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17-08-2018 | Electro Mobility | News | Article

TU Graz Unveils Robot-controlled CCS Rapid Charging System

The Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) has developed an automated CCS rapid charging system for electric cars. The robot-assisted prototype enables the sequential charging of different vehicles entering the charging space one after the other.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

16-08-2018 | Carsharing | News | Article

Kaspersky Lab Criticises Security Risks in Car Sharing Apps

The software firm Kaspersky Lab has investigated car sharing apps from well-known developers. The result: several security vulnerabilities make it easy for hackers to target users. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

15-08-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Audi e-tron Gets Electrohydraulic Brake Control System

Car manufacturer Audi claims its e-tron model will be the first electric car fitted with brake-by-wire technology. Depending on the driving situation, the brake system decides whether the Audi will decelerate using the electric motors, the wheel brake, or a combination of the two. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

10-08-2018 | Internal Combustion Engine | News | Article

Mazda Researches Efficient Combustion Engines

Mazda has developed a research project focussing on creating a new, low-carbon fuel alongside research into internal combustion engines that use the fuel.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

09-08-2018 | Automotive Manufacturing | News | Article

Audi and Ericsson Test 5G in Production

Together car manufacturer Audi and communications technology company Ericsson aim to investigate the potential for network technology and mobile connectivity 5G in automobile production. For this purpose, a 5G radio cell test field has been set up.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

08-08-2018 | Commercial Vehicles | News | Article

Renault Trucks Urban Lab 2 Demonstrates Fuel Saving Potential

Renault Trucks has optimised a temperature controlled truck in terms of aerodynamics, drive train, tires and connectivity. The Urban Lab 2 now consumes 12.8 percent less fuel in city and regional traffic.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

07-08-2018 | Materials Technology | News | Article

Zinc Flake Coating with Micro- and Nano-Particles

Minuscule micro- and nano-particles can improve surface hardening when added to zinc flake coatings. The particles can also extend the corrosion protection under mechanical stress.

Author:
Nadine Winkelmann

03-08-2018 | Fuel Cell | News | Article

Toyota Improves the Range of Its Fuel Cell Truck

Toyota has further developed its heavy-duty fuel cell truck. Alongside a higher range, the Beta truck offers increased suitability for everyday use and better manoeuvrability. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

02-08-2018 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Audi Starts Series Production of Electric Motors in Hungary

Series production of electric motors has started at Audi’s site in Győr, Hungary. The electric motors are manufactured on a floor space of 8,500 square metres using an innovative modular assembly production concept. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

01-08-2018 | Battery | News | Article

Daimler Invests in Battery Plants and Chinese Partnership

Daimler is building two new battery plants in Germany. In addition, the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer is furthering its relationship with Baidu in China in order to accelerate the development of automated driving. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

27-07-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Recyclable Electric Car Made from Flax and Sugarcane

Students at Eindhoven University of Technology have developed the Noah concept car. The electrically powered Noah consists largely of recyclable, bio-based raw materials. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

26-07-2018 | Mobility Concepts | News | Article

TU Munich’s Hyperloop Team Races to its Third Victory at 467 km/h

The third Hyperloop competition took place in Los Angeles, where the Technical University of Munich (TUM) won for the third time in a row. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

25-07-2018 | Mobility Concepts | News | Article

Aston Martin Is Working on a Luxury Air-Taxi

Aston Martin has unveiled its vision of an air-taxi – the Vision Volante Concept. The British-based company’s concept is an autonomous hybrid-electric luxury compact aircraft with room for three passengers. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

20-07-2018 | Lightweight Design | News | Article

BMW Unveils Lighter M2 with Performance Parts

Based on the BMW M2, the new BMW M Performance Parts Concept Coupé, which was unveiled at the Festival of Speed in Goodwood, is lighter due to the use of many carbon fibre components. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

19-07-2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

McLaren to Launch New 600LT Super Sports Car

Based on the 570 S Coupé, the new McLaren 600LT super sports car is the lightest, most powerful and fastest road-legal model in the McLaren Sports Series range. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

18-07-2018 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Bosch and Daimler to Test Driverless Cars in California

Bosch and Daimler will test a shuttle service with automated vehicles on selected routes in California from mid-2019. Nvidia is supplying the platform for the artificial intelligence algorithms generated by Bosch and Daimler. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

17-07-2018 | Manufacturing | News | Article

Biopolymers for Self-Repairing Automotive Clear Coat

Scientists are developing a self-healing clear coat that is expected to make scratches in the car body disappear with the help of bio-based polymers and a new operating principle.

Author:
Nadine Winkelmann

13-07-2018 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

New Sino-German Collaboration in the Automotive Industry

In recent days, new partnerships between German and Chinese companies in the automotive sector have been announced as part of the Chinese state visit to Germany. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

12-07-2018 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

CATL to Build Battery Cells in Thuringia

CATL will establish its first battery cell plant outside China, in Thuringia, Germany. The production facility in the Erfurt Kreuz industrial park will have a capacity of 14 GWh per year.  

Author:
Christiane Köllner

11-07-2018 | Automotive Manufacturing | News | Article

The Roadmap for the UK Automotive Industry

The British automotive industry does not fear Brexit as much as the transition to sustainable mobility. That is why the country has drawn up a roadmap for low-emission mobility.

Author:
Andreas Burkert
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