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Last flying Vulcan to star in prime-time BBC documentary   Print  
XH558 is the last flying Vulcan and the last flying representatives of Britain?s Cold War V-Force. Returned to the air in 2007, she has become an airshow phenomenon. Photo credit Mark Arnold Friday, 12th August 2011

Iconic aircraft XH558 fulfils John Sergeant’s ‘childhood dream’

The last flying Vulcan will feature prominently in a new documentary to be shown on BBC One on Sunday evenings.  ‘Britain’s Hidden Heritage’ explores fascinating projects that typify British endeavour and achievement.  Journalist John Sergeant visited XH558’s new home at Doncaster Robin Hood International Airport and flew beside the aircraft with the Blades aerobatics team, fulfilling what he called ‘a childhood dream’.  The Vulcan is featured in the first programme of the series, which will be broadcast at 19:00hrs on Sunday 14th August.

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First industry demonstration of Vocis twin speed EV transmission at forthcoming Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) show   Print  
The new transmission will be demonstrated in a prototype electric minibus, giving visitors an opportunity to experience first hand the refinement and smooth operation of the system. Thursday, 11th August 2011

Proven concept provides step change in efficiency and range

Transmission engineering and control specialist Vocis will give its novel twin speed electric vehicle (EV) transmission its first public demonstration at LCV2011 (the Low Carbon Vehicle show) on September 7-8, at Rockingham Motor Speedway. Technical specialists from the company will be on hand to provide an insight into the technology and the efficiency, performance and range benefits it offers for the next generation of EVs.

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Emergency logistics saves a European vehicle manufacturer more than ?1 million ? in just 9 hours   Print  
A swift, efficient response to supply chain failures can reduce costs and allow further leaning. Thursday, 4th August 2011

One call to emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical has saved a major vehicle manufacturer more than €1 million in lost production. The firm’s global operations team kept the lines running by resolving a compound failure, where a supply chain process experienced two consecutive faults.

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New Vulcan Flying Suit puts children in the pilot?s seat   Print  
Your pilot-of-the-future can now look the part in the new Vulcan Children?s Flying Suit, complete with RAF motif, pilots wings and interchangeable Vulcan patches. Wednesday, 3rd August 2011

Now your child can become the pilot of the last flying Vulcan, wearing an authentic Vulcan flying suit from the charity that operates the much-loved delta-winged aircraft.  The all-in-one suit comes complete with the Royal Air Force motif, pilot’s wings and a selection of ‘velcro’ Vulcan patches that allow your ‘pilot of the future’ to select the appropriate insignia for his next mission.

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Federal-Mogul extends UK distribution of OE-quality brake brand Beral   Print  
Beral brake linings cover more than 98% of the commercial vehicle parc in the UK. A variety of friction materials are available to suit a range of applications and duty cycles. Tuesday, 2nd August 2011

Partnership with Intertruck provides operators and workshops with easy access to high performing brake products

Federal-Mogul is extending distribution of its Beral range of OE-quality brake products to commercial vehicle customers across the UK. Intertruck has been chosen as the nationwide distributor of Beral truck and bus brake pads, discs and linings.

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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 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 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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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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