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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 – Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics of the VW Caddy – Best cD Value at 0.30

The city delivery van VW Caddy in fifth generation from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles achieves a cD value of less than 0.30, making it the best in its class. The value was achieved primarily through the consistent use of numerical flow simulation. The air resistance has been improved by 9 % compared with the predecessor model – and this without restricting functionality and usability.

Transmissions

Co-Simulation of Efficiency, Lubrication and Heat Management for Transmissions with Integrated Electrical Machine

Transmissions are used in practically all automotive drive trains, both in conventional and in electrified configurations. The VKA of RWTH Aachen University and FEV have investigated whether a refined, analytical-empirical simulation approach for the transmission loss
determination already delivers good results. For more detailed investigations of hydraulic losses, a 3D CFD simulation with the MPS method has been presented.

Simulation and Test

Objective Drivability Analysis in Vehicle Development

In vehicle development today, calibration and evaluation of longitudinal dynamics is often still based on purely subjective impressions of the calibration engineers. APS technology has devised a novel, tool-supported methodology that allows objective criteria to be included in the development process.

Development – Sustainability

A Renewable Raw Material from Rice Husks for Vehicle Interior parts

Almost all plastics used in the automotive industry are derived from petroleum. By analyzing the life cycle of the products used, Seat is already gaining important information on how to contribute to a more sustainable future through the use of biomaterials, for example rice husks made from the Oryzite material.

Research – Assistance Systems

Automated Vehicle Positioning System for Inductive Charging

Compared to conventional charging, inductive charging offers the convenience of not having to physically connect the electric vehicle with a so-called wall box. To also relieve the driver of the fine passenger car positioning required, an automated positioning system was developed in a research project at the University of Stuttgart. The electric vehicle is precisely positioned on the charging coil. In contrast to comparable systems, this one also grants a higher positioning radius depending on the coil size.

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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“

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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

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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

Dipl.-Ing. Dietmar Bichler
Bertrandt AG

Dr.-Ing. Joachim Damasky
VDA/FAT

Dr. Thomas Dieckmann
Wabco GmbH

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein
RWTH Aachen

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

Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Fröhlich
BMW AG

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Gutzmer
Schaeffler AG

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

Dr.-Ing. Peter Mertens
Audi AG

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

Dr.-Ing. Otmar Scharrer
Mahle International GmbH

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

Dr. Frederik Zohm
MAN Truck & Bus SE

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