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Downsizing in combination with turbocharging enables sustainable CO2 emission reduction. In order to mitigate knock at higher engine loads, the compression ratio has to be diminished with increasing ...

Reverse innovation is a phenomenon under which products are first developed considering the needs of emerging economies, matured in home locations and thereafter rolled out to developed economies as ...

Headlights for new car models must meet the high customer-specific styling requirements. At the same time, due to the era of discussions about CO2 emissions, they have to be extremely economical with ...

Although reduced fuel consumption is an important priority, it is just one side of a larger coin. Environmentally sustainable vehicle development is a comprehensive task that demands a holistic ...

In the all-wheel drive sector, one has to face up to the challenge of reducing fuel consumption in all-wheel drive vehicles very early on. In addition, vehicle dynamics have to be increased. Getrag ...

High temperatures are still the main cause for the majority of failures in electronics. But thanks to an automatic procedure for accurate thermal characterisation and analysis of electronic ...

Emitec has been committed to environmentally-friendly mobility, including electrification, since 1986. The financial and technical implementation of the next stages toward this aim will entail ...

New light sources such as LEDs make it possible to further develop lighting systems, while at the same time offering a wide spectrum of styling and design opportunities. Lighting engineers and ...

Electric mobility is on the way towards consolidating its place as an established form of mobility in the future. Given the appropriate contextual conditions, with a holistic approach geared to ...

The foundations of established test methods for long-fibre-reinforced composites were largely laid down around 30 years ago and have been subject to continuous development ever since. ...

Prototypes are connecting many concept ideas of the future to series production developments of today. Visteon changed over a series production model to its latest demonstration vehicle C-Beyond. ...

Energy management is dependent not only on technical solutions, but also on permanent organisational integration. The quality of planning is decisive for the long-term integration of energy ...

Today’s chassis frames in trucks with rigid axles have big unsprung masses limiting driving comfort and stressing the road surfaces. In the course of a research project that was sponsored by the ...

Porsche has developed a driver assistance system that facilitates the implementation of intelligent driving strategies. InnoDrive has precise knowledge of the technical properties of the vehicle and ...

The Future Steel Vehicle (FSV) is the fifth automobile steel research project. These projects made a major contribution to the development, implementation and processing of new high-strength and ...

Can partial networking technology makes it possible to reduce power consumption and ensures energy efficiency during both operating and idle time. Audi is developing and standardising this technology ...