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Positive Train Control (PTC), which was implemented ahead of schedule, will help prevent crashes like this 2017 Amtrak derailment in Dupont, Wash.

Positive Train Control Ready Ahead of Schedule

Source: Federal Railroad Administration announcement WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that positive train control (PTC) technology is in operation on all 57,536 required freight and passenger railroad route miles, prior to the…

The market for electro-pneumatic brakes will grow by about 5 percent in the next decade

Knorr-Bremse Demos Freight-Train Automation

Source: Knorr-Bremse Munich – New York Air Brake LLC (NYAB), a subsidiary of the Knorr-Bremse Group, in August deployed its on-board energy-management system, LEADER® AutoPilot™, to test the automatic driving capabilities of a freight train in Colorado. The system managed…

PTC added to DCTA A-train

PTC First Application in Texas on Denton A-Train

Source: CBSDFW.com Denton, Texas – After years of delays, the A-Train operated by the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is now the first passenger train in Texas to have fully functioning and tested Positive Train Control (PTC) system. DCTA officials said with the testing of…

Positive Train Control (PTC), which was implemented ahead of schedule, will help prevent crashes like this 2017 Amtrak derailment in Dupont, Wash.

PTC Nears Full Legal Implementation

Source: Washington Post post WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. railroads are on track to meet a December deadline to implement an automatic braking system – Positive Train Control (PTC) –  that could prevent catastrophic collisions and derailments caused by speeding, the…

Wabtec has acquired the railway friction business of MASU

Wabtec Breaks Ground for Rail-Brake Factory

Source: Wabtec BOCHUM, Germany — Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) celebrated the groundbreaking of a 20,000-sqm, state-of-the-art green factory for developing and manufacturing brakes, as well as maintaining brakes and couplers for transit vehicles. Once complete, the new facility in Bochum will…

The 2024 Kia EV9 Land brings BEV power to a mass-market mid-size 3-row SUV

EV9 Electrifies 3-Row SUVs

CHATHAM, Mass. – Big, powerful, silent and comfortable all describe the new three-row, large mid-size battery-electric (BEV) sport-utility vehicle (SUV) Kia EV9 recently introduced to the American consumer. My initial impressions during a brief 20-minute drive at the recent #IMPASpringBrake2024…

All-new 2023 Honda Pilot TrailSport is ready to take on all roads

Pilot Now Ready for Adventure

CHATHAM, Mass. – When Honda designed its all-new three-row 2023 Pilot the Japanese automaker engineered the TrailSport variant as the most off-road capable sport-utility vehicle (SUV) in the company’s history. A 10-day period with the 2023 Honda Pilot AWD TrailSport…

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is an engineering tour de force

GLE 450 Latest MB Mid-Size SUV

CHATHAM, Mass. – Mercedes-Benz lists 12 different SUVs on its consumer website, from the subcompact GLA to the uber-premium/luxury Mercedes-Maybach GLS. I recently spent a week in a 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC, the latest iteration of the company’s original…

According to a JCMR report, the ADAS and AV market will increase by a CAGR of 23.5 %

ADAS, AV Revenue to Grow Significantly

Source: JCMR announcement DECATUR, Ga. – Revenue from the global advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) and autonomous-driving (AV) components market was vаluеd at $10.5445 billion іn 2021 and is expected to register a significant compound-annual-growth rate (CAGR) of 23.5 percent during…

Continental brake-by-wire system won a 2022 Pace Award

Continental Brake-by-Wire Wins PACE Award

Source: Continental announcement AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Technology company Continental has won a 2022 Automotive News PACE Award for its MK C2 brake-by-wire system. Additionally, BMW Group and Continental were presented with an Innovation Partnership Award for their development of…

NRS Brakes added brake pad kits for many brands including the Ioniq 5

Ioniq 5 Breaks EV Mold

CHATHAM, Mass. – The Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric vehicle (EV) does not look like anything else on the road on Cape Cod – or anywhere else in the U.S. for that matter, making a statement the Korean automaker will be…