New crash sled for small overlap component tests
The small overlap components test crash is one of the major challenges for the structural strength of vehicles. One of the main assessment criteria is the intrusion of tires, body and chassis parts into the passenger cabin.
Could there be over 1,000 EVs per on-street charger?
Analysis of Zap-Map data undertaken by Andersen has ranked the best and worst areas in the UK for access to on-street chargers with each of the 4,453 on-street charging points having to serve 55 cars.
Bath University gears up for Formula Student
The Mechanical Engineering course at Bath University teaches students how to use physical science, mathematics and computing to assess engineering systems. Students combine this with study in design and manufacturing processes to understand how modern industry works. At Bath, practical project work is central to the education experience.
The landscape for EV charging
Global plug-in electric vehicle (EV) population reached 7.5 million units (including light commercial vehicles) by the end of 2019. Although plug-in EV is only around two percent of global sales today, they are positioned to take the lead of road transportation in the coming decade.
What does the future of automotive mobility hold?
HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, the Experience Per Mile Advisory Council and SBD Automotive have released a report on automotive mobility transformation from 2020 to 2030.
Automotive-grade resistors offer TCR down to ± 2 ppm/K
Vishay Intertechnology has extended its TNPU e3 series of Automotive Grade ultra-precision thin film flat chip resistors with lower temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) down to ± 2 ppm/K in the 0603, 0805, and 1206 case sizes.
Is the UK ready for autonomous vehicles?
The KPMG Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index has provided a welcome stimulus to debate the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. However, the index arguably understates the importance of testing.
China to enforce Electric Vehicle safety by 2021
Thermal runaway in Electric Vehicles (EVs) is a major concern for potential consumers, manufacturers and regulators, as thermal runaway of lithium ion batteries is the main cause of fires in EVs. Several high profile vehicle fires, stationary energy storage fires in South Korea and bus fires in China have made headlines in recent years.
AIWAYS joins Hertz in mission to ‘Electrify Corsica’
AIWAYS, the Shanghai-based personal mobility provider, has agreed to join rental car company Filippi Auto, operators of Hertz Corsica, in its mission to ‘electrify’ the island of Corsica. The Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup will provide hundreds of U5 all-electric SUVs to Filippi Auto this summer.
Power analysis success for solar powered race cars
It has been announced that the Yokogawa WT5000 Precision Power Analyzer is being used by Solar Team Twente, to maximise their chances of winning the ultimate challenge for solar powered race cars, the biennial Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.