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Shanghai OnStar reaches 600,000 subscribers

Shanghai OnStar announced today that it now has 600,000 subscribers across China. It is the leading domestic telematics service provider. “At the end of October, the number of OnStar subscribers hit the 500,000 milestone. Reaching 600,000 just nine months later has exceeded our expectations,” said Diane Jurgens, Managing Director of ...

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Behr’s Visco technology for diesel engines offers heavy-truck fuel savings

Behr America is introducing new diesel-engine technology that promises fuel-economy savings of up to one percent for heavy truck owners in North America. Behr’s patented Visco technology for engine-coolant pumps reduces “parasitic” power losses that affect fuel economy.  First introduced on 13-liter diesel engines in Europe, Behr’s new demand-driven system ...

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Newest Goodyear blimp takes shape

Construction project for faster, larger airship moves ahead with installation of envelope over rigid internal framework Goodyear (NASDAQ: GT), the best-known tire company in North America, is hard at work on the construction of its newest airship. This week marks an important milestone in the company’s plans to replace its ...

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Ford announces senior leadership team changes

Ford Motor Company

Tony Brown, group vice president, Global Purchasing, retiring after 36-year career Hau Thai-Tang appointed group vice president, Global Purchasing Birgit Behrendt elected vice president, Global Programs & Purchasing Operations Burt Jordan elected vice president, Global Vehicle and Powertrain Purchasing & Supplier Diversity Kumar Galhotra appointed vice president, Engineering Trevor Worthington ...

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Atmel launches new Automotive-qualified maXTouch controller family; enables single-layer shieldless touchscreen and touchpad designs in car center stacks

Atmel logo

Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced the availability of a new maXTouch® family to enable single-layer shieldless designs in automotive center stacks, navigation systems, radio interfaces or rear seat entertainment systems. Atmel’s mXT336S is optimized for 7-inch touchscreens, while the mXT224S ...

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Federal-Mogul to present step-change technologies for tomorrow’s powertrains at 2013 IAA Motor Show in September

Federal Mogul

Technology experts available to provide insight into innovations that enable improved fuel economy and reduced emissions Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) will present a range of powertrain technologies that are helping vehicle manufacturers to improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions at this year’s IAA motor show in Frankfurt (Messe Hall ...

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Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. celebrates 60th anniversary

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, is pleased to announce that today marks the 60th anniversary of the company. The origins of FHI go back to the 1917 founding of the “Aircraft Research Laboratory” which was later incorporated as “Nakajima Aircraft Co. Ltd”. After World War ...

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