Automotive Technology

Plenty of aluminium and ultra high strength steel as well as a raft of ADAS and other safety systems.

BASF has been selected as the cell development partner for the next generation lithium-ion battery.

The supplier uses hydrogen and electricity from 100 % renewable energy sources instead of coking coal in steel production.

The complex new bodyshell uses aluminium, steel magnesium and carbon fibre composites.

The latest Transit is loaded with ADAS and other technologies (see list on previous page) that need to be taken into account when repairing these vans.

The E-GMP will underpin Hyundai's plans to introduce 23 BEV models including 11 dedicated BEV models, and sell more than 1 million BEVs worldwide by 2025.

Training is essential to cope with an era of high voltage vehicles says Dean Lander, Head of Repair Sector Services, Thatcham Research

More than 750,000 vehicles worldwide will receive the latest version of BMW System 7. It is also the largest over-the-air update ever rolled out by a European manufacturer.

The Multistrada V4 is the first motorcycle to use front and rear radar technology.

Hyundai has developed some industry-leading safety technology recently. Here are just a couple that are either on current models or will be soon.

A battery pack filled with Tesla's new 4680 cells could make up the centre section of a future model.

The Q5 features digital OELD tail lights which have a number of applications over just looking cool.

The new process speeds up the development of CFRP parts.

The future vehicle dynamics processor will be clearly more powerful than today’s ECP. It will operate about ten times as fast systems and be able to control up to 90 system participants.

It won't mean that there is the infrastructure or legislation to support it, but if anyone can get there first its likely to be Tesla.

The company is also taking COVID-19 precautions with individual climate control ventilation systems and air filters.