automotion 2016 – Issue 03

Focus: Commercial vehicle engineering
Whether trucks, delivery vans, agricultural machinery, mobile work machines or vessels: developers, manufacturers and purchasers are all focusing on boosting efficiency. Let us introduce you to pioneering technologies and new approaches.

The results of an EU project show: improved NOx reduction means 15 percent less CO2
Between January 2012 and the end of 2015, 16 partners participated in the EU CO2RE research project, working on new technologies to reduce CO2 emissions (...) More
In future, many delivery vans will be plug-in hybrid vehicles
More and more cities are getting serious about implementing stricter environmental regulations for vehicles. Vehicles used for transporting passengers and delivery vans (...) More
The wish for lower CO2emissions increases the demands on cooling and thermal management
New components for recovering thermal energy and alternative powertrains are reducing fuel consumption – but they are also increasing the (…) More
The new IAV evaluation method supplies the best option for continuous adaptation each time
There are various methods for adapting the clutch characteristic of automated transmissions. It is important that a commercial vehicle manufacturer opts for (...) More
Electrification promises greater efficiency and extended functions
Agricultural machines, such as tractors or self-propelled harvesters, are powered by complex drive train structures. These do not only propel (...) More
IAV powertrain synthesis: development methodology for systematic variation and evaluation of all solution variants for complex powertrain systems
IAV‘s unique powertrain synthesis gives OEMs an objective basis for taking fundamental strategic decisions about their future vehicle fleet. The method analyzes all powertrain (...) More
Rounder, longer, more comfortable: new scope for optimizing the design of truck front ends
Under EU Directive 2015/719, truck cabs will be allowed to get longer – if this can improve aerodynamics and pedestrian safety. In the commercial (…) More
IAV offers acoustic analyses of A/C compressors with refrigerant R744
The Blue Angel label is awarded to particularly quiet, low-emission municipal vehicles and buses. Besides the engine, in city buses the air-conditioning system (...) More
Prof. Dr. Harald Ludanek, Board Member for Technical Development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, talking on opportunities for the commercial vehicle industry and technological challenges
The commercial vehicle industry is undergoing radical change. Zero-emission driving is becoming more and more important – keyword (…) More
Less CO2, less nitrogen oxide and less sulfur thanks to environmentally friendly fuel and intelligent engine control
Engine management based on cylinder pressure makes gaseous-fuel engines on ships more efficient without any negative impact on nitrogen oxide (...) More

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