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In recent years, the increasingly tight emission standards have been driving the development of electric powered pumps, whose control strategy can be optimised in order to minimise the absorbed ...

Ethanol fuel mixtures account for the majority of biofuels used worldwide. However, their properties make these fuels more difficult to use in cold conditions, especially when starting a cold engine. ...

Modern downsizing, in connection with the rigorous exhaust limit values in the future for cars, commercial vehicles and off-highway applications, is a great challenge for internal combustion engine ...

There are times during the phase of a nation’s growth, when we have to sit up and notice a few things. India has grown at a rate of 7 % in the last decade. Not only has the growth lead to better ...

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 ...

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 ...

In order to ensure sustainable success, most OEMs are currently focusing their innovation concepts on achieving technology leadership in lightweight design and the use of lightweight materials. For ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...