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13-04-2017 | Automotive Manufacturing | News | Article

Additive Manufacturing Accelerates Racing Car Development

Since the beginning of the year, McLaren Racing and Stratasys have been officially collaborating on additive manufacturing. The Formula 1 team can now deploy newly developed parts to the race track much faster.  

Author:
Thomas Siebel

12-04-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Mercedes-Benz Extends Driving Assistance Systems on the New S-Class

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will debut in autumn. The flagship from the Stuttgart-based manufacturer wishes to convince not only with updated looks, but also with its assistance systems. 

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

11-04-2017 | Commercial Vehicles | News | Article

Truck Manufacturer Foton Opts for ZF’s Technology

A transmission system from Germany will be used in Chinese manufacturer Foton’s new flagship. It has been specially adapted to the Chinese market and its vehicle requirements.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

07-04-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Audi and Porsche Plan to Join Forces on Vehicle Architecture

Audi and Porsche are aiming for even greater collaboration in the area of vehicle architecture in future. The two OEMs are thereby planning to generate resources for the car industry’s future major issues.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

07-04-2017 | Engine Technology | News | Article

Making the Case for Diesel Cars at the VDA’s Congress

Diesel is important for climate protection, according to the speech made by Matthias Wissmann at the VDA’s 19th Technical Congress.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

06-04-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Bosch and Daimler Team up on Autonomous Driving

Bosch and Daimler aim to work together to develop a production-ready system for driverless cars in public road traffic. By the beginning of the next decade, this should be a reality.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

03-04-2017 | Mobility Concepts | News | Article

Audi Plans Complete Acquisition of Mobility Service Provider Silvercar

Audi intends to acquire Silvercar by expanding its minority share to 100 percent. The acquisition could take place in as early as in the first half of 2017.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

30-03-2017 | Hardware + Steuergeräte | News | Article

Continental to Supply the Control Centre in the Mercedes E-Class

The newly developed central powertrain controller (CPC) from Continental acts as a gateway controlling all communication between the powertrain’s control units. It can also assume the control functions of other devices.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

24-03-2017 | Automotive Electronics + Software | News | Article

Osram’s Infrared LED Optimises Licence Plate Recognition

Osram has developed a new infrared LED with a wavelength of 810 nanometres. It is intended to improve the contrast in camera images to simplify licence plate identification, for example.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

23-03-2017 | Automotive Electronics + Software | News | Article

Volkswagen Trials Quantum Computers

Quantum computers will be the supercomputers of the future. Volkswagen is trialling the use of such computers to solve real-world problems.

Author:
Sven Eisenkrämer

22-03-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

The Arteon Expands the Volkswagen Model Range Upwards

After the Passat CC and the Phaeton, Volkswagen again plans to position a model above the Passat and has introduced the Arteon. This model also uses a new generation of assistance systems.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

17-03-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Bosch’s New Onboard Computer Is to Be the Brain of Self-Driving Vehicles

In Berlin, Bosch presented an intelligent car computer for self-driving vehicles. The supplier is teaming up with chipmaker Nvidia to build the so-called AI onboard computer. 

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

16-03-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

The Tyre of the Future Is Intelligent and Expected to Heal Itself

Goodyear has developed its spherical concept tyre further. The result is influenced by bionics, is intelligent and can adapt to road and weather conditions.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

15-03-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Intel Acquires Mobileye

By acquiring start-up Mobileye for $15.3 billion, the American chip maker Intel could play a greater role in the development of the car in future.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

09-03-2017 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

FEV Acquires Vehicle Development Service Provider Stea

By acquiring Italian engineering company Stea, FEV is expanding its expertise in complete vehicle development with packaging and design. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

08-03-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Renault and Heudiasyc Open Research Centre

Renault and Heudiasyc have opened a new laboratory, which mainly deals with data collection for autonomous driving. The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev are also jointly working on a public transport concept. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

07-03-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Daimler Invests in US Provider for Charging Solutions

Daimler is pursuing its electric mobility offensive further. With this investment, the company wants to pave the way for more electric mobility services and products for private and fleet customers. 

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

03-03-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Volvo Trucks Tests a Hybrid Drive for Trucks

With the Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long-haul applications. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions should sink by five to ten percent.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

02-03-2017 | Consumables | News | Article

Electrification Also Means Fuels Based on Electricity

The Engine Congress in Baden-Baden has shown that not only electric motors can be operated largely CO2 neutrally, but also combustion engines if synthetic fuels are used.

Author:
Richard Backhaus

28-02-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Harman Enables Integration of Apple CarPlay Through Wireless Connectivity

Wireless connectivity of the iPhone in the car has so far hardly made headway. Harman wants to change that. The audio specialist has now announced a first: the successful integration of Apple CarPlay through a wireless connection.

Author:
Christiane Köllner
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