#Car

Teamwork in the powertrain
In Motion
Teamwork in the powertrain
An ideal energy mix or a cop-out? In an interview, Dr. Reinhard Kolke, Director of the ADAC Technology Center in Landsberg am Lech, discusses the pros and cons of hybrid powertrains.
April 2024
Forward-looking Schaeffler technology masters extreme test
In Motion
Forward-looking Schaeffler technology masters extreme test
Schaeffler’s steer-by-wire technology has passed another endurance test: Space Drive, a basic technology for autonomous driving, played a key role in a new world altitude record set by Porsche.
March 2024
The eternal automobile
In Motion
The eternal automobile
Electric vehicles show unexpected potential for long life. That’s reason enough to implement new concepts for a significant extension of their service life – for environmental as well as economic reasons.
January 2024
A second life for electric motors
In Motion
A second life for electric motors
A consortium led by Schaeffler developing strategies for the repair, remanufacture and reuse of electric motors
January 2024
No rattling of the cage
Engineering
No rattling of the cage
Disturbing noise while driving has always gotten on people’s nerves but the issue has massively gained in importance due to the transition from internal combustion engines to quiet electric motors. Schaeffler’s expert Carsten Mohr provides insights.
October 2023
Every watt counts
In Motion
Every watt counts
How Schaeffler is increasing the range of electric vehicles.
September 2023
The power of soft
Digital
The power of soft
While the chassis used to be the backbone of an automobile, software will assume that role in the future. Maria Anhalt, CEO of automotive software specialist Elektrobit, shares informative insights.
September 2023
Science vs. Fiction
In Motion
Science vs. Fiction
Schaeffler’s Automotive CEO Matthias Zink assesses ten propositions about mobility of tomorrow.
August 2023
What will the car of the future consist of?
In Motion
What will the car of the future consist of?
The car industry is constantly looking for new materials. Lighter, more heat-resistant, more resilient, more natural – or just something unique. We describe what aspects of automotive interiors and exteriors are subject to current research.
August 2023
The art of making plates
Engineering
The art of making plates
Schaeffler is demonstrating its development capabilities in the field of hydrogen-powered mobility with a new generation of metallic bipolar plates for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells.
August 2023
Rallying without a steering column
In Motion
Rallying without a steering column
Top-caliber driving without a mechanical steering column: Space Drive steer-by-wire technology from Schaeffler ByWire is put through its paces in rallying.
June 2023
Looking at the future on a car lift
In Motion
Looking at the future on a car lift
The transition to electric mobility on our roads poses major challenges for garages. Aftermarket CEO Jens Schüler describes how Schaeffler encourages service operations to join the automotive and industrial supplier on the transformation journey.
April 2023
“We’re showing a festival of innovations”
In Motion
“We’re showing a festival of innovations”
For Matthias Zink, the Schaeffler Kolloquium 2022 will be the most spectacular one to be held to date. An interview with the CEO Automotive Technologies about the highlights of the event.
June 2022
Multi-talented
In Motion
Multi-talented
It is a key component in a large number of vehicle applications ranging from the drive to the steering system and has a diameter and height of only five centimeters: A brushless direct current motor.
April 2022
All lights switched to green??
Think Green
All lights switched to green??
An e-car can only become truly carbon-neutral if it’s produced sustainably and operates with clean electricity.
November 2021
Let there be heat where heat should be
In Motion
Let there be heat where heat should be
Less energy consumption, longer range – how Schaeffler enhances the efficiency of e-cars with smart thermal management.
September 2021
Amazing 24/7 assistants
Future Life
Amazing 24/7 assistants
Driverless service vehicles are capturing their place in mobility around the globe – while paving the technology’s way into passenger cars.
September 2021
Exiting Formula E, entering the DTM
In Motion
Exiting Formula E, entering the DTM
With the final race in Berlin, the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team has said good-bye to Formula E.
September 2021
Keep it simple
In Motion
Keep it simple
Whether hybrid or fully electric, whether 48 or 800 volts, Schaeffler’s modular powertrain portfolio has the right solution for any e-car
September 2021
With the wind against the wind
Think Green
With the wind against the wind
Friction-optimized headwind vehicles drive into the wind faster than the wind blows against them.
September 2021
Scalable and customized
In Motion
Scalable and customized
Whether hybrid or fully electric, whether 48 or 800 volts, Schaeffler’s modular powertrain portfolio has the right solution for any e-car.
September 2021
Intelligent chassis systems
In Motion
Intelligent chassis systems
Schaeffler is steadily expanding its involvement in autonomous mobility based on intelligent chassis systems.
August 2021
Create more incentives
Future Life
Create more incentives
In the wake of the unbridled growth of cities, we’re going to see an evolution of urban mobility. tomorrow digital talked to Harry Evers, managing director of the 2021 ITS World Congress
June 2021
Smartly steered
Engineering
Smartly steered
Schaeffler’s intelligent mechatronic rear axle steering system ensures greater agility, driving comfort and safety with maximum energy efficiency.
April 2021
Garages gearing up for change
In Motion
Garages gearing up for change
Unplanned vehicle downtimes are costly and time-consuming. Around the world, the experts from Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket assist customers with tailored repair solutions and services.
April 2021
The future back then
In Motion
The future back then
Alternative drive concepts, new types of controls or self-driving vehicles – these are subjects that have been fueling the imagination of automotive engineers not only in our day and age.
April 2021
Embarking on a new age
Future Life
Embarking on a new age
The world is in a state of technological change and this is also true for motorsport. How can the high-tech racing categories take part in shaping the the transformation of mobility?
October 2020
No limits
In Motion
No limits
Limits exist for the purpose of being pushed and shifted. Just like technological innovations have done time and time again with the limits of what’s feasible. Janis McDavid is happy that this is so.
December 2020
An innovative solution
Engineering
An innovative solution
Hybrid or all-electric systems are complementing or replacing conventional powertrains. Schaeffler has developed a modular e-axle kit enabling an extensive, universal product portfolio.
December 2020
Off to new shores
In Motion
Off to new shores
Acting with consistency, thinking with agility, responding with flexibility. These globetrotters have mastered the art of planning as perfectly as the art of adaptation.
April 2021
The future wound in a coil
Engineering
The future wound in a coil
Be it in cars, trains or airplanes, in systems ranging from hybrid to fully electric, mobility of the future requires electric motors. But how does an electric motor actually work?
November 2020
Electricity from an e-car
Future Life
Electricity from an e-car
A large high-voltage battery like the one in the Audi e-tron stores up to 95 kWh of energy. Theoretically, this is enough for operating various appliances around the clock
October 2020
Motor City is reinventing itself
In Motion
Motor City is reinventing itself
From an automotive hot spot to a mobility hub – after its bankruptcy, will Detroit manage to resurrect itself as a North American high-tech center? The prospects are positive.
October 2020
“Urban mobility will be electric”
Future Life
“Urban mobility will be electric”
How are we going to get from A to B in our cities of tomorrow? Exploring this question is part of Daimler futurist Prof. Marianne Reeb’s job. Here she provides some answers.
July 2018
Taking an idea to success
In Motion
Taking an idea to success
Two pioneering examples from the Schaeffler world illustrate how complex and time-consuming development work can be: the dry dual clutch and the fully variable UniAir valve control system.
December 2017
A journey into the unknown
In Motion
A journey into the unknown
50,000 miles by car through the United States – in 1910, Dr. Charles G. Percival tackles a challenge that seemed an impossible feat in those days.
September 2017
Top trumps
In Motion
Top trumps
For 130 years engineers have been investing enormous energy in the development of the automobile. Increasingly faster, safer, comfortable and efficient. 14 representative milestones on four wheels.
April 2021
A long line(age)
In Motion
A long line(age)
Electric mobility is not an invention of the new digital age. The early cars, as far back as 100 years ago, were running on electric power.
December 2016
Visionary dreamers
In Motion
Visionary dreamers
On land and sea, in the air, and through time: Mobility is a topic that also motivates the famous film studios in Hollywood.
December 2016