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HEVs and EVs are gaining popularity as alternative powertrains while environmental regulations continue to become more stringent on gasoline and diesel motors with the upcoming Euro 6/VI regulation. The powertrain section focuses on developments with electric vehicles, advanced turbocharging technology, exhaust systems, modern combustion engines and the fuels used to power them.

Contributor: Rami Syväri
Posted: Tue, 05/15/2018
Fortum
In his presentation, Mr. Syväri, Country Manager Finland & Program Manager International Expansion at Fortum Charge & Drive, talks about ultra fast charging: customer requirements & roadmap for realization Charging power depends on use case & vehicle capability. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 05/15/2018
powertrain electrification
While passenger cars are well on their way to zero emissions, heavy duty vehicles have been somewhat lethargic in the adoption of radical, mostly electrified, clean technologies. According to a 2017 report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), heavy-duty freight trucks are disproportionate contributors to exhaust gas emissions. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 05/02/2018
topcontentjulz
Which content caught the attention of 50.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for April 2018! Full Article »
Contributor: Giles Kirkland
Posted: Fri, 04/13/2018
biofuels
Apart from producing huge amounts of pollution, fossil fuels are bound to run out. That’s a fact. Scientists have been searching for renewable power sources for ages, with the most successful one up to date being electricity. Electric vehicles have become a very popular topic recently. Car manufacturers of all sorts are interested in making the best electric car, from uber expensive Lamborghinis to more affordable Nissan’s. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 04/04/2018
topcontentjulz
Which content caught the attention of 50.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for March 2018! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 02/28/2018
topcontent
Which content caught the attention of 50.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for January 2018! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 02/14/2018
topplantsauto
For the automotive interested, often it is the cars that are the main attraction. However, the manufacturing plants tend to be as, if not more, fascinating when it comes to performance and uniqueness. Full Article »
Contributor: Maciej Mrozek
Posted: Wed, 01/31/2018
Solaris
In his presentation, Mr. Mrozek, Senior Design Engineer at Solaris Bus & Coach S.A., reveals the challenges in thermal management for electric buses manufacturers. Mr. Mrozek will also address the limitations of thermal management development, the complex and efficient recovery of waste heat and upcoming solutions in HVAC systems – ideas and challenges. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 01/30/2018
topcontent
Which content caught the attention of 45.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for January 2018! Full Article »
Contributor: Nicolas Meilhan
Posted: Tue, 01/23/2018
Frost
In his presentation, Mr. Meilhan, Principal Consultant at Frost & Sullivan, will discuss the market outlook for e-motor technology. He will touch a variety of topics including the following:

PHEVs are winning the sales battle over BEVs in Europe
Expected decline in battery prices drove vehicle manufacturers to develop EV with higher electric range
PHEVs offers the best trade-off compared to BEVs and FCEVs to replace the existing ICE vehicles in circulation
FCEV not expected to be deployed at large scale before 2040 Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 01/03/2018
e motor
It’s no secret that the Automotive industry is under pressure from regulators to cut emissions and improve real world fuel consumption: Not, as in the past, in the laboratory under ideal conditions, but in the real world, with traffic and steep hills. Full Article »
Posted: Wed, 01/03/2018
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Which content caught the attention of 45.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for the year 2017! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 12/04/2017
topcontentjulz
Which content caught the attention of 45.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for November 2017! Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 11/21/2017
E-motor
As the world moves towards Zero Emissions and full electrification, certain materials become more than mere commodities as their strategic importance increases: Studies conducted by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre concluded that several low-carbon energy technologies could be at risk because of potential bottlenecks in the supply chains of certain metals. Among these, critical rare earth metals are used in NdFeB permanent magnets and are essential for producing light, compact and high-efficiency traction motors. These ‘supermagnets’ contain neodymium (Nd), praseodymium (Pr) and dysprosium (Dy) rare earths in their composition. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 11/06/2017
mostread
Which content caught the attention of 45.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for October 2017! Full Article »
Contributor: Gary Eastwood
Posted: Thu, 10/26/2017
RDE
In September 2015, the Volkswagen ‘DieselGate’ scandal broke and rocked the automotive world and changed the landscape of engine emissions testing for good. The German auto giant was found to have developed a ‘defeat device’ that when sensing the vehicle was under test conditions, switched its performance accordingly to suppress emissions of pollutants, notably nitrogen oxide (NOx), which under real-life driving conditions were in fact signficantly above legal limits. In effect, it allowed VW to get away with NOx emissions that were up to 40 times the legal US limit. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 10/24/2017
RDE
With regions across the globe experiencing drastic and often catastrophic climate related events, the earth appears to be firmly in the grips of global warming. To save the planet world leaders from 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate pact in December 2015. The Paris Accord, which came into force on 4 November 2016, sets out a comprehensive action plan to limit global warming to below 2°C, come 2050. Full Article »
Contributor: Al Tuttle
Posted: Tue, 10/17/2017
emissions
It appears that European regulators’ dreams of eliminating carbon-based fuels in transportation is closer than ever, but each time this happened in the past, problems arose to stand in the way. As each step in emissions byproduct reduction has unfolded over the last 25 years, roadblocks got more difficult. Battery technology did not progress as had been hoped. Fossil fuel prices varied wildly, and car companies jumped from small car production to luxury car production when prices fell, and back to small cars again. The advance of trucking technology and large diesel engine emissions was slow, as well. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 10/02/2017
RDE
Diesel emission regulation is a highly contestable subject in Europe and the implementation of new real-driving test procedures can go a long way towards improving the nature of type-approval certification. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 10/02/2017
mostread
Which content caught the attention of 45.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for September 2017! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Fri, 09/01/2017
mostread
Which content caught the attention of 40.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for August 2017! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 08/02/2017
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Which content caught the attention of 40.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for July 2017! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 08/01/2017
mas
Because of the importance of M&A’s and its major impact on the automotive industry, Automotive IQ reviews the top 5 mergers & acquisitions throughout the industry history. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 08/01/2017
tfh
The motor industry is driven by data collection: Data is collected about component quality from suppliers, system faults are recorded by the On Board Diagnostics (OBD) and stored for later evaluation, not to mention the information collected about customers’ servicing history and preferences stored at the dealer level. Full Article »
Posted: Tue, 08/01/2017
autononosnds
Last week Volvo Group unveiled a self-driving refuse truck that learns where to pick up bins in a neighbourhood after just one session of been ‘trained’ by a manual driver.In Singapore, meanwhile, convoys of driverless trucks carry freight between terminals at the city’s bustling shipping port, while, in Germany, truck-maker MAN and operator DB Sch Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 08/01/2017
gcx
The race towards autonomous vehicles has been heating up for some time, but we’re nearing the climax as OEM’s are rushing to announce details of their plans for the next five years. A bold new sector has seen rapid innovation in a short space of time, and the landscape has changed significantly during these last few years. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 07/10/2017
mostread
Which content caught the attention of 40.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for June 2017! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 06/06/2017
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Which content caught the attention of 40.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for May 2017! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 05/03/2017
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Which content caught the attention of 40.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces of April 2017! Full Article »
Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Wed, 04/05/2017
hydrogenbus
With electric and hybrid vehicles very much at the heart of a future low emissions landscape, in striving for a low carbon economies cities, both London and Aberdeen, have embraced an alternative zero emission technology. They have become trailblazers for hydrogen fuel cells vehicles. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 04/03/2017
topcontent
Which content caught the attention of 40.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for March 2017! Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Thu, 03/23/2017
exhausting_automotive
The data shows that, based on the NEDC, the average emissions levels of new cars sold in the EU in 2015 was 119.5 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre, significantly below the 2015 target of 130 g. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 03/14/2017
turob
EU regulations demand that new cars sold after 2015 in the European Union emit no more that 130 g CO2/km - equivalent to approximately 5.6 l/100 km of petrol or 4.9 l/100 km of diesel. By 2021 this limit will be reduced to 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer, with a phase in period from 2020. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 02/28/2017
topcontent
Which content caught the attention of 35.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for January 2017! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 02/21/2017
sb
With Super Bowl 51 now over, and a congratulations to New England Patrios being in order, Automotive IQ reviews the automotive commercials and picks out our 5 favourites. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 02/01/2017
mostread
Which content caught the attention of 35.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for January 2017! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 01/24/2017
CEO_auto
Automotive IQ reviews the greatest CEO's of Automotive OEM's through history! Full Article »
Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Wed, 01/18/2017
Car Charging at a Station
Oslo’s fashionable Tøyen’s district is as much a symbol of Norway’s proud cultural past as it is the country’s pioneering future. Located in the center of the capital city, Tøyen, which means ‘fertilized meadow’ it has always been a hotbed of creativity and learning. It is home to the botanical gardens, the paleontological, geological and zoological museums. Tøyen, however, is best known for the Munch Musett, a world-famous art gallery showcasing all of the late Edvard Munch’s 1,100 paintings, including his most famous composition ‘The Scream.’ Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 01/18/2017
Twin Scroll Turbocharger
Before the 2014 Formula One season had even kicked off in Australia, race followers were already decrying the lack of a screaming exhaust note from the 1.6 liter turbocharged V6 engines. The fact that these little powerhouses were putting out more than 450 kW from the ICE, with a further 120 kW from the electric motor seems to have gone unnoticed in the general outcry. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 01/10/2017
Turbocharged Bus
For the layperson whose knowledge of turbocharged engines comes primarily from their experience behind the wheel of a car it may come as quite a shock to learn that the car engine is a bit of a latecomer when it comes to enjoying the benefits of turbocharging: Unlike mainstream passenger car engines that have only recently turned to forced induction, heavy commercial and off-highway vehicles have relied on turbocharging for several decades, with turbochargers having been around for more than 110 years. Full Article »
Contributor: Franziska Scheu
Posted: Tue, 01/10/2017
Twin Scroll Turbocharger
From the very first moment on, engineers tried to make internal combustion engines more efficient. Over time, forced induction via turbocharger has become a mainstay of this. But it hasn't always been like this. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 01/04/2017
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Which content caught the attention of 30.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for December 2016! Full Article »
Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Tue, 12/20/2016
Gas Station in Kent
While petrol stations in London continue to dwindle – there are 23 fewer now than there were three years ago – forecourts in the rural south-east have largely remained stable (ii). “There has only been one closure since 2013”, says James Haigh, a business consultant from Experian Catalist.

But with the UK government recently promising £ 80 million to improve electric vehicle charging infrastructure, is electrification a technology that high-achieving sites are willing to embrace? Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 12/19/2016
Charging Vehicle
Electric vehicles first appeared in the mid 19th century and were so efficient that an electric vehicle held the vehicular land speed record until around 1900. However, the relatively high cost, low top speed and short range of battery electric vehicles compared to the emerging internal combustion engine vehicles led to a worldwide decline in their use: the very challenges modern EVs face today. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 12/13/2016
proposedsound
Electric and hybrid electric vehicles are one of the most promising solutions to long term emission targets in the automotive industry, and the electrification of transport is a growing trend. Potentially more efficient and much greener than internal combustion engines, advances in battery and powertrain technologies mean better performance and better range than ever before. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 12/07/2016
mas
Because of the importance of M&A’s and its major impact on the automotive industry, Automotive IQ reviews the top 5 mergers & acquisitions throughout the industry history. Full Article »
Contributor: James Gordon
Posted: Wed, 12/07/2016
INL charging
Switch on your TV, thumb through a newspaper, or trawl the web, and you could be forgiven for thinking that we are about to enter a gilded age of electrification – a world where the petrol powered vehicle is being phased out. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Thu, 12/01/2016
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Which content caught the attention of 35.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for November 2016! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 11/01/2016
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Which content caught the attention of 35.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for October 2016! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 10/04/2016
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Which content caught the attention of 35.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for September 2016! Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Thu, 09/22/2016
green_diesel
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In light of the VW diesel scandal and subsequent allegations against various other automakers, the diesel engine is coming under ever more intense scrutiny. Rather than an isolated incident whereby VW was the only OEM to install ‘cheat’ devices to circumnavigate emissions tests, various commentators are now referring to an industry-wide problem. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Wed, 09/21/2016
Car Emissions
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Across the globe, whether involved in the automotive industry or not, almost everyone is aware of the scandal still engulfing the sector in regards of diesel vehicles and their harmful emissions. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 08/31/2016
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Which content caught the attention of 35.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for August 2016! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Fri, 08/05/2016
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Which content caught the attention of 30.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for June 2016! Full Article »
Contributor: Chris Needes
Posted: Wed, 07/27/2016
saintgobain
When considering buying a new car, consumers have a checklist of qualities and features with which the ideal must comply. It has to have the right look and price, but what consumers also want from their cars is comfort and a trouble-free experience. Full Article »
Contributor: Aaron Riley
Posted: Mon, 07/25/2016
trucks1
It’s quite possible that this is the best time in history for truck makers. The transportation industry is exploding, and trucking companies are looking left and right for more rigs to add to their fleets. Experts predict that this year, Class 8 truck sales should exceed 300,000 ― and even more if companies can find employees to drive them. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 07/13/2016
brexit_pic
The Brexit shockwave: the impact on investments, import/export and the labour movement within the automotive industry Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016
bms_capture
Many light duty vehicles, particularly Euro 5 diesel vehicles, on the market today are not compliant with regulatory emission limits under real driving conditions. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 07/05/2016
video_auiq_100x
In this video, get a feel of what its like to join our Automotive IQ Conferences! Hear from Delphi, Omron, University of Konstanz and many more! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 07/04/2016
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Which content caught the attention of 30.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for June 2016! Full Article »
Contributor: Timothy Johnson
Posted: Tue, 06/28/2016
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Automotive IQ had the opportunity to interview Timothy V. Johnson, Director of Emerging Technologies and Regulations at Corning Incorported, on the latest developments on emission control and the comparison between Europe and US. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 06/01/2016
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Which content caught the attention of 30.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for May 2016! Full Article »
Contributor: Graham Heeps
Posted: Wed, 05/11/2016
fillingupgasoline
The US car and truck market isn’t always synonymous with fuel economy, but in 2012, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards that will see the average economy increase to 54.5mpg in 2025 – about a 40% improvement on today’s level. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 05/09/2016
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Which content caught the attention of 30.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for April 2016! Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Mon, 04/18/2016
emissioncontrol_dieselengines
How to utilize solutions to achieve the ultimate aim of meeting Euro 6 targets. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 04/06/2016
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Which content caught the attention of 30.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for March 2016! Full Article »
Contributor: Greg Archer
Posted: Tue, 04/05/2016
Greg_Archer
When French investigators swooped on Renault to seize computers, it was yet another stark illustration of the systemic failure of car testing in Europe. Their investigation is linked to the Volkswagen emissions scandal, where national testing authorities failed to detect or even investigate the cheating – despite being made aware of the exceptionally high on-road emissions. Full Article »
Contributor: Graham Heeps
Posted: Wed, 03/30/2016
Mercedes_Pollution_Newengine
The Volkswagen emissions scandal of 2015 has put the fuel economy and environmental performance of diesel passenger car engines firmly under the spotlight. VW manipulated tests in a bid to keep pace with emissions legislation, without adding more cost to engines that are typically more expensive to produce than the gasoline alternative. Full Article »
Contributor: Christoffer Augsburg
Posted: Thu, 03/24/2016
Top 10 Most Congested Cities
In this new eBook, we reveal the 10 most congested cities, based on average hours wasted in traffic in 2015. Terrible traffic and tremendous time-waste! Full Article »
Posted: Mon, 03/07/2016
The Speeding 9 - The Most Ticketed Cars on the Road Today
Download the report for some fun facts on speeding tickets, and a top 9 list of the most speeding-ticketed cars on the road today! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 03/02/2016
Top Content of February 2016
Which content caught the attention of 30.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for February 2016! Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 03/01/2016
Have Diesel Reached Their Sell-By-Date? The Volkswagen Scandal and the Diesel Market
Following two months of wave after wave of outrageous revelations surrounding cheat software, industry consultant LMC Automotive speculate that the scandal may result in the European diesel car market share tumbling to as little as 35 percent in 2022; from 53 percent in 2014. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 02/15/2016
Top Content of January 2016
Which content caught the attention of 30.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for January 2016! Full Article »
Contributor: The Auto Network
Posted: Tue, 01/26/2016
Engine Downsizing and the Future
What’s the situation with engine ‘downsizing’, how does it work, why has it happened, and where will it all lead? Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Tue, 01/12/2016
Turbocharger Design: Boosting Performance with E-Chargers?
Driven by fuel efficiency and emission reduction targets, automakers are continually developing new technologies to improve the efficiency and lessen the environmental impact of their vehicles. However, this is no easy task when set against the backdrop of customer expectations of how their cars should drive and what they expect from a manufacturer. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Fri, 01/01/2016
speednetworking
In this video, get a feel for our speed-networking at our Automotive IQ conferences! Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Fri, 01/01/2016
whoiswhowall
In this video, check out the renowned who-is-who wall present at our Automotive IQ conferences! Full Article »
Contributor: Nick Molden
Posted: Wed, 12/09/2015
Nick Molden
At Emissions Analytics, technicians and emissions experts use Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) with real drive cycles and dynamic performance analysis with laboratory equivalent accuracy. Full Article »
Posted: Mon, 12/07/2015
INFOGRAPHIC: Top Safety Hazards for Truck Drivers
Truck drivers face a lot of responsibility when on the road, having to control heavy cargo for hours a day. Unfortunately, injury is common for truck drivers. Car accidents, slips and falls, and contact with equipment can cause both fatal and non-fatal injuries. Many variables can cause these injuries, some of which can’t be prevented; however, the following infographic provides safety guidelines that can help prevent injury for truck drivers. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 12/01/2015
Charging Up The Industry - Engine Downsizing and Optimization Design
Ever stringent emission targets looming in automotive markets the world over, the downsizing of engines has become an ever more prominent strategy in the race to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy. In the last decade manufacturers have increasingly turned to turbocharging and boosting technologies to maintain performance in downsized engines, and that trend is set to continue. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 11/17/2015
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In the 1960s, before catalytic converters became standard fitment, the French government took a decision to promote diesel powered vehicles - which at the time, were considered to be cleaner than petrol alternatives. However the world and technology have changed, and today France is paying the price with high levels of NOx and harmful particulates emanating from diesel-exhaust emissions. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 11/03/2015

During this year’s 3rd Real Driving Emissions Conference in Berlin more than 100 exhaust control and emission experts came together to discuss the latest RDE test procedures and upcoming regulations. With ongoing discussion about the right boundary conditions for RDE regulation, questions of comparability of test cycles and conditions, the Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Mon, 11/02/2015
eBook: The 10 World's Biggest Automotive Recalls
In this FREE and comprehensive 17 page eBook, we reveal the 10 biggest recalls in the global automotive industry based on number of cars affected by defects.
We go into details on both historic and recent scandals, that has shakened the global automotive industry and left the public image of several OEM's damaged. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 10/27/2015
Power-dense EV tractive motors without rare earth metal
With cost and performance dependent on the magnets, several companies have undertaken research into optimizing both the material and manufacturing processes to reduce reliance on rare earth metals. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Thu, 10/15/2015
Clean Diesel
While VW are embroiled in an immediate furore over the recall and modification of millions of vehicles, there may well be far-reaching ramifications for the industry as a whole. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Tue, 10/06/2015
Peter Els
How is it that Volkswagen, originally created to produce a cheap passenger vehicle for the masses, breached the trust of the very people it was created to serve? Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Sun, 08/30/2015
eBook: The 10 World's Biggest Automotive Companies
In this new eBook, we reveal the 10 biggest companies in the global automotive industry and explore the history of these giants, their current challenges in the modern industry and take a closer look at the top managers who lead them. Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Wed, 08/12/2015
Peter Els
It seems as if the automotive industry and the cars it produces are under attack. Government agencies have had their say regarding the direction various German Auto makers are taking, when faced with tough emissions regulations. Full Article »
Posted: Wed, 08/05/2015
INFOGRAPHIC: Are European Carmakers Failing To Meet 2020 Emission Demands
Check out the INFOGRAPHIC to see who's doing well and who should step up efforts to meet future EU demands! Full Article »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: Mon, 08/03/2015
Is Clean Technology Really That Good?
With the automotive industry reeling from the Cancun Agreement, which was signed by the world’s leaders in 2010, it was clear that manufacturers were on the brink of a technological revolution. Full Article »
Contributor: Dave Higham
Posted: Wed, 07/15/2015
Dave Higham
Automotive IQ met with Dave Higham to discuss functional safety within the framework of the ISO 26262 standard as well as its meaning for customer relations. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Wed, 07/08/2015
Why Forced Induction is a Key Enabler to Downsizing
The turbocharger market is estimated to grow substantially which indicates the importance of this fuel-efficient technology. Full Article »
Contributor: Adam Schnellbach
Posted: Wed, 07/08/2015
"When it comes to controlling failures, it’s not just about controlling them, but how quickly they are controlled." Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Thu, 06/18/2015
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In the last month two of the leading German manufacturers, Audi and Mercedes, have revealed new features that are expected to reach production vehicles within the next few years. Full Article »
Contributor: Roger Rivett
Posted: Tue, 06/16/2015
Roger Rivett works as Functional Safety Technical Specialist at Jaguar Land Rover, UK and is a long-time member of the International ISO 26262 Committee. Full Article »
Posted: Wed, 03/11/2015
Integrated Powertrain Control: Optimal Engine Operating Points.
This whitepaper by Maplesoft discusses a method of determining an optimal set of operating points for an internal combustion engine based on the Brake Specific Fuel Consumption. Full Article »
Contributor: Risto Tuisanen
Posted: Tue, 03/10/2015
System safety approach for automated mobile work-machines
In industrial sectors such as mining, construction, civil engineering, container handling and material handling, which are using mobile work machines, a new growing trend is to automate mobile work machine operations. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Sun, 03/08/2015
Real Driving Emissions and Test Procedures
As we move towards 2020 and the related emission targets, there remains a level of uncertainty over the test procedures which will be used to determine compliance with the regulations. Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 02/24/2015
Formula E unveiled Berlin track at Tempelhof Airport
The new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship unveiled the circuit layout for the Berlin ePrix on May 23 2015. Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Mon, 11/24/2014
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Last month we reported on Audi’s autonomous lap of the Hockenheim racing circuit in an RS 7 Concept vehicle, which raced around the track in a time equivalent to that of a professional racing driver. At this year’s Los Angeles Motor Show, the manufacturer also revealed its new concept vehicle, the Prologue, which showcases the exterio Full Article »
Posted: Sun, 10/19/2014
Analysis of Different Types of Current Transducers at the Measurement on Electric Drive Trains

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For increasing the efficiency of electric drive trains measurement and testing plays a key role. The requirements to the measurement system concerning hardware (high accuracy, high bandwidth, high sampling rate, isolated high-voltage inputs, etc.) as well as to the software (power calculation for variable frequencies, for DC and AC 1-, Full Article »
Contributor: Colin Pawsey
Posted: Thu, 07/17/2014
Top 10 Car Manufacturers: Hyundai Motor Corporation

#10: Hyundai Motor Corporation



A brief history

Hyundai’s origins can be traced back to 1947, when Chung Ju-Yung founded the Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company, although the Hyundai Motor Company wasn’t established until 20 years later in 1967.

The company’s first model was the Cortina, which was released in c Full Article »
Contributor: William Hornick
Posted: Wed, 04/24/2013
William Hornick

Recently, the New York Times’ Auto Section reported that the Chinese auto market is beginning to prefer larger cars. There is a certain logic behind this. An increasing number of Chinese are able to afford cars and it goes to follow that an increasing number can also afford more spacious and luxurious cars. But a cultural shift is also occu Full Article »
Contributor: Will Hornick
Posted: Wed, 03/27/2013
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Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership

During his State of the Union speech in February, U.S. President Barack Obama said, "Tonight, I’m announcing that we will launch talks on a comprehensive trans-Atlantic trade and investment partnership with the European Union." One month later, the European Commission agreed on a draft man Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Sun, 12/23/2012
Automotive Technology Resource Center

Automotive Technology Resource Library
Our automotive technology resource center serves as a hub for all of our related conferences forums and social media outreach as well as articles, expert interviews, whitepapers and presentations focused on the automotive industry. Content is organized into topic categories for ease of navigation and to giv Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Fri, 12/21/2012
Automotive Conference Resource Center

Automotive Conference Resource Center

Automotive IQ organizes over 40 high quality, international conferences for the automotive industry on topics within chassis systems, powertrain, car body & materials, and electrics/electronics.Our conferences are designed to give automobile manufacturers and suppliers the technical and strategic know- Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Sat, 12/15/2012
Automotive Regulations Resource Center

Automotive Regulations Conferences

Regulations are a part of every aspect of the auto industry. Automotive IQ hosts 35 - 50 conferences every year and many of these deal directly with regulations regarding vehicle emissions, functional safety and occupant/pedestrian safety. We have a history of bringing together the most relevant actors to hel Full Article »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: Tue, 12/11/2012
Automotive Industry Resource Center

Automotive Industry Resource Library

Our library of content is always growing. We have articles, presentations, whitepapers, and international conferences on relevant topics for the automotive industry. This page is updated regularly. Bookmark it so that you can easily return to view the newest updates.

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Contributor: IQPC Editorial Team
Posted: Tue, 12/04/2012
IQPC Editorial Team

Read an interview with Dr. James Turner, Chief Engineer at Lotus Engineering. Lotus has traditionally been a leader in downsizing and turbocharged engine development. Learn about the company's four core focuses and how Lotus plans to continue to set itself apart.

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Contributor: Siemens Pictures of the Future
Posted: Thu, 11/29/2012
Power Where It's Needed
Siemens recently unveiled an electric vehicle that produces 320 bhp with a range of around 120 kilometers. The first EV to use two wheel-hub motors to power it directly fitted to the wheels. It also initially brakes electrically rather than the traditional way that cars and EVs brake using friction where energy is lost as heat. Full Article »
Posted: Wed, 11/21/2012
Electric Traction For Automobiles - Comparison of Different Wheel-Hub Drives

Electric traction drives presently available on the market are analyzed and future developments are described. Two main classes of such drives are presented: centre drives (like presently known from hybrid cars) and wheel-hub drives (which are still in the research and development phase). The wheel-hub drives are investigated in detail. Two diffe Full Article »
Posted: Mon, 11/19/2012
INTEGRATION OF CFD METHODS INTO CONCURRENT DESIGN OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

The paper describes patterns of algorithms for different levels of innovative design at parametric, configuration and conceptual levels. They can be applied to Computer-aided Engine Design (CED). Data structures, process simulation hierarchy, used modules of engine simulation and needs for their further development are described. An example of
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