Automotive and Motorsport

Phoenix Contact team at the WAVE Trophy: eYoungsters take second place

Trainees Jana Schwarze and Alexandra Kerps, who are both 21 and have just started their careers at Phoenix Contact, took second place in the WAVE Trophy, the largest e-mobility rally in the world. During the WAVE Trophy, the two aspiring industry sales representatives covered 3241 kilometers in their eGolf nicknamed …

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Young Calibration extends its’ support to automotive powertrain testing companies

Young Calibration extends its’ support to automotive powertrain testing companies for ICE, EV and Hybrid technologies with its’ leading ISO 17025 calibration accreditation services. Having made the successful transition to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 during its’ recent UKAS re-assessment, the company continues to expand its’ laboratory and onsite based instrumentation calibration services …

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Explosions that save lives

With more and more electric cars on the road, many drivers are increasingly uncertain what they should do or not do in the event of a collision. Electric motors also present rescue crews with new challenges. In fact, like any other vehicle, electric vehicles are equipped with safety features for …

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Schaeffler champions autonomous driving in China

Schaeffler has signed an investment agreement with China’s Hunan province in a move aimed at supporting and facilitating autonomous driving in China using Schaeffler technologies. Under the agreement, both parties will jointly develop a mobility ecosystem for intelligent vehicles in the provincial capital of Changsha. Schaeffler’s role in the venture …

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University of Bath and Kistler cooperate in complex powertrain analysis

The automotive industry is moving fast into an era where electric power is used as the primary power source with hydrocarbon fuels in a supporting role. The use of the “Plug-in Hybrid” concept presents challenges to powertrain designers that demand new technologies to define the parameters of the propulsion systems. …

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Mouser-sponsored Formula E team caps exhilarating season

Mouser Electronics is celebrating the success of the GEOX DRAGON Formula E racing team in a formidable racing season. Driving the Mouser-sponsored car this year were three-time FIA WTCC drivers’ champion José María López and former test and reserve driver Maximilian Günther. Just over halfway through the season, Günther nabbed a …

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MTS awarded contract for world’s largest heavy vehicle durability simulator

MTS Systems Corporation has been awarded a contract valued at $30.4M, inclusive of all options, to design and build the world’s largest spindle-coupled road simulator for the US Army. The contract will be incrementally funded, and the majority of options exercisable in fiscal years 2020, 2021 and 2022. The road …

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Italy’s University of Modena wins Formula Student 2019 competition at Silverstone

Italy’s University of Modena won Formula Student 2019, beating over 100 undergraduate teams from more 20 countries at the international racing car event at Silverstone which this year saw the launch of its first autonomous car competition. Formula Student, which is run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, challenges students …

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Aberdeen University student team awarded Best Newcomer for energy-efficient car in global challenge

RS Components (RS) helped support a student team from Aberdeen University achieve Best Newcomer in the hydrogen prototype category of the Shell Eco-marathon programme this month, for their ultra-energy-efficient car. PrototAU, team of around 50 students for which RS was the headline sponsor, developed the car with financial and ongoing technical …

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Sleek “Mouser Machine” makes second appearance at Toronto Indy Race

Following a solid race in Wisconsin, the Mouser– and Molex-sponsored IndyCar team is setting their sights on Honda Indy Toronto on 14 July, where the car will be sporting a Mouser Blue livery for the second year in a row. Driver Sebastien Bourdais and the Mouser-sponsored No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan car collected another …

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