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English translation: full vehicle

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13:41 Dec 1, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
German term or phrase: Vollfahrzeug
In a text about a new sports car to be launched on the market soon:
AMG Vollfahrzeug-Version (in Planung)
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 19:51
English translation:full vehicle
Explanation:
Surely the expression 'Full Vehicle Assembly' with German equivalent in brackets given in the quote above is the clue to the answer here. To give another example, the title of the website quoted below is:
Full vehicle simulation using FLUENT/VHS.
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Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 20:51
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Summary of answers provided
nafull vehicle
Tim Drayton
naMore likely "full-scale"Frieda Ruppaner-Lind
na???? "full-scale/full-sized" (model) ????Dan McCrosky
naMercedes T-Model (station wagon)Frieda Ruppaner-Lind


  

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17 mins
Mercedes T-Model (station wagon)


Explanation:
A Google search for "Vollfahrzeug" leads to the following Mercedes-Benz site:
http://www.lueg.de/d/cars/c-class-t/amg.htm

The pictures all show the T-Model and also the other links on this site.
In American English this would be a station wagon.



    Reference: http://www.lueg.de/d/cars/c-class-t/amg.htm
Frieda Ruppaner-Lind
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47 mins
???? "full-scale/full-sized" (model) ????


Explanation:
Station wagon might be right, but from this site, I think it might mean "full-scale/full-sized" (model) but I have no proof.

http://www.ika.rwth-aachen.de/publikat/ph-hdt/hdt-1995.htm

"In weiteren Computersimulationen werden überdies Systemeigenschaften, wie etwa das Zeitverhalten des Federungssystems und zusätzliche Freiheitsgrade eines Vollfahrzeugmodells, berücksichtigt. Basierend auf diesen Untersuchungen wird ein kostengünstiges Radaufhängungssystem entwickelt."

I also looked at all those Mercedes station wagon pages too but could not find the word "Vollfahrzeug" actually used to mean the station wagon. Maybe I missed the right page. Besides that, if "Vollfahrzeug" meant something as everyday as station wagon, you would think there would be more than 3 or 4 hits under AltaVista, Google and Northern Lights. There was also nothing under "Vollfahrzeug" in four technical dictionaries or Duden.


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 19:51
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1 hr
More likely "full-scale"


Explanation:
I have to revise my first answer after I read the second suggestion. I found more information in ";www.de.yahoo.com". It seems to point more to a full scale vehicle.
Quote from the site listed below:

<<Für den Übergang von den Einzelbaugruppen zum Vollfahrzeug werden die Subsysteme anschließend zu einem Full Vehicle Assembly (Vollfahrzeugmodell) vereinigt (Bild 3). Hiermit können nun Standard Fahrmanöver durchgeführt werden, die für die Homolgation von Fahrzeugen gefordert sind.>>

This offers a good explanation but I still can't answer the question :-(


    Reference: http://www.mdi.de/gmbh_dd_bmwx5.htm
Frieda Ruppaner-Lind
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2 hrs
full vehicle


Explanation:
Surely the expression 'Full Vehicle Assembly' with German equivalent in brackets given in the quote above is the clue to the answer here. To give another example, the title of the website quoted below is:
Full vehicle simulation using FLUENT/VHS.


    Reference: http://www.fluent.de/about/news/newsletters/97v6i1/a12.htm
Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 20:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Feb 22, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
FieldOther » Tech/Engineering
Field (specific)(none) » Automotive / Cars & Trucks


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