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21-10-2021 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

BMW Presents Second Generation of the 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW presents the second generation of the 2 Series Active Tourer. The five-seater compact van gets a modern crossover design on the outside and the latest version of the iDrive operating system in the interior.

12-10-2021 | Battery | News | Article

Mercedes-Benz Acquires Stake in Battery Manufacturer ACC

Mercedes-Benz is to become a shareholder in Automotive Cells Company (ACC). Together with Stellantis and TotalEnergies, the company will drive forward the development and production of high-performance battery cells.

11-10-2021 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Genesis Presents the Battery Electric GV60

Hyundai subsidiary Genesis has unveiled the Genesis GV60. The Korean luxury brand's second battery-electric vehicle is based on the group's own E-GMP electric platform.

06-10-2021 | Plug-in Hybrid | News | Article

VW Announces New Plug-in Hybrids with More E-range

Volkswagen plans to launch a new generation of plug-in hybrid passenger cars from 2023. The new drive combination is to have a purely electric range of significantly more than 100 km.

05-10-2021 | Materials | News | Article

New Glass Enables Holographics on Windshields

Cooperation for holographic augmented reality head-up displays: AGP eGlass has developed a glass that puts holographic optical elements for WayRay’s augmented reality HUD on the windshield.

30-09-2021 | Simulation + Calculation | News | Article

Using Computer Game Technology for Vehicle Development

From game development to vehicle development: virtual models can ease the burden on development budgets. For example, Ford is testing new vehicle features interactively with customers in a computer game.

30-09-2021 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Infineon Opens Chip Factory in Austria

Semiconductor company Infineon has opened a new plant in Villach (Austria). In view of global supply bottlenecks for semiconductors, the timing could not be better. Microelectronics is in greater demand than ever.

10-09-2021 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Volkswagen Presents ID.5 GTX at IAA 2021

VW is showing its first SUV coupe based on the modular e-drive system MEB. The VW ID.5 GTX with dual-motor all-wheel drive will be presented at the IAA 2021 as a near-production study.

09-09-2021 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Akasol Opens Gigafactory in Darmstadt

Europe’s largest factory for commercial vehicle battery systems has opened in Darmstadt (Germany). Akasol's Gigafactory 1 has a production capacity of up to 1 GWh in the first expansion stage. 

09-09-2021 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

Audi Shows Electric Roadster Study Skysphere Concept

With the Skysphere Concept, Audi is presenting a number of innovations: for example, an interior as an "experience space" or a chassis with an adjustable wheelbase that provides two different driving experiences.

02-09-2021 | Battery | News | Article

CATL Introduces First Generation Sodium-ion Battery

Battery manufacturer CATL has introduced a sodium-ion battery. It is said to offer high energy density as well as fast charging capability and to have very good thermal stability.

31-08-2021 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Lamborghini Showcases Hybrid Supercar Countach LPI 800-4

Automobili Lamborghini presents the Countach LPI 800-4: a limited series that pays homage to the Countach. The supercar has a V12 hybrid engine and a system power of almost 600 kW.

25-08-2021 | Consumables | News | Article

Hydrogen Combustion Engine from Deutz Ready for Series Production

Deutz is launching its first hydrogen combustion engine. Developed with Keyou, the TCG 7.8 H2 is scheduled to go into production in 2024 and could also be used in the off-highway sector in the future. 

03-08-2021 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article

BMW Motorrad Showcases New CE 04 Electric Scooter

BMW has unveiled a new electric scooter, the CE 04. The 120-km/h e-scooter is available in two performance levels and offers a range of up to 130 km. 

02-08-2021 | Fuel Cell | News | Article

Eberspächer Expands Fuel Cell Portfolio

Eberspächer is taking over the US company Victori, LLC. This will enable the automotive supplier to also offer air supply components for fuel cell systems in the future. 

29-07-2021 | Automated Driving | News | Article

Continental Integrates Long-range Lidar from AEye

Long-range lidar from AEye will enhance Continental’s integrated platform for automated driving. The full-stack solution with lidar, camera and radar technology is scheduled to go into series production in 2024. 

26-07-2021 | Automated Driving | News | Article

ZF Accelerates Validation of ADAS Systems

With ADAS.ai, ZF aims to accelerate the development and validation of driver assistance systems. The solution uses real driving data that is transformed virtually.

23-07-2021 | Plug-in Hybrid | News | Article

New Ferrari 296 GTB with V6 Plug-in Hybrid Drive

Ferrari has unveiled a new Berlinetta sports car with a mid-mounted V6 engine. After the SF90, the 296 GTB is the brand's second hybrid vehicle.

22-07-2021 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Lotus Unveils New Mid-engine Sports Car Emira

British sports car manufacturer Lotus has unveiled the Emira, a new mid-engine sports car. The sports car, which is suitable for everyday use, is to be available from summer 2022.

13-07-2021 | Light Trucks + Transporters | News | Article

VW Commercial Vehicles Unveils Seventh Generation of the Multivan

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has unveiled the new Multivan. The VW T7 gets a new interior concept, modern assistance systems, a networked infotainment system and, for the first time, a plug-in hybrid drive.

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