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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.

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Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: 06/11/2017
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Contributor: Gary Eastwood
Posted: 26/10/2017
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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 Content »
Contributor: Peter Els
Posted: 24/10/2017
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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 Content »
Contributor: Al Tuttle
Posted: 17/10/2017
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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 Content »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: 02/10/2017
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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 Content »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: 02/10/2017
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Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: 01/09/2017
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Which content caught the attention of 40.000 Automotive IQ members? Check out the top 5 content-pieces for August 2017! Full Content »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: 02/08/2017
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Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: 01/08/2017
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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 Content »
Contributor: Automotive IQ
Posted: 01/08/2017
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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 Content »
Posted: 01/08/2017
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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 Content »
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