Ian Callum joined Jaguar in 1999, where he and his team created, among others, the R-Coupe, RD-6, C-X75, and C-X17 concepts. His Jaguar production model list spans, chronologically, the last generation XK (2006), followed by the XF, XJ, and the F-Type, in coupe and convertible forms. Now, Callum has led his team to create the new XF and future Jaguars.
An important element in its recent world tour was the participation of the new HondaJet at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), held at Geneva, which was its first European appearance.
Lewis Hamilton, the reigning world champion Formula One racer, dominated the Monaco Grand Prix on May 24, performing flawlessly until a lapse in data transmission and its interpretation by the Mercedes AMG Petronas technical team cost him the victory.
RKLAB AG is developing a self-pressurizing fuel injector that uses an electro-hydraulic multiplier to magnify pressure, and high speed, high flow valving to control fuel delivery. It is designed to provide the potential to reduce engine out emissions sufficiently to eliminate the need for aftertreatment.
The automaker is developing a camera-based lighting system that can automatically widen dipped beams at road junctions and roundabouts. It is also researching infrared image triggered spotlighting and an intelligent GPS linked system.
Metal laser melting has made a successful leap from rapid prototyping to an approved manufacturing technology, and the method is increasingly becoming an option for companies in high-tech industries, according to Toolcraft. And now the German manufacturer has teamed with Airbus APWorks to offer another option for additive manufacturing—the Airbus subsidiary’s Scalmalloy high-performance aluminum powder.
The company has put its first complete touch display with haptic feedback into demonstrator vehicles as a prelude to production. The unit is a touch-sensitive 8-in flat screen with an integrated haptic actuator system.