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Automotive Fuel Systems Challenge Thermoplastic Materials

September 24th, 2012

The automotive fuel systems business represents a $14 billion global market that provides opportunities for a wide range of thermoplastic materials from high density polyethylene to more exotic materials such as ethylene and vinylidene-type fluoropolymers and long chain polyamides. Recently a number of diverse factors have challenged the use of these materials. These factors have […]

Tags: Fuel Systems

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Automotive Air Induction, Cooling and EGR Systems Enable Vehicles to Meet Tough Carbon Dioxide Limits

September 24th, 2012

Efforts to meet future legislated emission requirements including those for carbon dioxide are leading to considerable innovation for improved powertrain performance. Leading these efforts is of course, vehicle electrification in its various forms for mild hybrids, full hybrids (serial and parallel), range extenders, plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles. Internal combustion engines (ICEs) have too […]

Tags: Thermal Management

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The Costs of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: Opportunities in Component Development

January 29th, 2012

The ITB Group, an international automotive consulting firm, has recently published a 2011 multi-client report to address a question that hangs in the thoughts of the automotive industry, energy companies, car buyers and fleet managers: How will hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles perform and are they worth the money? Few technology issues are more urgent […]

Tags: Thermal Management

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Technical Community Presents Next-Generation Interiors at Automotive Cockpit and Interior Systems Events Organized by The ITB Group

November 11th, 2011

The ITB Group, a leader in technical automotive consulting and conferences, hosted its 2011 series of automotive interior seminars with two back-to-back events in Shanghai and Detroit, two cities that are crucial knowledge hubs in the international automotive industry today. Learning sessions at the conferences focused on today’s needs in the automotive interior, including consumer […]

Tags: China, Smart Automotive Surfaces, USA

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The ITB Group and Flo-Link Form Pyxidus LLC to Monitor Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Performance

July 21st, 2011

Pyxidus LLC has been established to provide superior real world knowledge of the performance of advanced technology vehicles. This knowledge will improve fleet management by improving the understanding of real-world vehicle performance and facilitating the development of vehicles and associated subsystems. As an independent supplier offering data monitoring and analysis along with engineering services, Pyxidus […]

Tags: Electrification

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Integrated Center Stacks: Center of the Universe for Automotive Interiors

July 13th, 2011

The ITB Group, an international automotive consulting firm, has published a 2011 multiclient report that covers technical and business developments in Automotive Integrated Center Stacks. This is the result of extensive interviews with industry participants to identify the supply base for present and future center stack business, with an eye on the required key expertise. […]

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