• In Focus - Thermoelectrics to the Fore

    The automotive industry is strongly advocating maximum efficiency of its powertrain solutions in order to meet the demanding fleet limit values for CO2. Thermoelectrics is an interesting technology for lower fuel consumption: It is robust and presents ever improving efficiency levels. Now it is a matter of integrating thermoelectrics into the vehicle.Systems for waste heat utilization usually revert to thermodynamic solutions with (...). More

    Thermoelectrics to the Fore
  • In Focus - Real-Time Data from the ”Road to Hell“

    From North Cape on the Arctic Circle to the most southerly point in Africa (Cape Agulhas) in just ten days: This was the daring idea behind the "Cape2Cape Challenge 2014" by record chaser Rainer Zietlow. Together with two co-drivers, he wanted to complete the 19,000 kilometer route in a VW Touareg V6 TDI Clean Diesel, thereby collecting data for the connected mobility of tomorrow. Even though the journey in the end took 21 days and (...). More

    Real-Time Data from the ”Road to Hell“
  • In Focus - Intermodal Transport Concepts as an Opportunity

    The mobility demands of the German population are transforming rapidly. Instead of opting for their own car or local public transport, people would increasingly turn to intermodal transport concepts if the offer is attractive enough, with a smart, user-friendly combination of the services offered by various transport providers. This can result in new opportunities for additional turnover in the automotive industry to compensate for (...). More

    Intermodal Transport Concepts as an Opportunity
  • In Focus - Smart Mobility

    Since mid 2014, IAV and Hewlett-Packard have been cooperating in the field of connected mobility, using Big Data Analytics to develop new services and business models – as illustrated, for example, with the "Cape2Cape Challenge 2014" (see next report). Jürgen Dettling (chief technologist at Hewlett-Packard) and Christoph Kielmann (Head of the Chassis Development section at IAV) explain the fascinating possibilities generated by (...). More

    Smart Mobility
  • In Focus - Data Highway for the Car

    New sensors such as video cameras or 3D lasers generate quickly increasing volumes of data with high real-time requirements that cannot be transmitted via the CAN bus. Automotive Ethernet is a viable addition or possible successor to the CAN bus. The standard permits large data transfer rates, has proven its worth in the IT world and could be the basis for interconnection in the vehicle in future. A test vehicle shows what the new (...). More

    Data Highway for the Car
  • In Focus - Variable Compression Ratio for Reduced Fuel Consumption and Lower Emissions

    Even if diesel engines have been constantly optimized over the last 100 years, they still offer further potential for reducing fuel consumption and emissions. At the Vienna Engine Symposium, IAV presented a new concept for continuously variable compression in downsized diesel engines, based on a new approach to implementing variability with a new piston recess shape, and achieving around 5% fuel savings on the test (...). More

    Variable Compression Ratio for Reduced Fuel Consumption and Lower Emissions

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