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January 2017
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Around the globe, more and more people are moving to cities, creating the same challenges for rapidly growing megacities everywhere: too little space for too many cars. People are demanding not only holistic mobility solutions, but also vehicle concepts for urban private transport which enable mo...

 
December 2016
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The air filter performance is typically a compromise between pressure loss, load capacity and efficiency. The development of air filters is always determined by exhaust gas regulations and customer requirements such as filter duration. For this reason, Röchling Automotive has developed a new sof...

 
November 2016
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The Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) and six other research institutes (ika, ISF, IBF, WZL, MMI, FIR) at RWTH Aachen University currently develop a new repair strategy for vehicles with CFRP design. Based on the challenges to repair future vehicles, a variety of approaches are designed, eva...

 
October 2016
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The A-segment is very versatile. In this article, FEV describes the requirements for this vehicle class, focusing on the conventional powertrain. Worldwide conventional powertrain trends are indicated and the article offers a practically-oriented proposal with regard to a small, compact automatic...

 
September 2016
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The further development of modern common rail injectors is focused on reducing CO2 emissions of future diesel engines. Denso has succeeded in achieving fuel economy benefits by increasing the needle opening speed, while at the same time reducing soot emissions. The new injectors from Denso with a...

 
August 2016
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For the testing of camera-based driver assistance systems under real conditions, simulation methods can contribute to increased test efficiency. IPG Automotive presents the potential of video injection methods in real components based on the Video Interface Box.

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July 2016
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Front end structures have always made a substantial contribution to the safety of our vehicles. However, today, alternative powertrain configurations lead to considerable changes in packaging space occupation and mass distribution within the vehicle, making front end impact system desig...

 
June 2016
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Headlamps and their lighting technology shall give a sense of safety but also have to face demands for high performance, low energy consumption and a great styling potential. Until now, the functionality of safety and assistance glare free high beam was only possible with xenon (HID) technology. ...

 
May 2016
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In the course of the increasing automation of the automobile, one question is receiving more and more attention: which non-driving-related activities drivers might choose to engage in while their vehicles drive themselves? Valeo is working on what an appropriate Human Machine Interface (HMI) shou...

 
April 2016
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In manual transmissions, clutch discs with torsion dampers or dual mass flywheels have been used to reduce the rotational irregularities of combustion engines for the transmission input. Dual mass flywheels have the best vibration isolation, but their technology makes them more expensive than clu...

 
March 2016
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Electric superchargers enable improvement in CO2 and pollutant emissions, while simultaneously enhancing the driveability and subjective driving experience. Based on the technical challenges, Pierburg GmbH introduces the electrical air charger developed in-house.

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February 2016
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The individual mobility solutions of the future will not only be networked and emission-free, but will also have a minimal CO2 footprint, in order not to waste the scarce and expensive space in megacities. In future, we will be travelling in small, purpose-designed mobility units.

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