The Solar Team Twente, a team of students of the Saxion Poly Technical College and of the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) took part in this event. Together they constructed the 'Twente One' as they called their solar vehicle. With new regulations for the 2007 event, they went for a completely new and innovative design. Not only mechanically, but also electrically and electronically the Solar Team Twente uses the newest technology. The heart of the electronics featured an imc C-SERIES intelligent data logger.read more
For quite some time now, interior noise in cars has been getting quieter. The once dominant sound of the internal-combustion engine is now in the background, and other noise sources have moved to the forefront. Due to their high RPM, alternators contribute up to 40% of this total noise inside the vehicle.For acoustical testing of automobile alternators, imc has developed an acoustical power analysis test stand that automatically tests and evaluates emitted noise pollution.read more
In a new motor, the water pump can be driven with a gear drive to conserve valuable space. Using an idler gear, as with the use of a belt, the vibrations between components should be decoupled. During the development, testing must be performed to determine whether the proposed decoupling functions correctly.We were able to provide the testing and evaluation.read more
Efforts to reduce noise pollution from cars are not limited to tires and exhaust systems alone. Automobile alternators and generators, with their high rotation speed, are currently also coming more and more into the focus of measurement engineers. On high-speed roads, in particular, sound emissions play a crucial role. There’s no question that BOSCH, one of the world’s leading producers of car components, invests all its know-how into the development of quieter car generators.read more
Along with the power and fuel consumption, the acoustic signature of an automobile is a major issue in R&D. Thus, both innovative mechanical systems, and even moreimportantly, complex electronic components make today’s cars more powerful, safer and cleaner than any other time in history. More quiet internal combustion engines and ever more electronic and electromechanical components contribute to increased riding comfort.read more
“Fleets Go Green” is a project designed to analyze and evaluate the efficiency of electric vehicles in everyday use with a factory fleet as the test subjects. imc Meßsysteme GmbH is participating in this research project sponsored by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The research results will form the basis for the decision to convert regular vehicle fleets to electric cars in the future.read more
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