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Electric mobility is on the way towards consolidating its place as an established form of mobility in the future. Given the appropriate contextual conditions, with a holistic approach geared to ...

Energy management is dependent not only on technical solutions, but also on permanent organisational integration. The quality of planning is decisive for the long-term integration of energy ...

Porsche has developed a driver assistance system that facilitates the implementation of intelligent driving strategies. InnoDrive has precise knowledge of the technical properties of the vehicle and ...

In the all-wheel drive sector, one has to face up to the challenge of reducing fuel consumption in all-wheel drive vehicles very early on. In addition, vehicle dynamics have to be increased. Getrag ...

High temperatures are still the main cause for the majority of failures in electronics. But thanks to an automatic procedure for accurate thermal characterisation and analysis of electronic ...

New light sources such as LEDs make it possible to further develop lighting systems, while at the same time offering a wide spectrum of styling and design opportunities. Lighting engineers and ...

The foundations of established test methods for long-fibre-reinforced composites were largely laid down around 30 years ago and have been subject to continuous development ever since. ...

Prototypes are connecting many concept ideas of the future to series production developments of today. Visteon changed over a series production model to its latest demonstration vehicle C-Beyond. ...

Vehicle Stability Control systems have become an important part of modern passenger cars. The development of the next system generation focuses increasingly on the potential of flexible actuators in ...

Today’s chassis frames in trucks with rigid axles have big unsprung masses limiting driving comfort and stressing the road surfaces. In the course of a research project that was sponsored by the ...

Lightweight design and the use of lightweight materials are among the most important means of reducing the fuel consumption and emissions of future vehicles. This also applies to ideas that at first ...

The Future Steel Vehicle (FSV) is the fifth automobile steel research project. These projects made a major contribution to the development, implementation and processing of new high-strength and ...

Can partial networking technology makes it possible to reduce power consumption and ensures energy efficiency during both operating and idle time. Audi is developing and standardising this technology ...

Besides primary measures to reduce CO2 emissions at the combustion engine, it is also possible to decrease the climate-relevant gases with the chassis. Daimler developed efficient chassis systems ...

Headlights for new car models must meet the high customer-specific styling requirements. At the same time, due to the era of discussions about CO2 emissions, they have to be extremely economical with ...

The OEM Seat has designed and developed a new concept of an in-vehicle Human-Machine Interface (HMI) which features multiple systems, integrated in a single unified interface, and allows for tactile ...

Innovations and new functions are the lifeblood of the automotive industry. Most of these new developments relate to active chassis systems. These systems enhance the driving experience and improve ...