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Fuel and lubricants

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Improved engine technology and control for the new Range Rover

Land Rover has announced a series of updates for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, further enhancing the luxury and premium sporting SUVs.  The revisions include Land Rover’s innovative All-Terrain Progress Control system, a world-first technology which complements and further improves the Range Rover’s off-road capability. Significant gains in both performance and efficiency are …

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V8 Biturbo engine by AMG

The Mercedes-Benz AMG V8 biturbo engine

The V8 engines have long been a core competence at AMG, the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz. Christian Enderle, Head of Engine and Powertrain Development at Mercedes-AMG: “With the new AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, we present a fascinating and powerful sports car engine, which also achieves the next step in efficiency due to numerous measures”. …

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Bearings wear protection with conductive lubricant by Bosch

Conductive lubricants for reduced bearing wear

In the future, electrically conductive lubricants will protect electric motors from the surface damage that can result from electrical discharging in the bearings. With these findings, which are the result of a joint research project, a group of German basic and industrial engineers have taken an important step toward achieving the sustainable electromobility of the …

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Researchers working on liquid crystal lubricant

A lubricant made of liquid crystal

Lubricants are used in motors, axles, ventilators and many other systems. Although lubricants are widely used, there have been almost no fundamental innovations for this product in the last twenty years. Together with a consortium, the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Freiburg has developed an entirely new class of substance that could …

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