Passengers have heightened sense of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in autonomous vehicles, requiring renewed focus by manufacturers and suppliers // Vibracoustic is seeking to maximize comfort for all passengers of autonomous vehicles // Innovative air springs, chassis and motor mounts can significantly improve passenger comfort and ride experience in current and future mobility platforms
The automated actuation of tailgates is meanwhile now widespread and can be found not only in luxury-class vehicles, but also in the compact class. As far as the side doors of vehicles are concerned, opening and closing are still largely manual. However, the first concepts for electrical assistance in the opening and closing functions are already fit for series production.
MAHLE has developed a new, fully integrated and modular hybrid drive that can be tailored to suit a wide range of vehicle applications. The MAHLE Modular Hybrid Powertrain (MMHP) is a fully integrated, plug-in hybrid drive that incorporates a highly efficient 2- or 3-cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine featuring the latest technologies from MAHLE. In comparison with established hybrid technologies, it offers several advantages: it is more cost-efficient, more compact, and lighter.
The Technology Group, Rheinmetall, is systematically supplementing its automotive product portfolio in the direction of new driveline systems. In addition to products for electric vehicles, current development efforts include components for alternative powertrains, such as the fuel cell. Within this context, Rheinmetall Automotive is developing a recirculation fan for hydrogen not yet consumed within the fuel cell stacks, special coolant pumps for 400 and 800 voltages, and electric valves.