March 2016

How Kia's advanced combustion engines, electrification and fuel-cell vehicles will boost efficiency

TECHNOLOGY
Fiat-Chrysler invests in SCR to meet emissions legislation
Hitachi is taking its autonomous technology on to public roads
Ford will expand its line-up of SUVs as demand increases
Autoliv takes control in Vehicle ICT Arena industry initiative

TECHNOLOGY
BMW takes its i hybrid technology across its vehicles
Researchers improve hybrid efficiency by 12%
RAM's latest pick-up uses an efficient V8 gasoline engine
Porsche powers the 718 Boxster with four cylinders

REGULARS
Hydrogen vehicles are here – now we need the infrastructure
Viewpoint: The journey towards further weight reduction
Milestones: Helping to stop with assisted braking
Diary: The most important events you need to attend
Recruitment: Want to boost your career? Look here
The Job: Maintaining quality for PSA Peugeot Citroën

FEATURES
Honda Clarity
A smaller, more powerful fuel-cell stack means the sedan's powertrain goes under the bonnet

Nissan Navara
The pick-up truck's multilink rear suspension smooths the ride and helps refinement

Cover story

How Kia's advanced combustion engines, electrification and fuel-cell vehicles will boost efficiency

Q&A: Barry Einsig
Cisco's transportation executive discusses how the IT firm will help make connected cars safer

Change in voltage
Meeting carbon emissions targets will mean greater use of 48V hybrid systems

On track
How the University of Michigan's test facilities will help bring autonomous vehicles to market

Q&A: Jan-Maarten de Vries
TomTom's automotive vice-president explains the importance of mapping to car-to-x systems

Core to the business
ZF's R&D chief talks about the synergies between the Tier One and TRW, its latest acquisition

Safe as houses
Improving vehicle safety with better sensors, data and updates at Automotive World in Tokyo

FOCUS: SAFETY AND ADAS
As the number of sensors onboard vehicles grows, the amount of functionality that can be offered increases. This is helping both OEMs and Tier Ones to develop technologies that can reduce the number of accidents on our roads, and keep all road users safe.
But in order to develop systems that are robust enough to be used on series production vehicles a great deal of testing needs to be conducted, which can prove time consuming.
This is why more firms are using simulation tools. We look at driver-in-the-loop systems which can help expedite the process. And, on the road to fully autonomous functions, we also un-cover how engineers will make systems intelligent and able to read their surroundings

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