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Scania Aktiebolag , commonly referred to as Scania AB or just Scania, is a major Swedish automotive industry manufacturer of commercial vehicles – specifically heavy trucks and buses. It also manufactures diesel engines for motive power of heavy vehicles, marine, and general industrial applications.Founded in 1891 in Malmö, in the Swedish province of Skåne, the company's head office has been in Södertälje, in the province of Södermanland, since 1912. Today, Scania has production facilities in Sweden, France, Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, and Russia. In addition, there are assembly plants in ten countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. Scania's sales and service organisation and finance companies are worldwide. In 2012, the company employed approximately 38,600 people around the world. Scania was listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm stock exchange from 1996 to 2014.Scania's logo shows a Griffin, from the coat of arms of the province of Scania . Wikipedia.

Scania AB | Date: 2014-03-02

Disclosed is a system for regulation of torque demanded from a prime mover of a vehicle, which prime mover responds to the torque demanded by delivering a dynamic torque. This dynamic torque is related by a gear ratio to a dynamic wheel torque which a power train comprising the prime mover imparts to at least one tractive wheel of the vehicle. The system regulates the torque demanded in such a way that a difference between the torque demanded and the dynamic torque is actively limited by employing feedback of the dynamic torque at an earlier time. The torque demanded at a time (t) for the regulation is limited to a maximum value which exceeds the dynamic torque at an earlier time by an offset value. The torque demanded is continuously varied according to the dynamic torque, so that power train oscillations in the vehicle are reduced in number and/or magnitude.

A method to monitor an operating characteristic in a combustion engine: creating a monitoring matrix divided into a number of sections for storage of information, wherein each section is associated with specific intervals of engine speed and torque requested from the engine T

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: GC.SST.2013-1. | Award Amount: 9.00M | Year: 2014

FABRIC addresses directly the technological feasibility, economic viability and socio-environmental of dynamic on-road charging of electric vehicles. FABRIC responds to the need to assess the potential and feasibility of a more extensive integration of electric vehicles in the mobility and transportation system, focusing primarily on dynamic wireless charging which would allow practically all of the drawbacks of on-board battery packs to be avoided. On-road charging would also enable the direct link to renewable energy sources: Ultimately this is the only way to fully decarbonise road transport and hence provide true sustainability from the socio-environmental perspective. Specifically, by engaging a highly-qualified, expert and comprehensive group of key stakeholders within its consortium, FABRIC will determine and assess the end-user requirements that will determine the potential of success in various application sectors, the technology drivers and challenges that impact the widespread implementation of wireless charging technology, and the technology gaps to be bridged in order to provide rational and cost-effective solutions for the grid and road infrastructures. Advanced solutions, conceived to enable full integration in the grid and road infrastructure within urban- and extra-urban environments for a wide range of future electric vehicles, will be implemented and tested. Each key issue will be assessed directly and comprehensively, providing insights through experimental evaluations into the relevant technologies, investigating the present and future opportunities for such solutions, and identifying the future trends and requirements for research and development. The ultimate aim is to provide a pivotal contribution to the evolution of e-Mobility in Europe by identifying the benefits and costs in absolute terms so that the investments required in the coming years for widespread implementation and exploitation can be fully defined and quantified.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: SST.2013.6-1. | Award Amount: 2.01M | Year: 2013

The FOSTER-ROAD project will support the European Technology Platform ERTRAC (the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) to create and implement the needed research and innovation strategies for a sustainable and competitive European road transport system. Linking all relevant stakeholders FOSTER-ROAD will provide the consensus-based plans and roadmaps addressing the key societal, environmental, economic and technological challenges in areas such as road transport safety, urban mobility, long distance freight transport, global competitiveness and all issues related to energy and environment. The FOSTER-ROAD activities include project monitoring, strategic research agendas, business case models and innovation plans, coordination of research on European and national level. They include multi-modal issues as well as comprehensive dissemination activities. Overall it can be stated that FOSTER-ROAD provides the best opportunity to maintain, strengthen and widen the activities to further develop the multi-stakeholder road transport research area, for the high-quality research of societal and industrial relevance in Europe.


A carrier and mount assembly for a heavy vehicle disc brake. The assembly includes a carrier having a first location formation formed therein, a mount having a second location formation formed therein, wherein the second location formation is aligned with the first location formation, and wherein the carrier is mounted to the mount via two or more fasteners that extend in a direction substantially parallel to a direction of insertion or removal of a friction element into or from the carrier. There is also a locator positioned in the first and second location formations to enable the carrier and mount to be assembled in the correct position, wherein the locator is at least a close fit to the first and second location formations.

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