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Steel-aluminium body structure is stiffer, safer and quieter
Aluminium alloys save weight from the Cadillac CTS
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter uses selective catalytic reduction to meet Euro VI
System improves dynamics and manoeuvrability
100kW/litre ratings and 10-speed transmissions will be industry benchmarks
The technology will enable robust pedestrian recognition functions
More cost-effective system will grow number of applications
Design and development history
Test and development
Fuel efficiency improves by up to 25%
Q&A: Dr Stefan Kampmann at Bosch
Bosch’s executive vice-president of electric vehicles and hybrid systems explains why standardisat... more.
Kia’s European engineers focused on diesel engine management and gasoline hybrid technology to... more.
Focus: Vehicle dynamics and chassis
Ford’s latest Focus ST is the firm’s first global high-performance model... more.
Active seatbelt buckle lifter
Motorisation makes it easier to buckle-up, improving comfort and safety... more.
Hybrids: Going for a spin
OEMs are developing hybrid powertrains, but the technology is reliant on heavy and costly batteries.... more.
Improved body-in-white construction, advanced driver-assistance systems and adaptable seating are am... more.
Q&A: Dr Roland Ernst
Ford Ecoboost chief engineer talks about the downsized three-cylinder gasoline engine... more.
Q&A: Dr Matthias Rabe at Seat
Seat’s vice-president for research and development discusses future material uses, vehicle electri... more.
Greater than the sum of its parts
Spyker’s bespoke sportscars sell for hundreds of thousands of euros. Sourcing high-quality, low-vo... more.
Hybrid and electric vehicle transmissions
Take a dual-clutch transmission architecture, remove the clutches, add to an electric powertrain and... more.
Mazda's chief designer, Yasushi Nakamuta
A lump of clay can be more useful than a digital model... more.
Q&A: Dr Christian Wiehen
Wabco’s chief technology officer on improving aerodynamics on commercial vehicles and developi... more.
BMW’s new environmental test centre is shortening development times... more.
Q&A: Tim Strafford
McLaren Electronic Systems’ business development manager on how the company makes E/E architec... more.