– Bosch supplies system technology as well as electric motor, inverter, hybrid control unit and electric braking system for the new LMDh platform within the hypercar category
– LMDh platform supports a new era of long-distance racing in WEC and IMSA
Abstatt, Monza – WEBWIRE – Friday, July 7, 2023
The WEC racing series starts the second half of the season with the 6 Hours of Monza. On the historic race track near Milan, the two factory teams from Porsche and Cadillac will be competing with the new LMDh system within the hypercar category. Bosch is the official systems engineering lead for the hybrid system. Additionally, Bosch is the exclusive supplier for the electric motor (MGU), the inverter (MCU) and the hybrid control unit (HCU) as well as the electric braking system (EBS) that is also capable of recuperation. The hybrid system is flexible and can be combined with different vehicle and engine concepts, while still offering a high level of performance. In drive mode, it delivers a permanent output of 50 kW, and up to 200 kW in recuperation mode. The LMDh system features high-cost efficiency thanks to standardized parts, enabling vehicle manufacturers and teams to compete under attractive conditions at endurance classics such as Le Mans, Daytona, Sebring or Monza.
In this first half of the year, it was important to be able to experience the system under real racing conditions. The last four WEC races enabled us to collect a lot of valuable data and experience. The season highlight in Le Mans and the 24-hour continuous use of the components is now behind us and this without any abnormalities or technical problems, which we are very satisfied with. But also the constant close exchange with the teams helps to continuously optimize the system and to be a strong partner before and during the races, says Ingo Mauel, Head of Bosch Motorsport.
The electric braking system (EBS) from Bosch Motorsport also withstood the high stresses of the previous endurance races. It uses brake-by-wire technology, in which the electronics take care of transmitting the braking signal. When the driver presses the brake pedal, the electronic control unit is activated, the electric motor reverses, and the vehicles kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy and fed back into the battery. When hybrid technology is fully optimized, braking energy is recovered that would otherwise be lost to heat, so the driver can race dynamically with less fuel.
We now want to make full use of the second half of the season to analyze data together with the technology partners, teams and the racing series and to further improve the system, says Mauel.
Under a special program by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, 8,20,600 seed mini-kits will be distributed free of cost in 343 identified districts of 15 major producing states of the country. This program will increase production and productivity by increasing the seed replacement rate, which will help in increasing the income of the farmers.Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launched the programme today by distributing mustard seed mini kit worth about Rs 2 crore in Morena and Sheopur districts of Madhya Pradesh.
The program has been started under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM) – Oil Seed and Oil Palm Scheme. Union Minister Shri Tomar informed that after micro-level plan for the major mustard producing states of the country, approval has been given to implement mini-kit distribution of rapeseed and mustard seeds this year. The Ministry has approved 8,20,600 seed mini-kits, consisting of seeds of high yielding varieties of productivity more than 20 quintals per hectare, for distribution in 343 identified districts of 15 states. The program covers various districts of all the major producing states like Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura. Rs. 1066.78 lakhhave been allottedfor this program.
ShriTomarsaid that Morena and Sheopur of MP, Banaskantha in Gujarat, Hisar in Haryana, Bharatpur in Rajasthan and Etah and Varanasi districts of Uttar Pradesh have been selected for distribution of hybrid seed mini kits under pilot project during this year. In these 7 districts of 5 states, 1,20,000 seed mini-kits from a total of 1615 quintals of seeds will be prepared and distributed. Each district will be given 15 thousand to 20 thousand seed mini-kits. In addition to the regular programme, three TL hybrid high yielding varieties of mustard have been selected for seed mini kit distribution. The selected varieties are JK-6502, Champion and Dawn. The objective of the Seed Mini Kit program is to polarize new varieties with high yield potential and other useful features. The farmers of the adjoining districts will have faith in these varieties, which will result in mass adoption by the farmers, he added.
Agriculture Secretary Shri Sanjay Agarwal said that Aatmanirbhar Bharat will be built throughAatmnirbhar Krishi. Working in this direction, programs have been taken up by the Ministry. Hybrid seeds are being distributed free of cost for the first time. The program was coordinated by Joint Secretary Smt. Shubha Thakur.
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