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2014-10-15
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The system features a monobloc housing that also fully integrates the propshaft's CV joint. Its electro-mechanically-actuated clutch is similar to that used in the Range Rover Evoque.
2014-10-13
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Mid-racing season switch by Ferrari to new simulation software from rFpro supplements the limited track testing permitted under FIA rules.
2014-10-01
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The company claims that its ultra-lightweight environmental hybrid prototype contains almost 100 “realistic” production-destined technological innovations including “active wheels.”
2014-09-29
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Volkswagen spreads its Audi A3 e-tron PHEV powertrain to the new Golf GTE. Powertrain control from ICE to electric drive is silky indeed, and EV range is worthy of a good city car. But system cost is significant in a VW-badged vehicle.
2014-09-24
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High-technology safety systems and a very wide span of powertrains—including a new bi-turbo diesel—are two of the star aspects of Ford’s new U.S. Fusion-based Mondeo for Europe.
2014-09-23
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Mercedes-Benz is replacing aluminum pistons with a new generation of high-strength steel in some of its car diesel engines.
2014-09-16
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The gull-winged SLS "replacement" is less costly, less radical, more practical, but still bristling with technology.
2014-09-08
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Detailed secrets of the coupe-style aluminum-intensive sedan slotting into the company’s range below the XF and having design and technology links to the F-type sports car.
2014-09-08
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For hybrids to reach future emissions and fuel consumption targets, the balance of power between the ICE and electric motor will change radically, ushering in energy harvesting flywheel opportunities, Torotrak Director Jon Hilton believes.
2014-08-18
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There is no excuse for gear noise in any electrified vehicle drivetrain, asserts an expert in driveline NVH. The solution is in a systems approach and thorough root-cause analysis at the design stage. (For more detailed images, click on the arrow at the upper right corner of this box.)
2014-08-06
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The latest Leon is such a good performer and handler that SEAT is using it as the basis for a competitively priced one-make racing series car for private race teams.
2014-08-06
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Imagine a future Land Rover equipped with Laser Wade Aid, a system that can measure water depth before a vehicle even gets its front tires wet, or a future Jag featuring a virtual windshield.
2014-08-04
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VW/Audi is spinning rapidly into a new engine-boosting era with its electric compressor technology witht he help of a 48-V network.
2014-07-30
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The eighth-generation model demonstrates further melding of computer and car technologies in a high volume product.
2014-07-29
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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)'s all-new Ingenium modular, turbocharged gasoline and diesel engine range targets significant internal friction reduction by using rolling-element bearings to support camshafts and balance shafts.
2014-07-24
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Advances in automotive lubricant technology are aimed at meeting the challenge of new downsized and boosted engines, and the need for friction reduction across the powertrain.
2014-06-23
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For over 40 years, Alpina has been BMW's 'outside' tuning house. Their CEO explains the synergies behind his company's success.
2014-06-16
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Specialist concept vehicle builder Envisage Group has developed new techniques to facilitate greater functionality and value for money in the creation of efficient concept vehicles.
2014-05-29
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It’s a very long way from building $10,000 Ford Escorts to being responsible for a company making $1.5 million super cars, but Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive, has completed the journey. “Basically, building one car is similar to building any other,” he says modestly.
2014-05-21
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Imperial College, London, and the University of Bath, are separately involved in work aimed at cleaner production cars.
2014-05-21
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Audi has big hopes for its new "e-boosting" turbo system, along with a new V6 diesel and a new type of diesel aftertreatment system.
2014-04-29
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Despite the burgeoning success of highly effective single platform modular solutions, hardware variation is not falling, warns BWI Group global technology executive Olivier Raynauld.
2014-04-16
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The all-new sports car poses a crucial question: Is it too clever by half? Dr. Andre Ebner, who heads the company’s development of onboard systems, argues very strongly that it is not.
2014-04-15
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Will fuel-cell motive power be necessary if lithium-air battery technology proves a success?
2014-03-25
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Ola Källenius, former Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of high-performance specialist Mercedes-AMG, gives a steer on the new model's design and technology.
2014-03-24
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The technology organization has developed an innovative process to help reduce the cost of composite component use. Features normally added in a separate operation, such as clips and inserts for threaded fasteners, can now be molded directly onto the back of high-quality composite panels, producing a more cost-effective part than a conventional bonded assembly.
2014-03-24
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The modular, torque-dense motor revs to 15,000 rpm, weighs only 13 kg, features new-generation power control and offers ample systems-engineering and vehicle packaging opportunities.
2014-03-07
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Systems costs are coming down while fueling infrastructure is going up in key regions. But is fuel cell technology ready to provide a truly viable alternative to advanced ICEs and hybrids?
2014-03-06
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The VW brand cascades its sportscar technology into the SUV to create a new vehicle sub-species.
2014-03-03
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The new model's Active Curve Tilting Function (ACTF) is arguably the automotive equivalent of a high-speed “kneedown” motorcyclist leaning a machine into a bend.
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