Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is introducing a new generation of electrically conductive seals at the virtual 2021 Vienna Motor Symposium. The seals are designed to prevent bearing damage caused by electrically-induced corrosion and to decrease electromagnetic interference. The power semiconductors in an inverter are often positioned directly above the motor. Silicon carbide semiconductors, which are often
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SAE International has announced revisions to SAE J3072 Standard: Interconnection Requirements for Onboard, Utility-Interactive Inverter Systems and SAE J2847/3 Recommended Practice: Communication for Plug-in Vehicles as a Distributed Energy Source. The updated EV charging documents will play a role in advancing automotive requirements for distributed energy resources (DER) projects. The revisions to SAE J3072 establish
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Volkswagen’s Braunschweig plant is expanding its production of EV battery systems. Following the first expansion stage, which established a maximum capacity of 250,000 battery systems, the second expansion stage has started up with the same capacity. Once the site is fully ramped up, it will be able to fit up to 500,000 batteries a year
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EV technology developer Battle Motors has acquired commercial vehicle OEM Crane Carrier Company (CCC). Ohio-based CCC has been manufacturing commercial vehicles for 75 years, and has 180 sales and service locations throughout North America. It specializes in the vocational truck industry, providing custom, severe-service vehicles for the refuse and recycling, infrastructure maintenance, ground support, agriculture
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Sponsored by Dymax Newly developed adhesives for active alignment of camera modules, optical components, and LiDAR assemblies in automotive applications cure rapidly “on demand” upon exposure to UV/LED light. These adhesives can also cure under low-temperature heat (80° C) to accommodate for any shadow areas. The products demonstrate excellent depth of cure, very low shrinkage,
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Genesis has leapt into the luxury crossover SUV market and it stuck the landing. The South Korean automaker’s first crossover SUV, the 2021 Genesis GV80 arrives with stunning good looks, a luxurious interior, and a price that’s substantial but still seems like a value. However, the infotainment system is barely tolerable, the third row is
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Photo: Raphael Orlove Making cars is hard. We know it’s hard because of how many shit shows make it to showroom floors. Teslas that fall apart when it rains too much. Hyundai electric cars that catch on fire. Every first-year Ford. And then, in the eye of this tornado, sits the Kia Telluride. We know
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Gif: IIHS via YouTube Modern cars perform far better in crash tests than their predecessors of decades past — we know this. But it’s far more illuminating to watch those old cars fail at fairly standard tests that most vehicles excel at today. Advertisement This YouTube video of a Dateline segment from 1995 appeared on
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Canadian auto parts maker Magna International on Thursday reported a 136% rise in quarterly profit and raised its full-year revenue outlook, as strong demand for vehicles encouraged its customers to order more body structures, chassis and powertrains. While a strong pent-up demand and preference for private vehicles during the COVID-19 crisis lifted sales at auto
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