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Friction reduction is one of many approaches for making powertrains more energy efficient. The aim is to minimise drivetrain losses through specific and strategic measures applied to individual ...

In its White Paper “Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area”, the European Union is demanding that the number of fatalities in road transport be moved close to zero. In car development, the ...

TRW has developed an active restraint system that simplifies the seat belt buckling process and helps to improve occupant safety. The Active Buckle Lifter (ABL) simplifies locating and fastening the ...

Even while at a standstill, motors of electric vehicles are generating high tyre torques leading to an increase in tyre/road noise of up to 10 dB in the near field. To reduce such driving ...

The increasing electrification of vehicles raises the issue of safety relating to acoustic perception. Even though modern petrol cars are very quiet, a higher crashworthiness has not occurred so far. ...

The design of the interior of a car has a decisive influence on quality perception and buying decision of customers. Along with performance and outer design characteristics, the design aspect is an ...

The requirement to reduce CO2 emission to a minimum is one of the key performances for future passenger car concepts. Tyre manufacturers can contribute to this aim by creating special low fuel ...

The technology employed in the windshield head-up display (HUD) is now highly standardised. Continental is currently using this knowledge to prepare the next step in the evolution of the ergonomic ...

Scalability of car-to-X communication in all cars is a technically challenging issue. Performance, location of antenna and transceiver and the number of services are parameters that appear to be ...

Three-cylinder engines are an acoustic challenge, but if the exhaust system is well designed, they can convey a sound image appropriate to a luxury car: generally quiet and without dominating orders. ...

The new G4S injector from Denso with a three-way valve function improves hydraulic efficiency, thus cutting fuel consumption by around 1 %. A 75 % reduction in moving masses results in significantly ...

The trend in the development of vehicles with hybrid or electric drives confronts the automotive industry with new challenges. Electric vehicles require lighter materials than conventional ...

Consumers’ fast-changing needs demand a more holistic approach to automotive HMI development. That way Visteon developed a framework that will facilitate rapid integration and deployment of ...

The expected quantities and enormous pricing pressures involved are forcing producers of carbon components to manufacture CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced plastic) on an industrial scale, for which ...