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London,UK -Fleet Owner, by Deborah Whistler -Oct 20, 2011: -- Road tests conducted by BAE Systems reveal that commercial trucks powered by the company’s green HybriDrive parallel hybrid electric propulsion system use 30% less fuel than trucks running on traditional diesel engines, according to a company announcement... The average fuel economy improvement of 30% on trucks powered by the parallel system was experienced across a range of standard driving cycles. However, the system performed best on stop-and-go cycles where average speed is between five and 20 miles per hour, the company said, making it a good choice for refuse collection and delivery trucks... BAE Systems is developing truck systems with Dennis Eagle in the U.K., and Crane Carrier Co. in the United States, to be rolled out in 2012. The HybriDrive parallel system will integrate with “big-bore” and heavy-duty diesel engines. The system is suitable for vehicles from 19,500 to 80,000 lbs. total gross vehicle weight...
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Chinese red double-decker buses, to serve the 2012 Summer Olympic Games
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Portland,OR,USA -Automotive World (UK) -September 29, 2011: -- Daimler Trucks North America is recalling its Thomas Built buses in the US due to a defective clamp assembly. The recall affects 1,825 of its Saf-T-Liner models... According to DTNA, the affected buses with these engines feature a v-band clamp assembly used to connect the inlet and outlet cone sections to the diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC)/diesel particulate filter (DPF). This assembly includes a T-bolt, which can fracture and fail when subjected to stress or load... A fracture or failure of this T-bolt can result in the loosening of the clamp, and consequently may cause the inlet or outlet sections attached to the DOC/DPF housing to disconnect. If these sections do disconnect, hot exhaust gases can vent before exiting the exhaust pipe, which would create the risk of combustion and a fire. Should both clamps fail, it is possible in some applications, that the DOC/DPF housing may detach completely, resulting in a road hazard... The possible fracture or failure of the T-bolt is due to an error in the component supplier's plating process...
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Toledo,OH,USA -Automotive World -October 05, 2011: -- Automotive component manufacturer Dana Holding has secured a long-term agreement to supply its Spicer drive axles for Blue Bird buses. These axles will feature in buses that are already equipped with Spicer driveshafts... Dana supplies axles, driveshafts, transmissions, sealing and thermal-management products for light- and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers. The company employs around 24,000 people in 26 countries...
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