• Posts Tagged ‘Car’

    AeroMobil displayed its eponymous two-seater flying car at this year’s Paris Air Show. The dual-function vehicle features aerodynamic design, lightweight carbon fiber construction and efficient hybrid power, combining a boxer internal combustion engine and electric motors. It converts from land to air use in just...

    Showcased at IMTS, the AMIE (Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy) project from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory demonstrated how AM can be used to create a symbiotic relationship between energy and the way humans live. The modular house is a single room that incorporates inexpensive...

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    Race car driver Richard Noble has launched the Bloodhound project, which aims to break the land speed record in October 2017. Its supersonic car is expected to reach Mach 1.4, covering 1 mile in only 3.6 seconds. To do so, the vehicle will be propelled both by a jet engine and a rocket engine. The special wheels are...

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    At this year’s GreenTec Awards at IFAT, the laureate in the Automobility category went to Germany’s Schaeffler and LuK GmbH & Co. KG, for its E-Clutch. Markus Kneissler, head of development, automated clutches, talked to DirectIndustry e-magazine about the automatized clutch, which takes over from the driver as...

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    Since last summer’s hack of a connected Jeep, auto cyber-security has become a red-hot issue, one that automakers cannot avoid. And with connected cars expected to be a durable trend, the need for over-the-air software and updates that cannot be hacked is crucial. Semiconductor company Rambus has developed a new...

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    When BMW decided to build a new all-electric production vehicle, they knew there was little point in creating a sustainable car unless they followed the same philosophy at every stage of process. To achieve this, they required the right facility.   A Sustainable Leap in Leipzig Zero-emission cars often hide a dark...

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