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August 2018 Cover Story RWTH Aachen University 1-Octanol Fuel Lower Soot Emissions

Within the cluster of excellence “Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass” at RWTH Aachen University, the alternative biofuel ‘1-octanol’ was identified as a particularly suitable candidate for use in ...

Dirt on glare-free high beam systems can reduce the driver’s visibility and at the same time, cause increased glare for other road users. A field test was carried out at the Laboratory of Lighting ...

Advanced driver assistance systems have great potential to significantly improve the safety and comfort of driving. Honda Research Institute Europe and Ruhr University Bochum show how personalisation ...

Dual-clutch Transmissions (DCT) and Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVTs) have their benefits and disadvantages when it comes to energy efficiency and emissions. Related to regional preferences ...

The Cruise4U test vehicles have covered more than 140,000 km across Europe and the USA for experimental drives with their assistance systems. Valeo shows with the measurement results that 99 % of ...

Depending on the driving profile and without the aid of additional advanced driver assistance systems, mild hybrid vehicles with electrification of 48 V do not require the internal combustion engine ...

To achieve the objectives of the 2015 climate change conference of Paris, one action is the reduction of greenhouse gas in the transport sector. This can be supported by several technical measures ...

Besides improving combustion process control and electrifying vehicle drive systems, a noticeable reduction in exhaust emissions can be achieved by cutting combustion engine thermal losses in cycle ...