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Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2012’

  • PK4 gearbox

    Introduction to manual transmission technologies

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    Transmissions type overview We can define 2 main types of transmissions, the manual transmission (MT) and automatic transmission (AT). The automatic transmission type is then divided in 4 sub-groups: Classic …

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  • Moose test

    The moose test (or VDA test)

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    Originally, this maneuver was named “moose test” or “elk test” and designed to provide a criterion to prove the tilt stability of a vehicle. In November 1997, the German automotive …

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  • Adult occupent protection

    Euro NCAP ratings explained

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    As of 2009, Euro NCAP only releases one overall star rating for each car tested with a maximum of five stars. This overall safety rating is composed of scores in …

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  • Glossary car engineer

    Glossary Combustion

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    A/F: Air/Fuel ratio. BDC: Bottom Dead Center. When the piston is at the bottom of the cylinder, at its lowest position in the stroke. BMEP: Brake Mean Effective Pressure. Mean and constant …

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  • Neutral gear position sensor

    Innovative detector of neutral gear position

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    The electrification of drive trains based on internal combustion engines, engine start stop (ESS), hybridization and automation are placing new requirements on manual transmissions. Whereas the first engine start-stop systems …

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