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17-11-2017 | Engine Technology | News | Article

BMW Diesel Engine to Get Borg Warner’s Quad-Turbo

Borg Warner’s two-stage, regulated quad-turbocharging system for cars is the first of its kind. The six-cylinder diesel engine fitted with this system has been installed in two BMW models. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

16-11-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Continental’s New Head-Up Display Uses DMD Technology

Continental’s head-up display with digital micromirror device (DMD) technology is said to be the brightest and largest of its kind. It is going into production into two models from Lincoln (Ford). 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

15-11-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Chevrolet Debuts 536-kW Corvette ZR1

In the run-up to the Dubai International Motor Show, Chevrolet has unveiled the most powerful edition of the current Corvette C7. The new top ZR1 model has been designed to hit speeds over 340 km/h. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

10-11-2017 | Drivetrain | News | Article

Scania Unveils Six-Cylinder Gas Engine with 302 kW

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania is showcasing a Euro-6-compliant gas engine at the Ecomondo 2017 trade fair in Italy. The OC13 will be used for long-distance transport, as well as on construction sites. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

09-11-2017 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Volkswagen, Google to Perform Joint Research on Quantum Computers

Volkswagen is expanding its efforts in pioneering quantum computer technology. The car maker and Google are planning to develop algorithms for these specialist computers jointly. 

Author:
Sven Eisenkrämer

08-11-2017 | Automotive Manufacturing | News | Article

Torsional Welding for Thinner Automotive Trim

In future, Magna’s special torsion welding process is intended to combine even thinner plastics, thereby enabling the production of lighter automotive trim.  

Author:
Andreas Burkert

03-11-2017 | Commercial Vehicles | News | Article

GM Unveils Surus Autonomous Fuel Cell Transporter

General Motors’ (GM) Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (Surus) is designed to provide an insight into the commercial vehicle of the future: environmentally friendly, autonomous and versatile. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

02-11-2017 | Emissions | News | Article

New Nitrogen Oxide Catalytic Converter, Denox, Works without Additives

Scientists at the Forschungszentrum Jülich are working with their partners on a new catalytic converter for diesel vehicles. It is intended to reduce NOx emissions without additional additives.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

02-11-2017 | Engine Technology | News | Article

Off-Highway Engines from MTU with Electric Turbocharging as of 2021

Starting in 2021, Rolls-Royce will be launching off-highway engines with electric charging under its MTU brand. Fuel consumption and emissions are to be reduced with the fast-responding turbo engines.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

27-10-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

BMW Unveils the Small X2 SUV Coupé

The BMW X2 is a compact SUV but with a sporty appearance. After the X6 and X4, the X2 is now Munich-based BMW’s third SUV coupé based on a stretched roofline. 

26-10-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Electric Nissan IMx to Provide a Range of 600 Kilometres

Nissan will unveil an electric crossover concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. The autonomous Nissan IMx concept has been designed to drive 600 kilometres on one charge. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

25-10-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Thermal Energy Storage Concept Increases Efficiency of Electric Cars

An electric car must accept a loss in range when its heater is used. Scientists have now developed a thermal energy storage concept that takes over heating in an electric vehicle. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

20-10-2017 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

The Hyundai Kona and its Green Future in the B Segment

Hyundai is shrinking the Kona to prepare the SUV for city driving. Despite good off-road handling, the Euro-6d-compliant diesel model and the electric version make it attractive. 

Author:
Andreas Burkert

19-10-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Toyota Expands Concept-i Range

An electric trio for the city: Toyota is adding the Concept-i Ride and Concept-i Walk models to the Concept-i series. Both electric vehicles are especially suited to wheelchair users and pedestrians. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

18-10-2017 | Automotive Electronics + Software | News | Article

The NXP S32 Platform Reduces Development Times

NXP has announced a new processor platform for cars. This platform should reduce software development effort by 90 percent within application domains and more than 40 percent across application domains. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

16-10-2017 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

BMW to Integrate Amazon Alexa into All Models

From 2018, the BMW Group is planning to equip all vehicle models from BMW and Mini with Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa. VW, Seat, Skoda and Ford also intend to use the artificial intelligence (AI) and thereby collect extensive data. 

Author:
Sven Eisenkrämer

13-10-2017 | Automotive Electronics + Software | News | Article

Nvidia Unveils Drive PX Pegasus for Level-5 Autonomy

Nvidia has unveiled a new artificial intelligence (AI) computer for autonomous driving. The Pegasus platform comprises two GPUs based on the as-yet undisclosed Volta successor and two Xavier SoCs (systems-on-chips). 

12-10-2017 | Engine Technology | News | Article

Intake Manifold with Fully Integrated Intercooler

Mann+Hummel has developed a fully integrated intercooler in an intake manifold. The system is designed to distribute the temperature evenly and withstand the highest loads. 

11-10-2017 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Boeing to Acquire Air Taxi Developer Aurora

The market of the future for autonomous air taxis is experiencing change. After the success of German air taxi developer Volocopter, US competitor Aurora Flight Sciences is getting a boost with its acquisition by aviation giant Boeing. 

Author:
Sven Eisenkrämer

06-10-2017 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

The Nissan e-NV200 Gets 40 kWh Battery

At an event in Oslo, Norway, Japanese car maker Nissan announced that its all-electric e-NV200 van will come with a new 40 kWh battery. 

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