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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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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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Renault Talisman features Monroe semi-active suspension

Tenneco Inc. is supplying the newly-launched Renault Talisman D-segment sedan with its continuously variable semi-active suspension (CVSAe), part of the company’s Monroe® Intelligent Suspension portfolio of original equipment advanced technologies. The Talisman provides what Renault calls a personalized driving experience via its Multi-Sense technology, which offers drivers the choice of comfort, sport, eco, neutral and perso modes.

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International conference on vehicle aerodynamics

Public roads are today shared by a wide variety of shapes and sizes of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorbikes and bicycles, the efficiencies and performance of which are sensitive to aerodynamics characteristics. These characteristics influence energy use, emissions, refinement and handling which are increasingly important to customers. These demands, together with the necessity to comply

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Porsche 911 Turbo S cabriolet

The new Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S

The top models of the 911 model series – the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S – now boast 15 kW (20 hp, 911 Turbo: Combined fuel consumption 9.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions 212 g/km, 911 Turbo Cabriolet: Combined fuel consumption 9.3 l/100 km, CO2emissions 216 g/km) more power, a sharpened design and improved features.

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FORD AND MICHELIN TEAM UP

Michelin tires for Ford performance vehicles

Ford and Michelin are entering into an official relationship for Ford Performance vehicles. Producer of some of the world’s highest-performing sports car and off-road tires, Michelin will provide tire fitments for the Ford Performance vehicle lineup, including Ford GT, Shelby® GT350 and Shelby GT350R Mustang, Fiesta ST, Focus ST and RS, and F-150 Raptor. Recognizing

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2016 Camaro aerodynamic lift improvements

After 350 hours of wind tunnel testing – often 24 hours a day – the new Camaro will slip more easily through the wind, and drivers of the Camaro SS will experience an improvement in reduced aerodynamic lift. These changes illustrate the lengths the aerodynamics team went to for improved performance, stability, cooling and lower

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Ferrari FXX K

Story of the design of the Ferrari FXX K

The story of the design of the XX program’s latest product, named Red Dot Best of the Best It was designed and built specifically for the track with efficient aerodynamics and a sophisticated engine. Sebastian Vettel uttered an unforgettable “Mamma mia!” when he got his first taste of its power. Ironically, however, it has now won

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Steering assistance can be provided while driving by means of an intelligent control system

New assisted steering system for electric vehicles

The project “Intelligent Assisted Steering System with Optimum Energy Efficiency for Electric Vehicles (e²-Lenk)” subsidized by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) focuses on a new assisted steering concept. In conventional vehicles, the internal combustion engine not only accelerates the car but also supplies on-board assist systems with energy; such as the assisted

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NSK Functional Safety Compliant EPS

An electric power steering system compliant with ISO 26262

NSK announced that it has developed a new electric power steering (EPS) system that is compliant with ISO Functional Safety for automobiles. The new system will support the higher level of safety that has been in strong demand in recent years. In addition, this new product provides new driving support functions. NSK intends to expansively market

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BMW X5 M and X6 M

Video of the week: The new BMW X5 M and X6 M

The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M combine the characteristic features of the BMW X family with the commitment to high performance that defines an M car. The latter is highlighted by the cars’ performance figures. Both models complete the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds in conjunction with the standard eight-speed M Steptronic transmission. The new

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Fraunhofer ITWM Virtual vehicle testing modeling tires realistically

A tire modeling tool considering the heat impact

Manufacturers conduct virtual tests on vehicle designs long before the first car rolls off the assembly line. Simulation of the tires has remained a challenge, however. The software tool “CDTire/3D” from Fraunhofer researchers now models the wheels realistically. The software takes into account the heat that is generated during driving and how the properties of

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New Ford Focus 2015

Enhanced stability control on the new Ford Focus

The new 2015 Ford Focus features stability control technology that actively determines when a car meets the conditions that may lead to a spin and intervenes early to help prevent the driver from losing control. The feature – known as enhanced transitional stability technology – can help deliver better handling in highly dynamic driving maneuvers.

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