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Euro 6 regulation for automotive explained

Euro 6 regulation for automotive explained | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
What is Euro 6? Euro 6 is a European Union regulation that sets emission standards for vehicles. “Euro 6 will make diesel cars as clean as gasoline cars,” says Dr. Rolf Bulander, the member of the board of management of ...
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Second generation of the ZF 8-speed automatic transmission

Second generation of the ZF 8-speed automatic transmission | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
The 8HP 8-speed automatic transmission has received some improvements in terms of fuel consumption and ride comfort and dynamics. This second generation is in volume production since July 2014 in the BMW 520d. The new 8HP offers further developments that range from ...
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The new GM brake testing facility

The new GM brake testing facility | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
Engineers at General Motors’ new brake testing facility know the differences between moans, squeals, grinds, groans and grunts – annoying noises common to their work. Now, with a new brake chassis dynamometer, they can simulate braking in weather conditions that range ...
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Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars

Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
Of the 43 million cars on the roads in Germany, only a mere 8000 are electric powered. The main factors discouraging motorists in Germany from switching to electric vehicles are the high investments cost, their short driving ranges and the ...
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Video of the week: F1 wind tunnel explained

Video of the week: F1 wind tunnel explained | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
A few months ago we introduced you the ACE wind tunnel characteristics. To complement these information, Sauber F1 team has released a couple of videos to better understand the basics of a Formula 1 wind tunnel. Basics of Wind Tunnel ...
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The CRMT Open ECU

The CRMT Open ECU | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
A new open ECU (Electronic Control Unit) has been developed by CRMT and allows simultaneous management of an internal combustion engine (up to 6 cylinders), and, thanks to spare Inputs/Outputs, the management of various components. The use of engine management is optional ...
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Video of the week: The first dual clutch transmission for trucks

Video of the week: The first dual clutch transmission for trucks | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
In this video, you will learn about the first dual clutch transmission on the market for heay duty trucks, developped by Volvo.
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Video of the week: Nordschleife lap record with the Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R

Video of the week: Nordschleife lap record with the Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
On May 15 at 7.15 am, Renault Sport’s driver set off on a 20,832 km route in pursuit of the goal to set a new lap record for front wheel drive production cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife track. The complete lap ...
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HY-VO Chain Drives Transfer Cases For Toyota And Lexus

HY-VO Chain Drives Transfer Cases For Toyota And Lexus | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
BorgWarner’s next-generation HY-VO® chain drives transfer cases for the Lexus® GX and the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, 4Runner, Tacoma and FJ Cruiser. Specifically engineered to reduce friction, the chain improves efficiency and helps increase fuel economy. BorgWarner produces HY-VO chain for these ...
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The new SKYACTIV-D 1.5l diesel engine

The new SKYACTIV-D 1.5l diesel engine | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the upcoming all-new Mazda2 (known as Demio in Japan) will feature the SKYACTIV-D 1.5l, a newly developed 1.5-liter clean diesel engine making use of the company’s next-generation SKYACTIV technology. Similarly to the next generation ...
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Video of the week: Renault Mégane RS Trophy with Michelin

Video of the week: Renault Mégane RS Trophy with Michelin | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
The Mégane RS 275 Trophy will be available for those who enjoy circuit days with MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. This high performance solution was developed jointly by Michelin and Renault Sport specifically for this new limited-edition front-wheel drive car. The Mégane ...
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Scania 450 hp Euro6 engine with SCR system

Scania 450 hp Euro6 engine with SCR system | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
Scania has now further broadened its range of Euro 6-certified truck engines. Anyone who needs 450 hp can now choose between two versions of Scania’s 13-liter engines at that power level. In its latest config­uration it uses only SCR (Selective ...
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Interview with Thierry Métais: Global Account Director at TRW

Interview with Thierry Métais: Global Account Director at TRW | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
Few weeks ago, we introduced you an innovative concept of roof airbag that is to be implemented in the Citroen C4 Cactus. We have had the chance to ask more details about this technology to Thierry Métais, Global Account Director at TRW for ...
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The rolling bearing misalignment explained

The rolling bearing misalignment explained | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
Rolling bearing misalignment is a frequent cause of failure. It can cause cage fracture, which will result in seizure of the bearing, centrifugal pump failure and costly downtime. It can also cause edge loading, which will result in early bearing ...
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A new crash-test facility delivered to Chrysler group

A new crash-test facility delivered to Chrysler group | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
The vehicle safety requirements stipulated by institutes such as the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are becoming more and more stringent and the associated test procedures more complex. As a result, vehicle ...
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Torque vectoring using hybrid technology

Torque vectoring using hybrid technology | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
It is a fact that electrification reduces fuel consumption in hybrid vehicles and enables electric vehicles to travel with zero emissions. Yet for Dr. Rolf Bulander, member of the board of management at Robert Bosch GmbH, there’s more to it ...
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Suspension springs made of glass fiber-reinforced polymer

Suspension springs made of glass fiber-reinforced polymer | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
Audi is introducing new, lightweight suspension springs made of glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) in an upper mid-size model before the end of the year. The GFRP spring, which Audi developed in collaboration with an Italian supplier, even looks different than a ...
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Engine Stop-Start and MultiAir technologies for the Chrysler 200 and Jeep Cherokee

Engine Stop-Start and MultiAir technologies for the Chrysler 200 and Jeep Cherokee | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
Chrysler Group is offering fuel-saving Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology as standard equipment on certain models of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV and all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan. Chrysler 200 customers who opt for the 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4, and ...
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The New Lexus RC F

The New Lexus RC F | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
The RC F, due for market launch at the end of the year 2014, has at its heart the most powerful V8 engine Lexus has yet produced for a road car. The 5.0-liter, 32-valve unit produces 470 hp and 530 ...
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The Conti.eContact tire designed for hybrid vehicles

The Conti.eContact tire designed for hybrid vehicles | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
Continental has taken the Conti.eContact, originally launched in 2011 with electric vehicles in mind, and refined it to meet the needs of hybrid models. Continental’s in-house studies point to a growing market for hybrids in the future, which could account ...
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The Nissan e-NV200 battery and electric motor

The Nissan e-NV200 battery and electric motor | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
At the heart of e-NV200 is its 80 kW AC synchronous electric motor and lithium-ion battery, the drivetrain that was originally developed for Nissan LEAF. Following the lead set by the second generation LEAF, introduced in 2013, e-NV200 uses the ...
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Conductive lubricants for reduced bearing wear

Conductive lubricants for reduced bearing wear | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
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 ...
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IFPEN releases GECO: an Ecodriving App

IFPEN releases GECO: an Ecodriving App | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
With technological advances, the cars are more fuel efficient. But apart from technical improvements, drivers can act on the energy consumption of their car. Because the way they use the vehicle, i.e. their driving style, also has an impact on fuel ...
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Mercedes-Benz GLA to be equipped with a Magna AWD System

Mercedes-Benz GLA to be equipped with a Magna AWD System | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
Magna International Inc. announced that its Magna Powertrain operating unit is supplying an innovative all-wheel-drive (AWD) system for the new Mercedes-Benz GLA compact SUV as well as the A45 AMG and the CLA. The AWD system, called ProActiveTM Rear Drive Module, is ...
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Advanced In-Vehicle Connectivity Solutions by Visteon

Advanced In-Vehicle Connectivity Solutions by Visteon | Automotive engineering | Scoop.it
Visteon Corporation will showcase its latest in-vehicle connectivity solutions and discuss the auto-mobility revolution June 4-5 at Telematics Detroit 2014 in Novi, Michigan. Global Director of Innovation and Design Tim Yerdon will join executives from Ford, General Motors, Kia and ...
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