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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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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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The Compelling Case for Cooperation among Rivals

OEM Alliances Are Key to Reaching Fuel Economy Targets

Once unimaginable, vehicle development alliances between OEMs are quickly becoming the new normal in the light-vehicle industry today, and this is a trend that is expected to accelerate in the years ahead.  The alliance between Renault and Nissan formed 15 years ago is picking up momentum, and by 2018, 70 percent of the companies’ models in the United States are expected to be produced under the...

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Categories: Collaboration, Fuel Economy, Light Vehicle

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Product Development Trends Evolve Again

Exploring the Benefits of Collaborative OEM/Tier 1 Supplier Partnerships

Henry Ford found monumental success with vertical integration when he developed the assembly line strategy for mass car production in the early 1900s. In the early days of the automotive industry, manufacturers invested heavily in the development of their own manufacturing processes, technologies, equipment, and parts.

This approach made sense when vehicle portfolios were narrow and volumes were high. However, in today’s highly specialized marketplace with wider consumer preferences, lower volumes, and global supply chains, automakers are looking for collaborative partnerships with Tier 1 suppliers that spur the research, development, and delivery of innovative parts and technology.

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Categories: Light Vehicle, Productivity, Thermal Management, Collaboration, Vertical Integration

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