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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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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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Proven Technologies, New Markets

While we tend to focus on leading-edge technologies in this blog, such as hydraulic hybrids, electric vehicles, advanced thermal management, and engine downspeeding, it’s important to note that the technology landscape around the globe is not uniform.

This can be attributed to many factors – government regulations, adoption rates of innovations, availability of financing, labor costs – but the primary reason is the local preferences of equipment buyers.  Simply put, if the buyers of equipment either perceive they don’t need or aren’t prepared to invest in the added benefits that advanced technologies can provide, it doesn’t make sense for manufacturers to offer machines with them.

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Categories: Trade Shows, Technology, Off-Highway, China, Localized Solutions, Construction

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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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Think Globally, Engineer Locally

Impressions from CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 on the growing worldwide construction industry

Nearly 130,000 people attended CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 in Las Vegas this year. The event set records for exhibit space, number of exhibitors, and education tickets sold while marking the second-highest attendance in the show’s history. 

While the construction industry is becoming more global, construction equipment is certainly not becoming universal.  The front-end loader used on a building site in London is far different from the front-end loader found in Shanghai – even if it is made by the same manufacturer. 

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Categories: Agriculture, Off-Highway, Trade Shows, Construction

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Innovations for Farming: Agritechnica 2013

New Innovations in Agriculture Equipment Push Market Forward

The agricultural world came together at Agritechnica 2013 in Hanover, Germany, last month, attracting nearly a half million visitors and about 2,900 exhibitors from 47 countries.  Not only was it an excellent opportunity for Dana to showcase our technological innovations to our customers, but it was also a...

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Categories: Agriculture, Productivity, Off-Highway, Efficiency, Trade Shows, Safety

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