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26-05-2020 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Lamborghini Unveils the Huracán Evo RWD Spyder

Lamborghini has unveiled its Huracán Evo RWD Spyder. Like the coupé, the convertible provides 449 kW (610 HP) of power and a maximum torque of 560 Nm.

22-05-2020 | Motorcycles | News | Article

BMW Motorrad Enters the Cruiser Segment with Its R 18

The new BMW R 18 has been designed to evoke classic bikes such as the BMW R 5. The R 18 is powered by a newly developed, high-capacity two-cylinder boxer engine.

20-05-2020 | Manufacturing | News | Article

Toyota Uses Liquid Glass for New Aluminium Casting Technology

Toyota has developed new aluminium casting technology for cylinder heads that uses liquid glass in place of sand and adhesive cylinder heads. This will help to reduce odour and smoke during production.

18-05-2020 | Hybrid Drive | News | Article

Toyota to Roll out the Yaris Cross Compact SUV in 2021

The Toyota Yaris Cross is longer, wider and taller than the Yaris compact car. The mini SUV with hybrid drive offers raised ground clearance and is optionally available with all-wheel drive.

15-05-2020 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Driverless Transport System for SMEs

Driverless transport systems are set to soon become affordable for small businesses: the start-up Flexlog and the IPH want to work together on a joint project to develop an inexpensive and flexible driverless transport system that is easy to put into operation.

14-05-2020 | Emissions | News | Article

Mazda Researches Microalgae Biofuel

Mazda considers renewable liquid fuels vital to sustainably reducing CO2. That's why the Japanese car manufacturer is researching microalgae biofuel together with other partners. 

12-05-2020 | Lightweight Design | News | Article

Thermoplastic Composite Leaf Spring is Ready for Series Production

An RTM process developed by Fraunhofer ICT allows parts to be produced using thermoplastic composites. It has been used successfully to produce an automotive leaf spring, demonstrating that it is ready to go into series production.

07-05-2020 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Futuricum Builds Five-Axle Electric Concrete Mixer Truck

Swiss electric lorry manufacturer Futuricum is developing a five-axle electric concrete mixer truck for the construction materials companies Holcim and Kibag. The basic chassis is designed by Volvo.

06-05-2020 | Lightweight Design | News | Article

All-Plastic Brake Pedal Suitable for Large-Scale Production

Lanxess and Boge Elastmetall have developed an all-plastic brake pedal. The pedal will first be used in battery-electric sports cars, but the manufacturing process is also suitable for large-scale production.  

04-05-2020 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

BMW Announces Details About the X5 with Fuel-Cell Drive

BMW has announced the first technical details about its fuel-cell drive. The drive will offer a system performance of 275 kW and is due to come on the market in 2022 as a small series.

30-04-2020 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Presents T1 Samba Bus as the e-Bulli

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has restored a 1966 model T1 Samba Bus and upgraded it with an electric drive. Although the e-Bulli is still a study, corresponding T1 conversions will be available soon.

28-04-2020 | Interior | News | Article

Variable Storage Tray for Vehicle Interiors

A new type of storage tray developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) appears only when it is needed. The tray is made from a shape-memory alloy and was developed together with supplier Brose.

27-04-2020 | Ergonomics + HMI | News | Article

3D Display from Continental Enters Series Production at Hyundai

Continental has developed a 3D display which is now entering series production in a vehicle. Hyundai Motor Corporation is using the 3D display, which does not require special goggles, in its new Genesis GV80 SUV.

20-04-2020 | Materials Technology | News | Article

Edag Develops Crash-Proof Aluminium Alloy for 3D Printing

Together with its partners, Edag has researched a new alloy for additive manufacturing which will enable components to be manufactured at significantly reduced weight without compromising crash safety.

16-04-2020 | Production + Production Technology | News | Article

EU Plans Transition to Digital and Carbon-Neutral Industry

European industry is set to become more digitalized and more environmentally friendly. The EU has published an industrial strategy in which it describes how European industry will occupy a leading global position.

14-04-2020 | Hybrid Transmission | News | Article

Aston Martin Presents V6 Hybrid Engine for the Valhalla

The new mid-engine sports car Aston Martin Valhalla will feature a hybrid drive. Aston Martin has now revealed the first details about its 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine developed in-house.

09-04-2020 | Plug-in Hybrid | News | Article

Kia Reveals New Sorento with Two Hybrid Drives

The fourth generation of the Kia Sorento will be available on the market as an HEV, PHEV and with a diesel engine. The larger platform offers the option of a third row of seats and space for up to seven people.

31-03-2020 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

GM Introduces Modular E-Drive System with Ultium Batteries

Car manufacturer General Motors has introduced a new platform for battery electric vehicles. It integrates a modular drive system and GM's Ultium batteries.

31-03-2020 | Engine Components | News | Article

Reusable Plastic Spin-On Oil Filter Module Developed

BASF and Hengst have designed the world's first reusable plastic spin-on oil filter module for passenger cars. The Blue.on module is already being used by leading car manufacturers.

24-03-2020 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Adhesive Technology for Innovative Electric Vehicle

The Bodo Möller Chemie Group, industry provider of speciality chemicals and complete solutions, is collaborating with the American e-mobility start-up Canoo on the development of a new electric van scheduled to come on the market in 2021.

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