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Torotrak previews first variable supercharger installation in a passenger car   Print  
The Rotrak-1 demonstrator vehicle will give Tier Ones and vehicle manufacturers the opportunity to experience the variable supercharger system?s performance in the coming months. Friday, 29th July 2011

Continued progress in applications of Torotrak technology in engine downsizing, flywheel hybrids and commercial vehicle transmissions

Leyland, UK, 29 July 2011, Torotrak plc (LSE: TRK), the gearless transmission company, today revealed “Rotrak-1” at its annual general meeting, closing a year of substantial commercial and technical progress. This is the third prototype vehicle with Torotrak technology displayed in the last year, following Jaguar’s exhibition of a flywheel-CVT hybrid engineering development vehicle in September and Tata Motors’ presentation of the Pixel “Zero Turn” city car concept in March.


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DELPHI INTRODUCES AIR CONDITIONING RECHARGING STATIONS WITH A PATENTED MANIFOLD FOR EFFICIENT REFRIGERANT RECOVERY   Print  
Delphi recently introduced four air conditioning (A/C) recharging stations to its service portfolio for quick, accurate recharging and maintenance of passenger and light commercial vehicle thermal systems, including hybrid and electric vehicles. Friday, 22nd July 2011

New stations help garages accurately recharge latest-generation thermal technologies

Warwick, UK — As the price of R134a refrigerant continues to rise, Delphi has introduced four air conditioning (A/C) recharging stations to its service portfolio that utilize an efficient method of recovering as much refrigerant from the car as possible to help garages lessen their refrigerant costs, all while helping to protect the environment. Each system features a patented aluminium manifold, which delivers efficient refrigerant recovery, enhanced leak protection, and easier assembly and access for quick, accurate recovery and recharging of both passenger and commercial vehicle thermal systems, including hybrid and electric vehicles.


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DELPHI EXPANDS COVERAGE TO ALMOST 100 PERCENT WITH APPLICATION ENGINEERED THERMAL PRODUCTS   Print  
Delphi introduces 75 new part numbers for air conditioning systems to meet rising aftermarket demand for its OE-quality replacement components. Friday, 22nd July 2011

Extended range helps to increase air conditioning growth opportunities for distributors and garages.  Promotional support helps educate consumers on the importance of regular A/C maintenance

Warwick, UK — Delphi announced today the introduction of 75 new part numbers to its air conditioning (A/C) systems product portfolio, expanding its coverage of OE-quality replacement components to almost 100 percent. The new parts increase Delphi’s vehicle parc coverage to 97 percent for cabin air filters, 94 percent for compressors, 94 percent for condensers and 94 percent for receiver driers, providing a single source for garages to grow their thermal business. These products are featured in the latest edition of Delphi’s 2011 European Air Conditioning and Spare Parts catalogue.


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FEDERAL-MOGUL?S HIGH VOLTAGE CABLE PROTECTION MAKES HYBRIDS AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES SAFER   Print  
CrushShield?, a protective product for high voltage cables that will help protect occupants of electric and hybrid electric vehicles in the event of a crash. This new material surrounds and protects electrical cables, keeping the electrical system isolate Thursday, 14th July 2011

CrushShield™ fulfills new crash protection regulations; Applicable to various vehicle markets

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 14, 2011 … Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) has developed a  protective product for high voltage cables that will help protect occupants of electric and hybrid electric vehicles in the event of a crash. The new material, called CrushShield™, surrounds and protects electrical cables, keeping the electrical system isolated from the rest of the vehicle. CrushShield is one of the first cable products in the market to meet the requirements of new U.S. federal vehicle safety regulations and is already in production for a market-leading hybrid electric vehicle.


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Delphi technology reigns at gruelling N?rburgring race   Print  
The two Peugeot RCZ diesels used virtually standard production Delphi common rail injection systems and ECUs to succeed in the ADAC Nurburgring 24hr race. Both cars are also equipped with Delphi?s charge air coolers and radiators. Thursday, 7th July 2011

Standard road car technology from Delphi helps lead to Peugeot victory at Nürburgring
24 Hours race

Warwick, UK – A virtually standard Delphi diesel fuel injection system powered the class-winning Peugeot RCZ at the recent Nürburgring 24 Hours race. Competing in a field of 201 vehicles the RCZ 2.0 liter HDi diesel coupé displayed consistent speed and reliability to dominate its class.


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Prodrive roll cage gives high levels of crash protection in new MINI rally car   Print  
A new approach to roll cage design promises to make the MINI Countryman the safest car ever to enter the World Rally Championship (WRC). Tuesday, 5th July 2011

A new approach to side-impact mitigation keeps driver and co-driver safer and gives more space despite move to smaller rally cars

A new approach to roll cage design promises to make the MINI John Cooper Works WRC the safest car ever to enter the World Rally Championship. A combination of design innovation, rigorous analysis and exhaustive physical testing has allowed Prodrive to develop a new configuration of side-impact protection that could also improve the safety performance of other race and road cars.


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NEW COMPOSITE BRAKE MATERIALS FROM FEDERAL-MOGUL COULD LEAD TO QUIETER RAIL FREIGHT   Print  
Federal-Mogul?s LL brake block can reduce rolling noise from rail vehicles. Its advanced composite material provides an alternative to conventional grey cast iron blocks that can be retrofitted to Europe?s existing rolling stock at greatly reduced cost Monday, 4th July 2011

Next-generation brake blocks could reduce noise levels by half

Bad Camberg, Germany (04/07/2011) – Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML) is developing brake blocks that use advanced composite materials as part of a research program that aims to significantly reduce the noise generated by rail freight. By accelerating the technical and commercial development of composite brake blocks that are compatible with existing rolling stock, the German government-sponsored LäGiV project could reduce rolling noise by half.


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Manufacturing industries could learn from ultra-lean practices proven by the automotive sector   Print  
Monday, 4th July 2011

Emergency Logistics firms are being increasingly called upon to help manufacturing industries learn from the ultra-lean supply chain techniques that are now saving the automotive world hundreds of millions of pounds a year.  Leading emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical says it is receiving a rapidly growing number of calls from companies keen to replicate the time, cost and capital savings of one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated industries.


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Zeroshift helps new supercar set faster acceleration times   Print  
The new Australian Joss JP1 supercar achieves 0-160km/h (0-100mph) acceleration times of just 6.0 seconds, using a transmission that uses Zeroshift?s seamless gear-change technology Friday, 1st July 2011

1 July 2011   A transmission using Zeroshift’s seamless gear-change technology is helping the new Australian Joss JP1 supercar to set 0-160km/h (0-100mph) acceleration times of just 6.0 seconds. Integrated into a supercar transaxle developed by high-performance transmission manufacturer Albins, Zeroshift provides a continuous flow of torque during gearshifts that ensures the car’s acceleration is uninterrupted.


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New ways to donate to keep the Vulcan in the air   Print  
The last flying Vulcan is one of Europe?s most popular airshow stars, attracting people from all over the world and substantially increasing airshow audiences. Friday, 1st July 2011

Innovative techniques offer simpler ways to show support for the last flying Vulcan

£75,000 needed now to help the last flying Vulcan fly in 2011

The Vulcan To The Sky Trust (VTST) text donation service has been improved, to significantly increase the return for the Vulcan and make it easier to use.  After much consideration and consultation, the decision has been taken to increase the level of standard donation from £3 to £5.  Supporters can help keep the Vulcan flying by simply texting VULCAN to 70558.


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