Light and mighty
Finding innovative ways to reduce vehicle weight while maintaining
vehicle safety will be key to achieving the 2025 fuel-economy
Controllers bulk up to manage engine's
Chips hold more memory and boost throughput to help improve fuel
Electric Renault also focused on internal
Already becoming known in Europe as the 'electric company,'
Renault, together with Alliance partner Nissan, is determined to
pursue EV solutions but in parallel with intensive ICE programs,
says Philippe Klein, Renault's Vice President, Corporate
Planning, Product Planning, and Programs.
Volvo plugs into high technology
The company may be on a high-technology roll with its new plug-in
diesel hybrid and its shift to a maximum four-cylinder
philosophy-with three-cylinder units likely, according to Peter
Mertens, Senior Vice President of Research & Development.
Finding the Bentley solution without
Engineering Director Rolf Frech reveals how technology sharing
within the VW Group contributes to the company's luxury cars
achieving greater efficiency.
Putting auto industry R&D into neutron
At the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, home of the U.K.'s Space
Innovation Center and ISIS Neutron Source, 'downsizing' is
taking automotive research into a whole new league thanks to
research scientists such as Dr. Martyn Bull.