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22-06-2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Audi and Hyundai to Cooperate on Fuel Cell Technology

Hyundai and Audi have announced that they will join forces on fuel cell technology. This includes plans to cross-license patents in order to accelerate development to volume production. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

21-06-2018 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Magna to Collaborate with BJEV to Build Electric Cars in China

Automotive supplier Magna has announced two joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. Ltd to develop and fully produce electric vehicles in China. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

20-06-2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

ZF Presents its sMotion Fully Active Chassis System

The ZF sMotion is designed to prevent body movements being felt in the interior. ZF sees automated driving as the application for this fully active chassis system.  

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

15-06-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Byton Presents a Second Model and its Nomenclature

Chinese start-up Byton has presented its second electric vehicle at CES Asia in Shanghai. The Byton K-Byte is also in the prototype phase.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

14-06-2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

"Piloted Driving is Becoming Brutally Complex"

Over 500 chassis engineers demonstrated their solutions for automated driving at the chassis.tech plus 2018 – a record attendance figure. Thomas Müller from Audi presented the OEM’s viewpoint regarding the chassis of the future.

Author:
Michael Reichenbach

13-06-2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Porsche Reveals the 911 Speedster Concept on its Anniversary

Porsche is celebrating 70 years of sports cars from Zuffenhausen. To mark this anniversary Porsche is unveiling the 911 Speedster Concept, which is meant to pay homage to the first vehicle, the Porsche 356.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

08-06-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Banks Explore Business Opportunities with Electric Mobility

Germany is discussing new vehicle powertrains. The focus is on electric mobility and the associated charging infrastructure, potentially affording financial institutions new business opportunities. How are banks positioning themselves in this case? 

Author:
Stefanie Hüthig

07-06-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Henning: "Sector Coupling is Essential"

Expanding electric mobility requires a suitable system for powering electric cars as well. Industry experts have convened in Berlin to discuss the current status of grid integration of electric mobility.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

06-06-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Schaeffler Shows Close-to-Production Drive Concept from Formula E

In the concept vehicle 4ePerformance Schaeffler has integrated four electric motors from the Formula E racing car ABT Schaeffler FE01. It demonstrates the close-to-production powertrain of a purely electrical super sports car.  

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

05-06-2018 | Materials Technology | News | Article

How popcorn is revolutionising lightweight automotive construction

For some it's popcorn, for others a sustainable, lightweight construction material. Researchers at the University of Göttingen have developed lightweight sandwich panels with a core of expanded (popped) corn.

Author:
Andreas Burkert

01-06-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Toyota expands production of fuel cell stacks

Toyota has announced that it will expand its production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks in 2020 going forwards. The Japanese automaker sees demand for fuel cell vehicles increasing.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

01-06-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

BMW offers inductive charging for hybrid vehicles

BMW i is now offering a fully integrated inductive charging facility. Optional BMW Wireless Charging is initially being introduced for the BMW 530e iPerformance hybrid model.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

30-05-2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Magna presents new Comfort+ door latch

Canadian-Austrian automotive supplier Magna has developed a new door latch. This system, known as Comfort+, is to be incorporated in the serial production model of a European automaker. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

25-05-2018 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Continental increases its investment in Digilens

Continental increases its investment in Digilens to nearly 18 percent. The supplier is working on future generations of head-up displays in partnership with the U.S. company.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

25-05-2018 | Automotive Electronics + Software | News | Article

Fraunhofer ISC wants to further develop the lead-acid battery

Battery experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC are working on the lead-acid battery of the future. The energy storage device used as a starter battery in cars continues to offer numerous advantages in future, too

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

24-05-2018 | Race Cars | News | Article

Porsche presents the 911 GT3 R customer race car

Porsche has designed a customer race car for the global GT3 series from 2019. The Porsche 911 GT3 R is based on the 911 GT3 RS sports car.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

18-05-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Audi's electric car strategy up until 2025

Car maker Audi is firming up its plans to electrify its model range. Its strategy is to offer an electrified version for every model by 2025.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

18-05-2018 | Drivetrain | News | Article

Kia introduces the 48-V system for diesel engines

The new "Ecodynamic+" powertrain combines a 48-V system with a diesel engine. The first mild hybrid diesel will be the Kia Sportage compact SUV, followed by the Kia cee'd next year. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

18-05-2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Rolls-Royce unveils its first SUV – the Cullinan

With the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the British car firm unveils its first SUV. This all-terrain vehicle is intended for people who drive themselves, rather than employing a chauffeur, and can therefore also be configured as a "family car".

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

11-05-2018 | Automotive Manufacturing | News | Article

BMW M GmbH Presents the 460 kW M5 Competition

The BMW M5 Competition represents an exclusive combination of motorsport and practicality. This high-performance saloon will be the first independent model from BMW M GmbH.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer
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