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Ineos Grenadier undergoes extreme testing at German potash mine


Ineos Grenadier undergoes extreme testing at German potash mine

The Ineos Grenadier 4×4 has begun an extensive test phase at the K+S potash mine in Zielitz, central Germany. The trial aims to demonstrate the vehicle’s durability and performance in one of the most challenging industrial environments.

The mine’s salt-rich conditions, 1,300m underground, demand high resilience from any vehicle.

The K+S potash mine, spanning 61km², produces approximately 45,000 tons of raw salt daily. The Grenadier is equipped with standard underbody protection, including front and rear guards and a fuel tank guard.

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One week until Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2024!


One week until Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2024!

It’s now just one week until the start of Automotive Testing Expo Europe, which will take at the Messe Stuttgart on June 4, 5 & 6, 2024. 

The event will feature a free-to-attend exhibition showcasing the latest innovations from more than 400 leading tech suppliers, and two Technology Presentation Stages where attendees will be able to hear more than 60 speakers discuss the latest industry trends.

Visitors will be able to explore the latest technologies in electric and hybrid powertrain testing, battery and range testing, ADAS/AV testing, materials testing, engine testing, stress and durability testing, validation, simulation, NVH, lifecycle testing, crash testing, emissions testing, data capture, software and AI, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), tire testing, and more.

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PCB unveils charge triaxial accelerometer for high-temperature applications


PCB unveils charge triaxial accelerometer for high-temperature applications

PCB Piezotronics has introduced the Model 357A67, an elevated temperature charge triaxial accelerometer. This new model is PCB’s smallest charge output triaxial accelerometer and is capable of withstanding temperatures up to 500°F (260°C).

The Model 357A67 is PCB’s first charge output accelerometer to use a single multi-conductor cable assembly instead of three individual coaxial cable assemblies, a design choice that aims to reduce the installation space required for the sensor and cable.

The accelerometer, according to PCB, is suitable for various high-temperature and space-constrained test applications.

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Emerson improves NI test and measurement solutions with AI integration


Emerson improves NI test and measurement solutions with AI integration

Emerson, a software and technology company, has reaffirmed its commitment to enhancing its test and measurement business, previously known as NI. At the NI Connect 2024 conference, Emerson revealed updates to its core software solutions, including NI LabVIEW, and outlined its vision for intelligent testing.

During the conference, Emerson showcased the latest advancements in NI hardware and software, aiming to improve the efficiency of engineers by enabling more time for root cause analysis and cross-business collaboration.

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BMW i Ventures invests in cloud simulation company Simr


BMW i Ventures invests in cloud simulation company Simr

BMW i Ventures has announced its investment in Simr, a cloud simulation company that provides engineers with a unified platform to utilize any compute resources with any leading simulation tool.

Simr recently launched its Simulation Operations Automation (SimOps) platform, which aims to improve product design, verification and testing by automating complex simulations in the cloud.

Formerly known as UberCloud, Simr secured $20m in Series A funding led by Uncorrelated Ventures, with additional investments from BMW i Ventures and Uncorrelated Ventures.

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Mustang expands Mexico City facility for dynamometer manufacturing and testing


Mustang expands Mexico City facility for dynamometer manufacturing and testing

Mustang Advanced Engineering and Mustang Dynamometer, American manufacturers of testing systems and dynamometers, have announced the relocation of their Mexico City offices and demonstration facility to a larger space. This move is aimed at enhancing their capabilities to meet the increasing demand for their solutions.

The Mustang de México Dinamómetros offices were established in 2017 to provide a demonstration and training facility for the Mexican market. Since then, it has been providing emissions testing, performance dynamometers and OEM testing.

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Catesby Tunnel joins CAM Testbed UK


Catesby Tunnel joins CAM Testbed UK

A disused railway tunnel in Northamptonshire, UK, has become a test facility for self-driving vehicles.

The 2.7km Catesby Tunnel has officially joined Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) Testbed UK, a global center dedicated to the development of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

Operated by Catesby Projects, a UK engineering consultancy, this first-of-its-kind facility becomes the sixth test site in the network.

The inclusion of Catesby Tunnel in the network aims to strengthen the UK’s testing capabilities and relationships with other testbeds.

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FEATURE: Redefining sideshaft testing for EVs


FEATURE: Redefining sideshaft testing for EVs

As EVs evolve, sideshaft testing must keep pace with sophisticated techniques to guarantee top-notch performance, catering to the unique torque and speed demands of electric powertrains, according to Jens Langrehr, chief engineer for physical testing at GKN Automotive

The introduction of electric vehicles has triggered an evolutionary step in testing which, combined with the shortened lifecycles of OEM products, requires faster, more flexible and reliable testing capabilities. Suppliers have had to adapt test processes and procedures to address the distinct functional conditions of multiple electrical platforms.

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