Porsche Engineering Magazine

The Porsche Engineering Magazine reports about current technical developments, exciting projects as well as general topics all around the company. Besides the respective focus of each issue, the other magazine sections such as “customers & markets”, “Porsche up close” and “engineering insights” provide information for technology enthusiasts and Porsche fans.

Issue 1/2017: „Precise.“

Focus: Digital Solutions for the Vehicle of the Future

“Precise.” – that’s exactly how we develop digital solutions. And we always have the benefit of the user in mind. This issue takes a closer look to different aspects of the digitalization, beginning with the requirements for driver assistance systems up to automated testing procedures for connectivity enhancements. Furthermore two Porsche specialists discuss the actual degree of novelty of digital technologies in automotive development.

Moreover the article “In the fast lane” explains the development of the new cabin generation for Scania – an extraordinary development project. And with the two topics “Under one roof” as well as “Eight” also fans of the classic vehicle development get their money worth.

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Issue 2/2016: „Dynamic“

Focus: Driving Dynamics – Chassis development for today and tomorrow

Driving Dynamics have always been essential within the brand of Porsche. In the focus of this issue you get to know about how Porsche develops performance oriented chassis, how the front-axle lift system of the Porsche 911 works and how automated tests and simulated trials can increase the energy efficiency.

An interview with Dr. Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board — Research and Development, and Malte Radmann, General Manager of Porsche Engineering, reveals interesting facts about technology, future and tradition of sports car development and engineering services by Porsche. Furthermore, you can look forward to interesting reports out of the world of engineering.

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Issue 1/2016: „e-technology“

Focus: e-technology

With e-technology we shape the future. Our focus offers insights into technologies and concepts concerning the electromobility of tomorrow. Learn more about opportunities of new charging technologies or inform yourself about the simulation of the electrified powertrain within the scope of modern vehicle development.

Furthermore we report on other engineering-topics like the development process and potential of an optimized, variable valve drive. An informative and exciting reading is guaranteed.

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Issue 2/2015: „Fresh Wind“

Focus: Aerodynamics Development of the Future

Aerodynamics Development is of special importance within the scope of vehicle development and will also be in future. Why the early phase brings particular potential for the vehicle development process is underlined in the article “Early and efficient”. In terms of a portrait we present the aeroacoustic wind tunnel and in talks with Porsche experts you get to know their views on the said theme.

With the term “Electric. Efficient. Emotional.”, Dirk Lappe, Technical Director of Porsche Engineering, is summarizing future mobility concepts, digitization as well as electric driving pleasure. These themes and even more exciting engineering-topics are presented in this issue.

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Issue 1/2015: "Engineered To The End"

Focus: Comprehensive Vehicle Development

How we do vehicle development as an engineering services provider of Porsche? Comprehensively. In the focus of this issue we describe our extensive range of services which includes all sections including pre- and post-processes as well as supporting services.

A highlight: The special issue “40 years of future-oriented testing” on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Nardò Technical Center.

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Issue 2/2014: "Intelligent Thermal Management"

Focus: Thermal Management – Insight into new solutions

The efficient interplay between component protection, comfort and emissions reduction is essential within thermal management. Learn more.

Moreover in this issue: background information about the battery development for Le Mans as well as a summary of record drives on the Nardò ring track.

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Issue 1/2014: "A Colorful Mix"

Focus: Powertrains of the future

“Identified”, “optimized”, “electrified” – we bring together theoretical knowledge about electric motors, simulation of optimal electric motors and respective testing in practice.

Read additionally how we have optimized Terex crane cabins and get an insight into the extensive development process of Porsche Car Connect.

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Issue 1/2013: "Multifaceted"

Focus: Engine development for the future

By means of downsizing we reach fuel saving without any lack of performance and during practical testing engines undergo endurance testing.

An article about the cooperation with Scania illustrates how experience and findings out of the sports car development can be meaningful for commercial vehicles. Additionally you can learn more about latest developments in the area of aerodynamics and thermal management as well as rapid control prototyping.

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Issue 2/2012: "Nardò"

Focus: Speeding up on the test track in southern Italy

This issue provides details about the unique proving ground in Nardò, Southern Italy, and shows how Porsche Engineering’s range of services is hereby extended.

Gain insights into the cooperation of Linde Material Handling and Porsche Engineering which has been existing for more than 30 years. Latest developments in the fields of EMC (electromagnetic compatibility), prototype controllers and the safety standard ISO 26262 are also recommended topics.

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Issue 1/2012: "Shift into Gear for the Future"

Special competencies and equipment for special service: Be it a 300 kW source / drain high-voltage and thermodynamics test stand, a clutch robot or holistic thermal management concepts – Porsche Engineering is offering innovative solutions for individual customer requirements. The vehicle portrait in this issue: The new Porsche 911.

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