November 2016

An aluminium body and large lithium-ion battery extend the Opel Ampera-e range to 500km

NEWS

Audi helps build car-to-X communication

Nvidia develops autonomous vehicle operating system

Mini integrates plug-in hybrids into its vehicle line-up

Infineon grows sensor business by buying lidar firm

TECHNOLOGY

PSA and Gomecsys close to production-ready VCR system

BorgWarner increases engine efficiency in Hyundai vehicles

Aeristech makes eboosting cost-effective with 12V system

The Mazda3 gains dynamic control with vectoring technology

REGULARS

The race is on to increase electric vehicle range

Viewpoint: A development and design revolution is under way

Milestones: How Lupo 3L set a record for low fuel consumption 

Diary: All the events that you need to attend

The Job: Going to Stefan Sällqvist’s happy place

FEATURES

Kia Niro 

The hybrid SUV benefits from a high-capacity battery and aluminium construction

Citroën Space Tourer 

Improved aerodynamics and efficient diesels help the MPV to reduce carbon emissions

Cover story 

An aluminium body and large lithium-ion battery extend the Opel Ampera-e range to 500km

Q&A: Bob Bell

Renault Sport’s technical chief on F1’s mutually beneficial relationship with passenger cars

Power of six 

BMW’s quad-charged six-cylinder diesel helps meet contrasting consumer/legislative demands

Wheely works

Why Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is developing a vehicle that can drive sideways

Q&A: Tobias Moers 

The Mercedes-AMG chairman on finding a high-performance path to electrification

Fresh approach 

NXP Automotive’s Lars Reger on the need to change tack to meet future industry trends

Truck vision

How Bosch will increase connectivity and intelligence in commercial vehicles

Focus:Vehicle Dynamics and chassis

Ride and handling, regardless of the vehicle type, is always an important aspect for engineers to ensure they get right. With more electrification being introduced, coupled with the increasing rise in popularity of SUVs, the opportunities and challenges are changing at a dramatic rate.

We explore the benefits of fully active suspension systems and how they could improve ADAS technology in the future.

We also examine the increasing relevance of all-wheel drive systems to mass-market vehicles and take an in-depth look at how Mazda is improving vehicle dynamics with better control of engine torque.

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