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2014-09-04
William C. Messner
Over the years, the DARPA Challenges in the United States have galvanized interest in autonomous cars, making them a real possibility in the mind of the public, but autonomous and unmanned vehicles have been increasingly employed in many roles on land, in the water, and in the air. Military applications have received a great deal of attention, with weaponized unmanned aircraft (drones) being the most prominent. However, unmanned vehicles with varying degrees of autonomy already have many civilian applications. Some of these are quite familiar (such as the Roomba autonomous vacuum cleaner), while others remain largely out of the public eye (such as autonomous farm equipment). Additional applications and more capable vehicles are rapidly coming to the markets in the years ahead. This book examines a number of economically important areas in which unmanned and autonomous vehicles, also understood here as autonomous technologies, are already used or soon will be. Co-published by SAE International and AUVSI, Autonomous Technologies: Applications That Matter will assist the reader in identifying profitable opportunities and avoiding costly misconceptions with respect to civilian applications of autonomous vehicle technologies as it brings together chapters on how air, water, and ground vehicles are becoming ever more used and appreciated.
Book
2014-08-28
Srikanth Pilla, Charles Lu
Design of Automotive Composites reports that successful designs of automotive composites occurred recently in this arena. The chapters consist of eleven technical papers selected from the Automotive Composites and other relevant sessions that the editors have been organizing for the SAE International World Congress over the past five years. The book is divided into four sections: o Body Structures o Powertrain Components o Suspension Components o Electrical and Alternative Vehicle Components The composite design examples presented in Design of Automotive Composites come from the major OEMs and top-tier suppliers and are most relevant to the automotive materials challenges currently faced by the industry. Many of the innovative ideas have already been implemented on existing or new model vehicles, although a great deal of innovation is still in the works. With the advantage of supporting lightweighting and faster time to market, there is little doubt that composite materials can provide many tangible benefits and will become, over time, the material of choice for automakers.
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2014-07-22
Book
2014-07-08
This 2014 edition of the Automotive Cockpits and Dashboards Report is the latest in the series of reports by Supplier Business looking at trends and developments in the vehicle cockpit space. Over time we have seen many changes in terms of the design and structure of the main modules and components that go to make up the dashboard and cockpit element of the vehicle’s interior. In particular the increasing level of in-vehicle connectivity has caused interior designers to rethink the layout and content of the dashboard and center console. In this report the main trends and developments are highlighted, with particular reference to examples of the way in which the industry has responded to the challenge. The strongest influence on the vehicle’s cockpit and dashboard continues to be the requirement for in-vehicle connectivity. Consumer demand for seamless connectivity between home, office and vehicle dominates the cockpit’s interior design and structure. The technology required to provide the level of connectivity demanded by users is increasingly complex and, by necessity, has to embrace advanced driver active safety systems (ADAS) and the anticipated development of semi-autonomous and ultimately, fully autonomous vehicles.
Book
2014-06-13
Paul E. Geck
Advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) are a family of steels that are stronger than most steels and have better formability than today’s conventional high-strength steels. New U.S. safety and fuel economy regulations have intensified pressure on OEMs to reduce vehicle weight. These pressures are causing auto companies to rethink alternative material applications and to look for opportunities that steel offers. The purpose of this book is to provide information for engineers who are designing the next generation of lighter vehicles. The material in the book is presented to help them make informed decisions on what basic materials to use and how to optimize those materials to achieve cost-effective weight reduction. The emphasis is on steels in general and AHSS in particular. However, there is much information on comparisons of steel with alternative materials for different subsystems of the vehicle. To support the latest automotive challenges in terms of weight reduction, this book lays out the opportunities for alternative material use in automobiles and offers the most up-to-date design guidance in efficient architectures that use AHSS.
Book
2014-06-12
The latest edition of Mexican Supplier Report offers an informed perspective on the current status and the way ahead for Mexico's automotive industry. Specifically, it provides an overview and outlook for the country's macroeconomic environment, production, sales, imports and exports of light vehicles (LV) and automotive parts. The report lists all significant investments recently announced by automakers and suppliers that will further augment the country production prowess. IHS forecasts annual light vehicle production in Mexico to grow from 2.92 million units in 2013 to 4.47 million units in 2020, an increase of 53%. Today, Mexico is one of the world’s most competitive production and export hubs for vehicle and parts manufacturers, thanks to its relative low-cost labor, strategic geographical location and a host of free trade agreements (FTAs) with key international markets – the country currently has 12 FTAs covering 44 countries and is a member of the proposed 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is expected to open new trade frontiers for the country in future.
Book
2014-06-01
NEW, EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFIT: 2014 MOBILITY ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL SALARY STUDY AND CALCULATOR Get a true picture and understand compensation practices: this salary study is the only one of its kind to explore levels and changes in compensation and employment for engineers and technical employees in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries. It benchmarks compensation levels based by geography, education, industry sector, experience, and managerial and budgetary responsibility. The full report is available free to SAE International members by downloading it into your My Library area. Members also have full access to the updated online interactive salary calculator by visiting SAE’s website. Join us to access this exclusive members-only benefit, or purchase it today. YOU BELONG HERE. Membership helps you succeed both personally and professionally. Join us today. If you have any questions or would like additional information about member benefits, please contact SAE Customer Service: Email: CustomerService@sae.org Phone: 1-877-606-7323 (outside U.S. and Canada 1-724-776-4970) Fax: 1-724-776-0790
Book
2014-05-21
Andrew Day
Starting from the fundamentals of brakes and braking, Braking of Road Vehicles covers car and commercial vehicle applications and developments from both a theoretical and practical standpoint. Drawing on insights from leading experts from across the automotive industry, experienced industry course leader Andrew Day has developed a new handbook for automotive engineers needing an introduction to or refresh on this complex and critical topic. With coverage broad enough to appeal to general vehicle engineers and detailed enough to inform those with specialist brake interests, Braking of Road Vehicles is a reliable, no-nonsense guide for automotive professionals working within OEMs, suppliers and legislative organizations. - Designed to meet the needs of working automotive engineers who require a comprehensive introduction to road vehicle brakes and braking systems. - Offers practical, no-nonsense coverage, beginning with the fundamentals and moving on to cover specific technologies, applications and legislative details. - Provides all the necessary information for specialists and non-specialists to keep up to date with relevant changes and advances in the area.
Book
2014-05-21
The new Supplying PSA Peugeot Citroën analyses the ways in which PSA Peugeot Citroën is moving forward in terms of models and technology, including what issues are affecting the OEM in terms of supply and manufacturing. The report is based on interviews with key purchasing executives. Although PSA is being negatively affected by the economic situation in Europe, the carmaker is set to kick off an aggressive period of growth in China, still the largest and strongest new car market in the world. This is backed by joint-ventures with local partners Dongfeng and Chang An, both in terms of production and also in R&D. Advanced build and powertrain solutions will serve as the basis of a series of new vehicles, the development of which will be supported by the EUR3 billion of liquidity generated by direct company investment and new share offerings. How this plays out over the remainder of the decade and into the 2020s will be critical to the future of PSA. Should these strategies deliver success, then the OEM is virtually guaranteed a continued place at the top table of global car manufacturers.
Book
2014-05-01
David Saddington
The increasingly stringent emissions regulations faced by vehicle manufacturers have been driving the growth of more fuel-efficient conventionally powered vehicles. The ability of stop-start systems to improve vehicle carbon emissions by between 5% and 15% at very low additional cost has seen a dramatic increase in the proportion of vehicles being fitted with such systems. And this growth in demand for stop-start systems is set to increase substantially, especially in Europe, North America, China and Japan. The exclusive new report from ABOUT Automotive reviews the key market drivers for stop-start engine technology for the ‘micro hybrid’ segment and conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle applications. It sets out the market drivers and forecasts for the global stop-start systems market through to 2020 and reviews the technical advances made in stop-start technology, including the competing technologies, and the latest developments. It also profiles a number of major suppliers of stop-start systems.
Book
2014-04-16
The new Grid-Connected Vehicles Report provides an in-depth analysis on the current market landscape, challenges, drivers and market forecasts for electric, plugin hybrid and range extended electric vehicles. Factors like the EV charging infrastructure, battery technology, fuel price, vehicle availability, electricity grid and resource supply are all examined. Grid-Connected Vehicles Report covers the following key areas: • Market drivers and challenges • The key enabling technologies for electric vehicles: Batteries, motors, regenerative braking, electrically driven ancillaries • The future market dynamics, new markets and forecasts • Electric light vehicles currently on the market • Regional incentives and legislation The report includes a series of 20 supplier profiles from suppliers relevant to the electric vehicle and plugin sector. These profiles provide you with relevant data on corporate strategy, investments, product offerings and contact information built from SupplierBusiness research.
Book
2014-04-11
Today’s designers seek to integrate sensor technology, electronic and mechatronic systems in progressively introducing Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems. However, from a customer perspective on the one hand steering is one of the most visible or tangible aspects of vehicle quality in driving when quality is compromised (through NVH issues), while on the other hand, when executed well, a steering system is all but transparent to the driver. To a number of commentators and OEMs ‘steering feel’ has become termed as contributing to the essential ‘DNA” of the vehicle, and it is therefore an essential aspect of competitive advantage or position. This report examines steering feel and the increasing effect of vehicle electrification, and looks at steering and chassis performance. It also considers the key drivers including fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions, steering design, materials considerations and the packaging dilemma. Furthermore the report looks at the latest steering system trends, in particular electrically power assisted steering (EPAS), electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS), electric power steering (EPS), active front steering (AFS), four-wheel steering, steer-by-wire, automated parking and NVH reduction.
Book
2014-04-08
This report examines the macroeconomic situation in the Mercosur region, including planned investment in infrastructure development projects, national automotive policy and plans. It provides an overview of automotive industry and supply chain, and the vehicle component industry as a whole. It lists investments made by vehicle component suppliers, and relevant joint-ventures and mergers and acquisitions. The report takes a look at the involvement of automakers in supplier development, localization trends and the development automotive clusters. It covers at existing R&D capabilities in the Mercosur region, as well as new investments taking place there, together with its opportunities and challenges. The report includes a series of 119 supplier profiles from suppliers either based in Mercosur countries, or the localized operations of global tier-1 and tier-2 suppliers. These profiles provide relevant data on corporate strategy, investments, product offerings and contact information built from SupplierBusiness research.
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