Technology

Petroleum derived products currently energise almost 95 % of the global transportation needs. This estimate, brought out by the International Energy Agency (IEA), substantiates the magnanimity of ...

The new Speed safety platform, Continental’s latest contribution to enhanced automotive safety, will result in a scalable function upgrade of Airbag Control Units (ACU). The modular control units ...

Consistent lightweight design is an essential means of extending the driving range of electric vehicles. For this purpose, a carbon fibre-reinforced lightweight wheel has been developed at the ...

BMW presently runs the first emission-free foundry worldwide in the company’s Landshut plant with the production of shaping sand cores. In tight cooperation with ASK Chemicals, BMW Light-Metal ...

Rising input costs, tough competition, stringent norms, increasingly diverse customer demands and the ambition of being the world’s largest – overcoming these challenges and achieving the top ...

The steering wheel is one of the essential components of the human- machine interface in the car. Even though current standard steering wheels have frames made of die cast magnesium or aluminium, ...

Each wiring system could be optimised concerning its cost structure, says Intedis. The aim is to earn a double digit Rupee amount per vehicle. The first adjustments that affect the ...

The constant increase in the diversity of models and variants and the simultaneous shortening of the development cycles make high demands on the production processes. These will have to be adapted to ...

One is a new city-smart global range extended electric vehicle (REEV) concept, while the other is a winning entry at the prestigious Michelin Challenge Design. Megapixel from the Tata Motors’ ...

The automotive industry is one of the most cyclical in nature and sensitive to developments across any other industry. The current phase demands that companies become flexible in all aspects of their ...

In the first of our two-part feature on light weighting in February 2012, we had discussed the material options in light weight vehicle design and the associated manufacturing and joining ...