The Porsche Engineering Magazine reports about current technical developments, exciting projects as well as general topics all around the company.
Focus topic: Inside China.
China is booming. Mobility is always in a state of flux, and in hardly any other country is this more noticeable than in the Middle Kingdom. New drivetrain strategies, highly automated driving functions, and a wide range of connectivity services characterize the Chinese market. For more than 25 years, Porsche Engineering has been cultivating a partnership with Chinese companies and has accompanied the development of the automotive future in China. Gain detailed insights and learn more about a country that is helping to shape the future of mobility. You can also look forward to further exciting engineering topics in this issue.
Focus topic: Engineering in the data space.
Disruptive trends of digitalization are noticeably changing the automotive industry. With the right application they become an enormous opportunity to carry out developments more efficiently and effectively. Gain insights into how driver assistance systems and autonomous driving functions can be secured with computer-generated sensor data. In addition, it will be highlighted how new apps can reliably be brought into vehicles with the help of Docker-containers. The presentation of our team from Cluj in Romania and their AI activities is another highlight in this issue. Also look forward to further exciting development topics and information from the Porsche world.
Focus topic: From details to the big picture.
Successful derivative development has many facets: the use of state-of-the-art methods and processes. Cooperative relationships. The transfer of innovative technologies to new areas. And most importantly: a focus on details, always keeping an eye on the bigger picture. Gain exclusive insights into the derivative development of the coupé version of the powerful Porsche Cayenne.
Articles on 5G as the basis for the mobility of the future and current topics such as charging infrastructure development, technology highlights in the new Porsche 911 as well as autonomous robots exploring the moon complete this edition.
Focus topic: Putting tomorrow’s mobility to the test.
The significance of "Testing" of software and hardware through components up to the overall system increases enormously. In times of changing mobility solutions and constantly evolving drive concepts, testing is also changing. This issue highlights the different aspects of this topic and thus the changing emphasis of simulation, bench testing or the real-life trials.
In addition, employees and guest authors from various sectors of the automotive industry present technology insights into the latest topics: from charging technology and the future of e-mobility, to the perspective of new production technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.