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26-05-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Connectivity Could Prevent One-Third of Motorcycle Accidents

The exchange of data between a motorcycle and a car could significantly reduce the number of accidents. Bosch has now presented a system that is intended to act as a digital protective shield.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

24-05-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Qualcomm Tests Dynamic Inductive Charging

Driving instead of waiting: Qualcomm has demonstrated dynamic inductive charging of electric cars while driving. The system developed for this is capable of charging an electric car dynamically at up to 20 kilowatts at motorway speeds.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

22-05-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Delphi Is a Development Partner of BMW, Intel and Mobileye

BMW, Intel and Mobileye are getting reinforcements: Delphi will contribute its expertise as a development partner and system integrator for their autonomous driving platform.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

18-05-2017 | Automotive Electronics + Software | News | Article

Volvo Partners with Google

Both companies want to continue joint development of the Android operating system. The new version with extended functions is expected to be used in Volvo models within two years. 

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

17-05-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

FEV Joins 5G Automotive Association

FEV believes that the 5G mobile wireless standard is a key technology for automated driving. The development service provider wants to strengthen the 5GAA network, above all, with its smart vehicle competence.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

15-05-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Quartz Powder Improves the Capacity of Lithium-Sulphur Batteries

Swiss researchers have discovered that quartz powder reduces the capacity loss of lithium-sulphur batteries. With quartz as an additive in the electrolyte, such a battery is expected to deliver 25 to 30 percent more performance.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

11-05-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

The GridMotion Project Investigates Smart Charging

The GridMotion project will analyse how electric vehicle (EV) usage costs can be reduced by intelligent charging. PSA, the Technical University of Denmark and others are participants in this project.

Author:
Christiane Köllner

10-05-2017 | Automotive Electronics + Software | News | Article

Porsche Digital Takes Step into Silicon Valley

Porsche is taking the next step in its digitalisation campaign. In Santa Clara, California, the subsidiary Porsche Digital is expected to develop solutions for the company’s digital future, and forge partnerships. 

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

08-05-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Faurecia and ZF Enter into a Strategic Partnership

The two suppliers intend to make the cockpit of the future safer. In future, the partners will together develop interior and safety technologies for autonomous driving.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

04-05-2017 | Drivetrain | News | Article

UniAir Valve Control for Ingenium Petrol Engine

Schaeffler’s newest generation of a fully variable electro-hydraulic valve control system will be used in the Ingenium petrol engine from Jaguar Land Rover.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

28-04-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

GKN to Produce eDrives in China in Future

China will become GKN’s global production hub for electrified powertrain components. Production will begin in Shanghai from 2018.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

27-04-2017 | Race Cars | News | Article

Renault Reveals its Vision for the Future of Formula 1

Renault presented its R.S. 2027 Vision trial car at the Auto Shanghai trade fair, revealing what a race car could look like in ten years. 

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

26-04-2017 | Production + Production Technology | News | Article

Acoustic Troubleshooting

At this year’s Hannover Messe, the Fraunhofer Institute will be showcasing a cognitive system that should accurately identify faults using acoustic signals.

Author:
Nadine Klein

25-04-2017 | Basic Technologies | News | Article

No More Precautionary Oil Changes

No more unnecessary oil changes. A sensor system measures the quality of the oil during operation and warns when the oil suddenly deteriorates.

Author:
Nadine Klein

25-04-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

NSK Presents Transmission-equipped Wheel Hub Motor

With its transmission-equipped electric wheel hub motor, NSK is demonstrating the possibilities of electric drives. The transmission-equipped motor unit is so compact that it can fit into a 16-inch wheel.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

25-04-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Volvo’s First Electric Car to Be Made in China

From 2019, Volvo is to begin exporting its electric car from China. The plans are ambitious. Volvo plans to sell one million electrified vehicles by 2025.

Author:
Benjamin Auerbach

21-04-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Apple Gets Permit to Test Self-driving Cars

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has granted the US-based company Apple an official permit for self-driving cars on public roads. “Project Titan” is thereby taking off again.

Author:
Sven Eisenkrämer

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
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