4 seater Deltawing

Small motors with a big bite!

You’ll be forgiven for not knowing of DHX Electric Machines but unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past ten years DeltaWing Technology Group should at least ring a bell, and for those with great recall, the strange looking Nissan endurance racer will come to mind. “This is a marriage of two extremely innovative approaches – […]

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Exploded view of a catalytic convertor

Do Catalytic Converters still need Platinum?

  Ever since the work carried out by people such as Robert C. Stempel in the 1970’s, automotive catalytic convertors have used precious metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium to promote the reaction of exhaust gases; by so doing converting nitrous oxides, carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbons into nitrogen gas, carbon dioxide and water. […]

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BMW hydrogen fuel cell

Are Hydrogen fuel-cell cars being overlooked?

Despite Volkswagen’s embarrassing Dieselgate exploits there’s no doubt that the motor industry is serious about cleaning up its act. And supported by government funding, such as Britain’s recently announced grant of £400 million to promote plugin hybrids electric vehicles show signs of making a difference. However in the 2011 State of the Union, President Obama […]

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Spanio GTA uses Graphene

Graphene the wonder-material of the future.

The secret to the material’s extraordinary strength lies in the robustness of the covalent carbon-carbon bond and the fact that the one atom thick graphene monolayers can be produced defect-free. Essentially all materials contain defects, such as microscopic cracks or scratches, which are “weaker” than surrounding material. As a result, the breaking stress of a […]

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Automotive EMC testing

EMI challenges in connected vehicles.

In a world of instant connectivity drivers have become accustomed to receiving information about traffic conditions and potential hazards, whether by listening to a traffic report on the radio, viewing a connected GPS map to see if there are slow-downs ahead, or checking a smartphone app that tracks reports from other drivers who have seen accidents, […]

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Autonomous Ford Fusion

Congratulations on the birth of little Foogle!

It’s no secret that Ford Motor Corporation are serious about self-driving cars; not only have they made huge investments in their own autonomous vehicle (And ADAS) development program, but recently announced an additional investment of $4.5 billion to bring 13 new electric cars to market by 2020 along with expanding research into batteries: Electrification is […]

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