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14-10-2019 | Fuel Cell | News | Article

Fuel Cells Made More Cost-Effective Thanks to Hot-Formed Bipolar Plates

Fraunhofer IPT is striving to improve the formability of bipolar plates. Hot-forming will also lower production costs, enabling the mass production of fuel cells.

07-10-2019 | Heavy Trucks | News | Article

Hyundai Building Hydrogen Infrastructure for Fuel Cell Trucks

In 2020, the first Hyundai H2 Xcient fuel cell trucks will be delivered to Switzerland. A hydrogen ecosystem and the necessary infrastructure will also be constructed.

07-10-2019 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

Add-On Valve Enhances Comfort on Passive Dampers

Chassis supplier DRiV has unveiled the add-on valve. This valve technology works in conjunction with the passive damper's main valve and can improve driving comfort.

27-09-2019 | Battery | News | Article

Porsche Unveils the Taycan Electric Sports Sedan

In 2015, Porsche showcased its Mission E concept car at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. Now, Porsche has unveiled its serial models: The first two models of the four-door electric sports car will be the Taycan Turbo and the Taycan Turbo S.

24-09-2019 | Chassis | News | Article

Toyota Unveils New GA-B Platform for Small Cars

Toyota has unveiled the new modular GA-B platform as a part of its Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) philosophy. It will be the modular foundation for the next generation of small cars.

19-09-2019 | Battery | News | Article

Volkswagen Unveils its ID.3 Electric Car at IAA 2019

Volkswagen will be showcasing the serial version of its ID.3 electric car at IAA 2019. This electrically driven vehicle is the first electric car based on the Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB).

10-09-2019 | Gasoline Engine | News | Article

Volvo XC90 Features New Mild Hybrid Petrol Engines

Volvo is electrifying the XC90's model range: Two new petrol-engine models, the B5 mild hybrid petrol AWD and B6 mild hybrid petrol AWD, will be added to the series. The conventional T5 AWD and T6 AWD models will be discontinued.

09-09-2019 | Exhaust-gas Aftertreatment | News | Article

New Volkswagen Evo Diesel Engines to Use Twin Dosing Process

In the twin dosing process, AdBlue is injected by two SCR catalysts that are arranged in series, enabling a significant reduction of NOX emissions. The system will be premiered in the new Passat 2.0 TDI Evo.

06-09-2019 | Fuel Cell | News | Article

Elring-Klinger to Showcase Powerful Fuel Cell Stack

Elring-Klinger will be showcasing their diverse range of solutions for electric mobility at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2019 in Frankfurt. The focus will be on a PEM fuel cell stack for automotive and commercial vehicle applications, with a high power density. 

05-09-2019 | Battery | News | Article

New battery housing from Mahle with integrated thermal management

Mahle has developed a new battery housing of fibre-reinforced plastic. The integrated thermal management dispenses with the need for complex cooling circuits to ensure fast charging speeds.

29-08-2019 | Battery | News | Article

Faster and cheaper production of battery electrodes

Faster, higher quality and more efficient: a new coating process is set to optimise the production of battery electrodes. This will ultimately lower the costs of battery production as a whole. 

28-08-2019 | Automated Driving | News | Article

Dual camera system monitors driver’s readiness to take over

Continental has unveiled a new solution for transition to the driver during automated driving. The combined "Road and Driver" camera system determines whether it is safe to hand responsibility over to the driver.

22-08-2019 | Industry 4.0 | News | Article

Screws Go Digital

A new screw for direct fastening into plastic offers excellent connection properties and flexible assembly options. Joins can be calculated in advance, which means the system can be verified during early-stage development.

21-08-2019 | Ergonomics + HMI | News | Article

Bosch presents new 3D in-car display at the IAA

Bosch presents its new 3D display for vehicle cockpits at the IAA 2019. The passive 3D technology enhances convenience and safety, and works without additional features such as eye tracking or 3D glasses.

19-08-2019 | Battery | News | Article

Full Throttle with Flame-Retardant Polycarbonates

Electric vehicles not only prevent local emissions, they can also be fun. The design of a racing car's traction battery is one of the most important components for the course of the race. The construction of the battery uses flame-retardant materials.

09-08-2019 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

The New Corvette C8 Stingray Goes Mid-Engine

Chevrolet has unveiled the new Corvette C8 Stingray. Sixty-six years after its first generation was launched, the iconic American sports car now has mid-engine drive. 

08-08-2019 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

The Mercedes-AMG A 45 4matic+ and its New 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled its latest A 45 4matic+ and CLA 45 4matic+ models. The S-variant has an even more powerful configuration in the newly developed turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.

07-08-2019 | Companies + Institutions | News | Article

Auto-Alliance Invests in AI Start-Up Recogni

Automotive manufacturers and Osram are investing 25 million US dollar in U.S.-German AI start-up Recogni, which is developing image processing for self-driving cars, based on artificial intelligence. 

24-07-2019 | Machinery | News | Article

Laser Structuring at Triple the Productivity

Car makers currently use a variety of methods to emboss plastic panels for vehicle interiors in the course of a few minutes. However, manufacturing the tools required for this purpose is extremely time-consuming. A new laser machine triples the rate at which these tools are produced.

12-07-2019 | Plug-in Hybrid | News | Article

Toyota Testing Prius Plug-in Hybrid with Solar Cells

Toyota plans to develop a solar charging system for electric vehicles. Prototypes based on the Prius Plug-in Hybrid with integrated solar panels are being tested.

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