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Pioneering Innovations to Support Transmission Technology

New, powerful, high-gear transmissions are helping to boost efficiency and reduce fuel consumption for light-duty vehicles. But these complex improvements come with an amplified need for proper sealing to ensure that the transmission system remains uncontaminated and free of debris. Dana's Automotive News PACE award-winning Victor Reinz® MLS transmission separator plates provide a solution to keep the industry moving forward. 

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Categories: Light Vehicle, Collaboration, Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Mobility, Technology, Transportation, Transmission

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6x2 Efficiency and 6x4 Performance: Fleets Can Have it All

With new standards to meet, the commercial-vehicle industry is looking to new, high-level technologies to increase efficiency and improve fuel economy. The Spicer® AdvanTEK® Dual Range Disconnect™ concept from Dana combines the best of both worlds by offering high performance and dependable traction with reduced drivetrain losses. 

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Categories: Commercial Vehicle, Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Technology, Trade Shows, Transportation

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Investing in the Future to Move What Matters

Dana engineers have paired up with Detroit-area entrepreneurs through a mentorship-driven technology accelerator to help foster the next generation of innovators in the transportation industry. Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit will bring new technologies to market that address the future of moving people, goods, and services.

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Categories: Collaboration, Commercial Vehicle, Light Vehicle, Technology, Transportation, Future, Off-Highway, Mobility, Mentoring, Entrepreneurship

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Big Data Offers Real-Time Solutions and Predicts Vehicle Trends: Part 2

In our last Mobility Matters post, we discussed big data’s infiltration of nearly every industry, along with the importance of breaking down massive streams of information into smaller scopes to detect patterns and discover new insights. The second part of this conversation further explores data filtering and considers strategies that may help fleet managers overcome uncertainties to recognize the benefits of a prognostic approach to data.

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Categories: Commercial Vehicle, Light Vehicle, Off-Highway, Productivity, Technology, Safety, Transportation, Efficiency

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Big Data Offers Real-Time Solutions and Predicts Vehicle Trends: Part 1

The practice of collecting and analyzing information began long before the digital age. But today’s culture of 24/7 connectedness combined with more sophisticated, less expensive technology has allowed big data to infiltrate nearly every industry.

Within a large and complex data stream, telematics takes data to the next level by weeding through to find the most useful information. In the transportation industry, telematics has been adopted to monitor a variety of factors, from fluid levels to vehicle suspension.

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Categories: Commercial Vehicle, Light Vehicle, Off-Highway, Technology, Transportation, Safety, Productivity, Efficiency

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Material-Handling Mobility Truly Matters at CeMAT 2014

Demand for Material-Handling Products to Grow by 8 Percent through 2016

The mood among visitors and exhibitors alike at the CeMAT intralogistics trade show in Hanover last month was quite positive, with the Freedonia Group predicting global demand for material-handling products climbing 4.0 percent annually through 2016, and MHI forecasting 8.0 percent growth in U.S. material-handling equipment manufacturing in 2014 and 9.0 percent...

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Categories: Trade Shows, Transportation, Fuel Economy, Off-Highway

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U.S. Fuel Efficiency Standards Tighten for Commercial Vehicles

As Fuel Economy Standards Change, Fleet Owners and Truck OEMs Require New Approaches

While increasingly stringent fuel economy standards are always a focus for the light-vehicle segment, they are top of mind for the U.S. trucking industry as well. Last month, U.S. President Barack Obama called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to create and issue new fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles by March 2016.

In a statement issued by the White House, President Obama said that while heavy-duty trucks only account for four percent of the vehicles on U.S. highways, they are responsible for about 25 percent of on-road fuel consumption.

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Categories: Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Transportation, Lightweighting, Commercial Vehicle, Regulation

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A “Year of Action” for Improved Fuel Economy in 2014

OEMs Look to Lightweighting and Systems Approach to Meet Regulations

U.S. President Barack Obama proposed a “year of action” in his 2014 State of the Union address, which focused mostly on healthcare, employment, and immigration reform.  However, the president also touched on his commitment to the energy strategy and minimizing oil dependency.  He emphasized how far the nation has come in terms of decreased energy usage, reduced carbon emissions, and improved fuel efficiency...

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Categories: Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Lightweighting, CAE, Transportation

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Moving at the Speed of Industry

Research and Development is Key for Quality, Performance, and Value for Automotive End-Users

Acceleration – It seems like an appropriate choice as the very first word of Dana’s first blog, “Mobility Matters,” because so much of what we do centers around acceleration. It’s also a great word to describe the change taking place in our industry today...

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Categories: Acceleration, Alternative Fuels, Transportation

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