News tagged with automobile

Recuperating waste heat under the hood

For his semester project in mechanical engineering, Eliott Guenat studied the best way to recuperate waste heat from a car's engine. The challenge is figuring out how to incorporate the heat exchangers micro-turbomachines.

Jul 09, 2014
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A laboratory for all (cleaning) situations

Thanks to "CleanLab 2020," dirt particles on a scale ranging from the nano to the micro and found on and in components, surfaces and liquids in a wide variety of industries can be analyzed for the first time. ...

Oct 21, 2013
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Keeping an eye on component cleanliness

There are exceedingly strict cleanliness guidelines for components in sectors such as the automobile industry. And yet monitoring of the process for parts purification has been inadequate to date. Fraunhofer ...

Oct 21, 2013
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Remote traffic pollution detection system created

A group of research centers and companies in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid participates has created the first infrared and remote system able to detect pollutants from cars on highways up to ...

Sep 16, 2013
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New capacitors to improve electric vehicles

Scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have developed a new lead-free, high temperature ceramic capacitor that could improve the efficiency and reliability of electric and hybrid vehicles.

Aug 02, 2013
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Exotic alloys for potential energy applications

The search for thermoelectrics, exotic materials that convert heat directly into electricity, has received a boost from researchers at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo, who have found the ...

Jun 27, 2013
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Automobile plants make more with less

Competition is fierce in the automobile industry. Worldwide overcapacity has created price pressures that are particularly challenging for manufacturers that are already having a tough time managing their ...

Apr 12, 2013
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