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The literature discloses numerous methods for quick ashing of particulate filters. However, it is largely unknown if a combination of these methods is possible and which one is the method of ashing ...

The Volvo XC90 is the first car application on the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) of the company. As part of the SPA, a new domain based electrical architecture – an Autosar 4.0 network ...

Car manufacturers are developing under high pressure on new vehicles that are due to go into production from 2014 to 2020. Vehicle bodies are required to weigh less, possess a high degree of rigidity ...

Tyres are more than just round and black. They are high-tech products that have to meet a wide variety of requirements and handle many different situations. Tyres are already helping to reduce fuel ...

Turbocharged gasoline engines are one method to further reduce CO2 emissions. The new exhaust legislation and the use of the Miller cycle increase the demands on turbocharging. With the example of ...

To reach future CO2 emission targets, the automotive hybrid development focuses more and more on low voltage solutions up to 60 V, next to complex and cost-intensive high voltage systems. Basically, ...

Modern passenger cars have more and more active safety systems on board. An advanced simulation methodology is needed to guarantee an optimal occupant protection for every situation. Therefore, Tass ...

The steady increase in equipment in driver assistance and communications systems has made it necessary to look at driver workload and risk of accidents. The flood of information may even overload the ...