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20-04-2018 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Driver Assistance on the Path to Autonomous Driving

After hosting the Ehrlich Brothers magic duo on Sunday, Wiesbaden today provides the venue for experts to discuss the latest developments in automated driving at the 4th International ATZ Conference on Automated Driving. 

Author:
Michael Reichenbach

18-04-2018 | Materials | News | Article

Aptiv Finds Alternative to Copper Cable

Wiring systems are lighter using aluminium cables. This is made possible by a special coating of the connection systems that Aptiv has now introduced.  

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

13-04-2018 | Mobility Concepts | News | Article

The Schaeffler Mover Combines Drive and Chassis in One Module

With the Mover concept, Schaeffler is showcasing a technical platform for a highly automated vehicle for city traffic. The drive and chassis are combined in a module, saving space. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

12-04-2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

New Ford Focus Unveiled also as a Crossover Version

Ford has unveiled the fourth generation of the Focus: in addition to the hatchback, sedan and estate car, the C-segment vehicle will also be offered as a crossover version.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

11-04-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Researchers Improve the Stability of Lithium-Sulphur Batteries

US researchers claim to have made a breakthrough in the development of lithium-sulphur batteries. This type of battery is regarded as being a promising electric mobility solution for several reasons.  

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

06-04-2018 | Materials | News | Article

Fraunhofer Software Accelerates Material Development

Demand is growing for new materials in the automotive industry. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI are using specially developed software to shorten the protracted process of searching for new materials.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

05-04-2018 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Nvidia Showcases Virtual Test System for Self-Driving Cars

Nvidia has showcased the “Drive Constellation Simulation System”. The cloud-based system enables virtual testing of autonomous vehicles using photorealistic simulation.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

04-04-2018 | Motorcycles | News | Article

BMW Motorrad Develops Rear Swinging Arm Made of Carbon Fibre

Carbon plays a major role at BMW, both in cars and motorcycles. After designing the HP4 Race’s main frame from carbon, BMW Motorrad is now showcasing a lightweight rear swinging arm.  

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

03-04-2018 | Mobility Concepts | News | Article

BMW and Daimler Merge Mobility Services

There have been rumours for months, but now BMW and Daimler have announced the merger of their mobility services. Together, the carmakers are aiming to meet the competition from Lyft and Uber head on. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

29-03-2018 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Waymo Integrates Jaguar I-Pace into Its Self-Driving Test Fleet

Jaguar Land Rover and Waymo are entering a long-term strategic partnership that is to include the development of a driverless Jaguar I-Pace. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

28-03-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Vacuum Speeds Up Production of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers have proven in experiments using a neutron imaging and tomography facility that lithium-ion batteries can be filled twice as fast in a vacuum.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

23-03-2018 | Mobility Concepts | News | Article

Daimler Teams up with Google on Quantum Computing

Daimler has entered into a strategic research cooperation agreement with Google. Quantum computing should provide potential solutions for tomorrow’s complex mobility issues. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

22-03-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

BMW and Sila Nano work on New Lithium-Ion Batteries

The BMW Group and battery producer Sila Nanotechnologies are partnering to advance the production of next-generation electric vehicles. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

21-03-2018 | Emissions | News | Article

Brexit May Affect European Climate Targets

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association has warned that if the second largest car market in the EU, the British market, soon no longer counts as being part of the EU, CO2 targets may not be reached by 2021.

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

16-03-2018 | Commercial Vehicles | News | Article

Webasto and Samsung to Develop Commercial Vehicle Batteries

Webasto and Samsung SDI have announced their cooperation. A corresponding letter of intent provides for the production of high-voltage batteries for the commercial vehicle sector. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

15-03-2018 | Drivetrain | News | Article

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Plug-In Diesel Hybrid in C-Class and E-Class

Mercedes-Benz has exhibited two new plug-in hybrid models at the Geneva International Motor Show. Diesel technology will be combined with the 9G-Tronic nine-speed hybrid transmission in the C-Class and E-Class in 2018. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

14-03-2018 | Consumables | News | Article

Audi to Conduct Engine Test with Synthetic "E-Benzin"

Audi and Global Bioenergies S.A. have jointly produced 60 litres of E-benzin. This synthetic fuel’s combustion and emission properties will be examined in a test engine. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

09-03-2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Goodyear’s Oxygene Concept Tyre Improves Air Quality

Goodyear has unveiled the Oxygene concept tyre with real moss in its sidewall. The tyre is expected to clean ambient air while driving by a process of photosynthesis. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner

08-03-2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Peugeot Reveals its New 508 Flagship in Geneva

Peugeot is aiming to move its top model more upmarket, with the 508’s switch from a classic hatchback to a fastback design. 

Author:
Patrick Schäfer

07-03-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Hyundai Unveils the Kona as an Electric Vehicle

The Hyundai Kona Electric is the first battery-electric powered subcompact SUV. The electric SUV will line up in two power versions with different battery sizes. 

Author:
Christiane Köllner
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