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Jaguar details the technology behind the I-Pace

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Ahead of it public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show next month, McLaren has released further information on the Senna. Fitted with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 – McLaren’s most powerful IC engine ever produced for a road car – the limited release hypercar will develop 800ps and 800Nm.

Toyota details its new Dynamic Force engine

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The Japanese OEM has revealed its all-new powertrain system which is set to be installed in 80% of Toyota vehicles by 2023. Based on the Toyota New Global Architecture, the technology will feature a new continuously variable transmission (CVT), a 6-speed manual transmission and a 2.0-liter hybridized engine unit.

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As OEMs continue to announce plans to end production of diesel engines, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new diesel PHEV C-Class at the Geneva Motor Show. Will this powertrain development give TDI a new lease of life? 


dSPACE enhances HIL technology

dSPACE has expanded its Scalexio hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) system, with the introduction of its DS2690 Digital I/O Board, designed especially for body electronics.

The DS2690 provides a high number of digital channels that cover all variants and functions of digital I/O signals. The flexibility to easily reprogram the functionality of the I/O channels lets users quickly adapt the HIL test system to different ECUs.

Body electronics ECUs with flexible I/O definitions, matching variants of a vehicle platform, can now be easily tested with the same HIL.
Connecting real loads and substitute loads to the DS2690 allows users to execute ECU tests under realistic conditions.

As with all other Scalexio boards, the DS2690 provides an integrated failure routing unit to perform failure simulation. The new hardware therefore integrates seamlessly into the existing Scalexio failure simulation concept.

1 March 2013


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