BMW Improves Powertrain with Water Injection

Prev Next Image The 2016 BMW M4 GTS features a 493-hp, 3.0-liter engine with a water injection system. Water is injected as a fine mist into the intake manifold plenum where it evaporates and reduces the ambient temperature of the air, thereby providing a means by which combustion can be improved for greater performance. This […]

Continental: Engineering the Future

Prev Next Image Dr. Elmar Degenhart: “We are working on being able to offer affordable mobility, with three key aspects: zero road traffic accidents, clean air, and intelligent vehicles with added convenience.” The crash test dummy’s T-shirt expresses its thanks for the first objective. Through the use of a sensor array that combines cameras, lasers […]

Dan Gurney Creates a New Engine

Prev Next Image Dan Gurney is no stranger to creating his own engine. In the 1960s he teamed up with Harry Weslake to create the Gurney-Weslake V12 for the Eagle TG1 Formula 1 car, with which he became the first American driver to win a grand prix in a car of his own construction (the […]

Developments in Precision Grinding

The S41 universal grinder. Related Suppliers United Grinding Grinding for automotive is a high-precision game, and the requirements are only getting higher, Kevin Chen, automotive accounts manager, United Grinding ( says. Take the example of continuously variable transmissions (CVTs), in which the key components all require high-precision grinding after machining.  United Grinding responds with the […]

Introducing Application Lifecycle Management

Prev Next Image The Polarion Connector for Team-center integrates ALM and PLM, which provides easy access to product and process data and end-to-end traceability for complex, multi-system product development. ALM & PLM Similarities and Differences Related Topics: Digital Domain Blame mechatronics. No, even before that: Blame the increase in software in today’s vehicles, whether firmware, […]

On the 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Prev Next Image Mike Sweers, chief engineer for the Toyota Tacoma mid-size pickup. He’s also the chief engineer for the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup. Yes, this is a man who knows a lot about engineering trucks. This is the Tacoma TRD Sport model. The Tacoma has been the segment leader in mid-size pickups for years. […]

On the smart fortwo

Prev Next Image The smart fortwo is designed to be a car for the urban environment: realize that it is just 105.9 inches long and is powered by an 89-hp three cylinder engine. While it can be driven on a freeway, clearly the city is where it is more at home. One of the concerns […]