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16-11-2018 | Battery | News | Article

SK Innovation will supply battery cells to Volkswagen

Volkswagen has selected South Korean battery manufacturer SK Innovation as another strategic supplier for electric vehicles. The company will supply batteries for North America and parts of Europe.

15-11-2018 | Consumables | News | Article

Biogo generates biofuel from organic waste

The EU Biogo project generates biofuel from wood waste. The decentralised production unit for the renewable fuel is housed in a mobile container.

14-11-2018 | Motorcycles | News | Article

BMW Motorrad unveils a lighter and more powerful S 1000 RR

BMW Motorrad unveils the new version of the S 1000 RR superbike, which was first presented in 2008. As well as increased engine power and an improved torque, this model is also lighter.

14-11-2018 | Sensors | News | Article

Robot Eye with a 360° View

Robots can move – but not see – in all directions. Fraunhofer IAPT's new laser sensor is designed to solve this problem by providing an all-round view.

12-11-2018 | Fuel Cell | News | Article

Nikola Provides Glimpse of Tre Fuel Cell Truck

Nikola Motor Company has showcased a fuel cell truck developed especially for Europe. The US start-up is already receiving pre-order reservations for the Nikola Tre.

12-11-2018 | Manufacturing | News | Article

Thin films from Germany Bound for Mercury

On 20 October, the European-Japanese BepiColombo mission to study Mercury began. It included thin films produced at the Fraunhofer IST.

08-11-2018 | Exhaust-gas Aftertreatment | News | Article

"Lessons Learnt for Exhaust Aftertreatment"

At the MTZ conference "Heavy Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines 2018", 164 participants from 12 countries discussed topics including future drive concepts, exhaust aftertreatment and alternative fuels.

08-11-2018 | Biomedical Technology | News | Article

Medication through the Skin

If drugs are to enter the body painlessly and efficiently, they can be administered via skin patches. Researchers at Empa and the University of Fribourg are currently developing nanocontainers for therapeutic agents that can be controlled by light.

07-11-2018 | Mobility Concepts | News | Article

Volkswagen Plans Ride-Hailing Service with Autonomous Electric Cars in Israel

From 2022, Volkswagen, Mobileye and Champion Motors are planning to launch a ride-hailing service with self-driving electric vehicles in Israel. 

06-11-2018 | Materials Technology | News | Article

Customised Biosynthetics

Chemists have developed a new method to precisely control the length of fatty acids chains, creating synthesised materials with tailor-made properties. In future, a special layered structure could be used for high-tech membranes.​​​​​​​

02-11-2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

The T Cross: Volkswagen's Latest SUV

Volkswagen is shrinking its successful Tiguan model. Based on the MQB platform, the compact T Cross SUV will now be launched, following in the steps of the T Roc. 

02-11-2018 | Battery | News | Article

Polycarbonate Protects the Heart of Electric Mobility

Polycarbonate plastics are dimensionally stable as well as impact and temperature resistant. In electric vehicles, they ensure optimal protection of the lithium-ion battery as a cell holder or housing component.

01-11-2018 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Continental's Virtual A-Pillar Increases Driver's Visibility

Continental has unveiled a virtual A-pillar design. Integrated OLED displays allow the driver a direct view of the front vehicle environment. 

31-10-2018 | Consumables | News | Article

TU Wien's Dual-Fuel Diesel Engine Uses Bioethanol

TU Wien has developed a diesel engine that can run on over 70 percent bioethanol. The dual-fuel engine reduces CO2 emissions by almost 40 percent.

29-10-2018 | Basic Technologies | News | Article

Colour Change with Temperature

Thanks to moving components, a new active nanocomposite reacts to temperature changes with a colour change. In the future, this will also be possible with other external influences such as chemical substances or toxins.

26-10-2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Audi Updates R8 Super Sports Car

The Audi R8 super sports car is getting a facelift. Apart from changes in the design of the Audi R8 Coupé and R8 Spyder, the chassis and the V10 petrol engine have been revised for the 2019 models.

25-10-2018 | Vehicle Lightning | News | Article

VW Developing Interactive Headlights and Tail Lights

Volkswagen is working on communicating lighting elements for automated vehicles. New micro-pixel HD headlights are designed to project information directly onto the road. 

24-10-2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

BMW Unveils Luxury Seven-Seater SUV: the X7

BMW has unveiled its first luxury SUV, the largest in its model range. The BMW X7 offers up to seven seats as standard, spread over three rows, and will come only with combustion engines at launch.

24-10-2018 | Manufacturing | News | Article

Riveting High-Strength Aluminium Layers Reliably

A special self-piercing rivet now allows up to four layers of 6000 series high-strength, low-ductility aluminium alloys to be riveted together reliably. This process is well suited to lightweight automotive construction.

22-10-2018 | Lightweight Design | News | Article

Particle Foam for Lightweight Components

The particle foam, which was developed on the basis of polyethersulfone, can withstand high temperatures, is intrinsically flame retardant and extremely lightweight, making Ultrason E suitable for foam mouldings in lightweight construction.

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