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April 2017
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Dual-clutch transmissions are compelling predominantly because of their sporty direct shifting. ZF demonstrates how clearly this technology also signifies efficiency and functionality gains with the modular full hybridisation of its new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (8DT).

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March 2017
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For defining CV power trains in on- and off-road commercial vehicles which are an optimum for the whole system it is necessary to improve all components in a system and not one for each other. Exemplarily new combustion engines realise the same power at lower engine speeds. Such changes have a di...

 
February 2017
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Future chassis strategies are based on a few high-volume platforms that are used for a wide range of vehicle models with kinematic variants and different axle loads. TRW Linkage & Suspension (now business unit of THK Rhythm Automotive) has developed an economical production technology that ma...

 
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...

 


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