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DVD helps GSV IPT improve risk assessment on operations   Print  
Tuesday, 15th April 2008

Industry networking event solves long-term challenge in rapid time

Commanders on operations will soon be able to make much better informed decisions relating to the safety of fuel carrying vehicles, fitted with a wide range of Urgent Operational Requirements (UORs), whilst on operations. The improved level of risk assessment has been made possible following the introduction of TRL Compliance to General Support Vehicles Integrated Project Team (GSV IPT) at DVD last year.


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Fuel economy drives Monoprix to Allison   Print  
Tuesday, 15th April 2008

“Best practices charter” leads top French store’s first CNG (compressed natural gas) fleet to be fitted with Allison automatics

SLIEDRECHT  – Allison commercial duty fully automatic transmissions have been selected by leading French store Monoprix as part of its commitment to clean transport.  Two leading French transportation firms Geodis BM and GT Location have been chosen to assure these deliveries.  The recent order for 26 new trucks with Allison automatics will be used to deliver fresh goods to 60 stores around Paris.   The characteristics of Allison’s fully automatic gearbox aim to deliver improved fuel economy in the rigorous distribution environment.


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Allison Transmission trial to support Business Post's emissions efficiency and productivity drive   Print  
Tuesday, 15th April 2008

Business Post specifies an Allison Transmission fully-automatic system for trial in its latest Scania distribution vehicle

SLIEDRECHT – Allison Transmission, the world’s leading supplier of commercial duty fully-automatic transmissions has been chosen by Business Post to supply an Allison Transmission system for one of its’ latest Scania P270s. The vehicle is part of a Business Post order for 30 new generation drawbar/prime movers. This trial is part of a long term assessment with Business Post, the UK’s largest independent parcels, mail and logistics services company. Business Post is keen to reduce emission and promote corporate social responsibility, improve lifecycle costs and increase value from its distribution vehicles.


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Next generation prognostics help improve servicing and prevent unnecessary maintenance   Print  
Tuesday, 15th April 2008

Allison’s next generation prognostics system takes the guesswork out of routine vehicle maintenance while reducing environmental waste costs

INDIANAPOLIS – Allison Transmission, the world’s leading supplier of commercial duty fully automatic transmissions, has developed a new service life indicator that will offer financial and environmental savings to operators. Calibrated to the specific operating requirements of each vehicle, Allison’s electronic monitoring system detects when maintenance is required and alerts the driver or maintenance manager. The new prognostics feature is the first of its kind.  The system is available on Allison’s 1000/2000/3000/4000 Series transmissions from July 2008.


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Added refinement for world's most efficient automatic   Print  
Monday, 14th April 2008

Latest evolution of innovative automatic transmission announced at SAE World Congress – stand 2557

New damping systems are amongst the latest developments being introduced by Zeroshift to enhance its compact, highly efficient automatic transmission. The Zeroshift transmission won a prestigious innovation award at the 2007 SAE World Congress and the company is the Frost & Sullivan 2007 European Powertrain Company of the Year.


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Acura lights up the rears and front   Print  
Wednesday, 2nd April 2008

Advanced LED technology from BERU f1systems ensures better visibility, simpler maintenance and increased sponsorship identity on Acura LMP sportscars

Motorsport engineering specialist BERU f1systems, has developed two LED arrays that increase visibility yet only occupy a small package space to satisfy weight, complexity and aerodynamic demands. The first, a rear light cluster provides improved visibility across a wide viewing angle, whilst the second, an identification LED array, offer teams the opportunity to highlight sponsors’ logos and clearly see their car even at night time.


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Defence Clothing IPT to deliver new boots to the front line   Print  
Tuesday, 1st April 2008
Following trials last autumn, two new kinds of boot will be offered to troops heading for front line operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The boots were part of a procurement process managed by Defence Clothing Integrated Project Team (IPT), who will be using DVD as their annual stakeholder day for the first time in June. The Meindl and Lowa heavy-duty desert boots will cope with the desert heat, as well as being easier to wear and break-in than traditional hard leather footwear.


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ARPRO eliminates packaging waste   Print  
Tuesday, 1st April 2008

A revolutionary new eco-friendly packaging concept, aimed at large screen TVs, has been designed by Tom Ballhatchet, a masters’ graduate of Central St Martins College of Art and Design. Ballhatchet’s unique Television Packaging Stand is two products in one and allows consumers to retain and re-use the transit packaging, turning ‘waste’ into a design item.


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Low Carbon Generation Conference rated a success   Print  
Tuesday, 1st April 2008

Experts prioritise lightweight techniques at the 3M hosted conference

Developments in carbon composites for high volume applications dominated the Low Carbon Conference in February. 3M, the diversified technology company, welcomed experts ranging from academics to OEM engineers to discuss the way forward for the automotive industry as it faces increasing pressure from Government and the public for reduced vehicle emissions.


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Shellfish dressings help save soldiers lives in Afghanistan   Print  
Friday, 28th March 2008

A special bandage, partly made from crushed shellfish, is helping to save the lives of badly injured troops and civilians in both Iraq and Afghanistan.


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