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Federal-Mogul develops brake pads for new Mercedes Actros   Print  
Thursday, 15th September 2011

Bad Camberg, Germany, September 2011, After extensive development with Daimler, Federal-Mogul brake pads have been homologated for use on the new Mercedes-Benz Actros heavy duty truck. The Ferodo Research and Development team has produced two Ferodo friction materials for the different requirements of the vehicle’s front and rear axles that provide outstanding high-temperature performance, durability and driver comfort.

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Vulcan on your iPhone? There?s an app for that   Print  
The app will allow fans to watch HD videos, download backgrounds, find out more about the aircraft and aircrew and keep track of XH558 throughout the year. Wednesday, 14th September 2011

Developed by a seventeen year old student, hits UK top 55 within three days

You can now experience the thrill of the last flying Vulcan on your iPhone.

Vulcan To The Sky Trust has launched an iPhone app to offer supporters an opportunity to stay up to date with the latest news and features provided by the team.  The app will allow fans to watch HD videos, download backgrounds, find out more about the aircraft and aircrew and keep track of XH558 throughout the year. 

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New Mercedes-Benz V6 diesel engines use DuraBowl piston technology from Federal-Mogul   Print  
Federal-Mogul?s DuraBowl process remelts the metal around the piston bowl?s rim into a highly durable microstructure. Daimler uses this to create innovative piston designs that support its engine downsizing strategy. Monday, 12th September 2011

DuraBowl design enables new generation of premium downsized engines with outstanding performance, fuel economy and low emissions

Frankfurt/Wiesbaden, September 13, 2011...Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML) has jointly developed with Mercedes-Benz a piston technology for Daimler’s latest V6 diesel engine that helps to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The design gives Mercedes-Benz a piston that fully exploits the advances in thermal and mechanical durability made possible by     Federal-Mogul’s DuraBowl® manufacturing process. Federal-Mogul’s DuraBowl piston technology will be among the company latest technologies to be exhibited at this year’s IAA (Frankfurt Auto Show, Hall 4.1, Stand E15).

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Federal-Mogul develops touch-free lighting for vehicle interiors   Print  
Federal-Mogul has developed a high-efficiency LED interior lamp that is operated with a simple wave of the hand. Monday, 12th September 2011

Innovative technology application reduces design complexity, energy use, driver distraction

Southfield, Michigan, September 13, 2011…. Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), a global supplier of leading automotive technologies and innovation, has developed a high-efficiency LED interior lamp that can be operated with a simple wave of the hand. The utilization of this innovative technology provides for improved durability and reduced energy use while eliminating the design constraints of mechanical switches. The company’s first application is a touch-free dome lamp that integrates a capacitive sensor into the vehicle’s overhead console.

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Delphi to announce new products, as well as diagnostics and services support expansion at 2011 Equip?Auto Show   Print  
The Delphi fuel analyser and vehicle sound generator are nominated for the 2011 Equip?Auto Innovation Awards. Monday, 12th September 2011

Delphi Product & Service Solutions President Lúcia Veiga Moretti to detail initiatives during October 11, 2011 press conference.

PARIS – Delphi will unveil new products and services at the 2011 Equip’Auto Show in Paris, France on Tuesday October 11, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. during its in-booth (Hall 6, N066) press conference held by Lúcia Veiga Moretti, president, Delphi Product & Service Solutions (DPSS) and Gaël Escribe, vice president, independent aftermarket, Delphi Product & Service Solutions, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

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Flywheel hybrid vehicle delivers up to 22.4% fuel economy improvement   Print  
Prodrive is responsible for the system?s configuration and integration into the vehicle. They developed the system?s complex control strategy and software including preliminary calibrations. Tuesday, 6th September 2011

Improvements in fuel economy of up to 22.4 percent (in the new ARTEMIS test cycle, which represents typical real-world usage today) have been demonstrated by a research vehicle fitted with a flywheel hybrid system including stop-start. Developed by a consortium of British companies as part of the Government-supported Flywheel Hybrid System for Premium Vehicles (FHSPV) programme, the mechanically-driven flywheel system delivers up to 80bhp (82PS, 60kW) of recovered energy from a self-contained hybrid module.

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Flybus to start testing first flywheel hybrid bus   Print  
The UK?s Flybus consortium aims to demonstrate an affordable alternative to battery hybrid systems that can reduce buses? fuel consumption Tuesday, 6th September 2011

Completed prototype system appears at Low Carbon Vehicle exhibition

6 September 2011 The Flybus consortium has reached a significant milestone with the successful integration of prototype hardware into an Optare Solo Midibus. The Flybus system, which should cost significantly less than current electric hybrids, uses a Ricardo Kinergy flywheel as the energy storage medium and a Torotrak continuously variable transmission (CVT) as the means of transferring energy between the wheels and the flywheel. The entire installation is mounted on the existing transmission’s Power Take Off facility.

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Revolutionary multi-speed electric vehicle transmission substantially improves EV performance and range   Print  
The red region shows the most efficient speed range for a traction motor. By keeping the motor operating in, or close to, this region, the new multi-speed transmission developed by Vocis could increase the range of electric vehicles with very little impac Monday, 5th September 2011

Multiple ratios reduce battery drain and allow improved low-speed and high-speed performance

Prototypes of a novel, multi-speed transmission for electric vehicles (EVs) have begun on-road testing with a European vehicle manufacturer. Designed and manufactured by Italian drivetrain specialist Oerlikon Graziano with British control systems specialist Vocis, the simple, elegant concept will increase vehicle range or allow reduced battery pack size, as well as providing improved low-speed pull away and higher-speed cruising.

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World?s first integrated RADAR and Vision data fusion system: Delphi?s RACam is an integrated RADAR and Camera system that enables a suite of active safety systems including full speed range adaptive cruise control, adaptive headlamp control, traffic sign Tuesday, 30th August 2011

World’s first integrated RADAR and Vision data fusion system previewed

FRANKFURT – A portfolio of active safety technologies that will help reduce crash effects or even prevent them will be demonstrated by Delphi Automotive at next month’s IAA International Motor Show. Delphi’s latest safety technologies will help to protect a wide range of road users including vehicle occupants, cyclists and pedestrians.

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Schoolboy sells old toys to fund last flying Vulcan and inspires ?Toy Aid?   Print  
Seven-year-old Ollie Brake is so impressed with XH558 that he is holding a garden sale at his home to sell his unused toys and raise funds for the iconic aircraft. Thursday, 25th August 2011

Seven-year-old Ollie Brake is so impressed with XH558, the last flying Vulcan, that he is holding a garden sale at his home in Derry Hill, near Chippenham this weekend to sell his unused toys and raise funds for the iconic aircraft.  Having witnessed the Vulcan’s display at the Royal International Air Tattoo two years ago, Ollie has become an enthusiastic Vulcan fan avidly following the exploits of the Cold War jet as it displays to the nation.  The Vulcan, which is operated by a registered charity, receives no funding from the government or the RAF, it is kept flying by the generous donations of enthusiasts.    

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