News Article | May 18, 2017
Dana will invest approximately US$13 million (CNY160 million) to build out the new operation, which will employ approximately 130 highly qualified associates when full production is reached in 2020. This will be Dana's 15th facility in China and its first in Chongqing. The plant will be located at the Yufu Industrial Development Zone, where Dana will host a ceremony to break ground in conjunction with The 8th Global Automotive Forum in June. "We at Dana are excited to bring our latest disconnecting all-wheel-drive technology to the world's largest automotive market," said Bob Pyle, president of Dana Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies. "This technology is particularly appropriate for China as it addresses the drivability requirements of the sophisticated Chinese consumer and helps meet the fuel efficiency and sustainability requirements of both global and local OEMs operating in China." Currently in pre-production testing, Spicer SmartConnect technology helps global vehicle manufacturers address evolving emissions regulations while maintaining the safety and control that are key advantages for AWD vehicles. The Spicer SmartConnect system configures the drivetrain to work in fuel-efficient front-wheel-drive mode. It automatically and seamlessly converts to AWD when it detects slipping at the wheel, such as during rapid acceleration or in slippery conditions. The introduction of disconnecting AWD technology in China illustrates how Dana is addressing its enterprise strategy – titled "Shifting into Overdrive" – across multiple dimensions. The Spicer SmartConnect system helps to expand global markets by driving disproportionate growth in the rapidly changing Asia-Pacific region while commercializing new technologies that address customer and market needs. "Dana has served the rapidly growing Chinese automobile market for more than 25 years, and our expansion into Chongqing highlights Dana's continued commitment to supporting vehicle manufacturers with technologies that deliver superior performance and fuel savings," said Antonio Valencia, president of Dana China. "This technology also demonstrates how Dana supports the modernization strategies behind the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's 'Made in China 2025' initiative, as well as the 13th Five-Year Plan." The Spicer SmartConnect system was tested and validated at Dana's technical center in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. Fully integrated into Dana's global research and development system, the Dana China Technical Center has been equipped to support new products from concept development through launch. Inaugurated in 2013, this facility has more than 50 engineers who facilitate the delivery of new product offerings for China and the rest of the region and adapt technologies developed elsewhere in the world for the specific needs of the China market. Dana currently has approximately 7,000 employees in China, including those working for operations in which Dana holds a half interest. Dana is a world leader in highly engineered solutions for improving the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of powered vehicles and machinery. Dana supports the passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway markets, as well as industrial and stationary equipment applications. Founded in 1904, Dana employs approximately 27,000 people in 34 countries on six continents who are committed to delivering long-term value to customers. The company reported sales of more than $5.8 billion in 2016. For more information, please visit dana.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dana-to-expand-manufacturing-capabilities-into-western-china-300460085.html
News Article | May 16, 2017
DuPont is proud to take part at the upcoming Industrial Valve Summit in Bergamo, Italy on 24-25 May. The Industrial Valve Summit brings together stakeholders involved in valve technologies and flow control solutions to discuss technical challenges and opportunities, introduce pioneering technology, and share experiences. At this year’s event DuPont will present a paper on the results of their research into low and high temperature elastomeric sealing systems for valves in harsh environments such as oil and gas production. The paper provides results on their testing of a solution to one of the key challenges being faced by valve manufacturers specifying perfluoroelastomer seals: the need to meet both low temperature and high temperature requirements in a single sealing solution. Such seals often also need Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD) certifications such as Norsok M710 rev 3 / ISO 23936-2 / Total GS EP PVV 142 and excellent chemical resistance. Back up rings are also typically required to prevent extrusion of high durometer O-rings under high temperature and high pressure conditions. Meeting all these requirements at reasonable cost is not an easy task. This DuPont paper details the results of their advanced testing of a solution to this challenge through a perfluoroelastomer seal with sufficient extrusion resistance at high temperature to allow the removal of back up rings. This is shown to significantly enhance low temperature sealing performance as well as reducing total sealing system cost by simplifying assembly, reducing part count, and groove length requirements. Testing on a “state of the art” high pressure high temperature test rig at the DuPont European Technical Centre is part of the work presented in this paper. This test rig is part of DuPont’s continued investment in cutting edge testing capabilities and complements their existing Technical Center of Excellence for Fluids and Material Handling. A relative comparison of various types of perfluoroelastomers has also been presented. Significant performance differences were observed between various types of perfluoroelastomers. The preliminary results highlight that selecting the appropriate Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer O-ring shows excellent extrusion resistance without backup rings at high temperatures and that at low temperature the performance of the perfluoroelastomer is improved by removing back-up rings. The Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer seal without back-up rings can be a suitable solution to meet both low and high temperature requirements of valve manufacturers specifying perfluoroelastomer seals. “We are very excited to present the results of our research at the Industrial Valve Summit. We believe that the results of the preliminary testing are very interesting for the oil and gas industry and could lead to more efficient solutions and cost savings for our customers,” said Dr. Geoff Lewis, EMEA Application Development Manager at DuPont. DuPont will present the paper at the Industrial Valve Summit on Thursday 25 May at Session 9 on Advanced Sealing Solutions. DuPont is also pleased to be exhibiting at the event, showcasing our DuPont™ Vespel® polyimide and fluoropolymer composite parts which have both high temperature and cryogenic capabilities (particularly LNG) for high pressure valve applications such as ball valve seats and valve stem packing, and allow for easier sealing, operating torque reduction (smaller size actuator) and ease of design for a wide range of uses. DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) parts are resistant to more than 1800 chemicals and solvents, including sour multi-phase fluids. They retain high levels of elasticity and recovery, even after long-term exposure to harsh environments at elevated temperatures, while offering the high temperature stability of PTFE (327°C). The long-term, proven performance of Kalrez® parts can mean less frequent seal changes, repairs and inspections, increasing process and equipment uptime for greater productivity and yield. DuPont™ Vespel® Polyimide (PI) parts and shapes are manufactured according to the needs of each customer. Properties of Vespel® help overcome severe sealing, wear and friction challenges, can endure extremes of temperature (both cryogenic and high), and stand up to some of the world’s harshest operating environments. In addition to polyimides offerings, the DuPont™ Vespel® CR series are a range of composite materials designed to perform in hostile chemical environments associated to the oil and gas industry, particularly high-pressure pumps and valves used in hydrocarbon processing and refining. DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) is a leading innovator of thermoplastics, elastomers, renewably-sourced polymers, high-performance parts and shapes, as well as resins that act as adhesives, sealants, and modifiers. DPM supports a globally linked network of regional application development experts who work with customers throughout the value chain to develop innovative solutions in automotive, packaging, construction, consumer goods, electrical/electronics and other industries. For additional information about DuPont Performance Materials, visit plastics.dupont.com. For additional information about DuPont™ Kalrez® and Vespel® for Oil & Gas valve applications please visit here.
News Article | May 25, 2017
SINGAPORE, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 20 years of experience in developing state of the art techonologies and technical know-how to design high performing eco-oriented products, Bridgestone is proud to unveil the new Passenger Radial ECOPIA EP300 Tyre. EP300 is positioned as next generation eco-tyre that offers low rolling resistance and superior wet grip performance while delivering an extended wear life. Through the innovative design concept and engineering solutions adopted, EP300 revolutionizes and redefines the concept of an eco-tyre by bringing it to the next level as embodied in its tagline "When You Want It All". Demanding Drivers that "Want it all" have now available in the market a product that will fully meet their expectations. Inherent in the ECOPIA family, EP300 is tested and proven to achieve significant fuel savings of up to 2 liters1 every full tank compared with conventional tyres. In tests comparing EP300 to previous ECOPIA generation2, the results demonstrate that the new techonologies and design concept adopted for EP300 help to achieve an improved fuel savings, while offering drivers additional travelling distance of up to 11.2 km3 per tank and a superior wet grip performance for a safer drive on wet asphalt. "Most drivers desire a way to achieve better fuel efficiency that translates into fuel savings. However, despite how careful drivers can be on the accelerator, if a vehicle is not equipped with the optimum eco-tyres, achieving good fuel efficiency and economy will be a challenge," commented Tai Kawasaki, Managing Director of Bridgesone Asia Pacific Technical Center. "With the new ECOPIA EP300, we aim to bring drivers the best possible return from their vehicles while allowing them to do their part for the environment, as lower rolling resistance brings reduced CO2 emissions." Fuel Efficiency EP300's low rolling resistance brings fuel efficiency to the next level. This contributes to daily fuel savings and less CO2 emissions, reducing the vehicle's environmental footprint. Compared to previous ECOPIA generation, EP300 offers even further savings by traveling up to an additional up to 11.2 km per full tank. Superior Wet Grip EP300 features enhanced NanoPro-Tech TM with a new polymer that provides enhanced wet grip due to an increased contact area that grips wet road surfaces with higher frictional force at the micro-level. In addition, the new tread pattern contributes to anti-hydroplaning performance, better handling and reduced noise. Long Lasting Deeper lug depth on the tyre shoulder is designed to strengthen durability and increase wear resistance. EP300 features new tread design to better control tyre deformation and provide long lasting tyre life through a uniform wear pattern. ¹ Figure shown is calculated based on the test results by TUV Rheinland Chassis Dynometer Test according to UNECE-R83 and UNECE-R101. Vehicle: Toyota Camry 2.0G, Tyre Product: Firestone TZ700 Tyre Size: 215/60R16, Inflation Pressure: 230 kpa, Drive Condition: Urban (City). Actual savings may vary based on driving, road conditions, load and proper tyre maintenance. ² Previous ECOPIA generation refers to ECOPIA EP200. ³ Figure shown is calculated based on the test results by TUV Rheinland Chassis Dynometer Test according to UNECE-R83 and UNECE-R101. Vehicle: Toyota Camry 2.0G, Tyre Product: ECOPIA EP200 Tyre Size: 215/60R16, Inflation Pressure: 230 kpa, Drive Condition: Urban (City). Actual additional travelling distance gained may vary based on driving, road condition, load and proper tyre maintenance. *All tests referred to in 1 & 3 were conducted using the same test driver. ECOPIA EP300 is available in 32 different sizes and will be available progressively in Asia Pacific markets soon. For more information, please visit your local Bridgestone dealers. In line with Bridgestone's refined global CSR commitment "Our Way to Serve", ECOPIA EP300 supports the Environment by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. In addition, EP300 enhances the concept of Mobility by providing a more sustainable way to support the way people move, live, work and play. Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world's largest tyre and rubber company. In addition to tyres for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world. In the Asia Pacific region, Bridgestone locates its regional headquarters in Singapore, overseeing the operations of tyre production and sales facilities, as well as supplying its products across more than 25 over countries in the region. Bridgestone Asia Pacific plays a key role in facilitating this large and growing market as it contributes significantly to the entire Bridgestone Group.
News Article | May 29, 2017
UPES Dahradun is organizing a Design Conclave focusing on the growing impact of design in India on 2nd june 2017. Visit www.upes.ac.in for more details. --, an eminent institution that imparts design-oriented skills, is organising a Design Conclave in New Delhi. The event will be held on June 2nd, 2017 at Vivanta by Taj, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Attendance to the design conclave is by invitation only. To know more about the eventplease fill your details here http://www.upes.ac.in/events/2017/design-conclave/index.htmlplease fill your details here http://www.upes.ac.in/events/2017/design-conclave/index.htmlThe Design Conclave aims to showcase the growing impact of design in India, role of international collaborations for the sector, and the role and impact of Indian Government policy to support and promote its growth. The event will be attended by dignitaries from government institutions, design industry as well as the education sector. The agenda for discussions will largely revolve around how design education in India can become a valuable asset for our economy, and the need to nurture it through a proper channel and industry-specific programs.The conclave will act as a crucial source of information and foundation for further dialogue betweenthe corporate sector, design institutions, and various govt. stakeholders.The theme for the Design Conclave is 'Getting Ready for the Future'. It highlights that Design Thinking & Innovation practices are becoming vital for creative leaders of new generation in technology, business and education. Going forward, the success of an enterprise will largely depend on creativity, design and innovation. For this purpose, eminent speakers and panellists have been invited from the Indian & International design fraternity.The agenda for this notable event will revolve around the following areas:Design Education in IndiaRole of Design in Business GrowthLiberating Creativity Through EducationIdeation Exercise - Designing A Template for Public SpaceSteering CommitteeThe keynote speakers in the conclave are reputed names in the design industry coming from highly distinguished organizations.Anil Saini, Director (Design), General Motors Technical Center IndiaSudhir Sharma, Editor-in-Chief, Pool MagazineAnuj Prasad, Founder & CEO, Desmania Design Pvt. Ltd.Dr. Soumyajit Ghosal, Professor & Director, School of Design Studies, University of Petroleum & Energy StudiesUPES is a pioneer in domain specific education, targeting core sectors in India and Asia. Increasing demand for industry ready professionals has sparked the need for highly specific skillsets, which the UPES programs strive to fulfil. The 'School of Design Studies' at UPES is one such initiative aimed at training professionals for the emerging creative economy and design industry.Attendance to the design conclave is by invitation only. To know more about the event, please fill your details here http://www.upes.ac.in/ events/2017/ design-conclave/ index.html
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has analyzed more than a dozen metrics to rank Missouri’s best universities and colleges for 2017. Of the 40 four-year schools on the list, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University, Maryville University of Saint Louis, William Jewell College and Rockhurst University were the top five. 14 two-year schools also made the list, and State Fair Community College, Crowder College, Jefferson College, East Central College and State Technical College of Missouri were ranked as the best five. A full list of the winning schools is included below. “The schools on our list have created high-quality learning experiences for students in Missouri, with career outcomes in mind,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “They’ve shown this through the certificates and degrees that they offer, paired with excellent employment services and a record of strong post-college earnings for grads.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Missouri” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also appraised on additional data that includes annual alumni salaries 10 years after entering college, employment services, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and the availability of financial aid. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Missouri” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Missouri for 2017 include: Avila University Baptist Bible College Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences College of the Ozarks Columbia College Culver-Stockton College Drury University Evangel University Fontbonne University Hannibal-LaGrange University Harris-Stowe State University Kansas City Art Institute Lincoln University Lindenwood University Maryville University of Saint Louis Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Missouri Baptist University Missouri Southern State University Missouri State University-Springfield Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri Valley College Missouri Western State University Northwest Missouri State University Park University Rockhurst University Saint Louis University Southeast Missouri State University Southwest Baptist University Stephens College Truman State University University of Central Missouri University of Missouri-Columbia University of Missouri-Kansas City University of Missouri-St Louis Washington University in St Louis Webster University Westminster College William Jewell College William Woods University Missouri’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Crowder College East Central College Jefferson College Lake Career and Technical Center Mineral Area College Missouri State University - West Plains Moberly Area Community College North Central Missouri College Ozarks Technical Community College St. Charles Community College State Fair Community College State Technical College of Missouri Texas County Technical College Three Rivers Community College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | April 27, 2017
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), the global leader in automotive interior solutions, officially launched its new test lab at the company's Trenčín technical center. Today a ribbon cutting event was held together with government officials to inaugurate the new facilities and latest state-of-the-art testing and R&D equipment. Within YFAI's global network, the leveraged capabilities of the Technical Center add to the company's engineering excellence and help to better meet the needs of automotive customers with local expertise. Over the past few years, YFAI has been strengthening its presence and technical capabilities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The company recently expanded its research and development facilities. The Technical Center is now more than 4,800 square meters. Half of the space is dedicated to the new testing laboratory where the company conducts durability and material tests for automotive interior components and products, including instrument panels, cockpits, door panels and floor consoles. "The Technical Center in Trenčín is one of eight locations in our global engineering network, and it plays an important role in our research and development activities," said Jason Xu, Vice President, Engineering at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, in his speech at the event. "We are pleased that the investment in the new test lab will enable us to provide the best of expertise and excellence to our customers locally." Investment in Trencin shows commitment to growth With investments of EUR 4 million for a complete remodeling, the state-of-the-art engineering equipment now allows for wide-range testing of automotive interiors. With new chambers and high-level technical devices, component performance testing can be conducted for safety, durability, environmental effect, vibration, appearance, material and emissions. Given this wide range of testing capabilities, the Technical Center in Trenčín supports the company's growth plans in the European region. More information is available at: http://www.YFAI.com and at http://www.yfai-careers-ce.eu/trencin Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit http://www.YFAI.com. For more information, please contact: Yanfeng Automotive Interiors European Headquarters Jagenbergstraße 1 41468 Neuss, Germany
News Article | May 5, 2017
"At Toyota, we like to say 'Let's Go Places,' and the Land Speed Cruiser goes places faster than any SUV before it. This was an aspirational goal that inspired us all," said Steve Appelbaum, Toyota Motor Sales National Engagement Marketing Manager. "We achieved success by employing the kind of innovative solutions and unyielding determination that have long represented the core of Toyota's soul." The Land Speed Cruiser, which debuted at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, started life as a stock production model before being heavily modified by a team of engineers at Toyota's Motorsports Technical Center (MTC). "The World's Fastest SUV record was at 211 mph. That's extremely fast. Toyota thought, 'Why don't we make a really, ultra-powerful Land Cruiser, and let's just see how fast we can make it can go,'" said MTC Manager, Chuck Wade. Using the Land Cruiser's production 5.7-liter 3UR-FE V8 engine as a starting point, the team added a pair of volleyball-sized Garrett turbochargers that are capable of producing up to 55 PSI of boost. To cope with extreme force induction, the MTC team upgraded the engine's internals with sturdier pistons and rods and a custom-made intake manifold, among other key items. This helped ensure the monstrous V8 could safely and reliably produce over 2,000 horsepower for its record-setting runs. The role of doling power was left to a custom racing transmission strong enough to withstand the stresses and abuses of high power and tremendous speeds. However, building the engine was the easy part. Driving in excess of 200 mph challenges a vehicle's aerodynamics and stability. To aid controllability, the Land Speed Cruiser sits lower to the pavement, thus dramatically reducing the amount of turbulent air allowed to pass underneath. Its frame received some massaging in order to maintain optimal suspension geometry, and was narrowed by 3 inches to accommodate wider Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. Test driver and championship road racer, Craig Stanton, played a key role in fine tuning the Land Speed Cruiser's setup at Toyota's Arizona Proving Ground (TAPG). His input was translated into tactile changes made by MTC's engineers. "I wanted the Land Speed Cruiser to provide the confidence you need, as a driver, to keep pushing even when the world around you becomes a high speed blur," he said. "We made some setup adjustments, and it not only accelerates and shifts more smoothly, but it also has enhanced stability." With the Land Speed Cruiser dialed-in and finally ready for its record-setting run, recently-retired Toyota NASCAR driver Carl Edwards met the team at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California. In addition to being one of the very few places in the US where supersonic flight is allowed, it features a two and a half mile paved runway perfectly suited to the Land Speed Cruiser's mission. Prior to Edwards' run, Stanton warmed-up the SUV, moving it along at a hefty 198 mph. On his first run, Edwards was able to hit an awe-inspiring 211 mph, but found himself running out of pavement to slow the big SUV. More boost was then dialed in to up the power, and he tried again. The next run proved to be the most impressive. Edwards put the hammer down, and piloted the Land Speed Cruiser to its jaw-dropping 230 mph record. "At 225 mph, the thing was wandering a little bit. All I could think was that Craig said, 'No matter what, just keep your foot in it,' and we got 230 mph," Edwards recounted from behind a huge grin after setting the record. "It's safe to say that this is the fastest SUV on the planet." High-resolution photography can be downloaded at toyotanewsroom.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/toyota-land-speed-cruiser-claims-worlds-fastest-suv-title-300452070.html
News Article | April 26, 2017
Major Exhibiting Themes--Intelligent & Electrified--are among focuses of these new technologies TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- One highlight in the 2017 TAIPEI AMPA / AutoTronics Taipei, the largest auto-parts show in Taiwan and a leading one of its kind in Asia, held from April 19-22, 2017 in Taipei, is the eye-catching technology R&D achievements showcased by Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium (TARC). This year, the major exhibiting themes of the "TARC Pavilion", a 20-booth special zone located at L0618, 4F, Nangang Exhibition Center, are "Intelligent & Electrified". The opening ceremony of the TARC Pavilion in the 2017 TAIPEI AMPA/AutoTronics Taipei show was attended by many VIPs, including this year’s host Joe Huang (fifth from right), TARC committee chairman and president of ARTC. (photo from TARC) TARC, the most-important automotive-technology R&D platform in Taiwan, exhibited a total of 21 new technologies/products; plus the "Experiencing Autonomous Technology" reality demo, in the annual show. The "Experiencing Autonomous Technology" lets the general public on-site experience an autonomous vehicle equipped with homegrown ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) technologies onboard passing through 10 automated-driving circumstances. The Experiencing activity is hosted at the Nangang Exhibition Center MRT Station Exit, next to the show venue, during the full show period. The 10 ADAS technologies demonstrated is an clear indicator of the last mile before Taiwan's mature capability in autonomous vehicle to be put on-road. Eye-catching Exhibits to Draw Int'l Attentions Statistics compiled by market research firm IHS showed that there will be a boom for autonomous vehicles in the period between 2025 and 2035, when annual global sales of such vehicles are forecasted to top some 21 million units. TARC well-planned this year's exhibiting themes, Intelligent & Electrified, for the TARC Pavilion, anticipating showcasing the "21+1" latest R&D achievements developed by consortium members, including Automotive Research and Testing Center (ARTC), Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC), Mechanical and System Research Laboratories (MSL) of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Material and Chemical Research Laboratories (MCL) of ITRI, the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), and their private-company partners. Among these advanced technologies and products, several highlights draw intensive attentions from international visitors, such as the Vision Based Forward Object Detection System; Cooperative Vehicle Positioning System; Driver Simulator; Long-distance Floating Multi-screen HUD; Belt Starter Generator; Demonstration of Practical Operation of Cloud Real-Time Management Technology to Electric Vehicles; Lightweight Modular Vehicle Frame etc. In addition, the heavy-weight experiencing activity organized by ARTC is the first of its kind in Taiwan, letting the general public practically experience various homegrown ADAS technologies on an evolutionary-version autonomous vehicle. TARC's Vital Role Joe Huang, TARC's committee chairman and president of ARTC, notes that in conjunction with the rapid development and advancement of sensor fusion, deep neural networks for image recognition, connected vehicle etc. technologies, various electronics and assist systems are counting for an increasing higher share in a vehicle's overall cost. Through the support from the Technology Development Program of Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs, Huang continued, TARC has been devoting into promoting Taiwan's vehicle-industry development and upgrading. The automotive-technology R&D platform, he adds, has also been continuously integrating available resources in the government, academia, research institutes, and industry to promote related technology advancement; as well as striving to help local companies grab more lucrative business opportunities in the international market through technical/technological transfer (to private makers) and TARC's global connections to the industry. Huang stresses that he welcomes all global visitors to pay a visit to the TARC Pavilion for witnessing latest, heavy-weight R&D achievements developed by the industry alliance. Must-see R&D Achievements at TARC Pavilion At the TARC Pavilion, international visitors are invited to witness the latest intelligent and electrified technologies, including several highlighted exhibits below: "Experiencing Autonomous Technology" "Experiencing Autonomous Technology" is not a single exhibit, but a reality demo of Taiwan's ongoing development of various autonomous-driving technologies. Sitting on an electric golf cart running at the demo ground, you can experience 10 circumstances of an autonomous vehicle, including: auto picking, lane following, intelligent human-machine interface, mobile-phone wireless charging, pedestrian detecting & autonomous emergency braking, lane changing, traffic-sign detecting, object detecting, auto parking and EV wireless charging. Vision Based Forward Object Detection System The vision (camera)-based Forward Object Detection System real-time detects front pedestrians, motorcycles and bicycles, other vehicles, and various types of obstacles etc. Cooperative Vehicle Positioning System A novel vehicle positioning system that integrates multiple positioning-enhancing systems to constitute the cooperative vehicle positioning technology, which can provide high-precision (within-30cm accuracy) and -- stability information of different sensors to meet requirements from autonomous vehicles. Driver Simulator The simulator builds up the needed test circumstances and scenes for ADAS, including vehicle physics model and simulated signals of related interfaces, simulated control algorithms and models etc.; effectively shortening development time by 30% to 50%, as well as reducing costs for vehicle makers, while upgrading product-design reliability. Long-distance Floating Multi-screen HUD With the core laser micro projection technology and the innovative long-distance floating light-path design, all traffic information can be projected in front of the car windshield 2 meters away, reducing the risk of driver's eye fatigue and distraction. The triple display of navigation map, AVM, and driving information can let the driver get all traffic information under the safeties condition. Belt Starter Generator (BSG) The BSG replaces the traditional engine alternator with an electric motor that serves as a generator and a starter motor; can simultaneously have the stop-start and power-assist functions and help cut 20% emission than traditional combustion-engine vehicles. Demonstration of Practical Operation Of Cloud Real-Time Management Technology to Electric Vehicles The technology is applied to real-time monitor in-operation medium- and low-speed EVs powered by used lithium batteries; indicating each in-operation EV's battery-pack healthiness, residual mileage, location, system conditions, accumulated mileage etc. Lightweight Modular Vehicle Frame The aluminum-alloy light-weight platform structure can effectively cut vehicle weight and extend cruise range by 15% or more. It also features modularized design, slip joint concept etc. advanced advantages, and can be applied to the development of various types of vehicles. All the above-mentioned exhibits in static or interactive demonstration, as well as many others, will be showcased under one roof once at the TARC Pavilion during the 2017 TAIPEI AMPA/AutoTronics Taipei show period. Don't miss the chance to experience the coming of autonomous vehicle technologies. 2017 TARC Achievement Showcase Video: https://youtu.be/ka7K1rS2Q5Y About Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium (TARC) To promote Taiwan's automotive industry development and strengthen international exchanges and cooperation, the Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) urged four research institutes to establish the TARC in mid-2005. Currently, six members of the consortium are: Automotive Research and Testing Center (ARTC), Mechanical and System Research Laboratories (MSL) of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Material and Chemical Research Laboratories (MCL) of ITRI, Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC), the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), and Hua-chuang Automobile Information Technical Center Co. Ltd. (HAITEC). The TARC aims to establish an integrated platform for automotive technological R&D; help the domestic industry to set up concurrent engineering design platform through international cooperation and technology transfer; and work with local universities to train personnel to set up a platform for innovative research. In recent years, the TARC has been integrating major industrial research institutes and technologies to develop EVs and key systems, as well as advanced automotive-electronic systems. CONTACT: ARTC Stone Su Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Quincy Liang Email: email@example.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tarc-showcases-211-heavy-weight-autonomous--ev-rd-achievements-in-2017-taipei-ampaautotronics-taipei-show-300446052.html