Siemens to supply electric drives for volvo

Munich, 31. August 2011 – siemens and volvo to cooperate on development of drives for electric cars. First joint project is to equip the volvo C30 electric with a siemens drive including power electronics and charging technology. The vehicle is scheduled to undergo initial road tests before the end of 2011. From the end of 2012, volvo will deliver 200 units of the C30 electric to siemens, where they will be tested as a test fleet under everyday conditions.

Remaining flexible

The development and production of powertrains is a core competence that carmakers do not normally like to relinquish. Because the development and production of internal combustion engines is associated with high value creation. In order not to lose this advantage with electric cars, volkswagen, for example, is developing its own electric drives and batteries. Volvo lacks the prerequisites for this because, as a ford subsidiary, the swedes are already predominantly ford manufacturers in the lower segments. However, volvo also does not want to set up its own production facility because working with a major partner makes it more flexible: the future platforms will be designed to be scalable so that they can be used for different levels of electrification. At the IAA (15. To 25. September 2011), volvo plans to present its platform concept.

Electric wholesale

Siemens, on the other hand, is well positioned to play a strong role in passenger cars because of its experience in rail and hybrid technology. Electric drives, battery management and charging technology are regarded as key technologies in the development of electric cars, according to munich. "The cooperation with volvo is an important milestone in the development of high-quality components and systems for the later series production of electric cars", said siegfried russwurm, member of the siemens managing board. Siemens wants to establish itself in the long term as a global systems supplier for electric vehicles. "We see ourselves as a comprehensive pioneer of electromobility".

The danger conflict cashmere is all

Gilgit-baltstan, where the solution of the conflict between india and pakistan could lie. Photo: gilbert colonko

In the crisis between the nuclear becomes india and pakistan, as for 71 years, it is all about the bergregion kashmir

Actually, everything seemed to go out as expected. The indian prime minister narendra modi had his "militar" in pakistani balacot and could have been asserted by his army, to have told 350 camphor of the jaish-e-mohammed (jem).

Lawyers are the new actors

All pictures: real fiction movies

A documentary illuminates the development of horst mahler, otto schily and hans-christian strobele

In the film, "the ladence – a german history" lights birgit schulz the development of horst mahler, otto schily and hans-christian strobele. On a common photo1, which serves as a starting point to the film, the then long-bangible mahler looks like a mixture of greek philosophers and old testamenturical whimerco, the momentary schily like a mixture of dandy and western hero and the contemporary strobele as an actor of a commissioner episode.

The mafiose war concomtion on the balkan has survived the wars whopping

Two weeks after the murder of the serbian prime minister zoran djindjic (shock condition in serbia), the background of the assassination seems to clarify. On tuesday, the DJINDJIC successor zoran zivkovic certainly could present the two muteaffective tatters. These are the 38-year zvezdan jovanovic and its 32-year complicity sasa pejakovic. This seems to be confirmed directly after the assassination of the assessments. The murder of djindjic was planned from the center of the mafia-woven state security apparatus and executed.

Jovanovic is not an order killer but vice commands that are subject to the ministry of interior unity for special operations (JSO), in which pejakovic serves. Also under the name red beret well-known troupe is payable to the most chunky special units that the serbian state apparatus has to offer and is directly linked to the mafia. The long-term invitator of the 2001 red beret, milorad lukovic alias legija, is the boss of the zemun clan, a mafia bande that controls a coarse part of the drug trade in the balkans. There are numerous JSO members with them. As a careful wire of the assassination is legija with a number of other ZEMUN clan members still uneven.

Delivery times for new cars: suv buyers are waiting for the longest

Duisburg, 5. October 2011 – delivery times for new cars in germany remain a high level of high levels. The average waiting time was 3.6 months in september as in august 2011. A closer look at the study results of the center automotive research (CAR) of the university of duisburg-essen clarifies that the delivery periods depend on the manufacturer and model clearly. Before all the buyers sought-after SUV models often have to be fun for five months and more long to the vehicle.

BMW delivers the fastest

At 2.5 months on average, BMW is the manufacturer with the shortest delivery times. Compared to august 2011, the munchner manufacturer has its customers to wait 0.4 months less on individually configurable new cars. Although suzuki was also able to improve by 0.3 months, yet the japanese manufacturer together with KIA forms the tail light (5.1 months each). However, the two asian manufacturers have to accept long transport routes. VW also has a high-average delivery time with five months. Volvo was able to improve the strongest. At the swedish manufacturer, the delivery times with three months compared to the previous month decreased by 0.9 months. Among the german manufacturers audi makes the big jump. The ingolstadter let your customers with 4.1 months delivery time now wait 0.8 months less. According to CAR, the results indicate a rearance in the german car market, the highlight of the new orders is therefore already exceeded.

All just borrowed: renault latitude on the road

Cascais (portugal), 15. November 2010 – when renault ventured into upscale segments, it often came up with extravagant designs like the vel satis or avantime. And even models like the 30 or 25 seemed at least in germany verhaltnismabig original. The french never really had much success with it in this country, but owners at least bought into the feeling of owning a pleasantly different car. Renault’s latest "strike", the latitude, seems to be the antithesis of the above-mentioned processes. Whether this promises more success, we have experienced.

Biedermann from korea

Our first impression of the 4.90-meter sedan: the latitude presents itself very inconspicuous, underlined by the only colors available in this country, a black and a gray metallic. The latitude was built in south korea by samsung, where it also comes off the production line as the samsung SM5. Because the french have an 80 percent stake in renault samsung motors. The visual differences are limited to more chrome on the renault. This saves development costs, especially since the latitude is designed as a global car that should also find friends in the USA or russia.

In search of comfort

Ow much can be said about the exterior, but what about the interior?? After listening to the tinny sounding door, I try to settle into the driver’s seat. Easier said than done: with a body size of 1.87 meters it was not possible for me to find a comfortable seating position. The steering wheel is not adjustable high enough, and the seat’s leg rest is much too short. As a small consolation, the leather-covered driver’s seat offers a massage option in addition to the electric adjustment with memory function. In the rear, there is enough space for head and legs, but the upholstery offers too little lateral support. The comparison with the facelifted laguna, which was available at the same time, is interesting: here, the jerk bankers enjoyed more legroom despite 20 centimeters less length. In the luggage compartment of the latitude fit ubrigens 511 liters. A respectable value, which can be extended by folding down the backrests.

Quickly the state builds threatenes

Life elixir of democracy: whistleblower contribute to the safety of the state, but the governments in office turn the sponge over

London – last tuesday, he appeared again, the grand-daddy of whistleblowing, daniel ellsberg. At the importing event for the summer edition of the london magazine index on censorship, the 90-year whistleblowers of the pentagon papers spoke to the topic complex whistleblowing.

The special report of the new magazine title is: whistleblower: the life elixir of democracy. A moving story after the other leads to the exciting world of those people who stand out from others by applying the courage to pronounce obvious wrong. The ie is a must for all who want to know what on germany after the 17. December.

Nissan gt-r with small facelift

Bruhl, 19. October 2010 – with a small facelift, nissan wants to keep the sports car GT-R currently. Three years after his idea were easily handled on the japanese coupe suspension, interior and engine.

More efficient

The performance of the biturbo V6 rose from 485 to 530 hp at 6400 rpm. Also the maximum torque rose from 588 to 612 nm in the range of 3200 to 6000 rpm. A new catalyst and other engine control electronics ensure that the GT-R complies with US sulev exhaust standards. By changing boost prere and valve timing, the consumption of consumption has been lowered, but the values measured by the european standard is missing. So far, the GT-R 12.4 l / 100 km used – a similarly strong porsche 911 turbo comes with 11.6 l / 100 km.

Improved chassis

For lower consumption, a new SAVE mode of the six-stage dual-clutch transmission is also to contribute, which optimizes the switching behavior on long motorway taps. The spring rates, stobbers and stabilizers on the front axle were also modified, also the caster angle was increased, which the traction should increase. Thus, however, a somewhat steering steering is synonymous normally. The lowering of the rolling center on the rear axle should also, says nissan, "to increase the traction in curves and to give the driver a direct driving vessel ". However, a traction problem was rarely allowed to have the sports car, despite its high performance, because with too little grip on the rear axle, the front wheels are switched on. Especially since with the transaxle construction anyway more weight than ual on the rear axle, which the traction continues to improve.

XGimi Horizon Pro: 4K projector with Android TV

So far, xgimi tried to be more tried to portable minemers – the now presented beamer horizon and horizon pro should also make coarse rooms to the home theater. 4K resolution is reserved for the pro model, otherwise the devices are almost identical. Sales start in germany is the 10. May, prices start at 1100 euros.

Thus, the entry-level model with fullhd resolution in the same league as the short-prescribed xiaomi mi smart projector 2 pro, but is significantly lighter than its xiaomi counterpart (3.7 kilograms) and should with up to 2200 ANSI lumens (xiaomi 1300 ANSI lumens) achieve a high maximum brightness. So that the xgimi projector is also suitable as a daylight developer. Both horizon models run with android TV 10.0 and should throw a maximum of 300 inches rough picture to the wall.

Harman kardon sound

Thanks to built-in harman kardon speakers, horizon and horizon pro are not dependent on external playback devices. These can be alternatively via bluetooth (4.0) or connect jack cable. The horizon uber dual band WLAN, two HDMI inputs, have a USB-2.0- and a USB-3.0- and a LAN port.

Emissions scandal: volkswagen wants to limit the duration of amnesty program

According to information from the suddeutscher zeitung, NDR and WDR the recently launched amnesty program for employees until the end of november 2015. The company wants to increase the prere to clarify the situation. Employees involved in the emissions manipulations, who wanted to save their jobs with a confession, had to hurry up. A volkswagen spokesman did not want to comment on this on thursday evening. "We are discussing such an ie," the spokesman said in response to a question. He did not want to give details.

According to the media report, volkswagen fears that the U.S. Authorities in particular will be displeased if volkswagen does not deliver results soon in its internal investigations. Group circles conceded that the offer of amnesty had to be made sooner. Apparently, several engineers and technicians had held back with statements out of fear for their jobs. The VW spokesman pointed out in this context that there has been a kind of ombudsman system in the company for several years already. "There has always been the possibility for employees to turn to certain bodies such as external lawyers and to do so anonymously as well."

In the course of the VW affair around manipulated exhaust gas values the former group boss martin winterkorn resigned on wednesday with immediate effect also his office as supervisory board chairman with audi. Corresponding information from the ingolstadt daily newspaper donaukurier was confirmed by an audi spokesman. Winterkorn was dismissed from his position as chairman of the supervisory board because of the affair about falsified exhaust emission measurements for diesel cars on 23. Rother resigned from his post as volkswagen CEO in september 2015. On 17. October 2015, he also resigned from his post as head of porsche’s holding company PSE.