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2008-08-06
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Testing is not just about proving or improving vehicle mechanical integrity and capability. It is also about saving money for OEMs and suppliers. A significant example of that is the outcome of the initial program for SUV crash testing using a newly designed “dipping sled” system at the Millbrook research and development facility in the U.K.
2014-01-22
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Software company rFactor Pro developed software for a major F1 team to overcome the problem of driver-in-the-loop simulator dynamics reaction lag (latency); now it is cascading the solution into production vehicle simulators.
2016-10-31
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Despite rumors of an acquisition by Apple, McLaren is racing ahead on £1B in self-funded R&D and an ambitious plan to develop an electric supercar worthy of the name.
2011-03-14
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The city car concept gets a 2.6-m (8.5-ft) turning circle radius thanks to Torotrak technology.
2009-10-07
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Electric sports car projects are gaining pace and Audi’s e-tron concept joined the potential industry queue at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
2009-03-16
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Swiss company Rinspeed has come up with the iChange, claimed to be the world’s first car with a body that adapts to the number of passengers on board.
2009-03-16
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PAS once just stood for "power assisted steering," but now BMW has reprogrammed the initials and states categorically that they mean Progressive Activity Sedan and that the phrase describes its new Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo.
2009-01-12
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A parallelogram rear-door action, a pedestrian safety system, and double-wave shoulder line are some of the distinguishing design features of the Volvo S60 Concept.
2008-06-30
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The design and development of more fuel-efficient and lower-emissions aircraft that can still meet commercial criteria, offer longer range, and provide more in-flight services including wireless Internet, video, and telephony services is an enduring requirement for airliner programs. To help achieve this, a new software application to support the design and validation of fiber-optic cable harnesses has been announced by Trace Technologies.
2017-05-19
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At Envisage, traditional coachbuilding skills blend with 3D printing and other digital tools to create concept/show vehicles and individual bespoke solutions.
2013-02-11
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The biggest challenge for the designer of small vehicles concerns profits. “Those vehicles have to make money and that is so difficult,” said Stefan Lamm, Director of Exterior Design, Ford of Europe.
2010-04-27
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Miniaturization helps OEMs get more value from crash testing.
2015-04-10
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A new tool to precisely simulate the thermal processes in Lanxess’s weight-saving Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite was announced by the company at the recent Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference at Mannheim, Germany.
2009-03-16
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Volkswagen not only revealed its highly significant new Polo at the Geneva Motor Show, but it also immediately announced a concept version—the BlueMotion that it claims is set to become the most fuel-efficient five-seater in the world. Fuel consumption is stated to be 3.3 L/100 km and CO2 emissions an exceptionally low 87 g/km.
2017-01-13
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Range anxiety is not just affecting EV drivers on the road; it is also a significant hurdle for Formula E teams on the track. U.K. simulator specialist rFpro says its technology can help.
2013-07-12
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Extensive simulation and highly focused testing facilities are proving vital to enable Federal-Mogul to successfully keep pace with new demands placed by OEMs on engine components’ suppliers.
2009-03-16
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At the Geneva Motor Show, further details emerged of Aston Martin’s Project One-77, with chassis No. 1 on display. It is powered by a new Aston Martin 7.3-L, naturally aspirated, dry-sump V12 engine (an evolution of the 6.0-L V12), expected to produce more than 520 kW (697 hp).
2008-12-31
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Beru f1systems has revealed details of a new infrared (IR) sensor called DigiTyre IR that it claims can record accurate tire-carcass temperature.
2017-07-25
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Test systems’ supplier AB Dynamics is using proven F1 motion control techniques for its new vehicle driving simulator, with the aim of allowing far more vehicle development in advance of a prototype.
2012-06-27
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Federal-Mogul's Durabowl process and new 2D ultrasonic testing helps OEMs develop diesel pistons that will endure the higher mechanical and thermal loads associated with downsizing and boosting trends.
2013-08-05
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SEAT Design Director Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos knows exactly what he wants when he embarks on the creation of a new car: 'Proportions: they are 70% of the success of any new model.'
2017-01-07
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Motion sickness in autonomous vehicles is the new "elephant in the room," with engineers suffering during autonomous-driving simulator runs. Researchers are working to solve this nasty issue.
2011-09-27
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The HX1 has an MPV architecture, but is low and has active aerodynamics, four reverse-opening half-scissor doors, and two retractable center-row seats.
2011-09-23
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Ford has a new, global design language and its new Evos concept is the lexicon
2008-09-24
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A significant appearance at October’s Paris Motor Show will be Mercedes-Benz’s ConceptFASCINATION based on the next-generation E-Class architecture. The company describes its proportions as "unconventional" and regards it as a coupe with "shooting brake" (station wagon) overtones.
2008-07-03
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The FIA Institute and Toyota, along with its luxury brand Lexus, revealed that they have “combined technology and expertise” in a move to enhance safety levels in high-speed racecar accidents.
2009-09-22
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Peugeot’s surprise at the Frankfurt Motor Show was the BB1 ZEV with electric hub motors. Although designed to seat four people, it is only 2.5 m (8.2 ft) long.
2009-09-22
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Carlos Ghosn, Chief Executive of Renault and head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, revealed four electric concept vehicles at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, each of which he says will make it to production within the next four years
2008-09-22
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Jaguar Land Rover, now part of the Indian Tata organization, is using an advanced Virtual Reality Center that it estimates will cut new model development time by at least three months and lead to significant cost reductions.
2013-02-25
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Working with Volkswagen, BASF created a front-end carrier for the new Golf Mk. VII that saves weight, assembly time, and costs. The carrier uses only plastic, eliminating the use of sheet steel parts.
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