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Structural adhesive joining solutions enhance lightweight module construction

Dow Automotive Systems is leveraging its existing structural adhesives portfolio as well as its development expertise to offer BETAFORCE™, BETAMATE™ and BETASEAL™ solutions that enhance lightweight module construction. Liftgate/hatchback, decklids and front-end carrier modules are increasingly designed using a multi-material mix to decrease weight while maintaining design flexibility, styling and ...

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Innovative Scania excels in patent applications

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Scania once again excels in innovation as the leader in patents. In 2017, Scania submitted 243 patent applications to the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, more than any other company in Sweden. Meanwhile, Scania was granted 295 patents last year, by far most in Sweden. “This clearly shows Scania’s innovative ...

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Renault pilots infrastructure for tomorrow’s autonomous, connected cars with fleet of 1000 SCOOP-enabled Méganes

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SCOOP is a pilot project for the deployment of cooperative intelligent transportation systems. This EU project facilitates trials of future vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) connectivity solutions under real-world driving conditions. It is carried out alongside a range of partners in France, including the French Ministry for the Ecological and ...

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Sprinter crowned Van of the Year at Commercial Fleet awards

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The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been crowned Van of the Year at the prestigious Commercial Fleet Awards, held last night (30 November) in the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham. The Commercial Fleet Awards are judged by a panel of industry experts, including van operators themselves, who use these vehicles in their daily work. ...

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