LG Electronics?is considering building a new R&D center in?Vietnam. In 2014, LG set up a plant in Haipong, northern Vietnam, which produces home appliances, smartphones and in-vehicle infotainment components.
Spirit AeroSystems?signs deal with?Belcan. Belcan will provide Spirit with engineering capabilities primarily focused on supporting Spirit?s wing engineering activities in Prestwick, Scotland.
Reaction Engines?and?Rolls-Royce?announced a new strategic partnership agreement to develop high-speed aircraft propulsion systems and explore applications for Reaction Engines? thermal management technology within civil and defense aerospace gas turbine engines and hybrid-electric systems.
Ricardo?delivers first virtual remote certification testing for a marine engine.
Rolls-Royce?has completed testing of the ground-breaking technology that will power the world?s fastest all-electric plane. All the technology has been tested on a full-scale replica of the plane?s core, called an ?ionBird?, including a 500hp electric powertrain powerful enough to set world speed records and a battery with enough energy to supply 250 homes.
Meggitt?has secured a contract with?MODEC?for the supply of Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers (PCHEs) to the Bacalhau Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. MODEC?s Bacalhau vessel will be the largest FPSO ever delivered to Brazil with a topside designed to produce up to 220,000 barrels of crude oil per day. PCHE technology in gas compression and gas injection processes enables superior performance at a fraction of the size and weight of other heat exchanger solutions, providing increased efficiency, flexibility and lower operating costs.
Indian-Israeli JV?Kalyani Rafael Advanced?Systems keen for R&D facility in Hyderabad.
ZF?launches?WABCO?MAXXUS L2.0 Single-Piston Air Disc Brakes, now available on Navistar International on-highway vehicles. It shows R&D priorities. 1. Lightweight: Lightest tractor air disc brake in the North American market. It helps fleets save money on fuel. 2. Fewer parts: Optimized design features 43 fewer parts engineered for higher reliability and faster serviceability and uptime. 3. Minimize wear: With new continuous adjuster mechanism and advanced taper wear mitigation system.
Gulfstream?announced an additional enhancement to its Cabin Experience, by further investing in customer health through plasma ionization. The air purification system, which complements Gulfstream?s already 100% fresh-air environment, has proven in lab tests to kill pathogens and allergens.
Volvo Cars?has introduced a world-first premium air quality technology in its cars, allowing Volvo drivers to breathe clean and healthy air inside their cars and clean the air of their cabin ahead of their journey. The company?s new Advanced Air Cleaner technology comes with a sensor that measures PM 2.5 levels inside the cabin, creating a feature not available in any other car currently on the market.
BNSF?and?Wabtec?prepare to test battery-electric locomotive. This is fitted with a lithium-ion energy storage unit with around 20 000 cells.
Panasonic?develops industry?s first sensor enabling real-time simultaneous measurement of the flow rate and concentration of hydrogen under a highly humid environment.
The United States National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 includes authorization for the procurement of 5,421 Antilock Brake System/Electronic Stability Control (ABS/ESC) kits to prevent vehicle rollovers in the iconic High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or ?Humvee?) fleet. This paves the way for orders to be placed with?Ricardo?for the retrofit safety kits. ?
Japan will introduce Real Drive Emission test for diesel vehicles instead of lab test by 2022.?PERSOL?started Testing Services for Real Driving Emissions (RDE) Test to provide total support from on-road exhaust gas measurement to data analysis.
General Motors?will be the first automaker to use an almost completely wireless battery management system, or wBMS, for production electric vehicles. This wireless system, developed with Analog Devices, Inc., will be a primary driver of GM?s ability to ultimately power many different types of electric vehicles from a common set of battery components.
Navistar?to open new R&D center focusing on electric trucks in Michigan. It will focus on design, engineering and analysis of all its electric vehicles and batteries.
Maclean Engineering?has developed underground R&D center in Sudbury, Canada and it is using it to test mining equipments.
LTTS?is selected for engineering services and PLM services by Tenneco DRiV original equipment (OE) Ride Control business group.
China?s?Hisense?Group established a global research and development (R&D) center for cooking and dishwashing appliances in Slovenia?s Velenje where its local manufcaturing subsidiary Gorenje is based.
A leading industrial automation company has awarded?LTTS?a project for creating a low cost variant of their popular power drive and fast track its release to market.
NPD with caters to a practical need.?LEGO?and?IKEA?are launching stackable boxes which doubles as brick storage too.
GKN Aerospace?has shipped the first aero-engine components from its site in Johor, Malaysia. Aero-engine component repair business in Johor will serve customers in APAC region.
Embraer, Aerolite?and?Umlaut?announced the Phenom 300MED, a unique MedEvac solution for Phenom 300 series aircraft, which is also available for retrofit.
Continental?and aft automotive set up JV. Less weight, reduced CO2 emissions: New company will develop and manufacture couplings made of high-performance plastics for the automotive industry.
EDAG?has opened its first?office in Turkey with the start of the engineering center in Bilisim Vadisi (Gebze/Kocaeli). EDAG has been working for TOGG as the engineering partner to support the vehicle development of the first Turkish electric vehicle brand.
FEV?has inaugurated durability testing center. It is world?s largest development and test center for high-voltage batteries for passenger and commercial vehicles.
FEV?s software and testing solutions division STS is introducing a new range of high-tech applications for battery testing. Based on FEV?s 15 years of experience in the field of automotive battery testing, the company?s latest automation software MORPHEE? and its FEVFLEX? information management software feature standardized hardware solutions as well as engineering software customizable to all testing requirements.
Johnson Controls?new service offering suite based on OpenBlue technology will address customer needs including touchless environments, adaptable buildings, contact tracing, and sophisticated ventilation and sanitization systems. The suite has more than 20 uniquely tailored services across HVAC, Fire Protection and Security.
A leading global Tier1 firm partnered with?LTTS?to build a hybrid unified business engagement that will drive engineering process harmonization across their global locations enabling shorter time to market.
Bosch?and?Weichai Power?havve successfully increased the efficiency of Weichai diesel engine for heavy commercial vehicles up to 50 percent, thus setting a new global benchmark. Currently, thermal efficiency for truck engines averages around 46 percent.
Audi?and Climeworks store CO2 from the atmosphere underground. Climeworks is building the world?s largest direct air capture and storage facility in Iceland where 4,000 metric tons of CO2 will be stored as rock underground each year. Audi has been supporting the development of CO2 capturing technology with the goal of achieving net CO2-neutrality company-wide by 2050.
Boeing?designed and developed the Ultraviolet (UV) wand to sanitize airplane interiors. It will be manufactured by?Healthe.
BASF?and?Toyota?collaborate for light weighting success on 2021 Sienna, which features first-of-its-kind third row free-standing seatbacks. BASF polymer solution results in 30% weight reduction and 15% cost savings vs prior generation.
The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has awarded?ESG?Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH with a contract for the delivery of ?systems for the detection, classification / identification of and defence against small Unmanned Aircraft Systems?. The scope of delivery includes container-based GUARDION systems for the early detection and effective defense against drones for field camp protection in the deployment and mission areas of the German Armed Forces and is primarily provided by ESG and its project partner?Hensoldt.
LTTS?won a project to take ownership of multi-disciplinary engineering design activities for an OEM involved in energy generation solutions
RHI Magnesita?will develop India as its manufacturing, R&D, technical excellence and supply chain hub for the South Asia, West Asia and Africa markets. It will set up a regional R&D center at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. An integrated regional Commercial, Supply Chain Management and Market Intelligence center would be functional at Gurugram. Additionally a regional shared service center would be set up in India by next year.