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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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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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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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