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Eaton’s supercharger helps vehicle manufacturers to downsize their combustion engines. Through its immediate boosting the supercharger improves fuel efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions without ...

At the chair for internal-combustion engines at the Technische Universität Dresden a new turbocharging approach was developed in which variable exhaust valve timing with a dual exhaust manifold is ...

Volvo is well-known for being one of the leading carmakers globally in the area ofsafety, and the S60 delivers well on that front. The car is loaded with most of theactive safety technologies ...

At the beginning of 2011, a new US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) was published, covering vehicles launched and sold on the US market. The new standard focuses on protecting occupants ...

In contrast to passenger cars, the process of hybridization is rather slow in commercial vehicles.The primary aspects that act against it include weight, costs and efficiency of available diesel ...

With the new EcoLife powershift transmission, ZF Friedrichshafen AG has developed a city bus transmissionwith a three-stage planetary gear set that is already designed for future operating ...

The patented Liquid Elastomer Molding (LE M) technology from Federal-Mogul makes it possible to manufacture extremely flat, light seals that are simultaneously pressure and media resistant. LE M ...

Low emission zones and truck bans, the rising price of diesel and increases in road tolls: all of these factors areputting serious pressure on the transport industry. Commercial vehicle manufacturers ...

The signs are unmistakable: the recovery in the commercial vehicle business has begun. The first suppliersare already coming up against the limits of their capacity that were redefined during the ...

Bosch built a demonstrator vehicle based on a midsize luxury car with a three-cylinder diesel engine, to check the potentials and limits of such a downsizing approach. It modified the engine in terms ...

Gasoline engine downsizing is firmly established as one of the main technologies for achieving fuel consumption and CO2 reduction targets, with increasing degrees of downsizing being applied in the ...