First impressions are decisive vital to the sales success of a car. That is why, even in today’s computer age, OEMs continue to work with clay models that can be constantly refined and improved ...

Current research and concept vehicles offer an outlook on the future of fully automatic driving, thereby questioning the fundamental automobile engineering for manual operating vehicles and establish ...

Energy efficiency and resource saving is of great importance for vehicles, especially when it comes to automobiles with electric propulsion. Under the leadership of the ika, a multi-material concept ...

With the tough CO2 targets under the European legislation for 2020, hybridisation is one of the key elements to improve fuel-efficiency. Getrag compares a 48 V belt-driven e-machine solution with a ...

By further refinement of the design, Bosch has been able to make pushbelts even more silent, thereby granting excellent comfort for drivers within cars powered by CVTs (Continuously Variable ...

Continental’s new MiniMAB one-channel ABS presents manufacturers of light motorcycles and scooters with an opportunity to enhance safety. For the cost-sensitive class of motorcycles starting below ...

The risks of manipulation protection and data protection of vehicle electronics were considered relatively uncritical for a long time. However, wireless technology and internet connectivity in ...

Vehicle technology to make driving safer has been around for some time. The industry is now set to take the transformational next step – from line-of-sight driver assist functions to prevent ...

The bodywork is a major factor in the total weight of a vehicle, making up approximately 35 to 40 %. Its potential for reducing weight and CO2 emissions is great. Working with innovative technologies ...

Electrification of the powertrain has considerable effects on the chassis systems, particularly on the brake system. Adaptations are necessary, for example, to enable energy recovery to be applied. ...

Further CO2 emission reduction of passenger cars is mandatory beyond 2020. FEV has developed a concept of condensed water injection, which is ideally combinable with exhaust heat recovery. The ...

Reducing the weight of components will have to make a significant contribution to the tasks of minimising CO2 and fuel consumption. The cylinder block, the heaviest individual part of the engine, is ...