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FEATURES
16 BYD's Blade Runner COVER STORY
The Chinese mobility-and-energy giant's novel 'Blade' battery
eliminates the cell module level to compete with NCM chemistry at
significantly lower cost - and greater proven safety.
20 Making UX easy on the eyes UX TECHNOLOGY
Faurecia IRYStec combined physiology and image processing to
create uniquely personalized high-fidelity screen displays, as
pioneered by Mercedes' MBUX. The company's founder explains.
23 Extending the Wankel's future on
hydrogen fuel ADVANCED PROPULSION
Proven in thousands of military drone aircraft, the lightweight and
power-dense Wankel rotary still aims for a future...as a zeroemissions
range extender.
26 'Retuning' lubricants for
EV duty LUBRICANTS
Lubrizol's top grease expert talks about how the electric vehicle
trend is driving innovations and creating opportunities.
ON THE COVER
BYD's 'blade' design for LFP batteries, with its " cell-to-pack "
architecture, is said to offer benefits in battery safety, performance,
thermal and package efficiency, mass and cost. BYD is extending
this technology play a step further, with a new " cell-to-chassis "
battery concept known as Platform 3.0. (BYD)
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REGULARS
4 Editorial: Let's end EV sales subsidies
5 Supplier Eye
Dealing with the BEV 'concavity'
6 Technology Report
6 IAA Munich and the future of 'mobility' shows |
IAA AUTO SHOW
8 New Zapp electric scooter: just 200 pounds,
200 components | ELECTRIFICATION
10 Toyota primes for big battery, EV action |
ELECTRIFICATION
13 Road Ready
13 2022 Toyota Tundra: V8 replaced by twinturbo
V6, hybrid
14 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: A truck by any
other name
28 Product Briefs
Spotlight: Testing & Analysis Tools;
Data-Acquisition Tools
30 Companies Mentioned, Ad Index
32 Q&A
John Miller, VP Engineering at DEWESoft on
driving DAQ product development using the
customer's voice.
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