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21-09-2017 | Commercial Vehicles | News | Article

Nikola’s Electric Semi-Trailer Truck Runs on Bosch’s Electric Axle

Salt Lake City-based start-up Nikola Motor Company is planning to launch two heavy-duty electric trucks by 2021. The hydrogen-electric semi-trailer trucks will run on Bosch’s newly developed eAxle. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

21-09-2017 | Mobility Concepts | News | Article

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Plan Twelve New Electric Models

With "Alliance 2022", the car makers have set themselves ambitious goals, with electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies being the key points of the new agreement. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

14-09-2017 | Race Cars | News | Article

Mercedes-AMG’s Project One Plug-In Supersports Car Celebrates Its Premiere

Mercedes-AMG revealed its Project One supersports show car with Formula 1 hybrid technology at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. The two-seater show car is designed to produce more than 740 kW and reach speeds of over 350 km/h.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

14-09-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

BMW Unveils New Premium SUV X7

BMW showcase its premium Concept X7 iPerformance SUV at the IAA 2017. This vehicle concept will give a glimpse of the production model slated for 2018. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

14-09-2017 | Production + Production Technology | News | Article

Combined Cleaning Process for Russian Engine Manufacturer

The specific needs of different production lines require highly flexible cleaning solutions. BvL’s complex cleaning system allows comprehensive pre-cleaning and fine cleaning within an automated production line.

Author:
Nadine Klein

08-09-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Continental Showcases its Cockpit of the Future

Increasing digitisation is setting new requirements for the user interface. At the IAA 2017, Continental is showcasing its vision of the cockpit of the future with a mixed reality format.  

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

07-09-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

New Nissan Leaf Becomes More Powerful and Semi-automated

Nissan has unveiled the second generation of its electric car, the Leaf. The new model is designed to combine electrification, connectivity and driver assistance systems intelligently.  

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

06-09-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Magna’s Max4 Handles Autonomous Driving up to Level Four

Magna will demonstrate its new platform for autonomous driving up to level four at the IAA in Frankfurt. What makes Max4 special is that the highly automated driver assistance system should already be ready to go into production.  

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

01-09-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Autonomous Smart Vision EQ Fortwo Collects Car Sharing Users

Daimler will demonstrate its vision for car sharing of the future at IAA 2017: the autonomous smart vision EQ fortwo collects passengers from the desired location.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

31-08-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Porsche Unveils New Cayenne Initially Without Diesel Engine

Porsche has unveiled the third Porsche Cayenne generation. This SUV will be available with two newly developed six-cylinder petrol engines when it is launched. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

30-08-2017 | Lightweight Design | News | Article

WARR Pod from Munich Wins Hyperloop Competition

Students from the Technical University of Munich also won the second Hyperloop Pod Competition with their new pod. They thereby defended their win in the first competition. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

30-08-2017 | Lightweight Design | News | Article

Hybrid Compound Forging Joins Aluminium Parts and Steel Sheets

Researchers at the IPH have developed the joining process of hybrid compound forging. This method is intended to produce a material bond between solid aluminium parts and steel sheets during the forming process, without an additional joining step.

Author:
Nadine Klein

25-08-2017 | Drivetrain | News | Article

GKN Combines Twinster Technology with Two-Speed Powershift Transmission

GKN has developed its Twinster technology further. The eAxle in the new eTwinsterX system has been equipped with a two-speed powershift transmission. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

24-08-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Hyundai Reveals New Fuel-Cell SUV

The South Korean car maker Hyundai has announced its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle. The SUV was revealed for the first time at a presentation held in Seoul, South Korea. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

23-08-2017 | Lightweight Design | News | Article

Porsche Unveils Lightweight Wheels Made of Braided Carbon Fibre

The lightweight wheels of braided carbon fibre reduce the unsprung weight and are stronger at the same time. The wheels will be available on the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.  

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

18-08-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Fiat Chrysler Strengthens Alliance of BMW, Intel and Mobileye

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is joining the autonomous driving consortium founded a year ago. Together, the consortium intends to develop a platform that is to be made available to other manufacturers.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

17-08-2017 | Lightweight Design | News | Article

Research Project on Safe Lightweight Acrylic Windows

Using acrylic windows in vehicle construction would bring multiple benefits. A research project at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences is now investigating the crash behaviour of glass-like acrylic windows.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

17-08-2017 | Manufacturing | News | Article

Human-Robot Cooperation at Audi

Workers and robots work side by side without any protective fencing at the plant in Ingolstadt, Germany, installing large CFRP roofs for the new Audi RS 5 Coupe. Safety is not neglected in the process.

Author:
Nadine Klein

16-08-2017 | Commercial Vehicles | News | Article

Siemens Builds Test Route with Overhead Line for Trucks in Hesse, Germany

Hybrid trucks are set to operate on a ten-kilometre stretch of highway with an overhead contact line from the end of 2018. Siemens had already unveiled the concept known as the "eHighway" in 2012.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

11-08-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

BMW is Making its Production Flexible for Electrification

BMW intends to expand its range of models with electric drives and should react more quickly to market demands in future by making its production flexible.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer
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