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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 | ACOUSTICS | NVH

Developing Sports Performance Virtually: NVH Optimization with a Virtual Artificial Head

As developments take place in ever shorter times and with ever fewer physical prototypes, the acoustic properties of a vehicle under development are challenging to evaluate reliably. A realistic listening experience requires binaural artificial head recordings. HEAD acoustics and Porsche show how a virtual artificial head solves this problem.

Sensor System for Detection of Noise and Positioning Data L-category vehicles such as mopeds and motorcycles contribute disproportionately to traffic-induced noise pollution. Although there are legal regulations governing the maximum permissible noise emission, it is unclear to what extent these reflect real driving situations. The Institute of Automotive Engineering (ika) at RWTH Aachen University has developed an adaptive measurement system for recording noise emissions that is characterized by small dimensions and low cost. It is to be used for field tests with large Lcategory test vehicle fleets as part of the LENS research project.

Interview: “Reduce the increased risk arising from the use of electric vehicles to a normal level” Hans Werner Lange, President of the German Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBSV), and ATZ discusses what requirements and requests for improvement blind and visually impaired people have regarding the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS)

Jürgen Ochs, Porsche


Cell-to-Pack – Compact Battery Design and a Long Life Cycle

The cell-to-pack concept, in other words building the cells directly into the battery pack without modules, has become established as a promising technology in order to increase the energy density at the pack level. This new battery design for passenger cars influences processes along the battery life cycle positively and negatively. Bertrandt investigates the challenges and opportunities of this concept, which among other things ensures that up to 40 % of the components of a conventional battery pack can be saved.


Loss Improvements for Thin-type Inverters in Electric Passenger Cars

To increase the range and performance of electric vehicles, the power loss during the conversion from direct current to three-phase alternating current must be reduced. Hitachi and Hitachi Astemo have developed a thin-type design for inverters for this purpose, which reduces the loss and enables an easier integration into the e-axle thanks to its low height.


Interior of the Future – Occupant
Requirements during Automated Driving

With the automation of the driving task, ergonomic criteria will become even more important in the interior. But what do customer reactions to new types of interiors look like, and which body shape is preferred? FEV and Kocaeli University (Turkey) have conducted a market analysis in 25 countries with 7510 people to find out. The majority could cover most of their trips with a two-seater vehicle and ranges of up to 300 km.


Scalable and Data-based Diagnostic
Concept in the Vehicle

Passenger cars should drive safely and efficiently. Technical diagnostics must therefore be able to accurately map sensors, subsystems such as transmissions and the vehicle as a whole. IAV has developed a scalable, data-based diagnostic concept that can be used to identify and isolate faults. An example of this is the switching on of low reservoir pressure in a dual-clutch transmission.


Satisfaction with driver assistance systems from the customer’s perspective

A study addresses the following questions: What significance do driver assistance systems have for the future? What are core customer expectations and requirements? How are expectations and needs met? How high is the degree of utilization of driver assistant systems? What are the core strengths and weaknesses of the systems?


Cell developments for the batteries of future electric vehicles

Whether power, energy density or costs – the properties of a traction battery are largely determind by the cell chemistry used. Due to the current geopolitical and economic situation, the aspects of prices and security of supply of raw materials have gained importance in the development of new cells. This makes concepts such as the lithium ferrophosphate or the sodium ion battery attractive, which did not seem suitable for vehicle applications a few years ago.

ATZ 125 Years

Comfort and Interior

The ATZ celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2023. To mark this anniversary, the ATZ editorial team is looking far back into automotive development (founded in 1898), whereby the old-fashioned does not seem old-fashioned at all today, but often new and promising for the future.

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Have a look at the most read articles of the last 12 months.

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.

We like to show you a couple of historical articles. Click on the magazine cover to open the PDF file.

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

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

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

Dr. Frederik Zohm
MAN Truck & Bus SE

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