Cover Stories

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Increasing demands regarding energy efficiency result in conflicts of objectives between driving range and thermal comfort. In contrast to measures aimed at optimising the efficiency of heating and ...

To reduce energy demand and unpleasant odours of vehicles’ air conditioning unit, Hyundai introduces a hybrid system with desiccant wheel applied with separate sensible and latent cooling (SSLC) ...

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. ...

Customers’ growing environmental awareness, shortage of fossil combustibles and new legislation, reducing fuel consumption and emissions, lead more and more to a stronger electrification of the ...

Twist beam rear axles are lighter and less expensive than multi-link suspensions but can’t be developed easily. Thus, the University of Siegen developed a new analytical method for concept design, ...

With the introduction of the upcoming Euro 6b and Euro 6c emissions legislation, gasoline engines will for the first time have to comply with particle number emission limits. Corning presents an ...