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As part of our partnership, we regularly present topical issues from the FVV Research Programme at MTZ: Conventional and hybridised powertrains - Renewable energy sources for the powertrain and energy conversion systems of the future - Fuel cell technologies - Alternative fuels (biofuels, hydrogen, synthetic fuels) - Components and materials - Emission reduction technologies (climate/air) - Mechanics, friction and noise - Development tools - Digitalisation and artificial intelligence.
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What do a harvester in 24-h operation, a wheel loader on a municipal construction site and a 60-t truck tractor for transporting timber in northern Europe have in common? Today, the one thing that connects such different vehicles is the diesel engine, which not only provides propulsion performance, but also supplies the energy for the work equipment.Read more Further information on the research area
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Spark-ignition combustion engines make up a considerable share of the powertrains for individual mobility applications – not just today, but also in the decades to come as a part of electric powertrains. The Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV) is therefore dedicating numerous research projects to reducing the CO2 emissions from these engines, with a special focus being placed on real-world operation with fuels produced in a CO2-neutral manner.Read more Further information on the research area
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The German Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV) has become significantly more international in recent years. Since 2015, it has been using the Collective Research Networking (CORNET) program of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to promote international collaboration in pre-competitive industrial collective research on combustion engines. The potential is not only harbored by resource-efficient knowledge acquisition and transfer, but also in the training of the next generation of highly qualified scientists.Read more Further information on the CORNET funding programme
Life-cycle CO2 emissions in the mobility sector
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Frontier Economics has conducted a comprehensive meta-study on life cycle CO2 emissions in the mobility sector on behalf of the Research Association for Internal Combustion Engines (FVV). Dr. David Bothe, Associate Director at Frontier Economics and Dietmar Goericke, Managing Director of the FVV classify the results and explain what lessons can be learned for research and development.Read more Further information on the study
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Due to its outstanding efficiency, the diesel engine is the leader in many commercial applications. New technologies such as artificial intelligence or additive manufacturing can help to meet more stringent requirements for pollutant and CO2 emissions. The scientific basis is being worked out in projects of the Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV) and can be transferred into practice by the member companies.Read more Further information on the research area
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To reliably predict interactions between acoustic and vibration phenomena of complex powertrain systems in an early development phase, appropriate test and simulation procedures are indispensable. The Research Association for Internal Combustion Engines (FVV) lays the groundwork for this with numerous projects which range from the detailed analysis of single engine components to automated processes for engine noise and transfer path analysis into the vehicle interior.Read more Further information on the research area
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A variety of technological options are available for climate-neutral road traffic. In a study, the Research Association for Internal Combustion Engines investigated the costs for several combinations of energy sources and powertrain systems on the basis of well-founded technical analyses. The results of the study show that synthetic e-fuels can be competitive, irrespective of their less favorable efficiencies across the entire energy chain.Read more Download the full version of the study Further information on the study
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