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Enthone Gmbh and Volkswagen AG | Date: 2017-03-29
The invention relates to a corrosion protection layer system for metal surfaces, said layer system comprising as the two top most layers: a) a discontinuous nickel-phosphorous layer and b) a chromium layer plated from a trivalent chromium electrolyte solution, as well as to a method of producing such a layer system. The inventive layer system is capable to combine the good corrosion resistance of the nickel-phosphorous layer against sodium chloride with the protective power of the chromium layer from the trivalent plating process against magnesium and calcium salts, especially without the need for any post-treatment.
Volkswagen AG and Audi AG | Date: 2017-03-29
An interactive vehicle navigation system (100) provides not only navigation instructions to arrive at a destination but also a three-dimensional (3D) animated preview that provides a realistic view of a specified destination, including three-dimensional imagery of recognizable landmarks in the surroundings at the destination. The point of view from which the 3D animated preview is generated is selected as to provide a vantage of the locale that avoids obstructions to the users view, such as from a point of view that is higher than street level.
Volkswagen AG | Date: 2017-01-11
A method for enrolling a user of a vehicle to a first server, wherein the vehicle copries a system, the system comprising at least a user interface, the method comprising:providing a wireless connection between the vehicle and the first server;sending user data to the first server in response to user actuation on the user interface; andreceiving at the user interface an enrollment confirmation from the first server.
Volkswagen AG and Valeo Iluminacion S.A. | Date: 2017-06-21
The invention relates to an illumination device (1) for a motor vehicle having at least one transparent element (10, 20, 30, 40) and at least one light (L) emitting light source (80), the light (L) of which can be conducted through the at least one transparent element (10, 20, 30, 40) and decoupled therefrom at least in a light main emission direction (LH), whereby at least one light function is implementable. The invention proposes that the illumination device (1) has at least two transparent elements (10, 20, 30, 40) which are optically separated from one another transversely to the at least one light main emission direction (LH) by at least one opaque element (50, 501, 502), wherein both the transparent elements (10, 20, 30, 40) and the at least one opaque element (50, 501, 502) are integrally connected to one another. In this manner, the illumination device can be produced compactly, wherein a good functional separation of multiple light functions is possible.
Volkswagen AG | Date: 2017-06-21
The invention relates to a motor vehicle (1) comprising: a vehicle body (10) having a sitting position (11) for a driver; a rear wheel (20), which is supported on a rear end segment (12) of the vehicle body (10); a front axle (30), which is supported on a front end segment (14) of the vehicle body (10) in a vehicle longitudinal center plane (E) in such a way that the front axle can be rotated about an axis (A) extending in the vehicle longitudinal direction; and two front wheels (40), which are arranged on the front axle (30) in such a way that the front wheels can be steered. The motor vehicle is characterized by a high level of maneuverability and a small turning circle diameter. Thus, micro motor vehicles, the traffic footprint of which corresponds approximately to a fourth of the traffic footprint of conventional passenger cars, are enabled.
Volkswagen AG | Date: 2017-06-14
The invention relates to a method for operating a compression-ignition internal combustion engine (10), which can be operated by means of a first fuel and/or by means of a second fuel. In the method, in one operating mode, the internal combustion engine is operated substantially stoichiometrically with a mixture of the first and the second fuel in a first partial region (58) of possible load/rotational speed values. The internal combustion engine is operated only with the first fuel in a second partial region (60) of possible load/rotational speed values that is different from the first partial region (58).
Basf and Volkswagen AG | Date: 2017-06-07
The invention relates to a method for producing impregnated fibre structures (25), comprising the following steps: (a) feeding of a fibre structure (15) onto a transport belt (7), (b) application of a solution which contains monomer, optionally activator and optionally catalyst, (c) guiding of the fibre structure (15) with the solution through at least one roller pair (31), in which pressure is exerted on the fibre structure (15), (d) cooling of the impregnated fibre structure (25), with the result that the monomer solidifies, wherein the solution which contains monomer, optionally activator and optionally catalyst is applied in at least one line (37) onto the fibre structure (15).
Volkswagen AG | Date: 2017-04-26
The invention relates to a motor vehicle lighting device (1) comprising at least one first optical waveguide (10) having at least one light coupling-in surface (LE1) and at least one light exit surface (LA1) assigned thereto, and at least one second optical waveguide (20) having at least one light coupling-in surface (LE2) and at least one light exit surface (LA2) assigned thereto. At least one first light source (11) for feeding in light is assigned to the first optical waveguide (10) and at least one second light source (21) for feeding in light is assigned to the second optical waveguide (20). Furthermore, the optical waveguides (10, 20) are optically coupled to one another in such a way that the light from the second light source (21) can pass at least partly to the light exit surface (LA1) of the first optical waveguide (10) but the light from the first light source (11) cannot pass to the light exit surface (LA2) of the second optical waveguide (20). The invention proposes that the light coupling-in surfaces (LE1 and respectively LE2) are arranged in each case with respect to the light exit surfaces (LA1 and respectively LA2) in such a way that an imaginary surface normal (N1 and respectively N2) to a light coupling-in surface (LE1 and respectively LE2) falls within the light exit surface (LA1 and respectively LA2) assigned to the latter (LE1 and respectively LE2). A very compact construction of the motor vehicle lighting device (1) is possible in this way.
Volkswagen AG | Date: 2017-05-17
The invention relates to an SCR catalysts system and to a method for operating a reducing agent dosing of an SCR catalyst system (14) of an internal combustion engine (10), wherein the SCR catalyst system (14) has a first SCR exhaust gas purification device (16) and an SCR catalyst (18) downstream thereof, as well as a reducing agent dosing device (20) for dosing a reducing agent into the exhaust gas flow, downstream of the first SCR exhaust gas purification device (16). According to the invention, if an exhaust gas mass flow (m_Abgas) is greater than a predetermined exhaust gas mass flow threshold (m_max), and a temperature (T_SCR) of the downstream SCR catalyst (18) is greater than a predetermined minimum temperature (T_SCR_min), the reducing agent dosing changes into a high-load operating mode (III), in which a desired reducing agent filling level (NH3_SPF_soll) of the first SCR exhaust gas purification device (16) is reduced or lowered to zero.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: GV-11-2016 | Award Amount: 3.50M | Year: 2017
The FUTURE-RADAR project will support the European Technology Platform ERTRAC (the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) and the European Green Vehicle Initiative PPP to create and implement the needed research and innovation strategies for a sustainable and competitive European road transport system. Linking all relevant stakeholders FUTURE-RADAR will provide the consensus-based plans and roadmaps addressing the key societal, environmental, economic and technological challenges in areas such as road transport safety, urban mobility, long distance freight transport, automated road transport, global competitiveness and all issues related to energy and environment. FUTURE-RADAR will also facilitate exchange between cities in Europa, Asia and Latin America on urban electric mobility solutions. The FUTURE-RADAR activities include project monitoring, strategic research agendas, international assessments and recommendations for innovation deployment as well as twinning of international projects and comprehensive dissemination and awareness activities. Overall it can be stated that FUTURE-RADAR provides the best opportunity to maintain, strengthen and widen the activities to further develop the multi-stakeholder road transport research area, for the high-quality research of societal and industrial relevance in Europe.