BMW Group and PSA expand cooperation to hybrid systems

Development of hybrid components for front-wheel-drive vehicles
Cooperation will leverage significant economies of scale
Munich, Paris. The BMW Group and PSA Peugeot Citroën intend to expand their successful cooperation by including hybrid components for front-wheel-drive vehicles.
A memorandum of understanding to this effect has been signed by Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, and Philippe Varin, Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën.
The components are to be used in front-wheel-drive vehicles with electrified drive trains. Joint development and production of components as well as joint purchasing will leverage significant economies of scale for both partners. It will also allow them to standardise key elements for the electrification of vehicles.
“This cooperation will …

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Eco-friendly and economical Bosch CNG systems for commercial vehicles Dual-fuel operation with natural gas and diesel

 · Engine control units and injection valves for CNG drives
· Up to 25 percent reduction in CO2 emissions
· Low operating costs and low emissions
Gasoline and diesel engines that can also be powered by natural gas are becoming increasingly important in the commercial-vehicle market. CNG (compressed natural gas) is particularly eco-friendly: compared with conventional diesel engines, CNG engines emit up to 25 percent less CO2. With its systems and components for CNG drives, Bosch is adding additional clean and resource-conserving products to its portfolio for commercial vehicles. CNG is also more cost-effective than conventional fuels, and CNG drives thus offer commercial-vehicle operators the benefit of lower operating costs.
CNG systems for medium and heavy commercial vehicles
Engines that …

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AgustaWestland Chooses V6 for Production and Supplier Collaboration Excellence

ENOVIA V6 and DELMIA V6’s Innovation and 3D Collaboration Capabilities Key to PLM Software Decision
Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, and worldwide leader in the design and construction of rotary wing aircraft, has chosen its ENOVIA V6 and DELMIA V6 PLM solutions to support its product development activities. 
Dassault Systèmes’ V6 was chosen after a thorough comparative analysis of competing PLM technologies in the aerospace and defense industry. With ENOVIA V6 and DELMIA V6, AgustaWestland will benefit from the online environment to harmonize the activities of their various production facilities and as a future system for integrated …

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Reducing emissions efficiently Bosch improves exhaust-gas treatment systems for commercial vehicles

· 2.2 cuts nitrogen-oxide emissions by up to 95 percent
· Maintenance-free Departronic 2 helps regenerate particulate filters
· Both available for 12- or 24-volt vehicle electrical systems
Bosch exhaust-gas treatment systems mean low emissions and higher efficiency for commercial vehicles – now and in the future. Denoxtronic, now improved and in its third generation, plays a major role in lowering nitrogen-oxide emissions and fuel consumption. Departronic, whose second and latest generation is maintenance-free, controls particulate-filter regeneration.
Denoxtronic: robust and versatile
Since emissions legislation was first introduced for commercial vehicles, nitrogen-oxide emissions have been reduced by 86 percent. The Denoxtronic 2.2 metering system developed by Bosch works together with an SCR (selective catalytic reduction) catalytic converter to lower nitrogen-oxide emissions …

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Tesla Motors Selects Dassault Systèmes’ V6 PLM Solution

Leading Electric Car Maker Implements ENOVIA V6 to Streamline Product Development; DELMIA V6 and CATIA V6 Implementations Planned
Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors has committed to Dassault Systèmes’ V6 PLM solution — an open and scalable PLM platform that relies upon the universal language of 3D, while providing a strategic foundation for all communities to participate in the product lifecycle online.  DS V6 PLM enables real-time global collaboration among anyone with a role in the product’s development, reducing the cost to deploy, manage and support a PLM system while encouraging innovation.
Tesla is beginning its upgrade …

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