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Reduce Weight to Boost Efficiency and Performance

Driven by increasingly ambitious regulations in North America and around the world, the future of the mobility industry is being shaped by a growing need for improved fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Lightweighting – the process of reducing the weight of a vehicle via a variety of engineering efforts – has emerged as a viable strategy to help original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) reach these new standards across nearly all vehicle platforms.

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Categories: Commercial Vehicle, Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Light Vehicle, Lightweighting, Off-Highway, Regulation, Technology, Vertical Integration

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Engine Testing 1, 2, 3

Developing a top-notch, award-winning, and widely-accepted engine is not an easy feat. It takes a great deal of design work, utilization of state-of-the-art components, a sharp focus on industry standards, and forward thinking in terms of where the marketplace is headed. Creating an engine of this caliber is a lengthy process, and one that, above all, requires effective data capture and analysis. 

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Categories: Engine, Product Testing, Global Expertise, Germany, Regulation, Efficiency, Data, Technology, Light Vehicle, Thermal Management

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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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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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Optimizing the Powertrain to Meet Emissions and Fuel-Efficiency Requirements

The global automotive industry continues to focus on developing cleaner, more highly efficient powertrain technologies to meet strict emission standards and consumer desire to pay less at the pump.  The demand for alternative and fuel-efficient combustion engine powertrain solutions shows no signs of slowing, and a forecast from J.D. Power and Associate’s strategic partner LMC Autmotive predicts that by 2025, 36 percent of new passenger vehicles in the global market will have alternative powertrains. J.D. Power also states that the remaining 64 percent of passenger vehicles will be equipped with conventional gasoline engines with much more fuel-efficient transmissions.

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Categories: Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Light Vehicle, Thermal Management, Powertrain, Turbocharging

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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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Natural Gas: Fueling the Future – Part 1

Benefits and Barriers of Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles

With an array of vehicle powertrains – gasoline, natural gas, diesel, fuel cell, electric, propane, and more – now powering our vehicles, it’s imperative that auto suppliers are experienced with a range of powertrain platforms to ensure they are prepared to meet the demands of the vehicles of tomorrow.   

While the market is dominated by gasoline and diesel, compressed natural gas (CNG) is gaining attention from manufacturers.  Composed mostly of methane, CNG is cleaner burning than the other...

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Categories: Alternative Fuels, Light Vehicle, Sustainability

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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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