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The leading specialist magazine for the automotive industry features new details about research and development. Our readers are technology-oriented managers. ATZ’s reports focus on the latest R&D findings concerning every possible aspect of passenger cars and commercial vehicle engineering. Our authors are automotive experts from the industry and science. Therefore, ATZ’s reports feature individual research projects and the series development of vehicles and their components.

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COVER STORY | Chassis Systems

Torque Vectoring Control for More Driving Fun

To meet the considerable challenges of developing a good vehicle motion control for electric passenger cars, AVL relies on digital front-loading for twin-motor drive units. Validated vehicle models in a homogeneous simulation environment enable a cost-effective reduction in development time on Mil and Hil test beds.

COVER STORY | Chassis Systems

Regulation of Non-exhaust Particulate Emissions and Trends of Future Chassis Development

Non-exhaust particles sources such as brake and tire wear have already surpassed exhaust emissions of vehicles with combustion engine. Consequently, the European Parament has voted for a future regulation of non-exhaust emissions within the Euro 7 framework. As IAV shows, these new boundary conditions will require additional homologation and reduction measures for brakes and tires leading to new challenges for chassis development.

Interview

In an interview with Peter Holdmann, the Head of the Chassis Solutions Division of ZF, ATZ discusses which of the three drivers -electric mobility, automated driving and particulate matter regulation (Euro 7) -takes up most of the engineering teams’ working time, but also why the cubiX management software is suitable as a coordinator for vehicle dynamics control.
DEVELOPMENT | Commercial Vehicles

Weighing Technology for Laden and Unladen Light Commercial Vehicles

An on-board weighing system counteracts truck overloading. This benefits road safety and the environment, protects the roads and serves to ensure fair competition. Streparava presents its so-called OBWE system with suspension travel sensors, which uses a combined strategy to reliably determine the loading and load distribution in the vehicle in just a few seconds and with an accuracy of ±5%. The vehicle mass is calculated on the basis of an algorithm.

AUTOMATED DRIVING

Functional Testing of ADAS/AD Along the Vehicle Life Cycle

In order to ensure functional safety and customer acceptance of increasingly complex Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and systems for Automated Driving (AD) over the entire life cycle of a passenger car, virtual validation methods are essential in addition to real test drives. dSpace shows how vehicle- in-the-loop simulation with over-the-air sensor stimulation enables efficient, safe, and reproducible test ing of ADAS/AD.

DEVELOPMENT | Methods | Processes

Procedure Model for the Use of Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence encompasses a wide range of applications, including machine learning, which is relevant to the connected vehicle. Just as software for control units has previously been programmed on the basis of standards, the software Artefacts generated by an AI must also be developed and verified in a structured manner. This is why the fourth generation of Automotive SPICE includes a process model for the application of machine learning, as Kugler Maag points out here.

SPECIAL | ATZextra Batteries

Battery management system without microcontroller

Modern high-vo ltage batteries are being pushed ever closer to their operating limits in order to increase their range. This maximises the most expensive component in the vehicle and improves the cost-benefit ratio. However, the peripherals can also help to reduce the absolute costs. Vitesco Technologies is presenting a battery management system with a simplified architecture.

SPECIAL | ATZextra Batteries

Electronic design and functional safety in wireless battery management systems

Current trends in automotive development show that the use of wireless technology is becoming increasingly relevant. In battery development, it enables efficient data exchange within the components of the battery management system. AVL is analysing the challenges of electronics design and functional safety that need to be considered when implementing wireless communication.

SPECIAL | ATZextra Batteries

Hybrid and solid-state lithium cells -market, potential and challenges

Hybrid and solid-state cells are being hailed as the next “big thing” for electric cars. They have the potential to achieve higher levels of safety, energy density, range and service life. As an example of this new technology, FEV presents the integration of a hybrid cell in a vehicle that achieves a range of 1000 km, the highest published range on the battery-powered vehicle market.

SPECIAL | ATZextra Batteries

Second battery life in sustainable solar storage

Even after their first life in an electric vehicle, battery systems have an economic and ecological value that can be utilised in the sense of a sustainable circular economy. Second-life battery storage systems are one way of cont inuing to use traction batteries from electric vehicles in stationary applications. Edag has developed and built a corresponding solar storage system.

RESEARCH | Lightweight Design

Polyethylene for the Cost-effective Production of Fiber Composites for Lightweight Construction Applications

Carbon fibers offer great potential for weight reduction of optical, semi-structural, and structural vehicle components due to their good mechanical properties combined with low density. However, 50 % of the production costs are attributed solely to the raw material. Additionally, due to limited availability, composite materials made from commercial carbon fibers have been only sparingly utilized in the automotive industry. Therefore, at RWTH Aachen University, the use of polyethylene as an alternative cost-effective material for carbon fiber production is being researched.

In the Spotlight

Micromobility – More than Just a Toy

Micromobility is preparing to change the cityscape. Fora few years now, the new electric scooters in particular have been causing a stir – both positively and negatively. On their routes, they compete with pedestrians, traditional bicycles, and cargo bikes, which have also entered the picture.

Guest Commentary

Nand Kochhar,

Siemens Digital lndustries Software

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This is an exclusive opportunity to find out about the very latest trends in the global automotive industry free of charge. The editorial team has given you direct access to the five most popular articles and comment columns. Click on the magazine cover to open the PDF file.

Takata Interview: “Restraint Systems Must Become More Adaptive”

AVL Interview: “Cost-effective, low-emission cars that are fun to drive”

ZF TRW Interview “We soon found that we had a lot in common from a technical perspective”

Volvo Interview: „Developing our own software and IT expertise gives us an advantage“

125 years ATZ magazine – historical articles you might love.

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Crumpling Fins and Blood-sucking Trees

Iconic Small Cars with Character

A Beginning with Foresight

From Carriage Building to High-performance Bodywork

The Long Road Leading to Streamlined Design

From Carbide Lamps to High-performance Headlights

The Long Goodbye to the Travel Blanket

Closing Statement

Read by over 50.000 managers across 50 countries

ATZworldwide is the English digital edition of ATZ, which has been published for over 120 years. It is the leading international technology magazine for decision-makers in automotive development. ATZwordwide offers engineers 360° information about the entire vehicle – be it chassis or body, lighting technology, air conditioning or thermal management.

 

It presents and analyzes trendsetting developments and always has its finger on the pulse of the times. ATZ worldwide has thus established itself as a must read for technology-oriented management and promotes the global transfer of information in the field of modern vehicle development between the automotive and supplier industries, service providers and research and development centers all over the world.

Michael Reichenbach
Deputy Editor in Chief

Michael Reichenbach – Deputy Editor in Chief

Scientific advisory board

The scientific advisory board of ATZworldwide is made up of industry experts who work for leading companies and research institutions. By sharing ideas on a regular basis with the editorial team, the board members help to maintain the high quality of the magazine’s content. The board provides the editorial team with first-hand information about the latest development trends and offers advice and constructive criticism.

 

Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Adamczyk
ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Dr. Martin Berger
Mahle International GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Joachim Damasky
VDA/FAT

Dr. Thomas Dieckmann
ZF Group, Commercial Vehicle Control Systems, ZF CV Systems Hannover GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein
RWTH Aachen

Dipl.-Ing. Frank F. Esser
Ford Werke GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Dieter Greber
AVL List GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Markus Heyn
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Harald Keller
Edag Engineering GmbH

Matthias Kratzsch
IAV GmbH

Dipl.-Ing. Ralph Lauxmann
Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG

Michael Lücke
Bertrandt AG

Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Peter Pfeffer
Hochschule München

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. (FH) Wolfgang Schwenk
Segula Technologies GmbH

Dr. Michael Steiner
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Jean-François Tarabbia
Valeo SA

Jochen Tüting
Chery Europe GmbH

Uwe Wagner
Schaeffler AG

Frank Weber
BMW AG

Dr. Frederik Zohm
MAN Truck & Bus SE

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