Carbon Fibre - the logical material for body-in-white

How long will the Auto industry hang onto steel and aluminium?

As far back as May 2009 Martin Goede, coordinator of the EU’s ‘SuperLight-Car’ project predicted that the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions would be the most important challenges facing the automotive industry in the future. “One way to reduce consumption is by reducing a car’s weight,” he added. Penalties for excess emissions have […]

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2034 self-driving Porsche 908

A glimpse into the future with a review of the 2034 Porsche 908TAh RS Selfdriving.

After a little mishap I suffered in my Jet Black 918, going off on the INSIDE of the infamous Crowthorne corner at South Africa’s Kyalami racetrack in 2019, today will be my first time back on a circuit. It’s only thanks to the amazing surgeon, Sir Timothy Noakes, who printed some pretty trick Carbon nano-tubes […]

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BMW use water injection in the Motogp Safety car

New BMW 3 cylinder runs on water!

Well that’s not quite correct: The BMW Group has tried enhancing the capabilities of conventional engine technology using direct water injection for turbocharged petrol engines. Although this was used for many years by Porsche Turbo “hot-rodders” BMW are about to introduce this into series production. The controlled water injection into the engine cylinders produces a cooling […]

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Twin-track discussed at the 2016 Geneva motor show

Twin-track product cycles speed up automotive technology.

With every new model that mobile phone manufacturers release there’s a quantum leap forward in technology. Automakers do the same, but with the development and production costs of bringing a car to market often running into the hundreds of billions of USD model life cycles tend to be much longer (Typically 7 years), but with […]

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Solid SCR

Is there an alternative to Diesel Exhaust Fluid in SRCs?

To date smaller diesel engines have managed to meet Eu emissions regulations, and in some cases US Tier II Bin 5 standards, without resorting to Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) NOx aftertreatment. This has been accomplished through improved fuel injection and boosting systems, together with the adoption of low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation and Lean NOx traps. […]

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