FEV GmbH announces technology lineup for Vienna Motor Symposium
Fuel and emissions saving technology highlighted FEV infotainment / telematics testing capability
Aachen, 6th of May 2014 – FEV GmbH, a global leader in engineering services for propulsion and advanced vehicle systems, today announced the technologies that will be shown at the Vienna Motor Symposium. Technologies will focus primarily on increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions. Additionally, FEV will display testing technology for the infotainment / telematics industry. Prof. Stefan Pischinger, CEO and shareholder of FEV Group, made the announcement.
“With Euro 6 standards in effect this year, it is critical that we accelerate evelopment of technologies that will allow our customers to comply with the next set of standards,” stated Prof. Pischinger. “Our breadth of technologies are designed to show that there are many solutions available to customers that provide value while making upcoming standards attainable.”
FEV addresses both alternative fuels and variations on powertrain and transmission technology in meeting future goals, including a liquid propane gas inlet tube to facilitate this type of fuel, a model of FEV’s capabilities in friction reduction to achieve both fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, an electric hybrid transmission, and various battery technologies FEV will also show how it has applied its testing expertise to the area of infotainment and telematics through a demonstration of its Human-Machine Interface test system (HMIts), developed by subsidiary DGE, Inc.
Specific exhibits include:
The engine to be displayed is a technology carrier that demonstrates how a combination of FEV capabilities – its unique strip method for friction assessment together with the industry’s largest benchmarking database – can assist customers in meeting future fuel economy and CO2 targets while also providing quantitative target-setting information that ranks the performance of a complete engine, subsystem, or even a component part relative to competitor products.
Plug-in Electric Hybrid Transmission
The plug-in hybrid transmission’s capabilities include 2-speed pure electric driving mode, use as an ICE range extender in parallel mode for efficient highway driving, and a highly flexible eCVT mode (power split) that features excellent launch performance without clutch slippage. The transmission does not use a torque converter and includes only one electric machine.
The HMIts, developed by FEV subsidiary DGE, Inc. provides end-to-end testing from external telematics or infotainment devices, such as smart phones, to the car and back. The DGE system was developed internally, and allows each tool to be quickly reconfigured in order to characterize and identify defects as they arise. This is a major advantage as next-generation infotainment and telematics systems will integrate both vehicular and cloud-based devices.
In addition to technology exhibits, FEV will showcase proprietary analytical tools used in the course of its work, including:
- FEVIS – a combustion analysis system that combines powerful, modular hardware for data acquisition with a convenient, MS-Windows- based user interface.
- TOPexpert – FEV’s TOPexpert Suite is the central platform for all of the calibration tools used by FEV. It provides software solutions for almost any calibration task throughout an engine / vehicle development process.
- FEV Virtual Engine Software
As a core competence, engines have always been a featured exhibit. This year at the Symposium FEV will display engines from a variety of manufactures in which it played a supportive role. The engines exemplify FEV’s expertise in traditional and electric propulsion systems, and include a Flex Fuel engine, a Diesel engine designed for the U.S. market, an all-electric propulsion system, and a more traditional 1.6-liter medium duty engine.