motors Drives New Business with Catalyst
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--- GPS/GSM-based vehicle tracking devices as well as the network backbone architecture for StarChase
StarChase tagging and tracking pursuit management system is being introduced to the law enforcement market this year more...
--- SmarTire Appoints New President and CEO
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--- Automotive Students Shift to Hydrogen at Lansing Community College
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--- Ford Breaks $5 Billion Barrier in Sourcing With Minority Suppliers in 2005
M-Tier technology identifies over $13 billion in diverse spend across the Ford supply chain more...
--- Car Industry Failing on Climate Pledge
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--- Bosch is kicking off a year-long celebration of its Centennial Anniversary in the United States
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--- BorgWarner and EPA Working Together to Clean the Air
Save Americans Gas Money, Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil more...
--- Belle Tire Invites Customers To Get 'Nitro-Nized' With Nitrogen Tire Inflation
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--- TRW Automotive Expands Beijing Plant to Localize Latest Braking Technology for Chinese Market
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--- Powerful $avings Campaign Offers Tips for Getting Best Mileage
With Surging Gasoline Prices, DOE/Alliance to Save Energy Powerful $avings Campaign Offers Tips for Getting Best Mileage more...
--- DaimlerChrysler and China Motor Corp. Celebrate Start of Chrysler Town & Country Production
Chrysler Group's LaSorda - The Chrysler Town & Country produced here meets our worldwide standard for quality and is ready for our customers in Taiwan more...
--- The Chinese market has significant potential for end-user location devices
Ituran Location and Control Ltd.: First Chinese Customer Order of End User Location Devices From Ituran's Subsidiary - Telematics Wireless Ltd. more...
--- DaimlerChrysler to Sell Manufacturing Assets from Sterling Heights Assembly Plant
Gorky Automotive Works (GAZ) to Reutilize Plant Tooling more...
--- Diversified Machine, Inc. Partners with DSSI for Indirect Procurement Services
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--- ADVICS Selects SimDesigner Enterprise to Accelerate Early Design Validation in their CATIA V5 CAD En
MSC.Software's Enterprise Solution Enables Leading Brake System Supplier to Speed Product Development and Reduce Time-To-Market on a Global Scale more...
--- Bekaert Introduces Quantum Mega Performance Films with Substantial Car Interior Heat Reduction
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--- XM Announces First Lexus Models to Offer Factory-Installed XM Satellite Radio
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--- Compensation data of die creation revolutionized by using Global Shape Modeling function,
Mazda Motor Corporation's Die Engineering Group Selects think3 Technology to Assist in Creating Compensation Data for Die Press more...
--- Global Demand for Diesel-Fueled Light Vehicles to Nearly Double During the Next 10 Years
Diesel Share of U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Is Expected to Reach 26 Percent by 2015 more...
--- Toyota Recognizes Norfolk Southern With Logistics Awards
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--- Dassault Systemes Announces ABAQUS Version 6.6 for Advanced Finite Element Analysis
Added performance, new analysis features, and usability improvements extend the value of ABAQUS software for simulation across industries more...
--- CSM Automotive Production Barometer (APB) - April 2006
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--- Nexsan Speeds Storage Operations for Honda Racing F1 Team
SATABeast Serves as the Storage Engine of the Honda Racing F1 Team Operations Centre more...
--- Automotive Hall of Fame Announces 2006 Inductees
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--- U.S. Scores High Marks This Earth Day
New Report Sees Positive Environmental Trends Across the U.S. more...
--- ASC's Chris Theodore Foresees 'Sunvertible' Market of 1 Million Units Annually
Sees a Strong Market for Four-Door Convertibles As Well more...
--- Hella Sets Goals For Major Growth
Hella's future will include new and innovative products more...
--- USA TODAY and NADA Name Winner of Dealer Innovation Award
Andrew Budd, owner of Country Chevrolet creates a new-vehicle inventory management software system to quickly analyze sales and inventory data more...
--- J.D. Power III presents the Founder's Award to Ghosn, president and chief executive officer Nissan
Carlos Ghosn Receives Prestigious J.D. Power and Associates 'Founder's Award' for Distinguished Service in the Automotive Industry more...
--- Dieter Zetsche Addresses DaimlerChrysler Annual Meeting: Profitability Expected to Improve
New Management Model designed to make DaimlerChrysler more successful more...
--- Automotive Careers Portal and Directory Designed to Attract and Retain Industry Talent
Automotive Job Seekers Prefer to Apply Directly to Employer Websites Prompting AutomotiveEmployers.com Launch more...
--- NEWSWEEK INTERVIEW: Rick Wagoner CEO of General Motors
Feels 'Completely' Secure in His Job: 'I Know in the End, All of Us Are Going to be Judged on Accomplishments' more...
--- Quantum Acquires Stake in Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Company
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--- The Driving Force Behind Vehicle Modification - Frost & Sullivan Spots Surprising Consumer Trends
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--- The issue of SOX compliance
Product Information Management Solution Can Help Aftermarket Companies Meet SOX Compliance and Gain Efficiency, Says Pricedex CEO more...
--- Navman Introduces the iCN 750 - The World's First Image-Based Navigation Device
Navman Unveils New Flagship Model with NavPix(TM): The Next Generation of Navigation Technology more...
--- Shifting Consumer and Legislative Requirements Drive Demand For Lear Safety Innovations
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--- Gill Industries Launches Headrest Mechanism that Lowers Cost, 10X Quicker to Retool
New folding headrest weighs less and is thinner than competing products more...
--- Emitec's Innovative Oxidation Catalysts Perform Better Even at Lower Volumes
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--- Soliant Wins Environmental Award for Automotive Paint Film
Automakers are Pushing Process that Changes the Way We Color Our World more...
--- Novelis is Lead Supplier of Aluminum for the New Audi Q7
The Q7 is another step in the long-standing partnership between Audi and Novelis in the innovative application of aluminum sheet to enhance automotive performance more...
--- Diesel Gets Greener with Siemens VDO'S Two-in-One Glow Plug Pressure Sensor
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--- The World is Watching Bill Ford, the recipient of the 2006 Automotive Industry Executive of the Year
Extracts from the exclusive interview with Actionline magazine -- the official publication of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) more...
--- Southwest Minnesota Fuels Nation's Drive Toward Energy Independence
Meet the Architects of Minnesota's Renewable Fuels Miracle at Bio 2006 more...
--- Image System Will Protect 100,000 Square-Meter Israel Assembly Plant and Enhance Loss-Prevention Pro
Top Transport Vehicle Manufacturer, Merkavim, Deploys ioIMAGE Intelligent Video for Preventing Scrap Metal Theft more...
--- driverTV Joins ICTV ActiveVideo Distribution Network
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--- Gentex Receives Excellent Quality Award from Toyota
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--- Goodyear Biodiesel Fuel Hose Fights Oil Dependency
To help in President Bush's fight against the country's foreign oil dependency, Goodyear Engineered Products has introduced the first alternative fuel dispensing hose verified by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) more...
--- Cobasys Short-listed as a Finalist for the 'Red Herring 100 North America' Awards
The most-promising technology ventures will be honored at the Red Herring Spring 2006 CEO Summit more...
--- Annual Walter P. Chrysler Technology Award
The Automotive Industry's Version of Hollywood's Biggest Film Honors more...
--- TI Automotive Unit Wins Shingo Prize For Excellence
TI Automotive, a global supplier of fluid storage, transfer and delivery systems, has won the prestigious Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing. more...
--- Toyota Recognizes Johnson Controls and Its Trim Masters Joint Venture for Outstanding Quality, Deliv
Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America has recognized automotive interior supplier Johnson Controls -- and one of its U.S. joint-venture operations -- for outstanding performance during 2005 more...
--- Red Bull Racing Selects MTS for Formula 1 Transmission Testing System
Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team has selected MTS to provide a fully dynamic transmission test system for the development of Formula 1 gearbox systems at its headquarters in Milton Keynes, U.K. more...
--- Design for Anti-Squeak and Anti-Rattle in the Passenger Interior of Automobiles
Advanced Pressure-Sensitive Material for Sound Damping in Automobile Manufacturing more...
--- India's vehicle sales crossed 8 m mark in Apr - Feb 2005-06
Bike sales reached 5.27 m more...
--- Infor Provides Automotive Customers with Onsite Evaluations for Plant Efficiency Improvements
Infor's BLISS service offers consulting for manufacturing customers to improve operations and tackle diversified global growth head-on more...
--- Maintaining electronic connector integrity in corrosive environments
Preventing galvanic corrosion in electronic connectors subject to harsh environments, such as the engine compartment of a car more...
--- Sue Unger Honored by Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management
DaimlerChrysler AG's Senior Vice President and CIO receives the Fox Information Technology Leader Award more...
--- Goodyear Moving in Right Direction
Goodyear's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Keegan said the tiremaker remains committed to the strategic direction implemented three years ago to fundamentally change the company more...
--- Dow Automotive expands research and development presence in Japan,
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--- March European Car Sales
The seasonally adjusted annualised selling rate for March stood at 14.8mn units/year, the incentive spike seen a year earlier not so evident one year on. more...
--- Automakers recognize safety as a principal priority for every new car on the road
Mobileye Vision Technologies Providing Applications for Delphi's Collision Mitigation System more...
--- Visteon Shares Technology Expertise at 2006 SAE World Congress
Visteon engineers will be prominent among automotive experts at the 2006 SAE World Congress more...
--- 'New Concepts of the Myth' Exhibition Opens at Ferrari Corporate Showroom
Twenty Ferrari 1:4 Scale Models - Created by World-Renown Design School Students more...
--- X PRIZE Foundation Challenges Innovation at SAE Congress
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--- Parts industry being redesigned
Automotive Industries explores changes in supply chain management for the parts industry. Ed Richardson spoke to Bengt-Eric Sjoelinder Global Industry Director Automotive with DHL Global Customer Solutions more...
--- Valeo Receives Quality Recognition From Toyota
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--- U.S. Army and Quantum Technologies Unveil the Hydrogen Escape Hybrid
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--- Unique software only technology enables the coexistence of Microsoft Windows XP and Real-Time Ops
Device Software Optimization (DSO) solutions for real-time applications more...
--- Carbon fiber-reinforced Goodyear tires
Using the most creative technology in the industry to develop this new generation of products that take tire performance to a higher level more...
--- Don Walkowicz Named USCAR Executive Director
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--- Chrysler Group Named One of Nation's Top Corporations for Supplier Diversity
Company cited for outstanding supplier diversity - Over $31 billion spent with minority suppliers more...
--- New amorphous materials that have been developed specifically for automotive lighting applications
Materials Present New Options for Highly Reflective, Directly Metallized Automotive Lighting Applications more...
--- Exciting advanced computer-aided-engineering (CAE) software just released
Ricardo Reveals Latest Version of WAVE Software for Automotive Engine Design and Vehicle Systems more...
--- Cummins expands further in the light-duty truck market in China
Cummins and Beiqi Foton Motor sign joint venture feasibility study to produce light-duty diesel engines in China more...
--- Advanced switching halogen lighting applications
OSRAM SYLVANIA to Discuss Multifunction Use of Halogen Bulbs at 2006 SAE World Congress more...
--- EU Requests WTO Consultations With China on Auto Parts Tariffs
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--- 2006 MANN+HUMMEL Exhibit Highlights Technology and Innovation
Technology is the Key Word to Describe the MANN+HUMMEL SAE 2006 World Congress Exhibit more...
--- Premium Sound System in the BMW Z4 Achieves THX Certification
BMW Z4 Roadster and Coupe Become First European Cars With THX Certified Car Audio System more...
--- NHTSA encourages the use of advanced, high-strength, low-weight materials
New CAFE Structure Will Benefit Consumers With Better Fuel Economy, Safety and Environmental Performance, more...
--- Hella's New Relay Changes Vehicle Electrical Architecture
A new plug-in relay developed by Hella reduces the amount of electrical power drained by vehicle equipment that runs in standby mode. more...
--- FEV Showcases New Technologies and Services at SAE
FEV Engine Technology will feature several emerging technologies and a new concept vehicle in its display at the SAE 2006 World Congress, in Detroit April 3-6 more...
--- The Audi R10 TDI becomes the first-ever diesel sportscar to win a motorsports race
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--- Intellectual Property Authority Kevin Rivette to Speak at Ocean Tomo Patent Awards Banquet
IBM Vice President and Co-Author of 'Rembrandts in the Attic' Will Conclude April 5th Event Honoring Top Patents and Their Inventors more...
--- AeroScout and IQ Deploy Indoor and Outdoor Real Time Location System for Automobile Distributors
Complete Wi-Fi Based Active RFID Solution Improves Efficiency for European Automobile Business more...
--- Lear Announces Actions to Strengthen Financial Flexibility and Improve Operational Focus
Suspension of the Quarterly Cash Dividend more...
--- U.S. Army to Showcase Quantum's Technologies at SAE World Congress
Quantum's technologies on display include the recently announced Hydrogen Ford Escape Hybrid sport utility vehicle concept more...
--- Rising measurement needs identified particularly in the automotive industry
At the same time, increased manufacturing set-ups in the growth regions of Asia Pacific and niche growth opportunities are also supporting revenue generation in the world gages market. more...
--- Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) has forced greater accountability and transparency into financial management
SOX compliance is compounded in the automotive aftermarket by the number of parts suppliers in particular have to price, track and manage more...
--- Excellent opportunity for an industry player in need of capacity
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--- Work Together on Global, Customer-Facing Innovations
Globalization, customer-facing innovations and cross-value chain collaboration are needed to strengthen the auto industry, according to engineers and designers planning to attend the 2006 SAE World Congress more...
--- UGS Expands the Business Benefit of PLM Technology By Enabling the Industry's Most Complete and Open
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--- Chuck Russo Earns FANUC Robotics' Prestigious President's Circle of Achievement Award
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--- Quantum and Former Senior Executive of General Motors Join Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Consortium
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--- Honeywell Boosts Audi TDI Win at Sebring
Audi R10 TDI Race Car Victorious in Racing World's First Major Turbodiesel Win more...
--- Honda Expands R&D Capabilities in America With Groundbreaking for Acura Design Center in California
Acura Design Center to Play Critical Role in Creation of Future Products more...
--- Hella Selects OmniVision CMOS Sensors for Automotive Rearview Cameras
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--- Hella Expects to Hire 50 Engineers in 2006
Visit Hella at SAE Booth #1345 more...
--- Delphi Drives Technology Discussions at SAE 2006
Delphi to highlight vehicle safety and solid oxide fuel cell technology at SAE more...
--- Autos Are Most Recycled Consumer Product
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--- AAM Breaks Ground for its Changshu Gear & Axle Manufacturing Facility in China
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--- BorgWarner Supplies High-Flow Air Pump to Porsche
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--- ICOP In-Car Video System Exonerates Police Officer
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