July-August 2016

McLaren is bringing added refinement to its line-up with its twin-charged V8 570GT

NEWS

Aston Martin’s V12 gives the flexibility to downsize

Mitsubishi grows its plug-in hybrid concept vehicle fleet

Johnson Matthey increases fuel-cell performance

BMW, Intel and Mobileye improve autonomous technology

TECHNOLOGY

Federal-Mogul cools commercial vehicle pistons 

Ricardo develops more efficient 48V hybrid system

Wabco and ZF stop collisions in commercial vehicles

Audi makes the compact A3 safer and more efficient

REGULARS

Safety system development needs to lead to zero fatalities

Viewpoint: Legal hurdles for autonomous vehicles are falling

Milestones: How the Renault Scénic expanded the MPV market

Diary: All the events that you need to attend

The Job: Career prospects with Audi’s A3 chassis chief

FEATURES

Elemental Rp1 

Charged engines, a sequential transmission and lightweight construction power the sports car

Fiat Tipo 

Premium vehicle construction methods reduce weight in the OEM’s latest compact car

Ford Edge 

The OEM’s largest SUV replaces gasoline engines with diesels to meet European demands

Q&A: François Bancon

Infiniti’s vice-president of product strategy on expanding the brand and continuing with V6 engines

Cover story 

McLaren is bringing added refinement to its line-up with its twin-charged V8 570GT

Cost implications

How Edinburgh University researchers are working to reduce the cost of hydrogen production

Connecting the dots 

Daimler’s telematics chief explains the OEM’s approach to increasing vehicle autonomy

Q&A: Alain Raposo 

Renault-Nissan Alliance director for powertrain discusses the future of engine technologies

Charging into the future 

How Aston Martin’s twin-charged V12 will help the firm meet targets for the next decade

Focus: Testing and CAE

Speeding up development programmes is one reason the expansion of CAE tools has happened, but they are also helping to improve the vehicles we drive.

Efficiency is an enormous part of every area of a vehicle, and perhaps one of the most important aspects is in making sure the combustion process is as efficient as possible. We hear from experts about how more precise modelling is helping them to perfect the ignition process, thereby reducing tailpipe emissions.

We also look at the impact of simulation to reduce drive-by noise. As legislation tightens, the ability to test vehicles on the road and in the lab will help engineers meet targets.

tags: July-August 2016
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