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Michelin visionary tire concept

The Michelin visionary tire concept which is puncture-proof

Michelin visionary tire concept: “Because we believe that mobility is essential for human development, we innovate passionately to make it safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly”. To which could be add: pleasanter, more accessible, more practical, more connected and so on. For over a century, this business purpose of Michelin has led them to

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Eaton's Cylinder deactivation system

Eaton’s engine cylinder deactivation new technology

Eaton Cylinder Deactivation – CDA system is the most direct way to reduce CO2 emission, and at the same time improve fuel economy through driving cycle. It overcomes the obstacles of designing a high performance engine that is optimized for fuel efficiency. CDA deactivates the cylinders of the engine whenever full power is not needed.

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Hyundai motor headquarters

Hyundai Motor to use R1234yf air-conditioning refrigerant in all models

Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s top automaker, said Monday that all its passenger cars will use environmental-friendly air-conditioning refrigerant by 2020 as part of efforts to combat global warming. The automaker said it will adopt the R1234yf air-conditioning refrigerant for all of its passenger vehicles going forward. In the past it used eco-friendly refrigerants for

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Production of the bipolar electrode on a pilot scale.

New battery concept to reach 1000 km electric vehicle range

You cannot get a good range today with electric cars. One reason is that the batteries require a lot of space. Fraunhofer scientists are stacking large cells on top of one another. This provides vehicles with more power. Initial tests in the laboratory have been positive. In the medium term, the project partners are striving

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ISO 26262 - hybrid vehicle illustration by HORIBA MIRA ltd

IMechE event: ISO 26262 – Functional safety for engineering

The 24 May 2017, at Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Birmingham, UK, a new IMechE event will take place about ISO 26262 functional safety standard. Edition 2 of ISO26262, which comes out in January 2018, has been created to reflect the latest ground-breaking developments in the automotive industry, including autonomous and advanced driver-assistance systems. ISO 26262: Functional Safety for Engineering

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opel ampera-e 150kW electric motor

The new Opel Ampera-e electric powertrain and battery released

The new Opel Ampera-e is an electric car which has an officially certified NEDC range of 520 kilometers (measured in accordance with the New European Driving Cycle). The 4.17 meter long Ampera-e also offers space for up to five passengers plus trunk space of 381 liters (1,274 liters when the seats are folded down), which is

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Growth in biodiesel production by region untill 2011

Biofuels 2016 overview and general outlook report by IFPEN

With falling fossil fuel prices, 2015 was marked by a general decline in the appeal of alternative fuels. But although growth in worldwide volume of biofuels production and consumption is slowing, blending requirements continue to increase and investment, though declining, is still taking place. To ensure the long-term sustainability of biofuel processes, a variety of

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AVL team SUITE software

AVL Team SUITE for linking simulation and measurement Data

AVL brings new improvements for managing and processing large data volumes. The latest software tool generations of the AVL Team SUITE™ – AVL SANTORIN MX 2™ and AVL CONCERTO 5™ – interlock naturally, allowing development organizations to integrate test data across department boundaries, capitalizing their knowledge. In view of the growing level of vehicle connectivity,

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IFP School MOOC 2017

3rd edition of IFP School’s MOOC on Sustainable Mobility

The IFP School MOOC (Massive Open On-line Course) on “Sustainable mobility: technical and environmental challenges for the automotive sector”, launched in 2014 and awarded “best training device for Education” by the Cegos group, will soon come out with a new edition. Due to the high number of participants in 2014 and 2015 (the first two

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Schaeffler High Performance 48 Volt concept vehicle

Schaeffler hybrid and electric drive concepts

Reducing fuel consumption and emissions, increasing comfort and driving dynamics: hybrid drives play a significant role in these development goals. Mild hybrid drives with 48 V technology meet these demands at a comparatively low cost. A good example is the “Schaeffler High Performance 48 Volt” concept vehicle with a Schaeffler electric rear axle that assists the

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OpenCar platform by INRIX

Amazon Alexa integrated into INRIX OpenCar connected vehicles

[image_frame style=”framed_shadow” align=”left” alt=”Amazon Alexa” title=”Amazon Alexa integrated into INRIX OpenCar connected vehicles”]https://www.car-engineer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Amazon-Alexa.png[/image_frame]INRIX, Inc., a world provider of connected car services and transportation analytics, today announced the integration of Amazon Alexa, the intelligent cloud based voice service, into the OpenCar platform for connected vehicles. In the second half of 2017, drivers with OpenCar enabled vehicles will

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Visteon next-gen infotainment platform

Visteon’s next-generation vehicle infotainment platform

Visteon Corporation – a technology leader in the fast-growing automotive cockpit electronics and infotainment segment – will showcase its latest innovations for the connected car at CES® 2017 Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas. This will be Visteon’s 18th year at CES. Visteon’s exhibit will be the debut of its next-generation infotainment platform, Phoenix™, which is designed

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Continental water-cooled urea injection valve

New Continental AdBlue® Urea Dosing System

September 1, 2017 is looming large on the horizon. From this date, exhaust-gas measurements during the type approval of new cars will also be taken under real driving conditions in Europe. Since, for nitrogen-oxide emissions from diesel engines in particular, significant differences have emerged between laboratory values and real driving emissions (RDE), exhaust-gas tests on

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The 2017 Honda CR-V chassis and electric power steering

The new 2017 Honda CR-V chassis has evolved to provide more agile and confident handling, additional ground clearance, and improved overall versatility. Increased front and rear track widths combined with front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension with specially tuned low-friction dampers and tubular front and solid rear stabilizer bars promote more responsive turn-in and

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Chrysler Pacifica hybrid eFlite system

FCA US Launches 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Like its gas-powered Pacifica counterpart, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid features the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine, but this iteration is specially adapted to pair with the innovative, FCA US-designed eFlite dual-motor electrically variable transmission (EVT). As the industry’s first electrified minivan, the Pacifica Hybrid delivers an estimated 260 total system horsepower and an

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Evasive Steering Assist uses radar and a camera to detect slower moving and stationary vehicles ahead, and provides steering support to enable drivers to avoid a vehicle if a collision is imminent.

Ford unveils new driver-assist technologies

Building on its experience in available driver-assist technologies, Ford Motor Company is expanding its offerings with a range of next-generation features designed to ease parking hassles, improve collision avoidance, detect objects in the road and prevent wrong-way driving. Ford offers more nameplates in the United States with adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning

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V-Motech solutions for meeting RDE regulations

Today more than ever the antipollution RDE regulations established by the environmental authorities are mandatory and hard to achieve. “To face current and future compulsory constraints imposed on all the automotive sector, our added value consists in developing and providing accurate and reliable tests facilities to conduct emission tests”, explains Stéphane Olevier, C.E.O. of V-Motech.

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Fuel filters optimization through 3D simulation

Fuel filters developed for cars have to meet stricter and stricter requirements, yet they also need to be ready for the market in ever shorter periods of time. Designers caught between these two demands now have support in the form of a simulation tool: it calculates all the relevant characteristics of filter design – cleaning

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Eaton's VVA system

Eaton CO2 reduction technologies for Heavy-Duty diesels

Eaton demonstrated a range of waste heat recovery (WHR) technologies for heavy-duty diesel engines at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, as well as variable valve timing systems, highlighting their potential to reduce fuel consumption and help reduce emissions. Both indirect and direct WHR systems were on display. The organic Rankine cycle (ORC) design recovers waste heat

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Using STAR-CCM+ to understand detailed chemistry in combustion process

Emission performance and drive cycle measurements for diesel combustion engine passenger cars have created a lot of “smoke” in the media lately. The discussions highlight the importance of emission reduction and performance, and also reveal the great challenge of this work. If some of the largest car manufacturers in the world struggle to meet the

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