Volkswagen hopes for a new hybrid and autopilot

Volkswagen hopes for a new hybrid and autopilot

May 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

As part of the motor symposium held in Vienna, new developments in the company were presented in the field of hybrid powertrains, electronic driver assistants, motor control software, as well as autonomous control.

At the Vienna Motor Symposium, Volkswagen presented a number of promising developments. The main focus of the presentation was on a new version of the mild hybrid (mHEV), built around a 1.5-liter turbo engine. A feature of the hybrid has become a new electric motor in the role of a starter generator, operating from an onboard 48-volt network.

The hybrid system is equipped with modern control programs and is able to provide the start-stop, eco-coastin system (turns off the engine at speed, thereby saving fuel), and is also able to increase the torque during acceleration and adjust the braking force using energy recovery. According to Volkswagen, this allows for up to 0.4 liters of gasoline savings per 100 km.

In addition to power plants, a third-fourth level autonomous control technology was also presented.