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21-07-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Dispute over Quota on Electric Cars in China Close to a Resolution

In 2016, the Chinese government shocked German car makers with a draft proposal to provide binding production quotas for electric cars. The plan could now apparently be defused. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

20-07-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Daimler’s First Pickup Is Called the Mercedes-Benz X-Class

At the IAA 2017, car maker Daimler will unveil its first pickup: the 5,340-millimetre-long vehicle balances both payload and lifestyle according to the car maker.  

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

19-07-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

PSI Discovers New Catalyst for Hydrogen Extraction

Solar and wind energy can be converted into hydrogen and then stored to drive fuel cell vehicles, for example. A newly developed material should allow more efficient production. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

19-07-2017 | Materials Technology | News | Article

Chemnitz Researchers Develop New Materials from Used Tyres

The Chemnitz Institute of Lightweight Structures is researching the ecological recycling of elastomers from used tyres. For this kind of recycling, the researchers have also developed a new processing technology.

Author:
Nadine Klein

14-07-2017 | Race Cars | News | Article

Red Bull and Aston Martin Unveil the Valkyrie

The Red Bull Formula One racing team around designer Adrian Newey and Aston Martin have co-developed a hybrid super sports car. The Aston Martin Valkyrie incorporates considerable know-how from Formula 1 racing.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

13-07-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Natural Molecule Charges Batteries Faster

The charging speed of batteries can be significantly increased by using porphyrin in the electrodes. This molecule also occurs in chlorophyll, blood and vitamin B12.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

12-07-2017 | Drivetrain | News | Article

The Dodge Challenger Features All-Wheel Drive from BorgWarner

The Dodge Challenger GT is the first muscle car with all-wheel drive: Borgwarner’s torque-on-demand transfer case drives all four wheels when needed.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

07-07-2017 | Mobility Concepts | News | Article

Daimler to Strengthen Their Involvement in Electromobility in China

Daimler is paving the way for electric cars in China. Together with BAIC, the Stuttgart-based company intends to invest in the localisation of battery electric vehicles and in battery production.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

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

All Volvo’s New Models to Have an Electric Motor from 2019

Volvo will phase out vehicles equipped solely with an internal combustion engine and instead focus completely on electrification. From 2019, each new Volvo model is to have an electric motor.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

05-07-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Industry Creates the Basis for Fuel Cell Serial Production

A new consortium is researching the industrial production of fuel cell stacks. The joint project aims to lay the foundation for the commercial introduction of fuel cell vehicles.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

30-06-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Aston Martin to Build its First Electric Model

The British car maker has confirmed that the RapidE will enter production in 2019. Set for a limited production run of 155 cars, it will be the marque’s first electric model.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

30-06-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

The Pickup Truck Celebrates its Comeback at Peugeot

French car maker Peugeot is re-entering the pickup truck segment after a hiatus. However, this new vehicle is intended exclusively for sale in Africa at first.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

27-06-2017 | Mobility Concepts | News | Article

Bosch Is Turning Tianjin into a Smart City

Bosch has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Tianjin. The partners intend to make this northern Chinese seaport into a smart city. This pilot project is intended to be a blueprint for further projects in China.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

26-06-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Michelin Presents Tyre with a Biodegradable Tread

Michelin has unveiled its Michelin Visionary Concept wheel-and-tyre study. The airless concept tyre is made of biodegradable materials and is connected with the driver.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

22-06-2017 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Bosch Sets up New Semiconductor Plant in Dresden

Bosch plans to produce semiconductors based on 12-inch technology at its new location in Saxony, Germany. The company is making the largest single investment in its history.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

20-06-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Nuance Expands Dragon Drive Speech Recognition Software

Nuance has expanded the conversational and cognitive capabilities of its Dragon Drive speech recognition software. From now on, all occupants can operate personalised functions in their car with voice control.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

19-06-2017 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Jaguar Land Rover Invests in Rideshare Provider Lyft

Through its start-up subsidiary, InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover is investing in Lyft in order to collaborate on mobility services. As part of the deal, JLR is to provide a fleet of vehicles for Lyft users.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

14-06-2017 | Drivetrain | News | Article

Scania Introduces the Latest Generation of Its V8 Engines

Scania is introducing a new range of V8 engines for its latest generation of trucks unveiled last year. The company has reduced overall weight and fuel consumption in its latest generation of engines.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

12-06-2017 | Lightweight Design | News | Article

DLR Combines 3D Printing with Lightweight Construction Processes

In a new laboratory, researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt – DLR) are investigating how additive manufacturing processes and fibre-reinforced composite manufacturing technologies can be combined.

Author:
Angelina Hofacker

12-06-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Bosch and TomTom Determine the Vehicle Position Using Radar Signals

Bosch and TomTom have created a map that uses radar signals for automated driving. Radar road signature will enable automated vehicles to reliably determine their location at all times.

Author:
Christiane Köllner
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