From 2008: volvo c30 with diesel consumption of less than 4.5 liters

From 2008: volvo c30 with diesel consumption of less than 4.5 liters

Koln, 21. August 2007 – volvo shows on the iaa from 13. Until 23. September 2007 the c30 efficiency. According to the manufacturer, the particularly economical version of the 105-hp 1.6-liter diesel gets by on less than 4.5 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. The engine thus undercuts the normal 1.6d by 0.4 liters. Translated into co2 emissions, this means a reduction of around seven percent from 129 to less than 120 grams per kilometer. In sweden, buyers of a conventional car below this limit benefit from a state premium of the equivalent of around 1080 euros. At under 4.5 liters of diesel, the oko-volvo doesn’t do too badly. The value is exactly the same as the new vw golf bluemotion, which also has 105 hp, but requires 1.9 liters of displacement. The same consumption value is also achieved by the bmw 118d with its 143 hp – but only with complex technology.

Fine-tuning at four points

Analogous to the bluemotion models from vw and the "tdi e" variants from audi, the reduction in consumption has been achieved through fine-tuning. Firstly, the aerodynamics have been improved – by lowering the body, a roof spoiler, a modified rear bumper, underbody panelling, a modified cooling system and optimized 16-inch rims. Secondly, friction-optimized tires reduce rolling resistance. The third problem is the increased number of gearbox changes in third to fifth gear.

Jeff bezos flies on 20. July into space – with its own rocket

Jeff Bezos flies on July 20 into space - with its own rocket

For the 20. July plant blue origin his first manned flight into space. Six people can be there. Two of these seats will take jeff and mark bezos. This jeff bezos betrayed on monday. He became the land of amazon.Com one of the richest people in the world and has also launched blue origin.

"Since i was five years old, i believe that to fly into space", posted jeff bezos on instagram, "on 20. July i will do this trip with my brother. The big adventure, with my best friend." mark bezos was surprised that his old brother will be with the first manned start, and even surprised, even invited to be invited to be.

Panasonic calls teslas household batteries “marketingcoup”

Teslas presentation of new electricity batteries for households and companies in early may, the japanese electronics group panasonic calls a "marketing coup". The "powerwall" offered technology of the american electric car manufacturer tesla was not new, said a panasonic spokeswoman in the industry’s newspaper automotive week. "For three years we have already produced such storage batteries and have gross success in japan."The group wanted to go to other market with this technology" very soon ", even to europe.

Musk had the batteries, which are also to be sold to private households and companies, referred to as a revolution in the energy supply. For example, konne will be stored for a solar or wind power power for later use. When integrating the batteries into the power grid, tesla should help the hamburger okostrom provider bright spot.

Burgerburos give ways on machines against fingerprint verification

Burgerburos give ways on machines against fingerprint verification

If you want to pick up your new id card in the burgerburo, your opening hours with his working time somehow get under a hat. In langenhagen near hannover, this has recently been different: for the first time in lower saxony, people can pick up records and papers from a machine at the town hall. "As far as we know, we are the first in lower saxony", said a spokeswoman of the city. Two comparable machines, according to your information, is in baden-wurttemberg, one in hesse – and in gottingen is a badge-automate.

Identification by fingerprint

At the end of november, the automaton had only been released, experiences as he is accepted there is not yet, explained the spokeswoman of the city of langenhagen. To apply for a new id card, people still had to come to the town hall. There they could then decide whether you pick up identity card or passport personal in the town hall or at the machine. For this purpose, a fingerprint is taken and people received a mail with a code. With the fingerprint and the code, people identified at the machine.

Adac compares co2 emissions and costs of alternative drive systems

The alternative drive systems currently offered in series production still have their problems. This is the result of a six-month endurance test conducted by adac. In the test, the automobile club examined the alternative fuels natural gas, lpg and ethanol as well as the drive concepts mild and full hybrid in terms of their suitability for everyday use, environmental behavior and costs. A clean diesel was used as a reference model for conventional car technology.

With an average consumption of 5.8 l. This was determined on the basis of the adac-ecotest. However, the skoda oktavia with diesel engine proved that a conventional car can also produce few pollutants. It achieved second place, ahead of the honda civic with mild hybrid (third place) and vw touran with natural gas drive (fourth place). In terms of directly measured co2 emissions, neither the subaru outback with liquid gas drive nor the ethanol-powered ford focus bring any improvement. In theory, these fuels offer a co2 advantage in combustion – but in practice, consumption increases to such an extent that the advantage is cancelled out.

Daimler pursues several concepts for emission-free drives

Daimler pursues several concepts for emission-free drives

Malmsheim, 21. July 2009 – daimler boss dieter zetsche ordered just under a year that the way of automobile­industry ultimately to emissions­drove free cars. On the way there, there is still many open questions to give and many a path also likes to blurt. So the car makers must probably or ubel sampled many technical concepts, even if that will be expensive. In this case, mercedes can already show a lot, such as electrically powered cars as a concept vehicle or in small series as the smart. But there is also new to report from the good old internal combustion engines.

Technology in the sandwich

The concept vehicle "concept bluezero e-cell" is probably the most conspicuous thing about all the environmentally friendly mobile, which are presented to us at daimler. It is based on the current b-class, but sets other optical accents. In addition to the striking paint, a changed aub design with a closed cooler grill and transparent tailgate. The interior is also futuristic. On demand, we get the answer that the study is not a view of the new b-class. In this case, the design in the inside and the outside acts quite real estate, but much of it was too complicated in the coarse series. Where, for example, the instrument panel in the e-cell is committed to detail in detail from many parts, you will have to use a possible easy-to-use module in a production vehicle. Anyway, the highlight is located in the sandwich floor of the vehicle: the batteries are housed in this double floor. While one uses a conventional platform for the next generation of the b-class, the variants with electric drive and fuel cell will continue to have the sandwich technology.

That was 2030

Read in advance and exclusively a possible speech of the chairman of the board of germany with his outlook on the economic year 2030

The year 2005 brought news and resolutions to the burger, some of which were greeted with astonishment, others ignored with resigned resignation. Above all, only data protection experts were interested in the yearly tightening of the digital corset that politics and business are putting on their citizens and customers. At present, it seems as if the government wants to leave future economic developments to the market. The only regulatory tool these days is deregulation. It is seldom asked where the government’s attitude of humility toward economic and security interests will lead in the long term. Let us therefore dare to take a look at the year 2030. Let’s read the fictitious speech of germany’s ceo, with a look back at the completed business year 2030.

How to drive the alfa mito 1.4 tb 16v with multiair technology

How to drive the alfa mito 1.4 tb 16v with multiair technology

Balocco (italy), 10. September 2009 – the fiat group wants nothing less than a revolution – at least as far as the new valve control system for gasoline engines for the cars from turin and milan is concerned. The so-called multiair technology is supposed to reduce fuel consumption and at the same time provide more torque and plug the turbo hole. Sporty engine sound as a bonus. We took the opportunity to try out whether this supposed squaring of the circle holds in practice what fiat promises – namely in an alfa mito 1.4 tb 16v with 135 hp, where it is used first.

Units with 135 and 170 hp

Three multiair engines are destined for the mito, although only the two more powerful ones are used in germany. All three units have a displacement of 1.4 liters. The weakest version with 105 hp is a naturally aspirated engine and will not be introduced in germany for the time being. This will be followed by a 135 hp turbocharged version, which will replace the previous 120 hp turbo with immediate effect. A 170 hp version can be ordered from december 2009, which will then represent the new top engine version. The 1.4-liter multiair engines will also be available in the fiat punto evo at the end of the year.

Sustainability comes after cost-effectiveness in the tech industry

Sustainability comes after profitability in the tech sector

As a key industry, the technology sector has an influence on the future of germany as a business location. Analogously, an increasingly strong sustainability discourse is also taking place here. As part of the technology sustainability survey 2021, deloitte surveyed 173 executives in companies from the hardware and software and services sectors on this topic.

The majority (86 percent) of respondents see sustainability as an essential part of their business, and for 88 percent the ie has become more important in recent years.