April 2016

ZF TRW, BorgWarner and GKN explain the benefits of going to the north of Sweden every year

NEWS

Daimler invests for connectivity in commercial vehicles

Subaru develops scaleable vehicle architecture

BMW spends big to develop autonomous technology

Toyota standardises automated emergency braking across line-up

TECHNOLOGY

Centenario benefits from rear-wheel steering technology

Scientists test electric vehicle with no battery

Toyota introduces heat-efficient paint for Prius

Infiniti looks to break up the premium hegemony with Q30

REGULARS

The trend is for more SUVs – now we need greater efficiency

Viewpoint: Automated driving is at the top of the agenda

Milestones: The protracted journey of fuel-cell technology

Diary: The most important events you need to attend

Recruitment: Want to boost your career? Look here

The Job: Shaking up the engineering stereotype at Ford

FEATURES

Evoque convertible

Removing the roof from the SUV while also ensuring on-road handling was not easy

Ford Kuga

New infotainment functionality and improved engine efficiency maintain customer appeal

Q&A: Maurizio Reggiani

Lamborghini's R&D director on the challenges of developing the soft-top Huracan

Maintaining traction

Audi is developing new technologies that make all-wheel drive more efficient

Cover story

ZF TRW, BorgWarner and GKN explain the benefits of going to the north of Sweden every year

Q&A: Lars Lagström

Volvo's XC90 product manager on key aspects of the SUV's development

Efficiency gains

How Brighton University is developing engines to meet future emissions legislation

Multiplication benefits

Scaleability will be key to boosting ADAS functionality availability

FOCUS: Infotainment and connectivity

As individuals continue to rely on connected, digital handheld devices in their everyday life, demand for greater infotainment functionality in the vehicle is following suit.

Expectations of what is possible to deliver in the vehicle are that the level should match that of a tablet or smartphone.

To meet these demands, we look at how OEMs are increasingly understanding the role that consumer electronics firms can play.At the same time, the ability to ensure the system is protected from external threats becomes that much harder. We also explore the complex, multi-layered approach to security that OEMs are relying on to prevent potential malicious attacks on their on-board systems.

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