A veteran Volkswagen AG engineer pleaded guilty in federal court to a criminal charge for his involvement in the German automaker’s ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, marking the first criminal charge to date in the year-long investigation into the company’s efforts to circumvent diesel-engine emissions regulations in the United States and Europe.
The connected car’s emergence is as disruptive for insurance companies as it is for automakers. Usage based insurance (UBI) holds a major role in future plans, prompting insurers to partner with OEMs and create apps that provide services that make UBI more attractive to customers.
The G-Vectoring Control name is a bit of a misnomer. It is not a torque-vectoring system aimed at dramatically improving race-circuit lap times. Rather, the purpose of the system is to endow the vehicle with refined and natural smoothness in normal day-to-day driving environments.
John Deere recently updated the 135G and 245G LC reduced-tail-swing excavators with new emissions equipment and standard features including a rearview camera and auxiliary hydraulics with proportional control.
Mahindra & Mahindra recently launched DiGiSENSE, an open-architecture solution that connects Mahindra vehicles, tractors, trucks and construction equipment to the cloud, providing real-time data about the performance and location of the vehicles.
The WLTP and other 'real-world' vehicle test cycles offer new lubrication opportunities for engine designers striving to make further improvements to power units. BP Castrol's chief engineer details what can be done.
As a new option, YXLON provides ASTM E2973 digital reference images for aluminum and magnesium die castings in its imaging software Image2500 and Image3500 of X-ray inspection systems, including Y.MU2000-D and MU60 AE.
Time of flight (ToF) cameras are ready to let drivers control some of the many options of today’s infotainment systems with a mere wave of their hand. ToF-based systems can also monitor drivers to see if they’re drowsy or not watching roadways.