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19-10-2018 | Automated Driving | News | Article

Huawei's Level 4 Autonomous Driving Technology Is in the Audi Q7

Huawei has unveiled its Mobile Data Center (MDC) developed jointly with Audi. The software and hardware solution will be installed in a Q7 as a prototype and is designed to make Level 4 autonomous driving possible.

Author:
Sven Eisenkrämer

19-10-2018 | Energy Management in Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Fraunhofer Reveals Traction Battery with Thermal Storage Capacity

Researchers at Fraunhofer LBF have designed a battery system that can use thermal energy as a heat source. This should increase the range of electric vehicles especially at low outside temperatures.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

17-10-2018 | Diesel Engine | News | Article

Continental Reduces Diesel Engine Emissions Further

Continental unveiled a new diesel demonstration vehicle with a 48-volt drive at the Aachen Colloquium. The Super Clean Electrified Diesel significantly reduces nitrogen oxide emissions.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

12-10-2018 | Electro Mobility | News | Article

Electric Mobility Comes out into the Open

At the inaugural elect! ATZ Congress Electrified Mobility, a clear commitment to electric mobility has emerged. Both OEMs and suppliers have recognised the need to transform mobility and have showcased some fascinating developments in Stuttgart.

Author:
Andreas Burkert

12-10-2018 | Electro Mobility | News | Article

New Project Researches Development of Solid-State Batteries

The new "FestBatt" competence cluster is conducting research on the development of the next generation of batteries. The solid-state battery could enable safe and long-range electric mobility.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

11-10-2018 | Range Extender | News | Article

Mazda Plans Electric Car with Rotary Engine as Range Extender

Mazda has announced its plan to bring its first electric vehicle to the market in 2020. The battery-powered vehicle can be fitted with the optional range extender.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

08-10-2018 | Battery | News | Article

BMW Increases Battery Capacity on its i3 Electric Car

BMW is increasing the cell capacity and energy content of the high-voltage batteries in the BMW i3. The range of the electric car will increase to between 285 and 310 kilometres based on the WLTP cycle.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

04-10-2018 | Electro Mobility | News | Article

Pininfarina Plans to Develop PF0 Hypercar in Munich

Automobili Pininfarina unveiled its new CTO at the opening of its headquarters in Munich, where the PF0 electric sports car is to be developed for small series production.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

02-10-2018 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Microsoft to Support Volkswagen's Digital Transformation

Volkswagen and Microsoft have agreed to enter a strategic partnership. Together the two companies intend to develop the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud, which will bundle all future digital and mobility services.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

28-09-2018 | Consumables | News | Article

3D Printing to Make Synthetic Fuel Production Cheaper

Forschungszentrum Jülich hopes to develop a 3D-printed membrane reactor for producing synthetic fuels. The reactor is expected to be more efficient and cost-effective.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

27-09-2018 | Light Trucks + Transporters | News | Article

MAN's Cite Electric Truck Developed Using Agile Methods

At the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018, MAN Truck & Bus unveiled the MAN Cite, which has been designed for city delivery transport. Using "agile methods", it was developed in only eighteen months.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

27-09-2018 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Daimler's CEO Zetsche to Step Down in 2019, with Källenius as his Successor

Dieter Zetsche will resign his position as Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler in 2019 and is to become Chairman of its Supervisory Board in 2021. Ola Källenius will be his successor.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

21-09-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Peugeot's New E-Legend Commemorates its 504 Coupé

The Peugeot E-Legend Concept is an electrically powered, highly automated coupé. The design is closely based on the Peugeot 504 Coupé from the 1960s. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

20-09-2018 | Automotive Electronics + Software | News | Article

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google Join Forces

The automotive alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has agreed to a multi-year partnership with Google. Together they aim to develop the next generation of new infotainment systems.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

19-09-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

BMW Unveils its Flagship Electric Vision iNext SUV

Electric, highly automated and fully networked: with the Vision iNext, BMW is offering a glimpse of its new technology flagship. The series model is slated for launch on the market in 2021.   

Author:
Christiane Köllner

14-09-2018 | Motorcycles | News | Article

BMW Motorrad Showcases Autonomously Driving BMW R 1200 GS

BMW Motorrad has unveiled an autonomous BMW R 1200 GS at its Motorrad Techday. However, the company does not aim to mass produce a fully automated motorcycle. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

13-09-2018 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

The Cadillac CT6's Steering Wheel Monitors the Driver

Osram and Joyson Safety Systems have unveiled a new monitoring system for semi-autonomous driving. The "Super Cruise" system will be used in the new Cadillac CT6.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

12-09-2018 | Lightweight Design | News | Article

Fraunhofer Opens Project Center for Lightweight Construction

The "Fraunhofer Project Center for Advanced Lightweight Technologies" has been opened at the Opole University of Technology. It is meant to drive the development and production of hybrid lightweight components.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

07-09-2018 | Consumables | News | Article

Synthetic Fuel Can Sharply Reduce Emissions

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have tested how the synthetic fuel oxymethylene ether behaves in engines and have developed an optimised combustion process, which reduces emissions significantly.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

06-09-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Mercedes-Benz’s First Electric Car Is an SUV

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the EQC. The first model of the new EQ electric brand is an SUV. The electric car will premiere at the Paris Motor Show and is slated for launch in mid-2019. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer
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